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  • Sports science: football

    Posted by Lunchbox

    This new helmet, made by a company called Schutt, is designed to ELIMINATE concussions. Does it work? According to doctors and people smarter than me, yes it does. 

    But the NFL doesn't require all players to wear it...actually, they don't WANT players wearing this helmet. No, it's not about them wanting players to get concussed, it's about one thing...MONEY. 

    Like I said, this helmet is made by Schutt, not Riddell, and since the NFL has a contract paying them money to require players to wear Riddell. So once again, like most health care providers, the NFL has put profits ahead of safety and well-being. 

  • Wausau Hospital ghost stroy

    Posted by Lunchbox

    When you are admitted to a hospital, they place on your wrist a white wristband with your name on it. But there are other different colored wristbands which symbolize other things. The red wristbands are placed on dead people.


    As legend goes, in 1967, a surgeon at Wausau Memorial Hospital was working a night shift. He had just finished an operation and was on his way down to the basement. He entered the elevator and there was just one other person there. He casually chatted with the woman while the elevator descended. When the elevator door opened, another woman was about to enter when the doctor slammed the close button and punched the button to the highest floor. Surprised, the woman reprimanded the doctor for being rude and asked why he did not let the other woman in.

     

    The doctor said, "That was the woman I just operated on. She died while I was doing the operation. Didn’t you see the red wristband she was wearing?"

     

    The woman smiled, raised her arm, and said, "Something like this?"

  • Lunchbox's Halloween Mix-Tape Vol. 1

    Posted by Lunchbox

    OK, I know there may be some lyrical content and images that may be NSFW, be advised. Don't be stupid, turn your speakers down...

    HERE WE GO!

    Look for Vol. II!

  • The Rent is Too Damn High...doll?

    Posted by Lunchbox

    Never has the New York Governor's race been more fun to watch, in part due to the amusing antics of candidate Jimmy McMillan who is running for "The Rent Is Too Damn High Party."

    That phrase made him a one-theme political sensation when he spoke the words during a recent debate while sporting black gloves and mutton chops.

    So it only makes sense that the company Herobuilders.com wants to capitalize on McMillan's 15 minutes of fame. So they've started selling a Jimmy McMillan doll that repeats his catch phrase. Priced at $49.99, the McMillan doll announces, "The rent is Too. Damn. High." They've already sold a few hundred of the novelty dolls.

    Herobuilders.com also makes Sarah Palin, Barack and Michelle Obama and other talk-of-the-town "action figures."

  • The Title for the New Batman movie!

    Posted by Lunchbox

    The Dark Knight Rises will be the title of the third Christopher Nolan directed Batman film. 

    The announcement came during an interview with Hero Complex (you can read it here) But there were also two other BIG announcements that I'm happy about! Nolan said the film WILL NOT be shot in 3D! So happy about that, 3D movies are a joke...also, The Riddler will not be in this upcoming movie! So that means no Edward Norton or Johnny Depp ruining the movie!

    But who does that leave as a villain? Nolan eliminated Riddler, Mr. Freeze, and Harvey Dent (Two-Face) died at the end of The Dark Knight...so who's left? And with Nolan saying "We’ll use many of the same characters as we have all along..." does that mean Scarecrow comes back? Was Harvey really dead? Will they try The Penguin or Poison Ivy again? Do they go crazy with Clayface or The Mad Hatter? Probably not on all accounts. 

    If I had to put money on villains now, with Nolan's track record, I would say some take on The Red Hood...

  • Xbox changes the game...again?

    Posted by Lunchbox

    It looks and sounds like Xbox and it's parent company Microsoft may actually have cracked the code on how to innovate something we care about! I bring you The Kinect...if this thing works, it WILL CHANGE THE GAME...and not just for gamers.

    With the motion and voice recognition technology, The Kinect could possibly eliminate remotes, DVRs, and other games systems all at once. Now of course, someone else can reverse engineer this beauty into an off-brand version, but if you invented it, you should be years ahead of everyone else...right?

    Microsoft does one thing better than anyone else, they get our hopes up and crush them with sub-par end products. Once again, this thing looks and sounds great, but Ryan Leaf looked great throwing a football wearing shorts in practice drills...let's get it off the bench and into the game before we pass judgment. Which might also be another problem...

    The price tag on this beauty is a cool $150. I remember when consoles were less brand new. Let the unemployment rate go down a little first boys...

    READ MORE HERE

  • Marvel + ESPN = WIN

    Posted by Lunchbox

     

    I love to check out ESPN.com everyday to read rumors and check out what's going on all over. So today when I logged in I was greeted by one of the coolest NBA stories EVER! ESPN enlisted the boys at Marvel to preview the NBA season in full Geek Glory! Check it out here!

  • Respect 1up!

    Posted by Lunchbox

    I just gained more respect for Shia!

  • File this under: Please NO

    Posted by Lunchbox

     

    So every now and then I see a casting for a big movie and I say "PLEASE NO! DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN!" I think I have been wrong only once, and that was when they cast Heath Ledger as The Joker, and I think we all thought that...we were ALL wrong.

    But this latest casting travesty involves the remake of The Crow. It has been rumored that Mark F'n Wahlberg has been offered the role of Eric Draven in the movie...PLEASE NO! DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN!

     

    Read the full article about this crap here.

  • Obama supports The Daily Show!

    Posted by Lunchbox

    President Obama will make an appearance on The Daily Show next week to help promote The Rally To Restore Sanity in Washington DC. 

    The President was quoted as saying he was "amused" by the rally. I gotta say, it's great to have someone in power who gets the funny! 

    Read the article here.