The Week in Geek

Mice are seriously going to ruin your weekend plans.

By: Amy Dittmeier & Ben Kessell

Buckyball Turns Twenty Five

The Fourth marked a very important anniversary, this week; Twenty-five years ago Buckminsterfullerene was discovered. More commonly known as the “buckyball” this Carbon structure is the granddaddy of nanotechnology and the one of the reasons your expensive fixed-gear bike is so light and strong...

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Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 08, 2010 @ 11:11 am

Buckyball, Mice, Duke Nukem, Neil Gaiman

News for Now

Labor Day weekend is basically the definition of a slow news weekend. But here we go!

File this under "Reasons I HATE Morrissey." We should be up to entry #384 by now. So, he was chatting up The Guardian this past week, and called the Chinese a "subspecies." Why? Because he's disgusted by their cat and dog trade and lack of animal protection laws. As someone who loves animals and is a vegetarian, I'm also upset about their intensely poor treatment of animals. But to say they're a "subspecies"? Shut the fuck up, Moz...

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Posted by Alyssa Vincent on Sep 08, 2010 @ 11:11 am

morrissey, elo, heave

"Machete" Review

Yeah, but are there *enough* naked people?

“They fucked with the wrong Mexican.” In 2007, when Grindhouse was released and Robert Rodriguez’s mock trailer for a film called Machete kicked off the proceedings, those words tickled a very specific part of the moviegoing audience, a part that missed the days when political correctness didn’t have to be a part of the cinematic experience and the heroes were tough guys of a totally different variety...

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Posted by Dominick Mayer on Sep 03, 2010 @ 10:10 am

Machete, Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez

Graphic Content

Is it weird that I have a huge metaphoric boner for zombies?

All summer I’ve been eagerly waiting. Just ticking down the days, doing meaningless tasks to fill the void. At first I was skeptical but with every news piece that comes out about it I become Veruca Salt screaming “I want it now.” This thing that makes me salivate at the mention of it is AMC’s new show “The Walking Dead,” based on one of my favorite comic books of the same name.

If you don’t know what The Walking Dead series is…I just don’t know what to say...

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Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 03, 2010 @ 10:10 am

The Walking Dead, amc, Halloween

Business Casual Superstar

Dude fashion is cool because there is nothing named Juicy Couture.

I so rarely do outfits inspired by dudes. I apologize for that. It's just that there's so much more to do with fashion for the ladies. For dudes, it's just like, wear pants. Society wants you wearing pants. The end. I mean, come on. Pants + shirt + shoes of some sort = you're set. No one's going to talk about your shoes not working with your outfit and the only accessories you have to worry about are your watches and possibly your LiveStrong bracelet.

But today, I thought I'd mix things up. Fellas? The Hoomster's got your back...

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Posted by Huma Rashid on Sep 03, 2010 @ 10:10 am

The O.C., Fan Mixes, Ryan Atwood, Ben McKenzie