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Friday LinkFrogging – 4/29/11

I came to a realization this week.

That realization?  That my kids are getting older and at some point I’m going to have to explain the noble pursuit that is GonzoGeek to them.

Sure, they understand that dear old dad and some of his friends have a website, but they don’t really understand what that means or involves.  It became even more apparent the other night when, upon looking at the forthcoming design of our update, they asked me why we had girls in bikinis on there.

That led us into a discussion of traffic and hits.  It also led to so seriously glazed eyes.

What?  Why yes, I did mention an update.  Thanks for paying attention.

We’ve been promising an updated website since the end of 2010 and now, dear reader(s), its arrival is imminent.  Imminent as in Monday I’m told.  When you drop by on Monday you should see a whole new look for us here at the ‘Geek.  Its a change we’re VERY excited about.

And that’s not our only big news. 

We are currently in discussions with a certain columnist.  If things go well, he’ll be bringing you his musings on all things sporting and entertaining.

But wait!  There’s more.

Just this very morning we got confirmation that a quartet of your favorite Geeks will be attending Comic-Con International in San Diego (Whale’s Vagina for all you German speakers out there) in July.  More details on that in the coming weeks.  Just know that we’ve been planning that one for a while and we’re all VERY excited about the chance to attend and report on the premiere Geek event of the year.

Don’t worry, we won’t forget to dance with who brung us.

Cheesecake anyone?

This week’s selection comes from Aamir.  Here’s what he had to say about her…

This week’s Cheesecake is Anna “Aya” Stefanowicz, vocalist for the Polish band UNSUN.  Aya is married to Maurycy “Mauser” Stefanowicz, who is the guitar player for UNSUN and ex-member of the highly lauded Polish death metal outfit called VADER.  She’s got a great voice, is very easy on the eyes, and has a really cute Eastern European accent.  UNSUN are easily and quickly tagged with the “Gothic-Metal” stamp, but I feel they are a lot more accessible than that.  The music is heavy, but the melodies and arrangements are rooted in Pop sensibility.  The latest UNSUN record is called “Clinic For Dolls” and was released in October of 2010.  The production is killer sounding and the songs are catchy, really fun and kinda kitchy too…but who doesn’t like a little bit of cheese now and then.

Well done, Aamir.  Well done.

On to the links. Continue reading

Jibbies & Loond – Episode 006 – K.K. retires, Dokken doesn’t

 
Well here we are, 1/111th of the way to our epic Episode 666 blow out, and just when you thought everything was going to turn normal, J&L get served the surprise retirement of founding Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing to dissect . Along the way Loond also checks out Dokken live, the duo give Startruckers a listen, Loond goes  retro connoisseur with Blind Illusion, and they both  near meltdown regarding rumors that Big4Radio might permanently replace Liquid Metal on SiriusXM satellite radio.

METAL! – J&L

[Potentially NSFW]

And for download…

J&L Episode 006 – KK to Big4

Follow Jibbies on Twitter @MetalJibbies

Music featured this episode:

Judas Priest – ‘Sinner’ (Unleashed In The East)

Dokken – ‘Kiss of Death’

Startruckers – ‘Down The River’

Blind Illusion – ‘Blood Shower’

Roadsaw – ‘Electric Heaven’

[Ed. Note: Liquid Metal will be back this Saturday, Apr. 30. It turned out to be a false alarm made worse by uninformed customer service interfacing with passionate and upset metal fans. At the time of recording, however, no-one really knew what was going on, and it seemed like a very real possibility.]

On tour now, and coming to J&L very soon…ACCEPT

Friday LinkFrogging – 4/22/11

 

Good Friday to you all.

We’re back to once again take a trip to the corners of the internet, both sacred and profane. Why?  Because its what we do.  We’re digital explorers.  We bring ‘em back alive and let you view from behind the glass.

Earlier this week, I was lamenting to the missus that I hadn’t come up with a suitable cheesecake selection for this week.  We haven’t hit the summer movie season which makes my life SO much easier and nobody has done anything new and/or mock worthy.

My wife, who gets the feature, said, “you know, this weekend is associated with rabbits. Why don’t you use someone who’s been a Playboy bunny?”

Or words to that affect.

Smart woman my wife.

Say hello to Jenny McCarthy won’t you?

Ms. McCarthy first rose to fame as the 1993 Playmate of the Year.  From there she moved into television, most notably as the co-host of MTV’s Singled Out.  It was there that she honed her brassy broad persona.  Since then she’s acted steadily in the movies and on television.  It hasn’t all been rosy.  Her 2006 movie Dirty Love was eviscerated by the critics and took home a wagon full of Razzies.

In recent years, Ms. McCarthy has become an outspoken autism advocate.

