Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
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This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

Why Aren’t You Watching “Fringe?”
Posted in One Million Watts on 21 September 2010
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What I especially like about “Fringe,” beyond its general brilliance, is that the female characters have agency — their own strength and intelligence.

Why I Collect “Star Wars”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 August 2010
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When we moved to Sri Lanka, I was six years old and already the biggest “Star Wars” fan on my block. But something happened there that made me a lifelong collector.

Geek Fire (with discussion questions)
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 July 2010
Stats: 9,542 views and 5 Comments

“Everyone starts out as a Nerd, usually in junior high, and either progresses through Dorkdom in high school towards Geekdom or alas remains trapped as a Nerd well into adulthood.”

How to Form Your Own Super Team
Posted in One Million Watts on 7 July 2010
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The group walk towards the camera in slow motion, their long coats billowing behind them. Oh yeah, baby, it’s good to be on the Super Team.

In Defense of Sequels, Remakes, Reboots and “Re-imaginings”
Posted in One Million Watts on 6 July 2010
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The multiplexes are almost entirely filled with movies based on previous movies and television shows. The horrible “A-Team” remake notwithstanding, that may not be an entirely bad thing.

Things We Like: “The Diabolical Dr. Z,” “Street Boners” and “The IT Crowd”
Posted in Things We Like on 3 July 2010
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Discover Jess Franco’s most accessible film, a book of hipster fashion blunders, and the only sitcom approved by the Elders of the Internet.

Awesome Alien Abduction Facts!
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 19 March 2010
Stats: 20,332 views and 6 Comments

Aliens often abduct people who are incredibly intoxicated. They give them tagging tattoos on their lower backs so they can track their movements. They’re released with a fresh Ed Hardy outfit.

What the Internet Taught Me
Posted in One Million Watts on 17 March 2010
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Whenever you say “Webby,” I think only of DuckTales. The phrase “I’m Internet famous!” has no legal significance. And I never, ever tire of being Rickrolled. The song’s just so darned catchy.

If I Had a Time Machine…
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 March 2010
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There’s just too much money to be made plundering the past for the technology not to be invented and deployed to shopping malls across America, where it can take up space between the water-massage tables and the abandoned oxygen bar.