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Thursday, April 17, 2014





When it comes to classic fighting flicks, I'm a fan of the old and faithful roundhouse kick. Well sweepkicks are pretty sick too. To help me celebrate my love for the classics, Old Spice and The Ralphnerd have teamed up once again for a pretty sweet giveaway.  Check out the details below for a chance to win!



Old Spice Kickstart Shampoo for Results
  • Three (3) bottles of Old Spice Kickstart Shampoo – plus two (2) to give to friends. That’s Five (5) total!
  • One (1) Bruce Lee Legacy Collection DVD Set

  • Winner receives a  6-month supply of Kickstart shampoo and Bruce Lee Legacy Collection DVD Set. With Kickstart shampoo, get powerfully clean hair. So powerful, your hair performed a roundhouse kick, fixed your busted DVD player and pressed play on “Way of the Dragon.”


  
 1.Follow and RT @ralph_nerd for a chance to win three bottles old Old Spice Kickstart shampoo and the Bruce Lee legacy collection DVD set from @OldSpice www.theralphnerd.com #kickstart

2. Like The Ralphnerd Facebook page and share this post! 
Don't forget to include the hashtag #kickstart


U.S. contestants only. Contest begins once post is published  (April 17th) and will end on May 1rst at 11:29 P.M. Winner will be announced May 5th via The Ralphnerd's facebook and twitter accounts. Contest sponsored by Old Spice.

















When it comes to classic fighting flicks, I'm a fan of the old and faithful roundhouse kick. Well sweepkicks are pretty sick too. To help me celebrate my love for the classics, Old Spice and The Ralphnerd have teamed up once again for a pretty sweet giveaway.  Check out the details below for a chance to win!



Old Spice Kickstart Shampoo for Results
  • Three (3) bottles of Old Spice Kickstart Shampoo – plus two (2) to give to friends. That’s Five (5) total!
  • One (1) Bruce Lee Legacy Collection DVD Set

  • Winner receives a  6-month supply of Kickstart shampoo and Bruce Lee Legacy Collection DVD Set. With Kickstart shampoo, get powerfully clean hair. So powerful, your hair performed a roundhouse kick, fixed your busted DVD player and pressed play on “Way of the Dragon.”


  
 1.Follow and RT @ralph_nerd for a chance to win three bottles old Old Spice Kickstart shampoo and the Bruce Lee legacy collection DVD set from @OldSpice www.theralphnerd.com #kickstart

2. Like The Ralphnerd Facebook page and share this post! 
Don't forget to include the hashtag #kickstart


U.S. contestants only. Contest begins once post is published  (April 17th) and will end on May 1rst at 11:29 P.M. Winner will be announced May 5th via The Ralphnerd's facebook and twitter accounts. Contest sponsored by Old Spice.













Tuesday, March 25, 2014






When you realize that the X-Men cinematic franchise is over 14 years old, it stirs up a series of groans, sighs and a plethora of emotions - at least for me. Some good, but a vast majority not so great. (Think Halle's wig, or simply anything Halle related.) The X-Men have been my absolute faves since I was 5. The bad ass 90's costumes, the quippy one-liners, the memorable story arcs and endless fainting spells (I'm looking at you Jean & Storm) all left a lasting impact on my childhood leaving me with three X-Men inspired tattoos and a cacophony of statues, comics and questionable bedroom memorabilia.



After Fox released the second official trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past this week,  I began experiencing multiple cases of the feels inevitably leaving me with a pretty big nerd-boner.
  But my excitement stemmed from FINALLY seeing what the X-Men is truly about in trailer form. Sentinels, a huge ensemble cast, Wolverine's claw's, Storm's lightning, Mystique's acrobatics all there wrapped tightly in the fight for mutant survival. Here are several reasons why you should be X-cited too!



1. A XXX sized cast! - So Fox has said repeatedly that this by far one of the largest movies that they've produced. This is also the largest cast in a comic book movie, ever. If you remember correctly, you'll know that DoFP director Brian Singer pretty much gave ensemble comic movies their start with 2000's X-men. Thus it only makes sense that the biggest film of this caliber comes full circle to him. Bridging together the X-Men:First Class and original X-Men trilogy cast, DoFP is finally bringing us that X-Men 90's cartoon fight chaos that we love so much!




