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Powet Alphabet: L is for Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens episode "Lucious Lou"
Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

Shia LaBeouf, the greatest actor of our time, has done many amazing things, yet is constantly the butt of fanboy’s jokes as they accuse him of having raped their childhood. Let’s take a look at the life of this amazing man!

Shia LaBeouf eating a banana

Shia LaBeouf eating a banana

Shia was born in a Jewish hippy household in 1986. His family name “LaBeouf” is a spelling nightmare of the French “Le Boeuf” or “The Bull”. With parents that were free spirited performers it’s no surprise he made the career choices that he did. LaBeouf, who has a natural comedic talent which is often overlooked, began performing at comedy clubs as young as the age of 10, and pursued various shitty roles in TV shows until his big break.

Young Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens pilot

Young Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens pilot

In 1999 Shia landed the lead role in the Disney Channel comedy series Even Stevens. This was a hilarious show which to this day is the only thing to fully exploit his vast array of comedic ability. Even at 13 years old right from the first season this show featured some hilarious episodes like “Battle of the Bands” and “Movie Madness” which are full of top notch performances by Shia.

Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens episode "Battle of the Bands"

Shia LaBeouf in the Even Stevens episode 'Battle of the Bands'

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SDCC 2010: Joss Whedon OFFICIALLY directing Avengers

This is common knowledge at this point, but during one of the panels at SDCC, Joss Whedon was directly asked what his involvement was in the forthcoming Avengers film. His response was, “the Avengers directing job is not an official thing from Marvel but …I’m making it official RIGHT NOW!” So, there ya go. Joss Whedon is directing the Avengers. 20 minutes into the film, it will end prematurely and cause nerdrage throughout the internet causing countless online petitions to be started.

[via Newsarama]

Thanks to bentheo for the tip!

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Powet Alphabet: J is for JJ, Joss, and Judd

Since the alphabet is the building block of our language, the Powet Alphabet is the building block of what makes us geeks.

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What is this composite, amalgamated entity? If you’re a fan of anything Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, or generally geek, you’ve seen movies and/or TV shows by at least one of these three gentlemen — if not all three — even if you don’t know their names. Of the many things they have in common, the most obvious (and least important) is that all of their names start with “J”. I frequently can’t think of one without thinking of the other two. Together they are like some triune entity, the three faces of a Geek (not “Greek”) god.

Let’s explore their credentials together.

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Lawrence Maroney, Voltron fan, forms the head

Having been on a bit of a Voltron kick lately with the ‘V’ Powet Alphabet article and my most recent edition of PowetToys featuring the Voltron I-Men and the halloween costumes made by Sindra and myself, I couldn’t help but laugh when a good friend sent me a link to this video of a local newscast from the Boston area. Lawrence Maroney of the New England Patriots told reporters they needed to sit down and watch some cartoons with their kids because they had no idea who Voltron was.

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Akira Yamaoka Jumps Konami Ship?

akira_yamaokaAccording to gaming site Aeropause, and followed up on Resident Evil/Silent Hill fansite The Horror is Alive, word has it that long-time Konami composer Akira Yamaoka has left the big-name game publisher after 16 years of dedicated duty.

Yamaoka is most well known for his work done for the Silent Hill series of games, having almost single-handedly worked on everything from the first game right up to the yet-released re-make ‘Shattered Memories’. Combining haunting ambient melodies with soft rock tunes, Yamaoka has been praised for helping make the survival-horror series what it is today. He is also credited with having worked on the soundtracks to Gradius III & IV, Contra: Shattered Solider, and Rumble Roses.

One can only hope that this is just heavy rumor, as no official word from Konami has been released thus far, though this could be in an attempt to smooth things over. Speaking as a avid fan of the Silent Hill series, I can say with certainty that if these rumor do indeed prove true, then Konami has lost one of their pinnacle members, as well as the last remaining key of Team Silent. That is a truly devastating thing to think about for this little fan.

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Capt. Lou Dies – Mario Weeps

super-mario-showOn a somber note, Captain. Lou Albano, known for work in the older WWF, but famous for his portrayal of Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, has passed away at the age of 76 in his Mount Vernon home.
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Powetcast Episode 17: Cobra Commander’s Moustache

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More and more, the games Powet plays are $10-$15 add-ons and episodic content. Is this trend wide-spread? Is the era of expensive, disc-based gaming over?

Also, news of the video game world at GamesCom and BlizzCon, reviews of Ponyo, District 9, the new Professor Layton (out today), and more! Also introducing special guest Shaun Hatton of Toronto Thumbs and the 4 Color Rebellion network!

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Direct Link: Powetcast Episode 17: Cobra Commander’s Moustache

(Do you still buy games on discs? Love Steam and downloadable content? Leave a comment below!)

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Curse of the Cat-Girl

catgirlThe heavy convention season is upon us here at Powet. Having just wrapped up at Anime Boston last weekend, and now a good majority of us looking to make waves at Botcon this coming weekend, its always nice to sit down and reflect upon all the collective great experiences we have had dealing with the various staples of convention hopping. Truly, conventions can be a wondrous thing, amongst all our fellow geeky brethren trading intricate knowledge about all types of media and content. Unfortunately not all of these staples are good ones, and sadly one of the most notorious of all conventions are a seemingly blaring constant the cat-girl.
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