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Geek Discussion: ‘Zookeeper’ Ad Found In 2007 TV Rerun; How Do You Feel About Digital Advertising?
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It’s no big revolution that sometimes advertisements are digitally added to TV programs—usually during sporting events on the fields and walls—but it may just be reaching ridiculous levels in odd places.

Someone was watching a How I Met Your Mother rerun recently and noticed something interesting: some sort of magazine or book bearing the mark of the upcoming Kevin James family comedy, Zookeeper. The problem here is, the movie comes out this Friday, July 8th, and this particular episode of How I Met Your Mother first aired on March 19, 2007 (see the original screenshot of the episode pre–digital ad by clicking right here).

Though the random advertisement is very strange, let’s be honest: this isn’t really harming anything or anyone. That said, how far is too far when it comes to digitally inserting advertisements into TV shows and other things? And does this new ad cross that line, or are you OK with it?

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Geek Discussion: Why You’re Out Of Your Freakin’ Mind To Stop Watching HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Now
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First of all, let it be known that this discussion will include major spoilers. If you’re not caught up with Game of Thrones yet, do yourselves a favor and finish watching the entire first season before reading on!

OK—so this was supposed to be a little chat about last night’s season finale of Game of Thrones and what everyone thought. Instead, it’s come to my attention (many of you have most certainly noticed this as well) that there’s really not a whole lot to discuss. It seems like 99 percent of all people who have watched love every second of what they’re seeing. That, paired with the fact that many of you have read the books and know exactly where the story is going (spoilers about the show are fine here; book spoilers are a big no–no considering so many want to see it before reading), makes this feel like a finale that doesn’t need to be chatted about so much as it needs to be admired collectively.

Continue reading to see just what caught my attention, what we should be discussing, and why—as so eloquently stated in the headline above—you would be downright out of your freakin’ mind to stop watching Game of Thrones now.

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‘Lost’ Event Coming To A Theater Near You? Series Finale Has A Title
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Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof

An interesting new event has been discovered, and Lost fans will be excited to learn more about it. A movie theater in Michigan called Celebration Cinemas has posted information on something being called Behind the Scenes of Lost.

As it turns out, this is being put on by The New York Times’ TimesTalks, and will take place at TheTimesCenter in New York City on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:00PM. On this evening, Lost‘s two most recognized writers and producers, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, will be talking with the Times’ Lorne Manly and sharing their stories about the show, and how difficult it was to achieve their greatest challenge: a perfect series finale that leaves their army of fans satisfied.

Throughout the night, clips will be shows, including a one-minute sneak peak at the final episode that will air three days later. And at the end, a live Q&A will take place allowing fans in the audience and via text message to ask questions.

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Geek Discussion: What If Filmmaker Michael Moore Ran For President?
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Michael Moore

This post is simply for the purposes of fun hypothetical discussions.

Truth Out wrote a piece recently talking about why controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore should run for President of the United States. Now, I don’t know if this is some kind of random joke post, but it sounds like author is being pretty serious and he even makes multiple points as to not only why Moore should run, but how he could actually WIN. Yikes.

Obviously this is just crazy to think about. After Bowling for Columbine came out, Moore was the top dog in the world of documentaries, but it did not take long before he was attacking the world of politics with a vengeance. Some praised his strong stance and determination to get things changed in Washington, while others were turned off by his loud and aggressive tactics. And when many reports — such as this one — seemed to point out Moore’s apparent hypocritical words and actions as well as his sneaky methods of editing his films to create situations that didn’t actually take place, trust became a major issue.

Due to all of this chaos behind him, an actual bid for the presidency of the United States would very likely see him laughed out before most even knew campaigning had started.

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Geek Discussion: ‘Battlestar Galactica’: The Series Finale
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BSGHow much fun would the series finale of a show as good as Battlestar Galactica be without a little discussion? No fun at all, that’s how much. That would be my sign to share thoughts on the show and how they wrapped things up. This is also you the reader’s chance to praise or vent on what you loved and hated about the show.

If you have not yet seen any episodes of Battlestar Galactica, it is highly recommended that you not read any further! There will be pretty thorough coverage of this finale and the last thing we want is for things to be ruined for those who haven’t had the chance to enjoy this amazing show. I’m going to do my best not to explain every last detail, but important segments will obviously not be spoiler-free.

The biggest fear that fans of the show had was that Ronald D. Moore and David Eick wouldn’t be able to close out the show cleanly. So many things had happened; so many things were going on; so many fragile areas. One wrong move could possibly ruin everything and this was a very delicate situation to approach. One thing was for sure going into all of this: some people would love it and some would hate it, so it was all about trying to make it as complete and appealing as possible.

For myself personally, there were a few things I was really looking for them to do here.

One was to eventually find a place to rebuild humanity. Throughout the show’s existence, there was always a search for this mythical place called “Earth” — a search that didn’t turn out so well when it came down to it. But because of the importance of this search, I felt the show wouldn’t be complete without them finding somewhere to land; somewhere to call home. In the episodes leading up to the two-part finale, there was no “goal,” no place they were trying to get to, so my hopes of this happening were becoming dim.

Click over for more, and remember — SPOILERS AHEAD!

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