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Attack of the Underwear Models (or Not Just Another Pretty Face)

I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, so when a new genre show comes on, I’ll always check it out. This comes partly from how there were very few sci-fi shows when I was growing up (at least not

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Greetings and Salutations (and Other Insincere Forms of Expression)

Dear Reader, To begin with, can we stop using the word Dear. Dear means beloved, precious, priceless, or rare. I don’t have that kind of relationship with my phone company, nor do I want one. We can still be friends,

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Posted in Whine Tasting, Word Nerd

Thank You, That Was Terrible (or A Celebration Of Mediocrity In Culture)

So, sometimes I like to look at or listen to things that aren’t that good. Let me explain. A lot of the mainstream releases that come to us are the product of a large team of professionals with many years

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Dictionary.com Takes A Huge Dump On Nerd Culture (or Let’s Get Hashtag Epic Fail Trending)

WARNING: This post is tl;dr and contains much snarkiness and nerdiness. I have used both the dictionary.com website and the app for a while now, mostly when I want a quick second opinion about a definition, and I am not

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Let Me Be The First To Say Humbug (or Nine Ways To Cook Reindeer)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) I am hiding from Christmas. So far I’ve managed not to hear any Christmas music this year, but mostly because I haven’t left the house. I used to work in retail, so I’ve gotten a lifetime dose

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Posted in I'm Just Saying, Things I know less about than I think, Whine Tasting

No Autographs Please (or Sign on the Bottom Line)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) It has long been a staple of fandom: that scrawl of ink across a piece of paper that announces to the world that you met, er… what’s his name. You know, he was in that thing with

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Geeks, Nerds And The Men Who Love Them (or Dealing With Nerd Shaming)

Every once in a while, within any given community, someone will do something incredibly stupid. And we will laugh at them and call them names. It makes us feel better, at least for a little while, until the next idiot

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Halloween Is Not Happy For Everyone (or Just Hand Over The Candy)

[Today features a guest post by Thomas Cat. Take it away Tom.] First off, I’d like to thank Sean for letting me hijack the blog for a day. Normally, I mind my own business, unless it involves fish-flavoured food or a

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Do You Mind? (or Listen To The Words That Are Coming Out Of My Mouth)

Modern Etiquette for the Socially Challenged Part Three How many times in your life have you had this conversation?  Do you mind if I sit here? Yes. Yes, I can; or yes, you mind? I have to know; why is

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Too Much of a Good Thing (or Internet Dreams and Social Media Nightnares)

I live in a state of dread. I’m distracted and I can’t get any work done. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night with chills. Other times, I can’t get to sleep at all. What has got

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Posted in I'm Just Saying, Smile for the camera, Things I know less about than I think
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