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The Geekly with a Twist: November 2nd-8th

Hey all…quick intro…I need to get back to NaNoWriMo…I’m actually on track (so far)! Onward with the history!

November 3rd, 1946: Special effects wizard and makeup artist (as well as actor, stuntman, and director), Tom Savini is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

November 3rd, 1952: Jim Cummings, the voice behind tons of voices(including, most recently and most famously, Lorewalker Cho in the Mists of Pandaria expansion for The World of Warcraft), is born in Youngstown, Ohio.

November 5th, 1949: The actor behind Quark in Star Trek: DSN, Principal Snyder in Buffy, and numerous voices over the past few years- Armin Shimerman is born in Lakewood, New Jersey.

November 5th, 1958: A Saturn award-winning actor with a strong presence in the SciFi world, Robert Patrick is born in Marietta, Georgia.

November 5th, 1964: The ever beautiful actress behind Jean Grey, Famke Janssen is born in Amstelveen in the Netherlands.

November 6th, 1988: Perhaps one of the most successful young actresses of late, Emma Stone (think Zombieland and remember Gwen Stacy if you’re blanking out) is born in Scottsdale, Arizona.

November 6th, 1997: One of the scariest characters of the Harry Potter films (that is, the young Tom Riddle) and the nephew of the man playing Lord Voldemort, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin is born in London.

November 7th, 1996: NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

November 8th, 1983: Chris Rankin, the actor behind everyone’s least favorite Weasley (Percy, of course) is born in Auckland, New Zealand.

For more awesome geeky history check out-

For your Geekly, how about something served at Quark’s? I like the sound of Orion’s Belt.

  • 1 oz melon liqueur
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1.5 oz pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz half and half

Pour all ingredients into a glass with ice and stir.

Since things are so crazy here, I’m not going to Garnish the week. If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, go check it out!

Until next week, geek on!

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