Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek (Google eBook)

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Adams Media, Dec 18, 2010 - Reference - 256 pages
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"The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!"

Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is full of mysterious words and phrases. But now there's an easy way to understand what it's all about.

With this book you can dork out with the best of 'em. Here are more than 1,000 words and their definitions, including such gems as:

  • LARP
  • Red Shirt
  • Wilhelm Scream
  • Xenomorph
  • Munchkin*

So don't worry if you don't know what a midochlorian is or what to do with a proton pack. With this book, you'll never be confused again.

*Which doesn't mean what you think it means, unless you're a fan of roleplaying games.

  

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Contents

GEEKOLOGY
1
GEEKS IN SPACE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
17
GEEKS HELP BATMAN FIGHT THE JOKER COMIC BOOKS
45
GEEKS GO TO JAPAN ANIME AND MANGA
81
GEEKS IN CYBERSPACE SCIENCE AND COMPUTERS
99
GEEKS WATCH ESPN SPORTS
117
GEEKED UP ON DD GAMING
143
GEEKOUT AT THE SILVER SCREEN TELEVISION AND THE MOVIES
193
CONCLUSION
247
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About the author (2010)

Writer and comedian Gregory Bergman is the author of seven books, including the bestselling humor book series WTF? He is too cool to do a "geek" book alone, and has therefore called on the expertise of Josh Lambert.

Josh Lambert received degrees from UC Berkeley and USC. He owns a vast comic book collection, engages in computer animation and illustration, and makes his living in Sacramento, CA valuing going concerns using financial models. Is this a geek or what?

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