Archive for December, 2010


NetFlix Phishing Scam

All you Netflix subscribers better be on the lookout for a new phishing scam that could show up in your email.  Don’t open, just delete it right away.  You can read all about it at High-Def Digest.

Greetings all!  It’s Thursday and you know what that means.  Cold winter weather is slamming us here on the east coast today, but that won’t stop me from giving you The Word.  It’s been sort of a slow week, but there has been some really surprising news happening.

Movie Nerd

Jon Favreau Won’t Direct Iron Man 3
This has got to be the most surprising news this week in the nerd world.  Actor/director Jon Favreau confirmed the story that broke Tuesday that he will not be directing Iron Man 3.  After the announcement there was speculation for the reason, but nothing firm until Favreau late Tuesday.  In an interview with the LA Times, he explained his reasoning for leaving the Marvel franchise.  There are also rumors from Hollywood sources that a rift between Favreau and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. was the cause of the split.  You can read more about it at Hero Complex, Geek Tyrant and Comic Book Movie.

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson Announce Divorce
The Green Lantern and Iron Man 2 stars who wed in 2008 announced Tuesday that they have mutually decided to end their marriage.  The pair issued a joint statement saying that “We entered our relationship with love, and it’s with love and kindness we leave it. While privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.”  As sad as it may be, it doesn’t appear that the break up will affect any upcoming projects for either actor.  So all the single girls and guys can once again resume hope.

Release Date for Wrath of the Titans Announced
The eagerly awaited sequel (hint of sarcasm) to Clash of the Titans has been set for release on March 30, 2012.  Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes will be reprising their roles.  I wasn’t that impressed with Clash of the Titans so I am not all that excited to see the sequel.  Maybe as a continuation of the story this film will be better than the first.  It’s hard to imagine how it could get worse.

More Dark Knight Rises Rumors
However unlikely this may be I have to admit it sounds really cool.  An undisclosed “source” from Warner Bros. has supposedly spilled the beans about the plot of The Dark Knight Rises.  The script has been turned in and reveals that Dr. Hugo Strange, Talia al Ghul, Black Mask, Killer Croc and Scarecrow will all make appearances along with Harvey Bullock and Sarah Essen.  There are some descriptions of several plot points that are awesome, but I doubt there is much validity in this story.  You can read all about it at Comic Book Movie.  Since the original post, this rumor has been debunked at false.  Click here for more.

Tim Burton Superman Costume in Action
Remember that god awful Superman costume that would have been worn by Nicholas Cage in Tim Burton’s Superman movie?  If not, then catch the video below and count your blessings that it never made it to the big screen.  I am not sure what look they were going for but I have seen cosplay costumes that were much better looking.

The Future of Marvel Comics Movies
With the departure of Jon Favreau from the Iron Man franchise it is hard to determine now what the fate of future Marvel projects will be.  Before the news of Jon’s jumping ship broke, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios spoke with the LA Times about upcoming projects.  Check out the interview at Collider.

The Ark in Transformers: Dark of the Moon
If you paid attention to the trailer and you are a Transformers G1 fan, then you may have noticed something.  The crashed alien spaceship on the moon is more than likely the Autobot Ark.  In the original animated series, the Ark was the ship that brought Optimus Prime and the other Autobots to Earth.  Although it was never referred to as the Ark in the series, the comic book stories established it.  Read more about it at Seibertron.

Tech Nerd
Internet Connected HDTVs Vulnerable to Hackers
A study by a security marketing firm has determined hackers could use an internet connected HDTV to gain access to home networks.  There are few details as to what the vulnerabilities are or how to fix them.  The name of the firm who discovered the problem is also being kept secret.  What is known is that the hack is similar to PC hacks that involve Java scripts.  You can read more about it at The Register.

