Monthly Archives: December 2011

In an alternate universe: Event 11


In an alternate universe, Santa Claus does not exist.  Instead, presents are delivered to children all over the world by Guraknok the Christmas Golem, who lives in a shack in Antarctica most of the year.

Guraknok uses a magic ring forged in elvish blood to teleport himself into homes on Christmas Eve. He does bring presents, but in order to receive them, the head of each household must correctly answer a series of riddles and then defeat him in single combat.  Those who fail must relinquish all of their Christmas presents to him and provide him with all of the meat products in their home or be stricken from Christmas participation for the following year.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 103


Your method of dealing with rejection is to finish reading the Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman… and it actually makes you feel better about the situation.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 102


You’re idea of seeming like a “rugged provider type” to a woman you are trying to date isn’t to perform automobile repair, fix a sink, or open a jar of pickles for her. Instead, you offer the woman your expertise in finding the right home entertainment equipment that best meets her budget as well as her television-viewing sensibilties.