Thursday, February 17, 2011

Geek Shit Wednesday Vol. II. On Thursday. STFU.

Ok, I missed Wednesday-- I'm out in the country relying on a satellite internet connection... Which is problematic when my sister's house is just high enough that it's freaking snowing here, crampin' my style.  Anyway, here's Geek Shit Wednesday:  Thursday Edition.

"Firefly" Returning To TV (Not As Cool As You'd Hope)

I initially screamed and peed my pants when I heard that the popular science fiction western "Firefly" was going to return to TV-- but it's not as awesome as I'd hoped.  It's re-airing (not airing new episodes) on Syfy.  Sigh.  It's cool though, it's the first time in years it's been on a major cable channel, and I'm pretty sure I'll still watch it (I mean, how many times have I said "gorram" on this blog alone?  I need hobbies).

In a related story, Nathan Fillion said that if he was ever called to play the show's lead, Mal, again, he totes would.  !!!  Hottest Canadian Ever!!!


Russia:  Put Down The Vodka

Some stunning info came out of Russia today:  a third of Russians believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth.

"In a survey released this week, 32 percent of Russians believed the Earth was the center of the Solar system; 55 percent that all radioactivity is man-made; and 29 percent that the first humans lived when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth.

"'It's really quite amazing,' spokeswoman Olga Kamenchuk said of the survey that polled 1,600 people across Russia's regions in January, with a 3.4-percent margin of error."

This is TOTALLY what Russia looked like during the Jurassic.

These obvious scientific fallacies sound insane-- but keep in mind that there are people in OUR country who want to teach in public schools that the Earth was made over a period of 7 days 7,000 years ago.  Uh-huh.


Jobsian Cultists/Motorcycle Enthusiasts Rejoice

Because clearly we need the iPhone to attach to EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE FOREVER, I present:  GaugeFace!

This fancy dock (for $250) interfaces with your Harley's Engine Control Unit to show you such info including tachometer, engine temperature, turn signal indicators, etc.  Seems like a pricey addition to one's bike, but I'm sure some Harley nuts will love it.  I hope it grasps the phone securely; I know I always get paranoid when on a motorcycle.  I always have these nightmare images of my $500 phone tumbling out and smashing to bits on the freeway.



  1. Those Russians! It really is a fact that they consume more booze, and more spirits, than pretty much anywhere else in the world.

  2. Click on the html link I cleverly placed in the comment!

  3. It's very clever to teach people things! Goooooo Sarah! Team Adventure for the WIN!