Thankfully, I'll have a few days to recuperate. To recuperate and watch Go Diego Go Live!
I'm totally not joking about that.
While I ponder my fate, please enjoy More Nerd News in Brief.
- Farewell, old friend: Earlier this week we lost a beloved television icon. Under the guise of Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert instilled within a generation of American children a love of science and a genuine fascination with the world around them. In doing so he also helped to inspire the first wave of contemporary nerds. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
- Penny Arcaded!: Congrats to int eight and c64 – collectively known as Dual Core – for their recent shout-out from Penny Arcade’s Gabe. As I stated previously, their debut album Zero One is a must-own, and I’m glad to know that others agree.
- BRAINS!: How did it escape my keen eye that this Wednesday was Blog Like It’s the End of the World Day? How did I possibly miss out on a quasi-holiday for bloggers centered around the eminent zombie apocalypse? I’d imagine the only person more pissed about missing this than I am is my boy ZeaLouS1.
- Epic Proportions: Speaking of, the BOSS FIGHT San Diego Comic-Con show I nigh finalized. Head over to ZeaLouS1’s site for the skinny including an incredibly impressive lineup!
- Up in smoke: For those of you worried that the Wizard Rock community would begin taking itself a bit too seriously following the recent MTV exposure, may I present Harry Potter and the Magic of Music. Oh course, all thanks for this one go to my boy Church and his uncanny ability to find startlingly weird shit.
- Gamers Unite: It’s no secret that I generally wrap up these posts with a video of the slap-nuts funny variety, but today I’m gonna break form. The guys at PBC Productions – the same folks who brought you The New Adventures of Captain S – have another project in the works. This one, however, is a bit more serious. Their Gamers Against Violence Documentary is a two-part mini doc centering on the events and outcomes of NYC’s recent Gamers Against Violence rally. If you’ve got a moment, take a look at the individual segments at the PBC Web site, and, if you feel so led, Digg the project. Gamer culture has taken many a hit of late, and it's always nice to hear someone from our side speak up.