Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Last Minute Halloween Costumes III

There’s only a couple days until Halloween and you are without a costume idea. Never fear. Staticechoes is here to once again save the day with some last minute costume ideas that range from brilliant to “why would you even think of that?”

Where’s Waldo?
Similar to my “invisible man” costume from last year, this one allows you to stay home for the day doing absolutely nothing. When anyone asks why they didn’t see you on Halloween, you simply argue, “I was dressed as Where’s Waldo.” When they respond with “I didn’t see you,” you reply “That’s because my costume was really, really good, you dummy.” (Thanks to EDel for the inspiration on this one.)

Be sure to hit the jump for more ideas.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Reminder: The Walking Dead debuts Halloween night

Hey, knuckleheads. This is just your friendly reminder that The Walking Dead is set to premiere this week on AMC. For fans of zombie awesomeness, tune in Halloween night at 10 p.m. You should probably check your local listings, though, as these things tend to be in flux depending on where you live.

I can think of no better way to cap off your Halloween than to curl up on the couch with a show based on an award-winning comic and directed by the man responsible for The Shawshank Redemption.

As an added bonus, be sure to jump past the break to check out the wicked fan-made intro credits using panels from the comics.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday mini-movies: Halloween 2010 edition

I love a good scare, and Halloween is all about pulling pranks and creating memories your friends and family will never forgive you for, no matter how many times you say you’re sorry.

Let’s all celebrate the season with this short compilation of people going insane once someone shows up with a mask on. It’s amazing what a well-timed “boo” can do for rational thought.

Hear those screams? It’s like Halloween’s own sweet carols dancing through the night.

Friday, October 22, 2010

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez- Ryan calls it

UFC 121 hits this Saturday and I have a feeling this card is going to go down as one of the best the year has had to offer.

It’s not so much about the big names, as 121 certainly features several, but about the series of matches that have been lined up for this event.

This week’s bouts feature some big strikers and, more importantly, a group of guys who have little trouble actually pushing a fight.

There’s sure to be a little dancing going on but, otherwise, I’m expecting a night of fireworks and knockouts. Most of these guys don’t like to wait around, so hopefully we’re in for some big, big action.

Click past the link to see this week’s predictions.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rejected T-shirt ideas: prOn

Every now and then, I like to think up T-shirt designs that will almost certainly never end up on an actual T-shirt. Clearly, since there's no way to make money off something specifically designed to never be used, I'm in this for the art.

And with that, I give you my latest creation. While it's not hard to imagine a Japanese teen donning this bad boy on the streets of Tokyo, blissfully unaware of what it says or what it's referencing, I doubt you will ever find anything like this at the local GAP.

Hell, I'm not sure even Hot Topic would pick this logo up, and they'll put just about anything on a shirt.

But, again, this is for the art. I've crammed about three poor attempts at humor into this single, simple image, so enjoy it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday mini-movies: Real Transformer edition

I jumped on the youtubes hoping to find some really cool costume ideas, not for myself so much as my love to see just how far folks’ imaginations will run.

While I came across loads of hilarious ideas, creative outfits and intricate designs, this functioning Transformers Bumblebee getup pretty much stole the show.

I knew they were real…I knew it.

Friday, October 15, 2010

UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama- Ryan calls it

It’s another week, so it should come as no surprise there’s another MMA fight card ready for your viewing pleasure.

This Saturday, UFC 120 is set to take place in jolly old London town and it’s a pretty safe bet fans of fists meeting faces are in for a solid night of entertainment.

The bouts listed below are accurate. The predictions for their outcomes, however, are anyone’s guess.

No they aren’t, actually. They are “my” guesses. “Anyone” can get their own guesses.

So be sure to click after the break for MY guesses.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review: Let Me In and The Social Network

Two of the best films so far this year came out on the same day: The Social Network and Let Me In. While TSN continues to rake in millions, sadly, Let Me In already appears to have dropped completely off the radar, not even finishing in the top 10 in its second week in theaters.

But I’m not here to complain about injustices, even considering that Let Me In is likely the best suspense/horror film to hit the silver screen in a couple years and, you know, it’s freaking Halloween.

In all fairness, my initial reaction to both of these films was to make a loud, rude noise with my mouth. I had already seen and fallen in love with Let the Right One In, the two-year-old Swedish film Let Me In is based on. I’m a firm believer that Americans should learn to read and watch a film at the same time, so these types of remakes rub me the wrong way.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday mini-movies: Super creepy edition

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it's time to start scaring the hell out of one another.

Scouring youtube for creepy videos and groaning at 99 percent of what I found, this was the first video to actually make me break out in goosebumps.

I love to be scared and, by George, this clip managed to do it in a matter of seconds. Bravo.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Games to get in October

If you happen to be a millionaire with a lot of time on your hands, then October is shaping up to be perfect for you. If you live video games, that is.

I really shouldn't complain about having an abundance of titles I'm genuinely interested in hitting the store shelf. I've also probably harped more than enough on how ridiculous it is to cram all of these games into the holiday window.

Suffice it to say yet another Christmas shopping season is upon us and, once again, some of the biggest games of the year are here to beg for your shopping dollars.

There are loads of (hopefully) great titles to pick from this month, spanning just about every genre imaginable, as well as every console.

Be sure to jump after the break to discover which games I believe will be most worth your time and attention in the next 30 days.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday mini-movies: Big Bang Big Boom edition

Thanks go out to Abyss for turning me on to this radical piece of art. These folks used stop animation photography, a few real-world objects and buckets upon buckets of paint to create the most outrageous living art imaginable.

This thing spans what looks to be an entire city block with the art covering just about every surface imaginable.

The planning and execution had to take months, resulting in just an eight minute video.

Bravo. You have far more patience and creativity than I will ever be able to muster...And for that, I hate you.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Movies to miss in October

Like every Halloween season, I have trouble actually calling out the hordes of horror movies set to hit the silver screen leading up to the big night.

Being the one genre where sucking is usually forgivable, it’s especially difficult to knock a film where psychopaths and massive bloodletting are the primary focus, geared at tickling your terror bone rather than reaching for high entertainment.

Still, I gotta do what I gotta do.

Chain Letter
Writers have officially run out of things to try to frighten us. Back in the day, machete-wielding goalies kept the youth away from sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. Since then, babysitting, deep water and even falling asleep have been the targets for such terror.