April 1, 2012 looms large in the world of geek.
Not only is it April Fool's Day, that annual celebration of practical jokes and hoaxes
, but this year it also brings us two titanic geek-centric events.
What might those be you ask?
Well, let's see. First, there is Wrestlemania XXVIII
(that's 28 for those of you who don't speak Roman) and the return of HBO's Game of Thrones
Both are epic in scale. Both are rife with duplicity and backstabbing. Both feature larger than life warriors fighting it out to wear the crown and/or belt. Both have dwarves.
How similar in theme are..."To be the man you have to beat the man" and "When you play the game of thrones you win or you die."
Okay, I had no idea how well all that would work when I started writing it.
The other thing Mania and Game of Thrones
have in common? Babes. Lots and lots of babes.
Hell, the WWE has an entire division of "allegedly" enhanced Amazons
who entertain with their antics and skills on a weekly basis.
The ladies of Game of Thrones
, while perhaps not as surgically sound, are equally devious.
So, that left me with a dilemma this week. Which way was I to go with the cheesecake? I could feature a WWE Diva
or I could feature one of the ladies of Westeros. Which was it to be?
John and I both agreed that Emilia Clarke aka Danerys Targaryen would be a good choice. Alas, other than a very popular picture of her "riding Dothraki" from Season 1, I couldn't find the requisite photos to fill out the feature.
Never fear, upon further investigation it appeared that the correct choice lay not in the hinterlands, but rather beside the throne itself.
Please say hello to Lena Heady.
Ms. Heady plays Cersei Lannister, the Queen Mother on Game of Thrones
. In addition to being the mother of the boy king, she is also the real power behind the throne.
Ms. Heady's geek bonafides are strong. In addition to Game of Thrones
, she's also appeared in 300
as Queen Gorgo. She is the voice of both Mystique and the Black Widow on the animated Super Hero Squad Show
. And, perhaps dearest to the hearts of fanboys everywhere, she stepped into Linda Hamilton's combat boots to take over the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
According to IMDB
, she was also in a MacGyver
TV movie and Remains of the Day
So, you have a choice to make on Sunday night my brother geeks. Choose wisely and enjoy yourselves.
Let's hit the links.
Tap that sh!t, homie!
John Cale explores the Welsh drug epidemic.
High On Fire’s 'De Vermis Mysteriis' full album streaming
The Internet begins saving the music biz.
Turn of the century porn soundtrack (not 2000, the one before that).
Stoner rock heavyweight showdown
Android vs. condom
It takes a real pair of stones to give Batman a speeding ticket.
Speaking of the Dark Knight, check out the first artwork for his next animated adventure.
The Sledge-o-matic has been silenced. Gallagher retires.
Seven bizarre life lessons from Kevin Smith's new book.
A Downton Abbey spoof was inevitable, but I never saw the new locale coming.
Three words: Zombie. Shopping. Mall. That is all.
Michael Bay is out to ruin the Ninja Turtles. Please note the missing words.
The seven most awful things people did during the first season of Game of Thrones.
Six months in to the New 52, which books are on the cancellation bubble.
And finally, "when you play the Game of Thrones you win or you die". Of course, to get into the game you need a jersey.