While dissecting A Christmas Story, The Nerds get a visit from Nerds on History’s own Eric Bricmont whose mid episode tangent may very well be a cinema goldmine.
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Well folks, we’ve reached the end of Oscar Season.
We here at Nerdonomy would like to extend our congratulations to all winners of Academy Awards this year; your achievements were well recognized. I also want to take a moment to sincerely thank all those who listened to our live Oscar podcast: it was a lot of fun, and we look forward to our next live episode in the not-too-distant future.
Note: This article contains explicit language.
#5 – Star Trek: Into Darkness
“Only number 5!?” cries every nerd worldwide. Yes, just number 5 but it’s a short list. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot in 2009 was, to be cliched as hell, A REVELATION! It was so good, I saw it five times in the theaters, then bought the Blu-Ray on release day. I can never get enough of it. It is truly a sci-fi masterpiece.
Eric and Bryan welcome their first spectators into the Nerdcave, as well as Nerds on Film co-host Sarah Ashley, to wrap up their month of Christmas themed episodes by talking about one of most popular Christmas stories of all time. Merry Christmas!
Photo Credit: First Edition of A Christmas Carol, photographed by Heritage Auctions, Inc. Dallas, TX
So what’s big, rocky, round and sits between Mars and Jupiter? If you’re scratching your head right now, don’t worry. Your 7th grade science teacher didn’t teach you about it because it wasn’t deemed worthy, but there is something out there.
On January 1, 1801, the Mathematician, Astronomer, and Catholic priest of the Theatine order, Father Giuseppe Piazzi, made a startling discovery. An object first thought to be a star (one of 7,646 that he cataloged in his career) was observed moving against a field of its fixed cosmic kin. To verify his findings Piazzi spent 3 more days making observations. What had he found? Well according to him it must have been a comet – a large ball of dust and ice, traveling through the solar system like a cosmic drifter. Only that’s what he felt comfortable telling the public. His instincts told a different story, as we can tell from a letter sent to his friend, Barnaba Oriani: