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A Night of 8-bit Chiptunes

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:05:41 +0000

For those of you out there who have the theme song from Double Dragon, Excite Bike, Mario Bros, Mega Man, or Final fantasy burned into your brain from back in the day (even if that means yesterday), you’re not alone. 8-bit music, which takes tons of these nostalgic tunes from your favorite NES and GameBoy […]

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In Bed with Kool Keith – Part 2

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:56:14 +0000

His albums have deep methologies that are often intertwined with each other. For example, Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, an extraterrestrial time traveling gynecologist and surgeon who is later killed by his nemesis Dr. Doom on a later record. Some of the most famous DJ’s in the world — Dan Nakamura, DJ […]

In Bed with Kool Keith – Part 1

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:06:42 +0000

If you’ve ever thought “KISS is my favorite rock band” and/or “Man I wish I was someone else today,” then you have something in common with hip hop legend Kool Keith. Because Mr. Keith Matthew Thornton aka Dr. Octagon aka Dr. Doom aka Kool Keith aka Robbie Analog aka Clean Man aka Mr. Green aka […]

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Air Sex Championships

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:53:46 +0000

We imagine that many of you, our esteemed viewers, have stood in front of a mirror and played air guitar until your fingers bled. San Francisco’s own Veronica Belmont is an air guitar champion. So it’s only natural that the Air Championship gods create a more (or less) challenging category of Air Sex! Air Sex […]

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Naval Battleships of Epic Proportions!

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 03:45:38 +0000

An epic naval battle of amazing proportions! “Amazing” being miniature and “epic” being, well, let’s just say we had to wear eye goggles. Really! The incredibly talented seamen hand-crafted the robotic warships and controlled them from the side of Maker Faire ocean with radio remote controls, shooting 1/4″ diameter steel balls from their ships’ torpedo […]

What is Steampunk?

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 02:58:15 +0000

Travel with us back in time, back to Victorian days when men wore corsets, ladies wrote letters and the computers were steam-powered. What?? That’s right! Steampunk takes you back to a past that never was, and flies you in a dirigible to a future that will never be. What is steampunk? Take a look and […]

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Tactical Corsets for Her Stylish Protection

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 08:47:45 +0000

The GETV crew ran into Utilikilt clad Alex Peake at Maker Faire because of a rumor that he was making Tactical Corsets! With beautiful model at the ready, Irina and Alex unzip the mysteries of this military grade corset. What’s a tactical corset you ask? Here’s how describes them: Tactical Corsets are high-fashion, high-function […]

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“Goodbye London” an Animated Music Video

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 19:26:15 +0000

Luke Jackson is a Canadian musician who recently collaborated with animator Murray John to create this music video, using stop motion photography and 2-D animation, for Luke’s song “Goodbye London”. Here’s what Luke has to say about the video’s production: As far as the video itself is concerned, I approached London-based animator Murray John with […]

PEZ Candy Goliath vs PEZ Fanboy David

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 08:24:35 +0000

You’ve heard this one before. Big faceless corporate giant who makes adorable product goes after small-time fanboy who loves adorable product. In this case, it’s the PEZ Candy Company suing Gary Doss, the owner and curator of a museum of PEZ memorabilia. Gary has run the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia for 14 years and […]

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Kevin Moore is a Geek Pornographer (SFW)

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 23:46:05 +0000

Irina met Kevin Moore on Flickr a while back, swooning over a photo of his black kitty kat. Little did she know this geek was a specialist in a different kind of kitty! Turns out Kevin shoots, directs and edits adult movies. Who knew! With his nerdy background as a Unix admin, a wrangler of […]

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The Making of Browncoats: Redemption, a Firefly Fan Film

Wed, 22 Jul 2009 01:01:38 +0000

Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity left a giant indelible mark in the wild west of modern science fiction, leaving rabid fans wanting more, much more. Rather than wait for Fox or NBC to come around and maybe give fans what they crave, some fans have taken it upon themselves to extend the Firefly story themselves. […]

