The Future of Fierce and Nerdy [Sad News]

Dearest Fierce Nerds As of this Friday, Fierce and Nerdy will be going on summer hiatus, and when it comes back on September 1st, it will no longer be a community blog. Believe me, this was not an easy decision to make. For almost five years it has been my pleasure to receive and share the...

Making Theatre is Kind of A Dumb Thing To Do [California Seething]

Author’s Note: I know I promised to reveal my pick for “”The One Summer Movie I Dragged My Ass Out to See” – but, sadly, the demands of my so called “real job” have prevented me from doing any real meaningful Seething. That is to say, any meaningful...

F&N podcast #5 – Michele Agius (06/24/2013)

Fierce and Nerdy’s What The Tech columnist Michele Agius joins Tom and Josh at their North Hollywood studio.  Topics include the great and mighty (ego of) Kanye West, why Hanson matters, the latest Beck single, World War Z and The Bling Ring, staying in shape, why Samsung rules, and much...

Player Gets Played! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro, I’m way open to all my sexual partners about not wanting to be monogamous and wanting to have fun. Be a Player. This should set the place up for honesty, right? But, just the other day I find out that one of my Girls has been seeing this dude & not telling me. I asked her about it & she shut me down saying, “We are not having this conversation!” What? What happened to communication? This guy’s a friend and now things are not cool. Sincerely, Feeling Betrayed Dear FB, It feels terrible to get shut down and experience betrayal on any level. That you are honest and open to your sexual partners about “Being a...

We Genie – Parking Tickets Are Nothing More Than A Dirt Relocati...

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine’s Restaurant Closed After BBQ Sauce...

Hilton Head Island, SC – Friday By Joshua Mauldin Celebrity chef and Restaurant Impossible star Robert Irvine’s personal restaurant Eat! has been shut down indefinitely awaiting an investigation by the South Carolina Department of Public Health over questionable ingredients in a...

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Not Porn, Still Looks Fantastic

By Joshua Mauldin Although I enjoyed True Grit, I prefer my Coen Brothers a little quirky, preferably with a side of John Goodman. Inside Llewyn Davis has both, and T. Bone Burnett. And Carrie Mulligan. And Salieri. And folk music. Is it December yet? Image Credit & Trailer: Screen...

Disney Files Trademark Claim On The Number 4 [Daily News Brief]

Anaheim, CA – Thursday By Joshua Mauldin In anticipation of the potential for a fourth installment of the popular Toy Story franchise, Walt Disney Co. has filed a request with the copyright office to trademark the number 4. “These movies are so popular, we feel that just their...

Neil Patrick Harris To Host Tony Awards; Scalia Frontrunner For Bigges...

By Joshua Mauldin NPH has been tapped yet again to host the Tony Awards because why would they even ask anyone else? The shortlist should be: 1. Neil Patrick Harris 2. No Tony Awards Image Credit & Story: The Hollywood...

Student Kicked Out Of Class For Wanting To Learn

By Joshua Mauldin From Gawker My debate class in high school was little more than a series of packets so I’m right there with yah brah. Perhaps if we actually studied debate I could’ve used a different set of oral skills to get out traffic tickets. Video: youtube Image Credit:...

Tickets For Mark Sanford’s Election Party / Appalachian Trail Or...

Columbia, SC – Thursday By Joshua Mauldin Tickets to attend re-elected South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford’s combination election soiree/Appalachian sex extravaganza went on sale this morning. Normally an event like this is open only to campaign staff and financial contributors...

Marginally Overweight, Non-Caucasian Woman Murdered By Obsessive Boyfr...

West Memphis, AR By Joshua Mauldin A normal 26-year-old, non-white human female who worked ten hours a day to support her daughter and felt too shy about her body to post pictures on social media was found strangled to death this morning at her residence. Police suspect her unemployed,...

Video Review – Iron Man 3

God Reportedly Nervous About North Dakota Personhood Amendment; Could ...

