Thursday, December 20, 2012

The End of the World

This animation shouldn't require much introduction (but maybe it does as it's kind of old and you're so young).  "End of ze World" was created by a guy called Fluid in 2003, and it was one of the early viral internet animations. In a pre-YouTube era when emailing giant swf files around or finding someone to host the animation was the way to go. Of course, we do have YouTube now so... Figured better post this before the Mayan end of the world goes down later.  Legendary.

(background/source KnowYourMeme)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness x Toy Story mashup

Man, the stuff people will do with a simple, effective trailer with a good monologue.  Love the syncing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rocks

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rocks!
Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rocks!
Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rocks!

Hi! I'm Al Harrington
of Al Harrington's Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rock
Pyramid and Warehouse!

Due to an unexpected civilizational collapse and pending doomsday, I am now currently overstocked on all Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rocks!
And I am passing the SAVINGS on to youuuuuu!

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Long Count End-Of-World Mayan Calendar Jungle Rocks!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Call Me Kaley - Full Version

What to say about this, watch the BBT cast do a flash mob on set.  Carly Rae Jepsen spoofs are well overdone now but hey, good times in Big Bang Theory land.

UPDATE 11/16/2012 17:27: Supposedly the cast actually performed a full choreographed skit but the notion of posting it online was making the copyright-sense of the CBS lawyers tingle because their counterparts over in Carly Rae Jepsen's camp might come calling(among others), so it wasn't posted.  But of course, by end of day today someone from the audience had surfaced that filmed the whole thing (a plus of a live studio audience) and posted it on their own! Voila:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Couples Sheldon and Amy Like - Big Bang Theory

Thought this was a funny list/venn diagram on Big Bang Theory. Sheldon and Amy trying to decide what famous couples they liked to come up with costume ideas for Halloween. Random. Of course Blossom is on Amy's list.

Sheldon and Amy's whiteboard list of Couples they like

Couples I Like

R2D2 & C3PO
Hewlett & Packard
Batman & Robin
Jobs & Wozniak
Kirk & Spock
Arthur Dent & Ford Prefect
The Doctor & A Dalek
Salt & Pepper

Couples You Like

Cinderella & Prince Charming
Antony & Cleopatra
Blossom & Joey
Lady & Tramp
Romeo & Juliet
Jack & Rose
Dharma & Greg

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Star Wars Uncut: Empire trailer

The Star Wars Uncut team is launching Chapter 2 (err, Episode) in the epic fan-contributed piece-by-piece remake saga.  This trailer is made up of a bunch of random clips from Star Wars Celebration -- it's actually a good little video of the sort of random craziness you would find there. heh

See the project site (where the 'selecting' of bits is going on) at

Monday, August 27, 2012

Star Wars Detours animated series clips

After being under strict wraps for a long time, the formerly known as "Untitled Star Wars animated tv series" - now known as Star Wars Detours - was recently revealed to the world through a trailer and series of promo clips (watch the 6 clip playlist below).  The notable thing about it is that Star Wars uber-geeks and Robot Chicken masterminds Seth Green and friends are involved.  So what you get is an animated version of the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials sort of.  It's hard to knock as those specials are legend-ary.  Definitely some of the funniest, most rewatched and referenced humour around Yesterday's Cheese.  And on that note, it seems fitting that this post, our 500th, is on the Star Wars humour tip. Not only is it our most frequent post tag, but like I said, the Star Wars Robot Chicken episodes are easily some of our favorite stuff ever. Anyways, we'll see where Detours goes  - tagline for the show is "the other side of the stars, between the wars". It might end up pretty cheesy, but as far as Star Wars humour goes, should be pretty hard to screw up.

David Fincher Knows Film Titles

Accomplished/famous film director David Fincher (you might remember from such movie moments as Fight Club, Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) tends to really put creative work into the opening titles of his films.  This video is a brief montage of a bunch of the cool things he's done for opening titles.  Kinda neat when you think of the filmography behind it.  It's from a big interview with him about filmmaking and title design on Art of the Title.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

LOTR x Hercules

Random retro video find of the day... an old mashup of Lord of the Rings and the old The Mighty Hercules cartoon from...the 60s? You know the one, with the cool (H) ring and Newt.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Windows 95 Guide from your Friends Rachel and Chandler

