Tag Archives: nerds

Dreaming of Seuss Juice

I wanted to say a bit about the manufactured controversy over Dr. Seuss, which is obviously being totally misrepresented by conservatives. It’s the Seuss estate that decided to stop publishing six particular books, so it isn’t some kind of government … Continue reading

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Any Sport in a Storm

Does it give me some kind of nerd credit that I watched Star Trek IV instead of the Superbowl? Actually, I’m not sure nerd credit is something I really want, since it’s become obvious in recent years just how petty … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Geeky

This post on Tumblr about geekiness and gender roles has some good points, although I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I sometimes get confused by geeky people who marginalize others, with my reasoning being that they’ve generally … Continue reading

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Super Misogyny Bros.

I’d been curious about Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series of videos for a while, but I didn’t get around to watching them until recently, after a few stories about the reactions to them showed up online. … Continue reading

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Pixie Hollow

Pixies, Indie Cindy – I know it’s atypical, but I tend to like Frank Black/Black Francis solo more than the Pixies. That’s not to say that I don’t like the Pixies, though. I was just listening to Bossanova recently, and … Continue reading

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Start Digging Some Nerd Holes

I came across this page that discusses how The Simpsons, at least in its earlier glory days, was such a successful mix of comedy everyone could appreciate and references that only nerds would get. One sentence that particularly stood out … Continue reading

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Global Warming (It’s Hot!)

Wow, there’s an entire blog devoted to comics based on misunderstanding of global warming. Cartoonists, you DO know that global warming can actually result in MORE snow, right? Besides, it’s not LOCAL warming, so the fact that it’s colder than … Continue reading

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