Daily Archives: 01/25/2012

Wright and Pegg at “The World’s End”

After a crappy day at work, believe me when I say that this picture makes things quite a bit better:

How's that for a bit of Fried Gold?

The mere prospect of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and (let us hope) Nick Frost working on the final part of their “Three Cornettos” trilogy makes me very happy.  Why not read Slashfilm’s take on things?

I met Simon Pegg once, at a signing for his autobiography/memoir/deranged ravings of a bearded genius, “Nerd Do Well”.  He was as splendid a chap as you could have hoped for and was very nice about my Scott Pilgrim shirt.  Isn’t it cool when the people that you admire turn out to be thoroughly decent?

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One Block To Rule Them All…

The Precious...

 

Via Topless Robot comes a picture which words can only taint the real beauty of.  Yes, “Lord of the Rings” Lego sets are real.  And glorious.

Now, if you’ll please excuse me, I’m going to be camping outside Toys R’ Us with other nerds of questionable sanity for a while…

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Nickelback strikes back!

It’s a tough life being in the most loathed band in the world.

Beware, Twitter Haters - this man's coming for ya'

Despite having more record sales, successful world tours and fans than they know what to do with, Nickelback still cop for flak wherever they go – mostly, I imagine, from  hipper-than-thou, online-centric,  indie music fanboys.  Or people with ears (sorry – had to go there). And whilst nobody is required to be rational or sensible when discussing music on the internet, I would venture that much of the disdain aimed at the Canadian rock band far outweighs their significance.

You can always, after all, turn to another radio station or ignore them entirely, going about your day as though nothing of value was lost to you.  But then, that’s a rational response to a minor first world problem and that kind of thinking could break the internet forever.

To get back on message, Nickelback have struck back, via the most deadly weapon in any modern media-savvy celebrity’s arsenal – their Twitter feed.

Run for the hills – the drummer’s sent you a mean tweet!  Oh, snap!  That snarky @reply just came from the jewel-encrusted smartphone of Chad Kroeger himself (or the guy that Chad Kroeger employs to…you get the picture).

Where will it all end?  Probably with things going a little something like this (video features very NSFW language).  We can but hope.

 

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