2. Classic Villains- Villainy can be debatable in the X-cinematic universe, but one thing everyone can agree on, is that the legacy of X-villains definitely starts with Sentinels and then a roster  of greats including Magneto, Apocalypse and The Hellfire Club. So far we've only had Mags in the film (not there's anything wrong with the overly fabulous Ian McKellen), but we finally get a taste of some intense mutant hatred from Peter Dinklage's Bolivar Trask and the creation of the Sentinel Program.




3. Days of Future Past- By far one of the best story arcs Chris Claremont has cranked out for the X-Men, DoFP is a heartbreakingly accurate portrayal of the decline of man and mutant due to the social and political injustice of the mutant race. The emotional core of the arc is visceral  and surprisingly relevant though being written and published in 1980.





4. Acting Chops- Mystique will have a paramount role in the film, so who better than Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence to play our favorite grey-area shape-shifter? Take James Mcavoy's passionate professor, and Michael Fassbender's troubled Mags and you've got a film littered with strong actors. And lets not forget our faves Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprising their roles of super-powered bromancers Magneto and Professor X.




5. Time Heals All? - There's a ton of awful plot holes in the X-movie universe. The X-cellent thing about time travel (and this has been considered more of a sci-fi, time traveling film than superhero one) is that you get to go back and fix it. I'm not sure how much damage control Bryan Singer can do, but he has hinted at doing some - like growing Wolverine's adamantium claws back (From the events of the last Wolverine's Origin's film.)




6. Hope (not the red-haired mutant Messiah) - Singer had a pretty great franchise on his hands as X-men was great for it's time, and X-Men 2: X-Men United was a box office success and absolute fan favorite. (I watch it at least once a week.) Brett Ratner definitely tanked the last part in the trilogy and I guess many fans won't ever forgive Bryan Singer for that. All he can do is make it up to us in this next film. It's ok to be a hopeful fan. So many of us fanboys and gals are quick to destroy a movie before we've gotten the pleasure to enjoy or not enjoy it. So I remain hopeful, that of all the X-Men movies, this may be my new favorite. If you are an X-Men fan, I encourage you do the same. I love this universe with all of my heart, but I also understand that Hollywood is a machine that at the end of the day needs to make money. So a few changes here and there aren't bad. What's important is if the film at it's core, celebrates what being an X-Men is truly about.


 X-Men:Days of Future Past hits theatre's May 23rd 2014.











When you realize that the X-Men cinematic franchise is over 14 years old, it stirs up a series of groans, sighs and a plethora of emotions - at least for me. Some good, but a vast majority not so great. (Think Halle's wig, or simply anything Halle related.) The X-Men have been my absolute faves since I was 5. The bad ass 90's costumes, the quippy one-liners, the memorable story arcs and endless fainting spells (I'm looking at you Jean & Storm) all left a lasting impact on my childhood leaving me with three X-Men inspired tattoos and a cacophony of statues, comics and questionable bedroom memorabilia.



After Fox released the second official trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past this week,  I began experiencing multiple cases of the feels inevitably leaving me with a pretty big nerd-boner.
  But my excitement stemmed from FINALLY seeing what the X-Men is truly about in trailer form. Sentinels, a huge ensemble cast, Wolverine's claw's, Storm's lightning, Mystique's acrobatics all there wrapped tightly in the fight for mutant survival. Here are several reasons why you should be X-cited too!



1. A XXX sized cast! - So Fox has said repeatedly that this by far one of the largest movies that they've produced. This is also the largest cast in a comic book movie, ever. If you remember correctly, you'll know that DoFP director Brian Singer pretty much gave ensemble comic movies their start with 2000's X-men. Thus it only makes sense that the biggest film of this caliber comes full circle to him. Bridging together the X-Men:First Class and original X-Men trilogy cast, DoFP is finally bringing us that X-Men 90's cartoon fight chaos that we love so much!




2. Classic Villains- Villainy can be debatable in the X-cinematic universe, but one thing everyone can agree on, is that the legacy of X-villains definitely starts with Sentinels and then a roster  of greats including Magneto, Apocalypse and The Hellfire Club. So far we've only had Mags in the film (not there's anything wrong with the overly fabulous Ian McKellen), but we finally get a taste of some intense mutant hatred from Peter Dinklage's Bolivar Trask and the creation of the Sentinel Program.




3. Days of Future Past- By far one of the best story arcs Chris Claremont has cranked out for the X-Men, DoFP is a heartbreakingly accurate portrayal of the decline of man and mutant due to the social and political injustice of the mutant race. The emotional core of the arc is visceral  and surprisingly relevant though being written and published in 1980.





