A Comic Book Marriage Proposal

Video A Comic Book Marriage Proposal

December 30, 2011

It's so adorable. I just want to reach in and steal all their lunch money.

Filed Under   nerds   love

Article The Weekly IRL: Nerdin' Out Hard

By Staff / December 29, 2011

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Francis is Upset About No Early Access to Star Wars the Old Republic

Video Francis is Upset About No Early Access to Star Wars the Old Republic

December 15, 2011

There is no justice in the world.

Filed Under   nerds   star wars
Guy is Very Excited About Lightsaber Christmas Present

Video Guy is Very Excited About Lightsaber Christmas Present

December 08, 2011

The dork is strong with this one.

Filed Under   nerds   christmas   irl   star wars

Article The Nine Greatest Nerd Fears Today

By Andrew Bridgman / December 6, 2011

9. George R.R. Martin Dying Before Completing the Song of Ice and Fire Series

If I had to describe George RR Martin, I would say something like "HIV-Positive Santa Claus" or "Gandalf After Getting Kicked Off 'The Biggest Loser' For Trying To Eat His Own Beard." Neither of those things are sterling pictures of good health exactly, but they do more or less accurately describe the overweight, rapidly-aging fantasy author who still has two books left to complete his epic A Song of Ice and Fire saga. Not that he's going to die tomorrow or anything, but time is not on George's side here – and that's the one thing he really needs. Maybe if he didn't take 5 years apiece to write the previous two books in the series, we could be a little more optimistic. But since the series has expanded from a trilogy to a heptalogy (seven book series), who knows how much more George could stretch it out? He even recently announced he's not going to even START writing the sixth entry – The Winds of Winter – until January 2012. George RR Martin is 63 years old – if he takes 5 years per book, that would put him at 73 by the end of the series. I don't want to bring up statistics about the median lifespan of males, but…let's just say Winter is coming, George. The way things are looking, he may only have time to write "And then everyone died." for the last book. Hopefully from at least 6 perspectives.

8. Our Kids Seeing the Prequel Star Wars Before the Original Trilogy

Parents, generally, want the best for their children. They want them to have all of the best experiences possible while minimizing the amount of negative ones. Unfortunately, George Lucas has created a tough world for any prospective nerd parent. On the one hand, he's given us some of the greatest films of all time – films that captured the imagination of nearly every child who saw them. Who wouldn't want their kids to have that same experience?

Well, there was another group of films George Lucas made – these were wholly lacking in imagination, any sense of adventure, and – instead of being set off by a ruthless empire trying to quash a fledgling rebellion of scrappy fighters – was set off by a tariff dispute. This is not the thing that will inspire the hearts and minds of children everywhere. This is the kind of empty spectacle that will bore the sh*t out of a kid and make him or her never want to see another Star Wars again. You can't control every aspect of your kid's life – they could see the prequel trilogy first. Maybe a friend (with cruel, ungodly parents) have the movies sitting out. Maybe it's on TV one day and you're not around to slap the remote out of your child's hands. And then it'll be too late – Star Wars will never be that amazing, perfect trilogy. It'll be a mediocre sci-fi franchise.

If the first Star Wars film you saw was The Phantom Menace, you probably wouldn't be quite so psyched for 5 more installments, right? Plus, the prequel trilogy completely ruins one of the greatest reveals in cinematic history: that Anakin Skywalker is Darth Vader! Also, he built C-3PO. Can't spoil that for the kiddies.

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The Gaming Expo Ladies Man

Picture The Gaming Expo Ladies Man

December 05, 2011

Women love a man who isn't afraid to be nervous around them.

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Joe Goes to Blizzcon

Video Joe Goes to Blizzcon

October 27, 2011

Poor guy. Elves have protection from pick-up lines.

Filed Under   nerds   warcraft   blizzcon
Battlefield 3 Purchasing Trailer

Video Battlefield 3 Purchasing Trailer

October 25, 2011

The gripping tale of one man's struggles through life, love, and purchasing something on Origin.

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Nerd Girl Love Song

Video Nerd Girl Love Song

October 20, 2011

She's raiding his heart.

Filed Under   nerds   music

Comic The Proper Way to Deal with Nerd Rage

By Owen Parsons / September 13, 2011

Filed Under   nerds   gamers   warhammer   gears of war