Nerd Haiku

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762786752
Size: 13.34 MB
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Behold, mortals, a celebratory homage to all things nerdy. For years we have longed to escape the confines of our parents’ basements, but today we Matrix mavens and Lovecraft lovers have emerged from our AV Squad closets and seized the reins of popular culture. Of course, our chronic asthma and social anxiety still keep us from talking to the girl at GameStop, so we have a way to go. Good thing there’s Nerd Haiku, a light-hearted, lightsaber–pointed poke at the absurdities, stereotypes, and truths of nerd culture. These fun, thoughtful, clever poems speak to the core elements of our nerd universe: science fiction, fantasy, comic books, super heroes, big-budget movies, role-playing games, TV series, animation, cosplay, and more, as well as our celebrated (and derided) authors, artists, actors, and franchises. All of us—from comic book and comedy nerds to computer and design nerds—will appreciate and cherish these gems of poetic wisdom.

Haiku

Author: Katherine Snodgrass
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573632549
Size: 17.92 MB
Format: PDF
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Though severely retarded, Louise is for brief intervals miraculously normal and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry.

Groundhog S Day Off

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619632918
Size: 57.14 MB
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Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He's had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation. Now the town is holding auditions to find someone to fill his spot. None of the animals seem right for the job, though. Not Elephant, not Ostrich, and most certainly not Puppy. No one has Groundhog's flair for the dramatic, but is it too late to woo him back into the spotlight? With a fresh take on a familiar event and bold, lively illustrations, this hilarious picture book will leave readers wishing it was Groundhog's Day year-round.

Game Of Thrones In Memoriam

Author: Robb Pearlman
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762457910
Size: 31.50 MB
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Game of Thrones: In Memoriam is a tribute to some of the most memorable characters that have died during the course of the first four seasons. The book includes quotes, brief character profiles, and is fully illustrated with series photography throughout.

Haiku Very Much

Author: Margie Gustafson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456730770
Size: 35.38 MB
Format: PDF
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If brevity is the soul of wit, the haiku of Margie Gustafson is all soul and a yard wide. From love: That’s why I’m married His big strong arm guiding me Across the dark ice to theatrical criticism: Saw "Richard the Third" Oh, my kingdom for a hearse They murdered the play. to wry self-assessment: If I walk to gym And then walk back again I don't need to join Margie's poetry brims with insight, passion and humor.

Nerd Camp

Author: Elissa Brent Weissman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442417052
Size: 53.89 MB
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Pack your sleeping bag, grab your calculator, and celebrate geekdom with this humorous and empowering middle grade novel by the acclaimed author of Standing for Socks. Nerd Camp, here we come! Ten-year-old Gabe has just been accepted to the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment. That means he’ll be spending six weeks at sleepaway camp, writing poetry and perfecting logic proofs. S.C.G.E. has been a summer home to some legendary middle-school smarty-pants (and future Jeopardy! contestants), but it has a reputation for being, well, a Nerd Camp. S.C.G.E = Smart Camp for Geeks and Eggheads. But is Gabe really a geek? He’s never thought about it much—but that was before he met Zack, his hip, LA-cool, soon-to-be stepbrother. Gabe worries that Zack will see him only as a nerd, until a wild summer at camp—complete with a midnight canoe ride to “Dead Man’s Island”—helps Gabe realize that he and Zack have the foundations for a real friendship. This clever, fun read from Elissa Brent Weissman is full of great minor characters (like a bunkmate who solves math problems in his sleep) and silly subplots (like the geekiest lice outbreak ever). Adjust your head-gear, pack your camp bag, and get ready to geek out!

Word Nerd

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402248466
Size: 56.11 MB
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Are You a Word Nerd? Did you know... --Only a human (not an animal or thing) is "able" to do something --The five on dice is called cinque --"K" for strike-out in baseball comes from the last letter of "struck" --To skice is to frisk about like squirrels in spring For word lovers everywhere, Word Nerd is a rich-and fun-compendium of more than 17,000 fascinating facts about words. Bestselling author Barbara Anne Kipfer has spent years compiling little known tidbits about common-and not so common-words in the English language. Filled with interesting information about words, sure to amaze and spark conversation, this incredible collection is perfect for the word nerd in each of us.

War Nerd

Author: Gary Brecher
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593763026
Size: 32.39 MB
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Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate their lives. But Brecher writes about war, too. War Nerd collects his most opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and entertaining pieces. Part war commentator, part angry humorist àla Bill Hicks, Brecher inveighs against pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the massive incompetence of military powers. A provocative free thinker, he finds much to admire in the most unlikely places, and not always for the most pacifistic reasons: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years ago, and so on, across the globe and through the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., yet deeply informed, Brecher provides a radically different, completely unvarnished perspective on the nature of warfare.