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AOTS Thursday, October 8

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Posted October 8, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto
War is hell, but it's a whole lot better when you're armed to the teeth with the newest technology.
Turn any household objects into deadly weapons, thanks to Weston Scott who shows us how we can defense ourselves with a laptop and a computer mouse. Take that, firewall!
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Scientists today are turning to science fiction when it comes to robotic development. Check out Japan's Power-loader exoskeleton suit inspired by Aliens, a robotic arm gas pump and the RIBA teddy bear nurse.
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With over 50% of businesses banning social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Myspace, Kevin Pereira talks to CNET's Caroline McCarthy on the truth behind workplace productivity and online socializing.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Marina Orlova from Hot For Words calls shenanigans on today's definition on 'shenanigans'. Find out the history behind the word and how we use it now.
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Kristin Adams brings us the Thursday news feeding with stories on Rock Band coming to the iPhone, NASA's moon "bombings" set for tomorrow and more.
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Sometimes being a nerd means you can buy the coolest things--but only for a limited time--with these special toys like the limited edition D&D soda, the Batman: Arkham Asylum graphics card, the exclusive Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 and the full scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Beam us up, Scotty! Rod Roddenberry stops by the AOTS studios to talk about his new sci-fi comic book, 'Days Missing' and his experience working with NASA, the Kennedy Space Center and more.
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Oh, Around the Net. What would we do without you? We wouldn't know how to smooch boys, laugh at the Neo Geo dancer, witness a WTF karaoke video and more.
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.
Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn reveal the special outtakes from the 'How To Kiss' tutorial, like the Surf'n'Truf and the Shark Jump.

AOTS Wednesday, September 23

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Posted September 23, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
Chris Gore sits down with Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell and director Jonathan Mostow to talk about their new sci-fi murder thriller, 'Surrogates,' set in a future where humans interact through robots.
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Get your Hump Day news with Alison Haislip who has stories on Justin Timberlake's casting in the new Facebook movie, a postal worker who stole over 3,000 Netflix DVDs, and more.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
Olivia Munn sits down with David Zayas from 'Dexter' to talk about his role as Sgt. Angel Batista, working with a serial killer and what fans can expect in the new season premiering this Sunday, Sept. 27th.
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.
Inhouse dragon expert Jeremy gives us another illuminating peek into the magical and deadly world of these scaled mythological creatures.
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There are many HD pocket camcorders out there, but Samsung's R10 model offers a unique ergonomic design. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira get their hands on the Samsung R10 to find out what sets this $500 camcorder apart from the rest.
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Today, Microsoft took a step forward in the table computer world with their new hinged Courier. Kevin Pereira talks to Gizmodo's Mark Wilson on what this new development means for Apple and what consumers can use with the Courier.
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Never take your body for granted and there's a reason why it hurts when you play around with sharp darts and weed wackers…unless you're like these people in this week's Break Moments.
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We pluck videos from the internet like farmers pluck produce from the soil. Both are good for you, but instead of supplying your daily dose of Vitamin B, the web videos featuring uptight Brits, Captain America fanboys and horrible rappers yield the daily recommended dose of humor, which is even more essential for your survival.

AOTS Thursday, September 17

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Posted September 17, 2009 - 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.
Weston Scott gets up close and personal with the Detroit Bomb Squad. Watch as he learns about their specialized gear, control a bomb robot and detonate a round of explosives.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
It's not easy being green. It's also cool with these new tech options for eco-conscious consumers, like the all electric Zero S motorcycle and Helix wind turbine generator.
AOTS RAP
Slap-Chop Rap Remix Master Steve Porter presents his very own uncut hip hop mix of famous Attack of the Show moments.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
Olivia Munn welcomes actress Allison Scagliotti back to the studio to chat about the season finale for ‘Warehouse 13’ and what’s in store for season 2.
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A Thursday news feeding can't get better than this! Kristin Adams has the latest stories on the long-awaited HP DreamScreen tablet, ASCAP and BMI fighting for compensation from iTunes downloads, the Wii price drop and more.
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Express your individuality with these unique, one-of-a-kind gadgets like an artistic concrete clock, handmade porcelain audio speakers, a Nirvana tub for an out of this world bathing experience and Yoda's Dagobah frog tank.
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Sexpert Anna David hits the streets once again to answer all those questions you've never figured out, like what to say to a girl the morning after, finding a good dating age range and how much cash you should drop at a strip club.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Use your Nintendo Wii for more than adventures with Mario or exercising with the Fit. See how you can hack your Wii to watch DVDs, install a different OS and play new games.
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Porsche vs. Bus, Naughty Gunman, Swearing Anchorman, Incredible, Amazing, Awesome Apple, Smut Cave Interview.
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.
Are you a high-profile CEO of Apple? Do you often find yourself at a loss of words? Then take Olivia Munn and Chris Hardwick's advice and pick up a thesaurus. Learn more with this special PSA.