Bismarck, ND – Friday By Joshua Mauldin A source speaking in omnipotence divulged this morning that The Almighty is “more than a little worried” about an amendment to the North Dakota constitution that would define life at conception and award a zygote all rights of...

Bummed I didn’t see you at Coachella…plus the (MUSIC) news and a playlist! by Tom Stillw...

First off, let’s talk about the 14th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which rocked Indio, California the past two weekends. The headliners for the 2013 lineup included the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well as a reunited Wu Tang Clan on Sunday, Sigur Ros, Phoenix (featuring R. Kelly) and New Order on Saturday. Headlining Friday was a one-two punch from England’s yesteryear, Blur and the Stone Roses. The Stone Roses closed the first weekend, and then the order of the two bands were flip-flopped the second weekend to allow Blur to close the main stage. Coachella organizer-in-chief Paul Tollett claims this was planned all...

Yelp! To Breech Whininess Threshold, Asking Users To Chill The Hell Ou...

San Francisco, CA – Friday By Joshua Mauldin A representative from Yelp!, the website dedicated to costumer-based business reviews, addressed the media Friday morning to warn users that the level of whining is reaching a dangerous high. “Our system isn’t built to handle the...

Review – Pain and Gain

  My favorite Michael Bay film…since I don’t remember The Rock. I know, I’m as surprised as you are.

All (music) New’s That’s Fit to Print (and a playlist!) &#...

You probably missed it. Distributors offered us lots of reasons to go shopping on Record Store Day Saturday, including special limited edition vinyl releases by everybody from Bob Dylan to Brian Eno to Pink Floyd to Willie Nelson. Did you support your local mom & pop record store? Does...

Richard Dawkins’ Cover Album To Re-Title Bon Jovi Hit, “Li...

London, UK – Thursday By Joshua Mauldin Backed by a band of certified godless musicians, famed biologist and outspoken freethinker Richard Dawkins is currently recording a cover album of popular songs with atheist-approved lyrics aimed at eliminating religious concepts in well-known...

Mark Sanchez Voted To Madden 2013 Cover By Jets’ Fans Hoping For...

New York, NY – Wednesday By Joshua Mauldin A last-minute grassroots movement by New York Jets’ fans awarded Mark Sanchez the cover of popular NFL video game Madden 2013. Until this morning, Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson were battling for the honor but Jets’ fans flooded...

Return The Favor! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class...

Dear Dr. Miro, Why is it that EVERY time my partner & I make love he wants me to give him oral (and I do!) but he seldom returns the favor. We do it at least four times a week and my boyfriend only goes down on me twice a month at the most! What should I do? Shouldn’t he KNOW this is...

The Office Outdoors [Remote Control Freak]

Wife Swap was over and there was nothing else on. It was Thursday and Grey’s Anatomy was a repeat. Yes, I understand this is how I choose to represent my television viewing interests for the first time. And no, I promise it’s not all embarrassing. First of all, it was Wife Swap – Biggest Loser Edition. A fitness crazed, Jillian Michael’s wannabe wife swapped with an obese Italian wife who’s entirely family boasts a cumulative weight of around 1800 pounds – You can only imagine how that inspired ABC’s ratings for the night. I flip through the Guide on my t.v., the one without the DVR and browse through Fios On Demand and I got nothing....

Hallmark CEO Says Love Is A Privilege, Should Be Privatized [Daily New...

Kansas City, MO – Tuesday By Joshua Mauldin Following the lead of Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck’s notion that water should be privatized, Hallmark CEO Horatio Alton included human emotions denoting affection, loyalty and compassion as privileges better left managed by corporate...

Justice Department To Declare Boston Bombing Suspect “Intergalac...

Washington, DC – Monday By Joshua Mauldin A Justice Department official announced this morning that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the nineteen-year-old suspected of carrying out the marathon bombings in Boston last week, will be declared an Intergalactic Alien. The announcement comes as a response...

Mathematician Cracks Flo Rida’s “Diabolically Clever”...

