Tuesday, December 31, 2013


They say it's better late then never, well folks, we have a super late Christmas Special! In this tardy episode of 3DG, James, Neil and Grover are joined by the always lovely Jen and Matt Hinds for a rather festive "Getting Crafty with Jen"!

Despite having literally no voice and Matt having to do all the talking, Jen brought us a fantastic take on the old fashioned Christmas Stocking. Why not check out the episode for some inspiration and view her step by step instructions at the link below!

Cheers and Enjoy

View Jen's instructions as the link below!


Getting Crafty with Jen: Christmas Edition!

Materials needed:
Old Shirt
Pattern of stocking (I used an old stocking we got at the dollar store)
A marking pen
Hot glue/Fabric glue or you can even sew it.
An old tie or bow tie (optional)

Lay your stocking pattern over the center of your shirt. The top should be the very top of the shirt collar.
Trace around the pattern with a marking pen

Cut out your stocking making sure not to cut the collar (that is the opening to your stocking!)
Don't worry about being too neat with your cutting or leaving any marks on the shirt - you can always go back and trim.

 Separate the top from the bottom and start (about 1/2 an inch from the outside edge) beading glue onto one side. Press down as you go, doing a little at a time to make sure two sides fit properly.

Trim the outside edges of any marks or overlapping pieces

After I was done, I stuck my hand inside to make sure there were no holes or weak spots. I also glued down the pockets, shoulder flap and in between each button hole

Take your tie and lay it inside the collar. Hot glue the inside so it cannot slide off or move - if you would like to also hot glue the long part down about 3 or 4 inches to the center of the stocking so it hangs straight when you display it.

Clip off about 8 or 9 inches from the smaller end of the tie to use for hanging

Hot glue the ends together

Attach to the right hand side of the collar on the outside

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Forget your five gold rings, bitch; this is our 12 BEERS of Christmas!  The Geeks sit down with fellow podcast deity Max Dinet of Beers, Beards & Bastards, and together they drink and judge 12 seasonal brews and nearly get too drunk to podcast.  On top of that: fantastic new colors such as not-quite-salmon and dog-dick-red, slimy potato chips, and wedding plans are nonchalantly dropped and nearly go unnoticed by everyone. 

All this and a lunchmeat jacket on this very special episode: X-MAX.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12-Pack: Nazi Shazam!

Time for yet another 12-Pack!

  • In this week's casting roundup: prequels, sequels and strong female role-models
  • Bryan Singer wants to bring Apocalypse to the big screen
  • Robot delivery men
  • German police develop a Nazi Shazam
  • Shenanigans on the moon, and 
  • How to teach your bees the faces of your enemies.
All this and more mind-numbing nerd knowledge than you can handle on this week's 12-Pack: Nazi Shazam!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

3DG EPISODE 43: Set Phasers to Fun!

In this very special episode of 3DG, James, Neil, and Grover are proud to present an interview with "Dr Trek" himself... Larry Nemecek! Larry is a noted Star Trek author, editor, archivist, consultant, producer, and plays Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the hit online series "Star Trek: Continues". 

Join The 3 Drunk Geeks as we discuss what it takes to recreate the "Original Series" and talk about Larry's AMAZING NEW BOOK, "Star Trek: Stellar Cartography"! (A must have for ALL Trek geeks!) Not to mention a super fun sounding L.A. To Vegas Trek Convention Tour, and Larry's many other Star Trek related projects!

All this and more on 3DG Episode 43: Set Phasers To Fun!

Be Sure and Find Larry Nemecek online at http://larrynemecek.com

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Socially Awkward Metapod #1

For your listening pleasure, here's Episode 48 of the Socially Awkward Show, recorded on 11/29/2013 with the 3 Drunk Geeks!  This is a behemoth of a crossover show, not just in length but in girth.  Eric, Stephen and Matt sat with James, Neil and Grover to get drunk and talk beer, boxed wine and geekery, and by the time the show's over, half the table's doing a Cosby impression.

Go ahead and check our friends from Socially Awkward Studios out at thesasquatch.net, because they are lovely chaps.   And while you're at it, check our all our stuff!


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Cheers and enjoy!

Friday, November 29, 2013


The 3 Drunk Geeks have done it again with another 12 PACK! Get the nerd news you need to know in easy to swallow podcast format! Now on iTunes and Stitcher radio!

