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Worship at the Altar of Geekiness With the Help of These Sci-Fi Gargoyles

There’s a chapel in France where the gargoyles are super-geeky. No, I’m not talking about this kind of geeky gargoyle. I mean that some architectural spirit animal of mine made gargoyles inspired by geeky movies and TV.

If you like Alien and Gremlins and are somewhat macabre and inclined to matrimony, I think I’ve found the perfect place for you to get hitched.


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The Women of the Future… Of France… Of 1902

Don’t let the seeming progressiveness of these French playing cards from 1902 fool you: women were not actually allowed to participate in French elections until 1945. These cards were intended to be racy, silly, and improbable, even as they depicted women in the impressive (and since achieved!) positions of statesmen, rescue workers, soldiers, students and doctors. Which should be obvious as soon as you notice that the three star general has her stars of rank painted onto her bare arm.

Although, we have to say, if we got to dress in hats with ducks on them, fetching pince nez, and high-collared coats like the Journaliste above, we’d be pretty happy.

While these cards are racy for the standards of 1902, they’re perfectly safe for work these days. Venture forth unafraid!


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Male Explorer Revealed To Be A Female Two Centuries After Being Awesome

French botanist Jeanne Baret’s (sometimes spelled Baré or Barret) life sounds like it has the makings of a compelling film. The explorer disguised herself as a man and set out on a journey that would make her the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. That was two centuries ago and she’s just now getting recognition, not to mention a plant species named in her honor. 


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Le Docteur Qui: A French Doctor Who Parody [Video]

Don’t worry, this has subtitles. But there was no way we were resisting a parody of Doctor Who in sexy, sexy French. Okay, the translated language gets a bit, shall we say, risqué, but there’s a Rubix cube in it, and it’s a lot of fun.

(via Geeks Are Sexy)