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?)
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.