Friday News Bites: #BringBackOurGirls Update, Books for Sailors and Prisoners + More

We have a grab bag of serious stories, entertainment news, and one more way Amazon is becoming our overlord. Let’s get to it:

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Lunch Time Poll: Nerd Rage

Sunday evening, my Twitter and Facebook blew up. This is because Stephen Moffat announced the new Doctor. It was an old white man and Twitter/Facebook were pissed. We were all holding out the new Doctor would be something different other than a white male. Internet casting had the front runners of Idris Elba, Dame Helen Mirren, and Chiwetel Eljiofor as the three in the lead of dream casting. People were demanding a POC or a woman as the new Doctor. No one believed those three would actually get the role but was more of an outline to what fans wanted. Sadly Moffat gave us another white man in the string of Doctors. Peter Capaldi is a fantastic actor and I am looking forward to Twelve but compared to what could have been, I am a bit disappointed. Read More Lunch Time Poll: Nerd Rage

Ridiculous Dreams

This week I’m on location in St. Maarten. Fancy, no? I’m here on my day job, which has me assisting my employers about the island. So far this is not like any place I’ve ever been before. Read More Ridiculous Dreams

TDG: Disney-fied Edition

So, even though it makes me a bad nerd, I have to admit that I had no idea what Sucker-Punch was when I first started seeing the trailer. I honestly thought it was an SNL skit or something. But no! Real movie. Read More TDG: Disney-fied Edition

The Mystique of the Girl Geek

I’ve always called myself a “girl geek” or a “nerd girl.” In the strange mix of sci-fi,  grammar obsession, zombie movies, computer parts, and feminism that is my brain, it’s recently floated to the surface that maybe I should take a look at those labels. Read More The Mystique of the Girl Geek

The Grammar Bitch: Nerd Fights

“Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.” -George Eliot, Middlemarch Read More The Grammar Bitch: Nerd Fights

Trivia Tuesday: Tattoo Who’s Who

It’s Tuesday Trivia Time!  Mini confession here – I have been stupid excited about tattoo mix-n-match all week long.  It’s been like waiting for my birthday.  I’m slightly disappointed that I don’t get to guess, but my disappointment is tempered my the fact that I really love knowing all the answers.  (What can I say?  I’m a nerd.) Read More Trivia Tuesday: Tattoo Who’s Who