In this week's 12 Pack: 

  • Casey Jones is out of Bay's Turtle reboot, the role of Nyssa al Ghul comes to Arrow, Matt Smith may be talking with JJ Abrams and MORE in our "Casting Roundup"
  • Is it really a Wonderful Life? So wonderful that a sequel should be made?
  • The Flash is getting his OWN pilot for The CW
  • "Preacher" is coming to AMC
  • How I met your Dad... it's a thing.
  • The Return of The Python!
  • Cavemen were sluts
  • You might not want to check out "50 Shades of Gray" at your local librarary

All this and more on the slightly delayed 12 PACK: JINGLE HARD  

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Friday, November 22, 2013

12 PACK: "Meatvision"

The 3 Drunk Geeks have done it again with another 12 PACK! Get the nerd news you need to know in easy to swallow podcast format! Now on iTunes and Stitcher radio!

In this week's 12 Pack: 

-Cobie Smulders will be in Avengers 2
- News on the upcoming SLC Punk sequel
- Cleveland Brown is returning to Quahog and being replaced with another steaming pile of Mcfarlane.
-Tales From The Darkside might be getting a resurrection!
-Inconceivable! They're making a "Princess Bride" musical!
-Get yourself a healing factor!
-Invisibility cloaks are now a thing.
-Batman goes to jail!

All this and more on 12 PACK: MEATVISION!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

3DG EPISODE 42: Guess Who's 50?

Doctor Who is turning 50 this week, so the 3 Drunk Geeks sat down with Duncan Macleod and James Richardson, the lord-presidents of the largest Doctor Who fan club in America: AZ TARDIS!  Together, they reminisce over past Docs, argue over their favorite stories, talk about the many virtues and vices that come with building your own TARDIS and discuss what YOU can do to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in Arizona and beyond!  And on top of that, they dream of where they would go if the Doctor invited them on a trip through time and space.

All of this plus all the Chex Mix you can eat on EPISODE 42: GUESS WHO'S 50?!

Cheers and enjoy!
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Friday, November 15, 2013

3DG EPISODE 41: The Hole of Dignity

The 3 Drunk Geeks are joined by their dear friends Alfred Trujillo and Cara Nicole (the one and only AZ Powergirl!) to recount a harrowing tale of conventions gone bad, cats gone worse, and fools parted with their money.  Also: Neil and James review The Hobbit Menu at Denny's, the Geeks get married, and your dream cosplays are vivisected and destroyed during our "Question of the Now Contest" 

All this and a cup of coffee on EPISODE 41: THE HOLE OF DIGNITY!

Cheers and enjoy!
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

12 PACK: "Moosefist"

After a brief respite due to Tucson Comicon, The 3 Drunk Geeks are back with a BRAND NEW 12 PACK OF NERD NEWS!

In this 12 PACK:

  • Star Wars Episode VII Casting news and rumors
  • Werewolves VS Bigfoot
  • American Horror Story gets a 4th Season and Jessica Lange is super old.
  • Netflix strikes a super deal with Marvel
  • We hope you're not waiting for a Modern Day Assassins Creed
  • India goes to Mars!
  • If Dinosaurs were not scary enough... Meet the Gore King
  • Can't stand the thought of powering down your electronic devices during takeoff? We have good news for you!


Cheers and Enjoy

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Friday, October 25, 2013

12-Pack: Return of the Grover

In this not-special-at-all episode of the 12-Pack:

  • Marvel completes their world conquest by moving into live theater
  • Dark Horse wants to rape your face with an Aliens and Predator comic
  • The MPAA is a big, fat C-word
  • Moose are dying.  Also, the plural of moose is moose.
  • Your liver is thirsty for REVENGE!
And so much more.  

Special Guest Drunk Geek: Nobody in particular.

Cheers and enjoy!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013



Let’s start at the very beginning. Usually a good place to start. In the beginning, there was the “Shock Site”
A “Shock site” is usually defined as a website that is intended to shock the viewer by not necessarily scare the viewer... However the term “shock website” has been used to describe scary reaction sites.

Possible Origin: One of the first Internet associated scare/shock things to go viral and widely circulate via email starting as early as 1999 was “What’s wrong with this picture” in which the user is presented with an image of an ordinary looking room and told to find something wrong with it. Nothing is wrong with it. Approx 23 seconds into the picture (which unknown to the viewer is actually a timed image or video) a close up of a scary face is shown accompanied by a loud audio scream. The shock comes from the sudden scream along with the creepy image.