On to the links. Continue reading

Friday LinkFrogging – 4/15/11

Greetings from the Land of ‘Geek kids.

Today would normally be Tax Day, but since Washington, D.C. is closed down for Emancipation Day (?) you’ve got until Monday to “render unto Caesar.”

Until then, why don’t you let us take your mind off all that with some links and cheesecake.

This week’s selection is the very rare double dip.  True, we’ve been featuring two pictures of our weekly selections for some time now, but today, for only the second time ever, we’ll be featuring two different ladies.

Why?

Simple really. 

Scream 4 opens today and as Wes Craven attempts to resurrect his Ghostface slasher franchise, we thought we’d do our part by featuring the ladies most associated with the franchise.

First up, above, say hello to Courtney Cox.

The former Friend and current resident of Cougar Town (make your own joke.  They do.), Ms. Cox plays intrepid reporter Gale Weathers in the series.  She’s been stalked by the Ghostface killer and David Arquette.  She escaped the killer, but got knocked up and cheated on by Arquette.  I don’t think that would have happened if she’d stuck with Bat-Man.  He’s single-minded that way.

Recently, the paparazzi caught her in the nearly obligatory “nip slip” while on vacation.  Never one to miss an opportunity, David Letterman asked about the incident while showing the picture on his show earlier this week.  Good thing he’s a friend of Bat-Man.

That’s Michael Keaton kids.

 

 Up next, we’ve got Neve Campbell.  Ms. Campbell plays Sidney Prescott, the de facto heroine of the Scream movies.  She also spent some time with the Salinger five and practicing her Craft.  Still, perhaps her most famous non-Screamy cinematic moment is likely her pool makeout with former cheesecake/Mrs. Sheen, Denise Richards in Wild Things.

That’s why they make the Google kids.

On to the links. Continue reading

Jibbies & Loond – Episode 005 – SXSW 2011, Pt. 2

In this episode J&L ogle fellow humans, cut lines, see nude skateboarders, go to war against pedicabs, bring you interviews with John Bundy of Naam and Lakis Panagiotopulos of Lecherous Gaze, and recount the glory of Trap Them + All Pigs Must Die‘s tag-team set.

METAL! – J&L

[NSFW]

And for download…

J&L Episode 005 – SXSW 2011 Pt 2

Follow Jibbies on Twitter @MetalJibbies

Music featured this episode:

Red Fang – ‘Reverse Thunder’

Weedeater – ‘Mancoon’

Kylesa – ‘Forsaken’

the Obsessed – ‘Neatz Brigade’

True Widow – ‘I.N.O.’

Trap Them – ‘The Facts’

Rotor – ‘Gnade Dir Gott’

Sketch of the Day: Lanterns & Supes and Bats, oh my!

So, I’m sitting at the computer waiting for some files to download and the service tech to come back to the phone.  There’s people dropping by asking me to fix things for them and because I’m not talking on the phone in my ear they just assume I’m not really on it.

Wish I was joking.

Here’s today’s quick sketches.

In brightest day, in blackest night, Geoff Johns will not escape my sight

I am the Mannydamm Batman!

Wait, what? I drew him with real legs and not those stumpy midget legs I've been doing?

I kind of like the Batman, and might run him through the cleanup mill at some point.  Hal looks like an X-Baby.

Friday LinkFrogging – 4/8/11

A tremendous Friday to you all.

Yes, I just dropped some Rome on you.  What can I say?  Its Smackoff Friday and I just back to the office after running some errands.  The calls were well above par so far and if there’s anything we like here, its good smack.

Well, that and cheesecake.

See what I did there?

Clever, I know.

While you sit there dazzled by epic wordplay, say hello to this week’s cheesecake, Jennifer Garner.

Ms. Garner stars opposite Russell Brand in the new version of Arthur that opens today.  I’m frankly sick of the commercials and ready for this thing to hit the screen already.  I’ve never been sure that there was a need to remake Arthur in the first place.  Dudley Moore knocked that one out of the park like an 8-year-old did to my machine pitch team last night…3 times.

Still, despite my misgivings on the remake, Ms. Garner’s geek cred is solid.  She began her career playing a scantily clad spy in Alias.  Then she moved on, showing her range by playing a leather clad ninja in both Daredevil and Elektra.  She took a swing at Tom HanksBig with 13 Going on 30 and helped out a girl in trouble in Juno.

Since then she’s gone on to MILF status, a series of rom-coms and marriage to the Man Without Fear (as evidenced by his role in Gigli), Ben Affleck.

One final thought on the Arthur remake.

Do you think Katy Perry is going to do a brassy pop version of “Arthur’s Theme“?  Seems like a no brainer to me.

Right now, the best that we can do is hit the links.

Rack me. Continue reading

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