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Captain Forever isn’t a new title — it’s been out since 2009 — but there’s something immensely satisfying about the 2D space shooter that makes it feel as fresh as ever. After starting out with a small pilot’s capsule and a vague message about some nearby explosion, an information buoy comes to your rescue with some spaceship parts that you can click and drag to attach to your vessel. From there on out it’s a spaceship-eat-spaceship world, and you can blow up the pilot capsules of larger ships to pilfer their parts and add them to your own. As your hostility towards others escalates, increasingly powerful units enter the fray — until the deadly “Peacekeepers” arrive to ruin your party. Captain Forever isn’t terribly complex, but…
This is a badass Captain America themed cake made by Tumblr-er LoveandLotsofSugar for her son’s 4th birthday. As you can see (and the title I wrote clearly states), it has an American flag interior. Me? I’m all blood and guts on the inside. You? You’re full of hot air. “Shit!” YES — hot air and shit. You’d make one hell of a nasty blimp, I’ll tell you that right now.
Hit the jump for several more worthwhile shots, including some of the clever build process.
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From breaking the ice on Jupiter’s moon Europa to going Captain Ahab on comets, NASA’s been quite busy formulating all sorts of “strategery” for future projects lately. But just because the space agency has to pay Russians to hitch a ride to space these days doesn’t mean it has nothing going on in the present. Check out the first image from NASA’s NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite. The satellite launched October 28th and, eventually, will be able to measure anything from ocean temps to fire locations. While it can’t do all of that just yet, the NPP satellite is at least capable of taking global images with its Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The satellite is placed in a sun-synchronous orbit that lets it sync with the areas it covers at roughly the same time of day. The result? All images will have the same lighting since the satellite maintains the same angle between the Earth and the sun.
How cute is that? “Super cute.” And this picture of a sleepy kitten on top of a sleepy puppy? “Also cute.” Aaaaaaaaand what about this? “WHAT THE F*** IS THAT?!” Haha, that’s a picture I found online of a rash that closest resembles mine. Well — what’s your professional opinion? “Looks like Mars but…” But on a ballsack?! Because that’s exactly what it feels like too.
Engage! The Star Trek Engagement Ring Marriage Proposal [obviouswinner]
Thanks to Mark, who proposed with an “It’s a Trap” ring box. It…didn’t go over as well.
Give it to me straight — is it a love doll or not?
Did anybody see the new Pirates movie over the weekend? I honestly meant to. Well, at least before the 3rd one came out and gobbled so much Kraken peen. I guess you could say I jumped ship on the franchise after that turd. God, deep six the damn thing down to Davey Jones’ locker already. See what I’m did there? I could do that shit all day. You wouldn’t like it, but I could do it. This is a 9-foot tall, 1,000lb scrap metal Captain Jack Sparrow welded together by tetanus lover Krittayakorn Chaijit of Kreatworks Studio in Bangkok, Thailand. In case you couldn’t tell, he’s nowhere near as swashbucklingly handsome as the live, Johnny Depp version. He even looks…demonic. I never thought I’d say this, but I think I’d rather take my chances blowing a Transformer.
Hit the jump for three more shots of Captain Jack Spareparts.
You know those awesome celebrity posters they have up at the library, of various famous people encouraging people to read more? I remember when I was a kid seeing one with C3PO and R2-D2, which I thought was awesome, though I recall pointing out to my mother that at no time in the Star Wars movies is there a single book visible, anywhere.
So the latest poster in the series has just come out, and it features none other than Captain Tightpants (also Captain Hammer â€” do you suppose we should combine the two: “Captain Hammer Tightpants?”) himself, Nathan Fillion. Of course, he’s not playing Mal Reynolds, Captain Hammer or Rick Castle in the poster, but since you can’t see his pants you can, if you like, imagine that they’re tight. It’s not news, of course, that Fillion is an advocate of programs encouraging kids to read â€” he’s a co-founder of the great Kids Need to Read organization.
The poster is available for purchase on the American Library Association’s website for $16, plus $9 shipping. No, that’s not cheap, but it’s a great science-fiction-themed poster (the book he’s holding is even a sci-fi book aimed at older kids) and your money will go towards a great cause. There are a lot of other great posters available there, too: the one with the Star Wars droids isn’t available (and is evidently a collector’s item now), but the one with Yoda is!
If you’d like to hear more about Kids Need to Read and Fillion’s involvement with it, please check out the interview I did with him and the organization’s other co-founder PJ Haarsma back in January.
Go here to see the original:
Captain Tightpants Says â€œRead!â€
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