Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Odds & Ends: "Lost," "Chuck," Radcliffe, beating up dinosaurs and Jensen Ackles rocking out

+ For those in need of your annual "Lost" fix, a premiere date for the new season has finally been announced. We'll get a two-hour episode on Tuesday, February 2 at 9 p.m. Yep, that means "Lost" is now on Tuesdays. Can't wait!

+ In other good TV news, "Chuck" returns on Sunday, January 10 before moving back to its usual Monday time slot. Here's a four-minute preview of the new season:



+ Mark your calendars for the 2010 "Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror episode. In a move sure to confuse many, many adolescent girls, Daniel Radcliffe will take part in a "Twilight" spoof, voicing the character of Edmund, a parody of Edward Cullen. Now if they could get Robert Pattinson to voice Harry Potter in the same episode, we'd have meta perfection.

+ Here's something to lord over your husbands or significant others: men married to intelligent women live longer. Whether they want to or not.

+ Looking for some good movies to watch over Thanksgiving? Check out this list of the "Best '30s Movies." Definitely watch "My Man Godfrey," one of my all-time favorite screwball comedies. Ooh, and Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood." If you haven't ogled Errol Flynn, you haven't lived.

+ Remember a while back when we posted that Nerd/Geek/Dork Venn diagram? Well, the folks at OkCupid.com have made self-diagnosis even easier with this Nerd, Geek or Dork test. I'm pleased to announce I came out 83 percent nerd. It's kind of a fun test. Thanks to Joanna for the link!

+ I want to play this video game: "Dino D-Day." Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like: dinosaurs meets World War II. In the preview, you actually get to punch a T. rex in the face. Who hasn't wanted to do that since "Jurassic Park III?"

+ And finally, many of you perhaps have already seen this, but if you haven't, it's definitely worth a good Friday laugh. It's "Supernatural"'s Jensen Ackles lip synching to "Eye of the Tiger," and it's kind of awesome. Thanks to Geek Girl Diva for posting this on Twitter yesterday.

Have a great weekend everyone!

14 comments:

Ms. Meg said...

Wait, Cedric Diggory as Harry Potter? MY MIND WOULD EXPLODE, LIZ.

Liz said...

It's like breaching the space-time continuum. It just shouldn't be done! (But it would be cool if it was.)

Sareberry said...

Hooray for Chuck!!!!!! I was starting to get a little worried.

Cara King said...

Ooh, that would be meta perfection!

And it turns out I'm 78% Nerd, 74% Geek, and 43% Dork. (I think they're counting both me and my clone...) ;-)

Cara

Tenelilli said...

I think Radcliff is taking revange on Pattinson for taking all the young giggling fans away... Then again why would he EVER want to do that is beside me. But I will mark the Simpson episode you mention. Thanks for that- I knew he was doin an epp. but tdidn't know when.

And such a 'Yay!' and 'Hooray' even on the Chuck front.

Lisa said...

Speaking of Chuck, Adam Baldwin just joined twitter: http://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin

Stepha said...

Thanks for the geek, nerd, dork test link. But I got a 87 % Nerd, 74% Geek, 43% Dork. It bothers me that these numbers don't add up to 100%. What does that make me?

Adam said...

I got "Modern, Cool Nerd" which is quite flattering. But the fact that I needed a website to tell me that definitely says something.

87%Nerd, 61%Geek, 30%Dork. Sounds about right.

And yea for Chuck!

JusticeRobin said...

Is "Outcast Genius" a compliment? 78% nerd, 61% geek, 61% dork. I like to think of myself as well-rounded when it comes to these things. Thanks for the link!

janay said...

cool....................................................................................................

lunaspec-gimmy said...

Modern, Cool Nerd here!
I don't even like the Simpsons that much and yet I think I have to see that episode.

melissa said...

thanks for that link to 30's movies!! I've seen (and loved) lots of them, but love new recommendations. My Man Godfrey, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Duck Soup are definite old favorites!

dr.gambit said...

87 nerd, 57 geek, 35 dork...

is it wrong to be pleased with that?

i got modern cool too...do you think it is just telling us what we hope to hear as an answer?

Tallscreen said...

Unfortunately, no intelligent woman would be stupid enough to marry me!

Oh, and I'm 57% Nerd, 52% Geek, 22% Dork. These all seem quite low - should I return my library card?