4. Acting Chops- Mystique will have a paramount role in the film, so who better than Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence to play our favorite grey-area shape-shifter? Take James Mcavoy's passionate professor, and Michael Fassbender's troubled Mags and you've got a film littered with strong actors. And lets not forget our faves Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprising their roles of super-powered bromancers Magneto and Professor X.




5. Time Heals All? - There's a ton of awful plot holes in the X-movie universe. The X-cellent thing about time travel (and this has been considered more of a sci-fi, time traveling film than superhero one) is that you get to go back and fix it. I'm not sure how much damage control Bryan Singer can do, but he has hinted at doing some - like growing Wolverine's adamantium claws back (From the events of the last Wolverine's Origin's film.)




6. Hope (not the red-haired mutant Messiah) - Singer had a pretty great franchise on his hands as X-men was great for it's time, and X-Men 2: X-Men United was a box office success and absolute fan favorite. (I watch it at least once a week.) Brett Ratner definitely tanked the last part in the trilogy and I guess many fans won't ever forgive Bryan Singer for that. All he can do is make it up to us in this next film. It's ok to be a hopeful fan. So many of us fanboys and gals are quick to destroy a movie before we've gotten the pleasure to enjoy or not enjoy it. So I remain hopeful, that of all the X-Men movies, this may be my new favorite. If you are an X-Men fan, I encourage you do the same. I love this universe with all of my heart, but I also understand that Hollywood is a machine that at the end of the day needs to make money. So a few changes here and there aren't bad. What's important is if the film at it's core, celebrates what being an X-Men is truly about.


 X-Men:Days of Future Past hits theatre's May 23rd 2014.






Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 Werewolves, wolf packs and anything wolf related, I love (with the exception of Twilight, obviously.) So when the good guys at Old Spice sent over some of their newest hair products, I instantly went for the Wolfthorn 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner. To celebrate the spirit of the wild and the arrival of the wolf, I've created a list of must haves for channeling your inner wild thing. Now remember biting is bad, unless they ask for it.


1.Wolfthorn 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner-  Though I was under the impression that this would give me wolf like abilities (womp womp), the 2-in-1 works quite well. Like most gents with a tumultuous schedule, I appreciate an awesome product that cuts the grooming process in half. And whether it's the attention of man or she-wolf you seek, this should be a no-brainer addition to your pre-mating ritual. Whatever that entails for you. 


 


2.Vacant Embroidered Wolf Tee- Celebrate being a creature of the night in this number compliments of Vacant. For proper wild thing sightings be sure to wear this one on a full moon.



 

3.Mirror: A Calendar for Social Good- The lads from MTV's hit show Teen Wolf, have gotten together to produce a man-candy black & white calendar.  Shot by Doug English to showcase some of Hollywood's newest talent, the calendar takes nature appreciation to another level.  Colton Haynes, Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin and Max & Charlie Carver are just a few of the gents that make an appearance. If the wolf-pack calendar isn't your speed, you can still show some Teen Wolf love and buy Season 3 Part 1 on DVD.





4.Stark Beanie-   After the events of season 3 of Game of Thrones, there's plenty of us ready to avenge House Stark. So if you're a little rusty with a longsword, opt for this Stark Brewing Company beanie instead. You may not be the King of the North, but you'll be aptly prepared for winter's arrival.






Disclosure:Old Spice provided me with the Wolfthorn 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner for review. The opinions expressed herein are solely my own.  




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 Werewolves, wolf packs and anything wolf related, I love (with the exception of Twilight, obviously.) So when the good guys at Old Spice sent over some of their newest hair products, I instantly went for the Wolfthorn 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner. To celebrate the spirit of the wild and the arrival of the wolf, I've created a list of must haves for channeling your inner wild thing. Now remember biting is bad, unless they ask for it.


1.Wolfthorn 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner-  Though I was under the impression that this would give me wolf like abilities (womp womp), the 2-in-1 works quite well. Like most gents with a tumultuous schedule, I appreciate an awesome product that cuts the grooming process in half. And whether it's the attention of man or she-wolf you seek, this should be a no-brainer addition to your pre-mating ritual. Whatever that entails for you. 


 


2.Vacant Embroidered Wolf Tee- Celebrate being a creature of the night in this number compliments of Vacant. For proper wild thing sightings be sure to wear this one on a full moon.