Email Protected by Fourth Amendment
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently that email is protected by the Fourth Amendment.  That means that authorities are required to have a warrant before being able to access your email.  This should have been a no-brainer from the start, but it’s nice to know that not all of our rights are being trampled upon.  Read more about it at EFF

15 Tips to Improve iTunes
iTunes works pretty good as is.  With recent updates its better than it ever has been, but there is always room for improvement.  From the fine folks at Maximum PC, 15 tips to help make iTunes even better.  Click here.

Facebook Named Best Place to Work
According to a survey by Glassdoor.com, the world’s leading social networking site Facebook is number one on their list of the best places to work.  The survey shows that websites rated higher on the survey than offline companies when it came to employee satisfaction.  My dream company to work for Google was 29th on the list.  Read all about it at CNET.

Mark Zuckerberg Named Person of the Year
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named this year’s Person of the Year by Time Magazine.  In spite of having been painted in a bad light by the movie Social Network and the bad press Facebook has been getting due to security and privacy concerns, Time Magazine chose Zuckerberg.  You can read more about it CNET.

Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2010
Lifehacker has compiled a list of their most popular downloads based on site traffic.  It doesn’t contain some of my personal favorites, but it is impressive nonetheless.  These are all free applications some more useful than others to help enhance your Windows experience.  Check out the full list here.

AT&T Customers to Jump to Verizon
If the rumors are true and everything is pointing to them being true, then AT&T may be in trouble in the coming year.  It is being predicted that AT&T stands to lose a significant number of iPhone customers to Verizon.  With Verizon rumored to be getting the iPhone sometime early next year, this spells trouble for AT&T who was recently rated dead last among mobile providers.  I for one will be one of those early adopters.  Read more at it at CNET.

TV Nerd

David E. Kelly Wonder Woman Series May Not Happen
In what seemed like a done deal now has the shadow of doubt cast upon it.  Kelly said in an interview with Comic Book Movie that there is no deal in place but he intends to “take a stab at it.”  He went on to say that he’s not committed to the project yet and unless he can find a way to make it work, he won’t “delude Warner Bros. or anybody else that I should be doing it.”  Read more at Geek Tyrant.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3
Season 3 of The Clone Wars appears to be heating up.  The series takes place between the events in Episodes 2 & 3 of the Star Wars movies.  The Republic is at war with Count Dooku and the Separatists.  Jedi Anakan Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi lead the clone armies against the droid forces of General Grievous.  In season 3 starting in January 2011, things take an unexpected turn.  Catch the video preview below.

Gaming Nerd

Xbox Live vs. PlayStation Network
The two online gaming platforms were pitted head to head to see which was the reigning champ.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages.  Users of either will try to convince you why theirs is better than the other.  If you’re trying to decide which is the best for you, then this guide can help you choose.  Read all about it at Reg Hardware.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Gets Major PC Patch
Treyarch’s latest patch for Black Ops is now live for PC.  Earlier this week Xbox 360 and PlayStation consoles received patches that fixed a number of reported issues.  Unfortunately for PlayStation owners, the patch caused additional problems.  The full list of fixes for the 1.04 patch can be found at GameKit.

Han Solo and Chewbacca Killed
Yeah you read that right.  The two beloved characters meet their demise in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.  The video below shows the rather gruesome and disturbing snuffing of Han and Chewie when the Battle of Endor takes an unexpected turn for the worse.  Check it out via YouTube.

First Sex Game for Kinect
You knew this was coming.  As soon as some revolutionary new technology is released, someone finds a way to adapt it for sex.  This is rather disturbing and NSFW video, the new game being developed is demonstrated.  When you can sit in your living room and have sex with any woman in the world, it’s going to make crack look like Red Bull in comparison.  Again I will warn you the video is NSFW.  Click here for more.

Gadget Nerd
TRON Inspired Gaming Headset
TRON is everywhere these days and you can expect it to be around for just a little while longer depending how well the movie does this weekend.  To go along with your TRON 360, PlayStation and Wii controllers and your TRON mouse and keyboard, you now can get TRON headphones to complete your set.  These aren’t as impressive looking as some of the other products released but they look just cool enough to complete your TRON ensemble.  Get a close look at Engadget.

