Musical Geekery, Funny Geekery and Um… Some Geekery

I don't have enough of these videos to make a "13 things" out of them, but I think they are marvelous. Certainly a good way to brighten your day!  … [Read more...]

On Being Internet Famous: A Tip From Half Of Your Audience

I just unsubscribed from a popular tech feed on all platforms: Twitter, Facebook, G+ and Youtube. The person behind the brand produces quality content and I have enjoyed his videos, to the point that I endure his excessive self-promotion. It's seriously a never ending cascade of Look at me! Subscribe! Watch my videos!People gotta make a living, and if I appreciate your work I will submit to this neediness in order to be updated on your latest work. I prefer people who manage to self-promote … [Read more...]

The Limited Acceptability of the Female Geek

Robin Thorsen, who plays Clara on The Guild, would likely have to buy "geek shirts" in men's sizes, because geek women are expected to look a certain way, ane then we wonder how we've created a culture full of superficial posers.

Yesterday geek icon Felicia Day shared an article by Tara Tiger Brown on Forbes. She wanted feedback on the article and I felt compelled to comment. Not a "me too!" but an actual thoughtful comment.The point I was trying to make is that style is replacing substance in geekdom, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the expectations of geek girls. Felicia Day's projects sell merch through Jinx which, like many sites that cater to geeks, have only a limited range of women's sizes. An XL … [Read more...]

What Really Happened to Dolores Umbridge (and Why It Matters)

The Friendly Atheist has already pointed out religious people are geeks. This must mean Pagans are uber-geeks, because we can seamlessly slide from theology into Monty Python and back again. Which is why when my friend Anita posted a simple question about Harry Potter we delved deeply into religion, gender issues and all things Harry Potter. Like we do.Here's her question, paraphrased: in the Order of the Phoenix Dolores Umbridge is carried off into the woods by centaurs after she insults … [Read more...]


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