Week in Geek: Aug 29 - Sept 4, 2013 | Fanboys Anonymous

Week in Geek: Aug 29 - Sept 4, 2013

Posted by Anthony Mango Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Want to know what happened the past few days in nerd culture? WEEK IN GEEK is your quick fix to catch up with the rest of the fanboys out there.

Nerdy current events in geek culture for this week


William Shatner wants to be Alfred in the new Batman series.

My take: LOL yeah right. First, prove to us that you can deliver dialogue normally, then we'll talk about taking on a British accent.

Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey.

My take: Go ahead, ladies. Swoon like they want you to. Swoon, damn it. I'm glad that this means he probably won't be able to play The Flash, as he wasn't Barry Allen to me. That should go to Matt Damon - and yes, I'm serious.


The Xbox One will support up to eight wireless controllers at one time with a 30 foot wireless range.

My take: The more, the better, am I right?

Sony is teasing voice command navigation for the PS4's camera.

My take: Remember the Gameboy Camera, and how that seemed revolutionary?


Tonight will be the final episode of Futurama. Don't miss it!

My take: It's sad to see this series end, especially after requiring several returns, but it proved that it was good enough to come back. It didn't diminish in quality like The Simpsons (my favorite show of all time...for the first 12 seasons) has, so it's a shame it has to go. Here's hoping the finale makes me cry.


Listverse has an interesting article entitled "10 Incredible Cutting-Edge Technologies in Development" that you should check out.

My take: I'm always astounded at the technology that we currently have and what's in the works (and I'm one of those people that thinks there's FAR more advanced stuff that the general public isn't aware of). Still...even if you give me artificial gills, you won't find me scuba-diving.


When Justin Timberlake was asked by Fresh 102.7 FM if he'd be Robin in the new Batman series, he said he would rather be interested in playing The Riddler.

My take: Not going to happen. Timberlake's one hell of an entertainer and he was good in The Social Network, but he's no Riddler. Give that to Ewan McGregor, please.

Miley Cyrus flat out says "I have so many fucking issues. I am so fucked up - everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up."

My take: It's only a matter of time before she gets into some serious trouble and this is no longer funny.


Want to check out two stunt artists (Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis) doing a Super Mario Bros Parkour video? I know you do:

My take: Pretty cool. What a shame Mario can't keep his hat on, though.

74-year-old David Thomsen from Philadelphia and former computer programmer has over 120,000 edits on Wikipedia.

My take: Yo, Dave, how about you throw some love towards Fanboys Anonymous and Smark Out Moment? Help a fellow Delaware Valley guy out!

Kate Upton was named Model of the Year for the 10th Annual Style Awards.

My take: Honestly, I think she's overrated.

Watch out for this segment each and every Wednesday. We'll see you next week!

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Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.