Among the wit and wisdom of Homer Simpson is the dismissive comment that “You can prove anything with facts.” But now it appears that for once, Homer was wrong. A paper from academics at the University of Michigan and Georgia State University argues that not only can facts sometimes fail to correct misconceptions, but in […]
Well folks, it looks like yesterday was National French Fries Day. How could we miss such a thing? So to celebrate the event, even if we’re a bit late, here’s a french fries decision tree. Now the next time you feel the urge to eat fries, get the chart out, and it’ll help you pick […]
Since being released in 1977, Star Wars has remained one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. It has spawned three prequels, two sequels, TV and Internet-based fan films, books, and countless toys. Despite the vast amount of information available online about the famous franchise, there still might be some things about Star […]
While some have suggested that the typewriter should be extinct, these antique pieces of technology still have amazing potential. Take for example this 2008 performance of Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter,” an orchestral piece that centers around the key clacking and bell ringing sounds of antiquity. Of course, when this was written originally in 1950, it […]
So, being the loyal readers that all of you are, you’ve seen our awesome Geek Alphabet, right? But what about the Gamer’s Alphabet? Made by Artist/Project Manager/Penny Arcade user ElJeffe as a book for his daughter Madilyn, the Gamer’s Alphabet illustrates each of the letters of the alphabet and pairs them with something related to […]
Me and my wife have had a love-hate relationship with the intro to Firefly. While we both felt that it kinda grows on you over time, we both felt that it didn’t do the series justice. So that’s why this version grabbed my interest so much… What do you think? How does it compare to […]
The recently released Jedi Junkies documentary is a tour through Star Wars fandom, from the sexy to the slightly scary. But unlike some other documentaries I’ve seen that touch on serious fans, this one doesn’t seem to have the mocking undertones. Even interspersed with interviews with a psychologist talking about the nature of obsession, it’s […]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Be you British or American (or anything else for that matter), odds are good that you’re a fan of Bond. James Bond’s global appeal as an international man of mystery spans decades of film history. Recent news out of Bond producer MGM, though, will definitely put a cramp in […]
In the following 10-minute video, bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
The following video features excerpts from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. Narrated by Carl Sagan himself, the clip is truly a wonder to listen to. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
As a writer, I’m aware that just one or two words really can transform a sentence. Take this proposition: The Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia is auctioning off 100 helmets this Saturday with an average starting price of $1,500. Pretty bland, huh? Now let’s try it again with two extra words: The Freeman’s Auction House […]