Well, the movie event geeks have clamored for years about has finally happened. Some of you certainly attended the midnight showing, and a certain percentage of those were astute enough to realize that work today was something that just wouldn’t happen, so you called out. Of course, some of you who are now playing hooky will go see it again, but what about those who won’t? How will you spend this fine day? Good luck for you, as I have some suggestions.
1. Google Bad Taste
Peter Jackson’s first film, about a group of aliens coming to Earth to harvest human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain, is a fun, if not gore filled ride. It is laughably bad, with production values so low, it rivals most home movies. Several online outlets (not including Netflix, damn them) offer this cheesy gore-fest. Here is a behind the scenes look at the film from The Internet Archive:
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2. Start an Internet Rumor
Fun for those who create them, annoying to those they are about, and highly confusing to those not in the know, fake internet rumors have been a staple of this online world of ours since its inception. Starting one can be daunting however, so we’ve thrown together this handy little chart to get help you started. Just grab a D12, and roll for one from column A, one from B, and one from C. If column B says (roll again) roll once more from column A.
|Column A [People]||Column B [Rumors]||Column C [Details]|
|1||Neil Gaiman||having child with (roll again)||a koala|
|2||Joss Whedon||in legal trouble||5 tons of flax|
|3||Felicia Day||is new writer for||the Klingon empire|
|4||Karen Gillam||is cast in||the Messiah|
|5||Gail Simone||was caught smuggling||discordianism|
|6||George Lucas||in feud with (roll again)||the Higgs-Boson|
|7||Stan Lee||“retires becoming”||Batgirl|
|8||Lisa Randall||discovers||Before Watchmen|
|9||Brian Cox||disproves||the Daleks|
|10||Kevin Smith||is the new ambassador to the||the Dalai Lama|
|11||Matt Smith||is addicted to||an obscene amount of ketchup|
|12||Brian Michael Bendis||engaged to(roll again)||Mars|
”So let’s see, 3, 1, ooh roll again! 11, and….4. Felicia Day is having a child with Matt Smith, geeks await word on the birth of The Messiah!”
Feel free to post your creations in the comments below. Who knows, your story may be picked up by TMZ!
3. Automate Your Home
Want to be like Tony Stark and be able to tell your house what to do? Hop on over to http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/ for instructions and products that will allow you to do just that. Just be careful, otherwise you’ll have no time for friends and family, and your “party mode” will involve you, a disco ball, and a strong sense of being alone in the world. (much like this guy, I would imagine)
4. Memorize Pi
Want to impress your friends and family? This probably isn’t the way to do it, but if you disagree, here is Pi, to 300 places. Get to memorizing!
If you REALLY want to impress (annoy) them, head over to piday.org for the first million. Have fun!
5. Stand In Line…Again.
You know you want to. You aren’t doing anything anyway. Besides, you can have fun discussing fake spoilers while waiting with folks who haven’t seen it before. “OMG I can’t wait to see the Fin Fang Foom scene in 3D!”. Odds are a few people who overhear will be so upset that they will wander away, giving you their place in line, getting you ever closer to the perfect seat!