back, we hope you didn't forsake us after we took a week off! This week
promises to be a doozy, packed with too many festival to fest at, and a
lot of funny business.MONDAY 4.25[trivia] Boston Nerdnite @ Middlesex Lounge
Photo by Joshua Hoffine
HorrorHound Weekend -- recently held in Indianapolis -- is like summer camp for horror nerds:
thousands of terror aficionados congregate to meet creepy celebrities like Joe
Bob Briggs or Ted White (who played Jason in Friday
the 13th Part 4), buy a shitload of hard-to-find movie memoribilia, and
discus obscure rubber monster movies with people dressed like Freddy Krueger
and giant robots until 4:30 in the morning.
It's been well over a month since Sheenageddon first detonated, and while our favorite winner's grotesque mania-fueled hijinks have perhaps lost a little of their luster, they show no sign of stopping. Two hours ago, Sheen rolled into town for his apparently sold-out "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option Tour" show at the Agganis Arena.
Another week at the Phoenix, another issue crammed with information -- specifically, The Information (but not that The Information).Plus, Carly Carioli explains net neutrality in a way that you can totally steal and
use to impress your friends at (deeply nerdy) parties.
By, hopefully your It's another lazy Sunday evening -- so feed your mind.
And now, for some nerd-inspired slam poetry:This is for the nerds who want to get involved with humanoid robots but never had a chance to go to a workshop! This is for the people who have had to rewind their videos because whoever rented it before them didn't!This is for the zombies that got autopsied without donating their bodies to science!
I hope you watched that entire Duke Nukem Forever trailer. Next, you should watch this compilation of one-liners from previous Duke Nukem games. Are you feeling like more of a man yet? Because I do. And I'm a woman. So that's saying something.
Duke Nukem Forever seems to be in a perpetual state of controversy.
This week we wonder: will Duncan Jones' Source Code be as good as Moon?
last week's festivities took a toll on your fragile human body, then
perhaps you'll this week's relaxing blend of music and poetry. On the
flipside, you could continue to party hard with a variety of comic,
phantasmogoric and pseudo-pornographic delights.
two years, the zombie apocalypse will be here. By 2013, two-thirds of the
planet has been wiped out by Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency
Syndrome (ANSD), the zombie virus that kick-starts Armageddon. It's all
right here in The Zombie Autopsies -- the new book by MGH faculty/Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor Dr.
Image from our "Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom" slideshow.
Turns out, you don't have to look very hard to find the geeky bits of any given issue of the Phoenix. Here are a few choice morsels for your lazy-Sunday perusal.
[tech] Peace, love and QR codes: South by Southwest Interactive plots a course to a better world
In ancient Greece, you could count on everybody knowing that
Odysseus was a well-traveled Ithacan king, and that it's a bad idea to
sacrifice Clymnestra's daughter. This Greco-Roman pantheon carried over into
the Industrial Age. In addition, we had the Bible: a common cultural touchstone
from Birmingham to Baden-Württemberg.
that we've been Supermooned and vernally equinoxed, it seems that
Boston's geek events are in full bloom. Which means you folks are going
to have to make some tough choices this weekend -- do your loyalties lie
more with Tolkienian mythology? Or steampunkery? Or tapas of terror?
Burlesque? (This looks like a job for Blernsday
In many role-playing games, townspeople instantly recognize you as a hero, even if they don't know you. It can be nice, living in a world where everybody thinks you're the coolest and needs your help -- but Dragon Age 2 takes it a little too far.
Following the trail of cute was like a secret pass to the best games of PAX. From the tiny undead samurai of Skulls of the Shogun, to the chipmunk-headed weirdos of Slam Bolt Scrappers,
we got a showcase of everything indie and quirky and new by avoiding
the overblown ad budgets of the center floor. Our best stop, however,
was to Warp, tucked away in a corner of the convention floor.
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