Tag Archive: Nerdy


DOCTOR WHO: Sonic Screwdriver Projector


Everyone needs a good sonic screwdriver at some point.  It would make putting together Ikea furniture quite a bit easier, anyway.

  • Doctor Who 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Projector toy from Underground Toys
  • Imported from the UK!
  • Features LED mini image projector, 3 interchangeable picture discs (each with 5 images!) and storage area for 3 picture discs

Buy it here!

To Answer an Age Old Question….


No.

No they don’t.

Free People Read Freely


The Uprise Books Project

 

I’m so sorry for this wall of text. I just heard about this project and think it is a BRILLIANT idea. So I’m going to post it here, on the off chance I have someone reading this already. That way I can help these guys with a good cause.  I’ve already donated this morning, and it wasn’t very painful. I promise.

“The Uprise Books Project is dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through literacy, providing new banned and challenged books to underprivileged teens free of charge. In a nutshell, lower-income middle school and high school students can select banned and challenged books on our site, and we take care of finding contributors willing to pick up the tab.

Rather, those kids WILL be able to select books, etc… once our site is finished. That’s sorta where this Kickstarter campaign comes in. We need you, concerned and generous Internet friends, to help cover the cost of designing and developing that website.

When we’re through, kids throughout the country will be able to use the site to browse through a selection of books that have been banned and/or challenged somewhere in the United States and add the ones that interest them to their personal Wish Lists. As long as they’re between the ages of 13 and 18 and meet the income requirements, we’ll do our best to fulfill their requests.

At the same time, folks concerned about little things like poverty, literacy and censorship will be able to search through some basic demographic data to find books  they’d like to sponsor. For example, donors could contribute towards requests for particular banned books that touched them when they were younger, or books that were challenged because of specific content (racism, homosexuality, etc.). Others might be interested in requests from specific states. Doesn’t matter. We’ll make it easy to give in a ways that are meaningful to them.

Fine, fine. But what’s in it for me?

Oh, you mean besides knowing that your contribution helped create a system that helped a poor kid get a free book? You greedy son of a… Actually, we’re pretty excited about the rewards we’re able to offer in this campaign, thanks in no small part to some people who’ve proven they’re just as interested in this cause as we are. 

For example, we’ve partnered with some incredible artists who are creating original, banned book-inspired pieces just for this project. For as little as a $25 contribution, you can have your choice of one of the prints being created RIGHT NOW by Robin Kaplan, hopskotch SunDAY, Dane Ault and Ryan Pollard. We’ll post updates here as the works come together, but you can check out each of their individual sites to find out why we’re so excited to have them on board. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.

We have a few very cool limited rewards, too. The first 10 people who make $35+ contributions will also receive a copy of Mike Russell’s book, The Sabertooth Vampire: The Complete First Season. And our friends at Doubleday Press  and ThinkGeek have kicked in a few items for the first three $200+ donors to fight over.  (First come, first serve one those. Kickstarter’s terms of service ruled out the Thunderdome.)

And of course, everyone who pitches in at least $5 will be recognized on the very Uprise Books Project website they helped turn into a reality.”

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uprisebooksproject/the-uprise-books-project-fighting-poverty-with-ban

 

Lovely, Lovely Nerds.


Resurrection.  I remember a website, from long ago and on the cheezburger network.  It glorified everything that was fantastic about lovely, nerdy ladies.  It started as “The Women of WTF” and later progressed to lady cosplayers.  I want to breathe life back into this idea.  For women, for men, for me.

The “Hawtness” website is no longer full of quality posts like it was.  Instead, it is now part of “The Daily What”, full of sub par posts, lame jokes, and softcore photos of random, non-nerdy women.

I want this to be a place for nerdy ladies, the things we love, and the reasons people love us.

A name.  This place needs a name.