Geeking Out

  • The only thing better than a good TV cross-over is when it’s a TV and life cross-over. After seeing some hints from the official Doctor Who twitter, it was confirmed that The Doctor (Matt Smith) will start the Olympic torch relay in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday. A nod to the 2006 episode “Fear Her,” it would have been even more perfect if David Tennant was the one carrying the torch. Oh well, we’ll take what we can get!
  • Shark week comes once a year to TVs in the States, but for Australians, shark week is every day. After watching this video of an 18foot “juvenile” great white attacking a smaller shark a few meters away from the shores of Bondi Beach, Lois is glad she stood by her decision not to go in the water when she was in Sydney.
  • We’ve been squealing over these wool stuffed animals. While they seem tiny and cat-toy like, the attention to detail is astounding – just look at the completed snow owl to see the craftsmanship.
  • While we’re on the subject of stuffed animals, we love these mix and match modular toys. Can we just have all of them?
  • Haunted houses, paranormal investigations, and history all in one? Yes! The Winchester Mystery, a tourist destination for many years, never ceases to puzzle and we can’t stop reading about it whenever new articles come out.
  • Big news for the comics world, the first gay marriage is occurring in Astonishing X-Men #50, between Northstar, aka Jean-Paul Beaubier and his long-time boyfriend Kyle. Go get ’em, you crazy kids!
  • Check out this Marvel-themed jewelry! Elyse is currently drooling over the Thor dangle earrings.
  • Natalie Portman is set to produce and star in a Western directed by Lynne Ramsay called Jane Got A Gun. Not many details yet, but “a Western starring Natalie Portman” is enough to get us excited.
  • Wait… A Rufio-focused Hook prequel? Don’t play with our hearts, Dante Basco! Where do we sign up?!
  • The third season of the Walking Dead is already looking like it’s going to blow the previous one out the water. This video promises that we’re headed to the prison and the Governor, and there’s also this first look at Michonne. We’re hardly able to contain our squees!
  • We talked about our love for Troy and Abed in our last podcast on nerd portrayals, but Arturo at Racialicious makes some excellent points about the ways their representation could be further improved, with regard to intersectionality.
  • There’s just something so truly great when a film ending nails it in a single line and this list features 15 great closing moments in film.
  • We are on board with The Sapphires, which just premiered at Cannes. Set in the ’60s, with a great Motown sound, the movie tells the story of a group of four singers, all indigenous Australians, who are spotted by an Irish talent scout, played by Chris O’Dowd (!):

What’s on your radar this week? Tell us in the comments!
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