Archive for April, 2013

Nerd Lunch Episode 81: Replace Me

Posted in podcast with tags , , on April 16, 2013 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Episode 81 of the Nerd Lunch podcast features the return of one of my favorite guests, Kristin Rielly of Reilly Geek fame. She joins us to discuss replacements for ourselves.

Replace Me

Carlin gives us several social situations and we are supposed to choose a real person, a fictional person or a Muppet to replace us. What Muppets will show up at an office Christmas party? What deceased former Presidents will attend family reunions and/or a 5 year old’s birthday party? And yes, we have to deal with the repercussions of our decisions. Nerd To Dos involve Superman IV, Downton Abbey and selling off comics.

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It’s Atari National Pac-Man Day!

Posted in Pac-Man, pop culture with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2013 by Paxton

Cavalcade Arcade

Today marks the 31st annual Atari National Pac-Man Day.

Atari National Pac-Man Day

Atari declared National Pac-Man Day on the day they released the Atari port of Pac-Man back on April 3, 1982.

Atari Pac-Man
(Via Sascha Grant)

Pac-Man was a cultural phenomenon in the early 80s. It was merchandised as thoroughly as anything is today. So on this most auspicious holiday think back on the Atari 2600 and the game of Pac-Man. Maybe head on over to an emulator site and play a game.  Enjoy one of the first video games to become a global phenomenon.

Check out these other Pac-Man specific articles:

1. On Episode 77 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast we discuss the Atari 2600 and its games (including Pac-Man)
2. First Perfect Game of Pac-Man played back in 1999
3. America’s Love Affair with a man named Pac
4. Check out some Pac-Man photos in my Video Games Flickr set

Nerd Lunch Episode 79: Drilldown on Firefly

Posted in Firefly, podcast, pop culture, TV shows with tags , , , , on April 2, 2013 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Only 21 episodes to go before we hit the big 100. This week we are joined again by the always awesome Mark Dury, the unofficial fifth Atomic Geek.  We brought Mark in to finally discuss a subject that I am frankly shocked we haven’t really discussed yet.  We get nerdy and drill down on one of the Geek Sci-Fi Holy Grails, Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

Firefly blueprint

We talk about our own experiences with the show. We see if any of us saw the very short Fox run or if we saw the movie. We even discuss if we would like to see Firefly return in some form or another. It’s all pretty geeky. Come check it out.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner.

Or listen to it online here.