Just going to leave this here. If you haven't seen this ridiculous but oh so 90s promotional vid, worth it for the "Friends" (but not Friends at all) "cyber" sitcom intro. Oh, also for things like "cyber" and well, Windows 95.  Matthew Perry and Jennifer Aniston couldn't resist Bill Gate$ apparently.  It's bizarre, like the bizarro British Friends in 30 Rock "Chums"

Wesley Snipes: This was meant to be. We're like Russ and Rebecca on Chums!.... ♪ I'll be here always ♪ ♪ While the rains fall on whales ♪ CHUMS. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Far Side x Star Wars

The Dark Side -- The Far Side x Star Wars

An oldie but a goodie, comic mash by Captain Ribman. Prints and what not here. Think it's the only Star Wars humor he's done.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LeVar Burton Geordi TNG Screen Test Photo

Oh the gems that will be unleashed on our modern internet with the release of the Star Trek The Next Generation Blu-rays.

LeVar Burton: Geordi La Forge screen test photo, with interesting hair
Seems like all these things are going to need some TNG Season 8 humour to go along with them. How about this one:

UPDATE: 04/19/2018

Wow, ok, so we apologize for spreading some misinformation all those years ago - this was one of the other actors in the running for the Geordi job, Clarence Gilyard Jr. Confirmed by Mr. Burton himself weeks after we posted.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Office Notice: Raptor Free Zone

Are you working in a Velociraptor-free office? Print this out to let everyone know, until the next incident anyways.

Velociraptor-Free workplace printable; Not new, they're everywhere, but still fun(ny).

Update 8 nov 2012:

In case you wanted to see what this looks like in action, check it out:
Raptor-free workplace sign in action, the last 'incident' left some marks

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Party Rocking Big Mistakey

I know the party rock thing is ancient now but gotta love when things sync up like this.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hack the GIF - animated gifs from Hackers

"Active matrix, man. A million psychedelic colors." --Cereal Killer 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solar Eclipse Timelapse - What Heroes Power did you get?

Solar eclipse timelapse looks almost fake, but some editting to make it more visible instead of all red.

Of course, we all remember the solar eclipse from Heroes. Doesn't that mean some new mutant powers are coming our way?

Solar eclipse: Better pull out the string map and mobilize Noah 'HRG' Bennet.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Linus Torvalds Stalks William Shatner at Loblaws

You wanted more Cheese?  I give you Shatner.  No creepy violent Pandas were harmed in the filming of this video.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Name That Tune!

You wanted Cheese-content?  Here' some freakin' Cheese-content.  

One Man.  One Theme Song.  Many Layers. 

No melodicas were harmed (or used) in the filming of this video.   May the Geek be with you.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

All Senior Staff Report to the Bridge - TNG Crew Reunion pic

Star Trek The Next Generation (TNG) cast reunion Calgary with Team Webcomics fans in back
The Next Gen reunion event was pretty neat but getting your photo taken with the cast (for x amount of $) takes the cake.  Shouts out to Team Webcomics who got one of the better photos with everyone's favorite bridge crew. They claim it was a massive photobombing by Jean-Luc and his merry band.  (Thanks for the tip Kevin Fox)

Update May 4th, 2012:
Another example of one of these fan photos with the full cast. This one maybe didn't turn out as good as above - -but I'm sure it made this guy's day...err, life. TNG4Ever indeed.
Captain Sweatpants' best day ever.
Oh, and the cost for various cast member photos at Calgary Expo..standard sort of 'Con' things I guess.
Photo Op schedule and pricing for TNG cast members at Calgary Comic Expo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Calgary Comic Expo Star Trek: TNG Wil Wheaton Speaks

So, if we were to modify the main deflector dish to send out an inverse tachyon pulse we could create an "anti-time" anomaly, and then hop in to ride it all the way back to last weekend to catch the cast of Next Gen in Calgary.

Next, watch Wil Wheaton's emotional answer to "What's it like being allowed back up with the real actors, Wesley?"

And shouldn't they all look exactly like they did in the finale?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Avengers Friends - I'll Be There For You

A group of superheroes struggling to fight a new enemy that is threatening the safety of the world, find the companionship, comfort and support they get from each other to be the perfect antidote to the pressures of life.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Today's gonna be great! I can already tell!

