The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 14: Stump Elise

Greektome, of Team PI

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/firecracker-gloves
Yarn: http://www.ravelry.com/people/greektome/stash/heart–sole-3

Elise’s answer: Make a Madonna costume for Nerd Culture!

Team Tie-In: Frohike from the Lone Gunmen often (always?) wore fingerless gloves.

Naelana, of Team Epic

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woobie-giraffe

Elise’s answer: As Naelana has one child, perhaps a giraffe (who also has one offspring at a time) might fit her Coat of Arms, for Intellectual.

Team Tie-In: Giraffes run rampant on Azeroth, in World of Warcraft

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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 13: Stump Elise

k8black, ninja
- purple Hearts that Flourish shawl test knit – http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/mia-rinde-design/2245257/1-25#1
- Geek Pride: JK Rowling, Harry Potter
JK Rowling in lace

Scarlettkitten, ninja
red ninja – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/scarlettkitten/ninja
- Intellectual: “Tonight you have learned the final and greatest truth of the Ninja: that ultimate mastering comes not from the body, but from the mind.” – Splinter, Ninja Turtles, 1990

Marianasays/1-Up
Rainy Day Socks – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/marianasays/rainy-day-socks
- Intellectual: “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” Frank Howard Clark
- Team Spirit tie-in: Rain in Minecraft
AND
Slubby Sheep Yarn – http://www.ravelry.com/people/marianasays/stash/slubby-sheep
- Geek Pride: Notch AKA Markus Persson
- Colors represent the different environment blocks of minecraft, his creation. The blocks are used by the player to create landscapes, and yarn is used to create garments and other things.

Tsuki, Hellmouth
Eva’s Shawl in Summer Berries http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Tsuki/evas-shawl
- Scientific: the double-slit experiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment
- Unity = “something blue”
- “Buffy admits to Willow that she feels “real love and passion have to go hand in hand with pain and fighting” and that says a lot about lace knitting to me.
- the shawl I was trying to remember is Haruni

Kryslyn, Squints
Tiny chicken and cupcake http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Krislyn/tiny-chickens
- Nerd Culture: Petting zoo – feed things to animals like cupcakes to chickens
- Team Spirit tie-in: In CSI episode season 8, episode 16 “Two and a Half Deaths”, the vic has a rubber chicken shoved down her throat, and obviously that is where cupcakes go

TheLostSkeleton, 1-Up
orange bowl http://www.ravelry.com/projects/TheLostSkeleton/the-orange-bowl
- Nerd Culture: Going for a walk in the city, traffic cone orange.
- Team Spirit tie-in – the Orange Box

C-three, Writer
red baby afghan
- Nerd Culture: Leaf peeping – to see the red leaves
- Team Spirit tie-in: Andrew Marlowe is the creator of Castle, and he and wife Terri Miller have two children. I bet they’d like this for their kids and red matches the blood/ink for the pen in the logo of the show.

LadyKatka, Bazinga
aardvark: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aardvark

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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 11: Kaitydid, Redux

Opening Rambles

 
Kaitydid and Team That’s What She Said
- Team That’s What She Said thread
- Community

- Dissertation proposal/project
- Knooking

 

Closing Rambles
- Podcast Theme Contest! Send your theme song submissions to nerdwarscast@gmail.com
- Voicemail line: 423-509-8750. Call me any time!

 
The Musics
- Opening theme: Dropping out of School by Brad Sucks
- Closing theme by Nitro9

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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Extrasode: Stump the Gamemaster Edition

EXTRASODE!

Stump Elise
1. Fingerless mitts for ScienceMonkey
- Category: Nerd Culture 1/20/2012 http://www.google.com/doodles/omar-rayos-84th-birthday
- Team Spirit: Red Dead Redemption
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2. TheKrazySheep’s Mini Companion Cube
- Category: Intellectual; the flash cube is an artifact that represents the Space Age
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- Team Spirit: Sam working in a cube (S4E17) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPDI8hGpRz4

3. Snow-Raven’s Shawlette
- Team Unity Project, Red Fraggle
- S1E7 I Want to Be You: Red dresses as Mokey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EWz2avc5ag

4. ThatBeccaPerson’s Dice Bag with Flamel Cross from Fullmetal Alchemist
- Team Unity Project, Family Appreciation Day
- Category: Geek Pride; Pinkie Pie is the babysitter for Pound Cake and Pumpkin Cake
- Team Spirit: Pinkie Pie has plans for dice games at a wedding reception in the Season 2 Finale.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgoQNuQAnhs
 

The Musics
- Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue, by Mark Mothersbaugh, from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou soundtrack

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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 10: Lots o’ Chats

Opening Rambles
- Thanks to Nitro9 for the theme music!

