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The X-Men: Movies VS Comics (PT. 2)

The much anticipated next part of this discussion by House of Geekery!

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I do pointless nerdy things to relax so I am breaking down the differences and similarities between the X-Men characters as they appear in the movie adaptations compared to their comic originals. Maybe you enjoy reading such pointless nerdy things and we can be friends. If you wanted to check out the core group of characters as who appeared in the first film, follow the link below to Part 1.

X-Men: Comics VS Movies Part 1

For this episode we’ll be primarily focused on the new characters introduced in the second film:X2 – X-Men United(known more sensibly outside the US as justX-Men 2). In addition we’ll also address characters who were briefly introduced in the first film but didn’t get fully established until the sequel. And with that, where better to begin than…

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March 2017 Essential Star Trek Novels Reading Club Notice!

In honor of one of my favorite franchises, I’d like to announce the Essential Star Trek Novels Reading Club Fall 2016-Spring 2017 which I’m launching in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.  You may have missed the previous online book discussion, but no worries, we have many more novels left – you can still join in!

The selections for this book club reading list are based on the io9 article “Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read“.  Since I’d not read most of them despite being an avid Trekkie, I decided this was a challenge I should accept.  Who will join me on this accursed mission?  The meetings will take place online via Google Hangouts, so send an email to themcnabbist@gmail.com with your deets!

Some of these titles will be available as either print and/or ebooks from your local library, but not all of them.  Plan time to stalk used offline and online bookstores for copies of some of these titles.

September 28, 2016 @ 9pm: Planet of Judgement by Joe Haldeman

October 29, 2016 @ 1pm EST: The Entropy Effect by Vonda M. McIntyre

November 27, 2016 @ 2pm EST: The Final Reflection by John M. Ford

December 30, 2016 @ 3pm EST: My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane

February, 19 2017 @ 3pm EST: Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

March 19, 2017 @ 3pm ET: Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda M. McIntyre

April 2017: Imzadi by Peter David

May 2017: The Captain’s Daughter by Peter David

Again, if you’re interested in participating, email me at themcnabbist@gmail.com and I’ll give you deets!

Live Long and Prosper, Friends

-The McNabbist

The X-Men Movies vs. Comics (Part 1) via Funk’s House of Geekery

A long, long time ago we ran a break down of the Batman villains appearing in movies and how they compared to their comic book originals. Well, having spent the past year or two working through the entire history of X-Men comics we’re coming back to the concept looking at the X-Men movies. So sit […]

via The X-Men: Movies VS Comics (Pt. 1) — Funk’s House of Geekery

In Memorium: Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) — Funk’s House of Geekery

It’s a sad day for Star Wars fans. Carrie Fisher, whose iconic character of Princess Leia made her famous, died early this morning in Los Angeles, California four days after suffering a major heart attack. She was 60 years old. Fisher is survived by her daughter actress Billie Lourd and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds. […]

via In Memorium: Carrie Fisher (1956-2016) — Funk’s House of Geekery

REMINDER: ESSENTIAL STAR TREK NOVELS BOOK CLUB FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY!

In honor of one of my favorite franchises, I’d like to announce the Essential Star Trek Novels Reading Club Fall 2016-Spring 2017 which I’m launching in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.  You may have missed the previous online book discussion, but no worries, we have many more novels left – you can still join in!

The selections for this book club reading list are based on the io9 article “Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read“.  Since I’d not read most of them despite being an avid Trekkie, I decided this was a challenge I should accept.  Who will join me on this accursed mission?  The meetings will take place online via Google Hangouts, so send an email to themcnabbist@gmail.com with your deets!

Some of these titles will be available as either print and/or ebooks from your local library, but not all of them.  Plan time to stalk used offline and online bookstores for copies of some of these titles.

September 28, 2016 @ 9pm: Planet of Judgement by Joe Haldeman

October 29, 2016 @ 1pm EST: The Entropy Effect by Vonda M. McIntyre

November 27, 2016 @ 2pm EST: The Final Reflection by John M. Ford

December 30, 2016 @ 3pm EST: My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane

January 2017: Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

February 2017: Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda M. McIntyre

March 2017: Imzadi by Peter David

April 2017: The Captain’s Daughter by Peter David

Again, if you’re interested in participating, email me at themcnabbist@gmail.com and I’ll give you deets!

Live Long and Prosper, Friends

-The McNabbist

Movie Review: ‘Moonlight’ — Funk’s House of Geekery

I’ve yet to see this movie, but after hearing about it on NPR, I definitely must see it. I’m not even reading this review before passing it on to you.  That’s how much I want my experience to be authentic, to walk into that movie theatre with my own mind to interpret and enjoy what I see.  I pass it on to you, however, in case you weren’t think of seeing of it or hadn’t heard of it.  I also want to give you guys a link to that NPR interview that I heard which I greatly enjoyed.  – TheMcNabbist

Directed by: Barry Jenkins Starring: Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris, and Janelle Monae Plot: A young man deals with his dysfunctional upbringing at 3 different moments in his life Review: Moonlight is told over the course of three chapters following the character of Chiron (also referred to as “Little” and “Black”) at different moments in his life: childhood, teenage […]

via Movie Review: ‘Moonlight’ — Funk’s House of Geekery

The McNabbList – Favorite Songs of the 2010s

Here is the last installment of The McNabbList.  I know I’ve missed so many songs I enjoyed from 2010-2016, so please please respond with your faves.  I’m sure I’ll have a “of course” moments when I see them!  Review past blog posts to find entries from the 1960s-2009.

