This is the #BoobieWed Geek Girl Edition Calendar.
If you’re not familiar with Boobie Wednesday on Twitter, the goal of #BoobieWed to help raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer as well as be a little playful about it.
So, in the spirit of fun and making a difference, Natali Heuss of Uber Dork Cafe wrangled geek girls from all over Twitter and asked them to pose in their best geek babe pin up style. You can read more about Natali and the story behind the creation of the calendar here.
Maybe I'm showing my age a bit here, and if I am, oh well.
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilley have a new video over at Funny or Die for the holidays. It's a parody of the original David Bowie/Bing Crosby duet of Peace on Earth and Little Drummer Boy from back in the 70's.
I liked it. That's not at issue here. I understand parody and this was really well done. Not to mention, highlights them as singers.
Using terms like "eerie" and "mind blowing" makes it sound like this was some sort of joke when Bowie and Crosby did it back in the 70's. It wasn't. It was a holiday special (which we seemed to have a lot of back then) and, while it was an odd pairing (there's a Washington Post story that has a lot of detail on how it came together), it created one of the best duets around.
Y'know, Annie. It's easy to mock something as "weird" or "eerie" when you likely aren't old enough to know what it meant to those of use who were there or understand that a lot of us watching knew Crosby had died just before this aired, so it had additional meaning. But I'm sorry you don't get just how cool this duet was for us who saw this the first time around. Because it was really something special.
Now, that said, here's both of them. The singing's better on the original, but Ferrell and Reilley are pretty kick ass.
One of the things I like best about Twitter is the fact that, if you're in the mood to chat, you're usually able to find an interesting conversation. If you add the fact that I follow a bunch of geek girls like Star Wars blogger Bonnie Burton, awesomely naughty fellow Nerd Approved bloggers Amy Ratcliffe & Jill Pantozzi, and Mythbuster Grant Imahara -- well, odds are good that the conversation will go from "interesting" to raucous in no time.
Since I'm really not awake enough for a "serious" post and there's a recap of some of the real life antics later -- I'll just link a few tweets, suggest a couple hash tags and let you guys decide who did what ;-)
Tweet most likely to get @grantimahara the most "reminder" tweets and product suggestions:
The new Living Dead Dolls set is called "Things With Wings". I think it needs to be subtitled "OMG NEED". Actually, I think I can safely say "Mine!"
(I know it says coming in May of next year, but given my experience with how these sell, I think it'll pre-sell out way before that. So if you want it, I'd suggest pre-ordering since you don't actually pay till it arrives in May.)
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw at The Escapist. This is definitely not SFW. Not only because of the language, but because of the insane amount of laughter that will ensue, causing your co-workers to wonder what kinds of drugs you're on.
Okay, that done, time for me to try and do some work. I have to try and do as much as I can before next week. Cataclysm is coming and I need time for WoW. ::grin::