This holiday season, give the gift of Louis CK

For several years now, my favorite comedian has been Louis C.K. The guy is just so brutally honest in his routine. If you liked George Carlin, you’ll love this guy.

Anyway, if you haven’t had an introduction to him before, check out the following (but understanding that he curses A LOT).

MATURE CONTENT WARNING: CRUDE LANGUAGE. LOTS OF CURSING.

“Why?”. Quite possibly the best skit ever (especially towards the end)

Louis C.K. on kids and secrets.

Louis C.K. on girls versus boys.

Louis C.K. on being white.

Louis C.K. on how kids suck

Louis C.K. on sex and dating

Are you having fun yet?

Some people may think that life comes down to a simple question: what did you do with your life? I would argue that all answers are meaningless if you didn’t answer it with “I had fun.”

Take nerdy kids for example…

People may laugh at us, but we nerds know how to keep ourselves entertained. And isn’t that what is ultimately important?

In my opinion, everyday should be filled with wonder and a glass full of laughter. If you don’t have those two things, then well… what the heck are you doing with your life? Watch a fun movie. Read a great book. Kiss a girl and run like crazy until she grows tired of chasing you.

Get out and dance…

Oh dear lord, nevermind. Don’t do that. Oh, who am I kidding, I watched that three times.

Ah, dialogue

If there is one thing that B-movies do well, it’s dialogue right? Every sentence is carefully crafted. Every insult is well thought out, and the hero is always, always… fabulously… haired. And his sidekick is… huh-huh… stereotyped.

But you know what? Maybe we don’t need perfect dialogue. Maybe we just have to really dig the other person. They could literally say anything–even something incomprensible. And we don’t care. Because they’re awesome.

Firefly Television Series

It’s time for a serious blog poll. *puts on super serious face*

How important, awesome or terrible was Josh Whedon’s Firefly television series? Did it make you want to become the subject of government brain augmentation programs? Did you immediately sign up for the next manned space flight to another planet in 2100? Or did you start rewatching Twilight instead?

Excellent Speculative Fiction Blogs

There are dozens of blogs out there for reviewing sci-fi and fantasy books, and I’ve trended towards a few favorites that I plan on revisiting frequently. In no particular order, here are some of the blogs I visit:


Frida Fantastic(Link)

Frida Fantastic has been a review site that I’ve frequented since I first found it months ago. She uses a five-star scale, and can be pretty brutally honest, which you’ll find is a trend I appreciate. She doesn’t just do book reviews and sometimes offers great advice on finding the right books.


Review Haven: Fantasy and Sci-Fi (Link)

Review Haven is a pretty recent find for me. One of the first things I noticed about the blog is that it provides a rating system of 1-10, and it doesn’t trend towards only giving 7+, which seems to be a bit of a problem when looking for indie reviews, especially. Adam pulls no punches and I appreciate that.


Android Dreamer (Link)

Android Dreamer is a somewhat eclectic collection of sci-fi and fantasy and a great place to look for decent cyberpunk, which is one of Matt’s favorite genres. He reviews books on a report card scale and offers pretty in-depth commentary. He’s a recent find and from correspondence, he seems like a great guy.


The Scattering (Link)

This was one of those unfortunate stories of a gifted blogger getting in over her head. Grad school and review commitments ended up stagnating the blog for a long time, but she’s getting back on track with discussions of recent big name fantasy authors and generous helpings of indies. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.


What about you guys? Have you found a great sci-fi or fantasy blog that you’d like to share? If so, I’d love to hear about them!

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