Archive for the ‘Geekery’ category

Unexpected Star Wars Encounter


verb ( labeled )

• give a name to (something) : she labeled his new Riviera a “Star Wars” car.

Via the OS X dictionary app.


The Rap Guide to Evolution


Rap Guide to Evolution cover

After winning critical acclaim for his award winning Rap Canterbury Tales, Baba Brinkman has leveraged his “Lit Hop” skills for The Rap Guide to Evolution.  Commissioned for the 2009 Cambridge Darwin Festival in honor of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, The Guide is a “peer-reviewedhip-hop exploration of modern evolutionary biology. He is offering the CD as a free promotional download during the month of August.  If you miss that, you can also try the special The Naked Scientist podcast for his performance at the Cambridge Darwin Festival.

10 Performance
20 Feedback
30 Revision
40 goto 10

I Say We’re in Range Now


via How It Should Have Ended

Mos Eisley Cantina


Props to the kid.  I never realized before how much the harp can mimic a piano on the high end and a string bass line.

Hear also: an a capella cover of the Cantina band by Sixteen Feet.

Famous George


Nice Where’s George hit. And now it’s famous.

LHR for the LHC


Rappin’ about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider!

Machine Girl


Machine Girl Poster Was fortunate enough to attend the U.S. premiere of The Machine Girl (Kataude Mashin Gâru) at HIFF‘s Spring Showcase. It was insanely great – everything promised in the trailer. If you’ve seen the trailer (and if not, what are you waiting for?), you’ll know whether this movie is for you.

But really, what’s not to like in a vengeance splatter flick featuring Japanese schoolgirls, yakuza, ninja, tempura, sushi, a machine gun, a junior high shuriken squad, a chain saw, flying guillotine, drill bra, and ok, yes, some gore? Sugoi!

Click on the poster for a web site with the trailer and other Machine Girl goodness.