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Fake Science Tabloid Reveals Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Universal Scandal”

Over at Fake Science, Neil deGrasse Tyson is in a secret tryst – with Pluto!

Sometimes, it’s the little things that brighten your day.

(Also, can I just be a nerd for a minute and say I would totally read this magazine if it was real? I neeeeeeed the backstory on the Pluto drama. Do you know that the Air and Space Museum covered Pluto in their planets installation with a sheet of paper?)

(H/T Gene, who likes teasing Neil stans.)

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Andrea Plaid

Neil deGrasse Tyson. Courtesy: thehumanist.org

When I announced at Wednesday night’s late night editorial meeting–I’m still recovering from it!–who this week’s Crush is, the Owner/Editor exclaimed, “That’s what I’m talking about!”

Anyone who can cause the otherwise unflappable La Editrix to flap…yeah, so this week’s Loved-Up.

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How Felicia Day And Chris Hardwick (Unwittingly) Reinforced Geekdom’s Whiteness


(Vid slightly NSFW – language)

By Arturo R. García

You think we’re being racist, my Mom said so many times as I was growing up, when we went round and round about these weird books and movies. I heard an accusation. But what she and my Dad were trying to make me hear was their question: Why do you love a thing that won’t even let you exist within their made up worlds?
- Pam Noles, “Shame” (via Racebending)

The debacle this week surrounding some fans of The Hunger Games made it painfully clear, once again, that geekdom has a major problem with many discussions–or even acknowledgements–of race as part of our day-to-day existences. One would like to think that the new ventures of geek celebrities Felicia Day and Chris Hardwick can, eventually, help with that process.

But the early indications aren’t promising.
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