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Awesome Apple iPad Facts!
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 February 2010
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The idea for the iPad came to Steve Jobs in a dream that featured Ricardo Montalban in a Jamba Juice uniform riding a unicycle while juggling Bea Arthur’s dentures.

“The Book of Predictions” Predicts…
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Posted in One Million Watts on 29 December 2009
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In 1981, authors and psychics Irving Wallace, David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace delivered a 500-page slab of well-intentioned crackpot ramblings. Join us now in the 20th Century as they tell you what to expect of the second decade of the 21st.

Things We Like: Hospital Food, Cold Frankie and a Well-Read Rat
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Posted in Things We Like on 19 December 2009
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Celebrate this amorous season by reading Joyce to vermin and by watching Frankie and Annette not getting any. And nosh on a bucket of ears, tongues and fingers while you do so.

We Nerds Are Spoiled
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Posted in One Million Watts on 18 November 2009
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One fanzine from the 1920’s caught my attention. Its headline read, “Let Us Band Together and Write Hollywood to Influence them to Increase the Number of Science Fantasy Motion Pictures.” Such was the station of your average nerd — until now.

I Commanded the Starship Enterprise … for Sixty Seconds
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 October 2009
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I was the captain of Enterprise-D, the least sporty of the Enterprise models to roll off the Federation line. I sat in its captain’s chair for a full minute, which I believe is a longer stay than poor Riker ever had.

In Praise of Homestar Runner
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Posted in Things We Like on 28 September 2009
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The best animated series for adults and older children currently in production isn’t on television at all. The Flash-animated comedy site HomestarRunner.com consistently delivers the goods.

Serious as a Hefty Bag Full of Rottweilers: Meet “The Middleman”
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Posted in Things We Like on 28 August 2009
Stats: 6,724 views and 1 Comment

If you have any love in your heart for James Kirk, Emma Peel or Maxwell Smart, you could hardly do better than to buy the DVD of the smartest, most geek-tacular genre comedy of the past decade.

The Geekiest Spots in Seattle
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Posted in Seattle on 18 August 2009
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Let’s face it: There are a lot of geeks living in Seattle. It’s really not that surprising when you think about it. We have Microsoft in our backyard, as well as more video game developers, comics publishers and record labels than you can shake a slide rule at.