2017

Low Key Ways to Celebrate May the Fourth

Even the most basic of Star Wars fans knows about 5/4. It’s a holy day among the nerds and geeks who worship The Franchise. A day to don your Jedi robes and appreciate the masterpieces that are episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7…..and begrudgingly tolerate 1, 2, and 3. But what’s an office-bound Padawan to do when May the Fourth falls on a weekday?! Here are some subtle ways to show your Star Wars solidarity when
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Nerd Barrage Reviews: Power Rangers

I have very mixed feelings….Potential spoilers ahead! Now, I don’t want to take a giant dump on this movie, because it wasn’t awful, but there might be a fair bit of dumping. As an overall impression, it wasn’t a horrible action movie. There have been worse (lookin’ at you BvS), and most of my complaints revolve around poor story-telling. So first, the good! This movie was absolutely beautiful. There were quite a few creatively shot
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Nerd Barrage Reviews: Logan

THERE WILL BE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW! You have been warned. I want to start this review out by saying, I went into the theater with some pretty high expectations. Being the first X-Men movie (Deadpool may have had a few X-Men in it, but it doesn’t count as an X-Men movie – come at me!) with an ‘R’ rating, I expected cursing and tons of blood. I was not disappointed. Logan is by no
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Celebrity Deaths - Why We Care So Much

As the internet continually pointed out, 2016 was a rough year in terms of celebrity deaths.  There is no doubt that 2016 claimed the lives of a serious number of iconic celebrities. January started the gruesome movement with the death of one of my favorite artists of all time, the glorious David Bowie – two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album, Black Star. And that early blow sparked a terrible trend.
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Nerd Barrage Reviews: John Wick - Chapter 2

Yeah. I’d say he’s back. And with a vengeance. It’s rare for a sequel to rival its predecessor…and even more seldom does it outshine it. But in Chapter 2, Director Chad Stahelski steps up the action, the gun-play, the body count and the story line. This film gives us a deeper look into the mysterious world of assassins introduced in the original. It’s a respectable, well-mannered and frighteningly deadly hierarchy of cool-headed bosses, puppeteers and
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A Game of Thrones Feast to Impress Your Valentine

Quite some time ago I purchased A Feast of Ice & Fire – The Official Companion Cookbook. This book is chock-full of mouth-watering medieval recipes as well as many modern day counterparts that add a little something extra to the traditional dishes. Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer, the brilliant authors of this culinary masterpiece, also spend some pages delving into the basics of a medieval kitchen – such as cooking apparatuses that would be handy
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Nerd Barrage Builds: Chocolate Dice

Jenn and Bonita roll the dice in their latest geeky DIY…chocolate dice that is. Wanna surprise your sweetie with some sweets for Valentine’s Day or for a romantic occasion? Check out how Nerd Barrage Builds it. Here’s what you need:  Food-safe Silicone Mold Kit Dice (with embossed numbering) Chocolate/Candy boxes Decorations and Filler Measuring Spoons Measuring Cups (glass) Toothpicks Melting Candy and/or Chocolate chips Watch the video for instructions!

Gifts for Your Geeky Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Hello again, clueless shoppers! So you’ve won the nerd lottery and your significant other is a fellow geek? Grats! I know that Valentine’s day can sometimes send people into a bit of a stress-induced panic, but that’s why we’re here to help! Below you’ll find our top 5 picks for the special geeky guy or gal in your life! For your Geeky Girlfriend: Solar System Necklace – Some guys promise their lady the moon. Screw
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