Cambridge, MA – Friday By Joshua Mauldin James Exton, Professor of Theoretical Mathematics at MIT, announced this morning that he’s finally solved a puzzle that’s stumped mathematicians for years. “Flo Rida [the stage moniker of Tramar Lacel Dillard - pictured here...

Man Hasn’t Seen Game Of Thrones: What An Asshole [Daily News Bri...

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday By Joshua Mauldin A white male in his early thirties, who calls himself a writer, admitted to friends earlier this week that he hasn’t seen one episode of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. Despite confessing he’s watched at least twenty...

Too Shy To Orgasm? [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Clas...

Dear Dr. Miro, My girlfriend says she can’t cum with another person. Before you ask, YES! She does get off when she’s by herself but just not in front of anyone else or with anybody. I REALLY want to give her a big O but she gets too embarrassed and doesn’t want to talk about it anymore....

Karl Rove Found Tragically Alive At 62 [Daily News Brief]

Washington, DC – Wednesday By Joshua Mauldin Rumors that Fox News contributor, former advisor to President George W. Bush and Satan’s most prized concubine had spontaneously combusted when the frothing fecal matter he’s composed of reached a critical mass, have been silenced...

Leave Your Damn Stupid Dog at Home (Please!) [HorroR Stories]

Dear Madam HR, I want to bring my dog to work, but my HR Department won’t let me. Why are they so mean? Dog Lover Yo Dog, Thanks Google—thanks for creating all these fun and friendly workplaces with all sorts of crazy perks like laundry machines and free food. Oh, and thanks too for telling...

North Korea Announces Completion Of World’s Only Manned Drone [D...

Pyongyang, NK – Tuesday By Joshua Mauldin North Korea shocked the world this morning by announcing the release of a brand new technology capable of transporting a small nuclear weapon hundreds of miles without refueling. Speaking from the capital to a throng of cheering citizens, Press...

New Morrissey Single “Swift Getaway” To Chronicle Break-Up...

London, UK – Monday By Joshua Mauldin Morrissey’s new song won’t drop until the summer, but the former frontman of The Smiths isn’t waiting until then to open up about his whirlwind relationship with country superstar Taylor Swift. “She did to my emotions what...

Multicellular Organisms To See “Scary Movie 5″ [Daily News...

Hollywood, CA – 2pm PST By Joshua Mauldin AccuraPoll, the company commissioned by major studios to set box office expectations, shocked the industry this morning by announcing that, despite having viewed the trailer, a small fraction of multicellular organisms plan to attend screenings...

Mime Chokes To Death During Performance; Receives Thunderous Applause ...

Santa Monica, CA – 10am PST By Joshua Mauldin Amidst what was called a tour-de-force by spectators, street performer Francois Armand accidentally swallowed a chain of scarves and passed away from suffocation at the Santa Monica Promenade Wednesday afternoon. The scarves, which he...

New Alabama Abortion Law To Define Life “At Second Drink” ...

Mobile, AL – 2pm PST By Joshua Mauldin Alabama Republican, Anderson Smoo, proposed a bill in the state legislature Thursday that seeks to establish the beginning of life when a woman imbibes a second beer, cocktail or glass of wine. Personhood measures are popular in conservative states...

5 Baby Myths Busted [Stay at Home Nerd]

There are lies, regular goddamn lies, and then the things people tell you about having a baby. Whether it’s a relative, a cashier, somebody else’s grandma, a stranger on the street or a fellow parent at the park, it doesn’t matter; they will tell you something about...

Country’s Oldest Creationist Museum To Close; Unable To Adapt To...

Anderson, KY – 9:30am PST By Joshua Mauldin Genesisland, the oldest creationist museum in the United States will close its doors Friday for the first time since opening in 1953. Burt Winegaard, owner and operator for the past 30 years cites the popularity of God’s Plan, a brand...

Study Finds People With Negative Reactions To Marijuana Didn’t D...

