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A Multimedia Celebration of Real Genius

Released during August of ’85 Real Genius has come to mean different things to different people, and some feel the need to create something. This is great for fans of the movie, because if you drift just a little off the center line you’ll be rewarded with some interesting discoveries. We did just that and here are a few of things we found.


Inspired by a shirtless Val Kilmer, penning some poetry was Anameroma’s way to express how she was feeling.

Real Genius

by Anameroma

There’s no fear in the place
I’m going to be in a few years,
In the time it takes to tune a piano,
In the decades of a dog’s wagging tail.
There’s nothing scary there.

When I’m as many years older
As there are seconds in a lightyear,
Or sound waves in wallpaper,
I’ll still be cock-a-doodle-doing perfectly
Dandy in a yellow-spotted bouncy way.

When I’ve said and written as many
Words as there are to say on an afternoon,
And when my heart’s as old and big
As orange and gold, as great as
A slide whistle going up, up, up, then,

I’ll see what I saw when I was
The size of a bright laugh:
That all the world, in its infantile grace,
(Even the places nearly shaded from sight)
Is bursting with unexplainable light.

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Demotivational Poster

Seeing it for the first time in 2011, CrescentMoonDemon was compelled to create a (de)motivational poster.

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Comic Strip

Foxfur leveraged their considerable artistic talent to illustrate one of their favorite quotes from the movie.

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Modern Art

Mind meltingly bright and in your face, hartter gives us a hint at how Kent might have been feeling during his connection with Jesus.

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Mighty Mugg Style

Had to look up what Mighty Muggs are (they’re a vinyl–plastic collectible toy series made by Hasbro. The toys resemble super deformed versions of characters from the following franchises: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, and Transformers), and after checking a few out we have to say Calcifer-Boheme created an awesome Chris Knight version.

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Hand Made Bunny Slippers

Violet–Gypsy fabricated their own pair of bunny slippers!

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Digital Art

DrZime shows some love to the tender-hearted Jordan Cochran and offers up this tribute.

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Megaplex: 80 minutes of ’80s Awesomeness from Smash TV

crazy 80 minute supercut
Over one and a half years in the making, Megaplex, a super supercut, is almost beyond description. Jam-packing thousands of snippets from almost 100 movies, paired with an incredibly timed soundtrack, the entertainment factor is completely off the charts.

Coined a double-feature by the creators, Turbo (or Side A, the first half of the supercut) will have you jonesing for those late nights during a sleepover when you and your friends would binge on Jolt cola and watch whatever crazy movies channel 3 had on from 10pm to 6am. Cuts from long-forgotten kung fu, action, anime, fighting movie favorites… they’re all here, in rapid fire succession.

After a brief intermission dubbed Coming Attractions (which covers different vignettes exploring various themes and genres), Beyond (aka Side B) begins. A cacophony of spasm-inducing lights, colors, and sounds, Side B pieces together at a machine gun clip, “choice cuts from a strange time in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres…” Sometimes epileptic seizure inducing, sometimes freaky and/or gory, the imagery flashes by relentlessly while the music seems almost tailor-made.

“Ice Ice Baby”, As Sung By The Movies

Video ninja Don Draper Says What takes his newest movie mix to the extreme, supercuting “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice with 280 clips pulled from nearly as many flicks. My favorite bit is when Jabba The Hut chimes in with “SOLO” (at the 1:10 mark)! Yours?

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Because It’s The Internet: A Redditor Transcribed The Questions On The Chalkboard From Doctor Hathaway’s Final Exam In “Real Genius”

Today in needed diversions:

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Side note: I feel sooooooooooooooooooo inadequate right about now.

Compare with screengrabs from Real Genius:

Source: Imgur via Reddit

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And finally, let’s all take a moment and marvel at the amazing tee shirt that Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) sports during the test.

Source: Imgur via Reddit

Huge props to Redditor Roger_ for this labor of love. To quote the source material, it is “readily apparent that he has absorbed this material.”

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Meanwhile, In The Kitchen Of Your Local Whataburger…

Source: Geeks Are Sexy

An AT-AT Walker composed of ketchup packets and assembled by a geek in the kitchen with too much time on his (or her) hands? Hells to the yes. That old canard about “not playing with your food” seems particularly hollow right about now.

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WATCH: “Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas”, As Recapped In 60 Seconds With Black And White Illustrations

Source: YouTube | Via: The Awesomer

Hunter S. Thompson’s magnum opus gets the speedrun treatment in this new clip from 1A4Studios. It even includes the hitchhiker, portrayed in the feature-length film of the same name by Tobey Maguire! I’ve always coveted the t-shirt he wears in the movie, a grotesque parody of Mickey Mouse that was originally sketched by longtime Thompson collaborator, Ralph Steadman.


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