(Though more than likely not the original, it is still a good example)

(Another great example, this was found floating through office emails with the instructions to look for a ghost floating over a car)

Spread: Due to the simple nature of how scares can be performed and with the new medium of the Internet, shock scares can essentially be buried anywhere in any website.

Internet Horror.

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Horrors that have spawned from the Internet fall into an entire category called, “the fear mythos”. Essentially this entire sphere of fear is built on blogs, vlogs, writings (mostly non-published) videos, audio readings, live action, role playing and anything that is fear based. The premise is simple and ubiquitous in humans, our fears become personified and become creatures. Essentially ghost stories.


Arguably the largest and most successful of Internet based horrors come from the Wiki based website, www.creepypasta.com The name creepypasta itself comes from the word “copypasta” which describes how Internet users copy and paste pieces of text in order to form stories or long form jokes. Creepypasta stories are usually short in length, however depending on popularity can spawn an entire genre all in it’s own right. Subjects usually include ghost stories, mind-fuck tales, paranormal entities, monsters, or arguably the most popular, “based on a true story”. Creepypasta’s can be spotted and are known for usually having little to no disclaimer stating that the work about to be read is actually fiction, and many rely on the reader to become entranced into the story or situation, sometimes even the ARG.

Notable creepypasta that have spread further onto the Internet...
Ben Drowned” - Story revolves around a user posting on the creepypasta boards. He explains that he picked up a copy of an unmarked Majora’s Mask video game from unknown origins. As the tale goes on the author slowly learns some amazingly unexpected things about the game, the strange glitches the creepy sounds and the haunting lifeless Link statue that follows him around. Eventually we learn the origins of the game, that it belonged to a boy named Ben who drowned and now haunts the game and anyone who plays it... This story is notable in Internet lore because the actual photos and even videos that were posted indeed fooled many gamers into thinking they were watching a glitch version of Zelda. In the end it was just an elaborate creepypasta, although it later did turn into an ARG for a while.

Chronicles of Taras” - revolving around the exploits of Taras Jacobs, a 17-year-old girl with a mysterious past and a tendency to murder or permanently disfigure/disable anyone and anything in her way. The story’s narrator is Sandra Janssens, a girl who keeps the journals labelled The Chronicles of Taras, which have fallen into possession of N. Somniack, who provides the series with background research into Taras’ demented exploits with o0en sarcastic and irreverent commentary.
Dead Bart” - The writer of the creepypasta confronts Matt Groening about a lost episode that everybody affiliated with the show refuses to acknowledge. Groening gives him a website address and begs him never to speak about the episode again. When the writer visits the website he finds nothing but a download link, which contains the lost episode. In the episode Bart breaks the window on a plane and is sucked out. A0er his death his family apparently sit at their kitchen table and cry for an entire year, before going to visit his grave. At the cemetery Bart’s corpse is laying on top of his grave and all the other graves bear the names of The Simpsons guest stars, even those who had not appeared on the show at the time the episode would have been written.


The Rake - is the subject of a creepypasta regarding a murderous human-esque creature that has appeared numerous times. Not to be confused with the landscaping tool, The Rake’s name comes from one particular case of an attack by this thing, in which a dying girl (hurt by the beast) simply called it by this name. The Rake has spawned numerous Internet pranks and was evidently once mistaken as a real monster sighting in Denver Colorado, and has even inspired a popular found footage semi-documentary.

Sonic.exe - originated as a Creepypasta by JC the Hyena concerning a man named Tom who receives a bizarre CD in the mail from his friend Kyle, who hasn’t heard from in a while. Disregarding Kyle’s note telling him to destroy the CD, Tom plays it and is immediately disturbed by the title screen showing Sonic with bleeding black and red eyes. As he plays the game further, Tom bears witness to just how monstrous this incarnation of the blue hedgehog really is. Since then, Sonic.exe has received fan-made sequels and has also been produced into a video game of sorts that replicates the experience


Jeff the Killer - Starting originally from newgrounds in 2008. Jeff the Killer began as a simple yet creepy image of a blurred up close shot of a ghostly white man with no nose, no eyelids and an extremely stretched mouth staring directly into the camera. Quickly this image drew the attention of creepypasta readers and stories concerning him flourished...
Noticeably his image has been tethered to the infamous phrase, “go to sleep” because it is normally used as the reveal of a shock site image hoping that the user is looking at this close to their bedtime. Thus the ghostly image remains in the afterimage of people’s thoughts. Ironic?


