File Under: Things That Make Us (Weirdly) Happy

From Sept. 15 2008 A Facebook Forward from Fierce and Nerdy Contributor Delia...

File This Under: Icky! Icky! Ewwwww! [FaN Favorites]

Hey Guys! Remember when I used to trouble myself with actually posting a “File This Under” when our regular bloggers took off? Yeah, those we’re the good ol’ days. And for the record I still think this is one of the grossest inventions like ever. From February 26, 2009...

File This Under: Facesquatting

Photo Credit: Megan & David Powell Dudes, totally meant to ask you earlier this week, but never got around to it: Have you gotten a FaceBook username, and if so, what is it? I really, really, really wanted “etc,” and was poised to get it, but then it turned out that your...

File This Under: Buck Up Little Camper

Moving is stressful and I haven’t been writing, so I’ve been fighting off a bad mood all week. However, I have discovered a nice little cure for the overwhelmed blues: looking at this pic of Oreo, Missy Kulik’s (“Dork Lifestyle”) ridiculously cute bunny....

File This Under: Incredibad Maternity Trends

Baby Belly paintings may just be the worst idea in the history of ever, but somehow I feel it will catch on, b/c there are currently no laws barring women with bad taste from getting knocked up. Click on the pic for more examples of this terrible trend. [Source:...

File This Under: Vampires are for Dudes

So it looks like Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series, which basically did the whole romantic, Team Jacob and Team Edward thing for adults BEFORE the Twilight series is getting made into a TV show. And IFC plans to market the show mostly to males ages 18-34. Wait,...

File This Under: Icky! Icky! Ewwwww!

Gudrun from “Secret Life of a Nerd Girl” is currently stuck in France w/o internet access. Bit of a cowinkydink, I know, given my article earlier this week about not wanting to go anywhere w/o an internet connection. She describes the unexpected wifi disconnect as “quel...

File This Under: Why Didn’t I Think of That???

So apparently some Warner Bros has decided to release specially trained cats on the city of London, which will be wearing T-shirts advertising their upcoming video game, F.E.A.R. 2. If I trusted my three cats to be indoor/outdoor, I would totally put Fierce and Nerdy T-shirts on them and send...

Procrastinate on This: My Baby Jumps

So we have Friends of FaN, Dan and Nicole Boland and their super-cute progeny, Sean Patrick, to thank for today’s bit of procrastination. Warning, if you’re susceptible to extreme cuteness, this video just might kill you. Kill you, I...

Hello Friday: I Hate the Rain

There’s a certain contingent of Southern Californians that seem to get almost orgasmic when it rains. “I love the rain!” they insist. Or “Ooh, we really needed this rain. I’m so glad it’s here.” I, however, am not with that crowd. I hate rain, even...

File This Under: Why is Life So Cruel?

Congratulations, Obama appointees and office workers. It now looks like you won’t only have to give up your former home states and political jobs, but you’ll also have to give up your sweet Instant Messenger. First they came for the BlackBerries, now they’re after the IMs....

File This Under: Electric Jealousy

Not meaning to hate on the LADWP, but dude, why can’t they put out cool New Year’s ads like this one from Electrabel...

File This Under: The Best Christmas Wrapping Ever

If I ruled the world — or better yet The TV, I would create a seasonal channel that only showed these clever LED houses with Christmas light displays set to music 24/7 for the 25 days of Christmas. How clever would that be? And there are so many of them, I’m sure you can good a...

File This Under: Yearly Christmas Day Injustice [Dr. Who]

In a yearly eff you to all the rebels that threw their tea into the Boston harbor, we Statesiders are always made to wait FOREVER to see the annual Christmas episode of Dr. Who. I wouldn’t mind, except this year’s episode looks particularly awesome AND there’s never anything...

File This Under: Feliz Navidad!

Apparently Spain’s public artists are much nerdier than our public artists. I’m so jealous, and I so want a Pac Man Christmas tree next year. Seriously, if the artist behind this figured out a way to mass market this tree, s/he’d make a ton of money. . [Source:...

Procrastinate on This! Hot to Def Christmas

Now I used to be a huge fan of mash-ups, but now they seem so 2003. BUT when CH hepped me to these DJ Riko Mixmas Tapes, I felt like everything 5 minutes ago was new again. Check out the Santa Baby Christmas take on Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” below and if you want to...

File This Under: May the Nativity Be With You

FINALLY something for the Star Wars Christian crowd. Go here to check out this Lego Star Wars Nativity scene and learn how to build one of these bad boys yourself. If I didn’t think my cats would destroy it, I might take a crack at building one of these myself over the upcoming winter...

