Geeky Friday: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

In honor of President’s Day, let’s talk some Abe Lincoln. Honest Abe has been sucked into the current zombie/vampire/mash-up craze. Based on the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith, who previously brought us the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, this real story of the 16th president comes to the big screen June 22.

As completely goofy as it sounds, the film’s trailer actually looks pretty badass (but that’s their job), and with the tag line Are you a patriot or a vampire? how could you not love it? See Abe the rail splitter lobbing the noggins off of antebellum bloodsuckers with his trusty axe and whipping that bad boy around like Bruce Lee flipping nunchucks! Funny as hell.

Have a look.

President Eisenhower and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

A story is surfacing in the mainstream press that apparently has been known to UFOlogists for years, namely that President Eisenhower met with space aliens in New Mexico in the late 1950s. The headline immediately reminded me of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which most people have tried to forget‚ hell, I know guys who pretend that movie doesn’t even exist! Those who have seen it will make the connection between the nifty fifties and little green men.

The story says that Ike met with Nordic-looking aliens at an Air Force base. Hey, maybe later they got their clubs and played a few holes and then had martinis. Nordic-looking aliens! Gimme a break, they were Swedish hookers, pal! But, hey, maybe this will result in somebody writing Eisenhower: General, President, Alien Hunter. Could happen.

Enjoy your three-day weekend. Me and my fellow LJ peons don’t have Monday off‚ yeah, we can’t believe it either.

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