It’s probably a safe bet that most geeks grew up as fans of the Guinness World Records books. (If you want to know if you’re a true geek, reading reference books as if they were literature is usually a sign…) But the problem with the Guinness book is that, to maintain its long-established authority, it’s […]
Yikes! If Mr. Orwell could actually see this from where he is, he would roll in his grave for sure. [Via Reddit]
This superbly detailed (and a bit gross) dead tauntaun wedding cake was made for Star Wars artist Christopher J. Trevas’s wedding by Courtney Clark from Cake Nouveau. I can’t really say the cake looks delicious, even though I’m pretty sure it is. Additional pics after the jump
Ex-video game designer Karine Fortin, who incidentally is one of my next-door neighbors, is the voice behind Connekt. Since Karine is debuting her musical career and needs a bit of help, I decided to share her first video with you guys. Karine will surely be reading this, so if you want to leave a comment […]
My roomates and best friends have long been asking for me and my wife to join them in playing some board games with them. After reading a recent GAS post on 5 geeky games perfect for a game night, I was inspired to take up my friends offer to play a game of Carcassonne. This is […]
Hevisaurus is a Finnish metal band… for kids. In the following clip, they perform the song “Jee Hevisaurus”, which translates to… hmm… sorry folks, Google translate doesn’t really help in this case! [Via Neatorama]
Accompanied by Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin), BSG’s actor and director Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) gives an enlightening speech about the concept of “race” to a group of students at the United Nations. Enjoy! So say we all!
Being an 80s kid sure had its perks. I mean, we had it good. The heyday of consoles, some of the best geek movie franchises in history, and of course, some of the most amazing hand-drawn animation to ever hit the screen. But that’s not to say everything was good. In fact, if you were […]
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
In the field of athletics, there’s a few legendary records which stand the test of time, most notably Bob Beamon’s world record of long jump, which remained unbroken for 23 years. But in the field of video games, that’s outdone by the record of Scott Safran who has been the world record holder on Asteroids […]
During a presentation given at the University at Buffalo, a student asked renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson for his thoughts on U.S. federal cutbacks to NASA funding. while you may or may not be American, I think Tyson’s answer should be (as always) heard by everyone and gives new insights on what can happen if […]
Scrabble purists do not fear: the official rules are NOT changing. There has been much tutting among linguists since the BBC reported yesterday that license owners Mattel are to change the rules to allow proper nouns to be used for the first time. While that might produce the entertaining scenario where a player could actually […]