August 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An Open Letter To Gizmodo Regarding Alyssa Bereznak And Her "OKCupid" Article.

In her nerd bashing and, frankly, idiotic blog post about meeting and dating Magic: The Gathering champ Jon Finkel, Alyssa Bereznak claims to be a nerd and then adds "like so many of us!".

Since the article was posted on your site, I'm guessing she includes Gizmodo staff as nerds along with the readers of the article. I'm also guessing she figured that her post would be read by other nerds who would then agree with her that Jon Finkel was, of course, far too nerdy to date!


I have to tell myself that's what she thought. I have to tell myself that's what the editor who approved it thought. I have to believe that.

Otherwise what I'm left to surmise is that her editor (and by extension Gizmodo itself) posted the article as a deliberate form of linkbait with the intention of getting traffic and attention. That's distasteful and beneath you.

Not to mention, she likely assured any nerdy guy who was considering using OKCupid to date may thing twice. I bet they love that.

One other thing...

Gizmodo is supposed to be a tech/nerd/geek blog. Ms. Bereznak not only managed to sound like a catty snot, but she did a premium job of proving the meme that nerd/geek/tech women don't really like men of the same vein. Considering how hard some of us have fought to prove our geek cred, the last thing anyone needs is Gizmodo putting some woman out there who's less nerd and more judgmental bitch.

Shame on you.

I could get angry at the writer. After all, she wrote it. But Gizmodo published it. Which, in my mind, is the bigger issue.

You owe people an apology.

Just sayin,'

Update: Links to other articles about this. ::grin:: Gotta share the love.

image via Nerd Puddle. Check it and the article there by Kiala.

Mad love to Gizmodo.au's Elly Hart, who took this on. Looks like Giz down under has their head on straight.

Pop Culture Monster with a pretty epic take on this.

Jill Pantozzi eloquently replied here.

GeekMom nails it with "Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Date Alyssa Bereznak".

And Dork Tower. Oh, Dork Tower. I love you John Kovalic. ;-)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kittens Fighting With Lightsabers, You're Welcome.


If I had a cat, I bet I'd subject them to this stuff.



Thanks for the link, Charlie ;-)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Adele Gets A Warcraft Music Video -- Rolling with Mad Deeps

I haven't played WoW in close to 4 months, but this pretty much had me in hysterics.

I love WoW nerds.



via WoW Insider (and thank you to my former raid leader for linking me. ::grin::)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

John Barrowman Singing A Doctor Who Themed Version Of "The Wizard And I" From Wicked.

Do I really need to say anything more than...

Thank you, Universe. This will now be on repeat all morning.



You can also get it on iTunes ;-)

via Nerd Approved via the Mary Sue.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Underworld: Awakening Trailer, You Have Made My Morning. Black Leather Clad Beckinsale FTW

The Underworld movies are a very guilty pleasure for me. (Well, save for the second one. ::shudder::) So this made my morning.



via Collider.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Is Your Password Easy To Guess?

Today's xkcd pretty much says it all. I gotta go change my passwords now. ::grin, headdesk::



via xkcd via Buzzfeed

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Different View Of The Dark Side from @welovefinetees

Click to embiggen


I'm having so much fun just looking at this image, that I'm gonna make you click through for details ;-)

via Topless Robot

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