AOTS Monday, September 14

EMorton
Posted September 14, 2009 - 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.
Entertainment mogul Marc Ecko stops by the studio to talk to Olivia Munn about the launch of his new iPhone game, Dexter, based on the hit Showtime series. See what the game is like and learn the future of iPhone gaming.
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Kevin Pereira welcomes X-Play's Morgan Webb onto the show to talk about one of the most highly anticipated puzzle games from E3, Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
The summer isn't over yet. Horror expert Joe Lynch has three more classic horror movies from the 80s and 90s for you to check out to close out the final days of the hot season, like 'Street Trash,' 'Ebola Syndrome' and 'The Lost.'
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Little known fact: not all robots are out to destroy humanity. Some of them like to be nice and help us out. Check out these life-saving robots, like Japan's Rescue Bot designed to save disaster victims, chef bots who can cook up a nice meal and others.
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Start your week off right with Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb who have the Monday news feeding with stories on AT&T rolling out MMS early for sselect iPhone users, Disneyland's redesign of Star Tours and more.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
The 'Crank' movies are all about keeping your heart rate up...but can actress Bai Ling do the same in real life? Kevin Pereira hooks the 'Crank: High Voltage' star up to a heart rate monitor to see if she can pass the test in this special interview.
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Boob Montage, Camper vs. Shotgun, Jedi Questions Three, Kanye Interrupts, Maru Makes Faces.
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Ever the boisterous, braggadocios one, Kanye West repeatedly cuts off Kevin and Morgan Webb as they count down the top videos from Around the Net. Only one man can save them from Kanye, and that's the Douche Whisperer.

AOTS Monday, August 17

EMorton
Posted August 17, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Learn about Gainers, a group of people devoted to eating and feeding all to gain weight for fetishistic reasons.
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The alien flick, District 9, blew audiences away this weekend and Chris Hardwick talks to HitFix.com's Drew McWeeny and USA Today's Scott Bowles on why America fell in love with these little Prawns.
Virtual Ghost
Your personal home computer can be available anywhere you want with Ghost, a free virtual computer that runs on any web browser. So now you really don't have an excuse to come home!
Monster Pod tripod
Take your boring digital camera to the extreme with these fun photograph gadgets, like the Monster Pod tripod, OWLE Bubo for your iPhone camera, shoot in 3D with the Samsung DualView TL225 and more!
Daily Feed with Blair Herter
Blair Herter gives us our Monday feeding with news on District 9's box office hit, Pirate Bay's $675K Mix Tape Tribute, the Southeastern Conference ban on social media and more.
Insignia Blu Ray player
Find out if you should pick up Best Buy's Insignia Blu-ray player, which not only plays your movies at full 1080P but also converts DVDs to high definition (and lots more!) for only $99.
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Motorcycle Show Off, Highway Superman, Shark Chorus, Giant Tortoise Sex, PETA's Inhumane Treatment Of Women.
Cyborg Mice Arena
Get a glimpse at Cyborg Mice Arena, the Xbox Live Arcade title where you play as a cybernetic killer rodent whose sole mission is to put holes in about a million killer drone robots.
Turtle Sex
Olivia Munn and Chris Hardwick discover the truth behind the kinky tortoise phone sex lines.
Hot For Words - pie
The beautiful Marina from HotForWords.com teaches us the origins of Olivia Munn's favorite word, "pie."

AOTS Friday, August 14

Moye
Posted August 14, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto
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Olivia Munn and Alex Albrecht review the BFG Phobos PC, perfect for all your gaming needs with an Intel Core processor, 6 GB of RAM and an 8" touch screen, all starting at $3,000. This all sounds swell, but find out if it's worth your green.
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Birthday Candle Man, Full House Disaster, Meow Mix, Fred and Sharon's Celeb Advice, Anime Bass Master.
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Those damn robots keep getting smarter and smarter, all thanks to us! We take a look at a pair of robotic arms that can throw a perfect pitch, a robot with a memory and an update on the beloved ASIMO.
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Blair Herter sat down with Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9, about the original story behind the alien sci-fi movie, its special effects and all the media buzz,
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Film expert Chris Gore talks to Sara Jean Underwood about three new DVD releases coming out this week, including 'I Love You Man,' 'Alien Trespass' and 'Big Man Japan.' Which one to buy, rent or ignore? Only Gore can tell.
women of the web
This edition of Women of the Web are all about the two things men love most. No, not beer and hot wings. Chicks and tattoos! These are the girls you can't take home to Mom, like Julie Becker, Bif Naked and Ana Carmo.
Hogtie
Please Ma'am, can I have some more? Kevin Pereira learns a little bit about getting hog-tied by dominatrix Julie Simone.
the goods
Kristin Adams sits down with the cast and creators of The Goods like Jeremy Piven, Craig Robinson and Ken Jeong on how to live hard and sell hard.