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Chris Anderson Speaks for Free

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:17:59 +0000

When our pal Kevin Smokler slid us the opportunity to interview one of the legendary thinkers and writers of the geekosphere, we pounced on the chance. Chris Anderson resuscitated Wired magazine back from the brink of the geek deadpool and is notable for coining the term The Long Tail, which he penned a book on. […]

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Video Guitars are the Future of Music

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 03:56:20 +0000

Which comes first, the music or the video? The question is moot now that artisan Ben Lewry of Visionary Instruments, has built an LCD video display into his guitar. After several prototypes, his custom video guitars now can run visualizations or movies by simply popping in a USB thumbdrive into a back panel. Visualizations can […]

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MakerBot Dreams of Evil Darth Vader Heads

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 16:06:02 +0000

It’s true. The future is here. Really. Anything you can dream in 3D can be made real. MakerBot’s affordable Cupcake CNC, a slightly larger than a breadbox 3D printer, will take your 3D modeled dreams and make them manifest. MakerBot’s Bre Pettis, a man who knows how a lot about making robots and dreams come […]

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What’choo Talking About, Todd Bridges?

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 16:08:23 +0000

You may not want to run up to legendary American TV actor Todd Bridges and yell “What’choo talkin’ bout, Willis?” (in case you were born in the 90’s, Bridges played Gary Coleman’s older brother Willis on the historic TV series “Diff’rent Strokes” — the molestation episode is classic!) For the past few years, Bridges has […]

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TechCab Confessions: MC Frontalot

Thu, 28 May 2009 09:24:41 +0000

For our third installment of TechCab Confessions we have uber nerdcore rapper (the one who coined the term!) MC Frontalot take the hot seat, err, back seat of the taxi. For those of you joining us in medias res, GETV’s TechCab series takes geeks for a ride while they confess their technological sins to a […]

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Woz Plays Serious Segway Polo in the Park

Tue, 19 May 2009 08:28:43 +0000

This is rewind week as we delve back into the archives to pull out this favorite geek gem from 2006. We attended a hoity toity Segway Polo match for charity with GETV alums Steve Wozniak and Victor Miller where GETV Guest Segway Sportscaster Nicole Shipley (daughter of Veritas Software founder Dale Shipley) asked hard hitting […]

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TechCab Confessions: Julia Allison

Tue, 12 May 2009 10:42:47 +0000

Now for a second installment of our Tech Cab Confessions series, we have none other than NonSociety’s Julia Allison, who answers Irina’s never-ending query of how geeks have “destroyed themselves of others” on the internet. In case you are new to our Tech Cab, Irina drove around Austin, picking up her victims, oops, we mean […]

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1,000 Hypermiles on a Single Tank of Gas

Tue, 05 May 2009 08:28:12 +0000

Is it really possible to get over 1,000 miles out of single tank of gas? If you are a “hypermiler”, you know this to be true. This week we’re doing something a little different here at GETV. Our new field contributor Scott Stead in Washington, DC, has been following the Ford 1000 Mile Challenge. Scott […]

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CAPTCHA Demystified

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:00:14 +0000

Thanks to our friends at Intel, Irina and editor Kevin flew to Portland where not only did they get to tour the top secret chip-making labs (no camera’s allowed) but they met some disprutive tech guys in the realm of CAPTCHAs. You may not know what a CAPTCHA is, but we’re pretty sure you’ve used […]

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Tim Wu on Network Neutrality

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:17:02 +0000

For our 200th episode, we get sorta serious with the subject matter, but dont worry, there’s still LOLcats involved. We talk to a very esoteric and smarty-pants guy, Columbia University law school professor Tim Wu (he’s hot too! but married) — he’s the guy who even the FCC trusts to help them make fair laws […]

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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Grows Geek Roots