Adele – Rolling in the Deep (2011)

Alessia Cara – Here (2015)

Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King (2014)

Avenged Sevenfold – Shepherd of Fire (2014)

Beyonce – Formation (2016)

David Guetta featuring Kaz James – Blast Off (2014)

David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On (2012)

Demi Lovator – Confident (2015)

Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s (2015)

Gotye (feat. Kimbra) – Someone that I used to know (2011)

Katy Perry featuring Kanye West – E.T. (2011)

Katy Perry – Firework (2010)

The Lonely Island – Threw It on the Ground (2011)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – Thrift Shop (2012)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us Down (2013)

Selena Gomez – Same Old Love (2015)

-The McNabbist

REMINDER: Essential Star Trek Novels Book Club for 50th Anniversary!

In honor of one of my favorite franchises, I’d like to announce the Essential Star Trek Novels Reading Club Fall 2016-Spring 2017 which I’m launching in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.  You may have missed the September 28th online book discussion, but no worries, we have many more novels left – you can still join in!

The selections for this book club reading list are based on the io9 article “Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read“.  Since I’d not read most of them despite being an avid Trekkie, I decided this was a challenge I should accept.  Who will join me on this accursed mission?  The meetings will take place online via Google Hangouts, so send an email to themcnabbist@gmail.com with your deets!

Some of these titles will be available as either print and/or ebooks from your local library, but not all of them.  Plan time to stalk used offline and online bookstores for copies of some of these titles.

September 28, 2016 @ 9pm: Planet of Judgement by Joe Haldeman

October 29, 2016 @ 1pm EST (U.S.): The Entropy Effect by Vonda M. McIntyre

November: The Final Reflection by John M. Ford

December 2016: My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane

January 2017: Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

February 2017: Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda M. McIntyre

March 2017: Imzadi by Peter David

April 2017: The Captain’s Daughter by Peter David

If you’re interested in participating, reply to this blog post and I’ll give you deets closer to the date!

Live Long and Prosper, Friends

-The McNabbist

11 Books for Fans of Stranger Things — Nerdy But Flirty

As a fan of Stranger Things, I can’t wait to check some of these books out.  I think some of the older X-Files novels that I own would also be good for fans of this show!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely binged on the Netflix original series Stranger Things by now, and chances are you really enjoyed it. With a slew of 80s pop culture influences, fusing Stephen King, Dungeons & Dragons, and vintage Stephen Spielberg, Stranger Things is every old school sci-fi/horror nerd’s dream. If you liked the […]

via 11 Books for Fans of Stranger Things — Nerdy But Flirty

The McNabbList – Favorite Songs of the 90s

I’m jumping around from the 1960s to the present, listing some of my favorite songs from these decades.  The first post in the series was for ’00 decade, the second post was for the ’80s, the third post was for the 1960s and 1970s, and this post is for the 1990s!

I don’t own every piece of music I’ve ever loved, so I may have missed a song or two.  Some of these songs are what I call “guilty pleasures” but I’m being completely honest in these blog posts!  Don’t make fun of me too much.

I’ve linked to the YouTube videos so you can hear the music, but just because these are some of my favorite songs, doesn’t meant these are my favorite music videos.  You’ve been warned😉.

Please respond with your favorites from the 1990s.  It may be a light bulb will go off and it’ll have been one of mine, too!

I’m sure you will notice that this is the lengthiest music list so far.  I was 13 years old in 1990.  That’s right, my teen years were spent in the ’90s!

Alanis Morissette – Uninvited (1998)

Beastie Boys – Sabotage (1994)

Boyz II Men – Motownphilly (1991)

Chagall Guevara – Tale O’ The Twister (1990)

Cranberries – Ridiculous Thoughts (1994)

Culture Beat – Mr. Vain (1996)

The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (1993)

The Cure – Purple Haze (1993)

Depeche Mode – It’s No Good (1997)

Destiny’s Child – Bug A Boo (1999)

Dino Latino – Caramelo (1998)

Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You (1994)

El General – El Funkete (1995)

Elton John with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Sixty Years On (1987)

Elton John with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – The King Must Die (1987)

En Vogue – Free Your Mind (1992)

The Fugees – The Score (1996)

Garbage – Not My Idea (1995)

Garbage – Push It (1998)

Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love (1991)

Helmet featuring House of Pain – Just Another Victim (1994)

Live – Pain Lies on the Riverside (1991)

Madonna – Human Nature (1994)

Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams (1998)

Monifah – Touch It (1998)

No Doubt – Just A Girl (1995)

Onyx featuring Biohazard – Judgement Night (1993)

Ozomatli – Aqui No Sera (1998)

Ozomatli – Donde Se Fueron? (1998)

Pearl Jam – Better Man (1994)

PJ Harvey – Down by the Wate (1995)

Positive K – I Got A Man (1992)

The Prodigy – Breathe (1997)

The Prodigy – Firestarter (1997)

Psychotica – Cybernation (1996)

Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade (1996)

Rage Against the Machine – Down Rodeo (1996)

Rage Against the Machine – Guerrilla Radio (1999)

Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name (1992)

Rage Against the Machine featuring Maynard James Keenan – Know Your Enemy (1992)

Rage Against the Machine – No Shelter (1998)

Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun (1996)

Rage Against the Machine – Sleep Now in the Fire (1999)

Rage Against the Machine – Take the Power Back (1992)

Rage Against the Machine – Testify (1999)

Rage Against the Machine – Wake Up (1992)

Silverchair – Israel’s Son (1995)

Silverchair – Pure Massacre (1995)

Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore (1998)

Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet w/Butterfly Wings (1995)

Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm (1993)

Sonic Youth – Titanium Expose (1990)

Tori Amos – Caught a Lite Sneeze (1996)

Tori Amos – Crucify (1991)

Weezer – Undone (The Sweater Song) (1994)

 

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