Nerd Porn: G4’s Now Esquire And Hobbiton IRL

Nerd Porn: G4’s Now Esquire And Hobbiton IRL

There’s a lot to get through, so let’s just jump right in: G4’s no more, We’ve got a Hobbit pub in real life, and there’s a new trailer for The Lone Ranger. Put on your spectacles, we’re going to study some Pornithology. It’s Nerd Porn time.

G4 Is Becoming Esquire

Esquire Magazine has been around for quite some time. I would bet that it’s older than all of you, unless you were born before World War II. After canceling their flagship shows — Attack Of The Show and X-Play — G4 is now completely rebranding their show to the Esquire Channel. 

The Esquire Channel “would center on topics like cooking, travel, fashion and more.”

I miss TechTV.

 

Hobbit Pub In Real Life

So, there’s this thing:

So, out in New Zealand, where they shot a bunch of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, the world of Hobbits and Dwarfs is very much beloved. So one pub has re-created the aesthetic of the pub in the films.

It’s located in the tourist town of Hobbiton, where they’re expecting 100,000 people over the next year (last decade? 300,000). The Green Dragon, the pub in question, is now open for business, which means a lot of people are going to be making “they come in pints?” jokes.

 

New The Lone Ranger Trailer

There’s another trailer for The Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp still has a frickin’ bird on his head.

 

Question: Why did Johnny Depp put a damn bird on his head?