Pyramids are all over the world. Built by numerous civilizations. Join us as we explore what exactly classifies a structure as a pyramid, the who and why of their construction and did Egyptians travel to South America? Perhaps the Mongoose Equation can help us answer that one…
Greetings to you, Nerdlings! Yes, you! Have you been looking for entertainment with an educational twist? Perhaps you wish to have your funny bones tickled with comical and sometimes explicit conversation? Then, come one and all to NERDONOMY! A place of wonder and surprise, of creatures and feats beyond your imagination, and of silly writing that fancies itself to be like that of a mid 19th century side show!
I was a child of the nineties. Though I was born in the early eighties, I really started making badass memories at about age seven. By that time, I was more aware of what was going on around me and had developed a full-blown obsession with movies. Many of my best childhood memories are tied to a movie or at the very least a timeframe related to a movie’s theatrical release. I’ve been in a place lately where I’ve been purchasing and revisiting these films to see what I may have missed when I was a wee one. So here we go, ladies and gents… the first in a series for your reading enjoyment!
Finally, Eric and Bryan conclude (for now) their discussion on Rome, with an emphasis on the Emperors from Augustus through the Byzantines. Featuring Special Guest Dan Lazarus, a.k.a. The Lazarus Man. Enjoy!
Les Misérables has been drenched in the saliva of so much internet gossip for the past year that it was easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, especially for us musical theatre geeks. I spent quite a significant amount of time pouring over articles, getting casting information (anyone else remember Taylor Swift being offered the role of Éponine?), and feeling anxious when I learned that Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) would have the actors sing live. It almost became a bit more hype than I wanted, and I had to scale back on how much I read beforehand, or how many pictures I wanted to see of Anne Hathaway without hair. It turns out this sort of publicity is rather traditional for the story; Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, from which the 1980s stage musical is derived, was advertised in papers and discussed up to two years prior to publishing. Old habits die hard, I suppose.