Tacoma, WA – 2pm PST By Joshua Mauldin A three-year study by the advocacy group Center For Cannabis Justice concluded Wednesday that people who report panic attacks and other heightened levels of anxiety from THC have simply not been exposed to the substance correctly. Lead researcher...

Back Off Nag! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro, This isn’t really a sex question but it is because it’s affecting my sex life. My boyfriend keeps getting angry at me every time I try to help him with anything. All I do is offer my opinion and he says that I need to get off his back or that I’m being a nag. I don’t get it. I...

Man Changes Mind During Argument On Facebook; Crashes Server [Daily Ne...

Rocksville, AR – 10am PST By Joshua Mauldin Arkansas Facebook servers crashed for seventeen seconds this morning when a Rocksville resident wrote an unrecognizable sequence of letters in the comment section of his son’s page. “I’ve argued about gay marriage with David...

If You Want Your Life to Mean Something- Don’t Watch THE FOLLOWI...

OK- I’ve got a question for you: Do you watch The Following on Fox, starring Kevin Bacon? If you answered “yes” – then I’ve got a follow up question: What is the absolute worst show that you currently watch on television? If you didn’t answer “Why, The Following on Fox, starring Kevin Bacon,...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

“No one ever erected a statue in honor of a critic.” Whenever I hear that quote from now on, I’ll think of Roger Ebert, who finished this lifetime yesterday and should definitely have a statue put up in honor of his brilliant, brilliant mind. I wish he could have stayed with...

Silly Smorgasbord & Rough Draft Riffs [Hippie Squared]

My mom used to do a thing she called “Silly Smorgasbord.” She’d raid the refrigerator for leftovers and the cabinets for quick items she could skid out onto the table to cobble up a dinner for my stepbrothers and me. That might sound like a lesser meal plan, but I always loved silly...

What’s the Fun of Being Exempt if I Can’t Take Off in the ...

Dear Mme. HR, I have a chronic health condition which requires me to see doctors regularly during the day. My boss is totally unsympathetic and even though I’m supposed to be exempt, she’s trying to make me track all these appointments as sick hours. Do I have to do that? I thought being...

My Growing Excitement for Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite was released on Tuesday, but those who share my affinity for the midnight launch ran out at midnight on Monday to charge, not into Rapture, that slumbering underwater dystopia, but to Columbia, floating sky city of tomorrow. Well, as envisioned by the academic elite of 1911...

The Doctor Who Experience [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your ...

Hi, Everyone!  This is JP stealing the blog again.  Jenny’s working double-time on a film and a commercial, both at the same time because apparently sleep is for amateurs.  So, it’s a good time for me to put in my five cents on one of my favorite stops during our trip to Europe: The Doctor...

Obama’s Guide to Passover. You’re Welcome. [California See...

This past week, Obama took his first ever trip to Israel and, in order to ensure that he never, ever, ever wants to come back, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem made him keep Kosher for Passover even though the holiday doesn’t officially start til today. This was partially because the...

Cum On Already! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class]...

Dear Dr. Miro, One of my newest lovers claims it always takes him forever to come. What is up with that and how can I help move things along? Is this a thing? I got sh*t to do. What if I need a quickie? Sincerely, Woman On the Go! Dear WOtG, What does he mean by forever? Make sure not to use...

Gimme Your Lovin’! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Clas...

Dear Dr. Miro, I love sex and maybe that’s an issue. I’m 22 and live with my girlfriend who’s 12 years older than me. In the beginning of Us, it was sex all the time and now I’ll be lucky when I can get some. When she says “no” I get mad and sometimes I want to call someone to...

The Alps and Pickpockets [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your F...

After a lovely rainy day of stuffing our faces with chocolate and taking in Geneva, we woke up very early the next morning to catch our train to Salzburg, Austria. This was not going to be a “normal” train ride. For the next 8½ hours (you read that correctly) and one train change in Zurich,...

Late, Loud and Unacceptably Dressed: My Unlikley Love Affair with Down...

Aaah, Downton Abbey and me. A love story no Netflix algorithm could have predicted. For one thing, I hate the rich. From Mitt Romney to Ritchie Rich and every Kardashian in between- they can all go fuck off and die and not leave me anything cause they’re bastards and don’t know me so I hate...

Doggie Style! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn't Learn In Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro, For a third date, with this guy I REALLY like, I invite him over to my place for dinner and what I was hoping would be more. Then, Dude brought his dog with him even though I was VERY clear before he came that it was a BAD idea. This really really bothered me. He also didn’t...

My Boss Snorts Cocaine in the Bathroom, Why Won’t They Fire Him?...

Dear Madame HR, I work for a small (about 50 employees) company that is an internet startup. The majority of our staff are phone sales reps, of which I am one, who report to “John” the VP of Sales. About a month ago, I walked into the men’s room and saw John, doing what looked an awful lot...

A Sequel by Another Name [Gamer by Design]

I was out playing Super Contra on an arcade machine last week, and a non-gamer friend commented on how cool is it was that this game was side-scrolling, unlike that “other Contra” game he’d played on the Playstation, which just “didn’t feel like a Contra...

Lizzy Gardner Returns in Dead Weight [Booky McBookNerd]

Dead Weight is the second installment in the Lizzy Gardner detective series by T.R Ragan. In this installment a dying mother contacts Lizzy. Her daughter went missing over twenty years ago and was last seen accepting a ride from an unknown man after her car broke down on the side of the...

5 NES Games I’m Searching For [Gamer On]

I frequently write and shoot video extolling the virtues of modern games, but seldom do I dive into anything retro. Well, recently I got to hang out with Muzz from NerdKO and was floored by his collection of games. Such a thing cannot be UNSEEN and amidst this treasure trove of classics I...

A Taste of Geneva [Gal About Town: Fashion and Travel at Your Fingerti...

Geneva, Switzerland was one of our first destinations in our three-week, whirlwind European holiday. We flew into Geneva from Manchester, UK (A VERY lovely airport, I was impressed by it’s décor, calm atmosphere, and cleanliness) via EasyJet. It had been about five and a half years since I...

From Oscar Pistorius to Oscar Night- Beware the Disappointments of Feb...

Look, we all know the world is a disappointing place. Sure, we wish that we lived in a world where the sun shines all the time (but not because of global warming), our favorite teams always win and Oscar Pistorius doesn’t murder his girlfriend, but that just ain’t the case. The fact is, we...

Shattered & Broken [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health...

Dear Dr. Miro, I was just dumped by the love of my life. All my friends say this is the best thing that could’ve ever happened to me. That’s BullS**t! The best thing that ever happened to me walked away from an amazing relationship and now I feel like I’m going to die. What do I do? He’s...

How to Train Your Crazy Employee (Hint: Buy Some Snausages) [HorroR St...

Dear Mme HR, I am a manager and I have about 10 people reporting to me. Most of my employees are great. I have one employee, though, who is really good at her job, but she is crazy. When I say “crazy” I mean that she is almost impossible to deal with. None of my other employees, or managers,...

College Comedian [Dork Lifestyle]

I was telling my boyfriend about my first few weeks of college. When I told him this story, he said that it would make a great comic. I did learn two things from this event: 1. Don’t be late to a comedy gig, and 2. I am funnier than...

Love and the Nursing Strike [Stay at Home Nerd]

Love is full of shit. That was the original title of this post. A rough draft sat on my computer while my computer waited at Melrose Mac to be brought up to date. Seems like the whole world got connected via iCloud, twitter, and Mountain Lion while I was still using Leopard, MySpace, and a...

V-Day & Broke? [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Clas...

Dear Dr. Miro, I really want to do something special for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day but I don’t have any money. Suggestions? Sincerely, Broke & In Love Dear B&IL, Love does not require money. Hopefully by now, your love has realized you are not rolling in moolah and accepts you...