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:14:38 +0000

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was a recent guest speaker at the Long Now Foundation’s SALT (Seminars About Long-term Thinking) monthly speaker series. Typically, SALT hosts big thinker uber geeks like Jimmy Wales, Clay Shirky and Neal Stephenson. San Francisco being the geek capital of the world, it’s no surprise that Newsom knows how to […]

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TechCab Confessions – Part 1

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 00:44:26 +0000

We know in your drunken stupor you all forgot that you went to SXSW and Texas last month, never mind what you confessed to Irina as she drove you around in our gloriously luxurious TechCab …. But guess what, it’s all on tape for ever and ever and ever on the internet! After our newest […]

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Brad Warner is Not Your Typical Zen Master

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 19:33:03 +0000

What do Zen Buddhism, hardcore punk and Japanese monster movies have in common? We don’t know either, but bass player turned Zen Master Brad Warner stitches it altogether for us. Violet Blue gets the skinny from Warner at Green Apple Books in San Francisco, after a signing for his most recent book, Zen Wrapped in […]

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Wu Tang’s RZA Reveals His Inner Geek

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 22:24:05 +0000

So we all know RZA is one of the greatest rappers of all time. But did you guys know he’s a total geek out gangsta? At another of RZA’s Hip-Hop Chess events, we ask him to tell us his thoughts about technology and the internet. And the Wu Tang leader schools Irina, telling her to […]

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Jonas Luster Talks MMORPGs

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:43:57 +0000

Jonas Luster is man of many hats: video game designer, chef, opinionated loudmouth, humanitarian, peace keeper and now a father. In this expose, Jonas tells us a bit about the world of MMORPGs, something he’s intimately familiar with. Episode links: Jonas Luster, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars Format: iPhone/iPod (.m4v)

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Exploring WonderCon 2009

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:27:48 +0000

For the first time ever, GETV heads over to WonderCon and Irina’s fears of growing up without coming books and not knowing enough about super heroes were allayed. Attacked by a hot baby-dyke version of the Joker, she is saved by hot baby-dyke Batman and Robin! She also hears “these aren’t the droids you’re looking […]

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Is It Possible to Love a Horse Too Much?

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 03:27:14 +0000

After watching the movie ZOO during one night of insomnia, Irina decided that a Boeing geek who worked on black ops, built guided missile systems and ended up dying of horse intercourse could be a good topic for an episode. ZOO is about Kenneth Pinyan, a Boeing engineer who died “due to acute peritonitis [that […]

Scandalous Twitter Habits: Part Two

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 09:56:01 +0000

We like Twitter so much, we’re bringing you a second installment of Hot Twitter Habits. Some might even say scandalous! We find out what a bunch of drunken San Francisco tweetizens had to say about twittering on the can, following and celebrity identities. You know you want to know. Watch, then reveal your Twitter habits […]

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Hot Twitter Habits: Part One

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 06:59:57 +0000

Now that Twitter has hit the mainstream, let’s find out how the masses use their beloved service. In this first episode of two, we stop by the Twestival event to discover what some San Francisco tweetizens’ first Twitter posts were as well as how some use the service in more intimate of ways. You’ll need […]

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Double D & the Spy Who Sorta Liked Me

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:41:59 +0000

If you happen to be a daily TWiT watcher, you may have caught Leo Laporte and Irina doing some improvisational sketch comedy. Leo and Irina are pretty wacky together, their imaginations flowing as freely as dry-erase markers on a whiteboard. All Leo knew was that Irina wanted to tie him to a chair and that […]

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Finding Geeks at the Adult Entertainment Expo

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:13:12 +0000

For the first time in GETV history, the crew went to the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, canoodling with porn stars, directors and producers. Braving this new world, Irina scored an interview with uberstar Tera Patrick and her husband Evan Seinfeld. Tera, besides being so gorgeous that she’s hard to look at dead on, […]

