Muppets Invade Culinary World… Sort Of


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bed that is beckoning him from miles away to just give up and take that 17-hour nap...I've become more familiar with BuzzFeed over the last 6 months than I care to.  For those not indoctrinated, they make, among other things, lists.  Most of the time, the lists aren't that special, and seem arbitrary, depending on who creates them.However, yesterday, they did something right by teaming with Disney to premiere an exclusive " … [Read more...]

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” — How I Got My Joy Back


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the plastic nativity set in his closet...I am very upset right now.Just a few minutes ago, I found out that ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas already.  Last night, in fact.  Monday, December 2nd, they aired one of the most beloved and revered animated Christmas specials that has ever been produced.I'm upset because I missed it.  That animated special has wedged itself into a very specific place in my heart reserved only fo … [Read more...]

Merry Holidays!…No Really, Time to Get Over It


Thanksgiving was less than a week ago and I’m still digesting my mother-in-law’s stuffing, mashed potatoes, and heavy Oreo-laden desserts (and I mean that in a good way). Of course, in this country, we have nary a moment after swallowing the last bite of cheesecake before many of us rush out the door to compete in the annual American bullfight known as Black Friday. And why do we take part in this sacred tradition? Is it because that’s when we find the best deals? Possibly, though that’s debatab … [Read more...]

GGR Music Review: Five Iron Frenzy – “Engine of a Million Plots”


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bag of Apple Cinnamon Chex that doubles as his pathetic dessert...In 2003, Five Iron Frenzy put their clubs away for good.  After performing 2 farewell concerts on the days immediately following Thanksgiving that year, and recording the final show for a live CD (and subsequent documentary DVD that featured the performance as an extra), the band called it quits.  It was an emotional decision for everyone in the band, and the b … [Read more...]

“Family Guy” Kills Off Original Character


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the steam coming out of my ears because Jay Leno is on my television...#SpoilerAlert.Over the last few years, I've begun to understand what it's like to become attached to a great television character.  Every TV series that lasts for more than 3 seasons, or that has its own niche within a dedicated fanbase, has at least one character that people latch onto with wild abandon.  With the Seth McFarlane creation Family Guy, there ha … [Read more...]

They’re Not Dead Yet! Monty Python Announces New Live Stage Show


There is finally hope for those of us who always look on the bright side of life. Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python has just announced the group's first live stage show with all five surviving members since the famous 1980 Hollywood Bowl show. The show is scheduled to be performed at London's 02 Arena on July 1, 2014, no doubt a time of year when shrubberies are at their ripest and birds sport their most ample plumage.For a lifetime Python fan like myself, this news couldn't be more … [Read more...]

Joel Hodgson to host MST3K Turkey Day Marathon on November 28th


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the seemingly blank November calendar taped to his desk...When I was in high school, my friends Eric and Jamie introduced me to a little 2-hour program on Comedy Central called Mystery Science Theater 3000.  I hadn't fully embraced geek culture yet, so I was a little skeptical that a show 2 hours in length could capture my attention as a young man.  Oh, how ignorant I was.In college, I made some very good friends who also sh … [Read more...]

GGR Reviews Almost Human – “Pilot”


From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the electronic-sprinkled alternative music coming from his Spotify stream...When I first saw the trailer for the new Fox action/drama/comedy... SHOW... Almost Human, I was immediately intrigued.  My first thought was, "Looks like RoboCop meets Alien Nation."  Still, the premise may not be the most original, but I'm very excited about the two leads that are going to carry the series, Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Tr … [Read more...]

The Michael J. Fox Show – Newer Family, Stronger Ties

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From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the air conditioning, which is actually running in the apartment, even though it's below 40 degrees outside...There are two things that remind me of being younger.  One of them is my homemade chili cheese dip.  Layer one brick of cream cheese, softened, in the bottom of a deep dish round pan.  Spread a can of chili, preferably Chili Man, over the cream cheese, the cover with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, perhaps some green on … [Read more...]

No More Need To Be Kind…I Mean Rewind


If you ask my wife, she’ll tell you I’m a very nostalgic person. I only just recently threw out an old pair of ripped up boxers she’d given me a decade ago when we were dating that said “Too Hot to Handle” along the elastic band right above cute little pictures of chili peppers. Years later, on the day we moved out of our first house as a married couple - a rental property that lacked proper heating and turned into a sauna during the summer - I walked through the empty rooms and emotionally remin … [Read more...]