Monthly Archives: November 2012

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 226 (or a holiday “connection”… with swordplay and mustaches)


You come across a trailer for an obscure, humorously terrible action movie from twenty five years ago, called Miami Connection, which has been resurrected by Drafthouse Films.  Upon discovering that it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on December 11, after completing a very limited theatrical run, your inner child seems to take hold, making you declare that this film is the inaugural item on your holiday wish list.

Behold that trailer!

*Warning* Not appropriate for all audiences.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 225 (or “Riffs, picks, and guitar licks”)


As I have been working to complete my Master’s degree in preparation for a December graduation, I found myself trapped in a nexus of librarianship that is not unlike the anomaly of the same name from the film Star Trek: Generations, but filled with library projects rather than Christmas memories and horseback riding with Captains Kirk and Picard. However, I have escaped in time for Turkey Day, and bring you the following (with more to come over the next several days):

You discover this video of the “100 Best Rock and Roll Guitar Riffs”, and though you are entertained, you notice some of your favorite riffs are not included. You then find yourself asking, where is the version of this dedicated to Heavy Metal?

Thoughts?