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The Fallout and Aftermath of the 82 Canadianisms Survey

The Fallout and Aftermath of the 82 Canadianisms Survey

The reaction to the original GeekMom post was rather extraordinary. It became the subject of national news headlines. I was interviewed on a number of radio programmes. It was discussed across various forums and places around the internet. And, the survey even received a very honourable mention from the English department at the University of British Columbia. What UBC had to say about my survey caused me to squee, just a wee bit. There were also a number of frequently asked questions that I simply do not have the time to address individually.Continue

Go Whack An Elf! I Know You Wanna

Go Whack An Elf! I Know You Wanna

With six days remaining until Christmas, you may be feeling a mix of stress, annoyance, dread, and guilt for not being completely in the “holiday spirit.” You could also have this mixed with joy and excitement. It’s all okay, no matter what you’re feeling. This time of year is filled with all the pressures to live up to the Coca-Cola standard of Merry Ho-Ho-Ho. The solution: Whack-An-Elf.Continue

How Well Do You Know These 82 Canadianisms?

How Well Do You Know These 82 Canadianisms?

There are a number of Geeky Pleasures’ readers who do not read GeekMom, but would probably be interested in the following. A little while ago, I surveyed 104 Americans, 52 Canadians, and 19 people from the following commonwealth countries: New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, England, and Wales, quizzing them on their knowledge of 82 different “Canadianisms. The results are in.Continue

9 Tolkien-Themed Cross-Stitches To Celebrate “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

9 Tolkien-Themed Cross-Stitches To Celebrate “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Today, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is being released in theatres around the world. Those of us in North America have to wait until Friday. However, while you are waiting, perhaps you would be interested in heading over to Quirk Books and taking a look at these nine Tolkien-themed cross-stitch patterns that I’ve curated.Continue

Voting For The Star Trek Book Club January Read Is Underway

Voting For The Star Trek Book Club January Read Is Underway

Just in case you missed the news about the Star Trek book club and you want to participate, this is a quick note to let you know that voting for January’s book is now open on the United Federation of Planets’ website. Also, there is more information about the rank, rewards, and badges participants will receive, and how the discussions will take place.Continue

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