Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
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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.

Things We Like: “Vernon, Florida,” Confronting Bears, and Spock’s Ride
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Posted in Things We Like on 9 October 2010
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Sure, Errol Morris has insight into the human condition … but how is he with grizzlies? Interrotron THIS, Oscar-winner! Also: A Vulcan’s pimpmobile.

Why Aren’t You Watching “Fringe?”
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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.

Excerpts from H.P. Lovecraft’s Yelp Page
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 August 2010
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After awakening from a troubled sleep infected with visions of demonic abstractions pitched at odd angles against an impossible landscape of stark horror, my sweet tooth hit.

Why I Collect “Star Wars”
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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.

Ultimate Sci-Fi Smackdown: “Damnation Alley” vs. “The Day After Tomorrow”
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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!

Deep in the Novelization of “E.T.” is an Edgier E.T.
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Posted in Things We Like on 3 August 2010
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The novelization of “E.T.” sold more than one million copies and gave fans a glimpse of the story that almost was. Is the world ready for a darker “E.T.”?

Things We Like: “Lady Terminator” and Aardman’s Commercials
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Posted in Things We Like on 24 July 2010
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Straight outta Indonesia, it’s a sexy killing machine! Also: The makers of “Wallace and Gromit” pay the bills with style.

Dawn of the Smartphone Cyborgs
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Posted in One Million Watts on 22 July 2010
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My smartphone use is through the roof. It isn’t rude or unsafe, but I’ve come to depend on that handheld interface in ways that almost shame me when I say them out loud.

Geek Fire (with discussion questions)
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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.”