File This Under: A Quarter for Your Thoughts

Thanks to the Le maudit Mo D blog, I received this sad news yesterday: A couple of days ago, two Hawaii quarters came charging out of the Jewel-Osco change machine after a transaction involving shampoo and Kaiser rolls. “Hawaii!” I said to Bob. “That means it’s...

File This Under: The Universe Has Forsaken Us

You know, I wasn’t a nice kid or a nice teenager, but I like to believe that I’m a pretty nice adult. I give money and time to good causes, attend church fairly regularly, am kind to friends and strangers, don’t kick puppies, always leave nice tips. So I’m trying to...

File This Under: OG LOLcatz

Contrary to popular belief, I do not go out of my way to find cat-related items for this blog. I’m a cynical person, and that’s not necessarily a good look for me. But c’mon, how could I pass up this antique cat photo from 1905? It’s a little kitty in a dress! And a...

File This Under: Nerds We Know in Jeopardy!

Here’s something for you to do other than shopping on Black Friday. Friend of FaN, Kyle Holtan from Hangover Sunday, will be on Jeopardy! I know I’m watching, how about you? Here’s a the letter he sent round to like everybody he knows. Hello my close, personal friends, It’s...

File This Under: Sad Santas

I’ve never been a huge fan of Santa and it’s been an ongoing argument between CH and me as to whether we’ll even pretend that there’s a Santa for our kids. I’m not comfortable with them believing that some random guy comes by the house to reward them with...

Hello Friday: Ginger, Ginger Everywhere or Morning Sickness Pt. 2

Thanks so much to everybody who weighed in on morning sickness cures yesterday. The main suggestion was ginger and time (which seemed like a call for patience if you read between the lines). Well, as we all know, I’m not great with the p-stuff, but CH did bring home an assortment of...

File This Under: Cat Week at Fierce and Nerdy

Okay, weirdly enough, the same week that I recruited an awesome new blogger for a blogumn (really tentatively) titled “Woman and Dog,” all sorts of cat items are coming out of the woodworks. If it’s Cats vs. Dogs, the cats are definitely winning, and perhaps none more so...

File This Under: Golden Girls

So according to some random UK study, women might actually get nicer as they get older. But it’s based on some rather shady social science: Apparently researchers asked 100 women in their 40s and 50s to look at photographs of women. According to the Fail, “It found that those who...

File This Under: Best Break-Up Video Ever

Well, this Gnarls Barkley video for “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” (one of my favorite songs off of their latest album) has been out since late July, but I’m just now discovering it. So sad, because it might just be the best break-up video of all time. If music award shows...

Guess the Random Lyric: Me-2: You-2

Well lookithere, we’re in another dead heat thanks to Zacki from Tall Glass of Shame, who guessed correctly that yesterday’s lyric was from “Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige (who of course I love, because I’m black, and it’s like the law that I love her)....

File This Under: Oh Kotex!

According to Jezebel via Ad Age, the below Australian Kotex commercial has drawn a lot of controversy from people calling it “inappropriate.” But I think it’s like the best tampon commercial in the history of ever. Anyway, check it out and weigh in w/ your opins in the...

File This Under: A Picture Says A 1000 Words

File This Under: Blasphemy!

Now, some might quibble with me when I say that The Last Dragon was pretty much the perfect movie of the ’80s: ridiculous, funny, and infinitely rewatchable. There is basically nothing wrong with the original that a remake could fix in a funny way, which is why my first reaction was...

File This Under: Oh Merry Beaver!

A friendly reminder from a few of us at Oh Merry...

File This Under: Rock of Love

So I don’t watch Rock of Love, and apparently that’s because I’m not a conservative. According to a Gawker via a Neilson Ratings study, conservatives are more likely to watch Rock of Love and The Bill Engval Show, while liberals are more likely to watch The Colbert Report...

File This Under: Things That Make Us Go Um…

So apparently there is some limit’s to CH’s Obama fandom. He sent me a link to this underwear site with the subject line, “this might be going just a little too far.” . [Source: CH via his friend Manny via Some Blog that Manny can't...

File This Under: It’s Funny Because It’s True

So if you’re a woman and you’ve ever taught English abroad in pretty much any Asian country, you may die laughing at this. Though, if you’re a guy that’s done the same thing — especially an average guy — you might find it offensive. Either way, don’t...

File This Under: No… Just No…

So when I saw the below ad for “mantyhose,” I assumed it was a joke, but then Danielle over at Black Snob assured us that it wasn’t. This is incredibly upsetting. Why??? Anyway, see Black Snob’s hilarious take on this trend...