September 23, 2011
One of the few horribly over-crowded places you can say, “It’s a zoo in here!” and mean it literally. Never mind the penned-up animals, the real exhibits are the people.
Next time we go I’m going to just take a seat on a fake rock on the side of a path and shoot pictures of the patrons. It’s an amazing sociological cross-section as well as a fascinating study in human behaviour.
This time, though, I took pictures of a melancholy orangutan.
More pictures posted at Jakob’s Flickr site.
September 16, 2011
When we sat down to chat about nerdy girls with Ro Karen of Starbase 66, her infamous Beloved claimed she wasn’t going to say a single word. So we didn’t give her a microphone. That didn’t stop her. At all. Welcome to The Beloved Show.
I noticed something interesting while Googling “geek girls” to get an image for the episode banner. I came across a lot of pictures of girls you could argue are not even remotely geeks or nerds. I would classify them as being hot girls who appear to use cosplay as yet another excuse to bear midriff in public.
Of course, that’s just a superficial reading of their photos. And by “photos” I mean cleavage. But I posit that you could take them out of the vinyl and chrome bikini and they’d probably still have no problem finding someone to sit with at lunch. Isn’t being smoking hot somehow the antithesis of being a geek?
Or is “geek” a connotation of a person’s sphere of interest whereas the term “nerd” specifically refers to a person’s instability to relate to their peers on a social level?
A geek uses Linux and a nerd uses Linux but never leaves their basement where they spend hours on internet forums telling Windows users they’re complete morons?
Perhaps. However you divvy up the nomenclature, geek girls have arrived.
Beloved’s Dumbass Girl blog.
Nerd Girl Pin-Ups.
Random geek girl blog.
Actual hot geeks, not just models in Superman bikini’s (mostly).
September 14, 2011
Last Saturday MAndi and I hosted a meet-up. Of course that doesn’t mean we actually arrived on time. Luckily intrepid forum members were more punctual and opened up the party room at Betty’s On King for us.
People came from as far away as England, the US and Guelph to mix it up with other podcasters and podcastees. It was a lot of fun and we’re already looking forward to the next one.
Photos: Kennedy Gordon | Videos: Kevin Archibald
September 8, 2011
Police dramas and legal dramas have been a staple of television programming since television was called radio. This week Jakob and Mandi investigate and prosecute infamous television cops and lawyers. Murder One and Law & Order are named in the indictment but, as with any police dragnet, many key suspects elude capture.
A few suspiciously absent villains are the gritty, delightfully cynical Homicide: Life on the Street and Murder One creator Steven Bochco‘s LA Law, NYPD Blue and the game-changer for all television cop shows, Hillstreet Blues. Really, we could have done an episode just on Bochco shows. Just check out his resume.
He didn’t, however, create the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television, Law & Order. That was created by Dick Wolf. The man with, I think, the funniest name in television.
I wonder if the Lupus Penes was responsible for Jerry Orbach’s ridiculous one-liners. Which were never as ridiculous as David Caruso’s one-liners in CSI: Miami.
Other pieces of evidence:
Exhibit A: Sam, The Guy From Quincy.
Exhibit B: Det, Lennie Brisco (Jerry Orbach) quotes.
Exhibit C: PBS Mystery Theatre intro
September 1, 2011
They say April is the cruellest month. They’ve clearly never been to Ontario is bloody August. Must be the same everywhere though as people clearly went crazy with the heat.
“john de lancie” “stephen harper”: This is perhaps the most baffling combination of personages I have ever been forced to consider. I really hope it doesn’t mean Q is going to play Harper in a bio-pic or a mini-series. Or that Stephen Harper is trying to figure out how to literally become an all-powerful entity. Most likely someone was looking for this forum thread.
gifs, nerdy: Not particularily nerdy, but these GIFs are pretty amazing. Calling them “cinemagraphs” is actually pretty nerdy. Or douchie.
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