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•January 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

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Current Geek 21: “Let’s play ring around the planet”

•January 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Join Tom and I as we talk about wow the Earth would look if it had a ring system like Saturn. Very cool stuff. Watch the video in question.

And, we get a great reader submission from Dave B. about building his own Biosphere.

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Current Geek 20: “What’s that, girl? Billy fell down the well due to centripetal force?”

•January 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Join Tom and I as we talk about Chad Orzel’s and his book, How to Teach Physics to Your Dog, an absolutely delightful book on many axes: first, its subject matter, quantum physics, is arguably the most mind-bending scientific subject we have; second, the device of the book — a quantum physicist, Orzel, explains quantum physics to Emmy, his cheeky German shepherd — is a hoot, and has the singular advantage of making the mind-bending a little less traumatic when the going gets tough (quantum physics has a certain irreducible complexity that precludes an easy understanding of its implications); finally, third, it is extremely well-written, combining a scientist’s rigor and accuracy with a natural raconteur’s storytelling skill.

And, we get a great reader submission from Blair S. about his Tribble obsession. :)

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Current Geek 19: “There is never enough hate for Phantom Menace”

•January 4, 2010 • 3 Comments

Join Tom and I as we talk about the Definitive Evisceration of The Phantom Menace. “When TPM came out ten years ago, its utter crappiness shocked me to the core and wounded a entire generation of geeks. My inner child had been abused and betrayed. I moped around, talking to no one, for almost two weeks. I couldn’t bring myself to see #2 or #3, whatever they were called. Now, a decade later, comes Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review, the ultimate, seven-part, seventy minute analysis of this mother of all train wrecks. Not only does it nail how the film blows, but tells us why. Time, apparently, does not heal all wounds.” Here’s the video, starting with the first installment.

And, we get a great reader submission from an eight year old lizard expert. Nice work, James!

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Current Geek 18: “Mommy, why are there chunks in my Orange Juice?”

•January 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Join Tom and I as we talk about a book called, “1000 Comic Books You Must Read“, which samples deeply from the superhero pantheon, showcasing key issues from the storylines of Batman, Spider-Man and other stars of the DC and Marvel Comics universes.

But the new book also yields smaller, weirder pleasures, as author Tony Isabella pays homage to dozens of pulp characters who flickered for only a few pages before disappearing from view. They include characters like Zot, the Creature That Devoured Detroit, E-Man, Werewolf by Night, Mister Miracle, Plastic Man, Hangman, Normal Man, Radioactive Man, Captain Atom, Doctor Solar, Metamorpho, Tigre Were-Woman, Badger, Grottu King of the Insects, Shaggs the Living Sphinx, Airwave and Magnus Robot Fighter.

And, we get a great reader submission about being the ultimate Bruce fan. :)

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Current Geek 17: “Tomorrow looks like partly Tatooine, with a chance of Gungan.”

•December 30, 2009 • 1 Comment

Join Tom and I as we talk about a site that tells you what your local weather is, and what Star Wars universe planet it matches up with at the moment. Pretty cool stuff.

And, we get a great reader submission about a complete Robotech freak.

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Current Geek 16: “Hell no, we won’t go…”

•December 28, 2009 • 3 Comments

Join Tom and I as we talk about a psychology professor at Bennington College who thinks terms like “nerd” and “geek” are damaging, like racial epithets, and need to be banned. Ironically, Dr. David Anderegg is also the author of a book called Nerds: who they are and why we need more of them.

And, we get a great reader submission about do-it-yourself VOIP action.

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