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Geek Wisdom

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Sacred teachings of geek culture.

  • Examine nuggets of geek wisdom from the ages.
  • Quotes from real and fictional sources are presented and examined.
  • And, it's a book!

Geek Wisdom

"Don't panic." Of course that saying is from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - everyone knows that. But did you also know Arthur C. Clarke thought it was the best advice for humankind? Or that when Yoda said, "Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering . . . " he was actually paraphrasing George Washington Carver? Behold, then, a tome full of learning - all based on quotes from famous geeks and geek pastimes (movies, comics, etc). Presenting: Geek Wisdom.

Clearly, us geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don't - something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies ("Where we're going, we don't need roads"), television ("Now we know - and knowing is half the battle"), literature ("SPOON!"), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks (but it's also a great primer for the geekily-challenged). Geek Wisdom is exactly what its title describes. Oh, and not to toot our own horn, but check out page 80 and the footnote on page 81. Okay, so we are tooting. Toot.

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