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Philly WWCC Postlude

After a full day of Star Trekking, Stan Leeing, and Bruce Campbelling I skipped the Geek Nation after party as I was just too wiped out. I drove back in a homewardish direction and stopped off at a local pizza/sports bar for a slice and a drink. The assortment of baseball, basketball, and for whatever reason softball games on the screens held no interest for me; however the Stan-Lee (see what I did there?) Cup finals were on one solitary screen. However, to see that screen I had to stare thru a table of a gaggle of college girls; the type that would normally frequent a sports bar on a saturday night. After several minutes of intense staring at the screen one girl whispered to another who quickly turned around looked at me and rolled her eyes.
Now I’m certainly no Chris Hemsworth (if you want to see him check out my full day coverage of Philly Con) but I’m not the worst thing to look at either.

Two things ladies:
A- I’m watching the hockey game not staring at your boobs; you’re gossipy high pitched woo’s are no match for brutal non-stop action and
B- I’ve literally just spent all day around girls dressed in leather and spandex, if really anything at all; representing some of the most well developed characters in popular literature; frankly you are boring by comparison.

That is all; stay nerdy my friends.

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Geek Pride

Happy Geek Pride/Star Wars/Towel/Disc Day! That’s a lot of geeky love to show, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet; go out, do something geeky, and be proud of it! Being a nerd is all about being unashamedly passionate about what you LOVE! Enjoy the below gallery of me at some of my geekiest moments; hopefully it inspires you to do likewise! Stay nerdy my friends.

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When Nerd Love Turns Real: Turning the pithy into passion

Now we as nerds have been known to, on occasion, geek out about things.  If you combine our obsessions with our excitability one can quickly find themselves with a new hobby. Who among us hasn’t wanted to wield a broadsword after seeing Lord of the Rings or brandish a bullwhip with Indiana Jones level of precision or, hell, join the Marines after exiting 300?

I personally caught myself driving home on my bike at 120 mph after seeing The Dark Knight, started fencing as a lifelong reaction to The Princess Bride and have lofty ambitions of designing a full set of armor inspired by Game of Thrones! 

However the geek activity du jure is the summer of archery! Between The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Brave, & Arrow you can’t turn on a movie without a badass flourishing some fletching. The Los Angeles Times featured an article earlier this year saying that sales of archery equipment is up over 20% for the year; with attendance at  the National Field Archery Assn.’s World Cup tournament up 40% from the year before. Whether we want to admit it or not, Hollywood plays a big part in showcasing and highlighting trends that then became mainstream. Pre-Hunger games, Pre-Lord of the Rings archery was the domain of hunters and renaissance re-enactors. Today, the Games paints it as sleek and a tool of rebellion, LOTR as smart and lithe, Brave as a symbol of independance, Hawkeye as precise and powerful, and Arrow as vengence personified in patience. With so many shades and some of the biggest franchises in history backing it,  it’s no surprise that archery is putting up some very big numbers as “hunger games fever” (as it has been so affectionately dubbed at my local range) is poised to enter it’s third month with no signs of slowing down. Classes are filling up hours in advance and even for long time members parking and range time is at a premium.

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My laptop died

Sorry guys for the no posts this weekend; my laptops logic board fried itself, completely illogical.

Needless to say I’ve been quite frazzled so in lieu of any geeky news or witty insight into my life; enjoy this picture of a cute girl dressed as Thor instead.

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One Step Backward, Two Steps Front

As most of you probably already know, yesterday North Carolina passed an amendment banning gay marriage in a whopping 61-39% vote. This is needless to say not an issue trying to protect the institution of marriage or your children, but a thinly veiled attempt to legalize peoples hate and bigotry. It is unconstitutional, it is the state backing a particular church’s politics, and moreover it is the most appalling display of inequality in this country since the civil rights struggles of the ’50s and ’60s. As i was preparing my thoughts on how to address yet another pitiful stab at human rights much more pressing news came across the wire (does anyone still use wires, can we change that saying to ‘across the RSS feed’?). In an historic moment, President Obama marks the first time that a sitting US president openly supports gay marriage!

In this photo released by The White House, President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Washington. Obama declared his unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, a historic announcement that gave the polarizing social issue a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White House. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

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Happy 5 of May

So I felt compelled today to start a blog for whatever reason; I have somewhat nerdy adventures on a somewhat regular basis so figured I might as well document/share them here.  Anyway, today is 5 of May so I’m having a margarita (or 2) and starting a blog (apparently).

Read if you want; you may be entertained, you may learn something, you may be amazed that there’s yet another 30 year old that never grew up (or maybe you wont). Either way it’s an experiment and a time kill; so thanks for making it this far!