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Revenge of the Nerds (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on March 15, 2011

18. Revenge of the Nerds (not available to stream on Netflix)

Trailer time! Here’s the trailer for Revenge of the Nerds.

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I caught this movie on one of my random movie channels a few weeks ago and recorded it.  I watched it alone and then half-watched it while my husband was seeing it for the first time!  I don’t think I had watched it since the 80s, and I really enjoyed myself.

The story of this movie revolves around a group of college freshmen, deemed nerds (a blanket term in this movie, for anyone who stands out as being different—whether that be from being a traditional intelligent “nerd” to being gay) who are forced out of their housing by a fraternity full of jocks.  While many of the ousted freshmen find their way into other fraternities, the nerds are left to their own devices.  They find their own house and embark on a journey to launch their own branch of Lambda Lambda Lambda, under the slight supervision of a member of the fraternity’s national leadership.

Their attempts at success are constantly thwarted by the jock fraternity that kicked them out of their housing to begin with, the Alpha Betas.

Ted McGinley as the alpha male leader of the Alpha Betas.

The Tri-Lambs pair up with the Omega Mus, a sorority made up of a variety of girls who are also “different” for you know, being overweight or of another ethnic background or appearing to be traditionally nerdy.  They fight back with both their intellect and know-how, and fight back in some more traditional ways as well.

When all else fails, panty raid!

I really love this movie.  Having not seen it in so long, I explained it this way to my husband: “It’s about accepting yourself and realizing that being different is OK and that it doesn’t define that you get .  With tits.”  I’m pretty sure I can’t get any more succinct than that.

Revenge of the Nerds is available on DVD (The Panty Raid edition) from Amazon for $9.24.

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Personalized Facebook Poster

by Jamie Sanford on October 14, 2010

We all love Facebook now, right?  I use it for work, but mostly, I have been able to reconnect with some old friends who I really thought I had lost for good because of Facebook, and so I love it.

Anyway, just to keep track of your Facebook connections, comes PrintingFacebook.com, where you can order a 20″ x 40″ poster of the profile photos of your Facebook friends.


It’s pretty cool, and a deal at $20.

Check it out here at PrintingFacebook.com.

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The ThinkGeek Annoyatron

by Jamie Sanford on July 29, 2010

Pointed out on Twitter – I wish I got more recommendations, it makes things so easy! I’m glad I got sent back to ThinkGeek – I hadn’t been in a while and I have a number of GeekPoints to spend.

This small item is the Annoyatron. Here’s the product description:

The Original ThinkGeek Annoy-a-tron would be useless against an army of Snowbots, but it’s very effective at disturbing that guy in the sales department or your “friend” down the hall. With its thin design and embedded magnet for easy hiding, the Annoy-a-tron can be placed in a variety of locations. Select one of the three sound choices (2 kHz, 12 kHz, or alternating) and push the switch to the on position. Place it in a proper hiding spot and let the “fun” begin.

The Annoy-a-tron generates a short (but very annoying, hence the name) beep every few minutes. Your unsuspecting target will have a hard time ‘timing’ the location of the sound because the beeps will vary in intervals ranging from 2 to 8 minutes. The 2kHz sound is generically annoying enough, but if you really really want to aggravate somebody, select the 12 kHz sound. Trust us. The higher frequency and slight ‘electronic noise’ built into that soundbyte will make a full-grown Admin wonder where his packets are.

So basically, this is MEAN. It could be entertaining for a while though.  The Annoyatron is available from ThinkGeek for $9.99 for a single item.

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Blackmail Keyboard

by Jamie Sanford on March 13, 2010

This is not for everyone, but I know a few people who would get a great kick out of the blackmail keyboard.

Available now from the Conran shop for a mere $11.25.

Something I think would be perfect for the techy person you know who bought parts from Tiger Direct and built their own computer.

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Recycled CircuitBoard Business Card Case

by Jamie Sanford on February 16, 2010

Today we have a fun gift for any techie who carries business cards.  These are made from recycled circuit boards, so each one is unique and gives a bit back to the environment.

These cases are available on Amazon.com for $26.95.

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