Thursday, July 19, 2007

More Nerd News in Brief

To say that I am chomping at the bit to read the new Potter book is an understatement. I am consumed. What will happen to Harry? To young Hermione? To poor Ron? To token dork Neville? We’ll all know in a couple of days.

I hear tales of spoilers available on the ol’ Intertubes, scanned pages and what-not, and I can’t help but wonder why?

Is the urge to ruin the ending for the rest of us – not to mention the urge to be sued within an inch of one's fuckin’ life – so overwhelming that this somehow presents itself as an option?

The world may never know.

  • Hail to the Queen: Somehow, despite the time-consuming and, no doubt, nerve-wracking task of appearing on MTV Canada, Nursehella has found the time to craft what may well be the most fantastic nerdcore track of 2007 thus far. Peep “Geekend Freakout” over at PureVolume.
  • Short notice: Nerd rocker Glenn Case and his band The Half Racks have stepped in (on very, very short notice) to play a show at The Comet in Spokane on Saturday, July 21st. If you’re in the greater Spokane area that evening and would like to have your socks rocked right off, I highly recommend attending.
  • I’m pretty sure he’s from earth: Alienbobz has a shit-ton of new vids up of everyone’s favorite foulmouthed malcontents, Futuristic Sex Robotz, from their June 30th opening gig for the venerable mc chris. Take a look and enjoy the rampant profanity!
  • Hopeless and Romantic: Church has a much publicized knack for finding weird shit. This, for example, is a veritable how-to guide for creating the perfect geek date using editing software and NES ROMs. I’m serious.
  • What the fuck is this?: Just… what… what the fuck? Jaylyn found this and posted a link in a thread over at Rhyme Torrents, but, truthfully, I thought she was joking. She’s not. It’s real. Undeniably real.
  • Slice-of-life: My main Australian homie Pink has taken up the challenge of producing a comic a day, but this ain’t no Family Circus. Nope, while Pinky is taking inspiration from the daily lives of his pals, he’s focusing on, shall we say, the more geeky and ridiculous happenings. This strip, for example, features an uncomfortable exchange, while this one is a delightful peek into the lives of yours truly and his noble brood.
  • Welcome back!: Church, Matt, and I have been trying to figure out why the hell we didn’t come up with this final bit. I mean, c’mon, it pretty much writes itself. Plus we’re all old enough to appreciate both pieces of source material. Since I’m in full-on Hogwarts mode, I thought this’d be a fitting vid to wrap up with.


ChurchHatesTucker said...

I came across those T-Shirts on Amazon a few months back. I, too, was confused. From what I can tell, it's an outfit (pardon the pun) that just comes up with designs for any possible contigency. There's not much rhyme or reason to it. Dog breeds, military branches, what have you. I think they just come across terms while surfing.

Z. said...

That's good to know. I was beginning to think there was a national nerdcore team and that I had somehow been overlooked during the selection process!

churchHatesTucker said...

The irony is, anyone who belonged on the team would be picked last...

pinky said...

Haha, man i totally didnt expect that post about me, there i was, just chillin along, and BAM, post about me, and Dex really was freeballin, for like 3/4 days too, he swears to me.

Gross :P

Z. said...

Well put, Church, you clever bastard! ;)

Hey, Pink, I couldn’t let you immortalize me in comic form without marking the occasion. And tell Dex it’s OK; we all have to go commando sometime.