Monthly Archives: December 2009

Non-Geek of the Week

 I have to stop everything and give a shout-out to my little brother Wade.  He joined the Marines this past summer and is currently kicking ass and taking names in everything they’re teaching him.   He also just got engaged.   And his fiancee is ridiculously hot.   So congratulations on all your success, Wade.  Kudos […]

By |December 19th, 2009|MyBlog|0 Comments|

Dangerous Wands

 I don’t even know how to introduce this video. It’s so packed with awesome, I don’t even care that it’s going to break the front page untill the next article goes up. I would like to give credit to Fluffy Bunny for bringing it to my attention, and apologize for not having it up sooner […]

By |December 19th, 2009|MyBlog|0 Comments|

Gifts for non-geeks

 I am not native to fandom.  Other than the science fiction/ fantasy I devoured, my exposure to geekery when growing up was limited to my dad having Star Trek TNG on in the background while he puttered around the house.  This is, as it happens, my parents’ preferred method of TV viewing: something to […]

By |December 18th, 2009|MyBlog|1 Comment|

The Best/Strangest Breakfast Cereal Advert Ever

 I haven’t a clue who Miles Melman is (and my Google-fu is weak, for I only turned up other references to the video below) but I think I’m in love. Besides being one of the longer Raisin Bran Crunch commercials ever, this is just bizarre enough to be indelible.    Warning: Once you’ve seen it, you […]

By |December 17th, 2009|MyBlog|3 Comments|

Top 5 Gifts for Horror/Zombie Geeks

  As an avid zombie and horror geek, here are my top 5 picks for gifts for those lovers of the undead in your life.   1. Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Doll   With the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie comes new memorabilia. I personally LOVE this doll because I love dolls. And even though it’s only […]

By |December 17th, 2009|MyBlog|5 Comments|

Arrr! A Merry Pirate Christmas!

 You know, sometimes at this time of year, I get to feeling that something is missing.  Gifts, parties, increased charitable donations, kitschy stuff on TV, lights (open flame and electric), shrubberies of various sizes, people reading from scriptures that are meaningful to them and their faith communities.  Food. Lots and lots of food.  But […]

By |December 16th, 2009|MyBlog|3 Comments|

Uncommon Gifts for the Mad Scientist Who Has Everything

 I truly live in a mad scientist house.  We’ve got not only tons of technology, but also all kinds of random chemical equipment and experiments sitting around in various rooms.  Once you’ve lived here long enough, you just come to accept that there will be strange smells wafting about, dances with blowtorches, and the use of medieval weaponry for the killing of snakes found in the back yard.  And as a mad scientist couple, we’re generous to one another.  It’s great to get fun little things “just because,” but it does make things difficult as far as holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries are concerned.  There are only so many times you can fall back on ThinkGeek.com.  Here are a few smaller things your mad scientist friends probably don’t have…and would probably find fun:  […]

By |December 16th, 2009|MyBlog|2 Comments|

It has Absolute Jack to do with Christmas, But…

 Check out this Taco John’s ad staring Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey (also, note how utterly blissful the speedy dog looks):  

By |December 15th, 2009|MyBlog|0 Comments|

Gifts for Whedonites

 What did fans do before the Internet?  Actually, don’t answer that–I’m old enough (juuuust barely) to have been getting into fandom during the age of paper, and I remember joining the MST3K fanclub by mail.But hot damn, does the Internet ever beat the shit out of fanzines.  Oh, sure, I bet you could find […]

By |December 15th, 2009|MyBlog|3 Comments|

The Carol of the Bells – Muppet Style

  As a seasonal follow-up to the near-ubiquitous Muppetification of Bohemian Rhapsody, I offer the following:    Go forth and share the Muppet love!

By |December 14th, 2009|MyBlog|3 Comments|