The Making of Harry Potter Tour Part Two [Gal About Town: Fashion and ...

Welcome back to the love fest blog about The Making of Harry Potter Tour- Part Two! If you missed Part 1, click here. Last time we met, we were just about to enter the Great Hall through the magnificent Hogwarts main doors. The Great Hall was absolutely majestic and awe inspiring....

They May Be First World Problems- but They’re MY First World Problems ...

Let’s keep it real- I don’t have any problems. Not really. I’m not a Haitian earthquake survivor still struggling to rebuild or a Somalian child born into a world of famine and strife or the (former) Head Electrician of the New Orleans Superdome who painstakingly rebuilt his life after...

Man, Will Ferrell Is a Good Kisser! – Procrastinate on This [Lov...

So you probably didn’t see this ad during the Super Bowl, because it only aired in Oklahoma, Texas, and Montana. But I can almost guarantee that if it had aired nationally, then it would have received a favorable review in Amy Robinson’s SuperBowl commercial round-up — Amy...

I’m going to live to be almost 100 years old [Bloggin' on the ET...

According to this life expectancy calculator, if I get back to the lifestyle I had before I got pregnant with twins, I’m going to live to be 98 years old, barring any accidents or traumas. Wow. I mean… wow. That gets me to thinking about all sorts of things: long-term care...

Reading: A Seductive Magic [Hippie Squared]

I love to read. Love love love love love it. I find it to be an incredibly intimate way to share someone else’s thought(s). They wrote it down. They signed it. They hit enter, they hit send. There’s no backing off of that. “This is what happened to me,” they are saying; or, “This...

Sex Block In Paradise? [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health ...

Dear Dr. Miro, I went on Winter Break to Maui with my cousin and she totally turned on me. We were in a bar and these hot guys invited us to their yachts and she made a big scene about how we couldn’t go because of how dangerous it was and so I tried to bring them to our room and she FREAKED...

The Very Curious Case of the Disappearing Secretary [HorroR Stories]

Dear Madame HR, I’ve worked part-time for the past 8 years for a non-profit organization. During that time, Cindy (not her real name), the secretary in the main office, was a great help to me in expediting a number of projects. Six weeks ago, I went into the office and found that Cindy...

2D vs. 3D Games – We Don’t Need No Stinking 3rd Plane [Gam...

If you follow the history of console video games, it has generally followed this (very) rough progression: Low resolution 2D games of the Atari and Commodore era Rich, colorful 2D experiences with Nintendo, Sega Genesis, etc. Early 3D with the N64 3D for ever and ever from then on, with...

First Impressions: Ni No Kuni [Gamer On]

If you caught Cheeky Geek Weekly 4, I mentioned briefly that I’d probably be checking out Ni No Kuni, the latest PS3-exclusive JRPG creation from Ghibli Studios and Level-5 games. Well, I went out yesterday and picked it up and was more than happy to pop it in for a few hours to see...

Great Girl – Bad Lay! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn't Learn in He...

Dear Dr. Miro, I think I’ve met The One. She is the GREATEST girl. My problem is that she is BORING in bed. I feel like we can work on this, but I don’t know, so I’m looking to you for answers. Can you turn a bad lay into amazing sex? I want this to work. She accepts...

The Making of Harry Potter Tour Part 1 [Gal About Town: Fashion and Tr...

A few weeks ago my husband and I took advantage of his hiatus, and the fact that Hollywood pretty much shuts down during Christmas, and jetted off to Europe for three weeks. I had been blessed with a lot of work during 2012 and racked up quite a bit of Priority Club points from using their...

Football IS America and I Don’t Mean That As a Compliment [Calif...

Baltimore and San Francisco: Two great American cities that ordinarily could give a shit about each other.  Seriously, the only time they ever even get mentioned in the same sentence is when I say “Well, I could go to Baltimore to visit my sister and her family and stay in a house full of...

