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The Geek Guru known only as “Tenbones” has joined with Costume Contumely to share his vast wisdom with the world. It’s the only advice column dedicated to issues of geekdom (that we know of!).  If you’re in need of  wisdom, insight, or direction (or if you just want to know “who would win in a fight”), you can email Tenbones at: editor@costumecontumely.com.

In this installment, the Guru takes on the ethics behind downloading comics and the shame of displaying a toy collection.

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For your enjoyment today, a highly detailed depiction of the meth lab from Breaking Bad, built from Lego.  Lots more pics to see on imgur.com.

Thanks to Brian over at Pendragon’s Post for bringing this to my attention.

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Imperial CAT-AT

 This is a house made for a cat. In the shape of a Walker. From Star Wars.

For a cat.

via CNET

more pictures here

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So…Tom Hiddleston is apparently pretty awesome.

He wrote an essay for The Guardian last week, in which he outs himself as a fanboy and defends superhero films as worthy art.  After hearing an anecdote about Christopher Reeve being mocked by his Julliard classmates for accepting the role of Superman, Hiddleston laments the second-class status given by some to superhero movies.

 Actors in any capacity, artists of any stripe, are inspired by their curiosity, by their desire to explore all quarters of life, in light and in dark, and reflect what they find in their work. Artists instinctively want to reflect humanity, their own and each other’s, in all its intermittent virtue and vitality, frailty and fallibility…superhero films offer a shared, faithless, modern mythology, through which these truths can be explored. In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out…It’s the everyday stuff of every man’s life, and we love it.

Read the entire article here. As both an actor and superhero fan, I found it pretty inspiring.  Thanks Tom!

 

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The Geek Guru known only as “Tenbones” has joined with Costume Contumely to share his vast wisdom with the world. It’s the only advice column dedicated to issues of geekdom (that we know of!).  If you’re in need of  wisdom, insight, or direction, you can email Tenbones at: editor@costumecontumely.com.

 This week: Star Wars indoctrination and type A HeroClix, after the jump.

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Today we’re happy to bring you a first-look review of the Batman Mega Mini Kits from Running Press, including the Bat-Signal and Batmobile!

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If the New York Yankee starting lineup were DC Comics’ Justice League, here’s who they would be:

Derek Jeter – Batman

He’s the leader, but he’s no rah-rah cheerleader type. He leads by example. And when you get out of line, he won’t yell at you; he’ll just stare at you with a withering disappointment until you feel so small you’ll never screw up again.

More after the jump.

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If the New York Yankees pitching staff were Marvel Comics’ Avengers, here’s who they would be:

 

CC Sabathia – The Hulk

The tank. You know what you’re getting. Just set him off and watch him go.

The rest of the staff, after the jump.

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Pooh Hulk

painting by Charles Paul Wilson III

painting by Charles Paul Wilson III

Charles Paul Wilson III

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Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines has been around for six years, but recently got a big upgrade, moving from an abandoned bomb shelter to a spacious industrial building in eastern Moscow.

Most Americans will find it a lark to learn that Soviet arcade video games even existed.  In America, the 1980’s were the height of video arcades and the Cold War, and the two naturally conflate in our memories.  So it really shouldn’t be surprising that the same was true on the other side of the Iron Curtain.  Russian visitors to the museum have a chance to re-live those nostalgic times:

Visitors are given a cup of Soviet-minted 15 kopek pieces and set loose to explore and play the various games, whether shooting down N.A.T.O. jets or playing goalie for the Soviet hockey team, it’s the standard adolescent male fantasy world—and a treat for pop culture and history buffs—delivered at the drop of a coin.

Full article at coolhunting.com

Be sure to check out the museum’s website here where you can even play some of the games online!

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