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Manifest Hope in DC

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:20:48 +0000

On this eve of historic change in America, we visit the Manifest Hope: DC gallery exhibition in Washington, DC. Manifest Hope: DC is a hopeful and moving collection of works by over 100 of the nation’s artists, celebrating the grassroots movement that ushered Barack Obama into the presidency. First time guest “Change Correspondent” Ali Bates […]

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Massage Release of CES 2009

Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:07:15 +0000

GETV was invited by Intel to come to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and we were happy to go. While every other new outlet was happy covering the Palm Pre (thinner than Nicole Ritchie, they say!) and the best blu-rays, GETV decided to go where the PEOPLE went! The most crowded booths at […]

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The Last Macworld Expo

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:47:23 +0000

We know there was some tech news at Macworld, but the only talk we heard was all about Steve Jobs’ absence from Apple’s party of the year and his fans’ speculation about his health. GETV is as grateful to Steve as any dedicated fanboy, but we still need to do our job = make you […]

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Interfacing with Aza Raskin

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 20:56:49 +0000

You may not know 24-year-old Aza Raskin’s name, but if you are reading this in a Firefox browser on a Mac then you should say a big huge thank you to his family. Aza’s late father Jef started the Macintosh project at Apple. YES. And Aza is the user interface designer at Mozilla Labs. Honestly, […]

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Santa Takes Over San Francisco

Mon, 22 Dec 2008 21:44:53 +0000

Santacon aka Santarchy, a jolly rampage of hundreds maybe thousands of Santas, is an annual tradition that occurs in cities all across the globe. Nowhere is it more diverse and well attended than in San Francisco, where the tradition started some 15 years ago when the Cacophony Society decided that Christmas should have a more […]

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Fog City Wrestling

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:23:23 +0000

If you’ve never seen muscle men in spandex, masks, tattoos and make up running around jumping on top of each other and screaming, you haven’t been to a wrestling show! After 30 years of downtime, San Francisco’s Fog City Wrestling promises a monthly dose of pro-wresting hijinks mixed with kitchy Mexican Lucha Libre with a […]

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Hip Hop Chess Kids

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:22:22 +0000

It just about time for the Second Annual Chess Kings Invitational and Scholarship Exhibition Tournament brought to you by none other than the Bay Area’s own Hip Hop Chess Federation! That’s quite a mouthful, but say it again cuz it’s worth it. With help from friends like the Wu Tang Clan, HHCF has given out […]

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Cupcake Camp Isn’t Just for Sugar Lovers

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 12:34:41 +0000

What do bakers of cupcakes and geek unconferences have in common? A lot it turns out. Both spawn high amounts of sugary fueled goodness, encourage collaboration for common tasty goals and openly share the processes to reach them. CupcakeCamp, modeled after BarCamp, encourages campers to make, bake or just eat cupcakes. Tastings are self organized […]

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Inside Leo Laporte’s Cottage

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 21:58:42 +0000

In this episode, Irina found herself an embedded reporter in the manly brown leather and earthy wood enclave of serious tech guru Leo Laporte. In case you haven’t listened to or watched one of Leo’s 14 netcasts, feel free to Google his name. Not only is he famous on the Internet, he’s also won an […]

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The Art of Royce Bannon

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 16:29:10 +0000

While Irina was in NYC doing fancy schmancy things for Columbia Journalism School, she called her long-time Flickr friend and graffiti artist Royce Bannon to catch up. Irina met Royce when he was the photo editor of The Source hip hop magazine — he sent her a hand-painted tshirt that she wore an early episode […]

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Election Night in San Francisco

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:08:07 +0000

After seeing that the old confederate state of Virginia went and voted for Obama, the GETV crew make some history of its own by pulling an all-nighter and doing a first-ever spot-news deadline episode! BUT ITS CUZ OBAMA IS PRESIDENT ELECT! We had to go out and party with the people of San Francisco and […]

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Leslie Hall Knows Her Gem Sweater

