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Geek Fire (with discussion questions)
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 July 2010
Stats: 6,011 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
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Posted in One Million Watts on 7 July 2010
Stats: 1,968 views and 2 Comments

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”
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Posted in One Million Watts on 6 July 2010
Stats: 2,149 views and 2 Comments

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”
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Posted in Things We Like on 3 July 2010
Stats: 2,524 views and 1 Comment

Discover Jess Franco’s most accessible film, a book of hipster fashion blunders, and the only sitcom approved by the Elders of the Internet.

Five Things Men Discuss Openly When Women Aren’t Around
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 June 2010
Stats: 17,699 views and 7 Comments

Do you dare to enter the world of men talking about masculine things in deep voices? If so, you better give up the password. Hint: it’s sports-related.

Keep Earth Strange: Discover “Planetary”
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Posted in One Million Watts on 1 June 2010
Stats: 1,838 views and 2 Comments

Warren Ellis’s “Planetary” is so good that I sincerely hope that it’s never made into a film. Zack Snyder can just turn around and go home.

Send “Tucker & Dale” to Yale!
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 25 May 2010
Stats: 2,575 views and No Comments

As the college kids swim naked in a lake near the cabin, the mountain men descend on the party and gruesome deaths ensue. But let’s hear the other side of the story, shall we?

Chivalry in the Time of Zombies
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Posted in One Million Watts on 18 May 2010
Stats: 19,941 views and 3 Comments

If someone wants to hold the door for me, fine, I’ll let them. Until the Zombie Apocalypse starts.

Comics Recommended by a Guy Who Knows Nothing About Them
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Posted in One Million Watts on 11 May 2010
Stats: 2,251 views and No Comments

The things I don’t know about comic books could fill several very large graphic novels. I’m gonna tell you to read some anyway.

The Scrabble Variations
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Posted in One Million Watts on 10 May 2010
Stats: 10,010 views and No Comments

Scrabble leaves a lot to the luck of the draw. You can have the biggest and best vocabulary in the world, but it won’t do you any good if you’re stuck with XPQDWLS.