As many of you probably know from my exhaustive and often lengthy pieces on the true history of James Bond one William Stephenson of turn of the 20th century Winnipeg that I am both a Winnipeg booster and a James Bond 007 fanatic. I have been to pretty much every opening night of the Bond saga that I could crawl to since I was a teenager growing up in Fort Frances, Ontario.
Well I am happy to say that the latest James Bond production Skyfall will be no different and even a bit better as Darlene and I will be attending the Winnipeg premiere courtesy of the Winnipeg Free Press.
Free Press movie reviewer Randall King recently published a Bond trivia challenge in the pages of the weekend edition of the Winnipeg Free Press and I am the happy winner of that competition.
Even though I am a geek of some long-standing, I must freely admit that I found the questions very challenging. I first probed my mind for the easy questions, the song whistled by the janitor in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (the theme from Goldfinger); to the most obscure asking about James’ witty comeback lines and motivations for the femme fatale bond girls. YIKES!
In any event I must have scored well or been given extra points for showing my work, as I included not only the movie but also character names and actors names for all that I could uncover. In all it probably took me longer than the movie to come up with the quiz answers but being able to count myself among the first in North America to see Skyfall is priceless.
PLUS as readers of my blog you all will get a great review on Thursday so you all can judge for yourselves if you want to plunk down some coin and see Daniel Craig as James Bond shoot up the silver screen in his 23rd film.
So stay tuned same Bond time, same Bond Channel people.
Here’s a taste to make sure you come back for more.
Posted in Geek Out!, Winnipeg Events
Tagged 007, Daniel Craig, Fort Frances, Goldfinger, James Bond, M, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film), Premiere, Q, Skyfall, William Stephenson, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press
Just by chance today I happened on a most enchanting little festival happening almost outside our door. Coronation Park in the Norwood Grove area of St. Boniface was playing host to a gathering of creative thinkers and free spirits.
As you all should know by now that I am a proud card-carrying geek of some renown and am always ready to explore what ever festival or convention comes my way. Today’s gathering had three main themes bringing many different classes of geeks, costume players and costumers together. Steampunk, Pirates and good ol’ fashioned fantasy enthusiasts.
Everyone seemed to be having a great time mingling in the steamy afternoon heat in between the hourly thunder storms that have been passing though the area today. Mosquitoes and rain can’t keep a good geek down for long and as soon as a shower had passed everyone seemed eager to mingle about again.
Normally as a blogger I try to stay a fly on the wall, just observing and not really becoming part of the action. But today was one of those rare opportunities where I got to mingle and talk with people about their motivations and great costumes.
Here in pictures is a bit of what I saw this afternoon.
Entering Coronation Park in St. Boniface. Everyone seems to be coming back out after the clouds have passed.
Posted in Geek Out!, Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On
Tagged Barony of Castle Rouge, Captain Jack Sparrow, Coronation Park, Costume Play, Costumes, Elves, Fantasy, Geek, Geeks and Nerds, Glen Campbell, Knights, Norwood Grove, Pirates, Popular culture, Rhinestone Cowboy, Saint Boniface, Society for Creative Anachronism, St Boniface, Steampunk, Subcultures, Victorian era, Winnipeg
Ok, people I am not going to lie this video clip is one of the most brilliant and disturbing things I have ever seen on the net. I just finished watching it over at Mixed Drinks and Hungover Thoughts. Basically it’s a Spanish or Mexican pizza commercial.
It is just simply over the top with imagery, too messed up for words. Check it out for yourself. There is a closed caption option for those who do not understand the language. Click the tiny ‘cc’ button on the bottom of the Youtube player.
I was surfing the net today when I got a very geeky surprise. The new season of our favourite doctor will be upon us before we know it. The new adventures of the rogue Timelord from Gallifrey begin in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States on April 23. Perhaps to stop rampant piracy the show is being broadcast on the same schedule worldwide.
Doctor Who series promotion (Image - Space Channel)
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Tagged Amy Pond, BBC, BBC America, BBC Television, Canada, Doctor Who, Gallifrey, Geek Out, Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Space, Space Channel, TARDIS, Time Travel, Timelord, United States, William Hartnell
Over the last few months I have written a few posts about my geeky obsessions. Yes I freely admit that I do enjoy watching tales of monsters and mayhem weekly on Doctor Who. I will debate the merits of a pre-episodes 1-3 Star Wars Universe. While happily blogging from my own space; not my mother’s basement. In short my partner calls me a geek. Unlike alcoholics or intravenous drug users I don’t have a support group for my anti-social tendencies. Or do I?
GeekAdvancement.com is home to the Society for Geek Advancement. Founded by Shira Lazar and Lon Harris from the ideas put forward in the I Am Canadian beer ads by Molson Canadian. Shira thought to herself “Geeks out there deserve this too, eh?”
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Tagged Charity: Water, Cliques, Dr. Who, Geek, Geeks and Nerds, Harry Potter, High School Life, I am a Geek, I Am Canadian, Like a G6, Like it's Quiddich, Molson Canadian, Shira Lazar, Star Wars, starwars, Subcultures