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AOTS Tuesday, March 30

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Posted March 30, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
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The Canon SD3500 digital camera boasts an innovative 3.5" touch screen, optical image stabilization and smart auto mode but Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip find out if these features are worth the $330 cost.
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We all know about the iPad, but what's going on with all these new iPhone rumors? Chris Hardwick talks to Jason Chen, Editor of Gizmodo, to talk about reports about potential new wireless providers and features for the phone.
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Warm up your Blu-ray player because Chris Gore is here with Alison Haislip to give the go on new DVD releases, like RDJ’s 'Sherlock Holmes,' old school horror 'I See the Dead' and 'The Men Who Stare At Goats.'
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Kristin Adams brings a fresh and easy Tuesday news feeding, covering stories on the new iPhone rumors from Daring Fireball, an update from the Large Hadron Collider, Nissan's pricing details for the all electric Leaf car and more.
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Get to know Annalee Newitz, the Editor in Chief of io9, where she talks about amphibious moths and the Cubesail, a satellite programmed to clean up space debris.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
When it comes to dragons and Jesus, only expert Jeremy knows what he's talking about. Find out what he has to say about Jeesyology.
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Go green and stay geek with these recycled gadgets, like a hard drive clock from Russia, a bench made out of keyboards, and a beer bottle chandelier.
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Dad vs. Skateboard, Smooth Jazzica, Japanese Milk Soup, 'Scarface' Kids, Large Hadron Collider Works.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Though the web provides us with a lot of useful information, sometimes it just gives us a big WTF. Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip present to you a man covered in peanut butter.

AOTS Friday, January 22

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Posted January 22, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
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Google's long awaited and rumored Nexus One phone has finally arrived. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira give their take on this new smart phone that runs on Android 2.1 with a 3.7" AMOLED touch screen and a 5 megapixel camera is worth $179.
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Winter break is over, which means it's time to head back to class with NBC's comedy, 'Community'. Kevin Pereira sits down with Alison Brie to talk about her role as Annie, her own college experience and more.
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Ping Pong Table Slide Fail, Dog Kissing Passed Out Fail, Jay Bombs, Voice Band App
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Military correspondent Weston Scott learns how to kick ass--and get his ass kicked--with some serious Muay Thai boxing lessons.
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Tech geeks enjoy CES but audio geeks go crazy for the NAMM trade show. We sent Alex Sim-Wise to check out the latest cutting edge technology in equipment and products from the music industry.
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A Mos Eisley Cantina strip tease is every geek's wet dream. That's why we sent Aryana Hardi, our newest member of the AOTS Viewer Army to the St*r Warz Burlesque Show in a galaxy far, far away...known as Los Angeles.
Two skilled MMA fighters face off in the ring for Attack of the Show's first ever Nerd MMA showdown.
Two skilled MMA fighters face off in the ring for Attack of the Show's first ever Nerd MMA showdown.

Win A Cameo In A Weezer Video!

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Posted January 20, 2010 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Win A Cameo In A Weezer Video!

You like Weezer, don't you? Of course, we all do. Where would we be without the ultimate geek rock outfit having provided the soundtrack to our lives since the mid-90's? In a sad, empty place. That's where we'd be. Now, armed with your remembrance of how awesome Weezer are, can you envision yourself in one of their music videos? Well, you should, because a contest exists that would allow you to do more than envision it, you can make it a reality!

All you have to do is create the funniest music video on the internet, and submit it to our friends over at Key of Awesome for judgment. The top 12 videos will be picked by their judges, and then will be subject to a vote. If you win, you'll be flown out to exotic Los Angeles, California, where you will be given a cameo in a Weezer video. How cool is that? Pretty damn cool, that's how cool. Now get over there and submit your funny video!

