By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Welcome to a special Thursday edition of Geeky Pics! To make up for the lateness, this set of pics is extra large, and extra Stormtrooper-y. These guys might look the same on the outside, but it turns out that some of them have some interesting quirks. Daddy Trooper
As most geeks, I love t-shirts, especially geeky-looking ones. There are a lot of great online t-shirt shops on the world wide web, but going through them all to find what you really want can be a hassle. Enter Teenormous, an awesome t-shirt search engine that not only searches all the coolest tee sites on […]
Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery — for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. In the following video presentation, sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks us through a gorgeous (and often hilarious) slide deck of his work and found images.
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since the last national swearing-in ceremony, America has become a much more net-centric country. Obama’s inauguration was not only watched by a large portion of the US, but by millions (perhaps billions?) in countries all over the world. For this reason, the people on the scene wielding the tech were […]
By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] Mark Winkler decided, in infinite wisdom, to spend six months building a full-scale trebuchet. In the next installment of Geeks Are Sexy’s series on crazy inventions and crazy inventors, we introduce Mark’s brainchild, “Mongo, the Trebuchet.” Mongo often launches watermelons, but the 25Gs of force put on the melon […]
I’m sure most of you are aware that Terry Pratchett, the legendary author of the Discworld series, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. To help his fight, Sir Pratchett is wearing an experimental helmet that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. Check it out: Designed by Doctor Gordon Dougal, the helmet blasts […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you live in the US, and maybe even if you don’t, you may have noticed that President-Elect (or perhaps President, depending on when you’re reading this) Obama seems to be everywhere. And no, I’m not referring to his pre-inauguration speech tour. I mean the Obama t-shirts, the Obama […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Remember The Electric Company? It was part of the Children’s Television Workshop on PBS through most of the seventies, and it used skits and songs to help kids with their reading skills. It also featured a pre-film-star Morgan Freeman and the Franklin Gothic font. This might jog your memory: […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Deidre Dare is an international finance lawyer at one of London’s top law firms, Allen & Overy, the same firm where Prince Harry’s girlfriend recently had an internship. She works in their Moscow office and makes about a hundred and fifty thousand pounds a year (that’s about $220,000). She […]
In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, cartoonist Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts says that reading is on the rise in the U.S. This is apparently the first rise after a quarter-century of decline. The literary reading rates among adults in the U.S. dropped gradually from 56% in 1982 to 46% in […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Don’t worry, this isn’t some archival service that will tell you what some user said two years ago. Historical Tweets is a blog that displays one historically important (and ficticious) tweet every day! According to the site: “Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words. Now, with Historical Tweets, history’s most […]