So much exciting news today, you guys. So very, very much.
- The Race Is On! The first four Scott C paintings (cf: here) have been released into the wild, and residents of Monterey, New York, somewhere in London I guess, and Toronto have been scrambling to find the treasure.
Follow C’s twitterfeed to learn which ones have been claimed (there was a person that missed the Ghostbusters painting by seven minutes, but got to meet Mr C as a bonus), and keep an eye on Slashfilm and Great Showdowns for the rest of the week to learn about the remaining 21 paintings up for grabs.
- The Reviews Are In! Jorge Cham’s second tie-in movie — titled The PhD Movie 2, appropriately enough — has garnered its first major-media review in the pages of the New York Times. Okay, it’s the Education section, not the film section, and it’s less a review, more of an abstract, but when was the last time something you wrote got quoted in the Times, Mr or Ms Smartypants? For the record, I’m not a postdoc and I sound Statistically speaking, you’re three times more likely to get cancer than you are to get a grant funded by the NIH to cure cancer to be pretty damn amusing.
- The Wait Is Killing Me! Nick Trujillo made an impression in his too-short time in competition on Strip Search; he romped all over the immunity challenges for the first couple of days before being double-eliminated with Mackenzie Schubert on Day 4 and, uh, spoilers for a web series that ran more than two years ago.
Nick’s getting ready to launch a brand new comic sometime today, but first he’s busy letting us all know he’s got to do work stuff and leaving us hanging for the time being which is building up the anticipation and attention. Well played, Trujillo, congratulations for getting us to fall into your little trap.
- Aaaaahhhhh! Fat Pony plushes are now available for purchase. I repeat, a niece who loved the crap out of The Princess and the Pony at her birthday is going to really enjoy Christmas. She’s a bit young to worry about things like what day of the week it is, but if you need a calendar for 2016, Beaton and the Pony have you covered there, too.
Spam of the day:
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You guys, this is amazing. It’s less spam and more press release, but some company thinks that farm equipment driving simulation games are going to be so massively popular that they have produced a specialized controller bundle that goes for US$299. They want to send me a review unit.