Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category
Flashback: Metallica’s Video For The Traditional Irish Song ‘Whiskey in the Jar’
March 17th, 2013 at 9:28 pm | |
Any of you out there old enough to remember a time when Metallica proclaimed that they would never make music videos? That was a long time ago, back before they did their first video for the song “One” off their 1988 album …And Justice For All (and what an awesome video it was). Since then, they’ve made plenty more, some of which we probably could have done without (“Until It Sleeps”?).
For St. Patrick’s Day in 1999, Metallica released the music video for their cover of Irish rockers Thin Lizzy’s rendition of the Irish traditional tune “Whiskey in the Jar.” The song was one of 27 tracks off the band’s cover album, Garage Inc., and went on to earn Metallica a Grammy in 2000 for Best Hard Rock Performance. The video for “Whiskey in the Jar” features the members of Metallica — including Jason Newsted on bass — performing as the band at a rowdy all-female house party.
Watch the Metallica “Whiskey in the Jar” video here below [...]
A St. Patrick’s Day Message From The International Space Station
March 17th, 2013 at 10:54 am | |
Check Out Iron Maiden Mascot Eddie During Carnival In Rio
NASA has posted a video message for St. Patrick’s Day from Expedition 27 Flight Engineer Catherine Coleman, who’s currently aboard the International Space Station.
Watch the video here below.
Coleman, who is part Irish, brought with her on her ISS mission several Irish flutes, courtesy of the Dublin-based group The Chieftains. In the video, she talks a little bit about the instruments and then plays them as she floats inside the space station [...]
February 18th, 2013 at 5:49 pm | |
Listen To ‘Beauty and The Beast’ ROCKS! For Valentine’s Day
Iron Maiden‘s mascot Eddie is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable and popular figures in heavy metal. The band’s album covers have depicted Eddie as a killer, a mental patient, a soldier, a time-traveler, and much more. During live performances when a massive Eddie comes strolling onto the stage, the crowd goes wild.
Recently, Eddie ended up in Rio De Janeiro during Carnival, the famous annual pre-Lent celebration.
Check out a photo here below via the Iron Maiden Facebook page of Eddie colored purple with microphone in hand during the Carnival celebration [...]
February 14th, 2013 at 8:00 pm | |
Curl Up With ‘Night of the Living Trekkies’ For Valentine’s Day
We’ve featured TheHumanTim’s “ROCKS!” versions of various TV theme songs and other tunes, so for Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing with you his cover of the theme song for Disney’s animated feature Beauty and the Beast (one of my favorite Disney movies!).
While Tim’s rockin’ renditions are always entertaining, today’s installment has some special meaning to it: it contains a message about his co-worker’s 2-year-old niece, Jasmine, who has cancer. In the video, Tim is seen wearing a pink “Jasmine Strong” bracelet to encourage her and her family to keep on fighting. Visit jasminestrong.blogspot.com for information on how Jasmine’s situation and how you can help, including getting one of these pink bracelets [...]
February 14th, 2013 at 5:00 pm | |
Share These Love-Themed ‘Creepy’ Valentine’s Day Cards From Dark Horse Comics
If you’re looking for the perfect geeky boy-meets-girl story to read for Valentine’s Day, look no further than Night Of The Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall, where a Star Trek knowledgeable bellhop and a Slave Leia booth babe meet up at a Star Trek convention that’s about to be invaded by zombies!
Grab it for your Kindle so you can read it immediately. Some Kindle devices have the text-to-speech feature, which is enabled for this book, so you can turn that on and you and your sweetheart can listen to the robot read you the book! Or, if you’re real fancy, curl up with your soulmate and a trusty phaser and listen to the Audio Book together. Geek love, ain’t it grand?
For more on my thoughts on the book, check out the review I did for Night Of The Living Trekkies when it was first released back in 2010 [...]
February 14th, 2013 at 3:44 pm | |
Valentine’s Day 2013: 5 Last-Minute Charitable Gift Ideas
This week saw the release of Creepy Comics #11, dubbed the “Love” issue by Dark Horse Comics, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re a fan, you can share some love-themed Creepy Valentine’s Day e-cards with your someone special. Check out the Dark Horse official Facebook page to share the love! Be sure to use the hashtag “#LoveBites” when you pass it around so all you Creepy lovers can find each other.
Be sure to get your hands on Creepy Comics #11 at your local comic book shop or online, or you can get a digital copy at Dark Horse Digital. From what I understand, Uncle Creepy was pretty pissed that he didn’t get a single Valentine’s Day card this year! [...]
February 14th, 2013 at 12:56 pm | |
Check Out These Misfits Valentine’s Day Items
Today is Valentine’s Day and you still don’t have a gift for your someone special – what should you do? You can go out and snag some of the florist’s overpriced roses, or run to the jewelry store and get some blood diamonds, or grab the last box of chocolates now crushed under the weight the last-minute Valentine’s Day gift stampede. But if none of that sounds appealing to you, then here’s a stress-free solution for you: give the one you love a charitable gift.
Here’s our list of 5 Last-Minute Charitable Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day [...]
