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5 Awesomely Geeky Comic-Con Panels to Check Out

Home Away | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Here are five intriguing programs on the schedule at Comic Con that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.

Graduates - Let Your Geek Flags Fly!

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Julie Kantor

We all can acknowledge that "Geeks" are becoming rock stars in the technology industry, and it seems as though our plugged-in, information-driven culture is starting to turn the tide. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Geek is becoming chic!

Nerds Anonymous

Amy S. Chen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Amy S. Chen

I won't be dismissive and say that people like Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres are not incredible role models, but celebrities provide a much different type of support than women in STEM or climbing the corporate ladder are able to otherwise provide.

10 Things Church Can Learn From Geeks

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I won't actually go as far as to say that there was a misquote in the Bible, and it should have read, "The geek shall inherit the Earth," but maybe it's something worth looking into?

I'm With Stupid: Why Are Geeks So Mad About Star Wars?

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

My son, who has seen only the original Star Wars, doesn't really understand the song, so he asked me one time, "Why does his dad get so mad about Star Wars?"

Get Game: Become a Geek in Just One Year

Edward Lando | Posted 02.26.2013 | College
Edward Lando

This is a story for those aspiring entrepreneurs blessed with thoughts and pep, and who just itch to pick up the brush and freaking paint their hearts and minds out -- Jackson Pollock style.

Get Geeky, D.C.!

Posted 12.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're a fan of burlesque, faeries, science, the DC Rollergirls, medieval weaponry, dressing like a pirate, horror movies, robots and...

10 Things You May Not Have Known About John Hodgman

Kerri Doherty | Posted 01.29.2013 | Comedy
Kerri Doherty

We all know Mr. Hodgman as the PC to Justin Long's Mac, The Daily Show's Resident Expert and the mean jerk who was always trying to bring Jonathan Ames down in Bored to Death.

Top 10 Geeky Turkey Facts for Conversation at Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 01.20.2013 | Weird News
Paul Knoepfler

Americans eat tens of millions of turkeys each year on Thanksgiving... but what the heck is a turkey really? It's a heckuva of strange bird, isn't it? Here in Davis, CA we have a huge population of wild turkeys too in addition to the store kind.

Robotics Engineer Confesses: "I Built Mitt"

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

A few years ago, when I was teaching Advanced Robotics at MIT, a representative from an anonymous Republican PAC offered me an obscene amount of money...

May The Force Be With You: Nuptials Take Geeky Turn

Posted 08.15.2012 | Weddings

What do Mario, Gandalf, and Luke Skywalker have in common? They were all part of a wedding at some point. From Frodo to Princess Peach, these real ...

Silicon Valley: An Eyesore For Fashionistas

Renee Blodgett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style
Renee Blodgett

When I first moved to Silicon Valley, I found myself overdressed most of the time, and my style of dressing just didn't float well with the very youthful techies who showed up to parties in torn jeans, t-shirts and sneakers.

Back-To-School Supplies For Geeks!

Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen

Most back-to-school guides are made to help you fit in. They tell you what backpacks most people are buying, what textbooks to get, and the biggest tr...

'90s Geeks We'd Like To Date

Geek Sugar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

Heartthrobs come in all forms — "geeky" included — and whether they had a sci-fi obsession or a dorky profession, these '90s characters managed to...

The Myth Of The 'Booth Babe'

Jezebel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Women

There's been a lot of productive discourse on the topic of misogyny in the gaming world over the past few months, but there's also this frustratingly ...

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.

STD Rates Among Dungeons and Dragons Players Stay Steady at 0 Percent

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 07.29.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

A recent study by the infectious disease division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's microbiology department has indicated that STD rates among the nation's Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, players is holding steady at 0 percent.

Turns Out, Geeks Are Inheriting The Earth

Reuters | Nick Zieminski | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

By Nick Zieminski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turns out, geeks are inheriting the earth. Thanks to ubiquitous consumer electron...

Geekiest Political Protest Posters ... Ever | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

Further proof that geeks shall inherit the Earth: they're using Internet memes and Lord of the Rings characters to in political protest posters. Si...

The 15 Geekiest Colleges

Posted 02.21.2012 | College

Not every college is tailored toward the student who grew up wearing sweater vests and obsessing over their new TI-83 calculator. However, there a...

10 Reasons The Internet Is Better Than Starting A Family (VIDEO)

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

Although there is some evidence suggesting Wi-Fi may be damaging a man's reproductive swimmers, that doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, there...

It's Called a Comic Book, Not Graphic Novel

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Is it so shameful to refer to something as a (gasp) comic book? Is there any sort of sophistication to the word? How differently would a conversation go if you choose the word "graphic novel" in place of comic book?

A Primer for Your Entry Into Geek Culture

Hugh Sterbakov | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home
Hugh Sterbakov

Haven't you heard? The geeks have inherited the earth! Take my hand... and together, we'll rule the galaxy as -- well, soon you'll get the reference.

Geek Girls You'll Fall For This Fall

Leslie Simon | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books
Leslie Simon

In case you haven't noticed, geek girls are on top of the world. We're taking over the big screen ("Bridesmaids" anyone?), the small screen (is there a show Whitney Cummings isn't working on this season?) and all the media in between (Tina Fey's book, "Bossypants," is now my Bible).

Rider And Shiloh Strong On Losing Their Geek Courage

Rider Strong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Rider Strong

Once upon a time, we weren't Rider and Shiloh Strong. As much as our names already sound made-up, we had fantasy names, too. Rider was Javock -- a half-elf thief. Shiloh was a human cleric named Whiploh.