December 2009

ON THIS DAY (1/1/10) - STEVE McQUEEN + STUART LITTLE

While Geekweek will keep you in the loop on what's happening right now -- and give you the heads up on all the cool stuff coming down the pipeline -- On This Day is here to take a quick and hopefully entertaining and enlightening look at how we got where...

College Football Blooper Of The Year

Florida State lineman Zebrie Sanders falls a sleep during game. via www.youtube.com

2010 Is The Year Of SPIDER-MAN

Thanks to some pieced-together images from Marvel, we are now getting a sneak peak into Spider-Man's new year. As The Gauntlet closes around Spider-Man, the image suggests we may finally find out what happened on Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson's would-be wedding day. And what role will the Lizard...

CVD: Favorite Scene Of The Decade

I can't remember a scene I played over and again like this since THE KARATE KID Montage. THE HOST is not only my pick for best scene of the decade - in my opinion.... It really was one of the most unique monster movies I've ever laid eyes on(this is...

Hollywood Gone Wild! Best Box Office Week Ever!

Today is the final day of 2009 and the final day of the box-office year. Exceeding all of our expectations, the final week of the year will post record numbers with nearly $500 million in revenue generated from Friday, December 25 through today, Thursday December 31 (we could even crack...

NFL: Bills Hire New GM

Buffalo Bills national scout Buddy Nix has been promoted to general manager in team owner Ralph Wilson's first move to revamp his front office. Nix was introduced at a news conference Thursday as the Bills (5-10) prepare to close their season hosting Indianapolis (14-1) on Sunday. Nix fills a void...

INTRO: There Are Some Who Call Me... Tim???

Two geek points to those who correctly guess that headline. So, introductions: Hello Geekweek, I’m Tim Simmons and I’m one of your friendly neighborhood columnists. Geeks, as I’m sure you’re aware, come in many different flavors-- each of us is like a specialized Neapolitan of Nerd. There isn’t one person...

The "Facebook Fugitive" Strikes Again!!

LONDON (AFP) - An escaped British criminal dubbed "the Facebook fugitive" has become an Internet hit, taunting police via the online social networking site and notching up nearly 30,000 "friends" by Thursday. Craig "Lazie" Lynch, 28, absconded from prison in Suffolk, eastern England in September, where he had been serving...

LEVIN: Should TV Be Free?

Late last night, one of my friends was complaining about needing a digital antenna just so she could watch a local broadcast station because it was feuding with her cable provider. As I woke up this morning, I discovered that the channel was Fox and the cable company was Time...

PHIL LORD: Top Ten Filmed Things - 2009 Edition

My Favorite Ten Filmed Things of 2009 Not That Anyone Cares I know no one asked, but in case someone did, I figured I should be prepared. 10. Coraline directed by Henry Selick Yes, it’s a technical masterpiece. Yes, it’s nice to see a children’s film with edge. But the...

A Look At Marvel's SIEGE #1...By Stan Lee and Jack Kirby???

Marvel has been advertising their January-launching, event Siege by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel as an event 7 years in the making. But from the looks of this cover, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby already told this story 40 years ago! Okay, maybe not, but this remixed cover mockup...

Last Minute Case For MMA's Most Shocking Moment Of 2009?

Fast forward to around the 2:00 mark into the video to watch what could be the new winner for the most shocking moment in MMA this year. Watch as Aoki breaks the arm of Hirota and then proceeds to flip him and the fans afterwards. What a classless person he...

STAR WARS + ADIDAS = JOY

Dear Santa, We need to rewind time. To a week ago. So you could bring me these. All pairs. Size 11.5. Hgz&Kzzizz, -Tyler I DON'T have a bad feeling about this...

QUICK KICK: Urban Meyer & The Toll Of Coaching

(Note: GeekWeek contributor Tyler Fredrickson is a former NFL kicker with Dallas, Oakland, Denver and San Diego. He played his college ball at Cal.) Like the men that smash bodies every Saturday and Sunday, Urban Meyer's recent announcement for a leave of absence has brought to light the health sacrifices...

The Most Desirable Neighbors In America

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Americans would most like to live next door to the Obama family. But a reality star like California's "Octomom," or Jon and Kate Gosselin and their brood of eight would be a big turn off, according to a poll released on Tuesday. President Barack Obama,...