Freaky Friday: Tiny Nightmare Custom LEGO Minifigures

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One, Two, Freddy’s coming for you…. three, four, better check your floor…..for mini LEGO bricks, because stepping on those at night hurts like hell! Thanks to Etsy shop CustomBricks, you too can have tiny nightmarish LEGO figures just hanging out, ready to terrorize you in the night. Horror figurines not your thing? No problem. CustomBricks also has a few non-threatening characters like Dr. Who – and V from V for Vendetta. Well – depends on your definition of non-threatening. AmIRight? Check our more mini figures after the break:

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#TBT: Sizzler – It’s What American’s Want!

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Sizzler – where freedom is free, and the people of America come together for two, count them, TWO dining experiences. Please tell me you’ve seen this video from a 1991 Sizzler promotion. Please say you’ve seen this!? I have no words for the sheer awesomeness that was 90’s hair, pant suits, and “trying not to be racist” infomercials. OH HEAVENS, IT’S JUST SO BAD! Listen, 1990 called and want’s it ridiculous voice over commercials back. See video after the break:

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Freaky Friday: Haunted Doll House Scale Replicas

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On our Podcast Episode 32: The Hill, Jenny mentioned that she would like to reboot The Munsters in a more modern TV series. Well, as luck would have it, we came across this scale replica of The Munster’s house they used for the original TV show. What are the odds? And if that’s not creepy enough, Etsy artist EmmyNHiros has made many more scale replica Haunted Doll Houses. Because, you know, regular doll houses aren’t creepy enough. See more detailed photos of The Munster’s house, plus the Amityville Horror house after the break:

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Background Geek of the Week: The Stuff of Nightmares

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You’re terrified aren’t you?  No, he isn’t the man hiding under your bed right now waiting for you to go to sleep….but he has created images that haunt your dreams all the same!  Who is this terrifying creature?  He isn’t the devil.  He isn’t a dark wizard.  He isn’t even the bike shop owner that molested poor, pitiful Dudley in Diff’rent Strokes.  No.  This man is our Background Geek of the Week!
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Afternoon Funnies- Star Wars Edition

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle.

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Background Geek of the Week: Jedis and Neckbeards

windowslivewriteraninterviewwithgarykurtz-b208gary-kurtz-04-thumbIt is a common theme of this series.  Some amazing Geek property is developed, and the main creative driver gets the lionshare of credit; while others involved blend into the background.  It’s not unfair, really.  George Lucas, for all his modern sins, was the visionary who brought us the Star Wars universe.  He does deserve to be credited with that amazing achievement.  But it is not like the movies got to the bigscreen and DVD (not digitial…) with only Lucas at the helm. Others were involved.  Others helped not only in the production/business side, but they also made key creative choices.  I think it is fair to say Star Wars would not the same without our Background Geek of the Week.   Who is this geek who has done so much in the shadows? Continue reading Background Geek of the Week: Jedis and Neckbeards

Military Jargon Or Superhero?

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Ooh! Ooh! I know! I know!

The term:  Blue Falcon

The question:  is that a superhero, or some military jargon?

Answer behind the cut.

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Background Geek of the Week: He’s A Writer, Not an Anesthesiologist

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He isn’t James Brook, but James Brooks wouldn’t be James Brooks without him.  He has been with the Simpsons since the beginning; producing nearly 500 episodes.  This Geek has been nominated for Best Picture Oscar for producing As Good As It Gets.  Despite all this, he is best known as a karaoke singing anesthesiologist voiced by Dan Castellaneta.  Who is this geek who has done so much in the shadows? Continue reading Background Geek of the Week: He’s A Writer, Not an Anesthesiologist

Strange But True: Hippo Ranches Once Considered A Good Idea

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Not so much fun when you’re the meal, eh hippos?

Geeks love all kinds of facts and ideas, so weird but true facts shouldn’t be an exception.  For example, in the year 1910, there were fears of a meat shortage in the United States.  People were worried there wasn’t enough meat to go around, and no one was sure where a larger meat supply would come from.

That would be why the idea of shipping live hippopotami from Africa to free range ranches was actually something people were considering.

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Background Geek of the Week: Had a +1 Mace of Awesomeness!

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Ok.  So I changed the title of this feature yet again.  Obscure was too dismissive.  Whatever I used last time was so clunky and unmemorable that it never made a second write up.  So welcome to the first ever (and maybe only if I don’t like it after it publishes) BACKGROUND Geek of the Week!  This week is a Geek that played a big hand in the creation of a quintessential Geek property, but who gets very little public love.  Much like naming the member of Wham! other than George Michael, naming the guy other than Gary Gygax to create Dungeons and Dragons might prove tricky.  Here’s a hint (and you can use this hint for this column no matter what I call it):  he’s the man pictured above!

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