"Today's gonna be great! I can already tell!" The start of Ponda's Bad Day, Robot Chicken Star Wars

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Star Destroyer Poster - Big Bang Theory Comic Book Store

As seen in a recent episode of Big Bang Theory in the comic book store, this is some artwork from Star Wars Force Unleashed.  Old, but still a pretty c00l poster of a Star Destroyer crashing (being taken down by an Apprentice...apparently).
Star Destroyer feeling theUnleashed Force - concept art poster seen in background of comic book store in BBT

Friday, March 9, 2012

Star Wars Identities - What Forces Shape Montreal?

What's this? A Star Wars art and costume exhibit -- en Montreal -- with crazy poster designs? Incroyable!

Star Wars Identities Vader poster design

The official Star Wars blog posted a bunch of the other posters, check them out here.
Star Wars Identities official site has a neat video too.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

L'oscar s'il vous plaît!

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon - in the style of The Artist. As shown by Stephen Colbert in 'Movies That Are Destroying America: Oscar Edition'.  Something from or very similar to what can be generated by The Artistifier.  Apparently, Colbert Report likely inspired by similar Transformers clip used to promote Artistifier when it launched.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oscar Nominees Portraits 2012

Some nice portrait photography from Douglas Kirkland of this year's Oscar acting award nominees.  You've got your Pitts and your Clooneys, but maybe this puts a face on some of the names and characters from the movies in front of the Academy you didn't see or aren't familiar with.  Convenient slideshow provided by, probably best viewed fullscreen.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wheeeeeatttonnnnnn! (Wheaton!) Weeeasellll! (Weasel!)

Juanita the Weasel, in an apron, with famous exclamation pose
(As requested by The Wil Wheaton)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Star Wars Fans Never Happy - How Jedi Should Have Ended, Star Wars Uncut

Star Wars fans are never happy.  For years, they've been critiquing, protesting, having lightsaber duels amongst themselves and loving and hating George Lucas and his epic film universe creation.  The latest in a galaxy of Star Wars commentary, thanks to the DIY engine that is the Internet, is something from a site called How It Should Have Ended. For this edition of their video series they tackle How Return Of The Jedi Should Have Ended.

Wait, there's more.  After the project got put together a few years ago, Star Wars Uncut has been released to the masses nicely edited and packed up into one epic New Hope Director's Cut.  If you recall, the project was for fan submissions of every single 15 second block of Star Wars to be pieced together creating a unique spin on the entire movie.  If you've got 2 hours, it might be worth checking out ..if anything for the randomness and to up your geek level +10.  I think we will tackle it 10 minutes at a time.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

VW Bark Side - Volkswagen Uses The Force Again

Dogs!  Not really sure what this is for, but Super Bowl ad season will be upon us very shortly! "Feel the Force of German Engineering" eh? Umm, right.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

There are four lights on a t-shirt

Just going to leave this here for those that know.

There ... Are... FOUR....Lights!

As seen in tv commercial worn by 'Fearless Fred'.

Monday, January 9, 2012

My First Dictionary Corrupting The Cheese One Word at a Time

We have a new contestant in the recent battle of print books around these parts.  The battle that started, -- when we got a second contestant (I mean, who has print books around, ebook battles would be lame).

After hyping it up for a week post-holidays, today Andrew revealed this intriguing collection of humour (with a 'u') he received from his parents.  My First Dictionary is a satirical children's dictionary with some crazy definitions coupled with innocent-styled illustrations.  My immediate comment when flipping through it and reading some was "it's like it was written by The Internet". And indeed, it fits comfortably on stage in front of that online crowd because where does alot of the material live? That's right, on the net, in the author Ross Horsley's My First Dictionary blog.

My First Dictionary book cover with creepy but appropriate 'innocent' illustrations

Some examples, that don't even scratch the surface:

Nostalgic: Father is nostalgic. He is remembering the happier times before you were born.
Zigzag: zigzag is a jagged line. We can tell that Mother has been drinking when she drives in a zigzag pattern. 

They get crazier, just check the blog.  Definitely worth some lunchtime entertainment or a random 'definition of the day' to put a smile on the faces of colleagues, friends and family. (maybe not so much the small children -- please keep this away from them.)

(what was the other print book contestant? Another language-related thing of course. I think MFD wins this round purely on the basis of being in, you know, English.)

Michael Caine - one addictive fellow

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Claymation Discovery In Antarctica - Pingu's The Thing

Happy New Year!

Pingu, everyone's favourite South Pole penguin, was always kind funny.  This rendition of him and friends in a remake of classic horror bit The THING, is automatically a must watch of course.