 

3.Mirror: A Calendar for Social Good- The lads from MTV's hit show Teen Wolf, have gotten together to produce a man-candy black & white calendar.  Shot by Doug English to showcase some of Hollywood's newest talent, the calendar takes nature appreciation to another level.  Colton Haynes, Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin and Max & Charlie Carver are just a few of the gents that make an appearance. If the wolf-pack calendar isn't your speed, you can still show some Teen Wolf love and buy Season 3 Part 1 on DVD.





4.Stark Beanie-   After the events of season 3 of Game of Thrones, there's plenty of us ready to avenge House Stark. So if you're a little rusty with a longsword, opt for this Stark Brewing Company beanie instead. You may not be the King of the North, but you'll be aptly prepared for winter's arrival.






Disclosure:Old Spice provided me with the Wolfthorn 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner for review. The opinions expressed herein are solely my own.  




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Sunday, January 19, 2014

If there's one thing that stirs my inner geek, its fashion week. And despite my recent blog absence (I swear I'll make it up to you with baked cookies), I couldn't resist indulging in London and Paris' runway treasures, especially the looks that remind me of my current geek obsessions. Cuz if there's anything that The Ralphnerd celebrates, it's the union of chic and geek.



1. 3.1 Phillip Lim = My Little Pony Obsession - Aside from dinosaurs, comic books and hot guys - I'm absolutely smitten with horses. So that gorgeous leather sweatshirt above was my number one pick from the Phillip Lim show. The vibe of the show? Nothing short of the cool kids  (leather jackets, baggy pants and bomb accessories) table at your fashion high school. Because everyone went to fashion high school, right?

 





2. Alexander Wang Introduces Us to Decepticon Nation- Why be an Autobot when the Decepticons have all the fun?  If Wang didn't prove futuristic is the new black, then I'm not enthralled beyond words with this collection. Lies, clearly. Wang's collection demonstrates just how stylish world domination can be, not that I'd be interested in world domination or anything........








3. Thundercats & Balmain Are a Thing Now - Animal print has been a lasting trend in the world of menswear, and like a European lover, I'm hoping it sticks around - especially in the case of the usually Militant-inspired Balmain. Kudos to Olivier Rousteing (Balmain's creative director) for embracing the wild side and trying something unpredictable for the french design house.  




4. Saint Laurent Paris Are The New Men In Black - Black shades and black leather pants are a menswear blogger's sartorial dream, add the silver brogues and the high low open trench and you've got something extraterrestrial on your hands. Here's hoping Will Smith doesn't appear at your doorstep with a neuralyzer.






5. The Little Rascals Grew Up (via) McQ by Alexander McQueen - The 90's as told by the  It Girl is considerably one of the best decades for music, pop culture and at times fashion.  The McQ collection is fresh, bad ass and filled with a plethora of trouble-making pieces worth diving into. The only thing thats missing? A Boys Only clubhouse. Color me obsessed!



If there's one thing that stirs my inner geek, its fashion week. And despite my recent blog absence (I swear I'll make it up to you with baked cookies), I couldn't resist indulging in London and Paris' runway treasures, especially the looks that remind me of my current geek obsessions. Cuz if there's anything that The Ralphnerd celebrates, it's the union of chic and geek.



1. 3.1 Phillip Lim = My Little Pony Obsession - Aside from dinosaurs, comic books and hot guys - I'm absolutely smitten with horses. So that gorgeous leather sweatshirt above was my number one pick from the Phillip Lim show. The vibe of the show? Nothing short of the cool kids  (leather jackets, baggy pants and bomb accessories) table at your fashion high school. Because everyone went to fashion high school, right?

 





2. Alexander Wang Introduces Us to Decepticon Nation- Why be an Autobot when the Decepticons have all the fun?  If Wang didn't prove futuristic is the new black, then I'm not enthralled beyond words with this collection. Lies, clearly. Wang's collection demonstrates just how stylish world domination can be, not that I'd be interested in world domination or anything........








3. Thundercats & Balmain Are a Thing Now - Animal print has been a lasting trend in the world of menswear, and like a European lover, I'm hoping it sticks around - especially in the case of the usually Militant-inspired Balmain. Kudos to Olivier Rousteing (Balmain's creative director) for embracing the wild side and trying something unpredictable for the french design house.  




4. Saint Laurent Paris Are The New Men In Black - Black shades and black leather pants are a menswear blogger's sartorial dream, add the silver brogues and the high low open trench and you've got something extraterrestrial on your hands. Here's hoping Will Smith doesn't appear at your doorstep with a neuralyzer.






