Category:
Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters

Everything Happens to Me



Here's a real oddity: a song narrated by an unredeemable total loser, wimp and schlub--and he's Frank Sinatra! Could Beck and Radiohead have gotten their inspiration from this?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 16, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Music, 1940s

The Nostrils Cannae Take It, Captain!

In the future, all people will smell this way! Well maybe not, but design house Genki Wear has launched three Star Trek themed scents for the trekkie who has everything, including B.O.

For the men there's a choice of Tiberius or Red Shirt. The former refers to the "T" of James T. Kirk, and presumably makes you smell like a womanising maverick. The latter an allusion to the numerous expendable extras from the original series; though why smelling like someone with a life expectancy of minutes is supposed to be a turn on is not explained. For the women there's Pon Farr, named for the stage of a Vulcan's life where their emotions come to the surface and they become both aggressive and sexually receptive. Fortunately for Earthwomen (and their partners) the pointy ears and domestic violence are optional, and staging fights to the death with gardening implements is not advised.

All three fragrances are available to buy from Genki Wear at $29.99 each.



(Images from social shopping network Kaboodle.)

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Fri Aug 28, 2009 - Comments (10)
Category: Aliens, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Pop Culture, Television, 1960s, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

I’ll Huff And I’ll Puff…

From the BBC children's science show "Bang Goes The Theory...", engineer Jem Stansfield builds himself a giant vortex cannon, and tries to knock down buildings made of straw, wood and bricks...



Impressive, though I'm sure the "Big Bad Wolf" would not have had much of a problem if the third little pig had likewise left out the mortar. Mind you, one of these is just what I need to keep the neighborhood cats out of my garden! :cheese:

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Tue Aug 18, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Destruction, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Guns, Inventions, Science, Experiments, Television, Myths and Fairytales

Tubapunk!

Visit his homepage here.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 23, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Eccentrics, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Music

Alisa Chan

This young woman named Alisa Chan exhibits superior design and sewing skills. She should be applauded for her manual dexterity alone.




Posted By: Paul - Sat May 09, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Body Modifications, Costumes and Masks, Fashion, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Performance Art, Sex Symbols, Roleplayers and Re-enactors

Lightsabers on a Segway

So, I guess this is for the lazier Jedi.



Apparently, Star Wars fan videos never get old.

Posted By: mdb777 - Tue May 05, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Boredom, Fads, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters

World’s Largest-Ever Model Rocket Launch

Okay, "model rockets" are about a foot long, right? This thing is something the North Korean military aspires toward!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 30, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Explosives, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, World Records, Weapons

8-Bit Weapon

Video game music as full-length songs? Yes, it's a whole weird subculture.

Here are two examples from the group 8-Bit Weapon.



Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 01, 2009 - Comments (14)
Category: Games, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Music

The King of Kong

I missed this film a couple of years ago when it opened. The trailer below makes it look well worth a rental, as does this review.

Surely there's not a lot of things weirder than obsessive videogame world-record competitions...



Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 29, 2009 - Comments (11)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Eccentrics, Games, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Documentaries, 1980s

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