Category Archive: geekdom

May 05 2013

And That, Kids, Is Why Superman Changes in Phone Booths

superman doctor who

My amazing coblogger Karen found this bit of yum. The geek in me swooned with delight. Bwah-ha-ha! So true, so true. While we’re on the subject of Superman and The Doctor, you should really go check out The Metapicture’s wonderful “Superman in Britain.” You’re welcome.

Apr 25 2013

Nonsense Handily Diagrammed in a Variety of Languages

Shamelessly filched from the Reason Stick.

This is one of those things that every skeptic should have handy at all times. Happily, there are t-shirts (use the drop-down for a variety of styles, including women’s. Yay different styles and colors!). Anyway, here’s the diagram:    Visit the link, and you’ll find one in Croatian, one in Italian, one in Spanish, and …

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Oct 20 2011

Skepticism 101: What’s the Harm? Plus, Resources

Skepticism 101 panel

So what’s the harm? What’s the harm, if people believe silly stuff? I have an answer to that: What’s the Harm. Go there, and you’ll see what the harm is. Even the most harmless woo can be quite harmful.

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Oct 19 2011

Skepticism 101: How May Skepticism Be of Service? Plus Pictures!


Pictures or it didn’t happen, right? At last we have photographic evidence of the awesomeness that was the Skepticism 101 panel at GeekGirlCon, courtesy of the woman who brought Nerf guns to work and, in general, ensures I do not stab myself in the heart with my pen at work. A round of applause for …

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Oct 10 2011

So Sorry to Disappoint

My first foray into the realm of public humiliation was a great big flop on the humiliation front, but happily completely successful in the not-dribbling-on-myself front. I should begin by saying I love the concept of GeekGirlCon. I love a sea of women with a few islands of men getting together to celebrate all things …

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Jun 24 2009

Our Vulcan President

Ladies and gentlemen, the evidence that Barak Obama is, in fact, a Vulcan, despite his penchant for flashing beaming grins. Exhibit A, which is evident in his every speech and appearance, and thus needs no link: his preternatural calm. Exhibit B: His ability to flash a Vulcan salute. And Exhibit C: His response to inane …

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Mar 07 2009

Look, You Snide Son of a Bitch…

…I’m sorry if the only comics your mommy let you read were Richie Rich and Archie, but before you go hating on comic book fans, you might want to get to know a few. You know, like your fucking president. What a dumbfuck: The New Yorker‘s Anthony Lane, in his review of “Watchmen,” casually dismisses …

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Nov 30 2008

Comic Book Secrets Revealed! Terrible News!

OMG, they’re killing Batman! However will I cope? Apparently, in the comic books, Batman is… …dead. Bruce Wayne — who by night is Batman — gets murdered by a man claiming to be the father he thought was dead. In a highly controversial new comic book storyline, Bruce, who first appeared in 1939, is killed …

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Oct 26 2008

Yet Another Reason to Vote for Obama

Aside from his policy, leadership qualities, intelligence, caring, and other excellent things too numerous to list, he actually used Batman to hammer McCain in a political speech: “It’s like Robin getting mad at Batman,” he says of McCain’s recent efforts to distance himself from Bush. McCain as Bush’s sidekick. Masterful. I adore this man. On …

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May 27 2008

I’m Such a Geek

I just pre-ordered Batman and Philosophy: Dark Knight of the Soul. I own Lord of the Rings and Philosophy. One entire wall of my room is filled with Sandman stuff. Yep. I’m a geek. Just so’s you know. Share your geeky goodness with me. Bonus points to whoever knows where this Parthian shot comes from: …

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