Nerd News Roundup

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Pet peeve, I’m not fond of putting hyphens in name. I don’t know why. I’m just not. When my wife and I got married and had a discussion regarding her last name and what it would be, we discussed the possibility and I was a lot closer to ditching my own last name and picking a new one for the both of us than I was about adding a hyphen to hers. I don’t know why, I’m just weird, okay?) anyway, that guy up there at the start of this paragraph? Yeah, he’s Quicksilver, the super-fast son of that one guy who fought those other guys who we can’t mention by name because the Fox infernal lawyers will rise from the pits of Tartarus and drag us kicking and screaming to a hell where Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are the only things on TV. Aaron up there will be joining your Avengers to stop James Spader.

Spiderman Tutu : Dance of the Sugar Plum Spiders

Paul Giamatti let slip that his character the Rhino will be returning for Spiderman 3-2 (As another aside, Internet, I am disappointed. Given that Spiderman 3-2 sounds a lot like the name of an awesome droid from a Star Wars/Marvel mashup universe, I’m severely disappointed that there is not one picture out there of R2 painted like Spiderman. You should feel ashamed of yourself.)

Anyway, this would seem to confirm that the Rhino will probably be wrapped up pretty quickly in the next movie (possibly without even getting his famous Rhino suit), but will be back to torment Spiderman next time.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

And here’s the last ad campaign from the fictional Trask Industries.

If there were any justice in the world, there would be a comedy on TV about mad scientists working in an evil lab.

If there were any justice in the world, there would be a comedy on TV about mad scientists working in an evil lab.


And in case you were curious:

Software engineer Burr Settles from Pittsburgh studied the language used in 2.6 million tweets, and also sampled tweets that appeared when he searched for the terms ‘geek’ and ‘nerd’.

By comparing tweets in each query, Settles devised a mathematical equation that established the probability of a particular word appearing in a geeky tweet, or a nerdy one.

Well done, Sir. I may be a level 16 Dork (that would be a Nerd 8/Geek 8) for writing a blog that deals with Star Wars, the Avengers, and Spider-man (and using D&D terminology to define myself), but coming up with a mathematical equation to definitive answer where someone lies on the Nerd/Geek chart? That’s epic levels of Dork, there. I can only hope to aspire to your level, Sir.


Post your Geek/Nerd levels in the comments, folks.


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