Reigo Smart Toilet
As you get older you learn to appreciate the notion of a well functioning and self-cleaning toilet.  Now I have to say that I have seen it all, but I will admit that I sort of want one of these.  This is the ultimate water closet accessory.  It comes fully equipped with a cushioned heated seat, automatic opening and closing lid, automatic air sanitizer, lighted interior and exterior, it’s self flushing, has SD card support so you can listen to music while you take care of business and it will even clean your DMZ with warm water when you’re done.  Who could ask for more in a toilet?  Read more about it and place an order for your own at INAX.

Pic of the Week

Source: Imgur

The Nerd says, “Did you know that bees and dogs can smell fear?”

If you didn’t get to catch the first season of The Walking Dead on AMC, you really missed some good television.  At first glance it’s not a show that most people would find appealing, but you really need to give it a chance.  It’s not 60 minutes of people running around killing zombies.  There is a really good story behind it that’s compelling and intelligent.  Unfortunately the first season was only six episodes which was very annoying, but it left viewers eager for more.  Here is a short compilation of all the zombie deaths from season one.  WARNING, it’s full of blood and gore so if you have a weak stomach you might not want to watch.

To help get you going for the week, Word of the Nerd brings you The Monday Jolt.  A short list of links to help clear the Monday morning fog and get your inner geek energized.

.XXX Porn Domain Hits Another Snag
I don’t know why they are making such a big deal out of this.  I always thought it was a good idea to give pornographic website their own unique domain.  It would help keep it from kids and make it easier to filter.  But for some reason governments have a problem with it and have objected to its implementation.  US based porn companies are also opposing the measure.  You can read more about it at The Register.

Player Feedback Driving Black Ops Updates and Content
Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said at the VGAs that they are taking player feedback into consideration when updating Call of Duty: Black Ops.  He said that people are liking the game and their efforts are concentrated on supporting the millions of players.  They are also taking the feedback from player seriously when developing new content.  You can read more about it at Joystiq.

Dual Monitor Wallpapers
One of the major drawbacks of using a dual monitor set up is the lack of good wallpapers.  Courtesy of How To Geek comes a selection of wallpapers suited for dual monitors.  Enjoy!

Batman: Arkham City Trailer
A longer and exceptionally more awesome trailer for Arkham City was shown at the VGAs.  At over two and a half minutes, this new trailer reveals the villain in this sequel of last year’s game of the year Batman: Arkham Asylum to be Dr. Hugo Strange.  Ironically the rumor mill has been in overdrive recently that Tom Hardy will play Strange in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.  Watch the trailer here.

Record Release For Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday
Microsoft is releasing 17 patches to fix 40 different security issues in Windows.  Only one of those fixes is listed as critical, but that should not stop you from installing these latest patches.  You can look over a full list of the patches that effect Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 including server versions and what they are written to do at TechNet.

Chameleon X-1 Mouse/Gamepad Combo
This is for you all-in-one gadget types.  Shogun Bros. reveals its Chameleon X-1.  This nifty little device is not only just a mouse, but underneath hides a 14 button gamepad controller.  The mouse is wireless and even supports force feedback.  The mouse itself is rather impressive with a 5-stage adjustable 1600dpi optical sensor.  You can see more at the Shogun Bros. website and at Engadget.

There, that should get you all warmed up and ready to take on the week.  I’ll be back on Thursday for this weeks edition of The Word.

This is the week for teasers apparently.  The long awaited teaser trailer for Marvel’s Thor was released yesterday.  I’ve never been a big Thor fan, but based on Marvel’s recent movies I’m going to give it a shot.  The trailer is quite impressive and you can see how it is going to mix in with the Iron Man films.  Check it out and leave your comments.