AOTS Monday, August 10

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Posted August 10, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
the feed
Blair Herter brings us a Monday feeding with rumors about iTunes 9's upcoming features, Spielberg producing the 'Halo' movie, and more.
the hobbit
Film expert Chris Gore delves into the life and times of District 9's Peter Jackson, from his dark comedy background to directing the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Chris Hardwick and Sara Jean Underwood take a look at the ultimate summer item, the DXG Underwater Pack with a water and weather proof camera for both 8 mega pixel photographs and video.
attack of the show
The apocalypse is coming, so why not buy yourself a way out? Check out the best survival gear available, like the Tool Logic Survival Card, a hand-held purifier, a solar backpack and more.
robot news
Those damn robots keep getting smarter and smarter, all thanks to us! We take a look at a pair of robotic arms that can throw a perfect pitch, a robot with a memory and an update on the beloved ASIMO.
fantasy football
Fantasy Football season is just around the corner, so we've found a handful of top sports sites to help you draft the winning team.
the loop
Chris Hardwick talks to Robert Sanchez from IESB.com about G.I. Joe's breaking the August box office record and what this action movie from our childhood entails for Hollywood's future.
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Birthday Candle Man, Full House Disaster, Meow Mix, Fred and Sharon's Celeb Advice, Anime Bass Master.
anime
Chris Hardwick and Sara Jean Underwood present their anime-inspired fishing commercial straight from Japan. Does it make sense? Does it ever?
london update
Greetings from across the pond! Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip check in from London's Trafalgar Square. There's nothing like bringing some good ol' American spirit to them English folk.

AOTS Thursday, July 30

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Posted July 30, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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We head East once again to report the weirdest news from around the world, like a Malaysian man's coconut finger smashing record, India's love for cobras and news reenactment with toys in Japan.
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Blair Herter brings a Thursday news feeding with stories about Steve Jobs headlining CES 2010, Dutch courts targeting Pirate Bay and more.
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Beware Apple if you've got an unlocked iPhone. Kevin Pereira talks to Fred von Lohmann from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about Apple's legal claims that hacking the device constitutes copyright infringement.
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Kristin Adams talks to Park Chan-Wook, acclaimed director of Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, on his new vampire thriller, Thirst.
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Find the best alcohol accessories for your beer gut, like soap made out of beer, a high-tech bottle opener, a beer robot and a game of Battleshots.
funny people
Alison Haislip sits down with the cast and director of the comedy, Funny People, including Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill.
women of the web
Take a trip around the world with the hottest international models found online, like Jessica Gomes from Australia and Yuri Ebihara from Japan. How do you say "can I get your number" in Australian?
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Almost Dance Fight, Birdemic, St. Sanders Passing Stones, Palm Pre Traumatizing Edition, Naughty Ska Band.
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Kevin Pereira exorcises a demon possessed girl from those Palm Pre commercials.

AOTS Monday, July 13

EMorton
Posted July 13, 2009 - 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.
X-Play's Adam Sessler stops by to break down 'Battlefield 1943,' the latest game in the historical online shooter game available on Xbox Live and PSN.
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This edition of Robot News won't make you feel good (or very smart) with a substitute robot teacher in Japan, a machine that can read and an emo humanoid.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Correspondent Kelly Egarian took one for the team with a special trip to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the annual porn festival, Erotica LA, to check out what's selling in the sex industry.
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Blair Herter so kindly feeds us today's news with stories about Microsoft's announcement about Office 2010, Ryan Reynolds in the Green Lantern, rumors about the Apple tablet and more.
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Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip cover the Canon D10, a weatherproof digital camera that could be perfect for your next camping trip where you scuba-dive into the Artic Ocean.
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Kevin Pereira talks to Ben Mezrich, author of 'Accidental Billionaires' to get the true story behind Facebook and how the social networking site took the world by storm.
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Headbutt Windshield, Palm Pre Girl, The Russian Hit Me Baby, Auto-Tune the News #6, Viking Folk Rock.

Robots & Coffee

Moye
Posted June 23, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

We saw what happens when you combine puppets with coffee on today's Around The Net, but what happens when you put robots together with your favorite cup of Joe?

Why, you get this video of an adorable robot making a fresh cup of coffee, complete with freshly ground beans.

Sure, that's great and all, but next thing you know, this robot is going to become self-aware, turn rogue and try to kill you in your sleep. Isn't that how the big nuclear holocaust in Terminator started?

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