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The Modern Vampire

Vampires are utterly fascinating.  Along with teenage girls across the nation, I have been gobbling up vampire literature and watching all the re-creations of this once-horrific monster of superstition.  Unlike my contemporary group of teenagers, I am not just caught up in idolizing the suave Robert Pattinson. In fact, there is something about these blood-suckers that I relate to, something just… human.  As ...

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Summer Anthem Power Rankings

In addition to vacations, pools, beaches, and barbecues, summer has given us some great anthems with which to celebrate the season. A truly great summer hit has got to be more than just a catchy pop song. It must have that indefinable ‘X-factor’ that causes it to repeat endlessly in our heads, that urges us to crank up the volume and roll down the windows, and that commands us to drop what we’re doing and s ...

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The Angry Nerd Diaries: Alone In My Bat-Dreams

Dear Diary, I have been having my bat-dreams again. This is strange, because unlike any other Batman movie ever released, I have seen very little footage from the film.  In fact, I’ve only heard the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.  I actually turned my head and averted my eyes because I didn’t want it to give anything away.  I am taking this way too seriously which just leaves me incredibly vulnerable to ...

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‘Til Later In Life Do We Part

As I sat to watch the newest chick-flick to hit red box, I couldn’t help but let my expectations soar out in front me as I thought about the title and all that it could mean. “The Vow.”  Maybe, just maybe, could the title refer to the promise and commitment of marriage?  This is a romance after all.  Maybe this will be the movie to portray characters who actually look at the vows, who read what they say, wh ...

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Who is John Mayer?

Last week, when I saw a promotional photograph for the new John Mayer record “Born and Raised,” I laughed out loud.  It’s not that there is anything particularly funny or embarrassing about this photograph, it’s just that I was really, really confused. The promo was from the music video from his new single, “Shadow Days,” which features Mayer traveling across the western part of the US with shoulder-length ...

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Got G.o.T.? – The Old Gods and the New

I never understood why TV show recaps come out the day after every new episode.  We just watched it, do we really need a recap right now?  That’s why, as my gift to you, I’m writing this week’s Got G.o.T.? almost a full week after episode 6.  You’re welcome.  Seriously though, this week’s delay was caused by two factors; work, and the episode itself.  Work, because I was in a week long meeting with my compu ...

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Avenge Me! – The Angry Nerd Diaries

Dear Diary, I hope that you have been well.  I'm accustomed to using this space to share only the deepest truths of my being .  So it should come as no surprise that despite everything happening in the world, the one thing that has been on my mind and annoying me is the fact that Marvel Comics movies pose a viable threat to Batman as the superhero king of the box office!  I promised myself I'd never get ril ...

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Got G.o.T.? – The Ghost of Harrenhal

What did you think was going to happen?  Melisandre’s demon-spawn was going to talk to Renly?  It was sad to see him go, he was beginning to become one of the few likable characters on this show of ours[tip direction="s" text="definitely the second funniest, after Tyrion, of course."]1[/tip].  So just as it was beginning, The War of the Five Kings is back to The War of the Four Kings.  Nerd Alert: In the bo ...

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Got G.o.T.? – Garden of Bones

Well folks, there you have it.  It took 14 episodes, but Game of Thrones may have finally lost its mainstream appeal.  This week’s episode left us with Melisandre, nobody’s favorite Red Priestess, reenacting nobody’s favorite scene from The Miracle of Life, giving birth to a crawling black demon[tip direction="s" text="an extremely premature one at that."]1[/tip].  This is a massive turning point for many f ...

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We Are What We Listen To

I recently had an experience that can only be described as surreal, and I’d like to tell you about it. A few weeks ago I was reading Memoirs of My Nervous Illness by Daniel Schreber. He wrote it to prove to the early-20th century German court system that he was sane enough to continue his service as a judge. What ensues is a sort of systematic theology resulting from his time spent pondering in an asylum. S ...

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