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Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

I keep telling people that I’ll play ‘Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock’ with them, but I get blank stares in return. How does everyone not know about this game? Learn more from the following video, and watch The Big Bang Theory!

Grace Hopper on Letterman

This video was just too good to be left in my sidebar; the sheer fact that it exists mandated a full entry for it and its hilarity makes watching it a moral imperative.

Watch as a young(er) David Letterman is upstaged by Grace Hopper, not long after her retirement in 1986. My favorite part? Dave asks, “How did you know so much about computers then?” and Grace replies, “I didn’t. It was the first one!”

The Return of Chris Knight

OK, so it’s not exactly the return of Chris Knight… but that was my first thought when I heard that Val Kilmer was going to make a guest appearance on the season premiere of Numb3rs next week.

Val Kilmer played Chris Knight in Real Genius, one of the best geek movies of all time. The movie takes place at a CalTech-like school, where Chris is a legendary math/science student and one of the top 10 minds in America (soon hoping to be two of them). Since Numb3rs also takes place at a CalTech-like school, I could’ve seen a story where Chris Knight visits and helps Charlie Eppes solve some big mathematical problem… but alas, that is not to be.

As it turns out, Kilmer will play Mason Lancer, the mastermind behind the events of last season that led to the discovery that Agent Colby Granger (Dylan Bruno) was a mole within the FBI. Now Granger has escaped from FBI custody, and it is up to Agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and the rest of his team, including his mathematician brother, Charlie (David Krumholtz), to track him down and unravel the mystery.

Gilmore Girls creator just wants us to be happy?

And how happy fans of the show would be! Word on the street is that there could be a “Gilmore Girls” movie… apparently Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of the show and writer for 6 of the 7 seasons, said so during a press event for her new sitcom. Other juicy tidbits about the ending of the Gilmore Girls and info on her new show here.

Mooninites Invade Boston

In Boston, some Aqua Teen Hunger Force light boards triggered bomb scares! Apparently they’ve been up in 10 cities for a few weeks, but only in Boston did they cause bridges to be shut down.

First, I’m sorry, but this seems ridiculous. Some one thought that light art, which to me wouldn’t seem any different than sticker or stencil graffiti (a la Andre the Giant or Radiohead or Space Invaders), might be an explosive device? Really?

Second, this has to become part of an upcoming ATHF episode. The Mooninites would demand it!

Third, looks like ATHF has gotten exactly what they wanted — a lot of publicity! The company they hired to create this campaign may get a lot of criticism, but they clearly did their job well!

The explosion shall be of extraordinary magnitude. Just hang on. -Ignignokt