Monthly Archives: March 2011

“The Wire” goes Dickensian

A fresh, visionary look at the HBO series The Wire, portraying it as a riveting tale set in Victorian England, now exists in the multiverse.

Check it out.

“American Gods” to battle on the big screen

By Odin’s eye patch! Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods, a polytheistic odyssey of Shadow and the irrepressible Mr. Wednesday, is in development to become a feature film.

Full story.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 3

The entire time you’re watching Black Swan, part of you thinks it would be funny to yell, “Stop looking at me, swan!”

Best of Dick Solomon: 3rd Rock From The Sun

This is a small example of why John Lithgow is one of America’s most beloved entertainers.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 2

Method 2: The hypothetical, new 4D television shown at the commercial’s conclusion seems preposterous and upsetting because you know that the fourth dimension deals with “time,” and to create a television that utilizes some form of temporal manipulation would be not only highly improbable but also a logistical nightmare for commercial marketing if such a thing were to ever be successfully invented.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 1

This is the first in a new series of posts in which we at Nerd Odyssey share real life examples, which remind us that being nerds is part of who we are… for better or worse.

As such, here is the first way to tell that you’re a nerd.

Method 1: You are nearly 30 years old, and you are debating with another adult as to why Batman: The Animated Series was a better show than it’s inferior animated successor, The Batman.

“Waiting For Godot: The Video Game”

The world’s first existentialist video game… if you don’t count Pong.

Are violent video games preparing kids for the apocalypse?

A humorous look at the long-held debate over the potential influence of violent video games, as put forth by The Onion News Network on IFC.

“First Person Mario” brings a new perspective to a classic video game

This is a brilliant rendering of Nintendo’s classic Super Mario Bros video game from Mario’s viewpoint.


“Inception” week: The final parody

This is the seventh and final humorous video we found on YouTube. WARNING! This video may not be appropriate for all audiences.

“Inception” week: The sixth parody

This is the sixth humorous video we found on YouTube. WARNING! This video may not be appropriate for all audiences.

“Inception” week: “Serenity” edition

This is the fifth parody video we discovered on YouTube that is worth a look because… well, it’s just cool.

“Inception” week: “World of Warcraft” meets “Inception”

This is Day Four’s pick for a humorous parody we discovered on YouTube.

“Inception” week: The third parody… Lebowski edition

Behold the third parody video we found on YouTube to amuse you.

“Inception” week: The second parody

For our second installment, we have highlighted another funny parody of that oh-so-good film, which we found on YouTube.

“Inception” week: The parodies begin!

This video is the first of several Inception parodies that we have come across on YouTube. Over the next few days, we will feature each video deemed humorous enough to share.

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream…

Is it ironic that I can’t sleep so I’m reading Sandman comics instead?

Better than warm milk

When one needs to wind down for the night and relax for eventual slumber, few things do the job better than watching DVD episodes of Myster Science Theater 3000. Tonight’s film, which will be mocked for approximately 92 minutes, is Bloodlust, starring Robert Reed (A.K.A. “Mr. Brady”).

An “Alien” curiousity…

What does it say about a person when he/she finds an impromptu showing of the classic scifi horror film Alien to be a relaxing way to spend an evening?

A “No Ordinary Family” realization…

I just realized that if ABC’s drama No Ordinary Family was billed as a comedy and aired on [adult swim], I wouldn’t have any problems with it. In fact, I’d be applauding its comedic astuteness regarding the superhero genre. Ironic, don’t you think?