Daily Archives: February 28, 2015

Is there…

a dumber movie than Battleship?

If there is, I can’t think of one.  Maybe Pootie Tang.

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To Book or Not to Book?

To Book, or not to Book?

That is the question.

Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer posts that are mere extraneous filler just to meet the requirements of an ill-advised challenge…

…or to keep up with said challenge now that you’ve made it.

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Ask the Alien

Alien Jones, so named because his true moniker is virtually unpronounceable by the average human, is taking

Alien Jones, Special Guest Contributor

Alien Jones, Special Guest Contributor

your questions and telling all in an effort to raise Earth above it’s current status as “the armpit of the universe.”  (His words, not mine.)

What’s the deal with probing?  Crop circles?  Area 51?  Space travel?  Other planets? What’s his favorite

book? TV show?  Movie?  Ask him about the great mysteries of the universe, or hell, ask him why McDonald’s discontinued the McRibwich.  There is no question his genius alien brain cannot answer.

So ask away and you never know, he may even be gracious enough to plug your blog in his answer.

Ask him in the comment section of this blog, tweet your questions to @bookshelfbattle or ask him on the Bookshelf Battle Google + page.

Together, we can help this alien in his message to raise our home world’s collective intelligence level.  And let’s face it, that’s a pretty tall order.

Alien Image Courtesy of “Marauder” on openclipart.org

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The Dress

Top Ten Explanations for “The Dress”

gcmrcydrfpdfyamqbp8w1) It’s a CIA Mind Control Conspiracy.  The longer we stare at it, the more hypnotized we become…

2)  Same thing but aliens did it instead of the CIA.  I will have to consult Alien Jones on this.

3)  It’s an ancient Queen’s dress come back to haunt us.

4)  It is an intelligence test.

5)  It is an illuminati conspiracy to turn us against each other.  Where were you on the day the people who saw white and gold separated from the people who saw black and blue?

6)  Charlie Sheen found it crumpled up on his floor last night, hanged it up, and posted a pic.  Had no idea it would go viral.  Winning!

7) It’s a psychology study to see how long we, as a society, are willing to talk about mundane things.  Answer – a long time!

8)  It is a wearable Rorschach test.

9)  If you see white and gold, you are awesome.  Thus, proof I am awesome.

10) It is just a dress.

Seriously (or maybe not so seriously), I have long held a theory that perhaps people see things differently.   I have wondered – “What if, what I see as blue, other people see as red?”  and “What if, when I am talking about something I think is blue, people hear me say, ‘blue’ but they think of what I see as ‘red?'”

To blow your mind more, what if, what I see as people, you see what I believe to be lizards?  What if, when you look at a lizard, you see what I would see as a tiny little person walking around on all fours?


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Long Before Being Nerdy Was Cool…

Statement by the President on the Passing of Leonard Nimoy

Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.

I loved Spock.

In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.

I just want to point out one part:

“Long before being nerdy was cool…”

We are now in a time when being nerdy is cool.  Do you remember a time when it wasn’t?  I do.  It wasn’t fun.  Kind of bittersweet, isn’t it?

The White House has official stated nerdy=cool and recognized Nimoy as a pioneer of nerdyness.  We live in good times.

Well, ok, aside from all of the other atrocities you hear about on TV everyday…but beside those, we live in good times when it comes to being a nerd.

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