Christmas came just a bit early, kiddos! Here, for your viewing pleasure, in all its glory, is the first annual BOEG Christmas Extravaganza! Necromancy, Spin the Bottle, and Egg Nog… this one has got it all!
Lego sets are in no short supply in the confines of the Evil Geeks Lair. After we learned about the upcoming Back To The Future Lego sets it made us think about some of the other franchises we would like to see made into Legos. A lot have already been done like Indiana Jones, Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, both DC and Marvel characters etc. But there’s a few the Evil Geeks are still waiting on…
Martian Luthor Kang the 117th
The hypothetical LEGO set nearest my heart would have to be Die Hard. I’ve always wanted to see a decent-sized Lego skyscraper anyway, and a miniature Hans Gruber in the boardroom would only make it that much more appealing. Imagine having a miniature John McClane jumping off that tiny roof with fire hose piece clipped between his torso and leg pieces, contacting a little trick window that gives way a few stories down… I’m imagining it so hard that I need to change the subject.
However, as far as tie-ins with more mainstream appeal, a dream combination (although staggeringly unlikely) would be a G.I. Joe Lego line. It would be so much fun to see all of the vehicles translated to brick form and with the preexisting models to work with, they’d have years worth of unique sets to release. Plus, a Lego GI Joe video game would be a blast and we might finally get another chance to play with the U.S.S. Flagg aircraft carrier base!
For the second of The 12 Days of Geeks-Mas we are proud to bring you gift recommendations that connects oh so many of us, in fact one could say it’s what makes us human. You guessed it, it’s the attraction to bright and shiny moving objects, otherwise known as MOVIES (bum bum bummmmmmmm…)
This month, as we do every year in my office, the menfolk have sworn off shaving for the next 30 days. Some people do this for charity, and we originally decided we were going to boycott shaving until our currently ludicrous workload died down. But, we realized that’s not very realistic so we’re not supporting any cause other than manliness.
This got me thinking about all of the fine beards that exist in the comics, films, and assorted media that we all love. So, throughout this month my esteemed colleague Mr. Biff Tannen and I will be presenting the mightiest beards in all of nerd culture in no particular order.
Today’s entry is one of my favorite villains ever, Hans Gruber from the film Die Hard.
Everyone’s favorite capitalist terrorist, Hans was the antagonist of the film Die Hard. He and his gang of hunky European terrorist/jean models seized control of Nakatomi Tower in a supposed act of terrorism that turned out to be an elaborate cover for a robbery. If I just ruined the plot of Die Hard for you, I apologize… but you really should have seen it by now. Seek me out at a bar during the month of December and listen on as I drunkenly nominate Die Hard as the finest Christmas movie of all time to a table full of disinterested strangers.
Hans Gruber is a classic villain in my eyes because he was a monster, but he had depth. He was not a stereotypical action movie villain like those that would follow in the countless Die Hard ripoffs of the 90s, he was a gentleman. He had class and taste, which made it all the more shocking when he showed how ruthless he really was.
Check back in everyday this month as we bring you 30 of the greatest beards geekdom has to offer.