If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Let's face it. 2010 is not a good year for us and for me. I keep on walking down the street to see each magazine putting the Kardashians on the front cover going on with their trash. I constantly hear a song where every pick-up line is disguised as a lyric with the singer's voice enhanced singing (I'm talking to you Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo and Chris Brown who I still won't trust after he became a girl-basher). I see people walking to movies that I think are bad for their health.
But here's the good thing about 2010. It's the year we're allowed to say the G word. Geek. And that's where geeks rule the world. (Twilight geeks does not count)
- In movies the best movies of the year are either about geeks, based on geek material or one that has a huge following and is talked about for years to come like Star Wars back in the 1970s
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is a geek who meets the girls of her dreams then he meets his seven evil exes which he must defeat to win her heart. Scott Pilgrim combines all geek material comic books, and video games. Bursting a douche's head had never so exciting.
Inception is where the world turn themselves into geeks and talk about how awesome this movie is and what confused them. Leonardo Dicaprio may not play a geek but he's obsessed with dreams making him a geek. Geeks are obsessed with one interest only so that's evidence. Science Fiction had never been geekier even since The Matrix or Lord Of The Rings came to town.
Kick Ass is about a geek who turns himself into a no power superhero where he get his guts beaten. Sure there's an 11 year old is killing and swearing. Sure Nicholas Cage rips off Adam West. And sure that this movie never got our attention after being called a box office bomb. But whatever it is Kick Ass is a total geekfest and it is literally a geek itself when the critics are acting as their bullies for all the 'sures' above
Easy A is about a geek (actually a hot geek played by Emma Stone) who fakes losing her virginity where boys would want to do her and where girls protest about her for becoming a total slut. Geeks want to rebel against the world of hypocrisy today. That's what Emma Stone is doing and she has no regrets.
The Social Network (probably the best movie of the year) is a movie about a geek who makes the biggest social gathering on the Web called Facebook. Jess Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg who is not only geek, but a genius, punk and billionaire. Zuckerberg has all the common traits of the geek. He rebels against the social world since he's socially inept, obsessed with computers and such. And he's the richest geek alive.
It's not just movies that count, it's also the music. Where our radio stations punk'd us with music that is unlistenable, the music that is the listenable is ones the geeks are listening to at the moment.
First of all, Vampire Weekend started off the year with their second album Contra a poppy, catchy, cheery record with a lot of African beats and songs about hipsters and geeks alike like Cousins or Holiday. Indie rock is the new rock where after Nirvana introduced alternative rock with Smell Like Teen Spirit, Vampire Weekend might introduce us about the angst of geeks everywhere about certain traits and other crazy stuff.
If you don't think so, try listening to Arcade Fire one of the biggest bands... literally. Well they're not that big but they have a huge fanbase and that The Surburbs, the band's latest record is both critically acclaimed and a commercial success to the mainstream. Arcade Fire may be this generation's Radiohead. The Suburbs may their OK Computer, where a lot of music geeks called it the greatest album of its time.
Look how big Arcade Fire had become.
Another band with a similar fanbase is a big band called Muse. You know every time I watch the Spill crew's movie reviews at the background where Korey and Cyrus are talking you will notice at the right of Cyrus Muse posters.
Muse had became the best bands there is in the new millenium. If you want to see a live gig from some random band, buy tickets for Muse because they are the greatest live band of the 21st Century. How is this associated with geeks and 2010. First off their all of their records (Showbiz, Origin Of Symmetry, Absolution, Black Holes And Revelations, The Resistance) is like Edgar Wright (the dude who made Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). He mashes up genres. If you imagine them composing the score of Scott Pilgrim or Inception you will have classical music meets alternative metal and progressive rock meets RnB. So this has been the geek's music because their lyrics involve science fiction and crazy fantasies.
Muse may become the Heir for Biggest Band In The World which is currently held by U2 (they still support them in their big tours). Their live performances should be a must see for any fan or any music lover there is.
So there you have it. Geeks rule 2010. If you want to avoid the travesty our society is almost facing, become a geek right now.