Calvin & Hobbes return (sort of) in “Hobbes and Bacon”

Hobbes & Bacon

If you’re anything like me, then you consider Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes to be one of the pinnacles of newspaper comics. Indeed, reading today’s comics page is a pretty depressing exercise, as you’ll be hard-pressed to find a strip with as much artistry and humor as Calvin and Hobbes.

There has been no end to the Calvin and Hobbes knock-offs, imitations, parodies, and whatnot since the strip ended in 1995. But few have captured the spirit, aesthetic, and whimsy of Calvin and Hobbes as well as Hobbes & Bacon, a fan-made series that takes place 26 years after the end of Watterson’s strip and imagines the adventures of Bacon (Calvin’s daughter) and a certain stuffed tiger.

So far, only two Hobbes & Bacon strips have been published—part one, part two—but I hope there are at least a couple more in the works.

The future will never be as cool as “Shadowrun”

This 1991 promo video for Shadowrun—a role-playing game that blends sci-fi and cyberpunk with elements of fantasy—paints a picture of a future that sadly, will probably never come to pass. A future where bulky, musclebound warriors carrying huge guns lead scantily clad women with big hair through gritty urban environments—and rip metal panels from walls for them. Where magicians use the power of slutty clothes and bad posture to cast “spells” on dopey guys. Where, most importantly, you can voyage through the 3D realms of cyberspace using nothing more than a PS/2 keyboard and some random cable plugged into the side of your head.

Via Topless Robot

Who knew Rush Limbaugh could speak Chinese so well?

The fact that Rush Limbaugh is still allowed to go on the air simply boggles the mind sometimes.

There’s a party goin’ “Tron” tonight

I pretty much prefer this to the whole of Tron: Legacy. Via Topless Robot

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Matrix

You knew it had to happen sooner or later. Somebody mashes up Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the Matrix movies and uploads it to YouTube. However, I bet you didn’t expect it to be this good, did you?