You know, the great thing about being a geek and writing about pop culture is that, if you look hard enough, you can draw lines between just about anything.
It's what leads us to obsess, collect and dissect.
Oh, and start websites.
It's why geeks love conspiracy theories (right Stephe?).
It's why we buy issues of Blue Beetle
to fill out a Legends
cross-over (raises hand meekly).
Geeks love to know more about their chosen favorites. They hope to amaze their family and freinds and, if they are really lucky, stun some chick into digging them.
We here at GonzoGeek have been lucky in regard to that last one. So, let me take a moment to thank all of our GonzoMamas for putting up with us. We know it isn't always easy.
What does all this mean for you?
It means when I started to see the beginnings of a pattern in my recent channel surfing, I knew it gave us a chance to do a retro-cheesecake this week.
Please say hello, scream it if you'd like, to Jamie Lee Curtis.
Why Ms. Curtis?
That's easy. I keep stumbling across True Lies
and Trading Places
on the deep Encore and HBO channels.
Of course, Ms. Curtis first claim to fame was as Laurie Strode, the original scream queen, in John Carpenter's Halloween
Since then she's been a fanboy staple. In addition to several Halloween
movies, she's also been in such favorites as Perfect, Anything But Love, Queens Logic, The Fog
and A Fish Called Wanda
According to IMBD
, she was also the voice of the computer/narrator in Escape From New York
and had scenes cut from Buckaroo Banzai
She's the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, which makes her Hollywood royalty. She's the wife of Christopher Guest aka Baron Haden-Guest which makes her ACTUAL
royalty as well.
Most recently she's been appearing on NCIS
and in Activia commericals, but come on...Trading Places
. You know the scene.
Let's hit the links.
NCAA teams get their own Pop Tart boxes.
Alabama man fights to keep his wife buried in his front yard.
Ten hidden controls on your iPhone headphones.
Best and Worst post-Seinfeld roles for the cast.
Ten unresolved Marvel cliffhangers.
The Bane soundboard. For use after Gotham burns.
Ideas for Expendables 3 brought to life with Photoshop.
Original poster art for some of our favorite movies.
Bill Murray tribute remix!
Is Paul Ryan’s love of RATM a two-way street? Not so much.
WATCH: Tony Scott December 2011 interview - RIP
Fighting Against The Future: The Copyright Industry’s Battles Against Technology, From Player Pianos, to Radio, to MP3s.
Dueling Harry Carays: Derek Holland v. Ryan Dempster
Warren Sapp: Worst. Book. Tour. Ever.
Stephe hopes this takes the focus off of Missouri for a few days.
Marvel Universe Phase One blu-ray release information.
And finally, a Mentos/Breaking Bad Mashup! Genius!