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As Comic-Con Approaches, A Suggestion for Nerd Ladies

Haley Cuoco, of notoriety as the girl on that TV show who hangs out with all the geeky guys but secretly pities them and their backwards ways, offers a Nerd PSA that readers attending Comic Con in the coming days should take to heart.  Look, I’m all for clever, geeky cosplay.  Just be safe doing so. Also, […]

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I Notice You’re a Nerd

"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."
John Green
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8-Bit Youth

8-Bit Youth

Click the image above for the full painting. We got our first Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) when my brother and I were in the second grade.  Kyle won it in a raffle at our elementary school’s fall festival.  Life was never the same.  Our uncle had bought a system about a year or so before, […]

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Your Math Cartoon of the Day

Your Math Cartoon of the Day

Click the image above for the set-up, and then head on over to Dorkly for the punchline. Seems like the inevitable evolution of a more simple, gentle time when math-based video games weren’t so violent. On that note… Dear PBS: Please bring back 3-2-1 Contact. Update: I was corrected by tweep (Twitter friend) @bfwriter that […]

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(Jocks / Nerds) = ESPN

All things considered, I’m pretty thankful that the UK/WKU game is being broadcasted on Insight Cable via extended ESPN. There’s two great things about this: 1) Not having to follow the game via the web stats or radio 2) Lots of novel ESPN commercials like the one above.

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The Ole Miss Ackbars

If your school is known as the Ole Miss Rebels, what better humanoid crustacean to lead the Rebel Alliance than Admiral Ackbar? No…this is not a trap. ESPN has put together the above feature about a campaign earlier this year to adopt the Star Wars character as the official mascot of Ole Miss.  What’s so charming about the whole […]

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Contact Your Legislators to Save the Only Federal Funding for Gifted Education

It’s disheartening that the Obama administration seeks to cut the measly $7.5 million in federal funding allocated to gifted and talented students.  The Center for Gifted Studies currently operate Project GEMS based on Javits funding, so the issue is very near and dear to my heart. From Education Week‘s On Special Education blog: For years, […]

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