5. The Little Rascals Grew Up (via) McQ by Alexander McQueen - The 90's as told by the  It Girl is considerably one of the best decades for music, pop culture and at times fashion.  The McQ collection is fresh, bad ass and filled with a plethora of trouble-making pieces worth diving into. The only thing thats missing? A Boys Only clubhouse. Color me obsessed!



Friday, November 15, 2013

As November is National Mustache Month, we find ourselves coming to the close of a very sexy, geeky year. It's no secret that Geeks are the next best thing since bearded men, and our pop cultural thirst for them has grown tremendously. So I've taken the liberty to curate a list of men that  can be found in some of our favorite geeky silver and big screen line ups. Think of them as an added bonus to watch what's already some of the best TV and cinema out there.

British GQ

1.Tom Hiddleston 

What he's known for: Being Marvel's resident big bad in Thor, Thor 2: The Darkworld and The Avengers. And that impeccable, devilish grin.

His Superpower: Making villainy attractive. After the release of the 2011 mega-hit super hero flick, Thor, Hiddleston and his mischief god character, Loki became sex symbols overnight. Everyone loves a bad boy, and there's something refreshingly different about him versus his blond, ambitious, on-screen brother Thor (aka Sir. Hemsworth). And that accent. *swoon*

He's the kinda guy you'd: go out with for a night of dancing and a quaint dinner in Manhattan's Upper East Side.  He's a super gentleman, speaks several languages and comes from the classic british theatre circuit, but lets be real here, he IS Loki. Expect to hear a naughty joke by the end of the night. 

Fuckyeahloki.tumblr.com





Flaunt Magazine

2. Colton Haynes

What he's known for: Being the ridiculously good looking bad boy next door in Arrow and the jock of your dreams in Teen Wolf.

His Superpower: Well he used to friggin model, so there's that! Haynes has played a lot of grey-area characters in his acting career. He's the  quintessential, "boy you love to hate." That's still a thing, right? Either way, Colton pulls it off effortlessly and in doing so has gained a massive swoon following. And if you haven't already, peep that jawline. 

He's the kinda guy you'd: take to the local taco truck and have an unexpected adventure with. Colton's a very down to earth guy (despite his douchey on-screen counterparts) that hails from Kansas and in interviews has expressed how silly he truly is. Kick back and have a beer with this one and watch all the gals (and boys) glare in jealousy. 

heresgifsforyou.tumblr.com




3.Benedict Cumberbatch

What he's known for: Sherlock, playing the ultimate bad-ass Kahn in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and voicing the necromancing dragon Smaug in the latest Hobbit installment. 

His superpower: Cumby has a sharp tongue and is by far one of the wittiest actors in Hollywood. Pair that with the intense depth his voice carries, and you've got one swanky Brit ready to be swooned.  One could simply listen to him voicing Khan and Sherlock and get shivers.  His diction is flawless and his verbiage is magnetizing.

He's the kinda guy you'd: enjoy a nice nocturnal stroll over a cute craft coffee with. Cumby doesn't seem to be the Starbucks kind of guy, but what he lacks in mainstream popularity he makes up for with eccentricity and great banter. And what does one do after a midnight stroll with Bendict? Well I'm not implying that you're easy, but it's Cumby. It'll be our little secret. 

comicbookmovie.com


GQ

4. Michael Fassbender

What he's known for: being the resident blonde assh*le in Prometheus,  the world's greatest metal-bender in X-Men: First Class and a feigning sex addict in Shame

His Superpower: Sex eyes. In EVERY movie Fassy appears in he gives us the sex eyes, and there's no complaints on this end. But aside from sex eyes and being the cinematic bad boy, Sir Fassbender portrays a level of conviction that is unparalleled in other Hollywood leading men.

He's the kinda the guy you'd: go bar-crawling and go-karting with. And I'm not talking the go-kart track at Six Flags, but the actual race car track go-karting. He's a thrill-seeker, so be prepared to have a wild, no holds-barred time. And if you play your cards, his tough exterior might just give a little. But don't get your hopes way up, some stallions aren't meant to be broken. 

socialitelife.com



Blank Magazine

5. Steven Amell

What he's known for: Brining sexy back in CW's latest super-hero drama, Arrow. And massive biceps y'all.

His Superpower: Making scars hot again, as his on-screen portrayal of Oliver Queen is a pretty battered, but sexy rogue in a skin tight, green, leather get-up. That's a power right? The power of muscles bulging in leather. No? Well today it is.

