Monday, October 01, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

As most of you already know, Halloween is a month-long event in the Z. household.

The festive season kicks off this very evening, when Em and I sojourn into town to find Li’l X a suitable trick-or-treating getup. And it doesn’t conclude until the first of November, when I start stocking up on discounted Halloween swag for next year.

And I’m not the only country gentleman who’s preemptively getting his Halloween on. Church was nice enough to direct me to the Web site for Operation Dead: 1, a z-grade zombie flick that was filmed in nearby Atlanta. (Which is fitting, as anyone who’s read The Walking Dead knows that Atlanta is a zombie death-trap waiting to happen!)

Promotion for the film is kicking into high gear pending its Halloween release, so take a gander at the trailer and enjoy the cheesy carnage.
  • Even scarier than the undead: Church also hipped me to the chilling news that NBC wants to revive the Knight Rider series. Surely the end is near. “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals... and out came David Hasselhoff.
  • A loser is me: mc chris finally dropped some knowledge on his fans concerning this fall’s tour dates. Sadly, my humble burg did not make the cut. Check the following to see if your locality faired any better: 10/01/2007 07:00 PM - Roxy Theatre Atlanta, Georgia; 10/02/2007 08:00 PM - The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina; 10/03/2007 08:30 PM - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina; 10/04/2007 08:00 PM - Satellite Ballroom Charlottesville, Virginia ; 10/05/2007 08:00 PM - The Fillmore @ Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 10/06/2007 07:30 PM - Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey; 10/07/2007 10:00 PM - 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC; 10/09/2007 09:00 PM - Nokia New York, New York; 10/10/2007 07:00 PM - Roxy Boston, Massachusetts; 10/11/2007 07:00 PM - Tralf Buffalo, New York; 10/12/2007 08:00 PM - The Opera House Toronto, Ontario; 10/13/2007 07:00 PM - The Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan; 10/14/2007 08:00 PM - Metro Chicago, Illinois; 10/15/2007 - The Annex Madison. See mc’s digs for the full list.
  • Expect big things: The Sinister Six have posted a remix of the track “Scientistik” to their MySpace. Check it out for yet another glimmer of these enigmatic MCs’ level of collective ass-kickery.
  • “Hip-hop first and geek second.”: MAJA got some love last week from both Phoenix’s New Times and Japan’s eyevio TV. The New Times piece is both in-depth and very well written, so be sure to read the duration. However, for the non-otaku who just wanna see MAJA in the eyevio clip, look for him around the 4:17 mark in episode 4.
  • Use the Force: New Zealand’s own MC Stormtroopa made his brief introduction to the Rhyme Torrents community last week. You can learn a bit more about the world’s first Kiwi nerdcore artist at his site.
  • Speed Run: Conyeezy has posted a new track over at the CSHC MySpace profile. Peep “Homie (feat. T. Wilson),” a track that breaks down like so: “lyrics written ... in one hour… , song recorded in one hour… , [with the track itself] engineered in three hours.
  • Dude and Catastrophe: If you live in Oregon and enjoy Achewood then you are not alone. And also, you can probably swing a free tattoo of Roast Beef. Web comic fans are weird.
  • The fur flies: Aside from its looming zombie problem, the greater Atlanta metropolitan area also boasts its share of gang activity. Two principle players have elected to settle their disputes like men. Or, rather, like Klingons and anthropomorphic animals. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the Furry vs. Trekkie Bowl-o-rama!


MC said...

Furries...and Trekkies...


Oh yeah, this one:

-Tanuki, completely satisfied with this solution

Church said...

"Klingons vs Furries" = instant classic.

Tanuki, that looks like M'Ress. (See also R'Meera)

Nice article on Maja, although the wriiting seems a bit rushed. (Also, you've linked to the second page.)

Z. said...

I knew you'd be torn, Nook. Glad you made your peace with both sides. :)

Damn those tricky URLs, Church! Damn them to Hell!

Church said...

Did you fix them? It was indistinguishable when I posted, but looks fine now. (But I'm on a different Mac.)

Church said...

Oh, wait. I think you were talking about the Maja link, and I was talking about the R'Meera link.



Luzid said...

I agree, rushed writing on Maja but at least he got a lot of love, which he deserves (I still can't believe I missed him doing Transformer live at the show we both did, arg)!

Z, the mc chris link is broken (extra urlage). He's gonna be in Hollywood, I gotta hit the guy up about somehow doing an opening song. :p

Z. said...

Damn! What's up with me and URLs this week?! ;)