You ever have one of those days? When it feels like time is passing by too quickly? When it feels like the next generation of fans is going to be the group that ends it all? Or will they be the ones to save it, preserve it? Are we becoming too much of a […]
Hey everyone! Yes, I’m back from Barsoom…sadly. I’ve been back less than a week and I really miss it. I know I owe you all some tales and fun details about the trip, but first I must provide you with what you’ve surely come here for…THE GEEKLY! So, onward with the history!
August 7th, 1955: Mira Furlan, the actress under the makeup of Delenn (Babylon 5), is born in Zagreb in what is modern-day Croatia (at the time, it was part of Yugoslavia).
August 8th, 1971: Arthur Dent, or Bilbo Baggins, himself- the hilarious Martin Freeman is born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England.
August 9th, 1954; Jeffrey Combs, a man of multiple roles of Star Trek universe fame, is born in Oxnard, California.
August 9th, 1999: The Sega Dreamcast is launched in North America.
August 10th, 1935: The youngest person to fly in space, and also the first person to spend more than a day in space, the first to sleep in space, the first to suffer from space sickness, and the first to take a manual photograph in space, cosmonaut Gherman Titov is born in the village of Verkhneye Zhilino in the Soviet Union.
August 10th, 1941: Gunpei Yokoi, the creator of the Game Boy itself, is born in Kyoto, Japan.
August 10th, 2008: CERN powers up the Large Hadron Collider. Contrary to popular theories, the world does not implode.
August 11th, 1897: Irène Joliot-Curie, the daughter of Marie and Pierre and a Nobel Prize recipient for her work in chemistry, is born in Paris, France.
August 12th, 1997: The Mars Global Surveyor inserts into the orbit of the Red Planet.
For other things that have happened this week in geek, check out:
For your Twist, how about something from one of the best games for the Game Boy? A Mudkipmay not be an original Pokemon, but it sounds refreshing! (Special thanks to The Drunken Moogle.)
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz blue curacao
- 2 oz white wine (Sauvignon Blanc works great with the citrus)
- Citrus soda such as grapefruit, orange, or lemon-lime
Shake the first three ingredients and pour into a highball glass. Top with your citrus soda and enjoy!
Orange slices make great garnishes for your Twist, but for your Geekly‘s Garnish, we need something a little more… completely. awesome.
SkyMall has a voice-activated R2D2 that I need to save up for…it’s only $200! Hey, my birthday and that weird winter holiday are around the corner!
So, until next week, geek on!