Tags: Music

AOTS Wednesday, January 20

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Posted January 20, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto
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Winter break is over, which means it's time to head back to class with NBC's comedy, 'Community'. Kevin Pereira sits down with Alison Brie to talk about her role as Annie, her own college experience and more.
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Tech geeks enjoy CES but audio geeks go crazy for the NAMM trade show. We sent Alex Sim-Wise to check out the latest cutting edge technology in equipment and products from the music industry.
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Celebrate a happy Hump Day with Blair Herter, who brings us the latest headlines on Brock Lesnar returning to the Octagon, a new director for 'Spider-Man 4', Sony's plans to release their motion controller to this Fall and more.
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A Mos Eisley Cantina strip tease is every geek's wet dream. That's why we sent Aryana Hardi, our newest member of the AOTS Viewer Army to the St*r Warz Burlesque Show in a galaxy far, far away...known as Los Angeles.
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At a loss of how to help the earthquake victims in Haiti? Olivia Munn shows how you can contribute with your wallet, like purchasing Blink 182's limited edition Haiti relief t-shirt or buying an iPhone App to donate money through IndieRelief.com and more.
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Be happy. Why? It's simple. You don't waste your time filming videos of getting hit in the nuts or hitting your head with a stereo...or do you? It's another round of Break Moments.
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Ping Pong Table Slide Fail, Dog Kissing Passed Out Fail, Jay Bombs, Voice Band App
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Will Forte takes on his popular Saturday Night Live character in this trailer for MacGruber starring Ryan Phillippe, Kristen Wiig and villain Val Kilmer.
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Here it is! Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn demo the fun Voice Band app on the iPhone for some musical fun. Per their request, this has been featured, highlighted, tagged and tweeted...but not nuked. That comes later.

Women of the Web #8: Alex Sim-Wise »


Tech geeks have CES in Las Vegas but audio geeks have the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show to showcase the cutting edge equipment, products and ideas from the music industry. Women of the Web correspondent Alex Sim-Wise crossed the pond to cover the 2010 NAMM show, which you can catch tonight on Attack of the Show at 7p.

And in case some of you need some help remembering the beautiful Alex Sim-Wise, check out her Women of the Web video above.

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Attack of the Staff: Scott Moschella, Senior Segment ProducerHometown: Wayne, NJ
Position: I’m kind of the kicker. I’m always there, I have a very specific skill set, I work hard when I need to and I’ll sometimes surprise you by winning the game.
Favorite Season: Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3
Least Favorite Nickname: Skeeter

AOTB: What do you do on AOTS?

I produce various segments including Web Tools, Go Hack Yourself, As Seen on TV, Quick Hit, Kings of Dot Comedy, Who’s Who on YouTube and The Feed. That means I have to find and research sites/apps/YouTube celebrities/games, write the scripts, gather or shoot the footage and hand all of that over to one of our editors who cuts each segment into 2 – 3 minutes worth of television. That’s how we make TV magic.

AOTB: What is your favorite moment from the show?


First, here’s a classic favorite moment from The Screen Savers: We enjoyed playing practical jokes on the set and I probably should have gotten fired for this but, I changed one of our co-host’s lines in the teleprompter to say, “… and I’m not wearing any pants.” The co-host, Dan Huard was also my roommate and I honestly didn’t think he would actually read the lines, but, he did and the rest is history.

I’m going to have to say, my favorite AOTS moment was during our 1,000th episode when Kevin finally realized his dream of catching a greased pig with his bare hands. The unplanned part where the pig escaped the little pen we had set up was one of those awesome live TV moments.

AOTB: You have quite a history with the show. Tell us about it.

This is a really long story, so go grab a coffee and come back. I started as an intern on TechTV’s Call for Help. Back then, the interns ran the teleprompter during the show and sent out the prizes to the show’s callers. I was such an awesome intern that I was hired on staff as a production assistant for The Screen Savers. Then, I moved into the control room as the show’s line producer. The line producer keeps the show to time, talking to the on-air hosts through those little dealies in their ears during the show. That way, they know how much time is left in each segment and when to wrap up interviews and such. The show moved down to Los Angeles from San Francisco. We started a new show called Attack of the Show, loosely based on the format of The Screen Savers. I became a segment producer. My job then, as it pretty much is now, inventing or finding interesting tech hacks and discovering cool websites, events and guests who we can invite onto the show.

