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Nate the Great 10-28-2009 03:39 AM

Amazing Things I Learned Today!
 
Hey, a new forum game! The title is pretty self explanatory.

Drumroll please!

The Amazing Thing I Learned Today Number 1 is...

The Barenaked Ladies sang the theme song for Big Bang Theory!

Nate the Great 11-07-2009 11:13 PM

TATILT #2

Barclay actually appeared in more episodes of Voyager (6) than NextGen (5)!

Nate the Great 11-15-2009 01:59 AM

TATILT #3

The movie "The Last Unicorn" can be considered a hybrid of anime and Rankin/Bass. This combination strangely works.

See MarzGurl's review on YouTube. (She calls herself the Nostalgia Chick because she was a contender for that title using this as her submission, but she didn't earn that title)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c5cnsjJwIQ

Nate the Great 11-15-2009 10:54 PM

TATILT #4

http://www.boston.com/business/artic...__for_parking/

A man paid $300,000 for a parking space. And this isn't even a parking space in a secure heated lot and security guards, this is a parking space On. The. Street.

Dude! If I had that much money I'd move to another apartment that had free parking spaces. Or maybe move to another city that had cheaper parking!

Nate the Great 11-19-2009 03:08 AM

TATILT #5

As I was driving today I was reminiscing about ''The Princess Diaries 2," and I started pondering where else I saw the actor who played Nicholas. It was really nagging me, then it hit me like a ton of bricks: that guy was Chris Pine, our newest Captain Kirk!

Wow. Just wow.

Nate the Great 11-29-2009 10:54 PM

TATILT #6

"Mary Sue" is a term invented in a Star Trek fanfic. Or maybe I already knew that, and the information's just been buried under all the other junk rattling around my head. Whatever.

Nate the Great 12-16-2009 11:31 AM

TATILT #7

Alan Rickman was in Die Hard! I've never seen the movie, but I saw this in the Nostalgia Critic's newest video...

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/vid...801-ncchlist11

Nate the Great 12-24-2009 02:56 AM

TATILT #8

Diagon Alley from Harry Potter is a pun on "diagonally." It is physically painful that in ten years I've never figured that one out.

MaverickZer0 12-24-2009 06:05 AM

Please tell me you got 'Knockturn Alley' (nocturnally).

Nate the Great 01-18-2010 08:49 PM

TATILT #9

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny and the Potter Puppet Pals have the same creator, Niel Cicierega AKA Lemon Demon!

Wow. Just wow. This one is understandable, as I've always seen the name "Niel Cicierega" attached to PPP and "Lemon Demon" attached to TUSOUD. I never knew they were the same person, however.

P.S. Watch the Potter Puppet Pals!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XI...eature=related

Nate the Great 01-20-2010 05:02 AM

TATILT #10

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mister_Clean

Mister Clean's first name is Veritably!

Ugh. Just ugh.

Nate the Great 02-02-2010 03:21 AM

TATILT #11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael...and_television

The same guy did the score for The Incredibles, Speed Racer, and Star Trek 11!

Nate the Great 02-19-2010 12:49 AM

TATILT #12

I've long known that Ron Wasserman was responsible for some of the classic Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers music, but I just learned that he also worked on some music for the Sailor Moon dub!

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronwasserman

Nate the Great 02-23-2010 11:07 PM

TATILT #13

I'm a big fan of both Ranma 1/2 and X-Men Evolution, so I was surprised to learn that they share a few voice actors!

Venus Terzo=Jean Grey and Female Ranma
Richard Ian Cox=Quicksilver and Male Ranma

Now that TVTropes has pointed it out, I'm having one of those slap my own forehead moments. Of course those voices are the same!

Nate the Great 04-05-2010 09:45 PM

TATILT #14

For complicated reasons I stumbled upon my old Yahoo account. I haven't signed into that account for at least five years. It's so old that it still listed the Five-Minute Stargate site (the GeoCities one) and the 3Sygma version of Five-Minute Voyager, plus Sev Trek from the days when the entire archive was still free. Seriously, an amazing thing I learned today!

Nate the Great 05-06-2010 07:32 AM

TATILT #15

There may be justice in the world after all!

Fan-game The Silver Lining (the unofficial King's Quest 9) was shut down a few months ago by the rights owners, but the overwhelming fan support and petitions have reopened negotiations!

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/...-quest-sequel/

Nate the Great 05-22-2010 10:55 AM

TATILT #16

There are actually Skeeball leagues! Skeeball has always been one of my favorite games in that category of arcade games.

http://unitedsocialsports.com/

Nate the Great 05-26-2010 05:24 AM

This one will take a little setup. I'm a fan of Hayley Mills' early Disney movies (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, etc.), so I was delighted to discover someone had actually written a fan song about her...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Csg9f0TXSK4

It's a relatively obscure song, so...

TATILT #17

Someone actually reworked it to be a fan song for the Beatles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDMAES4utqg

Zeke 05-26-2010 05:33 AM

Here's something amazing I learned today: I'm not the only one who's joked about illegal Klingon immigration. I do seem to be the only one who came up with it unprompted, though.

Zeke 07-18-2010 06:40 PM

The best way to get two hexagons out of a square is actually <a href="http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt243/CZeke/?action=view&current=hexfit.jpg">simpler than you might expect</a>.


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