Horrifying House-guest (also known as Never Alone, Uninvited Guest, or Shadowlurker) is an image macro series featuring a pencil sketch of a creepy, ghost-like figure, with large, sunken eyes and a malicious smile. The overlaid text
generally contains micro-narratives referring to creepy and disturbing situations and mental images. A common motif used throughout these captions are stories or imagery that would keep one awake at night such as the fear of having to use the bathroom in the dark, having your feet exposed from the blanket, or hearing creaking noises outside your bedroom door.

The Grifter - The Grifter is an alleged video that was first mentioned somewhere on /x/’s imageboard. Watching it is said to be a soul-rending experience, far more horrible than anything one could imagine. The image on the right is said to contain screenshots of some of the scenes in the video. The few that have watched it are said to have been killed in their own homes, with only one thing in common, a strange doll, hidden somewhere in their homes... There is a message by the end of the video in the constructed international auxiliary language Esperanto, and says: “This child (now a young man) is still alive and lives in a local shelter whose name was not given. He never spoke, and still is katatonie [sic].”

And here is the supposed video...


NoEnd House - A Creepypasta that describes a man taking a dare into walking through a house to receive a prize. As he progresses the story gets dramatically more and more psychologically terrifying and is noted for conveying a real sense of loneliness and is notable for its simple but twist ending.


Smile” - A supposedly “haunted” image dating back to the beginnings of the internet, smile.jpg has a reputation for driving those who view it insane, making its victims view it in their mind’s eye at every turn. While it has been discovered that these images in victims’ minds are the result of epileptic seizures, there is no clear understanding of just WHY the image causes this. All of the victims who spoke up about their experiences however, have said that they are also visited by the dog-like creature in the image, named “smile.dog”. When in these dreams, the only thing the victims can do is watch and listen as smile.dog tells them that the only respite to their torment is to “spread the word”, and many of them recieve shortly therea0er a removable media via mail with no return address. Inside these media is said to be another copy or form of smile.dog, which the victim is encouraged to spread to others. It is not known whether or not these stories are true however, as both Snopes and Wikipedia have no articles regarding it, and any attempt to create one is summarily removed by the administrators of those sites.

SCP... An Acronym for Secure, Contain, Protect”... SCP originally had its origins in creepypasta itself, but has since moved on to its entire own website. The website is user created, but not wiki based. Stories are submitted as SCPsand o0en are focused on a secret agency attempting to secure containor protectsupernatural or unexplainable events in the real world”. Topics can range on anything from simple ghost tales, to unexplained natural events to the truly bizarre such as stories of never ending stairwells, creatures that only attack you upon staring at photos of them, strange orb like creatures that do no harm, yet cannot be avoided to a woman who discovers that the Holocaust literally happened inside of her nose.


SCPs are numerical in order and range into the thousands. SCP got a big break in the 2010’s due to a few independent video games being made surrounding some of their subject matter. SCP 087 being the most popular, the extremely simple yet amazingly haunting video game consists of an unnamed player descending down a seemingly endless set of stairs with no source of light and no weapons. Occasionally the screen will shake and loud noises will be heard. The object of the game is simply to die, it cannot be beat. Go as far as you can.

Containment breach.
Arguably the most popular SCP is no truly based on one single SCP story but a semi collection of a few of them. Titled simply SCP Containment breach, the story set up consists nothing more of you and two fellow subjects attempting to make contact with an alien looking SCP creature only to have the experiment go haywire in which the player must find his or her way out of the game, quickly making it a survival horror game.


Slenderman --- Love him, hate him, don't know what he is? Slenderman is essentially the the horror of the Internet. He is the modern day boogeyman. Physically he is a nameless, faceless thing, super skinny and amazingly tall. When you do actually catch an appearance of him, it is usually around children, which has yet to be explained why this is so. The one thing about Slenderman that is utterly real though, is that he is creeping around our world and currently haunts the internet. His blank and lifeless face will eventually catch your eye

3DG EPISODE 39: Go to Sleep

The Halloween spirit is abundant at Studio APT as Neil, James and Special Guest Geek: Eugene Langley, take a terrifying tour of the SPOOKY SIDE OF THE INTERNET! Luckily, Eugene is obsessed with this type of thing, and is more than happy to educate Neil and James on the wonders of Jeff the Killer, Ben Drowned, Sonic.exe, Slenderman and many others!

