Posts Tagged ‘nerdy stuff’
What are we talking about? Why, the San Diego Comic-Con of course. It happens every year.
(Here’s a video of George saying “Oh My” in case you need to hear that. There’s never a bad time to hear George.)
Anyway, San Diego Comic-Con has been around for awhile, but in the past decade, it has become big news. Geekery, as we all know, is no longer a hidden pleasure for many. It’s become a billion-dollar business. Amazon recently introduced their Geek Boutique, which about as mainstream as it gets.
One could debate when this all started, the explosion of so-called geek culture into the real world. I’ve been a Geek Gold Card member for my entire life, but suddenly people actually want to know who the hell Ant-Man is. (If you are one of those people, just ask. I’m nice that way. For example, here’s the latest “Ant-Man” movie trailer, complete with a reference to The Avengers.)
The links below give you more information about the big event than I ever could, and not only because I won’t be there. I’ve actually never attended the San Diego Comic-Con, just the New York Comic Con. But there will be lots of announcements about nerdy stuff (or perhaps I should say formerly nerdy — is something still nerdy if it’s immensely popular?) like movies, TV shows, video games, and yes, even comic books.
And then there’s this, via Polygon.com. Watch it at your own risk.
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ZDNet has a cute list of things to give your geeky dad this Father’s Day. I definitely fall into this category. I already have the Geek Dad book (highly recommended), and most of the things I actually want either haven’t been invented yet (flying car) or are too expensive (a Sonos streaming music setup and someone to set it all up for me so I don’t have to do it). One gift that costs nothing is time. Time to do what? Play video games, of course. Read more »
If you really love them, have a couple hundred bucks to drop, and they are indeed insanely nerdy about Star Wars, consider the Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin.
Yes. This is a replica of the jacket Luke Skywalker received at the end of the movie that I call Star Wars, but my children refer to “Episode IV: A New Hope.” It took many years but I have finally come to terms with this fact. It no longer makes me angry. No really. It doesn’t. See? I’m fine. (Deep breathing, deep breathing…)
Here’s the scene where Luke gets the medal in case you somehow don’t know what we’re talking about here.
Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin, $196.70 at Amazon.com. Unless dad is a bit on the large side — an extra-large version will run you $275.
Funny bit from the blog Armchair Commentary. Here’s a sample (click to see full-size). I’d say “spoiler alert” but if you haven’t seen Star Wars by now, either you never will or you are too young to be surfing the web without parental supervision.
Tauntaun Sleeping Bags! Do they come in grown-up sizes? Please?
Apparently ThinkGeek played an April Fool’s gag and said these were real. They weren’t. But now they are. All is right with the world.
Hopefully the sleeping bags don’t smell like real tauntauns. Um, I mean, if tauntauns were real. You knew what I meant.
- The New York Times shows us what was happening in 1969 — Joe Namath, Led Zeppelin I, and other things that are cooler than what happened this year. (NYTimes.com)
- Darth Vader meets Hello Kitty. Hello Vader? (Zombie Panda)
- Kirk Hammett stinks at Guitar Hero. He’s the lead guitarist for Metallica. Funny. (Onion AV Club)
Terrible opening paragraph: It’s a storm in a Stormtrooper’s helmet. Lawyers for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd. and a British prop designer faced off in London’s High Court Tuesday over rights to the molded white Stormtrooper uniforms from the “Star Wars” films.
On the one hand, Lucas has enough money, right? But on the other hand you have to enforce your copyright/trademark/whatever everywhere or you risk losing it.
But can’t we all just get along?