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Snack Time With The Evil Geeks

Lunchboxes were a rite of passage growing up and the Evil Geeks got together to discuss their most memorable. Many heated debates were spurred over these around the lunch table, so don’t forget to weigh in and tell us what yours was.

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I loved this fucking thing. It’s the only lunchbox I ever remember having. I’m still strangely proud of owning this. Shit, I’ll rep Super Mario 2 until the day I die. Not to mention, you already know my feelings on Zelda 2. So this was a gift from the heavens for me. What’s a little strange is that it’s actually promoting the Super Mario Brothers: Super Show, which I was a big fan of. You know, the one that had a Zelda cartoon on Fridays!? Yet, that’s what Mario and Luigi looked like on the show, but not Link and that insane Hyrulian knight he’s fighting. To top it off too it’s being presented by Nintendo Power in conjunction with some company called Aladdin? That’s all kinds of weird. It seems like they are trying to capitalize on the show without actually saying that that’s what it is. Good move Nintendo, I wouldn’t want to give Viacom and a company named DiC any more money either.

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Forgotten Movie Poster Of The Day 5/6/15

I’m trying out something a little different with this new series. I’m attempting to highlight classic movie posters of yesteryear but not the ones you’d be use to seeing. I want to show you ones that might be a bit left of center, hailing from various countries that never became familiar to American moviegoers. Our first entry belongs to the Australian movie poster for The Temple Of Doom.

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I love that the perimeter of the poster is filled with action scenes from the movie really highlighting the style of the old Hollywood Epics. This really helps to tap into the vibe that Lucas and Spielberg were going for and arguably does a better job than the standard poster we are all familiar with.

Check in with us again as we continue to showcase film posters that should have gotten their due.

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Brovember Day 5 – Indiana Jones and Short Round

With the dawn of a new day comes a new installment of Brovember, and with a new installment of Brovember comes another legendary friendship. A friendship, in today’s case, between a grown ass College Professor/Adventurer/Obtainer of Rare Antiquities and a his Chinese orphan:

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Nerd Travel Art

Getting ready for a big summer trip? Or perhaps you’d like to commemorate a previous vacation. Artist, Steve Thomas has got you covered.

acme_sdcc_promoThese excellent prints are available at San Diego Comic Con from Acme Archives Direct which will also be available on their website shortly after. Steve has a LOT more on his site as well so check it out!

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The Evil Geeks Top 5 Thunderdome Throwdown: Our Dads Can Beat Up Your Dads Edition

Happy Father’s Day Evil Geeks! Dad’s come in all shapes and sizes. Geek culture is certainly in no short supply of classic father figures, whether good, bad or ugly, we got ’em all. It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Top 5 list so we thought what better time to do one than Father’s day? Consider this our tribute to all the nerd father’s out there.

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5.) Norman Osborn

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Genius, world class dick, criminally insane and a super villain, it would be difficult to keep Norman Osborn off this list. Well, Normy was never anyone’s notion of an ideal dad but he did pass his ridiculously strange hairline to his son Harry. Yes, Norman should have been a “better” dad, but in a very Hemingway-esque moment his wife died giving birth. That’s enough to resent your kid and lash out against him, right? It’s not, but I find Norman’s story to be an interesting one. If anything you can trace it back to his father, Ambrose the brilliant alcoholic who lost their family’s company and was down right abusive to them. Norman’s staying power within the Marvel U is no surprise, as he’s one of the most misunderstood, derided, twisted and fascinating characters. We just can’t seem to get enough of him.

If banging your son’s friend and spawning children, only to try kill her in a very public way (with Spidey inadvertently delivering the death blow) to cover up your secret and also traumatize your arch nemesis doesn’t scream dad of the year than I don’t know what does.

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Pulp Corner: The Concept Art For Raiders Of The Lost Ark

The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks is full of different personalities and different areas of interest, but if there is one thing we can all agree on it’s that Indiana Jones is badass. Oh and the fact that there have only been three movies made in the series. Nevertheless, I’m not sure how widely known these particular pieces are to our readership so I thought I’d spread the wealth.

These are four pieces of concept art for Raiders of the Lost Ark by artist Jim Steranko (best known in the comic world for his late 60’s work on Strange Tales and then Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D). At this point it seems Lucas and Spielberg already had a certain look and aesthetic in mind and my god does Steranko do an excellent job. These perfectly set the tone of what would come in the movie. Hell, the leap from horse to truck scene is right there (no doubt lifted from the Zorro Rides Again serial from the 1930’s).

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For a character who already looked cool, this art makes him even cooler and more menacing. Each one of these looks like it could be the cover for any given badass old school pulp adventure story. It succeeds by doing what any good pulp art should do. When you look at it, you think anything could happen in this story. It’s full of undetermined exotic locations, intrigue and the feeling that nothing is off limits.

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