Nov 9, 2008
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Coming in December: "Nerds on Parade!"

Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 03:37 PM

Allow me to crank up the mega-hyperbole machine for a minute to announce THE GREATEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN. Or, if you won't allow me that, allow me to announce the next Sheldon Collection... Nerds on Parade!

This will be the fifth Sheldon collection, after "Pure Ducky Goodness;" "The Good, The Bad & The Pugly;" "62% More Awesome" and "A Blizzard of Lizards".

If you'd like to see a larger version of the front cover, click HERE. My talented buddy Katherine did the heavy-lifting on the cover, and I couldn't be happier with how it came out. I can't wait for you guys to have your copies

Look for it in the first week of December, in the Sheldon Store!

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Changing One's Opinion of Dr. Who

Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 02:46 PM

Much like Sheldon, I used to make fun of "Doctor Who" all the time. When I lived in Canterbury, my English friend Jon ( to his music, there) was always pitching me on the show, saying I'd love it, and that it was great, etc., etc. But I could never get past the super-weak-sauce special effects.

But the "new" shows, starting a few years back, have been wonderful. It really has been some of the best sci-fi I've ever seen. In fact, my wife and I have elevated the episode "Blink" to one of our all-time favorites... in any genre. And now that the writer of that episode, Steven Moffat, is scheduled to take over the reins on Doctor Who for the fifth series...the whole show is going to keep getting better and better. Trust me: Moffat is a genius. So if you're not into the show yet, now is a great time to jump in.

Flashback: I still remember walking through the out-of-the-way town of Scarborough, and Jon was trying to explain to me what the TARDIS was, and I could see him getting so, so frustrated that I couldn't grasp it. And now I love it, I absolutely love the whole show. So Jon, thank you! You were right! Despite the continuing lameness of the Daleks, the show is wonderful!

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