Man, it SURE has been a while since The PractitioNERD posted any sort of a LEGO-related story, but I’m glad we could get back on that 1000-piece LEGO train (toot-TOOOOT). With the success of the theatrical LEGO films (The LEGO Movie & The LEGO Batman Movie) and the unlikelyhood of a movie based on the Grand Theft Auto video game series (likely due to the rights to the movie title; THANKS Ron Howard), it’s very evident that these two brands will never officially mesh together. HOWEVER, the lovely concept of fan films DOES exist. YouTube movie maker love Nukazooka latest short brings the two together to create a winning combination.
Continue reading Here’s a ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Fan Film Made with LEGO!
The music group Palette-Swap Ninja (consisting of Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich) have finally releases a project that took five long years to complete. Their new album, a concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, is available, and IT’S FREE! And yes, this album combines the lore of Star Wars — particularly Episode IV: A New Hope, IN ORDER — and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there’s good reason for that. This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and June 1st will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album
Groundhog Day is an interesting and unique movies that somehow has the ability to balance the weight of its central premise — which is essentially time-travel via the constant repetition of a single day — while still showcasing excellent character development and laughs. To be honest, it definitely helps with Bill Murray’s performance as weatherman Phil Connors, and you gain an appreciation for how well the detailed replication of that same, single day — including the people in the background of each-and-every scene, and Connors’ response to the situation, ranging from confusion to frustration, to arrogance, to depression, to benevolence to more — but that’s often only noticed if you’ve repeatedly watched the film over-and-over again. So today, The PractitioNERD wishes to give you this wonderful present on this Groundhog Day in the year of our Lord twenty-seventeen, and now you can take in the film’s central premise with this YouTube video, titled “Groundhog Day – Every Day in One Day.” Also, go watch Groundhog Day.
WWE Tag Team Champion and New Day member Xavier Woods (a.k.a. Austin Creed) recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of his popular YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown. Over the course of the year, the channel has featured the WWE Superstars play some of their favorite video games backstage (and we’re still waiting for that Vince McMahon episode). The video above provides yet another example of UpUpDownDown’s charm of letting us better know the real-life personalities of the wrestlers we see on TV every Monday and Thursday (soon to be Tuesday) night. Continue reading Let the WWE Roster Eat Cake (Off The Ground) & Celebrate a Year of ‘UpUpDownDown’
In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, functionality and legacy of Google’s original video hosting service (before YouTube).
Continue reading Google Videos – Doc’D #38
It appears that YouTuber Tom Scott will no longer have any issues reacting to any comment or post delivered on social media with his brand, spanking new emoji keyboard. This keyboard is actually not A keyboard, but FOURTEEN (14) individual keyboards synced together with well over 1,000 keys bound to emojis. Scott further explains:
This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve built in a long while: a full-size, real-life emoji keyboard, made of 14 keyboards and over 1,000 individually placed stickers. And yet, it’s got everything from Unicode 8 — but not yet the candidates from Unicode 9. I might need another keyboard for them, next year.
I can only picture that some of you reading/watching this post/video have your jaws and eyes wide open, either from the technical aspect of such a thing existing, or that it could find a practical use. Still, amazing story and effort, man. 😉
For the uninitiated, “Supreme Warrior” was an awful fighting game that took place in a first-person perspective that was released on the Sega CD (or Sega Mega CD), 3DO and the Sega 32X-CD (oh, sweet lord; that was a THING…) in 1994 and 1995. The less said about that game the better.
Anyway, YouTubers SoKrispyMedia show us why Super Smash Bros. with a VR headset in first person view would be an interesting experience, but considering the multiple fighters and varied levels (with many and sometime moving platforms) this could make the game problematic and difficult to play. Continue reading First-Person ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Is a Weirdly-Awesome Version of ‘Supreme Warrior’…
Brad Maddox, the once-screwy referee turned Raw General Manager — and let’s not forget that he’s quite a talented wrestler — hasn’t been showcased much AT ALL on RAW, SmackDown, NXT, or ANYTHING for that matter, and it’s a shame. Despite that, he’s doing all he can to remain visible through a funny news show with an adorable child and that AWESOME promo he cut on the WWE App (yeah, the FREAKING WWE APP), it’s getting him anywhere. Maddox can’t wait for WWE’s creative team to do it, and unfortunately he can’t get all by his lonesome.
Continue reading Brad Maddox’s YouTube Show Showcases A Superstar Needing A Good Push
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
VLC (VideoLAN) is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE media player, and I have been using it for over five (5) years as a replacement for the memory/power-hungry Windows Media Player. But what’s the best thing about a lightweight, open-source and FREE media player? It’s that the program is no one-trick pony; under the surface, there’s a wide variety of features VLC has that you likely didn’t know it could do.
Continue reading VLC Has Some (Five) AWESOME Hidden Features!