If I’ve never made it known on the podcast, my name is Bart and I am a bronie. I love the intricate blending of fantasy elements with modern life lessons for children while not going overboard on preaching morals. On top of all that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is geek central. In an average episode including Pinky Pie there are most likely to be at least 5 movie references, not to mention the geekdom that has formed around the series itself. One pony exists merely because it was a formatting mistake but fans liked it so much as to make it a companion of the Doctor Who pony parody (who also made it into the show). Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – A Pony of a Different Color, Shade, Dimension…
Twenty years ago, “Mmmbop” was heard for the first time on top-40 radio stations. Hanson took the world by storm, as teenagers everywhere became hooked on their music (well, at least a good chunk of them). I was one of those people (everybody I knew at the time was not). It seems strange that Hanson has been making music for this long, especially considering they had made an album prior to Middle of Nowhere that was never released in the US. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – In an Mmmbop They’re Gone (Or Were They?)
Earlier this week I was talking to a coworker about The Dark Tower. I admitted that I had not read the series, but thought that the movie was alright, but I had the feeling that fans of the novels would not be happy. This led to a discussion about movie adaptations as a whole and then segued into movie adaptations of animated properties. Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Defending Your Geek
Around this time last month, wizards and muggles alike celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (published in America as Sorcerer’s Stone a year later). This Monday marks the 26th anniversary of Harry meeting Hagrid and learning he was a wizard. In honor of the boy who lived, many groups are celebrating this weekend with their own Potter-themed events. If you are a Potter fan, be sure to look in your area for some of these festivals. If there are none, or you are more of a muggle than you wish to admit, here are a few ways to learn and celebrate the wizarding world. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Happy Birthday Boy Who Lived
On the night that I wrote this I went out to dinner with friends and their daughter (that’s not to say that the daughter is not a friend, she is, but not the point of what I’m about to say). She has recently discovered the Harry Potter series and is enamored with it. I mean, she is taking every possible moment to get into that book. Dinner barely separated her from the tome, and not for long. It was a thing of beauty! Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – There’s Hope!