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.

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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.

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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

Friday LinkFrogging – 3/11/11

Welcome back kids.

Its Friday and time to catch up.

Several of my Gonzo Compadres are heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW in the next few days.  I expect we’ll be getting lots of cool information from them.

In the meantime, you’re stuck with me.

Normally I think of you my loyal reader(s) when I serve up our cheesecake.  However, today, its all about me.  Why you may or may not ask.  Well, I’ll tell you.

Last week after posting up our Sheentastic post, it occurred to me that I had inadvertantly used Bond girls two weeks in a row.  Now, if you are a regular reader of this feature, then you know I take great joy when we put together a hat trick in the links.

How, then, could I pass up the opportunity for the elusive cheesecake hat trick?

I just couldn’t.

Say hello to Famke Janssen.

Ms. Janssen first came to our attention as Xenia Onatopp in James Bond flick Goldeneye.  Since then she’s starred as Jean Grey in three X-Men movies, and as the brassy bartender in the seminal poker flick Rounders.  She was also in a really good little indie rom-com called Love and Sex with John Favreau.  You should check that one out.

So, let’s harness the power of the Phoenix Force and hit the links. Continue reading

GonzoGeek’s Top 10 Posts of 2010

Cheescake of the Year…again!

It’s that time once again kids.

That’s right, its the only time of year that Dan Fogelberg gets any regular airplay.

Thank the gods.

It’s also the time of year when we look back and see where we’ve been and where we’re heading.  It was another good year for the Gonzo Compadres.  You, our loyal reader(s), continue to check out our posts and, based on the increased readership this year, pass it along to your friends and neighbors.  For that we thank you.

Last year I started the tradition of naming our Cheesecake of the Year.  Last year it was Nadine Velazquez.  To our great surprise, after giving you 50ish lovely ladies to choose from this year, Ms. Velazquez reamains our top draw.  The lesson?  Never underestimate the Cult of Catalina.

We have an exciting annoucement to make and this seems like the place to do it.  Sometime in the VERY near future, we will be debuting our all new, all slick website.  Matt’s been hard at work on it and we’re all very pleased with the results.  So, be on the lookout for that.

And now, without any further ado, here is the list of the year’s top posts right here at GonzoGeek.  Numbers in parenthesis indicate a post’s position on last year’s list.

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Friday LinkFrogging – 12/3/10

V is for...

Welcome to December.

We’re back, and more importantly, back on time.

Tis the season to shop early, often and excessively.

Lucky for you, our weekly trip around the internet is still free of charge and full of cheer.

Last week was Black Friday.  This Friday is Black Swan.

Yes, that as another of my patented ham-handed segues.

Say hello to this week’s cheesecake, Princess Amidala herself, Natalie Portman.

Ms. Portman belongs to that subset of cheesecake that I like to refer to as inevitable (see also – Aniston, Jennifer).  That simply means that I knew we’d get around to featuring her, I just didn’t know when.

Ms. Portman jumped into the collective geek consciousness with her role as an orphan/assassin-in-training in Leon.  She became an objection of affection and/or obsession as Timothy Hutton’s muse/Lolita in the tragically overlooked Beautiful Girls.

Still, it was her role as Vader’s moll, Amidala, that really sealed the deal for the geekosphere.

Her new movie, Black Swan, opens today.  She plays a ballerina toying with her dark side in preperation for a role in Swan Lake opposite previous cheesecake, Mila Kunis.

And all of this just in time for Christmas.

On to the links. Continue reading

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