Misc. Nerdiness


When you sit upon the IT Throne, you’ll have to deal with bothersome phone calls from people who don’t understand that computers won’t run when they’re not plugged in. They need power, people! They don’t run on magic!

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puppet wedding

Tammy Caplan and Joe Gold planned to surprise their guest with a very unusual wedding. After much debate, they settled on getting a puppet to officiate. Eureka!

Six puppets took part in the ceremony which also included a sing-along. Plus, the puppeteers interacted with guests during cocktail hour and the breakfast reception included a make-your-own puppet station.

Not surprisingly, the bride and groom are actors, writers, and independent filmmakers so they came up with the script and then worked on getting puppets and puppeteers. That’s where the LA Puppet School stepped in.

And yes, it’s all perfectly legal since puppeteer Sam Kirkpatrick got ordained online for the event.

Check out a video of the ceremony after the break.

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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has already proven herself to be a glorious nerd by dressing like Captain Janeway aboard the ISS and taking what is possibly the best selfie ever.

She’s at it again, this time in celebration of Towel Day. She read a passage from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and then waved her towel in greeting to all of us down on Earth. There were also some wonderful tweets on the usefulness of towels.

See the video and tweets after the break.

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Not only has Mad Max Fury Road inspired a lot of conversation and fan reaction, but it’s also inspiring artists who, as this very accurate tweet explains, can’t stop drawing Furiosa and other characters from the movie.

It really has been amazing. Every day, I see more art and it shows no sign of slowing down. A whole bunch of examples are available after the break from professionals and fans alike. The #Furiosa tag on Twitter is also a font of creativity.

Check out some of our favorites after the break.

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At first “Lego Adventure in the City” seems like a typical day for a Lego snake who lives in a “small house on top of a very high building” that he travels to on a rocket. Yup. Totally normal day so far.

Everything seems fine until a wave of murky gray LEGO bricks threatens the entire town and the snake jumps into action to save the day.

Aside from the mix of fantastic LEGO and live-action stop motion animation, the story is narrated by the cutest child voice ever.

This adorable short, written and directed by Rogier Wieland for Lego China, took six animators and two set builders to to complete. As you’ll see, an incredible amount of work and passion that went into this project.

Watch the short and the behind the scenes video after the break.

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Your baby can dream of worlds far away or worlds full of magic and wizards with these wonderful mobiles. LittleWrensNursery hand makes wonderful crib mobiles for the Doctor Who and Harry Potter fans. The TARDIS mobile includes little wooden clocks and gears and of course a pair of hearts. The Harry Potter mobile butterflies are keys with wings made from pages of the novels.

There’s even an Alice in Wonderland set. Take a closer look at these nerdy mobiles for nerdy families after the break.

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buffy willow

While Buffy may have retired from vampire slaying, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan are still going strong. In fact, they recently shared some pictures from Alyson’s daughter’s third birthday party.

Looks like everyone had a great time and it’s nice to know that Buffy and Willow are still friends after all these years.

See another adorable photo after the break.

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This fan tribute imagines a spin-off of Star Trek: The Next Generation revolving solely around William T. Riker. It’s the strange and very funny work of Jan van den Hemel and editor Andrew Hussie who have made lots of fun TNG edits. This clip has the crew witnessing the birth of Riker’s child from a very unexpected mate. Deanna Troi does not look happy.

See Also: Riker Doesn’t Know How To Sit In A Chair

See the video after the break.

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I’m pretty sure I need to figure out how to get to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, like, yesterday. Their new Raptor Encounter experience looks totally amazing.

The encounter is located between Camp Jurassic and the Jurassic Park Discovery Center and it opened up to the public this past weekend.

There are two videos after the break that will give you a good idea of what the encounter will be like. I sooooooo wanna go.

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got musical

If you enjoyed the video of Peter Dinklage performing “Still Going Strong” from Coldplay’s new Game Of Thrones musical for Red Nose Day, you’re going to love the full 12-minute version featuring a large part of the cast and Coldplay themselves.

Check it out after the break.

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