CategoryDaily Awesome

Things that make me go wow.

Your Daily Awesome: George RR Martin is not your bitch

San Diego Comic Con has become so massive that it’s hard to manage, and while I miss going, I don’t miss the frantic activity and fighting crowds to see 10% of the interesting things.

But missing things like this hurts.

Your Daily Awesome: Why Austerity is bullshit

This video is just over an hour long, but well worth every second. He makes it understandable and funny enough that you don’t cry.

“Democracy is asset insurance for the Rich–don’t skimp on the payments! That’s what was going on in the 20s and that’s what’s going on today. Redistribution and debt is reinsurance for Democracy and austerity is anorexia for the economy. That was what was learned by 1940. Oh how we forget.”

Daily Awesome: “Nuclear Potato Cannon”

The above phrase features in today’s XKCD What If.  Better yet, it is talking about an actual historical event.

Paperman

Your Daily Awesome: The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

Your Daily Awesome: Mists of Pandaria Trailer

If the singularity ever does occur, it will be a side effect of the Blizzard cinematics team making the tools necessary to one up themselves. Again.

Your Daily Awesome: Soledad O’Brien

…kicks John Sununu’s ass.

More about it here.

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen her actually ask questions instead of bob her head while people bullshit, either.  It’s so incredibly refreshing. Also sad that it’s all it takes for people to stand up and cheer for modern journalism, but still, nice to see.  Maybe I need to start watching CNN’s morning show again before blocking the channel….

Your Daily Awesome: Seven Minutes Later

Can’t add anything to that.

Your Daily Awesome: Space Battleship Yamato

When I was a kid, there was Star Blazers.  I never wanted to miss Star Blazers.  It was, as far as I was concerned, amazing, even if there were some cheesy bits.  I rewatched it recently on Netflix, and while the cheesy bits were even worse than I remembered, and it was badly in need of a continuity editor, it was still amazing.  “How did they get this on American television” amazing in places.  Star Blazers of course, was originally Space Battleship Yamato when it was released in Japan.  I’ve never seen that version, so I’m not sure how many of the problems were due to the localization.

I found today that the series is being remade, as Space Battleship Yamato 2199.  It’s about halfway through its run, and looks good; there are reportedly English captioned versions floating around.  But as cool as that is, it is not the Daily Awesome.

A year or two ago, I saw a trailer for a live action Space Batttleship Yamato.  But I didn’t hear anything else about it, and decided it was fan work or something.

It wasn’t.

The movie was amazing.  It chopped a lot of stuff out, of course, but a lot of it needed to go.  The story line of the original series is there, intact.  There was just enough fan service in it (listen carefully to the voice of his PDA) without it being overbearing.  Not only were the characters properly developed, but there was more than one woman on the ship and they actually get to do things. (The love interest is even a kick-ass fighter pilot.)

How do I know this?

You can watch the whole thing here, or you can buy it from Amazon. If for some reason you need convincing, jump ahead to the twenty minute mark, and once that scene ends and you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor, go back to the beginning, because you’ve already missed some amazing stuff.

You’re welcome.

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