Welcome to the third edition of Words Good! Read Now! — the ultimate travel show for internet shut-ins. Last week we explored the lost Indiana Jones script and an LCD Soundsystem farewell concert. What mental adventures are we about to go on this time? Fuck if I know I just pull these things out of a hat. So, excited? Man are you easy, but before we get on with this week’s suggestions I must type out the the Word Corps Oath:
In brightest day, in dar… We do this because we love writers and we love words and if 100 of you read this and go read these articles and then maybe some of you recommend those articles… well, then that will be a decent amount of people reading these things. Blah, blah, blah — Words Good! Read Now!
You absolutely cannot be a smarmy internet motherfucker if you didn’t grow up worshiping Mystery Science Theater and Erik Adams over at AV Club made Jesus Magic when his fingers had coitus with the keyboard while writing this list of 10 essential episodes of MST3K. Read the article here.
American Flagg! creator Howard Chaykin talks with Dutch journalist Marc Oliver-Frisch for ComicGate.de. It’s the interview of the week and yes it is in English, check it out here. Hat tip to Bleeding Cool for getting the word out about the interview.
Lauren Davis from IO9 takes a look at the dilapidated facilities left over from the Athens Olympics. Sad to say, but the use of public moneys on sport’s palaces for both professional teams and events like the Olympics often wind up being a bad deal for tax payers. Couple that with the state of the Greek economy and this is just sad. It really doesn’t have much to do with nerdism but fuck it — the Olympics are everywhere. Read the article here.
Andrew Richdale at GQ says goodbye to Chick-fil-A in another article that isn’t really nerdy (in case you couldn’t tell, I’m making up the rules to this as I go along) but it is damn clever and a little sad. Check it out here.
Dan Seitz from GammaSquad takes us on a tour of The Dark Knight Rises supposed plot holes here.
To close it out, lets just all go to Robert T. Gonzalez’ article IO9 and watch a video featuring Mark Twain. Who shot the only moving image of the masterful writer? Some guy named Thomas Edison. Astonishing. Check it out here.
Till next time: put down the cat videos and read some words.
Category: Nerd Culture