(Be sure and check out our companion guide below, for videos, pictures and notes about all the spookiness covered in this episode)


Neil gets annoyed at the crew’s Walking Dead fanaticism, retro Halloween commericals are played, and a new Chips Ahoy is given the Snacksploitation treatment.
Also, if you answered our QUESTION OF THE NOW contest in which we asked… “What is your favorite horror movie and why?” be sure and listen to find out if you won a Thinkgeek.com gift certificate!
All this and more on 3DG EPISODE 39: GO TO SLEEP!

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Monday, October 14, 2013


Don't miss your dose of nerd news, brought to you in handy podcast form by The 3 Drunk Geeks!

In this episode of The 12 PACK:

  • Scarlet Witch will be a less skanky Olsen sister, Quicksilver is set to "Kick-Ass", and The 11th Doctor sings with an American accent. All this and more in our CASTING ROUNDUP
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a full season! (But is it safe from the Whedon curse?)
  • Remember "ReBoot"? It's getting a reboot! (yay?)
  • Doctor Who and The Lost Episodes
  • Star Wars Speeder Bikes in Disneyland!
  • Heads are rolling at Nintendo
  • Getting Mice Drunk for Science
  • Best Hangover Cure
  • Jellyfish Terminators


Special Guest Drunk Geek: Eugene Langley 

Cheers and Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

3DG EPISODE 38: Drink or Treat!

In this seasonally festive episode of The 3 Drunk Geeks, The geeks are joined by Jen and Matt Hinds for another fantastic installment of "Getting Crafty with Jen"! Jen helps the boys get into the Halloween Spirit by offering a creative and unique way to enjoy your Jack-O-Lanterns all season long through the use of vinyl silhouettes! She even brought along some personalized pumpkins for Neil and James! Not to mention a Halloween themed Snacksploitation and some awesome Do Wants!

Be sure and visit this link to see how she brought this cool project to life!

Getting Crafty with Jen! (Silhouette Jack-O-Lanterns)

On the most recent episode of 3DG, Neil and James are joined by Jen Hinds for an awesome Halloween themed craft! Check out Jen's instructions below for a alternate way of dressing up your Jack-o-lantern!

If you have lived in the desert at any point during the pumpkin carving season, you know that once you plunge your little plastic saw into its flesh the time starts ticking. Most people will wait until days before Halloween to avoid their hard work from melting into the pavement before the big night.
Here is one option to enjoy your pumpkins for longer (no carving!) and be able to do something cool no one else is doing!)
What you'll need:
* A profile shot of your subject. Preferably looking straight to the side (profile). I printed out a photo after converting the colors to B&W (This saves ink and sharpens features). The more detail, the more the end product will look like your subject.
* Scotch tape
* Adhesive vinyl (I used black, but I think other colors would work too but you might not get that classic jack o' lantern feel).
I got this roll from amazon for $12 (no shipping since I have Prime, but I have enough here to make maybe 30 pumpkins). I also saw some places selling single sheets for much cheaper. This is the one I purchased, and I am quite happy with it

Take your scotch tape and roll a few pieces to the back of your photo, making sure to tape where you will not be cutting.

Tape the photo to the vinyl and trim excess.

I like to start by cutting a rough area around the subject, so I am free to get as close as possible without a lot of excess paper around my hands.  

 The best trick to get into those tight details is to turn the paper in your hand, NOT try to lead with the scissors. I know its hard to tell by these shots, so I made a gif that will hopefully show it better

Carefully remove the paper from the vinyl

Separate the vinyl from the backing and peel it off completely. The vinyl is very forgiving (unlike duct tape or contact paper) and will peel away from itself and other surfaces easily.

I started with the face, smoothing it over the pumpkin. Because you are putting a flat material on a curved surface, you will have creases. I wanted to make sure the face was as consistent as possible.

Continue smoothing across the rest of the head. Remember, if you realize it's crooked or not in the best place, just carefully lift a corner and peel it away from the pumpkin slowly and start over.

I found using my fingernail or the back of a pair of scissors got out a lot of the air bubbles and ridges.

And here they are. Back light them for a spooky feel, or try gutting them and see how they glow!