I keep seeing a lot of stuff on the internet about girls trying to get into geek culture and the nerds that hate them for it. I’ll be the first to admit that women scare the hell out of me. I love ’em, but I’m about as socially inept as a geeky guy can be when it comes to asking one out or even conducting just a simple conversation. However, I don’t think I’ve ever disliked the idea of girls sharing the stuff I love. The day I meet a girl who loves Robotech and Red Dwarf even half as much as I do, I’m pretty sure I’m going to get over myself and, y’know, talk to her. So, If you happen to act like any of these guys in this parody, well… life’s just going to suck until then end. Anyways, Check out this parody of a “Nerd Meeting” by SMBC Theater. I think their portrayal of geeks is pretty harsh (kind of in a not funny way), but then again, maybe there are some guys out there that feel this way. So, check it out… then go shower, because I think the real problem addressed in this video is the severe lack of hygiene among the brethren nerds. My god, always assume you smell bad and try and do something about it…
Created and Written by: James Ashby and Zach Weiner
Head Nerd: James Ashby
Scifi Nerd: Kyle Platz
Math Nerd: Zach Weiner
RPG: JP Nickel
Fantasy Nerd: Ayo Griffin
Tech Nerd: Alan Weischedel
Comics Nerd: Chris Allison
Videogame Nerd: Jon Brence
Anime Nerd: Marque Franklin Williams
Handsome Man: Kiel Kennedy
Hey El Moochadors. Alright… I’m gonna try doing this while chatting it up with some of the other members of the Moocast. We’re kind of going over tomorrow’s Moocast and swearing to each other that none of us will drink during it… yeah…. Anyhow, I spotted some really nifty stuff on my reader tonight that I wanted to share with you all tonight. Like this nifty illustration I spotted over on GeekTyrant.com by DeviantArt member Alex Amezcua. It’s kind of interesting that this illustration popped up. I’ve been strangely obsessed with Blade Runner lately. Mostly, I think, because I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, and with out a doubt Blade Runner will knock me out every time. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen the movie all the way through with out passing out at some point during it. Alright, now before your nerd rage takes over and you start carving my name into a bullet, I’m not saying Blade Runner is a bad movie. I actually really like it. It’s stylistically awesome, and it makes you think about what it is to be human… but it does knock my ass out… Anyways, the illustration above is super awesome, and I really wish I had a print of it. Alex has some other amazing stuff in his gallery that you should definitely check out, like his Elvira pin-up.
Wow… looks like I found some time to do a post. Feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to do anything with this site. Luckily Trog’s been stepping in and posting here. I guess that’s one of the benefits of having a twin—that and he’s a walking organ bank for me in case of an emergency. Not much to report as far as the site is concerned, except Trog is finishing up the latest Moocast right now and should have it posted later tonight. Anyhow, here’s some nifty stuff I found tonight that I thought I would share here.
Fifteen People You’ll see At Every Nerd Convention
Here’s a nifty infographic I keep seeing pop up on my reader (I think it’s from Dorkly.com). I thought of two more they could add to the list: 1) the 250+ pound sweaty nerd who’s never heard of deodorant, and 2) 250+ pound woman who thinks it’s a good idea to push a stroller with her crying illegitimate kids through a crowded convention floor room. Just saying…
Buenos Nachos El Moochadores! The last few days I’ve been slammed by a nasty case of “Con Crud”, but I’m getting better and just like Chudd and Buttery Wholesomness, I’ll be posting my own record of the Con and it’s geeky awesomeness in a day or two. However, until then, let me just say that one of the things I like most about Comic Con is the Line Buddy. A “Line Buddy” is that roll of the dice (you never know who your going to meet next) person who patiently waits in front of (or behind) you, as you wait to enter Hall H. While waiting, the Line Buddy is your perfect, short term, companion to geek out with you on the upcoming panel of what ever topic may have gotten you to wait two to three hours in an outdoor, sunny mid-July, line. They’re often far more enthusiastic, lore entrenched, and quote ready about the television, movie, comic book, or actors, than you’ll ever hope to be. It isn’t often one thinks to record an encounter with a line buddy, but recently Youtube user razpenguin posted his own brief encounter with a line buddy.
Just an after thought here: Frosty, if you are out there, you’re nine levels of awesome rolled up in Kung-Fu punch to the head. Don’t change buddy, but take what you got there, get drunk and keep storm’n the castle. I’m serious here when I say, if I had a tenth the dedication to anything in my life that you have for your game, I’d be a fucking NASA monkey riding a nuclear bronco to the moon right now. Good on you Frosty!
Here’s something that I watched earlier today, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot since. It’s called Zero Charisma. Filmmakers Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews put this together and are trying to raise $15,000 for pre-production costs. It looks funny, and it reminds me of a time when I played RPGs and hung out with other socially awkward nerds like what are portrayed in the film, but I read some stuff that kind of bugged me a little. Here’s the synopsis for the film:
I’m not sure what to say about this. I just got done with work, so my mind is a little scattered right now. I thought taking a moment to relax and go through my reader might help. I dunno… I might actually use some of these lines, like the MCP one. That is if I could ever get a date again. One of these days… Thanks to Megasteakman for putting this together and ToplessRobot for sharing it. I think it’s time for a drink.
