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Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Pretty good

    I liked the quotes. Some of them made me laugh. Good book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    AWESOME!!!! MUST HAVE!!!

    I laughed so hard as I read the history to some of the most famous quotes repeated by myself and fellow geeks. I have also used this book as a reference for my non-geek friends. Saves time and misunderstanding, plus they feel like they're being let in on the joke!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    Got me thinking!

    The pop-culture philosophy of Geek Wisdom, edited by Stephen H. Segal, includes a famous quote on each page from nerdy sources, with a paragraph of musings on its context, meaning, and impact. It’s a brilliant concept that leads to (what I personally found to be) surprisingly profound observations on life and living. Quotes run from “With great power comes great responsibility,” to “There is no spoon,” to “Don’t Panic,” to “My God — it’s full of stars!” An extra footnote at the bottom of each page includes a fascinating factoid about each quote; did you know that last quote only appears in the novel version of “2001: A Space Odyssey?” I really enjoyed musing over the musings in this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Embrace your inner geek.

    Science fiction and fantasy permeate modern pop culture: from the internet to cell phones, television, the movies--even books have gone high tech. The geeks are everywhere which makes this the perfect time to celebrate your own inner geek. Geek Wisdom is a collection of short essays about famous quotes from all over our world given unique geek insight. Don't miss out on the footnotes at the bottom of the pages; some of those on their own are well worth the read. Grab your over-caffeinated beverage of choice and enjoy; you might even learn a thing or two about the world we all live in.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Tell me the time yiu got a wedgie or a friend did

    Nerds deserve ATOMIC wedgies HA

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Not for a single sitting

    This isn't so much a book to be read from cover to cover, a fact I realized far too late. Rather it's one to skip around, go back to, re-read. Yes, yes, I KNOW it's a geek book, but it's not all quotes from your favorite (or totally geeked out there) characters. It's got good advice, especially for those still not comfortable in their own skin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    Five stara

    Excellent book

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    Posted August 25, 2011

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