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The Shenanigans of Infinity
For those of you who didn’t know, Monday, March 14 was National Pi Day. The one day of the year set aside to celebrate the most awesome of irrational numbers, the number that runs on Energizer batteries and keeps going and going and going… Oh, Pi, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679…
(Yeah, you probably saw that one coming, didn’t you?)
But seriously, how does one celebrate National Pi Day? What behavior is apropos for an infinitely large, non-repeating irrational number? Dive deeper…
Modern Geek Chronicles:
A Modern Geek Book Review
I’ve been nursing a bum shoulder for the past week and hopped up on happy pills, so today’s Modern Geek will be a re-posting of a comic book review I did for the comic book bin back in the days when I used to write for them. Sorry for not posting something 100% new, but happy pills make writing pretty tricky. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy this review anyhow. (And, for the record, Old Man Logan is still worth reading…but maybe only if you can borrow it from someone.)
Old Man Logan: How the Best Wolverine Story in a Decade
Crashed & Burned
Before we begin, let’s make two things very clear:
1) I like Mark Millar. I’m a fan, plain and simple. I’ve been a fan since way, way back in the days of The Authority when he worked over at Wildstorm. I currently own a copy of Superman: Red Son and cannot recommend it highly enough. And, let’s face it, his Civil War story arc was, hands down, the best crossover event Marvel’s had since the Age of Apocalypse epic back in the nineties. And don’t even get me started on how terrific his new series Kick Ass is!
So, as you read this, remember: I like the guy.
2) SPOILER ALERT!!!! If you haven’t already read Old Man Logan, then stop now, unless you’re okay with finding out how things end.
Having said all of that, let’s get down to the brass tacks: Dive deeper…
The Modern Geek Chronicles:
Introducing the Modern Geek Banner
Superman’s got his “S.”
Batman’s got his Bat-Signal.
Dick Cheney’s got Harry Whittington’s face filled with bird shot.
Everyone needs a symbol. Dive deeper…
Modern Geek Chronicles:
Getting All “Inception-y”
The above statement was overheard at a McDonald’s in the fair city of Wilmington, NC. I have to admit, I’m not quite sure what it means, but it sounds damned serious. Part of me thinks I understand what it means to “get all Inception-y.” In my head, it’s akin to “getting all Matrix-y” which is, itself, akin to “getting all Blade Runner-y.” Jump back a hundred years and the saying was probably “getting all Metropolis-y.” Step back about 1500 years and it’s “don’t go getting all Justinian-y.” And on and on and on.
I wonder what the hell could have been going on in that McDonald’s that was “Inception-y.” I picture a pair of pimple-faced teenagers scuffling in the belly of a spinning industrial freezer as processed meat patties tumbled like hockey pucks Dive deeper…