This is old, but if you’re sick of the way “nerd culture” has been inflated into a Seriously Important Thing, Red Letter Media is Awesome. NSFW for some crude language. There’s a second episode: You might not get this if you don’t hang around on YouTube, but they’ve been making fun of the hysterical … More Nerd Culture Abused
I was done with you, you old dead grump. Yes, I liked the Hitchhiker series in my early adolescence. Early adolescence is the right time for silly stories finding the funny side of planetary extinction and philosophical fail. A send-up of the whole sci-fi genre was long overdue, and Douglass supplied them in witty style. The … More Geek Heresy Episode 2: Damn You, Douglas Adams.
Cracked has a good article (how many blog posts have started with those five words, I wonder?) about how awful nerds/geeks are as human beings. Read the whole thing, obviously, but in brief: We Feel Like We’re Owed Our Favorite Things … Forever We Secretly Hope Our Favorite Artists Aren’t Successful We Think We Have … More Getting Around the Nerd Behavior Paradigm
I’m old enough to remember when being a geek was a bad thing. I remember the days when kids who were into sci-fi, fantasy, and other forms of alternative literature hid that fact from others if they had any hope of fitting in. Hell, I remember when knowing how to work a computer was a … More Geek Heresy: A Consideration of Popular Fictional Universes That Bore the Living Hell out of me – Episode 1: Dr. Who Cares?