We’re excited about some stuff and things:
- 6 days until Mass Effect 3! Elyse is bouncing off the walls with excitement.
- March is Women’s History Month! We are always eager to learn something new about the inspiring women that came before us.
- Despite conservative protests from One Million Moms, Life With Archie #16 has sold out from the publisher (there should still be copies left at the retail level). We like this “in your FACE,” commenting with our dollars approach, which is why some of us are currently living in piles of empty Girl Scout cookie boxes. Not telling who!
- We’re all for minorities breaking into – and making it in! – “non traditional areas.” While following sports isn’t a “geeky” pursuit, Cracked has been KILLING IT lately with their articles on race and gender, and this post on “benign” racism is no exception.
- We love Maya Rudolph and we loved her hosting SNL, so it’s a total shame her famous impression of Oprah got cut! Well, never fear: here’s the cut footage!
- Who will you vote for in Suvudu’s literary Cage Match this year? The brackets have just been announced and voting begins on Monday. In the running are Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, Raylene Pendle from Cherie Priest’s Bloodshot and Hellbent, and Tyrion Lannister, the beloved “imp” from A Song of Ice and Fire.
- Speaking of Game of Thrones, we’re steeling ourselves for the inevitable storm of feelings and crying jags over the fate of the Stark family when the show returns. Until then, this list of GoT mashups and the Season 2 trailerare tiding us over.
- Roald Dahl’s famous story about a bookish young girl, Matilda, is coming to Broadway! The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production is tentatively set to open in NYC, come 2013! Can’t wait to see how the production treats Miss Trunchbull and her tricks of torture of misbehaving children.
- We’re still reeling from the racist mess that was Billy Crystal’s blackface and the flat jokes at the Oscars. Over at the Daily Blam!, they’ve compiled a Top 10 list of their suggestions for future Oscar hosts, including the entire cast of How I Met Your Mother hosting as an ensemble, some of the SNL ladies, and Robert Downey, Jr. Who would you like to see hosting the ceremony next year?
- We have a tendency to edit and retool our Zombie Apocalypse Contingency plan (which we probably won’t share with you anytime soon). io9′s list of places to ride out the fallout of the world is a good place to start your strategy. To get yourself prepped for avoiding the brain eaters, Zombies, Run! is work-out app and post-apocalyptic interactive storyline all in one package (undead cannibals not included).
- Relating to our earlier Young Adult fantasy lit appreciation post, you’ll want to take a look at this list of YA dystopian fiction, from the ’60s to upcoming releases.
- This latest production video from the set of The Hobbit has us twitterpated with excitement, as well as in respectful awe of the amount of work that’s going into the film:
Not so good:
- Stop toying with our emotions!!! Will there or will there not be an Inspector Spacetime series? Currently, news points to the contrary. Until then, we can at least send in our Inspector Spacetime Confessions…
- VIDA, a site devoted to women in the literary arts, has released a disheartening breakdown of 2011 rates of publication for women vs men in some of the most important literary outlets and publications. While it’s not a terrible shock that women across the board are severely underrepresented, this is still something we need to remedy.
- Sad that the Phantom Menace 3D has done so well in theaters. Stop it, America! Stop giving George Lucas money!
What’s on your radar this week?
Check out our previous Geeking Out posts.