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.

Ultimate Sci-Fi Smackdown: “Damnation Alley” vs. “The Day After Tomorrow”
Posted in One Million Watts on 12 August 2010
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Mainstream science fiction movies duel for supremacy! Matte paintings will be shattered! Previously distinguished acting careers will be lightly besmirched!

Five Tips for Visiting Comic-Con, from Someone Who Has Never Been
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 July 2010
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I have been to my share of nerd conventions. There are entire subcultures of nerds that aren’t into the stereotypical sci-fi/fantasy mishmash, and I have confronted them all and survived.

Geek Fire (with discussion questions)
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 July 2010
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“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.

My Facebook Diet
Posted in One Million Watts on 14 June 2010
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This isn’t a Facebook revolt. It’s a diet. I’m only cutting back, because I’m concerned about what the now-ubiquitous social media portal might be doing to my brain.

The Scrabble Variations
Posted in One Million Watts on 10 May 2010
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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.

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.

We Nerds Are Spoiled
Posted in One Million Watts on 18 November 2009
Stats: 18,112 views and 5 Comments

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.