Fierce OR Nerdy: Don’t You Forget About Me

. important polls by slpc Because of the gravity of my last poll, I gave everyone a week off. Now I’m back with the results of the John Hughes Memorial Vote. THE BREAKFAST CLUB took first place with 32% of the votes, while FERRIS BUELLER landed in second with 22%, and SIXTEEN CANDLES...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block August 7-13

Greetings from Santa Fe! I’ve been road tripping all week, but lucky for us, your comments totally didn’t take a vacation. Check ‘em out: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy: Geek Love Memorial, in which slpc honored John Hughes in the best way possible — with a huge poll...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Geek Love Memorial

Last week most of you chose to die by drowning, as opposed to burning. I myself am terrified of drowning because somehow it seems more likely. Unfortunately, there just doesn’t seem to be a tasteful way to segue from imagined death into actual death… so… Let’s just do...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Means to an End

Last week, Madonna (Mother of Lourdes) beat out Madonna (Mother of God) by a couple of votes. When I created the poll, I was convinced that Mother of God would sweep, simply because I thought people were kinda over Madonna, Mother of Pop — but it seems she’s still getting respect....

Fierce OR Nerdy: Madonna v. Madonna

Last week, Aliens faced off against Ghosts. And, perhaps surprisingly, Ghosts won. Those are my favorite polls, because we don’t actually know why Ghosts won. Was it because people think Ghosts are more likely to exist? Or because they’re eerier? Or sexier? Who knows. Truth is, in...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Aliens v. Ghosts?

(Fierce OR Nerdy took last Friday off, as I was in the middle of the woods with no cell reception and certainly no internet. It was nearly maddening.) Two weeks ago, Jon Bon Jovi’s “America the Beautiful” kicked the ass out of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block July 3-9

Hey Darlings, Bad dates + Vicodin + Secret Foods = a great first week back with comments to match. Check out our best of below: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy: America vs. USA in which slpc asked us to choose between “America (the Beautiful)” and “Proud to be an...

Fierce OR Nerdy: America v. USA

Last week, you had a somewhat abstract decision to make: Up & Down or Around. I suppose it isn’t too surprising that Up & Down took the lead, 63% to 37%. Most everyone, at one point or another, has had an experience with nausea after too many turns on the (insert rotating ride...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Up and Down or Around?

a blogumn by slpc Last week’s poll between Cupcakes and Brownies was a record turn-out of voters resulting in a tie! I’m very happy about this, because I personally have very equal feelings about a great cupcake and a great brownie. In fact, I’d like to have one of each...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Bake Off

. a blogumn by slpc I’m a little surprised by last week’s turn out. It would be a fair assumption to say most of our readers are liberal, but I was still shocked to see the large majority voted to legalize marijuana. I also noticed the comments section was a little emptier than...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Up High or Down Low

. a blogumn by slpc Last week, I asked whether you would take the money and run, or return it and be a decent citizen. Well,┬áRUN won by one vote, and I have to say, I’m kinda proud of you folks out there who are braver than I am. I know myself well enough to say that while I could think...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block June 5-11

Warren Beatty, Clive Cussler, Darth Vader, and OKKKKKKKKKK-lahoma all showed up in this week’s comments. Check it out: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy: Bank Error in Your Favor, in which slpc presents us with the ethical dilemma of whether we would run off with millions of dollars that...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Bank Error in Your Favor

. a blogumn by slpc We had a good showing of hands last week. Twenty-three votes (61%) went to Soldiers, leaving Dinosaurs with only 15 votes (39%). Even though Land of the Lost was in the losing category (and the reviews aren’t winning either), I’m still looking forward to seeing...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block: May 29-June 4

Chinese English-speakers! North Korea! Pregnant Fish! And that’s just the stuff that didn’t make our “best of” comments. What a crazy week… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked us to choose between movie soldiers and movie dinosaurs. (Thought)...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Dinosaurs vs. Basterds

. . a blogumn by slpc Last week, Conan got a whopping 87% of your votes (and Zack, from Tall Glass of Shame, admitted to voting for Leno out of pity). So doesn’t it seem like NBC should be giving Conan the primetime show instead of Leno? Someday, perhaps. For now, just set your DVR for...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Chin Man vs. Forehead Man

. a blogumn by slpc Last week, you chose the name for the pandemic that is still sweeping the nation. The nerdy (and inaccurate, as pointed out by ThoughtChuck) moniker, H1N1, lost by just one vote to its even more inaccurate predecessor, SWINE FLU. I personally voted for H1N1 because, if I...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds On The Block May 15-22

Photo by Rick Audet Happy Memorial Day Weekend, guys! Before we get into the best comments of the week, friendly reminder to enter your date and time in the Baby Betty Pool. Betty won’t guess her birth date and time by herself, now will she? She needs suggestions. HELLO FRIDAY re:...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Pick Your Poison

a blogumn by slpc Last week, you chose between Zachery Quinto’s Spock and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Wolfie took the lead right out of the gate, but Spock came out on top with 68% of the votes. Honestly, I was a little surprised — until I saw Star Trek last weekend and was...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds On The Block (May 8-15)

Whatta week, whatta week! Spock, Rats, Responsible Procreation — you know, there’s an app for that… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked you to choose between Fierce (Wolverine) or Nerdy (Spock). cybele: I’m not sure how I feel about sci-fi...

Procrastinate on This! Awkward Family Photos

I usually try to limit the non-Friday PoT!s to 5 minutes or under, so that you can, you know, actually get some work done. But not today. Big Warning: I lost a good 20 minutes on this newish site, “Awkward Family Photos” yesterday, which features real families like the one below...

Fierce OR Nerdy: Now Is The Time To Choose

. a new blogumn by slpc Since the beginning of FaN, Ernessa has been asking me to write a column. I’ve finally found one I can handle on a weekly basis, mostly because it requires YOU to do the work. Don’t worry. It’s a very simple, self-explanatory social experiment....