Tue, 04 Nov 2008 16:22:49 +0000

So this episode is what happens when our own wacky lady Irina meets an even wackier lady, Leslie Hall. In case you dont know Leslie Hall, she’s best known for her Gem Sweater Museum and her incredible hip-hop influenced music videos, like “Shoot them in the Brain.” Leslie has toured the world with her music […]

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Escape from Berkeley

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:56:48 +0000

By any non-petroleum means necessary. That is the motto that propels a dozen vehicles of various design along the “Escape from Berkeley” road rally from Berkeley, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. Part Cannonball Run and part Mad Max, these NASA scientists and junkyard fabricators aim to complete the rally, win the $5000 prize and forever […]

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Nerdcore Manifest Destiny

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 05:58:40 +0000

When Bryce Case, Jr. aka YT Cracker called the GETV team to say he was in San Francisco to record an album with MC Lars, Irina had an idea. “Let’s make a rap video!” she said to the two pillars of nerdcore, who emailed her a song immediately. A few days later, Irina and producer […]

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A Day at the LOLzoo

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 21:59:21 +0000

If you’re watching this episode and don’t know what a LOLcat is, that’s like going to France and not knowing what’s inside an escargot shell. But never fear, we try to ‘splain it to you in the first few moments so that everyone, n00bs and all, can have fun at the LOLzoo! Creators of the […]

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In the Church of Peaches Christ

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 19:35:25 +0000

For the 11th year in a row, San Francisco film geeks came to worship at the Church of Peaches Christ this past summer of 2008. In case you are one of the uninitiated and unbaptized, the annual two-month-long event known as Midnight Mass is much more than a midnight movie. Irina sat down with the […]

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Ian Spector is Chuck Norris Facts

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 23:31:49 +0000

You think you know, but you have no idea… tough Chuck Norris really is until you read Ian Spector’s book “The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About the World’s Greatest Human.” GETV caught up with Ian at MIT’s ROFLcon and – despite the fact that Irina only knows about “Walker, Texas Ranger” because it […]

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Vlog Deathmatch

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 02:35:38 +0000

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. well, ok maybe not THAT long ago, but in internet years it feels like forever since the musical Vlog Deathmatch challenge that Doc Pop and Irina (almost) pwned in May 2007! We decided to repost the video here during the week that our new producer […]

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Gumball 3000 Rally

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 08:57:20 +0000

Welcome to the annual Gumball 3000 international road rally, where the players are rich and the spectators wish they were. Episode links: Gumball 3000 (official), Gumball 3000 (wikipedia) Formats: iPod/iPhone (.m4v) | Quicktime (.mov)

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We Like Chess

Sat, 30 Aug 2008 02:03:32 +0000

This video is what happens when you put RZA, chess and 3 dorky geeks who like to rap into one giant mixing bowl! The legendary rapper and award winning chess-master decided to start — a website and give part of the proceeds to scholarships for needy kids. To promote the website, Wuchess and RZA […]

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Don’t Hassel the Hoff, David Hasselhoff

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:56:31 +0000

One man can make a difference! That tag line rang through every episode of the hit 80s tv show Knight Rider every Friday night as Michael aka David Hasselhoff raced his faithful K.I.T.T. into the hearts of millions of women — and men, really — in the world! In this episode, GETV catches up with […]

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Comic-Con 2008: A Quick Tour

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 09:02:56 +0000

We spent some quality time at this year’s mega sci-fi spectacle Comic-Con, held annually in San Diego. Here we take a quick visual tour of the exhibition hall and the autograph lounge. How many faces and characters do you recognize? Episode links: Comic-Con 2008, Photos Formats: iPod/iPhone (.m4v) | Quicktime (.mov)

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Deep Inside the Man Behind Pixel Corps

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 06:32:00 +0000

If you haven’t heard of Star Wars, stop reading now. If you have heard of Star Wars and especially Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, then you’re in for a treat. Alex spent several years working at Industrial Lights and Magic working on Star Wars #4, er, #1, and is also the founder of […]

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Heklina, Queen Drag Geek

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:17:15 +0000

Irina has been shadowing dragstar Heklina around San Francisco for so long, she may as well get a Tranny Chaser t-shirt! You can get one for yourself at Heklina’s legendary party called Trannyshack — mucking up our fair city weekly for 12 years, the club night has been officially recognized by our own special mayor, […]

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WWWDC Smackdown!

