Cut From the Same Cloth as Chuck Law: “Kung Fury” (2015)

If it’s possible for Chuck Law to have a long lost brother, I have to imagine it’s the cop that became Kung Fury, the greatest Kung Fu master ever.

Kung Fury is a Swedish martial arts short film that somehow manages to cram most of the 1980’s into its 30 minute run time in the best possible way. A normal Miami cop is struck by lightning and then bitten by a cobra to become Kung Fury, the greatest Kung Fu Master / Cop ever seen.  When Adolph Hitler, a.k.a. The Kung Fuhrer travels through time to 1985, Kung Fury must enlist the aid of Hackerman, world’s greatest hacker, to hack time itself.  It’s got vikings, dinosaurs, vikings riding dinosaurs, robots, and Nazis, and if you even got to the end of this sentence without running to YouTube to watch it (Did I mention it’s available completely free?  It is!) I’m really disappointed in you.  Seriously, what are you doing with your life?

The trailer is below, followed by the David Hasselhoff(!) music video for “True Survivor” (Permit denied!), followed by the full movie.  It’s well worth your 30 minutes, and makes me regret every creative choice I’ve ever made that weren’t “make Kung Fury”.

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The Full Movie:

Coming Soon to the EGaT Network: The Dummy Plug Podcast!

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We are pleased to announce the newest addition to the Everyone’s Got a Thing Network, The Dummy Plug Podcast!

About the Show

The Dummy Plug Podcast is the only podcast in North America dedicated to Neon Genesis Evangelion and all its universes. From the anime, to the manga, to the movies, and everything in between, we strive to interact and discuss Evangelion with all the great fans all over the world.

More details coming soon!

Shut Up and Take Our Money: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2

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Pictured: A crashed X-Wing in the foreground, and a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer in the background. Not pictured: My childhood, crying out in joy.

What else is there to say?  I think it’s safe to say that it took someone like J.J. Abrams, a kid who grew up loving Star Wars, to understand what made it fun.  We’ve been disappointed before, (Oh how we’ve been disappointed!) but this feels different.

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From the Trailer:

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Vader is having a bad day.
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Luke, going all retro with the hand.
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Kylo Ren, looking extra bad ass.

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Chewie…we’re home.

Victory Over the Trolls

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Our friends at the EFF have scored a major victory for podcasters against the patent trolls.

San Francisco – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalided key claims in the so-called “podcasting patent” today after a petition for review from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)—a decision that significantly curtails the ability of a patent troll to threaten podcasters big and small.

Good news for podcast fans everywhere.

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Jon Snow Knows Nuffin About Dinner Parties

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We all love Jon Snow. My household is solidly pro-Stark and pro-Targaryen, and we’re looking forward to the inevitable alliance as Ice and Fire are united. That being said, Jon Snow sucks at small talk. Like, really, really sucks. A fact that Seth Meyers learned the hard way.
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I Did a Thing! Voice Acting on “Life is a Hideous Thing”

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If you haven’t already had enough of the sound of my voice, I did some voice acting for former Cradle of Filth bassist Dave Pybus! It’s a short bit during the intro of his new podcast Life is a Hideous Thing. I play both sides of a conversation between an astronaut and NASA.

The podcast itself is an interesting conversation with renowned fantasy & D&D artist Brom, so it’s right up our alley.

If you ever wanted to hear me talking to myself in a more structured manner than I normally talk to myself, check it out!

I come in at about (1:11) of Episode 5.

Indiana May Lose Gen Con, a $50 Million Economic Impact, Due to “Religious Freedom” Law

There are times when we’re really ashamed to be based in Indiana, and those times have come more frequently than they used to, and now there’s this (via the Indy Star):

The organizers of Gen Con, the city’s largest convention in attendance and economic impact, are threatening to move the event elsewhere if Gov. Mike Pence signs controversial religious freedom legislation that could allow business owners to refuse services to same-sex couples.

One of the largest gaming conventions, and one of the best places to play D&D or Pathfinder (I’ve both played and run games at GenCon for some years now), is considering leaving our state, and taking the 50 million dollars in revenue it generates somewhere else.  It would be a huge disappointment to myself and many other Hoosier gamers if we lost this convention, but I support their efforts to ensure all of their attendees will be treated with respect by their host communities.

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