Lizzy Gardner Takes on Spiderman [Booky McBookNerd]

It’s official! I love the Kindle App on my phone. I thought that I was a voracious reader before, but now I have millions of books literally at my fingertips. Also, contributing to my frequent book orgies, is the fact that many of the titles are reasonably priced (I can justify any...

Sexing the Flu? [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn't Learn In Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro, I have the flu. I’m still very horny and want to have sex with my girlfriend. In fact, laying around in bed all day just makes me want more sex and there’s only so much jerking off I can do before I’m going crazy for my girl. Here’s my question: Can I...

Does My Co-Worker’s Weird Fascination with Guns Mean He’s ...

Dear Madame HR, I am friends on Facebook with a bunch of my co-workers. Lately, after the Newtown tragedy and the subsequent discussions regarding gun control, one of my co-workers has been posting a lot of pro-gun statements, photos of himself with his guns, and other pro-gun things that...

Man vs. Food [Dork Lifestyle]

I love to watch tv while I draw, sew, knit, or do any sort of crafty project. I always have something going on in front of the tv for background noise. Often, I would put on the Travel Channel and see Adam Richman on his show, Man VS Food. I am not sure, but I think I have seen all of the...

Sex Bunnies! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro, My girlfriend and I have been like rabbits the past month: sometimes 10 times a day! Is that normal? How much is too much sex? Sincerely, Lucy Bowlegs Dear LB, Normal is different for everyone. Here is the simple answer: too much is anything after YOU decide YOU have had...

Ahh, Beverly Hills 90210- Why am I So Nostalgic for Things that Suck? ...

The 25th anniversary of Prozac, the 10th anniversary of the Paris Hilton sex tape, the 20th anniversary of Doggystyle- these are just some of the utterly meaningless milestones that we’ll be forced to commemorate in 2013 by media outlets dedicated to churning out as much content as possible...

Let Me Live MY Life! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Cl...

Dear Dr. Miro, I met this guy and five years later and we are going strong. I love him. He loves me. We want to be together always. That means live together. Because we are the same age, he can’t really support us because we are both in school. My family, on the other hand, wants to get rid...

HR Has Made Me a Nerd: Fiscal Cliffs, Taylor Swift, Horatio Caine and ...

In this, my second post on how HR has warped my thinking and made me a nerd, I talk about cable television shows. For my first installment, how HR affects how I watch football, click here. I’m going to start this post with the following statement: You can judge me if you want. I mean, I know...

Behold, Ye Video Game Designer’s Rules of Grocery Store Parking ...

We’ve all heard about how video games are infiltrating everyday life. Infiltrating it to an almost annoyingly offensive level. After reading a few trade magazines with such articles, I started thinking about parts of life that already have video game style rules. Consider the deep, intricate...

Brilliant or Regretsy? [One More Thing Before We Go]

I can’t decide if these jean sandal boots are a revelation or an abomination. On one hand, “Wha???” On the other, I’m intrigued and thinking they might actually look good with a pair of leggings. Can’t decide, so please weigh in below. [via...

Worst of 2012: TV… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: One of the nice things about getting rid of cable this fall was that I didn’t end up watching many shows I disliked, as I was too busy marathoning all the good stuff, like DAMAGES (Netflix), FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Netflix), and MISFITS (Hulu). But before I let go of our...

Best of 2012: TV! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: Oh, I had a hard time with choosing a best TV show this year. I usually pick comedies, and in 2012, we had a couple that I really love: THE MINDY PROJECT‘s Mindy Kaling feels like my spirit animal, and the zany alien show, THE NEIGHBORS, makes me feel like I’m back...

Worst of 2012: Songs …. [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: Well, I’m not sure how this happened, but Fun., a group that received lots of love on our Best of list, is my pick for Worst song of the year. At first I only didn’t particularly like WE ARE YOUNG, but then I started loathing it, with its 20s hipster sensibility and...

