Sprint for nerdy, techy fun
If you have a mutant-like immunity to pollen, spent the majority of the year in a Krytonian healing coma, or your previous stint in Arkham Asylum left you so far removed from time that your only awareness of the outside world rests heavily on Facebook trends and the 30-second interstitials that play before the YouTube video that you actually wanted to see, you can still probably tell that summer is upon us because of the sudden saturation of comic book movie trailers and news.
(Here are just a few that I am excited about!):
If you're in the coastal region of Georgia, you know that our signal has been out for some time due to a problem with the tower. In order to fix that problem, the tower must be climbed... literally... by a human... A human person has to be brave enough to scale the tower and also have the proper skill set to then have the wherewithal to fix the issue. Fortunately, we had just such a person on hand.
If you happened to be on Twitter Wednesday night, you may have noticed the trending topic “Techies in Vegas”. This phrase exploded on the social media network thanks to Snapchat, the disposable digital photo/quickie video app. Here are some of the items they found worth "snapping".
I grew up in the Silver and Bronze ages, which has absolutely nothing to do with Greek or Roman mythology. It does, however, pertain to gods and heroes - as in Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and the Justice League.
You really should be wrapping up those TPS reports at work. (And don't forget the coversheets - didn't you get the memo?) But you can't resist updating your Facebook status, which of course leads to checking out what your friends are saying, which of course leads to another morning of obliterated productivity courtesy of the Godzilla of social networks.
Even after 46 years, Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" remains the gold standard for sci-fi cinema. The then-groundbreaking special effects may have been eclipsed by Lucasfilm's digital miracles, but it still has the ability to dazzle and puzzle. So if you've seen the film, it should come as no surprise that it's the first comparison you'll make when you strap yourself in for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar."
The new “Star Wars” movie has a name. It’s called “The Force Awakens.” Disney announced the new title on Twitter along with news that principal shooting has wrapped on the movie.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” takes place 30 years after “Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.” Mark Hamill reprises his role as the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, as well as original cast members Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Anthony Daniels.
This March, Agnes Scott College will host the 44th Annual Writer’s Festival on its campus in Decatur, GA. Every year the college brings in three guest writers for two days of readings, Q&A’s, workshops and a celebration of Georgia writers. Long before March, the Festival opens a call for submissions from anyone currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree across the state of Georgia.