Wow, Thanksgiving blew right by and we’re quickly approaching Christmas.  The east coast is being bitch slapped by Arctic temperatures that are breaking 30 year or more records.  Nothing to do on days like that but stay home, bundle up in your Snuggie and watch movies.

Tech Nerd

20 Little Known Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Who needs a mouse when you’ve got these handy keyboard shortcuts?  Impress your friends and co-workers with your extensive knowledge of these obscure but handy Windows shortcuts.  Check out the list here at How-To Geek.

Create A Password Protected Folder Without Software
We’ve all got some files we’d rather no one else see on our computer.  It would be nice to be able to password protect individual folders without needing special software that usually sticks out like a sore thumb.  If you’ve just got to hide those naked pictures of Kathy Bates from your wife or girlfriend, here is a quick and easy way.  Courtesy of Simple Help.

Verify If an Email Address is Real
Okay, someone gives you President Obama’s personal email address.  They say it’s legit and you should email him to give your opinion of health care reform.  But you’re not sure if the address is real or fake and you certainly don’t want the Secret Service crashing through your front door during dinner.  From Lifehacker, here is a way to verify an email address.

Got a Lead Foot?  There’s an App for that!
I’m not entirely sure what to make of this.  An app for your phone that will slow down the music you’re listening to if you exceed the speed limit.  After you’ve dropped out of warp, it will return your music to the normal speed.  Slow Down sounds really cool and extremely useful for those who can’t drive 55, but does it actually work?  Check out a demo video at Engadget.

FiOS Customers To Get 150/35Mbps Service
Those amazingly lucky bastards who happen to be Verizon FiOS subscribers will be offered an unheard of (at least in the US) jump to 150Mbps down and 35Mbps up internet service upgrade option.  The $194 a month upgrade is available right now and those of us who can’t get FiOS in our area are absolutely green with envy.  You can read more about it and cry at Engadget.

AT&T Ranked Lowest Among Mobile Providers
You think having an exclusive deal to the iPhone would make AT&T one of the top mobile phone providers in the country.  Well if you thought that you’d be wrong.  In a recent survey AT&T ranked dead last with over half the negative marks coming from iPhone users.  This doesn’t look good for AT&T and only gives more credit to Verizon who is rumored to be getting the iPhone in the near future.  Verizon by the way ranked second on the list.  You can read more about it at Maximum PC.

Restartless Restart for Firefox
One of the things that makes Firefox superior to all other internet browsers is the extensive library of add-ons.  The one thing that drives me insane over Firefox is having to restart the browser after installing a new add-on.  Well someone finally took the bull by the horns and created an add-on that eliminates that.  You can read more about it at Maximum PC.

GeForce 263.09 Drivers Available
Time to update those Nvidia GeForce video card drivers kids.  If you do anything gaming related it is always recommended to keep your video card drivers current.  For that matter it’s always a good idea to keep any hardware drivers current.  You can download the latest drivers for your Nvidia cards here.

Movie Nerd

No Superman Cameo In Green Lantern
I had not previously heard about this but it seems in several drafts of the Green Lantern script there was to be a cameo of Clark Kent.  Co-Writer Marc Guggenheim spills the beans about this and other Easter eggs that were written in but eventually dropped from the movie.  Check out the interview with MTV here.

Iron Man 3 To Be A Sequel To Captain America, Thor and The Avengers
Marvel has been doing a great job of inter-twining their current superhero epics together.  It’s not always obvious but if you’re careful, you can catch glimpses of how the stores are going to work together.  In an interview with MTV, Iron Man director Jon Favreau talks about how Iron Man 3 will tie all the other films together.  Check out the full interview here.

Will Batman Get the Batcave He Deserves In The Dark Knight Rises?
Mr. Potatohead, I mean Perez Hilton gives details about Wayne Manor and the Batcave in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises.  After being burned to the ground in Batman Begins, we know from The Dark Knight that Wayne Manor is in the process of being rebuilt.  Certain modifications were to be made that hinted to the construction of the Batcave.  It’s a shame we had to wait for the final film in the series to actually see it completed.  You can read more about it here.