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 16:12:05 +0000

While some of tech nobodies thought some kind of Apple event crowded out San Francisco with geeky types, Irina knew better. Tens of thousands of people pummeled our fair city with their presence to attend the WWWDC — the World Wide Wrestling Developers Conference, where nerdy alter ego’s of pale weaklings body-slammed each other deep […]

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John Wayne Memorial Balloon Fight

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:01:33 +0000

June 11 is John Wayne’s birthday and what better way to commemorate the Duke’s enduring legacy than the John Wayne Memorial Balloon Fight at Alamo Square in San Francisco? Don’t answer that, let’s let Irina try. Episode links: John Wayne, John Wayne Memorial Balloon Fight, Music: Doctor Popular Formats available: iPod/iPhone (.m4v) | Quicktime (.mov)

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Unified Theory of LOLs

Fri, 30 May 2008 17:40:17 +0000

Ben Huh, chief cheezburger of I Can Has Cheezburger has turned his love of LOLCats into a popular site and even scored a book deal. While at MIT for ROFLCon, he stepped into the role of Stephen LOLking to explain the mysteries of his Universal Theory of LOLS to Irina. Episode Links: I Can Has […]

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JibJab Funny Guys

Mon, 12 May 2008 16:48:49 +0000

JibJab is known for their short, funny music and political videos that you’ve no doubt forwarded to your mother or sister at least twice. While at ROLFcon in Boston, we ran into three mustachioed men who are writers and producers for JibJab. Irina demands they be funny. Episode links: JibJab, ROFLcon, Scott Beale / Laughing […]

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MC Frontalot is the Nerdcorest

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:06:08 +0000

MC Frontalot, pioneer in the realm of the lyrically nerdcore, sits down with Irina to share some thoughts on life, movies and music. Episode links: MC Frontalot, Nerdcore Rising, Doctor Popular, ytcracker Formats available: iPod/iPhone (.m4v) | Quicktime (.mov)

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What has the Internet done for you lately?

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 15:55:02 +0000

While at our favorite geek summer camp known as SXSW Interactive, Irina polls a few peeps on what the Internet and SXSW has done for them lately. The answers are as varied as they are earnest. Episode links: SXSW Interactive, M dot Strange, Guy Kawasaki, AllTop, Tim Ferriss, Michael Verdi, Jason Toney, Liz Gannes, Clarence, […]

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Interesting Technologies Emerge

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 02:40:17 +0000

O’Reilly’s Emerging Technology conference is often ground zero for useful and meaningful tech stuff and the geeks who invent them. In 2004, Flickr debuted here. In 2008, many DIY projects bloom, such as Socialbomb, aerial drones, binary LED watches, modular programmable open source gadgets and cheap open source robots. We talk to a few of […]

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A Day in the Life of a Pro Video Gamer

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 09:23:44 +0000

It’s a hard life being most excellent at most video games, but Johnathan Wendel aka Fatal1ty doesn’t shy away from the challenge. So what does happen in a typical day of a professional video game player? That’s what we really wanted to know too, so Irina invades Fatal1ty’s hotel room to find out. Episode links: […]

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Pillow Fight: Make Feathers, Not War

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:31:04 +0000

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than beating the crap out of someone else’s lover with a pillow? That’s exactly what happened when over a thousand lost souls gathered in San Francisco on this fateful day for the annual rite of passage known as Pillow Fight. Episode links: Pillow Fight San Francisco, Chocolate Rain […]

