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30 09, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast Extra Helping: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career

By |2017-03-18T02:52:34-04:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Extra Helping, Podcast|Tags: , , |2 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to review Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens. As a creative type and a fan of Jim Henson's Muppets, the book spoke volumes to me and I had to take the chance to speak with Liz a bit more about this [...]

16 04, 2013

Nerd Lunch Podcast 81: Replace Me

By |2017-03-18T14:45:57-04:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We all have social events we'd rather not attend. Rielly joins us to talk about who we’d send in our places if we could get away with it. Listen to find out which Muppet would show up at the office Christmas party, which dead celebrity would handle the in-laws' family reunion, which fictional character would [...]

6 11, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 60: Nerd Government

By |2017-03-18T14:55:58-04:00November 6th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a special time of the year in America when campaign ads flood radio and TV, signs fill front yards, and three nerds take to the Internet to draft fictional governments made up of characters from pop culture. We couldn’t do worse with Starfleet captains, Robocop, the Dukes of Hazzard, or characters from Teen Wolf. [...]

27 09, 2012

Sorry, Elmo

By |2017-03-17T00:47:23-04:00September 27th, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , |5 Comments

I grew up watching Sesame Street. In fact, I probably watched it longer than I should have. I don't remember when I first started watching it, but I'm sure it was very early in my life. By the point I came along, Sesame Street would have been around for about seven years. Even though Oscar [...]

14 08, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 50: Ask Us Anything

By |2018-02-04T21:04:26-04:00August 14th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

We cap off the first year of the Nerd Lunch podcast with a session of Ask Us Anything where questions from some of our listeners fill the role of the 4th chair. We tackle pressing issues such as our favorite Starfleet captain, last meal choices, dream guests, why the 80s are so popular, and more. [...]

28 07, 2012

LXB: It’s Not That Easy Being Green

By |2017-05-28T22:52:01-04:00July 28th, 2012|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

On this week's League of Extraordinary Bloggers challenge from CoolandCollected.com, participants were tasked simply with posting a picture of something green. My first thought went to my Muppets action figure collection. I have made some efforts to take picture of this collection, but just haven't taken the time to finish it up yet. This challenge [...]

15 05, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 37: Drill Down – Original Muppet Movies

By |2017-03-18T03:57:42-04:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Shawn Robare rides his stunt motorcycle over from Branded in the 80s to join us for a discussion of the original trilogy of Muppet films: The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan.  We start with our personal histories with the Muppets and where they fit into our nerdom. Then we [...]

10 04, 2012

Nerd Lunch Podcast 32: Nerd Heritage

By |2017-03-18T02:53:54-04:00April 10th, 2012|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Our old buddy Fitz returns to the show for our companion piece to Episode 148 of The Atomic Geeks, “Geek Dads!”. We spend the first part of the show talking about our upbringing and the formative experiences that made us nerds, geeks, dorks, and poindexters. After that we briefly touch on how we hope to [...]

25 10, 2011

Nerd Lunch Podcast 8: Nerd Interior Decorating

By |2017-03-18T02:53:57-04:00October 25th, 2011|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

Long time friend of Nerd Lunch, Fitz, occupies the fourth chair this week. In this episode the guys outfit some rooms with the finest in nerd decor. Fictional decorating budgets are blown on vintage pulp magazines, a replica lightsaber hilt, a Magic d20 of Destiny, and a Pimp Daddy Destro action figure amongst other items. [...]

29 08, 2011

I am a Muppet hipster.

By |2017-03-17T00:52:50-04:00August 29th, 2011|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |5 Comments

So enough people know of my love of the Muppets that I have consistently heard the following question or some sort of statement similar to it recently:"Hey, did you know there's going to be a new Muppets movie?!"This question is asked with an anticipation that I will be excited about the prospect of there being [...]