Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nerd News in Brief

I’m trying to keep my Happy Halloween mojo working, but the truth is it’s hard.
Having just discovered that David Tennant is leaving Doctor Who, I’m a little bummed. I mean, he didn’t have a sweet cravat or a crazy-ass scarf, but he was a great Doctor and I’m sad to see him go.

That being said, I think it’s time for a new direction. Time for a new Doctor unlike all those that came before. Someone short and thin with a delightful accent and floppy hair. Someone truly different. Maybe, y’know, Franco-American.

Yes, I am throwing my hat into the ring to be the new Doctor. I need your support. We can make a difference in sci-fi television.

Yes we can!

  • Cross-Culture Make You Jump!: This edition of nerd ink comes complete with an impromptu history lesson. Thanks, Church! That takes care of today’s requisite book-learnin’!
  • Sneak(y) Preview: Though I am forbidden from discussing the specifics for a couple more days – that is, until it’s official release – I am beholden to you, faithful readers, to let slip that I received a copy of the Digital Gangster LP earlier this week. And without giving too much away, let me state that it probably features the best work from both Lars and YT to date. I’ll elaborate on my praise come November 1st.
  • Excel-sior: It’s sort of telling that the geekiest video of the moment is from crusty old blues rocker’s (and harbingers of economic doom) AC/DC. Not that I have anything against AC/DC, mind you. I mean, I did grow up in a trailer park! Still, I now propose that the next Schaffer the Darklord video be done entirely in PowerPoint. I'm just sayin'.
  • Lame, as in Duck: Church also brought to my attention that mc chris recently won an award. Sort of. Yes, the mc chris Menu Navigation widget was voted one of the 10 lamest Firefox add-ons. Matt was quick to point out, though, that mc’s site is so cumbersome that this app actually makes sense.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: That high-toned honky known as mc chris will be playing the Zydeco in Birmingham, AL tonight with opening acts Totally Michael and Lisa's Son. He’ll also be in Huntsville tomorrow night for some Halloween festivities. Specifically catching Zak and Miri at 7:20PM at the Regal Hollywood 18 and hitting up some local haunted houses afterwards.
  • Better Z.E.D. Than Dead: Also going down tonight at Orlando’s BackBooth is A Comic Shop’s Zombie Dance. Not only will this event feature such Halloween treats as a Marvel Zombies costume contest, it will also host the debut live performance of Emergency Pizza Party’s new Z.E.D. album (with stage direction and production by EPP’s own Fanatical.) Tickets are $8 at the door, and the party starts at 8:00 PM.
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters!: And on the subject of zombies, Discover Magazine has provided me with 8 more reasons to fear the zombie apocalypse. Thanks a lot. Douche bags.
  • Don Hoimicidal Maniac: And just in time for Halloween comes this monsterpiece of modern music. It is Michael Myers. Playing the ukulele. Who can ask for anything more?


antisoc said...

I had sneaking suspicions that Tenant was not coming back. I mean, when you decide to take a 2-3 year leave of absence from a show, it's saying something. But now that he's not coming back for sure, hopefully they can get the show on the road.

DON VITO said...

Happy Halloween, Z.