Sunday, July 31, 2011

Geek of the Week: Bill Amend (Geektastic 2.0)

Bill Amend is the hilarious cartoonist behind the long-running comic FoxTrot.  He started drawing cartoons at the age of nine, and drew cartoons for his high school and college newspapers.  Amend attended Amherst College and graduated with a degree in physics. 

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

It Came From Netflix: Snow White: A Tale of Terror (Geektastic 2.0)

Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
Directed by Michael Cohn

Monica Keena
Sigourney Weaver
Sam Neil
Gil Bellows

Friederick (Neil) and Lilliana Hoffman are traveling home for the birth of their first child when their carriage is attacked by ferocious wolves.  Lilliana is mortally wounded in the resulting crash and begs her husband to deliver the child so that it might live.  This is how their daughter, Lilli is born.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Tab Unplugged (Geektastic 2.0)

As you read this, I’m in Marble, CO hanging out with my extended family.  I’m also nowhere near my computer.

For a pop culture junkie, unplugging is a big deal.  I spend much of my day watching TV and movies, as well as using the Internet for entertainment and as a research tool.  Most of my communications are done via email or Facebook.  I’m sad to say I can’t remember the last time I went a whole day without watching at least some TV or spending time on my computer.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Misfit Planet (Geektastic 2.0)

I have a tendency to root for the underdog.  That’s probably why I always liked Pluto. As the final planet discovered, it never really fit in with the other guys. It’s significantly smaller than the other planets, it has an odd elliptical orbit, and its innermost moon, Charon, is larger than any other planet’s moon in relative size to its host.

As it turns out, all of things that make Pluto quirky and unique also contributed to its demotion from a full-fledged planet to a lowly “dwarf planet”. I never understood why Pluto was booted out of planetary status, and honestly, I never looked into it – probably because I was secretly hoping that scientists would come to their senses and reinstate the little (non) planet that could.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I Heart: The Exploding With Cuteness Edition (Geektastic 2.0)

Nerd monkey!
This is about the cutest thing ever.
One of my favorite websites, Entertainment Earth, is taking pre-orders for Funko’s newest plushes, Itchy & Scratchy.  (They are part of the Simpsons line scheduled to be sold in November.)
Even I want to play with these Mad Scientist Blocks, and I’m an adult! (Or so I’m told.)
Trekkies will love these awesome Star Trek Potato Heads

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Geek of the Week: Gary A. Weston (Geektastic 2.0)

This week, I profiled a local artist who makes amazing sci-fi art sculptures out of household objects.  If you are a classic sci-fi fan, you should definitely check this out!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Tragic Demise of Borders and My Kind of Nostalgia (Geektastic 2.0)

Read my take on Borders closing their last 400 stores.

Nickelodeon brings back classic '90s television!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Heart: The Neckbite Edition (Geektastic 2.0)

In honor of my friend J.D.'s birthday, a list of vampire-related goodies here!

Monday, July 18, 2011

One Haircut . . . Forever! (Geektastic 2.0)

Go here for awww-inducing pictures from my childhood.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Geek of the Week: Brian May (Geektastic 2.0)

Queen is one of my favorite bands, and while I love Freddie Mercury, my absolute favorite member of the band is Brian May, arguably one of the best guitarists in the history of rock and roll (listen to the guitar solos on “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You” if you don’t believe me).  All of the guys in Queen are brilliant, but May is something really special.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Devil in Pigtails (Geektastic 2.0)

Christine Penmark’s life suddenly changes from sweet to sour when one of her daughter’s classmates accidentally drowns at a school picnic.  Her daughter, Rhoda, is unmoved by the tragedy and many people, including Christine, begin to suspect that Rhoda may have had something to do with the boy’s death.  Christine must face her past to discover her daughter’s true nature.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Penguin (Geektastic 2.0)

When it comes to Linux, I am a newbie.  We got a computer relatively late in the game, and I was raised on Windows.  Like a lot of people, Windows (and by association, Microsoft) is ingrained in my brain.  That made switching over to a new operating system (OS) very difficult.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Heart: The Things That Look Like Other Things Edition (Geektastic 2.0)

♥ This “Twilight Zone”/Star Wars mashup: ♥ J Salvador’s “Super Emo” artwork – the illustrator takes well-known pop culture icons and transforms them into adorable Emo kids. ♥ For the extremely precise chef, ThinkGeek’s new OCD cutting board...
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Why I Can't Quit the Oxford Comma (Geektastic 2.0)

It’s safe to say that I’m a Type A personality.  I like neatness and order.  I’m not a big fan of surprises.  I like to know what’s coming.  That’s probably why I felt so blindsided by the reported demise of the Oxford comma.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Torrid Love Affair With Dr Pepper (Geektastic 2.0)

Dr Pepper and I go way back.  It’s the subject of my longest standing obsession. Ask my friends and family to name five things about me, and my Dr Pepper habit will almost surely be one of them.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birthday Redux (Geektastic 2.0)

This year was my “Golden Birthday”.  I didn’t even realize it until someone wished me a happy one and I had to look it up.  For those who, like me, don’t know, your Golden Birthday is the year you turn the same age as your birthday date.  (ie.  I turned 28 on June 28th.)  It’s also referred to as the “Lucky Birthday”, and it definitely was for me.  Actually, because of all my generous loved ones, it was more like a birth week-and-a-half.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I Heart: The Brains & Gears Edition (Geektastic 2.0)

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Top Five: Twilight Zone (Geektastic 2.0)

Welcome to the special Fourth of July edition of Top Five.  I sense you may be bored of the traditional Independence Day rituals.  Maybe you realize that stuffing your face with charred hamburgers and setting off colorful explosions can never satisfy you the way watching Sci-Fi Channel's "Twilight Zone" Marathon can.  (Because nothing says "liberty and justice for all" like 48 straight hours of one of the best shows in the history of television.)  If that's the case, I'm here to help.  I have a list of some must-see episodes . . . and those it's okay to skip out on to snag yet another beer-infused bratwurst.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Geek of The Week (Geektastic 2.0)

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Top Five Shows (Geektastic 2.0)

Summer TV often evokes images of endless reruns and sub-par programming.  This summer actually looks promising for viewers, with several exciting new shows and some returning favorites.  Here is my Top Five list of shows I'll be watching this summer:

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Friday, July 1, 2011

First Post (Geektastic 2.0)

Welcome to Geektastic 2.0!  Other than the move, there are a few minor changes being implemented, mostly dealing with the blog’s schedule.  You can read more information here.  Also, we’re still in transition visually – this time next month, we’ll have a brand new (and permanent!) look.

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