Here’s your time-waster for the morning. Dallas’ own Half Price Books is looking to garner some attention from the currently bracket-mad public by hosting a Tournament of Villains. Now through the end of the month they’re inviting you to vote on their website to determine the top bad guy of all time.
Hard to quibble with the No. 1 seeds: Darth Vader, Professor Moriarty, Lord Voldemort, and the Joker. And it’s a pretty good set of match-ups throughout the bracket.
But no Harry Lime (from The Third Man)? Â No Borg Collective (from Star Trek: The Next Generation)?
My favorite first-round matchup is Keyser Soze Â vs. Mr. Potter (of It’s a Wonderful Life). Be warned that the description of Keyser Soze on the Half Price bracket contains a MAJOR SPOILER for The Usual Suspects. Of course, if you haven’t seen that movie by now, I’m not sure what to do with you.