By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Richard Demming wrote a short story called “The Shape of Things That Came” back in 1950. The story, set in 1900, is about a writer who has traveled forward in time to 1950 and back again. He tries to publish a story about the future technologies he has [...]
Enjoy this brief glimpse into the world of competitive air guitar. Filmed by us last Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theatre in Austin, Texas, these guys are just the preliminary qualifiers for the international air guitar championship. Relive the only good part of the 1980s that’s still good today as the long hair flies. [...]
By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Expanding on its campaign against Internet content that is Illegal and Harmful, the Chinese government’s gatekeepers of the Web have now blocked YouTube. While many around the globe might agree that much of what you find on YouTube may be harmful to the brain, this move by China seems to focus [...]
Over 65 years of the iconic batman logo, in a little over two minutes.
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] There are two major literary awards in the science fiction and fantasy genre–the Nebulas, given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Hugos, voted on by the members of Worldcon (which will be held this August in Montreal). The Hugo nominees were announced yesterday, and [...]
Two of my favorite people to interview – ever- are Fritz Grobe and Stephen Yoltz of Eepybird.com, a performance troupe based in Maine. If you’re anything like 40 million other people in the world, you know these guys from “The Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments” – a recreation of the Bellagio Fountains using nothing but [...]
Geekdad has a list of the 10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse. Matt Blum is writing from the perspective of things he does that drive his wife crazy, and someone in the comments noted that this is “Yet another article talking about how guys have to change for women.” Oh, not so! First off, [...]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] One hot topic in the news the past few days: cellphones and dirty pictures. Police have investigated more than two dozen teens in at least six states this year for sending nude images of themselves in cellphone text messages, which can bring a charge of distributing child pornography. Authorities [...]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I really kind of dig this video. The Mentalists performing live playing only iPhone apps that simulate musical instruments: Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth, and DigiDrummer Lite. She plays the ocarina much better than I do.
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Do geeky marriage proposals end in geeky weddings? Maybe so, but at the very least, here’s one example of the latter. These two were married during a break in a robotics competition, right in the middle of the arena. I wonder if they brought in the judge, or if [...]
Well folks, Steve Wozniak was introduced on Dancing with the Stars last night, and to tell you frankly, I can’t really tell you how he did. I was far too busy watching his partner dance. Yes, I know, shame on me. I’ll let you watch his performance and be the judge for yourself. Enjoy the [...]
In the following video presentation, Mike Rowe, the host of “Dirty Jobs,” tells us some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today.