Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The List Vol. 3: Nerdiest. List. Ever.

Some things I love...even if I haven't seen them all yet:

Movie: Star Trek - You know I'm a nerd, I know I'm a nerd, so it's not surprise that I loved the J.J. Abrams reimaging of the sci-fi classic. I was never really into Star Trek, but this movie made me a fan. Chris Pine is wonderful as Kirk and Zachary Quinto was born to play a young Spock. Go see it, whether your a fan of the series or not. Definitely not our father's Star Trek.

Music: Ben Folds Presents University A Cappella - Hearing Ben Folds' greatest hits a cappella and pure and with the occasional beatbox accompaniment is just amazing. Makes me wish I was still in college...and that's the first time I've ever said that...well, other than when I started watching Greek and decided I wished I would have done the sorority thing, but that is mainly so I could have dated someone like Cappy. BUT! I digress...

TV: Glee - I was in some choir or another from 5th grade until a few years ago so you can bet your ass I'm all over this new show about a high school glee club. The pilot airs tonight after Adam and Kris square off on AI and the series begins for reals in the fall. Please watch so this shizz doesn't get canceled. You have no idea what it would mean to me.

DVD: Heavy Metal in Baghdad - This doc captures Iraq's only heavy metal band before and after the start of the war. It's a truly fascinating look at the youth culture in that country and the insane situations in which they live. Queue it up or watch it here online for free.

www: Heartless Doll - A blog that "dig[s] pop culture and ladythings." With posts like "10 Tweets My Vagina Would Twitter" and "Women Who Make Us Ask WTF?" they can be a tad femi-nazi...and I totally love it. Check it out.

As always, your recommendations for all things awesome are coveted below.

9 comments:

Garney said...

Since this is the nerdiest list ever I think I'll just add that Fanboys is out on DVD today and is a must rent for anyone who enjoys Star Wars.

And for TV I'll throw in a plug for the new Starz! series Party Down. Hi-larious.

Dr Zibbs said...

I heard an interview concerning Glee on the radio.

Sounds interesting.

BeckEye said...

I've really been looking forward to Glee. I hope it lives up to my expectations. It got a good review in EW and, really, anything with Jane Lynch can't go wrong.

words...words...words... said...

I loved the new Star Trek, and I usually run far away from science fiction. It had a sense of humor, which is something George Lucas should look into.

At first glance, I thought I would hate Glee. But the latest promos have a snarky edge that was missing from the rather earnest first promos. I'm hoping it's something like Popular, which is a show I loved but that was here and gone in the blink of an eye.

Liz said...

I think the guy who made Glee also made Popular, WWW. Maybe you knew that though.

Hmmm, nerdy thing I'm into these days? I'm in the midst of one of my every-few-years-or-so comic book phases. Just read one called The Walking Dead that was decent

words...words...words... said...

I did NOT know that, Liz! I am now approximately 8,000% more interested in this show. Especially if there will be a Sara Rue cameo.

red said...

WWW: Your girlfriend Kristen Chenoweth will be on it, too.

Chaka said...

I'm with you on the Star Trek review. I can finally wear my spock ears again withour fear of persecution.

Some Guy said...

I thought Heavy Metal In Baghdad was pretty incredible as well.