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My buddy Ben Morse discusses his history with Justice League comics. I think we might have had the same introductory issue, the one that tied into the Death of Superman.

I loved Esquire‘s interview with Norm Macdonald, one of the most underrated comedians of the past few decades in my opinion. I learned two things about him that I didn’t know before: 1) he used to write for Roseanne, a favorite show of mine and 2) he’s got a sports show coming up on Comedy Central.

Dammit! I wish I would have known that there was a Welcome  Back Kotter reunion on Good Morning America recently. I would have watched that in a heartbeat. (via Pop Candy)

I’ve gone on record as being a big fan of the 70s Wonder Woman issues where she’s just a regular person wearing white jumpsuits (here, here and here), so I’m curious to see Dennis O’Neil return to the character with DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman – The 70s #1 (you think that title’s clunky enough?) with artist J. Bone. Should be interesting. (via The Source)

I’ve owned Music From Big Pink for years and still don’t know if I like it, but reading Rolling Stone‘s story about the Band from 1968 and said record was pretty interesting.

If anyone has an extra $400 and wants to buy me one of my dream guitars from Musician’s Friend, I would be very grateful.

I heard Edgar Wright talk about making collage videos like Gun Fetish when he talked to Kevin Smith on his Smoviemakers podcast, so I’m glad /Film posted the actual video. Excellent use of “Happiness Is A Warm Gun.”

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Kiel’s friend Anthony Purcell guilder his first NES zapper in copper. Amazing.

Another friend experiments with whiskey. Good luck! Check out Glen Brogan’s Wet Hot American Summer piece for the Gallery1988 comedy show. He posted about it both on his own blog and The Autumn Society’s, both are worth checking out.

I never would have pegged Arizona for one of the most screwed up state in the country, but wow.

I think it’s kind of hilarious that the excellent documentary King of Kong spawned such an interest in old school gaming that /Film still covers who holds the record. We’ve got a newbie on top now, sounds like it’s time for King of Kong Jr. to me!Dan Hipp‘s zombified take on You Only Live Twice is excellent.

Gah! Adrian Beiting needs to get out of my head! I was just thinking about pitching Topless Robot on a list of the coolest Nerf weapons, but got beaten to the punch. Good list!

Congrats to Scott C who’s getting his own Gallery1988 show on February 4th!Finally, if anyone wants to pitch in and get me this guitar for my birthday, I would not oppose.

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Hey, you can buy everything The Beatles ever recorded on iTunes for $150. Not bad. (via Wired)Speaking of The Beatles, just saw this rad photo of them on Ffffound and figured I’d pass it along. Originally posted here.

Hacking the Kinect is genius. I bet it can be modified to become a 3D scanner that could be used for 3D printing! (via I Heart Chaos)Eboy‘s poster’s never fail to amaze. Check out his most recent one featuring Paris which you can get for about $30 American plus shipping I assume.

DC‘s War of the Green Lanterns sounds intriguing. Maybe I’ll finally go back and read all of Geoff Johns’ stuff up through Blackest Night.

There’s a new Jason Statham action movie called The Mechanic! Love that guy. The trailer looks rad even if the plot reminds me of the crappy Nic Cage version of Bangkok Dangerous, they spoil a part of the movie in the trailer and the trailer text is ultra lame. Just realized thanks to actually reading the /Film text that this is a remake of the Charles Bronson flick of the same name which I watched and dug.

According to Deadline, Baz Luhrmann cast Carey Mulligan as Daisy in his version of The Great Gatsby. I noted in my post about the 1974 adaptation that the movie really lies on her shoulders, but I’ve never seen Mulligan in anything, is she any good?Holy nuts the new BB King Lucille Gem Series guitars I just saw on Musician’s Friend sure are pretty.

Here’s a write-up I did on Age of X written by Mike Carey for MTV Geek. Mike’s always a lot of fun to talk to. I also wrote a list that went up on Topless Robot yesterday running down some of the crazier moments from the Walking Dead comics (which I just re-read and wrote about here) that I’ll be surprised if actually make it onto the show. Beware, though, it’s FILLED with spoilers and gore.

Santana & India Arie Cover “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

I haven’t really spent a lot of time with Santana’s current stuff. I have a copy of Supernatural that I found on the free table at my old job (I really miss the free table), but haven’t given it much of a listen. When I heard he was doing a cover record called Guitar Heaven in his current style by grabbing different artists to sing on different tracks I wasn’t super excited. Then I saw the video for his cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with India Arie and Yo Yo Ma and I think I’m converted. Gotta love that the guy can still play so well and knows solid artists like India to team up with. Hey wait, is Rob Thomas on the new record? That could be a deal breaker.

The Moog Guitar Looks & Sounds Pretty Sick

I’ve been jonesing for a new guitar lately. I’ve played for years now and still am not very good, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to add to my collection of guitars and basses (between electrics and acoustics, I’ve got eight, though most are back home in Toledo because we’ve got very little space). I’ve been looking at the Epiphone Wilshire and Wildcat and especially the newly released Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster and Jaguar. Since I’m not very good I tend to gravitate towards interesting shapes as opposed to solid craftsmanship. But, then today, thanks to an article on Wired, I’ve heard about another guitar I’m really curious about (though could never afford thanks to the $3,500 price tag).

The guitar’s called the Moog Guitar Model E1 and even though I don’t pretend to completely understand the science behind it, the idea is that the guitar allows notes to basically sustain for as long as you hold onto the string, whereas a normal guitar will eventually die out. It sounds amazing and then I looked at the Moog site where they’ve got a bunch of videos of skilled musicians playing the guitar and enjoying the hell out of it. Above you can check out a video of Garage Mahal’s Fareed Haque explaining how rad the guitar is and below is Kaki King getting her first taste and getting blown away.

But this is my favorite video where a dude combines the axe with an Etherware Plus theremin which is also produced by Moog for $519.

How has rock and roll gone on this long without implementing the punch as a way of rocking out?! Now I’ve got a few more things on the dream list of gear to buy.