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Geek Salad: Now on The Escapist

At CES this year I met some really nice folks from North Carolina who happen to work at The Escapist, a fine digital gamers’ magazine that also ends in “-ist.” Some other stuff happened and now I’m going to be writing for them twice a month under the heading, “Geek Salad.” My first article has just gone up and is looking for love. Surely there’s room in your heart?



Welcome to my inaugural Escapist article, y’all! (I only write Southern, but don’t worry, it’s rare) My first offering was going to be an in-depth etymological deconstruction of the word “geek.” I was excited. I was inspired. I was already about a third of the way through it…and then last Friday happened. I got an email from someone who frequents my site, Then another. Then another. Pretty soon a lot. They all said the same thing: “I can’t seem to access any of your pages.”

That’s what you want to hear. Sure enough, when I went to my home page EVERY link returned a server-side 404. Sweet! Currently, I’m running a theme called “Thesis” with WordPress 2.7.1 on a shared Linux hosting account using MYSQL with Hostway. As you know, the most distressing thing about a problem like this is that with so many elements at play, it’s like having a massive math problem in front of you and a minus sign spontaneously disappears somewhere collapsing the entire formula and you don’t know where or why. The poison could be anywhere.

Continue reading at The Escapist–>

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  1. nanz says:

    “digitally elbow and point” is so apt!
    your prose is amazing.

  2. MtL says:

    Just as it seems for all those before me, I thoroughly enjoyed that article. Great work.

  3. awwww, you are so moe for twitter. but so am i so you are in good company.

  4. Alex says:

    That was a great article

  5. Roy says:

    North Carolina is awesome.
    Great article!
    I’ll be looking for a copy of this magazine.

  6. Chris Hardwick says:

    Thanks all! Duly noted and amended, becca!

  7. Jaz says:

    I adore the living fuck outta Twitter. Maybe because there’s a bit of instant gratification with tweets and replies. I also like how easily I can share online content with other people, whether it’s about reminding my local contacts that roller derby is this Saturday, or sharing a great pro-marijuana article (that Kevin Pereira sent out in a tweet – see what I did there? Hehheh).

    I just don’t give myself enough time to sit and write out a blog entry every day. Besides, I feel my tweets are more true to who I am. I really do say goddamn a lot.

    Nerd on!

  8. Johnny Oz says:

    Hehe, great!

    Very geeky. 😛

  9. becca says:

    love your twitter + enjoyed this post — but you might change “it’s like have a major math problem” to “it’s like having a major math problem.”


  10. Mrmonkeyman says:

    You do excellent work and deserve all the treasures and charms on Lucky.

  11. mariam says:

    ə?! Great Joerb.