What’s with all these hot chicks doing songs about geeks lately? I dunno… it just seems to me like there’s been a lot recently that have been expressing their love for geeks or geeky stuff in general (like the Doubleclicks, Team Unicorn, Amy Lee-Radigan, etc…). Another thing, if there’s all these good looking women out there that are into geeks, then why the hell can’t I find one? Okay, yeah I’m poor, I drive a shitty car, no self-esteem, not in the best shape, rarely shave, kind of directionless right now, and I smoke cigars… but other than that what the hell is my problem? Some day I’ll get this world figured out… Anyhow, here’s another very very attractive girl sharing her love of geeks in song. Her name is Madeline Mann. She pretty and has a nice voice, so why wouldn’t you watch this, right? Check out her YouTube Channel and Facebook page. I’m off to get a cigar in my shitty car.
Sorry, I’m not trying to pick a nerd fight. I just finished watching the last episode of Firefly tonight, and that’s the impression I walked away with. As far as space bounty hunters go, I thought Jubal was way cooler than Boba Fett ever was. This is coming from a die-hard Star Wars fan (of the original trilogy at least), though I’ll have to admit I never really saw the appeal of the Fett. I know, he had the helmet… but that’s about it. He was still accidentally knocked into the open maw of a sand beast by a blind man. Seemed like it took a lot more work to get rid of Jubal. Fett was pretty cool in ESB though, I’ll give him that. He just died in a really dumb way.
So, now that I’ve watched the series I can understand why fans seemed so disappointed that it was canceled. I don’t really consider my self a “Brown Coat” now, but I did like all the characters, and the stories were entertaining enough. There definitely should have been more. Not much we can do about it now though. I guess I’ll have to watch Serenity again. I saw that several years ago, but I don’t remember much about it. I think I may have fallen asleep during it. I was working a graveyard shift at a shitty factory job back then, and would constantly fall asleep during movies. So I’m not saying anything against the movie. For all I know it’s a great movie… that I can’t remember. Anyhow, since I’m all hopped up on Firefly I wouldn’t mind hearing what others thought of it. Let me know what you think.
Hey kids, how’s your morning going? Great! As for me, I couldn’t get much sleep last night, so I’m feeling a little out of it this morning. I’m also feeling a touch of anxiety. In less than 45 minutes I’m going to try and reserve a hotel room for Comic-Con through their website. I know I’m only a 30 minute drive from San Diego, but my brother and myself got a room last year, and we had a great time down there, so I’m hoping to do the same this year. Depends on if their servers are working or not. I was fortunate enough to get our four day passes while at the con last year, so I didn’t have to deal with all the registration problems others went through. Hopefully it won’t be the same for hotel rooms.
Anyhow, I came across this neat little animated music video on Neatorama.com, about a girl’s love for a D&D nerd (or is it an AD&D nerd?). It’s pretty nice to listen to. It’s mellow. I’m feeling a little more relaxed sitting here listening to it. Almost enough to put my head down on the keyboard and take a nap. Probably not a good idea.
The song is by The Doubleclicks, two sisters, Angela and Aubrey, from Portland — Sister huh? Maybe Trog and myself should put on something decent and take a drive up north? Wait, I feel too lazy to walk down to the store for a muffin… so that’s not likely to happen. Check out their website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. I’m sure they would appreciate it. The animation is by Brad Jonas, and you can see more of his great work on his site (I really like this guy’s drawing style).
Well, looks like I got a little time before hotel registration begins. I think I might boil some eggs in a pot and lay down for a second. Wake me when it’s time, and enjoy the video.
Hey El Moochadors. Looks like I’m having a decent weekend so far (despite all the rain). Last night my brother and I enjoyed a couple of cigars down in Del Mar, and later that evening I was able to impart some of my wisdom upon a young mind—I was at the video store where some strange kid started talking to me, and asked me to recommend a good movie. So I pointed him towards Virtuosity. Can’t go wrong with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in a classic sci-fi thriller, right? Well, he said it looked too old and instead went with Shooter. Too old? It only came out in 1995! God I hate kids… Today I’ve been working on a vector icon set I’m hoping to upload to my iStock account, but I was able to make it out to the comic book shop and grabbed some issues of Dead Pool, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Force that I want to read later tonight. So, yup, it’s been a decent weekend.
Anyhow, I guess I should get to what I wanted to post about. I came across an awesome video, from Action Figure Therapy, earlier today on Facebook, and thought it was pretty neat. I found there was more than just the one I saw posted, so I put up a few of them below. They’re about some old GI Joe action figures working out their problems with a therapist, and they’re created by Dan Bialek. Along with the YouTube channel, there’s also a Facebook page for you to check out. Take a look, visit their pages and let Dan and his crew know they’re doing a great job. I’m going to go read some comics…
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