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  1. Episode 36 of The Geekosystem Podcast “Giftosystem”

    Victoria basically won Friendship.

    The gang's all here now that Dan is back from vacation, and Victoria brought geekogifts for the team! We talk about settling in to the new site, the dangers of giant stone vaginas, and as always give you our weekly Editors' Picks.

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  2. Stop What You’re Doing And Go Follow Mel Brooks On Twitter

    This week Comedy Central is hosting a comedy festival on Twitter. Part of the festival involves an event with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner hosted by Judd Apatow. As I said last week, during this event Apatow was going to try to convince Brooks to join Twitter, and it looks like it worked. So far he's only tweeted obligatory "This is my first tweet" with a link to the live stream of the event, but Brooks is a comedy genius and I'm really looking forward to what he does with his Twitter account.

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  3. Comedy Central Will Host #ComedyFest Comedy Festival on Twitter and Vine

    My Twitter feed is a pretty even balance between news sources I trust and comedians I enjoy, but next week it's probably going to lean heavily to the comedy side of things. That's because Comedy Central is hosting a comedy festival on Twitter by having comedians post jokes with the hashtag #ComedyFest and upload short clips to Vine.

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  4. Pollution Is So Bad, One Chinese Entrepreneur Is Selling Canned Air. Yes, Like In Spaceballs.

    What It Says On the Tin

    Chen Guangbiao's wealth is valued at upwards of $700 million dollars. I can think of a lot of things I could do with that money but Guangbiao decided to use it to make a point. One that Mel Brooks kinda made in 1987's Spaceballs

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  5. 10 Instances In Which History Meets Geekery

    Power Grid

    History: It’s chock full of colorful characters and crazy random happenstances. But more often than not, when a historical character makes it to the big screen it’s in the form of a  cookie-cutter biopic. What gives? History is dynamic and exciting! As a history geek, I’d much rather see Napoleon fighting wizards and fairy kings than some boring Oscar bait biopic on the (actually not short!) Emperor. Here are ten examples from TV and film of history geekery done right. Your favorite not make it to the list? There’s a historical character (*coughArthurConanDoylecough*) you really want to show up on Doctor Who? Want to defend Anastasia? Get thee to the comments.

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