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The Loot Crate theme for December is ANNIVERSARY - featuring an exclusive Funko Pop!

December’s Loot Crate is celebration is a selection of geek and gaming franchises that have had significant anniversaries in 2014. Believe us when we say it’s going to be BIG - as in, literally the BIGGEST crate Loot Crate have ever delivered, size-wise! It’ll include an EXCLUSIVE Funko POP! Vinyl Figure, not available anywhere else and exclusive items featuring DC/Batman & Marvel/Guardians of the Galaxy there’s also an exclusive Ghostbusters collectible, a variant cover comic exclusive to Looters, and epic Tetris and The Simpsons items rounding things out!

If you’ve missed the memo and have no idea what Loot Crate is, it’s a box filled to the brim with geeky goodies delivered right to your doorstep! Each month, subscribers to the service receive a mystery box filled with things like t-shirts, action figures, books, comics and other awesome bits of memorabilia all carefully curated around a certain theme. 

Each box costs under $20 when shipping to the USA and around £20 when shipped to the UK and the value of the items exceeds $40 every time. They also ship to Canada, Australia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany & Norway!

We’ve also got our own discount code for you guys to use! Enter geekymerch into the coupon code box to get 10% off your crate!

Signups close on the 19th of December unless they run out of crates beforehand, so don’t delay - sign up now!

"This magnificent feast here represents the last of the petty cash." -Ray

"Hey, slow down. Chew your food."-Peter

(From Ghostbusters.) #Ghostbusters #GB30

CAUSE OF DEATH: JOHN EGBERT

MAN FUCK THIS I PUT ITUNES ON SHUFFLE AFTER READING THAT UPDATE AND FIRST THING THAT COMES ON IS FUCKING GHOSTBUSTERS. IM LIKE FUCK IT, I CANT HANDLE THAT SHIT RN, SO I HIT “NEXT”. THAT LITTLE BUTTON THATS ALL LIKE » ‘DONT WORRY BUDDY I GOT YOUR BACK WHEN IT COMES TO CRAPPY TUNES’. WHAT ELSE GRACES MY EARS BESIDES FUCKING “DO THE WINDY THING”. THE » BUTTON SHRUGS UP AT ME LIKE ‘WOAH, SORRY MAN.’ SHOOT IT A DIRTY LOOK. HIT NEXT. SOME OTHER SONG COMES ON AND IM ALL LIKE. YEAH. THIS IS COOL. SO I GO BACK TO MY NORMAL BROWSING ACTIVITY. BUT SURE ENOUGH, JUST LIKE THE SALT AND PEPPER DINER, THE FUCKING TOM JONES OF MY ITUNES LIBRARY IS JOHN EGBERT. AND RIGHT AFTER MY EARLY 2000’s PUNK ROCK PLAYS ITS FINAL CHORDS, FUCKING PIPEORGANKIND, OF ALL THINGS, PLAYS. FUCK THIS. FUCK EVERYTHING.

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Today the Department of Extraordinary Upcycling explores the work of Rochester, NY-based artist Dave Pollot who, in the awesome company of artists such as David Irvine, Thyrza Segal, Dave Vancook and Gauvain Manhattan, finds kitschy old paintings at thrift stores and enhances them with the addition of delightfully geeky pop culture characters and vehicles.

Visit Dave Pollot’s website to check out more of his playfully repurposed paintings.

Pollot sells prints via his Etsy shop as well as many of the original repurposed paintings themselves via his personal website.

[via Laughing Squid]

It’s the least they could do.

5 Movie Ratings That Would Actually Be Helpful

#5. If the Writer Has a Weird Political Ax to Grind

Sometimes this shit is obvious (I’m pretty sure no one is surprised that The Day After Tomorrow has a heavy-handed environmental message) but other times, it’s out of nowhere. Who expected Ghostbusters to be violently anti-big-government? Or the Saw movies to endorse Obamacare? Or that Avatar — a sci-fi adventure about blue-space-alien sex set in a space-jungle and filmed entirely with space-cameras — would name-check the War on Terror? Or — possibly weirdest of all — that Star Trek: Into Darkness (Fuck you, J.J. Abrams, that title needs a colon) is secretly about 9/11 Trutherism?

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The Truth in the Fanfiction

While Supernatural has peeked through the fourth wall many times, even crashed through it once or twice, there are two episodes that specifically deal not only with the production of the story of Supernatural, but with the consumers of that story.  In other words, The Real Ghostbusters and Fan Fiction are the two episodes that focus on the fans.  And in doing so, both episodes bring up an intriguing blurring of the line between reality in fiction even within the universe of the show.

However, the difference in the context where each episode appears changes the theme of reality vs fiction drastically.  In The Real Ghostbusters, the blurring of the line between reality and fiction causes a conflict that concludes that facing reality rather than delving into fiction is the only way to succeed in this world.  In Fan Fiction, that conflict comes to a completely different conclusion: the celebration of fiction as something equally as valid as reality, giving birth to creation and emotion just as important as what occurs in the real world.

The result of this shift in thematic conclusions is a completely different portrayal of fans and fandom, and of the very media that we consume.

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