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Geeks Gone Wild!: King's X + Accept, Houston

Every once in a while even a Geek ends up with too many out-on-the-town options. Oct. 13, 2010, was one such night.

Choice #1: The final night of the Accept/King's X tour at House of Blues in the latter's hometown.

Choice #2: A one-off screening of homegrown horror phenomenon 'Sweatshop' (featuring Jeremy Sumrall as The Beast), at Alamo Cinema Drafthouse.

Choice #3: One of Houston's two best power pop bands of the past 15 years, dUNETX, live at one of its most venerable (and still indie) concert venues, Fitzgerald's, opening for two exciting touring acts, Electric Six and the Constellations.[NOTE: The other best Houston power pop band of the past 15 years is Ashbury Keys].

I would've been at all three if I could have been, but I haven't quite mastered that trick yet and in the end chose Accept and King's X. I made plans to meet up with a few friends there, and knew a number of others would likely be in attendance. The $7.5o Lone Stars started flowing as freely as such things can, and no longer than it took to exchange a few handshakes and brah-hugs King's X was on stage.

Between having played for a month straight, HoB's massive PA , and the hometown-end-of-tour vibe, the band did not dissappoint, delivering the best set I'd seen from them in years. 'Complain', 'What Is This', 'Pillow',  'Power of Love' and 'Pray' were particular standouts, and their set could have been twice as long without wearing thin.

I really had no idea what to expect from Accept. Novelty perhaps? In any case, hopes were very low. As a fan of metal there was probably only so bad it could be. But still, what if it was worse? It's happened to plenty of well-intentioned great bands over the years, from Skid Row to Anthrax to Nuclear Assault. Some rebounded by the next go round, some continued to muddle along in mediocrity, others were never heard from again.

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Zombies Coming to Your iDevice

The Walking Dead debuts on AMC this Sunday.

Not up to speed on The Walking Dead?  First, shame on you.  Second, now you can be.

10.25.2010– New York, NY – To commemorate the highly anticipated AMC series premiere of The Walking Dead this Halloween, comiXology has created a dedicated digital comic app of the award-winning series for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in collaboration with Image Comics and the comic’s creator Robert Kirkman.

The Walking Dead, which won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series at San Diego Comic Con, recently went day-and-date with its digital version on comiXology-enabled devices and Web reader and is now giving its loyal fan base the ability to enjoy the comic in all of its gory in its own dedicated app. The Walking Dead in digital format is exclusive to the Comics by comiXology platform.

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"Hollywood Treasure" Coming to SyFy

If there is one thing geeks love more than anything its collecting.  From comic books to rare import vinyl, geeks use the emphemera of their obsessions to gauge their standing among their peers.

Someone has finally figured that out and they are bringing an inside look at the world of high end entertainment collecting to a television near you.

This week, NBC Universal and SyFy are debuting Hollywood Treasure.

From the press release:

Two back-to-back half hour episodes
Wednesdays (10:00 - 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Syfy
Starting October 27

Syfy's new reality series, Hollywood Treasure, featuring Joe Maddalena, will premiere Wednesday, October 27 with two back-to-back half-hour episodes at 10:00pm and 10:30pm.

Hollywood Treasure is a weekly documentary-reality series that delves into the intricate world of collecting of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes.  The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world's largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles.

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UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez Predictions

The UFC's biggest star returns to action tonight.  Brock Lesnar might not be their best guy or even their most marketable given his reclusive lifestyle, but his name gets an awful lot of attention.  The crowd reaction to the former WWE Champion seemed to warm a bit before his gutsy comeback against previous Biggest Fight Ever challenger Shane Carwin.  So far, Lesnar has continued to improve, and he's in the middle of the "prime" window that so many previous UFC stars have enjoyed.  Can he continue his reign or is Cain Velasquez the guy to upset the champ? Speaking of upset, Matt tied it up in UFC predictions after the last event, so we'll find out if he can play Cain to Bruce's Brock and pull off the upset of the year.

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Friday LinkFrogging - 10/22/10

I, your humble editor, have a confession to make.

When I sat down to compile this week's list of links, I had no cheesecake.  That, dear reader(s) is a first.  I usually have the pick made by Monday with at least an inkling of what I'm going to write about.

This week, nothing.

None of the new movies moved me.  We've used a lot of the current TV stars.  I have a "do not use" list that includes Kardashians and Lohans.

I was listening to Prince's LotusFlow3r CD today and one of the tracks reminded me of "Batdance."  This, of course, got me thinking ofVicki Vale herself, Kim Basinger.

My wife mentioned that Bob Guccione died this week.  Looking for links to Bob is a risky internet search kids.  It did, however, remind me that Helen Mirren was in Caligula.

In the end, I decided to go with Anne Hathaway.

