Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.
- Robert Frost, "Fire and Ice" (1920)
Its not every Friday that we kick things off with some Frost, but given that this is (allegedly) Apocalypse Eve, well somehow it just seemed appropriate.
Of course, my first instinct was to go Stipe -
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
- but I wanted to class things up a bit. Its never too late to shine things up for that final exit interview.
If the end times are truly upon us, I'm going to be pissed. We won't get to finish my Little League season. My kids will miss their birthday. We won't get to see Green Lantern
in 3-D. And, perhaps most importantly, we'll never find out who the new boss is on The Office
Don't even get me started on that one.
Still, if there is one man who I think can save us from the Rapture, it's Captain Jack Sparrow. He's faced down Davy Jones, the Kraken, that jilted admiral dude and the law of diminishing returns, all on his way to becoming a pop culture icon.
Yes, Captain Jack is our man, but since we don't do beefcake here at the 'Geek, we're going to have to take our chances with his new first mate and this week's cheesecake, Penelope Cruz.
"The Spanish Enchantress" has been appearing in movies since 1992. She has appeared in several films by Pedro Almodovar and a couple by Billy Bob Thornton, including the uneven adaptation of All the Pretty Horses
alongside Matt Damon. Along the way, she won an Oscar for her role in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona
and appeared in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky
In addition to her acting, Ms. Cruz is also a world class philanthropist, including donating her salary from her first Hollywood movie, The Hi-Lo Country
, to Mother Teresa's mission.
Last July, Ms. Cruz married Javier Bardem. She gave birth to their first child earlier this year.
Come to think of it, maybe Mr. Bardem's Anton Chigurh might be our best bet for the final battle. That dude was ice.
On to the, perhaps final, links!
How Heavy Metal is keeping us sane.
Doc Ellis & The LSD No-No.
Reality 86’d – Documentary of Black Flag’s final tour.
BATILLUS – ‘…and the world is as night to them.’
Some of the best rock photography Chris has seen in ages (incl. some Batillus).
First-person mosh pit.
The saddest handjob in America.
Man licking shoes on New York subway.
Jon Stewart debates Bill O’Reilly about Common on The O’Reilly Factor.
The end is near…at least musically speaking.
Or perhaps more generally….CDC issues Zombie Apocalypse preparedness bulletin.
Where science and philosophy meet.
Jessica Alba's prom date still laments what could have been. Well, duh!
This 13-year-old boy makes candles for men. Mmmmmm...bacon!
Slaughterhouse 90210 - where Kurt Vonnegut met Brenda Walsh.
The Cosby Sweater Project.
Area 51 uncensored. Somewhere Mulder is smiling.
Castle graphic novel on the way from Marvel.
Disney relaunches Star Wars ride.
Toonces debuted on Saturday Night Live on this date in 1989. That was also the day Gilda Radner died. Coincidence? I think not.
And finally, a look at some really wussy bands.
Oh, who was I kidding. Here's the REM video. Enjoy.