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June 03, 2010

Watching TV With Your Kids Creates Deep Familial Bonds If You Have The Proper Components

Sony-flat-screen-tv I'll be honest with you. Unless I'm in one of those whimsical kindergarten teacher moods with animated blue birds perched on my shoulders, I don't like talking to my kids that much. We don't share many interests. Except one. Click Here


May 25, 2010

The Family Ties That Bind Also Record

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'And there's a built in webcam...' my husband's voice trailed off as he started playing with another awesometastic feature on the shiny new laptop he had presented to me for my birthday. I remember those words loud and clear; now I had my very first webcam.


April 29, 2010

Upcoming 3D Movies I Might Pass On

3d-audience My family and I go to the movies a fair amount, usually at least once a month. And I'm one of those people who actually likes the 20 minutes of trailers that play before the movie. I like seeing what's going to be coming out so that I can say, "Ohh, that looks good, we'll have to see that," or mercilessly snark on it, a la Mystery Science Theater 3000.


April 22, 2010

Michael Jackson Inspired Cirque du Soliel Show, Joe Jackson Takes A Pass

Joe-Jackson Cirque du Soliel has signed a deal to take Michael Jackson's songs and dance moves, freak them up a bit, and turn the whole she-bang into a travelling circus and Las Vegas show. 

Joe Jackson, as usual, frowned his grumpy old man face and said "I won't see it."


April 07, 2010

8-Bit Nintendo Meets Dr. Horrible; Nerds Explode

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Game 8-bit video Y'all? I almost done lost my mind when I saw this. I mean, what's more awesome than Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, AMIRITE? Well, the obvious answer is Dr. Horrible as an OLD SKOOL NINTENDO GAME. 



January 07, 2010

To Catch a Thief - World of Warcraft

World-of-warcraft-logo This is going to sound like the plot to a particularly geeky episode of Law & Order but it actually happened.

This guy named Alfred Hightower was in trouble with the law for dealing drugs and so he fled the country.

The fuzz tracked him down by checking up on his World of Warcraft character.


January 04, 2010

More Apocalypse Than You Can Shake A Slow-Motion Stick At

Apocalypse_vasnetsov  So apparently early January is like Mardi Gras for Apocalyptic Fiction except instead of giving drunk coed beads so they'll show their boobs, there are just a couple movies coming out. Okay, so not so much Mardi Gras but definitely something festive like Arbor Day or Talk Like A Pirate Day or whatever. The two films are Daybreakers and The Book of Eli, and one has vampires and the other has Gary Oldman so it's pretty much a coin toss about which one is creepier. (zing!)


December 30, 2009

Jodifur's Top Stuff of 2009

Logo So 2009, I hardly knew ya, and I'm really not going to miss you so much.  But here is the stuff I really loved in 2009.  Starting with....


December 18, 2009

BeTaMaXMas Is Perfect for a Snowy Weekend

TV A bunch of us are anticipating a pretty hefty snowfall this weekend. The perfect activities for such weather are baking, drinking hot chocolate, and watching TV shows...from your childhood.


October 20, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday to IMDb

ImdbIf anyone deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, it's the creators of the Internet Movie Database. Can you imagine how many arguments have been settled because of that site? And would you believe that it's been around 19 years as of this past Saturday?


October 06, 2009

NBA Bans/Restricts Twitter Use

Twitter_fail_whaleThe National Basketball Association established new guidelines restricting the use of social media sites like Twitter by its players and banning the use of such sites during games.


July 24, 2009

Trent Reznor Quits Twitter

Trent_reznor Alternately titled: Trent Reznor Takes His Ball and Goes Home.

I'm going to pay the penance of flattery before I say what brought me to write this in the first place: I have all of Reznor's albums; I've seen him in concert repeatedly; I think "The Fragile" ("Halo Fourteen") is one of the best albums ever recorded, period, and remains one of the most under-appreciate albums of our era. 

That being said I find it truly ironic that the king of industrial is such a temperamental nancy.


July 01, 2009

When I Was a Kid We Had to Flip Tapes Over...in the Snow...Uphill...Both Ways!

Sports_walkman The BBC invited a 13-year-old to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week. Miraculously, he survived.

When getting ready to write this post, I was trying to find a picture of the Sports Walkman that my family had when I was a kid, just because I thought it was the best illustration of the idea of electronics for active people in ancient times (read: 20 years ago).


May 07, 2009

Kindle App for My iPhone: Best Thing Ever

Kindle_iphone Ever since they came out almost two years ago I have coveted my neighbor's Kindle.

Books and electronic handheld technology combined? It makes me all warm on the insides.

Since we can all agree that the best thing in the whole world is the iPhone, (Don't even try to deny it. The only people who disagree are people who don't have one. *she sings* I'd like to buy the world an iPhone and keep it company.) what is the one thing that would make Sarah the happiest in the whole world?

(Not including the ability to lose weight while eating bacon and drinking beer and watching Tampa Bay winning the Super Bowl whilst receiving oral sex, because clearly that would be better than what I am about to tell you about, but not by much.)

Behold: The Kindle App for the iPhone:


April 21, 2009

Internet Troll Sued and Loses

Jason_Fortuny An anonymous plaintiff sued Jason Fortuny, a "famous" Internet troll for invasion of privacy through the publication of private facts, and intrusion, after Mr. Fortuny allegedly posted the man's photograph and personal information on the Internet.  I did not even know anonymous plaintiffs could sue. Don't you have to name yourself in lawsuits?

I guess not, because anonymous plaintiff won $74,252.56 in damages, attorneys fees, and costs when the court entered a default judgment against Jason. A default judgment means he did not answer or defend the complaint.

First spammers, now trolls. The Internet is starting to not be so friendly to idiots.


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