He's the kinda guy you'd: get all mushy with while watching Friends with Benefits. There's nothing more attractive than a gent who is comfortable enough to not only have played gay characters in the past, but openly encourages them to hit on him. Now unfortunately, mister Amell is married with a kid, but we're gonna keep pretending he's not. Now, where were we? Oh, yes! And he's Canadian. Need I say more?

fanpop.com




GQ


6. Norman Reedus

What he's known for: playing everyone's favorite crossbow wielding redneck in AMC's The Walking Dead, and being your mom's fave. Or maybe yours.

His Superpower: Norman's not everyone's cup of tea, but you'd have to admit, his on-screen performance as Daryl Dixon is pretty moving. Plus anyone with a crossbow wins at life. Period. And that beautifully, messy  hair

He's the kinda guy you'd: go adopt a kitten with. Believe it or not, Reedus is a softie with a big heart. But that doesn't stop him from throwing you over his shoulder and hoping on his bike for a morning ride. How could you not love him?

 

Nylon Magazine


7. Sam Claflin

What's he known for:  The highly anticipated on-screen portrayal of  the trident slashing, Finnick Odaire in the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. And that random but good looking prince in the Snow White &The Hunstman movie.

His Superpower: Well we're unsure yet, as Claflin is still pretty new, but surely he has some magical abilities - like maybe those piercing eyes, and the fact that he looks like a young version of Aquaman. Yea, we'll go with those. And one more thing, he's British. 

He's the kinda guy you'd: get wet with, like at a water-park. Get your head out the gutter kids! From his interviews, it seems like he's a lot of fun, and acts on his  childlike dispositions. So in short, he's the total hottie to have the water balloon fight of your dreams with. Did anyone say wet t-shirt contest?

klarizahelps.tumblr.com




As November is National Mustache Month, we find ourselves coming to the close of a very sexy, geeky year. It's no secret that Geeks are the next best thing since bearded men, and our pop cultural thirst for them has grown tremendously. So I've taken the liberty to curate a list of men that  can be found in some of our favorite geeky silver and big screen line ups. Think of them as an added bonus to watch what's already some of the best TV and cinema out there.

British GQ

1.Tom Hiddleston 

What he's known for: Being Marvel's resident big bad in Thor, Thor 2: The Darkworld and The Avengers. And that impeccable, devilish grin.

His Superpower: Making villainy attractive. After the release of the 2011 mega-hit super hero flick, Thor, Hiddleston and his mischief god character, Loki became sex symbols overnight. Everyone loves a bad boy, and there's something refreshingly different about him versus his blond, ambitious, on-screen brother Thor (aka Sir. Hemsworth). And that accent. *swoon*

He's the kinda guy you'd: go out with for a night of dancing and a quaint dinner in Manhattan's Upper East Side.  He's a super gentleman, speaks several languages and comes from the classic british theatre circuit, but lets be real here, he IS Loki. Expect to hear a naughty joke by the end of the night. 

Fuckyeahloki.tumblr.com





Flaunt Magazine

2. Colton Haynes

What he's known for: Being the ridiculously good looking bad boy next door in Arrow and the jock of your dreams in Teen Wolf.

His Superpower: Well he used to friggin model, so there's that! Haynes has played a lot of grey-area characters in his acting career. He's the  quintessential, "boy you love to hate." That's still a thing, right? Either way, Colton pulls it off effortlessly and in doing so has gained a massive swoon following. And if you haven't already, peep that jawline. 

He's the kinda guy you'd: take to the local taco truck and have an unexpected adventure with. Colton's a very down to earth guy (despite his douchey on-screen counterparts) that hails from Kansas and in interviews has expressed how silly he truly is. Kick back and have a beer with this one and watch all the gals (and boys) glare in jealousy. 

heresgifsforyou.tumblr.com




3.Benedict Cumberbatch

What he's known for: Sherlock, playing the ultimate bad-ass Kahn in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and voicing the necromancing dragon Smaug in the latest Hobbit installment. 

His superpower: Cumby has a sharp tongue and is by far one of the wittiest actors in Hollywood. Pair that with the intense depth his voice carries, and you've got one swanky Brit ready to be swooned.  One could simply listen to him voicing Khan and Sherlock and get shivers.  His diction is flawless and his verbiage is magnetizing.