Second Battle: Los Angeles Trailer
This movie is looking better and better every time I see or read something about it.  Aliens invade and Los Angeles is on the front line of the conflict.  Not a very original idea, but based on the trailers I’ve seen so far this movie is going to be kick ass.  Check it out at below via YouTube.

First Two Minutes of Battleship Yamato
I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this movie.  Even though it’s in Japanese, the effects are awesome and it looks amazing.  The Star Blazers live action movie or Battleship Yamato as it’s called in the land of the rising sun was released on December 1.  There is still no word about a US release but you can watch a two minute clip from the film below courtesy of YouTube.

Justice League Porn Parody Being Released
Apparently if Warner Bros can’t pull together a Justice League movie, a porn studio will.  I can’t believe that some fly by night adult movie studio can pull this off with what I am sure is very little money and Warner Bros can’t.  I guess if I can’t get the real thing, the closest I can get from the comic books is watching Superman and Woman Woman frak and bugger each other.  Read more about it Bleeding Cool.

The Dark Knight Rises to be Based on Prey
Rumors are abound about the plot for the next Batman film.  The latest and most reliable are coming from Ain’t It Cool News that the film will again be based on a popular and classic Batman comic storyline.  The Dark Knight was based on The Long Halloween with a few modifications and it rocked.  Rumors and speculation are leading to this film being based on Prey.  Tom Hardy will play Dr. Hugo Strange who becomes obsessed with Batman and tries to bring about his demise.  This of course is all rumor but some say there is strong evidence that suggests it’s true.  You can read more about it at Comic Book Movie.

Flash and Green Lantern 2 Get Release Dates
We’re still more than six months away from the release of Green Lantern and talk of a sequel is still going on.  It was reported a while ago that Warner Bros gave a green light for a sequel to Green Lantern and to develop a Flash movie.  Sources are reporting that scripts for both movies have been turned in and release dates have been set but not yet announced.  If these rumors are true we can expect to see the Green Lantern sequel and the Flash summer 2013.  You can read more about it at Comic Book Movie.

Star Trek 12 Script Details
Straight from the mouths of writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, details on the status of and inspiration for the script to Star Trek 12.  Having already gone through the “origins story” the writers now have to show how the characters are going to respond and react to one another while putting them at even greater risk than in their first outing in the 2009 reboot.  These guys must be under a lot pressure to top what they did in the first film and also keeping it fresh.  You can read more about Hero Complex.

Transformers 3 Teaser Trailer Released
The teaser for the third installment, Tranformers: The Dark of the Moon hit the internet yesterday.  As usual it doesn’t show very much and as designed leaves us wanting more.  I have to say that it does look promising.  If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below then leave your comments.

Denis Leary Joins Spider-Man Reboot
Comedian Denis Leary has signed on to play Captain George Stacy the father of Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone.  The two characters were originally played by James Cromwell and Bryce Dallas Howard in the dreadfully awful Spider-Man 3.  The film is currently gearing up for production and is scheduled for a July 3, 2012 release.  You can read more about it at The Hollywood Reporter.

Your Highness Red Band Trailer
Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Daschanel star in this quirky and amazing awesome looking comedy.  The story follows two brothers, one much more noble than the other trying to retake their kingdom with the help of a scantly clad Natalie Portman.  This is a red band trailer so there is plenty of raunchy humor and other NSFW material.  Check it out at Geeks Are Sexy.

Netflix Now Offers Streaming Only Option
For those of you who are just too cool to use DVDs any more, Netflix now offers a streaming only plan.  The new plan is $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming content of their ever expanding library.  The unlimited streaming, one disc option is getting a $1 bump in price to $9.99 a month.  To me this is a much more convenient and flexible option and I am sure I’m not alone.  You can read more about it at Lifehacker.