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Anonymous vs Scientology

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 18:41:53 +0000

Anonymous is a nebulous and faceless group that normally lives comfortably on the Internet but has chosen to step into meatspace on this particular day to face off with the Church of Scientology, an organization which it considers to be illegal and immorally coercive. Scientology labels Anonymous a ‘cyber terrorist’ group. Protests against Scientology were […]

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ANSI Art for the Masses

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 02:15:04 +0000

Back before there was the Internet, early caveman dialed into computer bulletin board systems or BBSes to get their online fix. Many of these boards distinguished themselves with ANSI art, an early form of electronic cave paintings. ANSI was an extension to the even earlier form of caveman communication known as ASCII used in MS-DOS […]

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A Day at the Cat Show

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 05:34:57 +0000

We all know that one crazy cat lady who puts her complete love, money and affection into her feline friends. Do you know what happens when crazy cat ladies come together and subject their little love muffins to the scrutiny of the harsh lights and exacting judges? Neither did we which is why Irina Slutsky […]

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Commodore 64 Turns 25

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 21:32:43 +0000

The Commodore 64 home computer celebrated its 25th birthday at the Computer History Museum with several luminaries of the 8-bit computing era present. We take a peek at this popular pesky piece of silicon and plastic and try to get an idea of why the Commodore 64 was the best selling personal computer in history […]

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Supporting the Striking Writers

Wed, 12 Dec 2007 11:01:55 +0000

GETV pops down to Los Angeles to see how geeks can help support the striking television and movie writers of Hollywood. Solidarity through double-clicking or not double-clicking, that is the question. Irina catches up with writer and actor Seth Rogen, Chris Provenzano,Phil Rosenthal and Richard Potter on the picket line to find out from them […]

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A Festival of Vintage Computers

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 08:21:55 +0000

Where do old computers go to die? We’re not sure, but we do know where the digital old folks home is. We take a trip down the valley to Mountain View for the 2007 Vintage Computer Festival. We happily discover 8-bit wonders living life as if it were 1980 all over again. We find Commodore […]

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NewTeeVee Live: Old Media & New Talent

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 04:11:53 +0000

Here’s a bit more coverage from the NewTeeVee Live conference. Irina asks some new media talent about the old media game. Episode links: NewTeeVee Live, CNET Webware, French Maid TV, ICM, The Dot Comix, Tiki Bar TV Formats available: Portable (iPod/iPhone) | Quicktime (.mov)

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NewTeeVee Live: Pleats and a Long Tail

Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:55:52 +0000

We dropped into the inaugural NewTeeVee Live! conference this week so Irina could ask some burning questions on fashion, content, and of course everyone’s favorite subject, the long tail. Episode links: NewTeeVee Live, Revision3, Laughing Squid, OpenRoad.TV, Xlntads, Heather Gold, Seesmic Formats available: Portable (iPod/iPhone) | Quicktime (.mov)

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What is GETV?

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:41:25 +0000

Maybe this will help, maybe it won’t. Thanks to the ever prolific Doc Popular for the hook up with some custom intro and outro theme music, debuting for the first time in this little inspirational piece. Formats available: Quicktime (.mov) | Portable (iPod)

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Exploring the PEZ Museum

Thu, 01 Nov 2007 23:17:53 +0000

The fun dispensable candy known as PEZ is undoubtedly one of the geeky wonders of the world. We got super excited when we learned that the world’s only PEZ museum was a mere half hour drive down the road. Justine Ezarik aka iJustine was in town, and it turns out that she’s a huge PEZ […]

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Hip Hop Chess Tournament

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 06:01:46 +0000

We got wind of a big chess tournament happening with some of the big names in hip hop, so of course we had to see what this was all about. Turns out the Hip Hop Chess Federation was putting on the inaugural Chess Kings Invitational, an event with the brightest young minds of chess competing […]

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