He's the kinda guy you'd: enjoy a nice nocturnal stroll over a cute craft coffee with. Cumby doesn't seem to be the Starbucks kind of guy, but what he lacks in mainstream popularity he makes up for with eccentricity and great banter. And what does one do after a midnight stroll with Bendict? Well I'm not implying that you're easy, but it's Cumby. It'll be our little secret. 

comicbookmovie.com


GQ

4. Michael Fassbender

What he's known for: being the resident blonde assh*le in Prometheus,  the world's greatest metal-bender in X-Men: First Class and a feigning sex addict in Shame

His Superpower: Sex eyes. In EVERY movie Fassy appears in he gives us the sex eyes, and there's no complaints on this end. But aside from sex eyes and being the cinematic bad boy, Sir Fassbender portrays a level of conviction that is unparalleled in other Hollywood leading men.

He's the kinda the guy you'd: go bar-crawling and go-karting with. And I'm not talking the go-kart track at Six Flags, but the actual race car track go-karting. He's a thrill-seeker, so be prepared to have a wild, no holds-barred time. And if you play your cards, his tough exterior might just give a little. But don't get your hopes way up, some stallions aren't meant to be broken. 

socialitelife.com



Blank Magazine

5. Steven Amell

What he's known for: Brining sexy back in CW's latest super-hero drama, Arrow. And massive biceps y'all.

His Superpower: Making scars hot again, as his on-screen portrayal of Oliver Queen is a pretty battered, but sexy rogue in a skin tight, green, leather get-up. That's a power right? The power of muscles bulging in leather. No? Well today it is.

He's the kinda guy you'd: get all mushy with while watching Friends with Benefits. There's nothing more attractive than a gent who is comfortable enough to not only have played gay characters in the past, but openly encourages them to hit on him. Now unfortunately, mister Amell is married with a kid, but we're gonna keep pretending he's not. Now, where were we? Oh, yes! And he's Canadian. Need I say more?

fanpop.com




GQ


6. Norman Reedus

What he's known for: playing everyone's favorite crossbow wielding redneck in AMC's The Walking Dead, and being your mom's fave. Or maybe yours.

His Superpower: Norman's not everyone's cup of tea, but you'd have to admit, his on-screen performance as Daryl Dixon is pretty moving. Plus anyone with a crossbow wins at life. Period. And that beautifully, messy  hair

He's the kinda guy you'd: go adopt a kitten with. Believe it or not, Reedus is a softie with a big heart. But that doesn't stop him from throwing you over his shoulder and hoping on his bike for a morning ride. How could you not love him?

 

Nylon Magazine


7. Sam Claflin

What's he known for:  The highly anticipated on-screen portrayal of  the trident slashing, Finnick Odaire in the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie. And that random but good looking prince in the Snow White &The Hunstman movie.

His Superpower: Well we're unsure yet, as Claflin is still pretty new, but surely he has some magical abilities - like maybe those piercing eyes, and the fact that he looks like a young version of Aquaman. Yea, we'll go with those. And one more thing, he's British. 

He's the kinda guy you'd: get wet with, like at a water-park. Get your head out the gutter kids! From his interviews, it seems like he's a lot of fun, and acts on his  childlike dispositions. So in short, he's the total hottie to have the water balloon fight of your dreams with. Did anyone say wet t-shirt contest?

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Sunday, October 27, 2013




Geeks Can Have Style





It's no secret that I live in graphic tees. So when I stumbled upon the goodness known as 80sTees.com, I fell in love. The perfect culmination of geek infatuation, nostalgia and fun graphic tees. Imagine my surprise when the guys from 80sTees.com reached out to me to with some of the nerdiest picks for the Ralphnerd!


The only time going "Green" is acceptable.




In the immortal words of Charles Xavier,"To me my X-Men!"





No companion necessary.



                                                                   
 
aka Captain Adorable!



 
Set phasers to turn styles! 





Yours truly in the Green Arrow/ Green Lantern tee.






Showing the Captain the love he deserves.





Disclosure: 80's Tees sent product for review. All opinions are my own.






Geeks Can Have Style





It's no secret that I live in graphic tees. So when I stumbled upon the goodness known as 80sTees.com, I fell in love. The perfect culmination of geek infatuation, nostalgia and fun graphic tees. Imagine my surprise when the guys from 80sTees.com reached out to me to with some of the nerdiest picks for the Ralphnerd!


The only time going "Green" is acceptable.




In the immortal words of Charles Xavier,"To me my X-Men!"





No companion necessary.



                                                                   
 
aka Captain Adorable!



 
Set phasers to turn styles! 