Best of 2012: Songs! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: Man, this was a tough year to decide a favorite song. The stuff on Top 40 radio was banging, with hits like LIGHTS by Ellie Goulding, N*GGAS IN PARIS by Jay-Z and Kanye West, WIDE AWAKE by Katy Perry, BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS) by Pink,  and FEEL SO CLOSE by Calvin Harris, all...

Resolved: 2012 [Our Very Best]

Ernessa says: I’ve been struggling with my New Year’s resolution all month, mainly because I have no idea what my year will really look like with the arrival of twins, most likely this January. In the end, I decided to resolve to be kind and patient with myself and others, while I...

The Best of Times/The Worst of Times 2012 [FaN Remembers]

Ernessa says: Well, since I’m writing this half-prone in a hospital bed, you’ve probably guessed already that being on bed rest since the week after Thanksgiving (6 weeks so far, with two clocked in the hospital) has absolutely been my least favorite moment of the year. However,...

Worst of 2012: The Movies… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: While my Best of picks are most often pleasant surprises, my Worst of one are usually movies, which I was really anticipating, but which severely disappointed. For example, BRAVE, the first Pixar movie with a female lead, was shockingly boring with a lead who managed to be both...

Best of 2012: The Movies! [FaN Cheers]

Ernessa says: I don’t want to say, bedrest is a b-word, but I haven’t gotten to see nearly as much Oscar far as I usually do around this time of the year, including the much-buzzed-about DJANGO UNCHAINED. I think that’s why for the first time ever, I’m picking an...

Worst of 2012: The Books… [FaN Boos]

Ernessa says: As FaN and its writers get older, I find this and the resolution question are the ones that gets answered the least on our end-of-the-year survey. And I know answering this question was particularly hard for me this year. I just don’t death march through books like I used...

Best of 2012: The Books! [FaN Cheers]

Wha??? How is it almost 2013 already? It’s been another crazy year here at Fierce and Nerdy and guess how we’re going to spend our holidays? That’s right, reflecting on it. Starting with my favorite category, BOOKS! Ernessa Says: I adored many books this year, including...

On the Exegesis of the Soul Or: Why I Love Beef Stick [The Ryan Dixon ...

INTRODUCTION TO THE 2012 EDITION “May I try a free sample?” After speaking those six simple words, the ritual would always be the same: A smiling gray-haired clerk at a Hickory Farms Christmas stand in one of the many Western Pennsylvania malls I visited during my childhood would poke a...

It’s Raining Christmas! A Drag Queen, Menorah and Gwar Christmas...

The holidays are upon us, as I am sure you all are too well aware. I bet everyone has noticed this fact since Halloween this year when stores and radio stations started playing those damn Christmas songs! (Side Note: Do people still listen to regular radio anymore besides me?) By now you...

Get it Done! [Bloggin' on the ETC]

So here’s something I haven’t done since the last time I was pregnant: typed out a blog entry on my phone. After two hospital visits with contractions and two ultrasounds confirming that my cervix shortens terribly whenever any pressure is applied, I was put on strict bed rest,...

Virgin Pressure! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class]...

Dear Dr. Miro, I fell completely in love with this guy in my class and thought he was feeling the same way, too. We had a bunch of intense make out sessions and I just always want to be with him. The thing is, I’m a virgin and I always thought I should save myself for my future husband (even...

If This is the Most Wonderful Time, I’d Hate to See the Rest of ...

You probably think I hate the holidays. That I hide myself in my room like Scrooge with a cold bowl of gruel emerging only to scoff at the goodly hearted, sneer at the holly-jolly and pee out the window on orphans. You know, like Scrooge did. Or maybe you’re not familiar with the German...

In Love With The Man! [Ask Dr. Miro: What You Didn’t Learn In Health C...

Dear Dr. Miro, I’m falling really deep for my boss. This is ridiculous. I’m in a great marriage with a hubby who loves me & I love him but I’m feeling like we don’t have anything in common anymore. Maybe all these long hours are beginning to take their toll? He (my boss) just seems so...