About Erin Rodgers

Erin is a writer, actor and standup comedian. She is currently the producer of the live show Awkward. For many year, she worked at a really cool independent video store and never sneered at people's choice even once. She is obsessed with Japanese movies and Turkish remakes of Hollywood classics.

Ten Second Songs is a Dark Horse Contender for My Favourite Vid

YouTuber Ten Second Songs has created an amazing video of Katy Perry hit “Dark Horse” sung in 20 different styles.

Even if you’re a straight-up Katy Perry fan (or, maybe you just secretly like “Roar“), this video is so much fun. It features a huge range of styles, everything from Frank Sinatra, to ‘N Sync to Iron Maiden. Oh, and the singer nails every style. This guy has PIPES, friends!

Debs and Errol Create a New Nerd Game Phenomenon!

Do you remember the simple fun of schoolyard games? How great it was finding the perfect hiding spot for hide-and-seek and giggling when the “its” passed by you?

Toronto nerd band extraordinaire Debs and Errol have taken the fun of those games and added a Whovian twist. The game, as featured in the web comic below, takes Marco Polo, one of Doctor Who‘s scariest villains, and the joy of scaring the ever-loving crap out of someone and blends them together into your new favourite Sunday afternoon activity:

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via debsanderrol.com

Nerd parents and kids’ game enthusiasts, you’ll never be bored again. Debs and Errol have caused boredom to Exterminate! Exterminate!

Want a New Nerdy Earworm? “Make It So!”

Like many of you, I’ve been singing Frozen‘s hit “Let it Go” non-stop since I saw the movie (sorry, roommates). Here’s the culprit:

Never ones to let a a great song go un-geekified, Toronto’s own nerd duo extraordinaire Debs & Errol have created a brilliant Star Trek: TNG parody of the song, entitled appropriately enough “Make It So”. It’s funny, smart and Debs has got PIPES!

Sorry again, roommates… I’ve got a new song to never stop singing.

The Olympics: Attenborough’ed

It’s been an amazing Olympics for Canadians; I may have blown out my voice cheering for some of our athletes.

Though despite being filled with nationalistic pride, cheering for medal winners hasn’t been the most exciting part of the Olympics for me. No, instead my heart has been stolen by another hero: Sir David Attenborough.

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via rebloggy.com

I question whether or not British legend and science dreamboat (you know you agree) Sir David actually narrated this clip. However, watch it and try not to smile from ear to ear: I DARE YOU! The Olympics have never sounded more quietly dignified.

Great Advice From Nerd Legends

The delightful Emma Caulfield (a.k.a. Anya from Buffy) has been vlogging under ESSNEMMA for about a year now. She makes silly jokes, she reviews movies, she gives advice. Oh, and sometimes A NERD LEGEND JOINS HER!!!!

Check out this video with the one, the only… William Shatner.

He gives some pretty good advice, right? I think I need Shatner on speed dial.

Amazing (and Slightly Creepy) Medical Breakthrough

While essential and life-saving, organ donation is an incredibly tricky and difficult procedure. Trust me, I’m a doctor. Kind of.

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via quickmeme.com

After an organ is removed from the body, it’s put in a cooler and sent where it’s supposed to go without a second to lose. The time window that organ is still good for is very small (5-10 hours for lungs and only 4-6 hours for hearts), so the entire team involved on both sides of the transport can’t afford a single mistake. This also means that some organs go to waste as the possible transplant recipient is simply too far away.

But maybe not anymore. Innovative medical device company TransMedics wants to change all that. Instead of the current system which uses cool temperatures to slow the organ’s death, they’ve created a system that keeps the organ warm and pumping during transport, greatly increasing its available travel time.

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It’s an incredible discovery and a huge step forward in medicine. However, as a movie geek, it also reminds me of this:

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Fight the Drearies with This Doctor Who Lip Dub

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here it’s been pretty cold and grey. Not to worry, though – I’ve got a cure for the Winter blahs. A very nerdy cure.

The always charming David Tennant wanted to celebrate the end of his time as Doctor Who in style… very Scottish style i.e. this adorable cast and crew-wide lip dub of The Proclaimers classic “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”.  Just try not to smile at the sight of the cool dance moves of the Ood or, my personal favourite, David Tennant fanboy-ing as he dances with The Proclaimers themselves:

Top 5 Cartoon Dances

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but in my home-sweet-home of Toronto, winter is in full effect (even though it technically still isn’t winter!). Needless to say, it’s kind of a bummer.

Luckily, I’ve found the solution: DANCE PARTY TIME! And what better shindig than the fan favourite variety? Let’s all work on our sick, sick moves by studying the (fictional) greats of gettin’ down on the dance floor.

1. Scott “Squishy” Squibbles, Monsters University

What Mr. (Monster?) Squibbles misses in technique, he more then makes up for in enthusiasm:

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via pixarplanet.com

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