Monday, August 06, 2007

Nerd News in Brief

After a week that was even more hectic than most, I elected to take this Monday as a well deserved day off. That means I’m typing this from the comfort of my own home, as opposed to the… relative comfort of my office.

Other than that: business as usual for your good ol’ Nerd News in Brief.

  • Who me?: Last month Optimus Rhyme celebrated summer with an acoustic gig at 107.7 The End’s Beach House, and, lucky for us, my man Jarod (from was there to document the whole thing. You can download the show at the Live Music Archive, and Jarod promises that video is forthcoming as well.
  • I grow tired of these reindeer games!: Never one to leave us high and dry, Captain S has teamed up with The Angry Video Game Nerd to save Santa Claus. Not to spoil the ending, but Shael eats all the cookies… Or does he?
  • Photographic evidence: Late last week, Dan finally decided to grace us with a shit-ton of still shots from the nerdcore performances at Capcom's COMIC-CON booth. Take a gander to relish the madness, and be sure to comment on your faves.
  • Paper of Record: Dan (and his project Nerdcore For Life) also got a little face-time in Sunday’s New York Times. The piece is primarily about mc chris, but it also touches on the film and nerdcore in general. Geeks in the style section? What will they think of next?
  • What Kind of Wizard?/Butter Beer 40s: This weekend, Church favored me with two new Potter-esque YouTube finds so nut-slappingly hilarious that I couldn’t decide which to include. So, after some deliberation, I’ve elected to feature both. The first is a clip of the Red State Update guys crashing a Deathly Hallows release event. The second is a music video for a Potter-themed rap track that is both genius and borderline intolerable. Pick your pony.


ChurchHatesTucker said...

ZOMG! Jarod taped the OR show?! Squee!!

pinky said...

that harry potter rap pretty much just destroyed me, chea :P

Z. said...

Excited, Church? :D

It destroyed us all, Pink. ;)

Anonymous said...

earnin wizard street cred.

oh man i want grab that dudes wand.

what? i didnt type that, beefy just blaming it on beefy.

Z. said...

Router?! Uh... I mean: Beefy?! What filth! ;)