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FINALLY: The Difference between Nerd, Dork, and Geek Explained by a Venn Diagram

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

To all of you nerds and geeks who–like me–have been unfairly and inaccurately labeled “dorks,” only to then exhaustively explain the differences among the three to a more-than-skeptical offender, I say: You’re welcome. This nerd/dork/geek/dweeb Venn diagram should save you a lot of time and frustration in the future. To those of you who have […]

Cry for Help: Nerd Recites All Original Star Trek Episode Titles from Memory

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Yep. This guy set a world record for naming all 79 episodes of the original Star Trek TV series in broadcast order* in 1 minute, 38.9 seconds. Which, coincidentally, is the world record for the amount of time it has taken one man to guarantee a lifetime of cold, penis-atrophying celibacy.** Via SciFi Wire, who […]

The Top Five Most Ridiculous Legal Disputes Involving Lucasfilm

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

When I mention “George Lucas” and “ridiculous” in the same sentence, your thoughts likely turn to The Phantom Menace, Jar Jar Binks, or a warehouse chock-full of of plaid shirts. But Lucasfilm’s antics also extend to the legal realm. Inspired by last week’s news of a lawsuit brought against Star Wars prop designer Andrew Ainsworth […]

WonderCon 2008: The Three Best Things Brendan Fraser Said While on Cold Medication

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Brendan Fraser appeared at at a Q&A at WonderCon on Friday to shill for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D and to wow the audience with his bizarre behavior and loose grip on basic mathematical concepts. No explanation was offered for his bug-eyed antics and often laborious, meandering tangents, but many chalked up […]

The Top Five Best Science Fiction Apocalypses

Friday, February 8th, 2008

In honor of last week’s fantastic final issue of the now-classic Y The Last Man. No, this list doesn’t include the global-warming-inspired ‘apocalypse by ice age’ (a la The Day After Tomorrow), because I’m already giving writer/direct Roland Emmerich credit for Independence Day, and any credit is practically too much credit for that dude. 5) […]

Price of Comic Books Marks End of US Superiority Over Canada

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Don’t let anyone tell you that reading comic books won’t enrich your life. When I was a wee lad, comic books provided 1) my first exposure to foreign currency and the concept of exchange rates, and 2) on a related note, my first haughty sense of superiority over our neighbor to the north, Canada. Around […]

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