Have you heard the good news?! Actually the great news? The Oatmeal is on an epic quest to raise enough money for a nonprofit organization to buy the land and the building that was once the laboratory of Nikola Tesla. If the organization gets the necessary funds they want to open up a Nikola Tesla museum!
Why is this a big deal?
Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest (possibly somewhat insane) minds to ever grace this world. It could be said he was one of the founding fathers of geekdom seeing as he did things because he loved them and not necessarily for profit. Want to know more? Check out The Oatmeal’s infographic entitled “Why Nikola Tesla Was The Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived.” Then head on over to the indiegogo site and do a little donating. While they have reached their initial goal of $850,000 to assist with the purchase of the land/building, to get the actual museum up and running will take a whole lot more green.
Spread the word! We need a Tesla museum!
I am sad to say that on Sunday the world of comics lost a great man and legend, Mr. Joe Kubert. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting this amazing man at Comicpalooza back in May. He was a pure joy and was kind enough to take a free picture with our Melvin. It’s always tragic when one of the greats from any field passes away but I can say with confidence that this man will truly be missed. If you haven’t heard of Joe Kubert read on for some information on this wonderful man.
It’s finally here. The weekend we’ve been waiting all summer for. Everyone seems to be holding their breath about its release because we don’t know what to expect come the end of the film. Does he live? Does he die? Of course I could only be referring to The Dark Knight Rises which will hit packed theaters nearest you on Friday. Sadly I won’t be one of the fans anxiously waiting to see what will no doubt be an epic ending to an amazing trilogy because I’m moving that day (go figure) but that doesn’t mean that I can’t share some Gotham fashion with you so read on.
Hey did you guys know that your very own fashion forward geek takes requests? No? Well now you do! I love feedback and I received a very impassioned request from a member of Loki’s Army to pay tribute to the God of Mischief with some worthy looks that would make anyone kneel to your amazing sense of fashion. Read on or be Loki’d!
Happy Birthday to America! I don’t know about you guys but Texans take the 4th of July pretty seriously; it’s lots of beer, barbecue, and blowing stuff up. You can’t walk in a store without being bombarded with all things patriotic and hey why not? America is a pretty spiffy place after all. Of course being proper geeks around here we just can’t celebrate all that is America without giving the Captain himself a proper nod of acknowledgement. That’s right guys I mean the very first Avenger: Captain America. Read on for some Captain-inspired looks that will have you repping the red white and blue without inspiring people to fly you from a pole in their front lawn.