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Celebrate St Patrick's Day With Our Favourite Green Geeky Things

Top o' the morning to you. Deck the house with cardboard shamrock's, grab a pint of Guinness and paint your face green because it's St. Patrick's Day. To celebrate the occasion we're jumping on that bandwagon by putting together a list of some of our favourite green geeky things.

The Hulk
The comic equivalent of Doctor Jeckyl and Mister Hyde, the Hulk is the ultimate green behemoth. Who didn't love the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno series from the late 70s/early 80s? And 2015 will see the Hulk back on the big screen as part of the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Fun fact - The Hulk was originally gray! I guess Marvel jumped on the St. Patrick's day bandwagon too.

Kermit The Frog
Kermit is 60 years old this year! Tell me he's not looking good for his age.
As a tadpole in the swamp he had 3,265 brothers and sisters, Secret Santa must've been a nightmare! Maybe that's where he got the inspiration for "It's not easy being green". Kermit was the first of his kind to leave the swamp and pursue a career in entertainment, we're certainly glad he did.

Green Arrow
Oliver Queen, DC's finest archer first appeared in comics in 1941 and in cartoons in 1973, but it wasn't until Smallville that we saw Green Arrow in live action. That incarnation was played by Justin Hartley, he has been followed by Stephen Amell on the brilliant CW show, Arrow, which we can't get enough of.

The Silurian detective, and loyal friend to the Doctor, lives at 13 Paternoster Row with Jenny Flint, her maid and eventual wife, in Victorian London. Alongside Jenny and the Sontaran nurse Strax, Vastra investigates unusual activities. When she's not eating Jack The Ripper that is!

The Jolly Green Giant
Ho Ho Ho Green Giant.
Martin Bashir mistook him for The Hulk, fortunately Michael Jackson was on hand to put him straight. Trust me, if you only watch one video clip today make it this one, it's brilliant...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Here you go, 4 great green geeky things in one team.
It's over 30 years since the Turtles first appeared in what was supposed to be a one-shot comic.
Last Summer Michael Bay resurrected them on the big screen, the less said about that the better! I've still not recovered from the lack of Vanilla Ice rap throwdown in the movie! Go ninja, go ninja, go!!!

Green Gartside
Going off at a tangent a bit, I can almost guarantee you that never before has the man behind Scritti Politti been featured in a list between the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Kryptonite (hey - Kryptonite's coming up next!).

Green Gartside is Scritti Politti, and he has made some amazing music over the last 35+ years. He's a musical geek who wrote a song about French philosopher Jacques Derrida, prayed like Aretha Franklin, covered a lessor known Beatles track with Shabba 'Shabba' Ranks, and comes equipped with the voice of an eternal choirboy!

Kryptonite, Superman's Achilles heel, is a green radioactive element from Supe's home planet of Krypton. Man, there is tons of this stuff around! Some bad guy or another always seems to have a suitcase full of the stuff. But the scene where Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor places it on a chain around Christopher Reeve's neck and drops him in a swimming pool will never be beaten.

The Grinch
I know it's St. Patrick's Day and not Christmas but I love the Grinch. One of many masterpieces written by Dr Seuss that is a must see viewing every Christmas, in either the 1966 cartoon or the Jim Carrey movie from 2000.

The Green Godzilla-type Monster From The Chewits Advert
When I started compiling this list I had Godzilla on it, then I remembered 'The Muncher' and bumped the original big green lizard to make way for this bit of retro awesomeness. Man, I miss adverts like this...

Spock's Blood
Spock's blood is green. In the episode Journey to Babel you get to see it being filtered through some tubes. For some reason at the 7 just the thought of it gave me nightmares for weeks!

Because it's freaking Yoda!

From the moment he rummaged around in Luke's backpack, to the crazy-arse backflipping LightSaber combat mode of the Prequels, there has been no other 66cm tall Jedi that can compare.

Because it's freaking Yoda!!!

The Leprechaun From The Lucky Charms Box
Well, it is St. Patrick's Day!

Notable mentions to Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, Fire from the Justice League, The Mask, The Riddler, Shrek, Oscar The Grouch, the Wicked Witch of the West, Godzilla (who got bumped), Quatro - the green fizzy drink from the 80s and the Green Goblin.

What are your favourite green geeky things?

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