April 28, 2010
Formspring.me isn’t, as one might assume, a mattress company. Instead it’s a website which allows people to ask other people who sign up for an account anonymous questions which they agree to answer. Only on the internet, hey?
Formspring.me, you will note, also bears the mysterious dot-me country code. Turns out .me denotes Montenegro. It’s kind of interesting reading.
Anyway, Nerd Hurdles uses Formspring.me as a promotional tool. Or, more accurately, we attempt to use it as promotional tool. Our account mostly gets ignored. But we have been asked some interesting questions. A sample of which are reproduced for your pleasure below.
Do you think Nerd Hurdling should be an event in the Olympic Games? by megamatt
Jakob: No. That would be absurd. Nerd Curling though, definitely. Also Nerd Pommel Horse. Any nerd who can support the weight of a gyrating, steroid-happy gymnast deserves a medal.
Do you believe there’s intelligent life on other planets?
Mandi : I don’t believe in intelligent life on this planet. Other than The Banana.
Jakob: Sure. Why not. The Universe is a pretty big place. What being infinite and all. But if they have monster trucks, I hope they never visit Earth.
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March 11, 2010
When: Saturday, March 27th (Early evening? Check back here, or email email@example.com, for details as they emerge)
Who: Jakob and Mandi of Nerd Hurdles and Kennedy of Starbase 66 (to be confirmed).
Why: Simply to meet other members of the Simply Syndicated forums! Not a member? Not a problem. Any listeners of Nerd Hurdles and Starbase 66 are welcome to attend!
Forum topic link: www.simplysyndicated.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=1627
March 3, 2010
First fan-art and now fan-mixes. These are two glorious remixes of Nerd Hurdles by Mr. Brad Thornton of the UK. The first is strange, the second is just plain absurd. In the best sense of both adjectives. Somewhat like us. Fan mixes? What’s next?
Hurdled Nerds: http://tweetmysong.com/6cfj82
So I Married a Nerd Hurdle: http://tweetmysong.com/69j13t
More of Brad’s music here.
March 1, 2010
Nerd Hurdles were present at the Toronto location of the controversial, overhyped, mega-letdown, nerd-burn that was the latest Flynn Lives event. It was hard to tell if the new Tron Legacy trailer was any good through all the geek wrath and nerd ire. You’ll hear all about it in Episode 55.
But if you want to read what Jakob wrote about it right now, you have to go to that baddass website Mediasaurs.com.
February 24, 2010
Something has been brought to our attention which is actually a step below mary-sue fanfic. It’s ghostwritten mary-sue fanfic and it comes from www.bookbyyou.com. But the horror doesn’t stop there. They’re not even proper mary-sues! They’re mary-sues set in faux-fandoms!
For obvious copyright reasons they can’t just plop you into Bella’s spot in Twilight, but there seems to be a variety of Twilightesque titles at the moment. There’s also Pirates of the Carribeanesque titles and something that appears to be trying to suggest Star Trek. Vaguely.
Near as we can tell, there’s a questionnaire you fill out from which the characters’ names, hair and eye colour are changed to fit the IRL versions of you and your friends. Kind of like Mad-Libs, only more gingy.
Book By You does have “kids book” options and those could conceivably be really great gifts for children. Really, this sounds like an idea that would be great applied to Choose Your Own Adventures. That could actually be a lot of fun.
But the thought of a 35-year-old woman having herself inserted—by someone else or, possibly, a computer—into a pre-written pirate romance hurts the soul in a previously uncharted way. It’s stuff like this that makes the Cylons hate us.
February 17, 2010
Someone said fanart is worse than fanfic, but we disagree. This is the best Valenwhine’s gift ever!
So great, I couldn’t help making a video out of it!
February 16, 2010
If Barbara Adams were Camille, she’d buy a T-shirt from the Nerd Hurdles store and then blog about it.
February 10, 2010
We at The Hurdled Nerd are pretty stoked to get the first photo of the iGor™, the highly anticipated new lifestyle device from the Banana™ corporation.
“The iGor™ is not just about goring eyeballs. Need to find a cadaver? Need to keep track of your masters’ mealtimes? Want to find mad scientist movies to download? There’s an app for that. And more!”
Or so says a draft of the press-release from the Banana corporation. Will the iGor™ live up to the hype? It’s hard to say for sure just yet. But if the above photo is anything to go on, we think the iPad will have some serious competition in the lifestyle device market this spring.