The Holy Trilogy

I’ll be giving a paper at SBL in November comparing sci-fi canons (with particular focus on Star Wars, given the new direction the franchise is taking) and Biblical canons. And so I was struck when a couple of items came to my attention today, all connected by the use of the phrase “The Holy Trilogy,” an [Read More...]

Nerds, Geeks, and Dorks

I have the distinct impression that the precise connotations of these terms varies from region to region. Which makes me a language dork, I gather. What are the connotations of “nerd,” “geek,” and “dork” in parts of the world that you are familiar with?   [Read more...]

Living in Nerd Paradise

Yesterday, I didn't even know that there was such a thing as the national “nerd rankings” which IO9 shared. Today, I know I live in nerd paradise. I suspect that Indiana is probably even nerdier than its current rankng indicates, what with WhoNA and GenCon.   [Read more...]

Jesus was NOT a Zombie

Jeremy Smith wants to make sure that, if you are a nerd who is inclined to be sacrilegious as the Halloween season draws near (or at Easter, for that matter), you at least do it accurately. And so he shared this: Now, in case you are wondering, I don't think that Jesus was a Lich. [Read More...]

Happy Geek Pride Day!

In addition to it being Towel Day, it is also Geek Pride Day. I’m not sure why we cannot simply combine the two, considering the substantial overlap. A year ago The Geek Muse drew my attention to the fact that May 25th is Geek Pride Day – according toWikipedia. At that time, I disputed that the [Read More...]


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