TV Nerd

Stargate Universe’s 5 Year Arc
I’ll admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of the previous Stargate shows.  It’s not that I don’t like them, but I didn’t even get interested in SG1 until it’s eighth season and Stargate Atlantis never really drew me in.  I am however a big fan of Stargate Universe.  I find it unsettling that they are having a hard time finding an audience on SyFy.  Maybe if they stopped moving it around viewers might find it easier to watch.  If the show makes it another season, which will be announced this month or early January, the writers have a 5 year arc planned.  Let’s hope it sees its way through.  You can read more about it at SciFi Pulse.

Singer Added To Season 2 of V
What’s one of the better ways to help a struggling remake?  Bring back some original actors or characters.  The remake of V is doing just that.  Marc Singer who played Mike Donovan in the original movies and series has been cast in the modern retelling.  Earlier it was announced that Jane Badler was also joining the cast.  That brings two of the original’s most popular characters back into the fold.  Although they are both playing different characters, it will be interesting to see if their addition can boost the ratings.  The series returns for its second season on January 4.  You can read more about it at TV Guide.

Gaming Nerd

Aussies Find No Link Between Video Games and Violence
Coming from a country where they swim with great white sharks, wrestle crocodiles for fun and have snakes that can kill a man in minutes; if they find that there is no conclusive link between video games and violence, you can take that to the bank mister.  Based on what other experts have been saving all along that video games are no more likely to cause aggression in people than any other media, the researchers down under have added their voice to the argument.  You can read more about it at Game Spot UK.

Gamer Cracks Black Ops Secret Code
Oh my gods, the Black Ops code has been cracked.  I can’t believe this guy pulled it off.  But wait, I didn’t know there was a code to even crack.  I don’t think any one knew there was a code to crack.  If you listen to this guy and check on it yourself there is indeed a code hidden in each level of Call of Duty: Black Ops.  Now it’s not some ultra secret tip on how to increase your score of anything like that.  It is a hint based on the storyline of the single player game.  Check out the video below via YouTube.

Dumb Ass Swallows His WoW Authenticator
Either this guy is totally full of shit and an attention whore or he’s the biggest dumb ass on the internet.  Even if this was true, there is no way I would post it for everyone to see.  I’d chalk it up to experience, order a new authenticator, get three or four burritoes from Taco Bell and hope I pass the thing is the ensuing mega dump that would follow.  Normal people don’t do this stupid.  Read more about it at Maximum PC.

Analyst Advices Activision To Monetize Call of Duty Multiplayer
It is being called a “betrayal of shareholder trust” by analyst Michael Pachter over Activision’s decision not to move a subscription based service for its Call of Duty multiplayer.  As if the nearly one billion in profit Activision is seeing from sales of Black Ops isn’t enough, this asshole is suggesting that shareholders are unhappy with the decision.  To me this is the biggest example of corporate greed since the price of gas topped two dollars a gallon.  I think Activision sees the writing on the wall and that a move to subscriptions is a bad idea and would hurt sales in the long run.  The damn games already cost $60 apiece, what more do that want?  You can read more about it at CVG.

Microsoft Bans Swastikas In Black Ops
Well this is no surprise.  Microsoft will ban you for using a swastika on your player card in Call of Duty: Black Ops.  This is a no brainer people.  If you want to use a swastika on your profile, then you’re a dipshit.  Microsoft has every right to do this so if you start in with the freedom of speech defense, you are wrong.  Read all about it at StepTo.

Batman: Arkham City Trailer
If you were a fan of Batman: Arkham Asylum, then you’ve been patiently awaiting the sequel to one of the best games of last year and by far the best Batman game ever.  Well the absolutely awesome trailer for this most highly anticipated game this year.  Check it out below.

Angry Birds Strategy
Anyone with an iPad or iPhone is probably already addicted to this game.  If you haven’t played it, don’t.  It will consume your life and ruin it.  Seriously though it is addictive but really fun to play.  I nearly killed the battery in my friend’s iPad one afternoon playing it.  If you’re stuck at a certain level and can’t seem to get that last damn pig, there is a strategy video.  Check it out at Geeks Are Sexy.

