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April 29, 2011

Weekend Watch – 4/29/2011

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011

So maybe you woke up early this morning to watch the Royal Wedding on TV. Or, maybe you stayed up way too late playing video games and there was no chance you were waking up at 6 AM, like me. Either way, the weekend has now officially begun, and so we humble nerds present to you our plans for the next three days. Well, our plans beside watching Game of Thrones on Sunday, because that’s just a given at this point.


I’m getting back to the start of things this weekend. I’ve had Edith Hamilton’s Mythology and Joseph Campbell’s Primitive Mythology, the first volume in his The Masks of God series, sitting on my shelf for a while. If you’re gonna be a nerd, particularly a literary nerd like myself, you have to know where your roots are. There is a reason why the incredibly awesome History of Sci-Fi graphic that we posted a few weeks ago starts with Fear and Wonder, intertwined.


I have recently found myself telling everyone who is willing to listen exactly why GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire & HBO’s Game of Thrones are so amazing.  I even just told my own mother that I thought it was potentially on the same level as LOTR… she almost disowned me.  So you can expect a fantasy/GoT post from me this weekend or shortly thereafter.  I am also planning on finishing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I will be honest, I am not super impressed with so far (half-way done).  But I will save my thoughts ’til I have completed it in its entirety.  And I would have it be noted that Third has made a verbal commitment to read every book on the aforementioned History of Sci-Fi graphic – it’s a hefty list.  All of us here at NNAR will hold him to that, even if it takes him 300 years – which is possible, ’cause he is not-so-secretly an Asha’man.


I heard someone on the radio say that Fast Five is the most progressive movie in Hollywood. As if I didn’t have enough reasons to go see it.


My goal, for the entire weekend, is to beat Super Mario Bros. on the Wii.  That is all.  And maybe see Fast Five.


I will be living vicariously through others as I spend the entire weekend working.  Also, Fast Five.