Posts Tagged ‘nerdery’

The Mysterious Case of Thane Krios

I’ve held off on making the inevitable Mass Effect 3 post because I wanted to have a chance to let the game sink in. I’m now ready to complain like a good little gamer. My first playthrough I didn’t import a character. I wanted to see how the game held up as an individual unit, […]

What a Wonderful Smell

So something that always bothered me about Star Wars: A New Hope is the fact that nobody seems to change their clothes very often. I know, I know, Lucas was going for iconic appearances and the costumes from Episode IV are no doubt the most memorable. Luke’s karate uniform, Leia’s nightgown, Han’s Henley undershirt with […]

Earl Grey, Hot

I’m not going to be able to sleep until I think this through. Why did Captain Picard always say “Earl Grey, Hot”? He never said “Earl Grey, Extra Hot” or “Earl Grey, Lukewarm”. So why does he have to say “Earl Grey, Hot?” He always orders exactly the same tea at exactly the same temperature. […]

Nit Picking Nerd

Yes, that’s me. I saw Sherlock Holmes tonight and it was incredibly entertaining, well written, well directed, and well acted. The bromantic chemistry between Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr. felt genuine, and the Asberger’s-type take on Holmes’ genius and quirks really worked. The chick was useless except for the purposes of setting up a […]

Comic-Con and OSCON

There are two ginormous conventions taking place this week; Comic-Con and OSCON. This provides a handy opportunity to illustrate the difference between geeks and nerds, which is usually a somewhat difficult distinction for most people. I could go on, but you get the idea. This has been your friendly neighborhood robot with a public service […]