Gadget Nerd

Dell Inspiron Duo Tablet/Netbook
You might have seen these little jewels in Microsoft commercials lately.  Well they aren’t just mock ups for the commercials, they are real and they are available for pre-order.  Surprisingly they are also very affordable at just $549 base price.  The tablet/netbooks will ship December 15.  Check out the details and the full press release at Engadget.

Steampunk USB Drive
This thing is incredibly cool and even more expensive.  If you’ve got $400 to drop on a 16GB flash drive then this is the one you should get.  If you’re into steampunk like so many people are, then this is the one you should get.  Check out more at Etsy.

TRON Inspired Mouse by Razer
This is at the top of my Christmas wish list this year.  To go along with my TRON themed Xbox 360 controller comes this absolutely awesome mouse from Razer.  Unlike most novelty mice out there, this one is built to be used and comes packed accordingly.  With realistic lights and sound effects from the movie, this sucker sports the 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor that makes it ideal for gaming.  They are currently backordered at the time of this post, but check back at Razer to see if they become available.

Jedi Starfighter Bed
There are no words to describe how cool this is.  This has got to be the envy of every Star Wars fan young or old.  For only $18,000 this geek’s wet dream can be yours and they will even through in the murals.  Go take a look at Posh Tots.

Pure Nerd

James Doohan’s D-Day Adventures
Most people know the late James Doohan has Scotty from Star Trek.  But did you know that Jimmy took part in the invasion of Normandy?  As a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery, he was on Juno Beach on D-Day.  That day he was shot six times, one shot resulting in the loss of his middle finger.  Ironically, all six wounds were inflicted by friendly fire.

These Are The Droids You’re Looking For
Now I really try to not put stuff like this on this blog, but in this case I really could not resist.  C3P0 and R2-D2 ladies swimsuits.  Now you can get your geek on and still be smoking hot.  Click here to see more.

Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture
This is true artistry at it’s finest.  I’m sure any good sculptor could chisel out Optimus Prime with ease.  But could they do it out of ice?  Could they make it 26 feet tall?  These guys did and they deserve a Nobel Prize or something for it.  Maybe free passes to the new movie next summer at least.  Check out their handiwork at Geek Tyrant.

The Biggest Twilight Fan
Remember that insane Harry Potter fan from a couple of weeks ago?  Well he has come competition from this equally insane Twilight fan.  The bridal gown is a nice touch but just adds to the crazy.  Check out her video submission below via YouTube and pray that this isn’t someone you know.

Pic of The Week

Something to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Source: Imgur

The Nerd says, “I want Summer Glau for Christmas”.

Blake Lively said in a recent interview that before she was offered a role in the movie, she had never heard of Green Lantern.  That’s really no surprise to me because she always struck me as being kind of stupid.  On top of that she’s a girl and let’s face it, girls aren’t known for their love of comic books.

So I decided to watch a little of Gossip Girl last night just to see how Blake’s performance was.  I didn’t make it very long before I was consumed with the overwhelming urge to jam a pencil in my eye.  Blake Lively isn’t a very good actress and I am really concerned that she is going to ruin the Green Lantern movie.

For a teen oriented angst driven drama on the CW I am sure she fits the bill perfectly.  She’s not overly attractive and her acting skills aren’t epic superhero movie quality.  I can buy her in the role she plays on Gossip Girl because for her I’m sure she’s not stretching herself too far from real life.  However I just cannot see her as a test pilot and a possible Star Sapphire.  I don’t believe she has the dramatic chops for a role of this type.

From what I’ve seen in the trailer, the movie promises to be kick ass.  Whether Blake’s seemingly flat, emotionless performance brings down the entire movie remains to be seen.  I can only hope that if she is the only bad point of the film, producers will replace her for a more talented actress for the sequel.  Keep your fingers crossed.