Archive for the ‘ geeky ’ Category

Invasion of the Nerds

12th August 2011 | 0 Comments

And so begins my weekend at Chicago Comic Con. I haven’t been back in several years, so it should be interesting, to say the least. I’ll be resurrecting my typical battle plan: Day One – scour the booths for 50% off graphic novels and novelty items, armed with a prioritized list; Day Two – check […]

Mini McBain Movie

11th August 2011 | 0 Comments

Some enterprising soul discovered that if you take the snippets of McBain that’s appeared on the Simpsons over the years, you get an actual mini-McBain movie. Wish I had that kind of time on my hands. McBain: The Full Movie – watch more funny videos (via PBH2)

No Spoilers

21st April 2011 | 0 Comments

There are about a hundred different things I could dive into about the first two hours of Doctor Who: Series 6. I could easily spend thousands of words on analyzing clues and subtext, attempting to untangle plotlines and deducing the direction this season will take. But I won’t. As a wise (but maybe not quite […]

Even Daleks can’t escape steampunk

20th April 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing what a little ingenuity can rig up with junk, empty shampoo bottles, paint and glue. But without any hover ability, this lovely Steampunk Dalek can still be thwarted by a simple set of stairs. (via BoingBoing)

There’s a sneak preview of the first 2 hours of Doctor Who Series 6 tonight in Chicago…

20th April 2011 | 0 Comments

…and guess who got lucky enough to get on the RSVP list?!? This is turning into an annual tradition – last year the husbeast and I got to see the first two hours of Series 5 at a special screening at C2E2. Getting to see events like these on the big screen is great, but […]

WANT: ABCs for raising future geek/nerds

16th April 2011 | 0 Comments

  It’s never to early to bring out the geek in children and as several close friends have been or are moving to the realm of parenthood, I’m always on the lookout for the perfect gift to start their kid on the road to sci-fi geekdom and cafeteria wedgies. One should always start with the […]

Today’s moment in nerd: Are they mages or warlocks?

15th April 2011 | 0 Comments

If you think that’s nerdy, go here and check out the comment thread. It’s worth it for the discussion as to whether Gandalf and Saruman are mages or warlocks alone. (via i Can Has Cheezburger)

The Zodiac: New and improved with more geek

13th April 2011 | 0 Comments

Introducing the Geek Zodiac, a spoof on Chinese zodiac, which is assigns “birth signs” by year. According to the Chinese zodiac, since the Chinese calendar turns over in February and I was born at the end of January, I’m on the cusp between being a Horse and a Snake. Great, so I’m either a flibberty-gibbet, […]

The Antikythera Mechanism. In Lego form.

7th April 2011 | 0 Comments

Chalk this up as another reason why Legos are the coolest toy anyone can ever have: You can build a working replica of an ancient Greek computing device, The Antikythera Mechanism. The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego from Small Mammal on Vimeo. The actual device is a 2000-year-old calculation machine that was recovered in 1901 from […]

Stetsons are cool

4th April 2011 | 1 Comment

Less than 3 weeks until the premiere of Doctor Who Series 6 and I can’t wait! I’ll always love David Tennant’s suit-wearing, faux-hawked, hipsterish Tenth Doctor, but Matt Smith’s gobsmacked, gangly, bow-tie-wearing Eleventh Doctor has lodged himself firmly in my geeky affections. Smith most definitely deserves to be among his illustrious TARDIS dwelling forebearers and […]