Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More nerdy news nuggets

* Want to learn weird things about famous authors? This Mental Floss article at has some interesting tidbits. Who knew Edgar Allen Poe was crazy? Oh wait....

* A select group of nerdy gentlemen at a Washington university are auctioning themselves off for money and a chance to hang out with sorority girls. This may be one of the seven signs of an impending apocalypse. There've been so many lately, though, it's hard to keep track.

* Do you have a blank space on your living room wall, a barren bit between the Buffy musical poster and that way cool IKEA bookshelf you just bought? Well, have no fear. You can fill that decorative void with your very own copy of the Magna Carta, one of which is going up for auction. Nothing like having the seeds of democracy hanging on your wall. If Dick Cheney ever comes over, you'll have an awesome conversation piece.

* In completely unrelated news, Nana Visitor of crinkle-nosed "Deep Space Nine" fame is going to be a guest star on "Battlestar Galactica," says the Chicago Tribune TV columnist. The item's a bit spoilery, but it's just nice to know that BSG will be back...eventually...someday...before eternity sets in....

1 comment:

SFG said...

Oh, the auction's nothing. It was even covered on Slashdot. Now when we see sorority girls auctioning themselves off to nerds, that'll be a sign of the apocalypse.

You could have a nerd girl auction herself off, but the actual price would go through the roof. There are never enough nerd girls to go around.