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Picard informs Riker about Data's mad rap skillz

Podcast: The Titular Khan Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe see who gets the space station in the big American/ Russian space break up, and then cast an eye into the future by examining the art of futurism, and then break out the ol’ crystal ball and discuss what of modern culture will survive into the […]

Podcast: Too Soon? Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discuss the concept of “too soon” when it comes to comedy and pop culture. Does comedy equal tragedy plus time, or are some people just jerks looking for an excuse? Also, spoiler alert, the Titanic sinks at the end. Do you think The Repeater is over-reacting? […]

The nerd heard ’round the world

Comedian Patton Oswalt has a new article in Wired that has geeks, dweebs and nerds in an uproar. The essay suggests that nerd culture has become mainstream, too easy to obtain & fodder for remakes/reboots and needs to be destroyed and rebuilt. I take it as a humor essay that also reflects the author’s feelings […]