Check out the E-Waste Warehouse at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC!

Gizmodo recently released a video and write-up on the E-Waste Warehouse, which has been helping the people of New York dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in an eco-friendly way. The warehouse operates as part of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1987. The interesting thing is not only the variety of electronics that are in storage at … Continue reading Check out the E-Waste Warehouse at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC!

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NBC is, AGAIN, Trying to Adapt UK Tech Support Sitcom ‘The IT Crowd’…

I suppose that the old adage is true: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again; some things, however, should just be left alone as God’s way of saying “this is not to be.” For the — say it with me now — THIRD TIME, NBC will be adapting the hit UK Channel 4 show, The IT Crowd. If you think this sounds familiar, it’s because in 2007 NBC (after their success with another BBC hit, The Office) made a pilot staring Joel McHale, Richard Ayoade (from the original show) and Jessica St. Clair, and tried again in 2014 (which went nowhere). I suppose this also proves that even adapting one project into a new project can involve some “turning it off and on again;” Lord knows how many IT tickets I’ve personally encountered when THAT was the solution… Continue reading “NBC is, AGAIN, Trying to Adapt UK Tech Support Sitcom ‘The IT Crowd’…”

Five Floor Plans from Some of my Favorite Cult TV Shows

Honestly, I’m not getting tired of these stories that showcase the floor plans of the homes of some of my favorite television shows. I’ve already covered The Big Bang Theory and Stranger Things (I just finished watching season 1 on Netflix), and now I want to share some more of these incredible floor plans. Thanks to Homes.com, I present to you FIVE (yes, 5) more floor plan designs based on some of my other favorite cult television shows! And YES, I’m counting ‘Mr. Robot’… Continue reading “Five Floor Plans from Some of my Favorite Cult TV Shows”

HEY LOOK! It’s Frank Lloyd Wright Competing on ‘What’s My Line!”

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Let me take you back. Way back. Back into time…. Almost SIXTY years ago  — on June 3, 1956, to be exact — one of the world’s most prolific architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, appeared as a mystery guest on the classic (and then-popular) CBS game show What’s My Line? The reveal came when a panel of four blindfolded contestants attempted to guess the identity of the famous then-89-year-old architect by asking him only general questions about himself. After Wright established that he was self-employed and performed a service, one man asked, “Is this service for both men and women?” Despite having some trouble hearing the questions, Wright had a great sense of humor, often delivering some self-deprecating responses, such as “Well, at least I think so.” Continue reading “HEY LOOK! It’s Frank Lloyd Wright Competing on ‘What’s My Line!””

THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126

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It’s time for Episode 126 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a house inspired by the Wizard of Oz’s Tim Man character, my favorite features of VLC, get your Vampire Killer on in LittleBigPlanet 3, and Eric Bischoff’s latest wrestling project! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “THE TIN MAN AS A HOUSE?!?!? – WIRed #126”

‘Wrestling with Death’ is ‘Six Feet Under’ with a Squared-Circle…

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WGN, who’s been having quite the streak with excellent original content (Salem & Manhattan FTW!),  is about to bring a brand new original series into the fold early next year — roughly two months away — and this new show is ALL kinds of ridiculous and amazing at the same time. The series is called Wrestling with Death, which — according to the show’s Facebook page — is a “unique family docu-series.” Wrestling with Death will be WGN America’s first unscripted series, and will introduce the world to The Lathams, who run The Wilson Funeral Home in Osceola, Arkansas as morticians by day, and run The Mid-Southern Championship Wrestling League as professional wrestlers by night.” SOLD! Continue reading “‘Wrestling with Death’ is ‘Six Feet Under’ with a Squared-Circle…”

J.R. Showplans Sim Blue Screens – WIRed #117

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It’s time for Episode 117 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses your favorite homes from TV and movies as floor plans, who created the Blue Screen of Death, dirty pirates get a surprise in The Sims 4, and OH BAI GAWD Jim Ross to announce for MMA fights! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
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Here Are Some Floor Plans from Famous TV Shows!

Question: have you ever wanted to see the floor plans of the apartments and houses from some of your favorite TV shows? About four years ago, Spanish interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde wanted the same thing, and he was inspired to create a floorplan of the apartment from one of his favorite TV shows, Frasier.  As interest in this idea from some of his friends and colleagues grew, Aliste started to create renderings for some of their favorite shows as well. Currently, the interior designer has created floorplans for more than 20 shows and movies, and some of those plans range from the apartments in Friends to the house in UP!. “Many people have told me that thanks to my drawings, they recall the good times spent with the series or movie…. Even people not used to technical layouts are able to understand my drawings and dive into them,” he told ArchDaily. Check out more floor plans after the break!
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Does ANYONE Remember the ”wXo”?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?…

Well, that’s what I’M here for! Back in early 2000, I remember watching an exuberant amount of Pro wrestling on TV, and while my focus was on WWF, WCW & ECW, I paid attention to smaller promotions on subjugated television. One promotion was the WXO — stylized as “wXo” — a start-up promotion created by Ted DiBiase that focused on old-school wrestling with a “modern twist”. However, while they managed to syndicate their show nationally, they weren’t able to secure the funding for more than one taping and 3 weeks of shows. Yup, it lasted THAT quick.

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Noisy Designs ClickDrives Gaming Ads of nWo! – WIRed #91

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It’s time for Episode Ninety-One of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses noisy architecture, making cars smarter with ClickDrive, looking back at gaming commercials and nWo parodies! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Noisy Designs ClickDrives Gaming Ads of nWo! – WIRed #91”