Why?

Well, last week was Stephe's birthday.  Stephe has a thing for Ms. Hathaway and I forgot to use her last week as I planned to.

Simple really.

Maybe I overthink these things.

On to the links.

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The Ultimate Fighter - Season 12, Episode 5

So we are into week five and our fourth fight and Team Koscheck is still on the outside looking in.

Did GSP really draft that much better?

Has Koscheck really been that snakebit?

Hard to say.  All I know for sure is that the three losses are clearly taking a toll onJosh Koscheck.

With GSP still in control of the fights, he picks Nam Phan (Team Koscheck) to face Spencer Page (Team GSP).

Of course, no week would be complete without the "hilarious" hijinx of Bruce Leroy.  This week he thought it would be funny to put bleach in the fabric softener of Nam Phan.  What he didn't know was that his teammate, Michael Johnson, was using that fabric softener.  Now, Bruce Leroy is pissing off his own team.  GOOD plan dude!

It was a week of guest stars as well. 

GSP brought in Jean-Charles Skarbowsky to give his team some Muay Thai pointers.  Skarbowsky was lit and proceeded to kick the crap out of Team GSP.

Koscheck's guests were more of the inspirational sort.  Fresh off his loss to Rick Franklin, Chuck Liddell dropped by to talk to the team.  So did Koscheck's teammate,Jon Fitch.

Was it enough?  Let's go to the fight.

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The Ultimate Fighter - Season 12, Episode 4

For those of you just joining us, Team GSP is in firm control of this season.  They've won the first two fights and befuddled Team Koscheck.

Before the fights, we get more footage of Bruce Leroy's in-house shenanigans.  He's full of shit and his housemates call him on it.

He doesn't take kindly to it and talks more trash.

This led to open mockery from the other fighters and a pull apart near brawl between Leroy and Sevak Magakian.

Leroy better hope that Magakian doesn't win his first round fight, because if he does, I'm reasonably certain he's going to decapitate Leroy in the second round.

GSP announces that this week's fight will be Kyle Watson (Team GSP), the oldest fighter in the house, taking on Andy Main (Team Koscheck).

Nobody is sure if this will be a standup fight or turn into a BJJ clinic.

Let's find out shall we?

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The Ultimate Fighter - Season 12, Episode 3

Week three of the season found GSP still in control of the matchups and the mind of Josh Koscheck.  No matter what Koscheck does, including mocking GSP's ring attire, he can't shake GSP.

You can tell its wearing on Koscheck.

You know who is wearing on the fighters?  Bruce Leroy.  He got drunk and started talking trash about how they underestimated him and his vast skills.

GSP announces this week's fight.  He's putting his number 1 pick, and the guy he tricked Koscheck into NOT taking, Michael Johnson, against Aaron Wilkinson.

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The Ultimate Fighter - Season 12, Episode 2

When last we joined our band of UFC hopefuls, all fourteen had just won a qualifier fight and moved into the big UFC house somewhere in the environs of Las Vegas.

Up next?

What every team has done since time immemorial...pick teams.

During the pre-draft conversations, we see team captain George St-Pierre (GSPfrom here on out) discussing strategy to get rival, Josh Koscheck, to outsmart himself.

Koscheck won the coin toss and, with it, the first pick.  GSP created a fake draft sheet and gave Koscheck an "unwitting" look at it.  GSP's alleged first pick was one of Koscheck's guys so Koscheck altered his draft strategy to get "his guy" allowing GSP to get the guy he really wanted.

First win to GSP.

The 14 fighters were divided up into two teams.  They are as follows:

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Friday LinkFrogging - 10/15/10

Welcome to the weekend dear reader(s).

I don't know about you, but I could use a drink, or two, or three.

But I digress.

If its a weekend in the fall that means sports.  Lots and lots of sports.

Like football?  You've got NCAA and NFL to choose from.

Baseball?  MLB League Championship play begins this weekend.

MMA?  UFC 120 is on Saturday night.

You know what I forgot about?  High school football.

Okay, that's a brutal segue, I'll admit it.

That's right, the proverbial friday night lights get us to this week's cheesecake.  Say hello to Minka Kelly.

This week Ms. Kelly was named the "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire magazine.  Judging by the photo above, they may be on to something.

Ms. Kelly is perhaps most famous for her role as a cheerleader on Friday Night Lights (see what I did there?) and for being Derek Jeter's main squeeze.  No wonder Jeter doesn't seem to grip quite as hard as A-Rod this time of year.

Ms. Kelly is currently plying her craft as Gaby,the autism counselor, on NBC's Parenthood.

And just in case you forgot who Ms. Kelly took the crown from, let's take a trip to last year in the GonzoGeek Way Back Machine

On to the links.

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