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Nerd Girl With Amazing Sense Of Humor Takes Her Calculator To Prom

According to Tumblrer I Ship It Like UPS, as documented by a suite of photos, nobody asked her to prom, so she decided to take somebody who’d had a real and lasting effect on her academic progress: her TI-84. I have to admit: it’s a pretty snazzy dresser. See more pics on The Mary Sue…

Wil Wheaton Explains Why Being A Nerd Is Awesome

"Love the things that you love the most that you can!"

A few days ago, at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, my original number one dream celebrity boyfriend Wil Wheaton — best known for being an actor, writer and professional nerd –was asked by a new mom to explain why being a nerd is awesome to her newborn daughter. His answer was straight up brilliant and beautiful. Watch and share! [Laughing Squid]

"Star Trek" Fanfic
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Geek Girls Unite
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Love Links: Jenna Lyons Discusses Her Surprise Same-Sex Relationship & The Benefits Of Dating A Nerdy Dude

  • J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons is just as surprised as everyone else that she’s dating a woman. [NYMag.com]
  • Here are three signs your boyfriend is closer to cave man than modern man. [Your Tango]
  • Let’s just say you want to get revenge on ex. We’re not going to judge you … so long as you adhere these dos and don’ts. [Gurl.com] Keep reading »

How The Amazing Nerds At NASA Would Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey

Seriously, could NASA get any cooler? They’re landing rovers on Mars, mapping out the galaxy, and studying dark energy, all while rocking star-spangled mohawks. The folks over at Gizmodo were curious to see how those zany NASA scientists might use their high tech toys to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. The resulting recipes, drawn up by illustrator Josh McKible, will definitely come in handy in the event your oven breaks tomorrow and you must make do with nothing more than some aluminum-coated kapton and an R-2000 Rotopod. Click here to see more diagrams and get the full recipes (one of which requires 12,000 turkeys and a Thermal Vac Chamber). And NASA, we don’t say it enough, but we are so, so thankful for you! [Gizmodo]

NASA's Mohawk Guy
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Good Morning From Mars
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Candy Physics?!
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Love It Or Leave It: Katy Perry’s Nerd Girl Chic

A Lot Of Look: Katy Perry
Daisy Buchanan called -- she wants her look back. Read More »
Katy Perry
The singer's boobtastic appearance raised eyebrows. Watch »
Katy Goes Pink
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Well Played: Katy Perry
The singer rocks it in red roses. Read More »

Obviously this outfit Katy Perry wore to see The xx is terrible. But I have a bit of a soft spot for it, because it reminds me so much of the clothes mid-’90s costume designers would put the nerdy hot girl in before she had her life-altering makeover scene. Like, I think Rachel Leigh Cook wore this exact outfit in “She’s All That,” right? So maybe we’ll call this kind of pretty-girl-trying-to-pose-as-dowdy thing “She’s All Thatting.” [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Spice Up Your Love Life With A Ninja Turtle Bra

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Awesome news: this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bra can be yours for just $35. You can even request a specific turtle at checkout (pretty sure my boobs are a Michelangelo). In case TMNT isn’t your thing, there’s also an R2D2 bra and a Super Mario Brothers bra available, any of which are guaranteed to drive your nerdy lover wild. Cowabunga! [Boing Boing]

In The World Of The Future, Geeks Will Get All The Hot Girls

So says this hilarious magazine cover from 1954. It envisions the evolution of the geeky guy, as he slowly takes over the role of alpha male of the future. See the ideal couple of 2010? The woman is taller and broader than the guy. Of course, the science fiction mag If couldn’t have predicted the rise of the Internet age, where start-up geeks really do get the girls. A strangely prescient cover, actually. Click through to see the image enlarged. [Neatorama] Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Built An Exact Replica Of The Ghostbusters Car

Be My Boyfriend: Tattooed Shoes
Permanent converse? Yes, please! Read More »
Be My Boyfriend: Gumball Guy
He made the world's largest gumball out of Nicorette. Read More »
Be My Boyfriend: Jet Bike
This guy built a jet engine bike. Read More »

Dear Guy Who Built An Exact Replica Of The Car From “Ghostbusters,”

If I were to make a list of traits I find irresistible in a man, it would go something like this: “dark hair, green eyes, great sense of humor, intelligence, kindness, and most importantly, willingness to spend almost $80,000 to turn a 1959 Cadillac Hearse into a working replica of the car from ‘Ghostbusters.’” My current boyfriend fits most of these criteria, but as far as I know, you’re the only man in the world who has ever accomplished that last one. It took years of work, 158 miles of wire, four lightbars, and rotating beacons, but you did it. Now, who you gonna call? Hopefully me.

xoxo
Winona

[Metro]

The Geek Guide To Dating A Geek

I’ve been a self-identified nerd since I was 16, but I didn’t always date within my identity. I dated all kinds. Hipsters. Musicians. Wannabe hipsters. Bad musicians. My current boyfriend is a total nerd too, but I almost gave up on our relationship after our first date because he hadn’t read George Orwell’s 1984. (And he over-used exclamation points in his emails.)

Five years later, I’m so happy I didn’t let dystopian fiction and punctuation stand in the way of love. Here’s 5 rules for geek dating:

1. Don’t judge a geek by their fandom. If you’re a Trekkie, but you discover that the nerd you’re dating hasn’t even seen a clip of Star Trek on YouTube, don’t immediately guffaw. It will be your first reaction, because you can’t imagine your life without it. Instead, look at this as an opportunity to show a side of yourself to this person and share it with them.  Read more …

MacBook Perfume Brings All The Nerds To The Yard

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Swallow This Perfume
swollable perfume
Edible fragrances will make your sweat smell sweet! Read More »

There are beautiful smells like vanilla, lavender, jasmine, and rose, and then there is the most beautiful smell of all: the scent of a freshly purchased MacBook Pro. Now, thanks to a collaboration between a group of artists and the scent scientists at Air Aroma, that intoxicating Apple product smell has been recreated and bottled as a perfume. Here’s the description from Air Aroma’s blog: “The scent encompasses the smell of the plastic wrap covering the box, printed ink on the cardboard, the smell of paper and plastic components within the box and of course the aluminum laptop.” The perfume will be showcased as part of an art exhibit in Melbourne, Australia, but if it ever becomes available for purchase, I’m sure there would be a line around the block to buy it. Plus, they could come out with a slightly different scent every year that rendered the previous scent irrelevant. Genius! [Gothamist]

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