“Stuff Geeks Like” is a new semi-regular feature on LaserCola.com that explores the anthropological reasonings behind the attachments geeks form to a wide variety of genre media and culture.
Much like the ancient Greeks looked toward the heavens for guidance and wisdom from their Pantheon of Gods such as Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares, so to do geeks in modern society worship powerful beings who sit upon high thrones and dispense their wizardry to the masses. These powerful beings, however, are more apt to entertain their followers with retarded Rastafarian aliens or homoerotic hobbits than cast down thunderbolts or give fire to mankind.
Cripes, Lord of the Rings fans are whiny these days. For over year it’s been non-stop pissing and moaning about The Hobbit. “Oh no! Del Toro had to leave the film because there were too many delays!”, “Oh no, MGM has no money to fund it!”, “Oh no, Peter Jackson is going to pull the film out of New Zealand because of labor disputes!”, “Oh no! Ian McKellan hasn’t signed on as Gandalf!” Read the rest of this entry