It’s been over two years since I regularly wrote about real world goings-on and the political landscape. The relentless, daily pace of the Presidential Geek Survey Diary burned me out for a while. Lately though, things have been getting pretty sci-fi, with legislation that, knowingly or not, invokes stuff like The Handmaid’s Tale, A Boy and His Dog, and The Time Machine (possibly even They Live, because you just can’t be sure). Continue reading
It’s been years since I’ve seen this many geek-themed protest posters (that have obviously been spell-checked). Here’s some great samples. Continue reading
by John D.
Seems like the iPad launch took up most of my internet browsing this week, as I tried to figure out if this thing was going to be useful as anything more than a content consumption device. Still, the following caught my eye.
by John D.
Not as much internetting this week as Pink Raygun World Headquarters makes a move to it’s new apartment (complete with Undergound Lair!). But still, a few things jump right out at us.
It’s the Oscars and Emmys for geeks! Nominations for the 35th annual Saturn Awards have been announced. The awards ceremony will take place on June 25th. We have the complete list after the jump. Continue reading
Good Night, Dear Heart
by Sylvia Bond
In hard times such as we have been having, it would be nice to think that some things don’t change, that talent, once discovered, will last forever. Alas, this is not the case. I learned today to my dismay that one of my favorite directors had passed away yesterday, January 25, 2009. Now, normally I’m not well versed in the who’s who of directors, but for some reason, I was such an avid fan of his work, that I knew him by name. Kim Manners. Continue reading
Ricardo Montalban died today. He was 88. Continue reading
It’s expected that people pass on every year, but 2008 has been particularly bad for genre. Every time we turned around, another icon, another great or another destined to be great, passed away. So, we’d like to take a moment and remember those we lost this year. Continue reading