February 9th, 2013 at 12:00 pm | |
The Doctor Who TARDISblend 58: The Snowmen
While writing up a recent story about how The Misfits’ new double-live CD, Dea.d. Alive, is streaming online for free right now, I noticed that the band’s official site had an ad up about some limited-edition Valentine’s Day items.
One of these limited edition holiday items is The Misfits Fiend Valentine T-Shirt, which features the band’s familiar skeletal Fiend mascot inside a red bleeding heart (with the band logo on the back in red).
The ad (as seen here above) also had the same red heart design on a black mug, and let me tell you… I want that mug, I need that mug!!! [...]
December 26th, 2012 at 10:22 am | |
Happy Holidays From Geeks of Doom!
Merry Christmas to you all from us here at GeeksOfDoom.com – and we all know what Christmas means, right? That’s right: a brand new Doctor Who episode!
Series 7 continues with the annual Christmas Special of Doctor Who entitled The Snowmen. Seeking refuge and isolation in Victorian London, and protected by some faithful allies, the Doctor becomes a recluse after losing his previous companions. However, as he broods, a new evil plot is hatched by a new foe with connections to some long-ago adventures the Doctor has experienced. [...]
December 25th, 2012 at 3:00 pm | |
Disney In Depth: 5 Disney Holiday Surprise Vacation Videos
All of us at Geeks of Doom wish a very happy holiday season to our readers, friends, and fans all around the World!
December 24th, 2012 at 5:12 pm | |
FREE MP3: Twisted Sister’s ‘Deck The Halls’
‘Tis the season to be surprised with Disney cheer. The gift of the Mouse, or at least the gift from individuals who care about people who love the Mouse, is one that keeps on giving each year. Thanks to the Internet, and specifically YouTube, everyone can enjoy these special holiday moments. Often parents bring their children yuletide joy through bestowing them a Disney present, sometimes as cool as a vacation to one of the magical destinations.
Here below watch some of the funniest and most heartwarming reactions [...]
December 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm | |
Geek Gear: ‘I Survived the Mayan Apocalypse’ Shirt & Accessories
Amazon is currently offering for FREE the MP3 version of Twisted Sister‘s cover of the holiday classic tune “Deck The Halls” from their Christmas album A Twisted Christmas.
Yes, FREE. Just follow the link and download the song and then it’s yours, you own it, no strings attached.
The entire album, A Twisted Christmas, which contains 10 metalized holiday songs, is available on MP3 for only $5.99, while the CD is only $4.99 [...]
December 21st, 2012 at 2:52 am | |
Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: Batman Edition
It’s 12-21-2012, the date the Mayan calendar has as the end of the world. If we make it through the day, then be sure to get in on today’s $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel – a commemorative shirt called “I Survived the Mayan Apocalypse” by Ninjaink.
The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Friday, December 21, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL) and women’s sizes for $10 each in black. Youth sizes are $12; Toddlers, Girls, and Onesies are $10 (in black); Hoodies are $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes in black). You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone cases for $18; and prints (18″x24″) for $20 [...]
December 17th, 2012 at 2:45 pm | |
The city calm, and the night is dark, but there’s a gloom on the horizon of the newly fallen snow. It’s with this that you realize that there are very few shopping days left until the holidays are over. Well, chances are you’ve got a Batman fan in your life on some level whether they be hardcore fans, new comers or simply a casual gent or lady that enjoys the movies. Well, have I got some last minute, easy as pecan pie solutions for you! Below are several gift ideas that can be presented to your loved ones. One thing that should be mentioned about the below list is that pretty much nothing needs deep understanding of the character’s history. These are pretty safe gifts for any Batfan that you may know, no matter how hardcore. Anyway, let’s get on with this gift guide, shall we?
The thing about Absolute Editions is that, even if I personally don’t like the story, I want the Absolute Edition. Does that make sense? Let me explain. Absolute Editions are presented in the giant hardcover that basically is the same size as the original art, but it’s completely colored and printed on extremely high quality paper. So, any imaginable detail in the art can be experienced, and usually only the most high profile stories with incredibly talented creative teams get the Absolute treatment. Plus, in these editions, there are loads of bonus features that liken them to the most ultimate editions of movie releases. So, with that, let’s move on to the two Batman specific ones on this list. [...]
Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2012: The GoD List – Comics Edition
December 14th, 2012 at 5:25 pm | |
Every holiday season, “He’s a mean one, Mr.” Henchman21 and “Cindy Lou” MK2Fac3 give a lot of comics. Seriously, you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics? I mean, it is possible.. theoretically. Naturally, they look forward to some gifts more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their Santa bags, grab some comics, and they’ll let YOU know what the top books to buy for this holiday season. Hardcovers and trades, they’re all here.
What’s this? What’s this!? Hunter’s writing again. What’s this? He’s writing in a pair. What’s this, I can’t believe my eyes, I must be dreaming, wake up, Hench, this isn’t fair! What’s this!? What’s this? What’s this? There’s something very wrong. What’s this? There are people singing songs. What’s this? The streets are lined with little creatures laughing. Everybody seems so happy, have I possibly gone daffy? What is this? The GoD List. Holiday Edition. [...]