The stars, the spectacle, the glamor that represents Hollywood’s best achievements all comes to a head tonight, when ABC broadcasts the 84th Annual Academy Awards, at 7PM Eastern, 4PM Pacific, live from the Hollywood and Highland Center (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre). And who better to host than a living legend, Billy Crystal?
The Geeks of Doom crew will be live-blogging the event right here, beginning an hour earlier, at 6PM Eastern/ 3PM Pacific, so we don’t miss the pageantry of the red carpet arrivals.
We here at the main GoD headquarters in the New York City evacuation “Zone C” area are bracing for Hurricane Irene, which is set to hit tomorrow (Sunday) morning. As we get ready to shut down for the night, the seriously heavy rains and winds have already begun, so if things are quiet here at GeeksofDoom.com tomorrow, chances are either the power/internet went out and/or we’re busy bailing water.
In the meantime, here’s some gems I learned from the stellar round-the-clock local news coverage of Hurricane Irene:
— Sheepshead Bay is a bay, that’s how it got its name.
— Do not try to stand outside in the hurricane, even though you see the news reporters doing it [they are immune to the affects of harsh weather].
— Hurricanes are bad.
— The surf is getting frothier and frothier.
— Water is wet.
— We’re screwed.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Just a friendly tip from one geek to another””SteelSeries is running a 10th Anniversary giveaway for computer gamers the likes of which I do not think I have ever seen.
Anyone in the know is aware that SteelSeries is pretty much the grandfather of PC gaming accessories, and like all good grandparents they’re showering us geeks with gifts aplenty.
If you go to their site and bear through a super quick sign-up process where you are asked to select your favorite SteelSeries mouse, keyboard, headset, mouse pad and even a pair of gamer glasses (which are suppose to help reduce eye strain from the long hours of staring at your monitor), you’ll be entered into their big ‘Decade’ giveaway.