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Jul 31, 2012

Studio Tour: Andy's Nerd Cave

Andy DuCett is a Minneapolis-based artist and maker, who works in a variety of media, and has created an awesome space for all his tools and other goodies to live and work together.

Oh, and by "other goodies," I mean hundreds of toys and action figures, mixed in with high tech design gear, power tools, and all sorts of art supplies.  

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Jun 12, 2012

Talk Nerdy to Me: Pun-Filled Sentiments for Geeks

"Nerdy Dirty" is a delightful collection of science-y but sweet illustrations by Nicole Martinez, filled with clever, pun-filled captions.

   

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Feb 07, 2012

Nerd Valentine: Thoughtful Gifts You Actually Wanna Give and Get

created at: 02/07/2012

It's full on February, which means it's time for Nerd Valentine, the best curated V-Day site on the internet.

Over the next week, every blog and their brother will post a roundup of Valentine's Day gift ideas, and they'll likely not include a single thing you'd be proud enough to give, or interested in recieving, or buying for yourself cause that's what you do on Valentine's Day, cause why should only the partnered people get to have all the fun.  

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Jul 18, 2011

The Evolution of the Geek

created at: 07/18/2011

Sure, when thinking of the word "geek," it's easy to conjure up images of less-than-attractive guys, obsessed with technology or role playing games or fantasy novels. But, I believe that anyone who's passionate about stuff is gonna be a geek about something, whether sports, celebrity gossip, music, or even design.

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Jun 21, 2011

Diagram of Geek Culture

Regarding passions, hobbies, preferences, etc, I've come to believe one thing: everybody's a geek about something. It's just that some areas, like sports, fashion, cars, celebrities, are more socially acceptable. But, knowing a lot about the things you're passionate about is awesome, and I'm glad folks get excited.

So, while I think it's only fair that most informed people own the geek title, I still think Julianna's concept map is tops.

Click here to see it in all its high-resolution glory:  

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Feb 08, 2011

Nerd Valentine: Awesome Gifts for Anyone

 

The new Tumblr blog Nerd Valentine subtitles itself, "Valentine's Day gift ideas for the nerd in your life."

And, it delivers. But! I don't really find the picks to be particularly directed at geek culture fans. I mean, some of it isa little tech-heavy, but what isn't in 2011? I just think they're good, solid, well-designed, and thoughtful picks. Unless I'm a nerd and don't know it...  

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Jan 12, 2011

Nerd Merit Badges

created at: 01/12/2011

ManMade reader Aaron sent me a link to the amazing, new Nerd Merit Badges store. Here, you can browse and purchase actual embroidered badges for contemporary, geek-leaning accomplishments, such as achieving a completely empty email inbox, providing tech support to every member of your family, or having a project appear on Boing Boing.

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Dec 10, 2010

Steve Kamb's Epic Quest of Awesome

created at: 12/10/2010

Steve Kamb has created quite a to-do list for himself. Besides managing the regular-guy health site Nerd Fitness (duly subscribed), he's created the Epic Quest of Awesomeness, a nine-level improvement plan that doesn't focus on making tons of money, sexual conquests, or other BS men's magazine goals, but on simply being healthy and doing cool things to make Steve and the world a better place. The Nintendo-inspired 'level-up' terminology he uses is pretty apt: each accomplishment is like a four-line Tetris, or a Fire Power flower.

He says, "Welcome to my Epic Quest of Awesome! I’m traveling all over the world, going on crazy adventures, and

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