Tag: "geek"

Top 10 Ways Glasses (Might) Help You Survive a Zombie Outbreak

Top 10 Ways Glasses (Might) Help You Survive a Zombie Outbreak

I once had a naive childlike notion that the probability of a zombie outbreak was miniscule, even impossible. As time goes by (and scientists continue to develop super viruses just because they can), the likelihood of this potential global disaster seems more and more possible; unlikely perhaps, but still possible. Literature and film have taught […]

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T-Shirt Displays at a Sci-Fi Convention

T-Shirt Displays at a Sci-Fi Convention

This topic strays from the mission of the website slightly, hopefully not too far. It does in fact deal with two things nerds like, namely t-shirts and sci-fi conventions. This post could also serve as intricate study into the analysis paralysis I routinely fall into. To those of you just wandering across the web, I […]

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The Future of Intelligent Technology

The Future of Intelligent Technology

Technology keeps getting better and better, not simply at a steady rate, but exponentially. With any exponential increase, there are really only two possibilities: it will either level off, or explode. That explosion could result in the destruction of everything we know, for worse, or (depending on your point of view) for better. Futurists such […]

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Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

In the dangerous world of super-crime, the super-hero trend has been to avoid the use of protective gear altogether and simply strip down to the bare minimum.

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Become a Nerd with Geeky Glasses

Become a Nerd with Geeky Glasses

There is nothing more fashionable that an over-sized pair of geeky glasses.  Who would have thought that being a nerd would be cool?  Well the time has finally come. The geeky prescription glasses craze is hitting the world by storm.  Some people are even purchasing non-prescription glasses simply for vanity, to cash in on the geeky look. […]

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Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

Daniel X: Extremely Good or Extremely Unfaithful?

James Patterson’s The Dangerous Days of Daniel X is possibly going to transition to the silver screen. One of most incredible things about the situation involves the speed at which the novel was optioned. Daniel X was released in July 2008, but New Regency Productions had already obtained the rights to make a movie in […]

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The Geek’s Guide To Girls: How Nerds Can Get Girls

The Geek’s Guide To Girls: How Nerds Can Get Girls

Author: Joseph Matthews Okay, so you’re a geek. You’ve finally taken enough time off from your Star Trek marathon and your World Of Warcraft guild doesn’t have any major sieges planned for the moment, so you find yourself with a bit of free time. Now… is it going to be alone time? You decide you […]

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Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Top 5 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Do-Overs

Unlike in golf, do-overs of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy works generally suck. Not always, no, but it can be hard to improve on perfection. Just ask Johnny Depp about that creepy Willy Wonka re-make, or anyone that’ll acknowledge the Planet of the Apes do-over. So here’s our list of the ones that work 5) […]

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Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

  Kjerstin Gruys is attempting to avoid her own image for a year, including mirrors and reflective surfaces. She explained that, after successfully shopping for her wedding dress, she”was getting really, really sick of staring at myself in the mirror. In those moments I felt like the worst version of myself–insecure, indecisive, vain.” She will […]

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You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You get kidded all the time: Your friends tease you. Your family ridicules you, and you still think they’re all just jealous. Your state of denial is so encompassing, that you were awarded its own zip code, but still you resist admitting it, for its intensely personal. But how do you know you’re not just […]

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Gluttony is Not a Sport

Gluttony is Not a Sport

The ability of one man to scarf down 62 hot dogs in ten minutes is somehow front-page news according to Yahoo. As a paragon of geek culture, I simply can’t fathom why this dubious achievement is worthy of news, let alone the front page. Not only is this dangerous and wasteful, it’s disgusting. To make […]

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Nerdly Videos: Dancing Edition

Nerdly Videos: Dancing Edition

In my wanderings around the ‘net, I have amassed quite a favorites folder. Most of it is work related, some links are to blogs I frequent, but, on the very bottom of the list, I have compiled a sub-folder that exists purely for the laughs. Here are my top four picks for nerdalicious, awesomely bad […]

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The Gump Tees Story

The Gump Tees Story

From childhood, I was entranced by all things geeky. While other kids were out playing tag and riding bikes, I was in the basement setting up my first underground lair. My lab centered around my interests and was quickly cluttered with comic books, chemistry sets, empty Mountain Dew cans, and gutted computer towers. My friends […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Summer Glau

If you call yourself a geek, you instantly recognize Summer Glau. With leads in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and The Cage, Summer has attracted more starring roles in her 29 years than many actresses twice her age. Not one to slouch, she has also taken smaller roles in other nerd-centric entertainment such as […]

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Why so Blue? You had a good year.

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Zoe Saldana

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you recognize Zoe Saldana immediately. Best known for her roles as Uhura on Star Trek and Neytiri in Avatar, both roles that she has agreed to reprise, Zoe is both a classic beauty and an actress unafraid to stretch in a role whether […]

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BRAINS...oh and some rutabagas too

Nerds in Suburbia: Home Furnishings

While the stereotypical geek lives in his Mom’s basement, surrounded by tech next to a mini-fridge stocked with Mountain Dew, some have created their own little havens in the suburbs. You never know, we could be your neighbor! Here are some of the most awesome home furnishings a nerd could ever want to pimp their […]

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You have to play your cards right to get the hotties

How Not to Meet Women: The Nerd’s Mating Call

While there are certain geek-centric segues one can use to attract females, these cringe-worthy gems are sure to earn you a slap to the face, a bewildered expression, or a cutting comeback. Here is a non-comprehensive list of pickup lines to avoid if you like having your pride, and teeth, intact. Thinly-veiled references are never a […]

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Pac Man Oven Mitt

The Geekly Gourmet: Cookie Edition

Searching for some nerd-o-rific nibbling ideas for your next all-night sci-fi marathon? Look no further. Here are some amazing, simple cookie ideas for the next Black Ops tournament or coding session. With Valentine’s Day looming next month, it’s also a good idea to order now and perfect your technique if you plan to make some […]

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