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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Video Overlord: Hasselhoff on a T-Rex and the 80s-ish Masterpiece, Kung Fury

What you need to know is that this music vid is for the successful Kickstarter-backed, 80s cop movie inspired,”Kung Fury” and it does indeed star The Hoff.
The movie’s trailer is down below. Any other explanation will only bring up further questions…


The last update said the film will be released around the 22nd or 29th of May 2015.

Check out the official site: http://kungfury.vhx.tv

Miami Connection: The Lost 80s Ninja Rock Action Epic Extravaganza

If you can’t tell by the poster, this is the real deal, folks.

So, real quick… Alamo Drafthouse (we’ve featured the killer artwork for their 2nd-run films) has unearthed a lost 80s epic called Miami Connection and are presenting it at their many fine locations. They’re also making the soundtrack and other goodies available online. I think a roadtrip’s in order. Fire up the DeLorean.

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (Tae Kwon Do master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”…and the entire See the rest »

Bones Brigade: Autobiography Doc Trailer is Here. And it’s Rad.

Man, the artwork of VCJ and the guys of the Bones Brigade have a special place in my geeky heart. Junior High would not have been the same without them. This autobiography by Stacy Peralta looks like it’s giving ’em a fitting tribute, too. Screenings times are still rolling in so keep an eye on BonesBrigade.com. In the meantime, they’re making the classic skate film (and I say Film), Animal Chin, available as a free download at animalchin.com. He’s got his own milk carton!

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VCJ GIF: The Patient Ripper
Art Doc: Stacy Peralta Interviews Mike Shine for “Raw Meat On The Doorstep”
Trailer: Stacy Peralta’s Crips & Bloods
Stoked: VCJ is Back on Deck at Powell-Peralta Skateboards
For Those Who Matter: Dr. Seuss Skateboard by Jeremy Fish
Pork Rider: Jeremy Fish Designs New OJ Skateboard Wheels
Skatebeard: Awesomely Bearded Deck by Mr Bingo

Trailer Remix: Men In Black 3 get Wes Anderson-ized

Though it’s missing the slo-mo group dance scene at the end, it’s got so many other Wes Anderson hallmarks, I’m not going to complain. Even if Moonrise Kingdom looks like the apex of self parody, I’ll still see it. Damnit. (via TheMovieBlog)


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Trailer Remix: Dist’rbing Strokes & More
KYEO: Best Wet Paint Sign in NYC
Gorgeous: Watch Disney “Bloom” Remix by Pogo
Premake: Pixar’s Up! Remixed as Swingin’ 1960s Disney
WTF: Don Draper vs. Samwell “What What (In The Butt)”

Busy Beard: Jack Passion in Short Film and Jeremy Fish Audio/Visual Piece

Jack is one busy, bearded guy. We met up in NYC this summer where he was hard at work promoting the competitive beard-growing reality show, Whisker Wars. Then he was off to Pennsylvania to host the National Beard and Moustache Championship. All the while being featured in a Jeremy Fish art piece and in a beauty of a short film, Passion. See them both below.

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Mashup: Fantastic Mr. Fox x Inglorious Basterds “Inglorious Animals”

I’d so see this. Maybe a double feature with that Matrix x The Big Lebowski mashup. (via BoingBoing)

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WTF MP3: Fugazi + Wu-Tang Clan = Wugazi
Mashup: The Cure x Bob Marley “Waiting In Heaven”
Whole Lotta Sabbath: Epic Led Zeppelin x Black Sabbath Mashup
WTF: Don Draper vs. Samwell “What What (In The Butt)”
Mashup: Pink Floyd x Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive In The Wall”
Mashup: The Matrix x The Big Lebowski

Advermentary: The Socrates of San Francisco, Howard Luck Gossage

Any SF ad nerd can tell you how important Howard Gossage was to the local ad scene and the industry at large. Probably they can even point to The Book of Gossage on their bookshelf. But documentarian/Director Ashley Pollak drops a few choice tibits that’ll make you realize just how important he was to the whole world…

Gossage had managed to save the Grand Canyon from being flooded for profit, helped establish Friends of the Earth, discovered Marshal McLuhan – an obscure Canadian academic who thought up the Internet – and inadvertently caused the military invasion of a small Caribbean island.”

