Recent Dorkiness

Countdown to Halloween, Day Seven: Turkish Song of the Damned

October 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sometimes, I just don’t have it in me to connect the picture and the song too very closely. So while I very much hope you enjoy this picture of real human skulls found in some French catacombs… …it really does little else but set the proper mood for tonight’s Irish song of ghostly Turkish revenge from across the rotting sea… [...]

Countdown to Halloween, Day Six: RATS!

October 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

Rats are intelligent creatures that make great pets. Doesn’t stop them from being creepy as all hell, though. In this way, they’re much like Crispin Glover… …the great Dwight Frye… …and funnybook villain Vermin: But they also make for some rockin’ cello action! (A historical note: the situation described in tonight’s Halloween song actually happened. Whether it was by Papal decree, or just a decision of the local clergy, is apparently an open [...]

Countdown to Halloween!

October 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

There’s a chill in the evening air. Everything’s dying. And the nerd wranglers are out sincerin’ up the punkin patch. Which can only mean one thing: every dork’s favorite holiday has shambled onto the horizon once more, and we must begin preparations for its unholy arrival. That’s right, kids: Halloween’s a’comin’! And with it, a special Dork Forty Halloween mix tape. Of sorts. Every day in October, we’ll be posting a Halloweenie song for [...]

Nazi Ant Circuses, and the Funnybooks That Love Them

September 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

Alright. After a relatively fallow month, I think it’s finally time to get back to some serious nerd farming. I’ll have new installments of Star Wars Machete Order and Wrestling With Tolkien coming up soon, but first a warm-up with the last couple weeks’ worth of comics… FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!! Hawkeye #2, by Matt Fraction and David Aja Make no mistake: this is one cool-ass funnybook. From cover art that actually has some design sense behind it… …to a [...]