Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because his paintings are fucking awesome. Keep reading »
The internet is making fun of this ridiculous $15 million Park Avenue apartment that’s been decorated to look like the set of a 1960s’ sci-fi TV show, but I am completely smitten. I mean, how fun would it be to have guests say “Beam me up, Scotty!” when they board the private elevator, or using the built-in phone consoles to call your favorite takeout place and say, “Chow mein delivered in 20 minutes. Make it so!”? The answer is $15 million worth of fun. See another photo of the interior of this “Star Trek”-inspired real estate gem after the jump! [Gothamist] Keep reading »
We live in the sexiest time ever. For most of history, condoms were hollowed-out sheep guts, “getting lucky” meant not contracting a plague, and the more insane religions insisted that even masturbation was a sin (despite the fact that jerking off is the literal fucking definition of “enjoying yourself without bothering anyone else”). Any god against that is both a voyeur and a killjoy.
Thanks to the Internet, the average modern teenager has seen more nudity than an orgiastic Roman emperor with X-ray vision. We’ve realized that human genitals are like LEGO: lots of fun to put together, and if you get bored with all the possible combinations, you can buy extra bits to connect. But this ability to screw absolutely everything has spilled over into, well, absolutely everything. For example: The ’80s aren’t just nostalgia, they’re subconscious urges that have been stewing in hormones for 30 years.
Sex has leaked into science fiction. And just like science fiction warned us, the real madness begins when this stuff escapes into the real world. Read more…
With all the “fake geek girl” controversy spreading throughout the Internet, there’s been a lot of discussion about what it really means to be a geek or a nerd and how geekdom and nerddom relates—or should relate—to the mainstream.
And now campaigners in Sweden have gotten into the fracas, petitioning the Swedish Academy to change the official definition of the word “nerd” so that it no longer has a derogatory connotation. Read more…
I grew up with three — count ‘em, three! — awesomely nerdy brothers. In high school, our house was the go-to spot for LAN parties, which involved large groups of teenage boys lugging their desktop computers into our basement to play Medal Of Honor all night, taking breaks to put household items in the George Foreman grill and see who could eat the most pickles without throwing up. Good times. In case you’re wondering what to get your own nerdy sibling (obviously this list is equally applicable to nerdy sisters and nerds with whom blood is not shared), I asked my 16-year-old brother to put together his ultimate wishlist. Click through to check it out!
In honor of Embrace Your Geekiness Day, I’ve come to terms with my awkward and nerdy side. It’s OK, really it is, that my friends know me as the “Harry Potter expert” and come to me for study tips instead of boy advice. I’ve embraced my high GPA and love for the theater instead of the nightclub, and so should you. Not sure if you pass the geek test? Here’s how you can tell if you’re a dork (trust me, I would know). Keep reading »