Kung Fury!!

Kung Fury bannerIt’s rare to have my mind blown this early in the day, but as I sat down to surf the webz while enjoying a nice healthy bowl of goat’s milk yogurt with pomegranate, blueberries, and granola, I saw this.

Suddenly, I was compelled to stand up, throw my health bowl out the window and eat an entire puma. RAW!!!

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Time Warner Studios Tour Experience

got-exhibition-1300x315Recently Time Warner offered its customers the opportunity to take a tour through one of their studios called the “Time Warner Cable Studios Tour Experience”.  There were several shows that the tour featured, but it was headlined by the Game of Thrones exhibition which HBO is currently touring.  Most of the Time Warner tour was just ok, and kind of interesting, but the Game of Thrones exhibit made it worth my while.

IMGP4070The Game of Thrones exhibit featured several props used in the show. My favorite prop there had to be Jamie’s severed hand.  It surprisingly looked faker then I thought it would.  I guess they never really get too close to it in the series, or perhaps they have different hands pending on what they need to be used for?  There were several costume pieces that were roped off, and grouped together nicely.  At the end of the tour you were given the opportunity to take a picture on the Iron Throne.  It’s just as uncomfortable as described.  My one regret is that I wasn’t wearing something to make me look more badass as I sat upon the throne.

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Of course. We here at the Nerd-Base are long time nerds/geeks, what have you. We were raised on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy. This post in particular considers the fantasy aspect.

Growing up, if it wasn’t lasers and space ships, it was swords and sorcery, so it was only natural that as I got to be of a drinking age (*ahem*16*ahem*), I’d be looking to drink the libations of my heroes.


That mythical honey wine, steeped in ancient tradition and tales of glory. To this day I don’t think I’ve ever had a mug of mead and not thought of Vikings or Cimmerians. It helps that it’s absolutely delicious.

I also played a lot of D&D, both table top and old video games, so the natural progression of that was going to Renaissance Fairs and eventually joining/hanging out with the good folks in the SCA. Through them I was introduced to a litany of home brews, each delicious, each dangerous, hehe.

Well, having always wanted to brew my own, but never having the time or space for it has been a constant regret, but if you’re interested, one of my favorite sites, Gizmodo, has a great article on home brewing mead that you may want to check out!


-Capt. Chris