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Stephen King and Owen King Talk “Sleeping Beauties” At Brooklyn Event
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Stephen King Sleeping Beauties

You may have heard of Stephen King. I think he sold a book or two… or 350 million. The world-famous author and his son, fellow author Owen King, packed the St. Ann’s & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, September 26, as part of an event put on by Books Are Magic, a bookstore in Cobble Hill. We got there for the 8:00 PM event at 4:30 PM, and the line was already wrapped around the block. I asked the group sitting in folding chairs in the front when they got there and the casually responded, 9:30 AM. Introduced by Emma Straub, owner of the bookstore and daughter of King collaborator Peter Straub, the Kings took the stage to raucous applause. The two were there to introduce their latest project, the 700-page novel Sleeping Beauties, as well as take part in a self-led Q&A.

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Blizzard Of 2015: Louis C.K.’s Humorous Email Notifying Fans Of Canceled MSG Show
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Louis CK

The impending Blizzard of 2015 shut down schools, subways, highways, and businesses in New York City today. But most importantly, Winter Storm Juno has shut down Louis C.K. and Madison Square Garden.

Geeks Of Doom reviewed recently reviewed the comedian’s live performance last week at the historic venue (read that review here) and reported that he was the first comedian to have three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, with a fourth show added for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. But, alas, there will be no fourth. Around 12:30pm today, C.K. sent out an email complete with his trademark humor to his subscriber fans explaining the show’s unavoidable cancellation. The email is posted here below in its entirety, so enjoy and be sure to catch him on Late Night with David Letterman tonight!

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‘Saturday Night Fever’ Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary!
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Saturday Night Fever

It was 35 years ago today of the release of Saturday Night Fever, a film that introduced the masses to the pulsating beat of disco music and all the attitudinal and fashion accoutrements that went with it, made a superstar out of John Travolta, and spawned a soundtrack which became one of the biggest selling records of all time.

Contemporarily, in its consistent airings on channels like VH1 Classic and TBS since the original release in the theaters, Saturday Night Fever is quite a different film than the one seen by many generations who discovered it for the first time on those cable circuits. To them mostly, they have seen a somewhat watered down version of a film that in its uncut state, remains almost brutal and unapologetic, underneath its fluffy, musical surface levels.

Saturday Night Fever is actually a film about a confused youth, one Tony Manero, (expertly portrayed by Travolta, who was nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars for his characterization), who is on a directionless path in his young teenage life (he’s only 19), experiencing growing pains at every turn, working a dead-end job in a paint store which he still handles with grace, charm and effortless congeniality, who finds solace and an emotional outlet at the local discotheque in his hometown of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York. At this disco, he is literally treated as King due to his dancing, which electrifies the large crowds that congregate there every Saturday night. Manero (in the original R-Rated version) is one part charismatic, enigmatic, magnetic, and gorgeous in his physicality and two parts naïve, misogynistic, egotistical, brash, crude, and even racist. His friends are of no help to him, only enabling his bad misspent youth behavior. Upon meeting Stephanie (played by Karen Lynn Gorney), who although not that far from Tony in age, but light years ahead in terms of direction, Manero starts to slowly question the repetition of his existence and finds himself at a crossroad.

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Geek Gear: The ‘NYC Collection’ From 2520 Clothing – Represent Your Borough!
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2520 Clothing: The NYC Collection

When I saw the NYC Collection from our friends at 2520 Clothing a few weeks ago, it became immediately necessary for me to get my hands on one of the ‘Brooklyn’ shirts. I picked it up and am currently in the process of wearing it the fcuk out.

BKLYN, Represent!

You know I’m not one to keep cool stuff to myself, so I spoke to the peep at 2520 and worked out a deal for our readers. For the next three days, if you enter the code ‘Geeky‘ you’ll get free shipping on all orders placed for any shirt in their NYC Collection when you check out your order.

The NYC Collection features five different shirt designs with landmarks from each of the five Boroughs of New York City.

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Super Bowl Teams Added To Disney’s Sports Vinylmation Series
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Vinylmation

Super Bowl XLVI kicks off tonight with the New York Giants (woo!) facing off against the New England Patriots.

Just in time for this year’s Super Bowl, Disney has released new Vinylmation figures featuring select NFL teams, including the Giants and the Patriots (see image of the figures here above).

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Geek Gear: Doctor Who ‘NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY’ Shirt
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Doctor Who

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is the Doctor Who-themed shirt that’s a take on the “I Love NY” design called “NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNY” by vollcorn.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Thursday, January 26, 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.

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Great News: Dead Satellite To Hit The U.S. Tomorrow
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UARS

So, by the way, apparently a school bus-sized now-dead satellite that’s been orbiting the Earth for 20 years is about to fall from the sky this weekend and plummet into the United States.

According to NASA, the 6 1/2-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite should have fallen to Earth this afternoon, but it’s traveling slower than originally thought. Therefore, those of us here in the United States can expect to be hit with debris some time tomorrow.

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To Watch: Paul McCartney 9/11 Doc ‘The Love We Make’ & ‘The Concert For New York City’
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Paul McCartney The Love We Make

In the month following the 9/11 attacks Paul McCartney organized the Concert For New York City, an all-star benefit held at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. Filmmakers Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan filmed the former Beatle making preparations, meeting with fellow musicians, and walking through the streets of New York City days after the attack. Nothing was done with the footage until now.

The Love We Make is a 94-minute documentary created from the footage shot 10 years ago and will make its debut tonight at 10:55PM ET/PT on Showtime. See below for subsequent air dates and times.

The Concert For New York City was recorded live on October 20, 2001 and was released to DVD. Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Kid Rock, Bill Joel, and The Who are among the many who performed at the charity concert to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, an organization whose mission is to fight poverty in New York City which set up a special 9/11 fund immediately after the attacks. The 6-hour The Concert For New York City will air in its entirety on VH1 on today, Sunday, September 11, from 4PM to 10PM EST. You can also watch it live tonight on the Robin Hood Relief Fund’s Facebook page.

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I Hurricane NY
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I Hurricane NY

We here at the main GoD headquarters in the New York City evacuation “Zone C” area are bracing for Hurricane Irene, which is set to hit tomorrow (Sunday) morning. As we get ready to shut down for the night, the seriously heavy rains and winds have already begun, so if things are quiet here at GeeksofDoom.com tomorrow, chances are either the power/internet went out and/or we’re busy bailing water.

In the meantime, here’s some gems I learned from the stellar round-the-clock local news coverage of Hurricane Irene:

— Sheepshead Bay is a bay, that’s how it got its name.
— Do not try to stand outside in the hurricane, even though you see the news reporters doing it [they are immune to the affects of harsh weather].
— Hurricanes are bad.
— The surf is getting frothier and frothier.
— Water is wet.
— We’re screwed.

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‘Top Chef’ Judge Tom Colicchio To Bring The Foods Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ To New York & L.A.
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Ever dreamed of eating the foods of Westeros, the fantastical lands created by author George R.R. Martin for his A Song of Ice and Fire book series that we’ll soon be seeing in HBO’s new series, Game of Thrones?

Well, now some lucky people are going to get the chance to do just that, with the announcement of a special food truck being sent out in a very creative new promotion for the show. And if that wasn’t cool enough, the dishes will be created by none other than renowned chef and head judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, Tom Colicchio.

Be sure to click on over to the other side to learn more about where you can find these food trucks and to check out a couple of videos as well!

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