Okay, I’m pretty stoked about this … Down and Nerdy is back for version 2.0!
A brief bit of history: Years ago, we did a segment called Down and Nerdy on my Friday morning radio show. Flash forward to 2014, and Down and Nerdy is reborn as an hour-long chat-show podcast. I’m fortunate to have some wickedly smart, interesting and funny people working with me on this, and I hope you have as much fun listening to it as we do recording it. Our panel consists of Kevin Kinsella, Rachel Raphael and Scott Slucher. Like I said, smart, interesting and funny people.
In this week’s episode, we talk about what a great time it is to be a Marvel fan, the pros and cons of binging on television shows like “House of Cards” and “Game of Thrones,” whether modern television is taking the place of the novel in popular entertainment, and whether it’s ethically okay to eat laboratory-grown salami sequenced from the DNA of James Franco.
(Here’s the direct link, if you want to download it so that you can listen while you’re jogging or making a from-scratch pie or suffering through a Wes Anderson movie or something like that.)
Lonely? Bored? Well, the 2013 Solitaire Print and Play Contest is here to help you stave off boredom (and burn through all of your printer ink). This year’s winner is Maquis, a “solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals and a play time of approximately twenty minutes. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals – blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers – but at the same time Milice collaborators and Wehrmacht soldiers patrol the area.”
Give me 12 minutes, and I’ll give you what might be your next favorite band: This is the remarkable Liverpool band Anathema.
The band is led by two brothers, Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh. Anathema was a critically acclaimed heavy metal band throughout the 90s, but at some point the brothers were bitten by a bug that veered them in a more orchestral, artsy direction. Continue reading →