This trailer—at seven minutes—is a MiniDoc in and of itself. Which only makes me more excited to see the full flick. And hearing that Gossage‘s daughter, Sarah, is the Executive Producer doesn’t hurt things either. (via SFE and AdRants)


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Teaser: Radical Face Song in Aamion Goodwin Family Surf Doc

No word on the official soundtrack but this Radical Face tune, used in a Nikon spot in the past, suits this teaser like a custom score. Currently titled The Goodwin Project, the movie is literally an adventure in the making which follows the Goodwin family—surfers Aamion and Daisy, with their two children in tow—around the world. One of my friends is on the crew documenting their travels and it sounds pretty damn interesting. See where they’re at now at The Goodwin Project.

Radical Face “Welcome Home” [follow]
from Touch The Sky

Radical Face has a new album out today (10/4) on iTunes, The Family Tree: The Roots.

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Art: Mike Shine’s Surf Shack Opening Tonight
TRON: Uprising Animated Trailer Looks Sick!
Watch This: The Social Network for Call of Duty Elite w/theLEGENDofKARL
Family Guy: It’s A Trap! Trailer
SXSW: Beer Labels x Indie Rock Mashup
MP3: Friday Five with Surfer Blood
Play: Bikini Karate Babes 2
Ben Cooper: Incredible Hulk “Fun Poncho” is Literally Retarded

Lightning Bolt Lightning Bolt: Knights of Badassdom Trailer

Huzzah. The shrooms line is funny but the best goes to Danny Pudi (Abed on Community) for his Wickerman / Cosplay line.

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Watch: Bikini Karate Babes 2 Trailer
Watch This: The Social Network for Call of Duty Elite w/theLEGENDofKARL
TRON: Uprising Animated Trailer Looks Sick!
Epic: Fly Through the New Bulletstorm Trailer
Family Guy: It’s A Trap! Trailer
Trailer: Badass Gymnast + Karate + The 80s = Gymkata!

O’Crap: Leprechaun in Tha Hood, and Other St. Patrick’s Day Goodies

Beer, Music, and Movies to fuel your green revelry …


You can watch Leprechaun 5: In the Hood on Netflix Instant. Or watch the real Leprechaun in the Hood below. [Thanks, Scott!]

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Read How To: Make a Guinness Black & Green with Apple Lambic

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Yes, it’s a Re-Redüx of last year’s O’Bligatory St. Paddy’s McMix. But to be fair, your were really drunk last year and don’t remember how rad this was. Spin it again:

Spike the dog “Shillelagh” from Tex Avery

Dropkick Murphys “Shipping Up to Boston”

Thin Lizzy “Whisky In The Jar”

Bud Light “Mr Kiss-Me-I’m-Irish Pin Wearer”

Unknown “Finnegan’s Wake”
Library of Congress, WPA CA Folk Music Project

Frank Black & Glen Hansard “The Aul’ Triangle”

Waterboys “Fisherman’s Blues”

The Pogues “On the Sunnyside of the Street”

The Thrills “Irish Gates Keep Gate-Crashin”

Dexy’s Midnight Runners “Plan B”

The Undertones “Teenage Kicks”

Stiff Little Fingers “Mr Fire Coal Man”

Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go”

Them (feat. Van Morrison) “Here Comes The Night”

Bing Crosby “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”

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Sold Out: Amazing True Grit Poster by Aaron Horkey / Burlesque

Fresh off the presses. Ben LaFond at Burlesque just posted this pic as he finished the run of True Grit posters by Aaron Horkey. Too bad the poster’s already sold out.

I’ve seen Aaron‘s amazing typography showcased in Hi-Fructose and am always enthralled. But at 15″x 39″ this print is a particularly impressive beast. Especially when you know the following fact:

Aaron does not use a computer.

Here’s an early “rough” sketch to prove it.

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Peep the final poster and color variant

More print pics and info at MondoTees »

Read Aaron‘s Hi-Fructose interview.

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Family Guy: It’s A Trap! Trailer

Yes, bikini Ewok-pillow fights, gaseous carbonite thawing, it certainly looks like “… a fantastic adventure through time, space, and the boundaries of good taste.” Again.

This makes the trifecta for Family Guy Star Wars specials. Re-watch the other trailers here: See the rest »

TRON: The Final Official Tron Legacy Trailer is Here

For anyone new to or unfamiliar with the TRON story, this trailer lays it all out there for you. For nerdcore fans, it gives plenty more to chew on without shedding too much light on things. (See what I did there? Yup, italics.)

That said, I don’t want to see another frame until it’s on a big-ass IMAX. One more month …

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GEEK ÖUT ON THE GRID: See the rest »