Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Totally geektastic gift ideas for the Star Wars fans in your life - 2010

Your pants are no good to you around your ankles.

Boba Fett belt buckle


Star Wars cross stitch from steotch

This is the swimsuit you've been looking for.

Black Milk Clothing via Gizmodo

And finally, I may actually ask for this for Christmas, because seriously?  Seriously.  Words fail.

You provide a photograph with the face and the pose, Paul makes the magic happen.  Orders are NOT guaranteed for Christmas delivery, but the anticipation becomes part of the gift.  Just like when you were 10, waiting for Jedi to be released so you could find out what happened to Han.

Custom carbonites by Paul Pape via Neatorama.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I review it: Burlesque

I kind of loved this movie.   It's like a giant pink cupcake iced with glitter and served on a plate of camp - and I mean that in the best possible way.

The 'small town girl with big dreams makes good' story line is pretty paint-by-numbers, but that's not why you're there.  You're there for the musical set pieces and gorgeous production design, and those are worth the price of admission.  Christina Aguilera does a capable job with the material, and she's given ample opportunity to do what she does best - blow the roof of the mother.

Cher spends the movie being Cher, because she's already proven that she can act and made one of the greatest movies of all time *cough* Moonstruck *cough* and my god people she's a goddamn national treasure!  What more do you want from her?

Oh, you say you want a patented Cher power ballad?  Alrighty then.  Seriously y'all, this is the show stopper number.  Believe.

Stanley Tucci steals the movie and is amazing and needs to be in everything.  That guy who plays the campaign manager on The Good Wife (tm my Mom) has the Joel Gray role.  Julianne Hough is in it so people can say, "Hey isn't that the girl from Dancing with the Stars?" and then spend the movie waiting for her to show up because FAKEOUT! she's a brunette.   The great Etta James also gets several shout outs because Christina worships her, as one does.

The one casting misstep is Kristen Bell.  I didn't really buy her as the fading star who is eclipsed by newcomer Xtina.  I just kind of sat there wondering, "Veronica Mars?  Really?"  She came off as more petulant than life weary, which is what I think the role really called for.  Although she did get the best line of the entire film:

"I won't be upstaged by some chick with mutant lungs!"

3 tasseled pasties out of 5.  Check it out.

In upcoming movie news, this was one of our trailers. I have no idea what this movie is about, but you pretty much had me at chicks with swords blowing shiz up in slow motion while the levee breaks. With robots! It's like director Zack Snyder made this movie just for me.

Totally awesome gift idea for the badass in your life

I don't have words to adequately express how much I love this bag.

Each duffle is custom crafted from the turnout coat you provide.

VALOR overnight bag by etsy crafter CLEVERSCENE via Neatorama

Friday, November 26, 2010

Totally geektastic gift ideas for the fanboy and nerdgirl in your life - 2010

It's the day after Thanksgiving, friends. Let the shopping begin!

The Enochian translates to, "Peace out, douchewad".

Yes, I've already ordered one.  Yes, it is just that awesome.

Enochian sigil tees by SoupGnats

via LogicandLove

Stay warm, live long and prosper with the Vulcan greeting hoodie.

Sadly, these 75th anniversary DC Chucks won't be out until Spring 2011.  Maybe a geektastic idea for Easter then.

via io9

I love my iPhone, but there are times when I miss a physical keyboard.  Think Geek feels my pain.  That's why the developed the blue tooth enabled flip out keyboard.

Naturally Apple laughs at my pain. That's why it's not compatible with the 3G.

Break out the footie pajamas and burst your bonds!  It's ...


Thundarr the Barbarian: The Complete Series at the wbshop.com via io9.

And finally, don't forget the reason for the season ...

Sweet fancy Moses it's Christ on a Cracker!

Previously on wax|wendy - 2009 gift guide

Monday, November 8, 2010

#Musicmonday: Shelby Lynne and Willie Nelson "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground"

Gwyneth Paltrow really, really wants to be a singer.  And her "Country Strong" isn't a bad song.  It's not the song's fault.  The song probably wishes Shelby Lynne had gotten first crack at it too.

Monday, November 1, 2010

#Musicmonday: Maurissa and Jed "Remains"

*sigh*  I miss Dollhouse.

Was Topher always that buff?


via io9