Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 27


Whenever you hear Time Is On My Side by The Rolling Stones, you think of the Denzel Washington movie, Fallen.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 26


During a power outage, you decide to listen to an album by Giant Squid on your iPod because you find the experience surreal and entertaining.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 25


You are reading Schild’s Ladder, a science fiction novel by Greg Egan. Not only are you enthralled by this book, having never read his work before, but you are now anxious to read everything he has ever written.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 24


The following Tweet makes you laugh: “I spilled quinoa out of my chinoise and sopped it up with a chamois. Say wha’???” — This Tweet was written by actor/ badass, @TheStevenWeber.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 23


Upon volunteering to be an observer in a group assignment for a graduate school course, you find it funny to keep thinking about showing up dressed like an Observer from Fringe.

Ron Burgundy calls gambling help line


Behold some “afternoon delight”…

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 22


The words “Criterion Collection” make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 21


Each time you finish reading a novel, you feel something akin to empty nest syndrome.

“Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)” a cappella tribute medley – Corey Vidal and Moosebutter”


I find this to be a more entertaining Star Wars experience than watching those dreadful prequels.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 20


Having to postpone returning to a Renaissance Faire makes you sad…

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 19


While seeing Your Highness in the movie theater, you get really excited when you notice that the actor Charles Dance plays the king (not to mention the fact that you recognize Charles Dance in the first place).

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 18


You haven’t watched Adventures in Babysitting in at least a decade, but still found yourself whistling the tune that is creepily whistled in the clip above.

“Hesher” arrives on May 13


Everyone, meet Hesher

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 17


Not only are you excited about this Sunday’s premiere of the Game of Thrones television series on HBO because you’ve read at least the first book in the George R. R. Martin series on which it is based, but you also happily watch anything in which Peter Dinklage is cast.

A little smidge o’ Patton Oswalt


This man may be most recognized by the general public as an actor from The King of Queens, United States of Tara, and as the voice of Remy the Rat in Ratatouille. However, he is perhaps one of the greatest and most honest stand-up comedians working today. Here is an example of his aforementioned comedic greatness.

WARNING! This video may not be appropriate for all audiences.

“Star Trek” not going boldly where they’ve gone several times before…


Studio executives emphatically reject ideas for a new Star Trek television series (even from Wiliam T. Riker, himself) in favor of focusing on the current films.

Full story.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 16


While at a Renaissance Faire, you point out the hypocracy of allowing weaponry on the premises, but not outside food or drink.

“World of Warcraft” & Chinese economy, or WoW: WTF?


Apparently, selling virtual goods and services in World of Warcraft is more profitable in China than the actual economy.

Full story.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 15


You and someone you’ve dated had a conversation not unlike the following:

YOU: They’re showing Office Space right now.

YOUR DATE: I didn’t really like that movie, or the TV show version.

YOU: What are you talking about?

YOUR DATE: You know… The Office on NBC.

YOU: Those are two separate things. Office Space was created by Mike Judge in the late 1990s. The Office, on the other hand, was based on a British television series of the same name by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

YOUR DATE: They’re both about people in offices. It’s all the same thing.

YOU: *sigh*

A “Bill McNeil” tribute


A prime example of why NewsRadio was one of the funniest shows of the 1990s…