Posts Tagged ‘Nerd Alert’

Nerd Alert: Melrose Place is Back!

September 8, 2009

I seriously LOVE Melrose Place. The catfights, the pulling off of wigs, the bombs, the hookers..nothing gets better than an Aaron Spelling night time soap. The new CW version premiers tonight at nine, and while I’m kinda super scared of what they’ll do to it, I’m hoping for an all out ridiculous script that stays true to the original series. Let’s just pray that they bring back Heather Locklear as the eternal “special guest star”. In honor I’ve decided to post a plethora of my favorite clips. Enjoy my kittens, television hasn’t been this ludicrous and wonderful in a long time.

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Nerd Alert: Livejournal.com

September 1, 2009

Livejournal. The word makes people think of emo kids cutting themselves and crying about how their moms and dads won’t let them wear that sweet dog collar necklace they just bought at Hot Topic last week when their best friend’s older sister snuck them to the mall and they hung around outside smoking cigarettes and scowling at people.

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In reality, Livejournal is a plethora of interesting people writing about everything and anything. Before blogs became the popular go to, I got hooked on lj communities, where people could post about whatever their topic of interest was in a forum full of interested readers. These communities are still popping up and thriving like crazy, even if all you twittermonkeys and blogheads pretend like they don’t exist.

Because Livejournal was the first website I really got hooked on, the one place I truly learned how the Internet works in all its mysterious ways, I thought it was about time to give it back some love. So here are some of my favorite communities, to show off the wonderful that is LJ.

Oh No They Didn’t

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Take TMZ, every tabloid, every picture ever taken by the paparazzi, and over 50,000 readers, mix them up in one gigantic pot and you have Oh No They Didn’t. If there is a rumor to be told, a myth to be busted, or a picture of celebrities walking, you can be sure to find it here. With hundreds of posts every day, this one community has literally shut down Livejournal.com multiple times, and come very close to making the internet itself explode. Yeah, it’s that good.

WTF_Nature

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Nature does some incredible and amazing things, but it’s pretty hard to find all of this information in one place. That’s where WTF_Nature comes in. This community is all about the creepy, weird, unimaginable madness that nature has to offer, complete with explanations and pictures.

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Yahoo Answers is a mecca for idiots and their unbelievable questions. yahoo_lulz sifts out the serious questions and puts all the hilarity in one place for your reading pleasure.

Foto Decadent

There are many photography communities on livejournal, but if you’re looking for a more professional and avant-garde collection of fashion photography this is the place to go. Updated regularly and with information on the photographer, models, source, etc.

Philadelphia

When you’ve googled your heart out and yelp just isn’t working for you, don’t forget about Philly’s very own livejournal community. Snarky yet helpful, they’ll help you out and keep you in check.

There are so many LJ communities out there it’s too much to even comprehend, but I hope that I’ve exposed the fearful to a whole new world of possibilities. Remember, Livejournal has something for everyone.

Nerd Alert: The Residents

August 5, 2009

Sorry guys, I know it’s pretty late and I’m running out of time for my weekly Tuesday Nerd Alert, but I honestly forgot what day it was! Why was that? I was busy discovering a band that is pretty much the nerdiest and coolest thing to ever come out of Louisiana. That band is The Residents. Like most nerds, they have a ridiculously prolific amount of work, and have been rocking out with costumes, computers, and freaky videos since the late 60s, never once taking a break from it all. Inspired by Captain Beefheart and Sun Ra, The Residents picked up some instruments even though they didn’t know how to play, and having been kicking ass ever since.

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That’s them in their rad trademark eyeball costumes. They used these, among other disguises, to remain anonymous for decades. Decades! They barely granted interviews and never went out in public without being disguised, all while making over sixty albums, three cd-roms, ten dvds, and several musical short films, AND went on seven world tours. That, my friends, is devotion to an art project and is so incredibly dorky and awesome I can barely take it.

I particularly enjoy their “one minute movies” that have some interesting animation and the music to fit along perfectly. It’s not your typical stuff and a lot of people might dismiss it right away as creepy and weird, but hey, this is a nerd alert. If I wasn’t posting this sort of stuff I’d be letting you down. I hope you all can give it a chance and enjoy :)

If you look them up on youtube you will understand why I spent the entire day consumed by this band. These videos are endless.

The obligatory shaky camera live performance, just because it’s ace

x-posted to McJAWN