Yours truly in the Green Arrow/ Green Lantern tee.






Showing the Captain the love he deserves.





Disclosure: 80's Tees sent product for review. All opinions are my own.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Highlighting The Best of This Week's Geek Culture News. 




1. Captain America:The Winter Soldier Trailer Debuts- Chris Evans returns as "The First Avenger" with some pretty awesome new duds, (compliments of S.H.I.E.L.D) in the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" sequel. Three things that matter here: The Falcon, The Winter Soldier and Cap'n A serving good o'l fashion ass kickings. Can't wait! Check out the trailer below. 


 




2.Madame LaLaurie's Reaction to Modern TV & Obama- Kathy Bates takes home of the prize for this week's episode of AHS Coven. As we all know, this show can be disturbing and jarring, so leave it to Madame LaLaurie (a New Orleans socialite and serial killer known to torture slaves, reanimated by Jessica Lange's, Fiona Goode) to be the comedic relief. I still can't stop giggling. "That magic box lies. Somebody in there--they just said that, that a negro is the President of the United States." Priceless.







3.Teaser for X-Men Days of Future Past Trailer Debuts- As I said on my FB and Twitter feeds, Marvel is truly spoiling us fan boys and gals today. The teaser made its debut on Instagram limiting it to a 6 second preview. And I must say, those 6 seconds were the highlight of my day. The official trailer debuts online Tuesday, October 28th. #Mybodyisready Check out the teaser here





4. Batman:Arkham Origins Hits Stores This Week- The heavily anticipated prequel to Batman: Arkham City features a younger, less refined Bruce in the lineup. While it's predecessor is considered a gamer's classic, the new Bat-game has some awesome new perks like a multi-player mode, and yet another great ensemble cast featuring the likes of Deathstroke, Killer Croc and Black Mask! Batman: Arkham Origins hits stores october 25th.

 







5.Benedict Cumberbatch Shows Us What Dragons Are Made Of- The release of Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will surely be upon us at any moment. Thanks to Flickr user Tolkiennerd, anxious fans got an inside look at stills of Benedict Cumberbatch in the middle of a motion-captured performance as the fire-breathing dragon, Smaug. Aside from the obvious hilarity of these pics, they can described in O\one word. Intense. Looks like Sherlock (aka Cumby) is gonna bring it. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December, 13th.







Highlighting The Best of This Week's Geek Culture News. 




1. Captain America:The Winter Soldier Trailer Debuts- Chris Evans returns as "The First Avenger" with some pretty awesome new duds, (compliments of S.H.I.E.L.D) in the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" sequel. Three things that matter here: The Falcon, The Winter Soldier and Cap'n A serving good o'l fashion ass kickings. Can't wait! Check out the trailer below. 


 




2.Madame LaLaurie's Reaction to Modern TV & Obama- Kathy Bates takes home of the prize for this week's episode of AHS Coven. As we all know, this show can be disturbing and jarring, so leave it to Madame LaLaurie (a New Orleans socialite and serial killer known to torture slaves, reanimated by Jessica Lange's, Fiona Goode) to be the comedic relief. I still can't stop giggling. "That magic box lies. Somebody in there--they just said that, that a negro is the President of the United States." Priceless.







3.Teaser for X-Men Days of Future Past Trailer Debuts- As I said on my FB and Twitter feeds, Marvel is truly spoiling us fan boys and gals today. The teaser made its debut on Instagram limiting it to a 6 second preview. And I must say, those 6 seconds were the highlight of my day. The official trailer debuts online Tuesday, October 28th. #Mybodyisready Check out the teaser here





4. Batman:Arkham Origins Hits Stores This Week- The heavily anticipated prequel to Batman: Arkham City features a younger, less refined Bruce in the lineup. While it's predecessor is considered a gamer's classic, the new Bat-game has some awesome new perks like a multi-player mode, and yet another great ensemble cast featuring the likes of Deathstroke, Killer Croc and Black Mask! Batman: Arkham Origins hits stores october 25th.

 







5.Benedict Cumberbatch Shows Us What Dragons Are Made Of- The release of Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will surely be upon us at any moment. Thanks to Flickr user Tolkiennerd, anxious fans got an inside look at stills of Benedict Cumberbatch in the middle of a motion-captured performance as the fire-breathing dragon, Smaug. Aside from the obvious hilarity of these pics, they can described in O\one word. Intense. Looks like Sherlock (aka Cumby) is gonna bring it. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December, 13th.