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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Usually when nature calls, I’ll answer it briefly, then switch over to civilization. This time, it’s different. I’ll be off the grid for roughly 4 days, no computer, no WiFi, no cell, no electricity. Let’s party like it’s 1799!

In all seriousness, the people with whom I will be camping are pretty awesome. While I’m at this event, I’m going to be participating in a roundtable discussion on the “Fake Geek Girl” phenomenon with two amazing women. I’ve just lost a debate with one of these lovely ladies on which is the campier movie, Conan The Barbarian or Beastmaster 2: Through The Portal Of Time. The debate began four years ago.

Yeeaaah, serves me right. Anywho, check out her blog. Loads of geekiness for all, it is!

Until next week, civilization! 

Because We Need The Motherfucking Inspiration!

Perhaps my title is a tad on the militant side, but we in the Secular/Skeptic/Humanist/Atheist community[ies] have not been getting a lot of positive news lately. Like I said in an earlier post, just because you don’t like being called on out your assholish behavior doesn’t mean that you don’t need to be called out on it.

That being said, I’m not going to [presently] dwell on the asshats within the community who still suffer from Special Snowflake syndrome. Just because haters are going to hate doesn’t mean that we’re going to placate. 

So, rock on, Next Gen! Keep producing that awesomesauce! 

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The biggest detriment to being an adult nerd is the requisite of picking and choosing the avenues down which your nerdom can traverse. Let’s face it: we’re [mostly] insanely busy adults and we only have 24 hours per the Earth’s rotation, so prioritization is a necessity. Between daytime job, participating in science-based awesomeness, running a writing group, and occasionally diving into sinkholes, a lady has to sadly let some things fall by the wayside. That being said, you can imagine my numerous rounds of self-immolation when I discovered that I missed the Trek Con in Chicago last weekend. Read More »