Tag: nerds

And then the bartender says to the neutron, 'For you, no charge!'

Hero Nerd Science Teen Ahmed Mohamed Visits White House, Doesn’t Blow It Up

Texas nerdboy Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested in September when school officials and the Irving Police Department decided his alarm clock inside a pencil case looked like a hoax bomb, finally got to meet President Obama Monday night at...
True fact: Nerdy smiles started as a prison fashion, like saggy pants

Dead Breitbart Exposes Nerd Hero Clockmaker As Dangerous Bubble-Blowing Thug

You might think that the rightwing attempt to demonize Ahmed Mohamed, the kid who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to his high school in Irving, Texas, might have died down by now. But then you would be...
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NASA Finds Water On Mars, Dan Quayle Still Wrong

Exciting nerd news, as NASA confirmed what had been suspected for a while now: Mars has liquid water! At least some of the time, under the right conditions. Scientists reported on Monday definitive signs of liquid water on the surface...

Nice Time! Super Cool Gamer Nerds Tell Indiana Gov to Go Frak Himself

The organizers of the largest sci-fi/fantasy/gaming convention in Indiana have announced that they will take their toys and go somewhere else if Governor Mike Pence (R-Dipshit) goes forward with signing his Fuck the Gays bill. Frakin' A! Indiana is one...
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Stephen Colbert Just Loves Him Some Comic-Con Nerds, Also Rich People (Video)

We're going to throw a double dose of Stephen Colbert at you this morning, mostly because we're just so darned indecisive. So hey, let's go with TWO clips! First up, a potpourri from last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, that...

Happy Talkin Talkin Happy Talk (Etc)

In today's edition of Things We Didn't Already Crosspost Here, we have Klingon Nerd Beer for Nerds, Our Terrible Brackets (Jeff wouldn't let me choose EVERY underdog for EVERY sportsball match, despite the fact I almost won ALL THE...

Nate Silver’s ‘538’ Shines With Nerdy Luminescence; Ezra Klein’s ‘Vox’ Polishes Turds

Do you have a (figurative or literal) boner for political and sportsball prognosticating whiz kid Nate Silver? We got one from reading The Signal and the Noise,probably because yr humble correspondent minored in statistics in college. It raged even harder last...

NSA Chief Used Replica Of Set From Popular ‘Star Trek’ TV Program To Impress Congresscritters, Win Support For Spying

Foreign Policy has a detailed, insightful profile of the "cowboy" approach to surveillance taken by NSA Director Keith Alexander. There's a lot of important, outrageous, we-should-be-worried-about-this stuff in there about his cavalier approach to the law and to civil...

Millions of Americans Can Breathe Sigh Of Relief Now That We Are Safe From Unlocked Phones

Good news everyone! We are relieved, we are SO relieved, because as of Saturday, there are criminal penalties (including jail time and a fine of up to $500,000) for unlocking your phone so you can switch cel phone providers. Is...

Obama Administration Crushes Nerds’ Dreams, Will Not Build Death Star

Nerds who petitioned the White House to "Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016" were dealt a massive wedgie by Paul "Darth" Shawcross Friday. The Chief of the Science and Space Branch of...

Cool-Kid Michigan Voters To Bully Nerd-Governor Rick Snyder With Votes

The dumb jocks who elect Michigan governors aren't happy with current nerd governor Rick Snyder just because he signed a Right To Work bill into law basically before the damn thing was written and otherwise sat on his thumbs as...

Computer Fiends Kidnap Romney’s 1040 Forms, Demand Fake Nerd Money For Ransom

Mitt Romney's tax returns: Where are they??? If you have been following the presidential campaign to this point, in which Barack Obama's birth certificate and Mitt Romney's tax returns have battled it out for the title of Most Important...

Spite-Generated Harpy Michelle Malkin Has Thoughts On NASA, Science, Forced Abortions Probably

Nerds everywhere are celebrating last night's successful landing of NASA's "Curiosity" rover, breathing a sigh of relief, glorying in the awesome technological achievement, and giddily anticipating that some JPL engineers will almost certainly get laid. But hold on just...

Zany Washington Post Marijuana Story Contains Dangerous Levels Of Wordplay

Oh, Washington Post writer Emily Heil, we were going to make excuses for you, assuming you were some poor underpaid intern forced to churn out blog postlets for the Post's "In The Loop" blog, which is different from all...

Important Vanity Fair Barack Obama Nerd Love Update: Young Obama Wore Brut

It is going to take weeks to unpack all of this New Yorker-length Vanity Fair article "Portrait Of Obama As A Pretentious Young Man," but we at Your Wonkette know your carnal and emotional needs, and that is to...

Here Nerds, Have A Mid-Afternoon Obama/Uhura Snack, For ‘Bating

Yeah yeah, President Obama seems to be in this picture too, but DAMN, Nichelle Nichols, you are 170,000 years old, and you are freaking FOIN. (Squee note, you are wearing a space necklace.)