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AOTS Tuesday, January 12

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Posted January 12, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
One of the largest aquariums in the world, Australia's Sydney Aquarium boasts over 6,000 water creatures. This means Alison Haislip gets to swim with some of their deadly creatures, including giant stingrays, sharks and more.
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The classic walkman is back! This time, Sony brings you the X Series Mp3 player. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn review the digital media player with its Wi-Fi connectivity, 3" OLED touch screen and 33 hour battery life. Find out if this "walkman" can satiate your music needs for only $260.
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Alison Haislip has another news feeding with headline stories, like Google charging Nexus One buyers an early termination fee, their plan to insert real time ads in Google Street View and more.
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Didn't you hear? It's all the rage. Learn how you can be the next Balloon Boy by building the ionocraft, a propulsion device that can fly strictly through electricity and high voltage. Science can take you everywhere!
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Tuesday means means Chris Gore and Olivia Munn take a look at some of the top DVD releases of the week. See what this film expert has to say about the Golden Globe nominated 'The Hurt Locker', the sci-fi thriller 'Pandorum' and critically acclaimed 'Moon'.
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Yesterday, movie geeks were dismayed to learn that Sam Raimi and Sony had officially parted ways, leaving the fate of 'Spider-Man 4' up in the air. Kevin Pereira talks to Jeff Katz from GeeKWeek.com and HitFix.com's Drew McWeeny about Sony's reboot script from Jamie Vanderbilt and what's in store for Spidey fans everywhere.
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Laughter is one of life's greatest joys and we've made it our mission to bring more of that joy into your life by way of creepy, small town politicians, death metal roosters and bad vice-presidential role models. That's what ATN was created for.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Colonel Duck Bucket goes metal with a special new promotion, a bucket of ducks from the dark depths of hell.

AOTS Monday, January 4

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Posted January 4, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
War is hell, but it's a whole lot better when you're armed to the teeth with the newest technology.
Keep those holiday gift cards and cash safe with Weston Scott, who shows us how to defend yourself against someone trying to steal your wallet.
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It's the first news feeding of 2010 and Alison Haislip is here to bring you the top headlines with stories on Bono's thoughts on file sharing hurting the music industry, Microsoft's new hands-free technology, the most expensive virtual item sold and more.
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Does BlackBerry Bold 9700 satiate the email and web browsing needs of CrackBerry fans? Chris Hardwick and Olivia Munn take a look at its hi-res display, full keyboard, new track pad navigation and 3.2 mega pixel camera to see if this latest Bold can live up to its $100 (with contract) price tag.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Happy New Year! Find out what our fans had to say about their resolutions for 2010.
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Customize your iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre or more with adhesive skins from Zagg with its wide array of colors, pre-made patterns and even an idiot-proof design studio to create your very own look.
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Not all browsers were created equal. Check out these free Firefox plug-ins to make surfing the web an even better experience, like Cooliris for photo browsing and the Yoonoo toolbar for social networking.
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Cutting down trees isn't so bad if they're used for these hot geek gadgets. Olivia Munn has the latest environment themed products like the eco-friendly Touch Wood phone, the Substrata Wood iPhone Case, the Pico Bayard digital photo frame and more.
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With James Cameron's Avatar hitting the one billion dollar mark this week, Chris Hardwick talks to Devin Faraci from CHUD.com and David Poland from The Hot Blog about whether this groundbreaking film deserves its box office success.
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You might think that the best way to start off the new year is to resolve to be a better person and pledge to not make the same mistakes you did the year before, but that's all nonsense. The best way to wipe the slate clean is by watching videos of bedroom gymnasts, grannies who love using green screen, puppies who are addicted to 'Law and Order' and dunces competing on game shows, all of which can be found Around the Net.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Sexy Yeti teaches us the secrets of Thai massages...until he gets rudely interrupted by the police!

