Whether you own a TV or simply rely on the web, it should be clear by the barrage of advertising that holiday shopping season has once again fallen upon us. Maybe you’re one of those who stumbled out of your post Thanksgiving tryptophan-coma at 4am yesterday for some Walking Dead style survival drills at your local Walmart or Best Buy. Black Friday, the day consumers sacrifice dignity for dollars. To you I say, “Resist!” Shopping must be done, but why allow Target to invoke their name unto you this shopping season? Dodge that bullet and embrace the biggest box store in the world, the literal square (or rectangular) screen from which you read this very story. “Hey You Geeks!!” is here to help you sort it all out with a list of the nerdiest treasures on the World Wide Web. Whether you’re a TV, Movie, Video Game, or Comic geek, we have something for you to consume this holiday season. Better yet, you can find all of it right here on the web. Check it out…
Jaws Companion – Titan Books released “Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard” just in time to coincide with the Blu-ray release of Jaws. For movie fans, this is the book of the year, a beautifully laid out pictorial history of the filming of Jaws taken by both professionals and amateurs living on the island of Martha’s Vineyard during filming. Nowhere have I seen a more complete visual history of a film production.
TMNT Memories -Whether or not you grew up with them, the Teenage Mutant Ninja’s Turtle’s return this year in their new Nickelodeon cartoon has been one of the more promising children’s shows out there. If you’re like me though, and you did grow up playing with the eclectic mix of TMNT action figures, you’ll probably want to reach back to your inner child and pick up one of Playmates new and perfectly detailed TMNT action figures for a trip back in time.
Joffrey Target – I’m not really into shooting, in fact, I’d say I’m staunchly liberal in my take on guns, but who doesn’t want to shoot this little prick? Joffrey is one of the most hated d-bags in all of television, and any fan of Game of Thrones would love to send an arrow sailing right between his eyes. Now you can, with this great Joffrey target from 604 Republic. Just remember to let Sansa have first dibs.
Sushi Warlord – “Get Jiro” is my favorite comic of 2012, a graphic novel co-written by food writer and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose with art by Langdon Foss and Dave Stewart. One of the most bizarre comics I’ve ever read, “Get Jiro” follows a rogue sushi chef who fights for his place in a foodie dominated future. Violent, funny and chock full of foodie geekdom, Bourdain (one of my favorite people) really delivers with what I hope is the first of many comics he writes.
Heisenberg’s Meth – How about a couple of pounds of meth for your grandmother this Christmas? From the creative art-space of Etsy comes one of the greatest, if not most ludicrous pop-culture props I’ve seen; bags of Breaking Bad blue meth candy made to look exactly like Walter and Jesse’s glass like product. The cotton candy flavored candy comes complete in baggies wrapped in Los Pollo Hermanos and Breaking Bad wrappings. Just don’t send this one overseas, it might not pass through customs.
Hobbit Feet – I can think of no better way to celebrate the upcoming release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey than prancing around town in these ridiculous (and ridiculously comfortable looking) Hobbit feet slippers. Check them out over at Think Geek.
– Tony Nunes