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The Muppets play The Hunger Games!

When they were building up the anticipation for “The Muppets” movie’s release in theaters, they made a cleverly crafted parody of “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Now, ahead of the film’s release on DVD and Blu-Ray, Kermit and Co. bring to us their take on “The Hunger Games”! Does this whet your appetite for more… Continue reading ‘The Muppets play The Hunger Games!’



Star Wars: The Musical returns to Chicago!

There once was a time when I thought that no good could come of making a musical out of Star Wars. I mean, considering that the first time I’d ever seen something of the sort done, it was in the Star Wars Holiday Special and Carrie Fisher sang the “Life Day Song.” Oy. But since… Continue reading ‘Star Wars: The Musical returns to Chicago!’



Comic Book Men Part Two: The Revengening

After last week’s kerfuffle over the show, I was about ready to write off “Comic Book Men” as a lost cause. The first episode kind of soured me on the whole prospect of ever visiting Kevin Smith‘s comic shop “The Secret Stash”, since it appeared to be run by a bunch of guys who made… Continue reading ‘Comic Book Men Part Two: The Revengening’



Space Stallions brings back 80′s cartoon memories

What do you get when you combine Space Ghost, Masters of the Universe, Thundercats and a pinch of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers? Well, you get SPACE STALLIONS, a brilliant animated short from The Animation Workshop that evokes memories of all those cheesy cartoons from the 80s! The short was created by the team of Thorvaldur… Continue reading ‘Space Stallions brings back 80′s cartoon memories’



The Founding Fathers are lost in our time In “I Made America”

On Tuesday I posted how local comedy company Octavarius was pitting the casts of Harry Potter and Twilight against each other. (If you haven’t done so, please be sure to vote in the poll.) The very next day  Octavarius made a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT that I let get lost in my e-mail inbox. :::headdesk::: It’s something… Continue reading ‘The Founding Fathers are lost in our time In “I Made America”’



The Dark Knight Rises…and gets sweded too!

On Monday, the second teaser trailer to “The Dark Knight Rises” was officially released on the web. Everybody was jumping for joy – and complaining about Bane’s lack of enunciation – but only these guys gave it the “Be Kind To Rewind” treatment: The practice of ‘sweding’ movies has been around for some time, often… Continue reading ‘The Dark Knight Rises…and gets sweded too!’



Star Wars Music video “Moves Like Jabba” hits the internet

First they gave us “Tonight I’m Frakking You“, the geek dance-theme; now the folks over at Break.com give us another catchy tune with their take on “Moves Like Jagger” re-done as a Star Wars parody called “Moves Like Jabba“! Check it out: Moves Like Jabba – Watch MoreFunny Videos So, what do you think? Fun… Continue reading ‘Star Wars Music video “Moves Like Jabba” hits the internet’



Jem and the Holograms DVD Set gives fans a look back into the 80′s

Before there was Lady Gaga, there was “Jem and the Holograms“. For those who are old enough to remember, Jem was a cartoon series that told the story of a pop singer and her group of multi-colored hair back-ups. This sort of stuff predated “Pop Star” and “American Idol” in the U.S.  The show is… Continue reading ‘Jem and the Holograms DVD Set gives fans a look back into the 80′s’



Back To The Future skateboard scene re-scored A Capella

With all the attention that the Back to the Future films have been getting, they have been inspiring all sorts of geeky goodness. For example, the following video which takes the famous skateboard scene from the first BTTF movie and replaces the soundtrack with the musical stylings of an ‘a capella’ group: I wonder if… Continue reading ‘Back To The Future skateboard scene re-scored A Capella’



My Big Fat Geek Bachelor Party

The beginning of the end for me started when I got a phone call Wednesday morning: RING! RING! “Uh…hello?” “Hey man, it’s Edgar.” Edgar was my buddy, a real fixture in the world of geekdom, known mostly for his involvement with the comedy web-series The Guild. Edgar is always teasing me with how he and… Continue reading ‘My Big Fat Geek Bachelor Party’