Women Of The Web 2 Rundown

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Posted December 30, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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In the middle of the Pacific ocean lives an 18 year old professional surfer named Monyca Byrne-Wickey. Kevin Pereira finds out why she was picked as a Women of the Web.
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At number two for women of sports is the lovely Allison Stokke, who found Internet fame for her good looks and pole vaulting skills.
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Our number three woman in sports is none other than the lovely Niki Gudex, a champion mountain biker from the land down under.
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In the number one spot for women with mad skills, it's badass biker chick, Jessica Maine.
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The fashionista, Giannina Lezcano, marks the number two spot of women with mad skills with her sewing talent and DIY tutorials.
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In the number three spot for women with mad skills, the sultry poetess Andrea Grant gives Bettie Page a run for her money.
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You mean know Julia Ling from the TV show 'Chuck' and from 'Command & Conquer', but to us, she's our number one woman of geek culture.
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The vivacious Audrey Cleo makes second place of the top geek girls with her hosting duties for Fear Net, Qore and more.
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If you like hot nerdy girls, then check out Brazilian blogger Carol Zara who makes the number three spot of our Girls of Geek Culture.
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You know, a city covered in clouds half the year might seem like a cold, dreary place, but thanks to the internet, the women of Montreal are heating the winters up and no one is hotter than our number one woman of Montreal, Ariel Rebel.
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Proving once again that the home of hockey is a breading ground for unearthly beauty is our number two girl from Montreal, Misa Campo a car import model who can be found on calendars and car magazines everywhere.
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Mix fire and ice to get our number three girl from Montreal, Steam, whose exotic looks have landed her edgy magazine spreads and album covers.
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Our number one Downloadable Bettie caught our eye in the Maxim Hometown Hotties Contest. This is the absolutely stunning Brandi Reed!
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Coming in at number two is the model, dancer and all around internet temptress, Tess Taylor, who you might have seen in the pages of 'Playboy.'
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If you've ever fantasized about getting cozy with the sultan's daughter from Aladdin, then we've found your real life replacement. Disney's got nothing on our number three Downloadable Bettie, Jahzmin.
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Danielle's CampusLOL pictorial was hugely popular and started her on the path to modeling. Danielle balances hitting the books hard during the week with appearing for Maxim in clubs around the country.
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Our next college girl on the web is CampusLOL's Robin Toler. Robin is currently enrolled in Harvard where she studies American Literature. So, what's a well educated girl like her doing posing on the internet?
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Meet Erum Qayum, our number three college girl from CampusLOL. Not your typical Texas cutie, Erum is half Pakistani and half ruler of our wildest fantasies.
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Strumming her way into the number one spot is the ukulele sweetness of Katie Micucci. If adorableness were a drug, you'd probably want to cook Katie up in a spoon and mainline her into your veins.
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You couldn't keep us from profiling our number two Woman of Comedy, a former AOTS MySpace Girl of the Week, winner of 'Last Comic Standing' and host of 'The Weakly News,' Iliza Shlesinger.
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Our number three woman of comedy is the eloquently worded Suzi Barrett. Suzi caught the internet's attention with a love letter to the city of angels. Nothing's sexier than a lady who can make you laugh.
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Congratulations to Katrina who won G4's next Women of the Web contest!

Simone Williams, The Big PictureWithout today's supremely talented industry professional, a lot of your favorite Hollywood stars would be walking around with far less clothing, and though that sounds awesome, trust me, the films you love are much better with the addition of her beautiful handiwork. Please, take a few moments to absorb the words of a specialty costume maker, who has worked on such films as X-Men: The Last Stand, Doom, The Cat in the Hat, such programs as Crank Yankers and even did some work on those cool, live action Assassin's Creed II shorts you all love so much, Simone Williams.

What inspired you to become a specialty costume maker?


Everything good in the 70s and 80s. Star Wars, KISS, the old Universal Monsters, Alice Cooper, Bladerunner, MTV and music videos. I never admitted I listened to Duran Duran, but I loved their look and their videos. Even The Police had a costume designer from The Royal Shakespeare Company make their costumes once things started going downhill towards the end of the Synchronicity Tour. Everything I was absorbing inspired me to be a creative person. I was always a crafty kid. I had been sewing and crocheting since I was little. I started college in Art and Graphic Design, but that soon changed.

How did you get your start? 

While getting that Art degree, I got a work study scholarship in Photography for the Theatre Dept. That pretty much blew it open wide for me. In costume design, it's expected that you draw and you're an artist, so I started living a double life of going to art classes, then doing a lot of uncredited theatre work. People encouraged me to go to grad school for costume design.  

Was it tough breaking into the business?


I think sticking with it and not giving up takes more fortitude than people give it credit. Ten years ago, I had a few credit cards with sweet interest rates, so I was able to get by even when I shouldn't have been. It's the Robert Townshend method of paying for your dream with your credit cards. You certainly can't do that nowadays!

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