Morning Cuppa – 01/20/13 – MANOS; Neanderthal birthing; Jonathan Coulton v. Glee!

A belated morning cuppa, served up in the afternoon for you (and probably only because I’m procrastinating on getting started editing the damn book!

    • Jonathan Coulton ripped off by Glee? The nerd troubadour claims that his version of “Baby Got Back” was almost completely ripped off by the folks at Glee. The jury’s still out but the evidence is pretty compelling.Screen Shot 2013-01-20 at 4.08.49 PM
    • Are you a young woman interested in birthing an extinct species that may or may not live beyond a few minutes after birth and will relentlessly be tested by scientists throughout however brief a life it lives? Yes? Cool, we need someone to give birth to a neanderthal. Applicants should probably be prepared for the newborn’s, “relatively robust face,” however. Yowza.
    • Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will rejoice to discover that “MANOS – The Hands of Fate” has now been turned into an 8-bit video game for iOS devices. For $1.99 it sounds like a steal and based on the screen caps, Tom Servo even makes an appearance. So buckle in and be prepared to duel it out with Torgo and the Master!
    • R.L. Stine shares how he was first turned on to Ray Bradbury’s novels and it became a major turning point in his life.