Jun 29, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
From the press release, "Heavily color illustrated, Transformers Vault features never-before-seen images from the global Transformers brand archives, sever interactive pieces of memorabilia, fun pull-outs and an amazing hardcover slipcase." Let me tell you, this is a thing of beauty and the pull-out/extras really bring back memories of childhood. Seriously cool stuff in here from the movies, comics, tv series, collectibles and more.
So, would you like to own this one? Sure you would! Just send an email to nerdybirdcontest [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line: Transformers Contest. Then tell me (briefly) your favorite Transformers memory. The contest will end Friday July 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Open to U.S. residents only.
Jun 24, 2011
I think my job here is done.
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
My first question is, "Why?" Geek credibility, especially Geek Girl credibility, seems to be a hot button topic as of late. In fact, Action Chick Katrina Hill is putting together a panel at San Diego Comic-Con next month called "Oh, You Sexy Geek!" to discuss this phenomena. I will be on that panel. Can you be classified as a geek if you're attractive, what defines that attractability and who has the right to tell someone else they aren't a geek? Take a look at this video of our new Miss USA from California, Alyssa Campanella, and then we'll discuss further. (Her portion begins at 2:25 in the video.)
Campanella answers a question posed to her about her affinity for collecting history books. In the midst of her response, the newly crowned Miss USA happens to say, "I watch Game of Thrones, I watched Camelot...I know those are fantasy but I also watch the Tudors, so I'm a huge history geek."
Jun 20, 2011
Yup, Fantastic Four actor Ioan Gruffudd was also a participant in the play. TDM writes, "Gruffudd stunned the audience when he stripped off into woman's lingerie and did a dance in the play about sex therapy in which he was alongside Sex in the City actor David Eigenberg."
Jun 17, 2011
Well, I decided to try something new. I type so much every day I felt like giving my fingers a rest and review the new Green Lantern movie in a video instead! Let me know what you think! Without further ado... (slight non-plot related spoilers)
And as an extra treat, take a gander at who was featured in Katrina Hill's (ActionChick) Green Lantern-inspired webcomic this week! (Click to view larger of course.)
Jun 16, 2011
3. Oa and the Guardians: Just like the United States military has its base of operations at the Pentagon, the Green Lanterns have their own fortified citadel. In fact, they get a whole planet - Oa. It's where the Guardians of the universe reside as well as the central power battery that acts as the source of the Lanterns' power. It was the Guardians who first forged the rings in an attempt to create order out of chaos. Originally, they selected androids to defend the universe but after these "Manhunters" took their programming a little too literally, the Guardians decided to give their power to living beings instead. The Guardians are immortals, or at least as immortal as immortals can be these days, and are vastly knowledgable and very secretive.
5. There are other color Lanterns: If green is the embodiment of willpower in the universe, what about the other colors in the spectrum? There are eight other colors represented by their very own Corps out there as well and almost all of their powers are defined by an emotion. Red is rage, orange is greed, yellow is fear, blue is hope, indigo is compassion and purple is love. Black Lanterns represent death while White Lanterns represent life. Only one comes into play in the new Green Lantern film but it's a very interesting concept to keep in mind while watching.
Jun 14, 2011
If you're unfamiliar with Nagel, you'll most likely know of his work from the cover of the Duran Duran album Rio. His unique style of pop art has been the inspiration for a lot of other work including comic artist Cliff Chiang's Vampirella poster.
Jun 11, 2011
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Jun 2, 2011
And then the Internet exploded.