Saturday, November 17, 2012

Geeks of Doom Invade Your Inbox

Geeks of Doom Invade Your Inbox

Link to Geeks of Doom

Farewell Twinkies! Snack Cake Giant Hostess Closes Down

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 04:30 PM PST

Twinkies Twinkies and all the other products produced by the Hostess Company, which has been producing many compact dessert confections for decades and is the principal owner of other brands as Wonder Bread and the Drake's line of cupcakes and snacks, is saying goodbye. The company ceased production, claimed bankruptcy, and moves to sell all its assets, various sources including CNN reported today. The company also plans to lay off over 18,000 employees. A major pop cultural icon in the gourmet sense and junk food of the highest order, the Twinkie, which has to stand as the benchmark product offered in the Hostess oeuvre, is the 5-star standard in a quick snack. Invented in 1930 in Illinois, the cylinder-shaped golden sponge cake with cream in the middle has and continues to continued to adorn lunchboxes for children of all ages for decades and decades; it's become the stereotypical after meal treat in those situations [...]

$5 MP3 Album Deal: Phil Collins ‘…Hits’

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 02:21 PM PST

Phil Collins …Hits

As part of Amazon's monthly $5 MP3 Album Deals, Phil Collins' ...Hits is on sale for only $5.

This greatest hits collection contains 16 great tunes from Collins' extensive solo catalog, including some really popular songs like "Sussudio," "One More Night," "Easy Lover," "Take Me Home," "Against All Odds," and "In The Air Tonight."

If you'd like a physical copy of ...Hits, the CD is available for only $9.69. (Right now, if you purchase the CD, you'll get $1 in Amazon MP3 Credit.)

Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each [...]

The Drill Down 256: Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 10:30 AM PST

The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we've prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give... and get this holiday. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us [...]

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

Skull-Face Island: Episode 17: Argo

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 09:30 AM PST

Skull-Face Island Banner

Subscribe to the Podcast: RSS | iTunes | Zune | Stitcher
Follow us on Twitter: @SkullFaceIsland
Like us on Facebook: Skull-Face Island
E-mail us at
Call Us: 980-272-0111

Hello There! This is Adam Frazier and you are listening to Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I'm joined by Joe Biden's Fishin' Buddy, David Allen... and the inspiration for SALT N PEPA's "WHATTA MAN" - mighty, mighty good producer Tim Grant.

Today on the Show: We'll discuss Ben Affleck's latest film, Argo, and boot-up the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax for all the latest news on Anchorman 2, Transformers 4, a Johnny Carson biopic, and... MacGyver. Yes, you read that right. We'll also play a brand-new game called BY ANY OTHER NAME! [...]

This posting includes an audio/video/photo media file: Download Now

Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: Brave

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 08:01 AM PST

Disney In Depth banner

"Brave" Blu-ray cover

Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
5-Disc Blu-ray | 3-Disc Blu-ray | DVD
Release Date: November 13, 2012

The number 13. It is a bad one, often fraught with misfortune. Sadly that misfortune applies to Pixar's unlucky 13th feature, Brave, a bold, well-intentioned and genuinely good film with many elements that regretfully do not work in its favor. Fortuitously, though, its Blu-ray release is among the best you can find this holiday season. So bear with me and embark on a Blu-ray review of Brave.


After an intense prologue set in medieval Scotland, where it looks like King Fergus (voiced with gusto by Billy Connolly) will be slain by demon bear Mor'du, we think the film will strike a consistently dark tone. In one sense, yes, Brave heads down an intense path with some accomplished guidance. Yet it also wanders around a trail scattered by silliness and irrelevance. That is perhaps the most consistent issue with Brave, in that it holds a conflicting narrative, never knowing if it wants to be a forceful or relaxed picture [...]

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.