 
More with MollieWollie
- MollieWollie’s Rose of England shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/molliewollie/rose-of-england-design
- MollieWollie’s Pioneer: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/molliewollie/pioneer
- MollieWollie’s Tubbs Hill Shawl: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/molliewollie/spinners-lace-shawl-s-2017
- Hamburger Touchdown: http://molliewollie.livejournal.com/120032.html
- “That hat” (Vanadis): http://www.ravelry.com/projects/molliewollie/vanadis
- Conan O’Brien/The Flaming C ami: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SiraRaven/conan-obrien-the-flaming-c
- Knitting Snark: http://knitting-snark.livejournal.com/
- Peter Dinklage


- Unseen University; wizard college in Discworld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unseen_University
- Progressions in books
- Wizards (first few books); Rincewind: http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Rincewind
- Witches
- Death
- The Night Watch; Commander Sam Vines
- Tiffany Aching; vaguely related to witches
- Industrial Revolution
- Starting Point: Wyrd Sisters (second in witches series)
- A Recommended reading order: http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-order-guides/the-discworld-reading-order-guide-1-5.pdf
 

Dissertation Talk with Ciellel
- In T4: 324 Nerd Warriors had dissertations approved (~48% of all of those on teams)
- Of those, almost two thirds (63%) made it to the halfway point successfully, and about half completed their dissertations.
- As of last Friday, there have been about 200 dissertation proposals for T5 so far, on a similar pace as T4.
- In T4, 72% of the Squints submitted a dissertation proposal; 95% of those made it halfway and a whopping 81% finished their dissertations.
- In T4, 67% of Team SGC submitted a dissertation proposal; 57% of those finished their dissertations.
- In T4, 63% of Team Rangers submitted a dissertation proposal; 73% of those finished their dissertations.

 

Closing Rambles
- Podcast Theme Contest! Send your theme song submissions to nerdwarscast@gmail.com
- Voicemail line: 423-509-8750. Call me any time!

 
The Musics
- Nitro9′s submission

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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 9: MollieWollie (part 1)

Opening Rambles
- Thanks to Nitro9 for the theme music!
- Venus Transit time-lapse
Venus Transit

 
A First Chat with MollieWollie
- Chronicles of Prydain
- The Black Cauldron
- Dale Murphy:

- Discworld: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld
- Turtles all the way down…

- Jingo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingo_(novel)
- Tiffany Aching: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiffany_Aching
- Avatar: the Four Elements: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/avatar-the-four-elements
- Avatar: the Legend of Kora
- My Little Pony/Skyrim

 
Closing Rambles
- Podcast Theme Contest! Send your theme song submissions to nerdwarscast@gmail.com
- Stump Elise!
- Voicemail line: 423-509-8750. Call me any time!

NDT

 
The Musics
- Nitro9′s submission

 
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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 8: EyeAmElise

Opening Rambles
- T5 is starting soon! ::muppet dance::

 
A Chat with Elise
- projects can be turned in on days 1-28, inclusive
- no skill-based bonus points for T5
- team tie-in points are team spirit points again
- Glitch NW group
- Fitocracy NW group
- normalization formula
- official drop-outs
- Nerd Wars Wiki!
- extracurriculars for T5
- Tour de Fleece:
- Ravelympics
- test knitting or crocheting squares for Nerd Wars Scarf project

 
Closing Rambles
- Sign up! http://ravnerdwars.info/sign-up/
- Sign ups are open until the 26th. Teams will be announced on May 27th!
- Podcast Theme Contest! Send your theme song submissions to nerdwarscast@gmail.com
- Voicemail line: 423-509-8750. Call me any time!

 
The Musics
- “Dropping Out of School,” by Brad Sucks
- Dead and Lovely by Tom Waits
- The closing theme is “Paul Valery” by the Blue Scholars. I have been informed that the very opening bit is sampled from “Fireflies” by Owl City.

 
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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 7: Bluroux

Opening Rambles
- Congratulations to Team Rangers and Team Squints!

- T4 Winners’ Circle
- Top Five thread

 
A Chat with Bluroux

 
Closing Rambles
- A discussion of the origin of that phrase.
- Ravelympics 2012, Nerd Wars-style
- Tour de Fleece 2012, Nerd Wars-style
- Movie Night
- MCA supercut

 
The Musics
- Fight for Your Right (to Party) by the Beastie Boys
- Flute Loop by the Beastie Boys
- Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys
- Sabotage by the Beastie Boys

 
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The Nerd Wars Podcast: Episode 6: Adeona

Opening Rambles
- Jack’s Chattanoggins
- ScienceMonkey’s Derby Hat
- ScienceMonkey’s half-finished Daybreak
- ScienceMonkey’s sweet bison hat from Stitches:

A Chat with Adeona
- Adeona’s Portal project
 

Mass Effect 3 review by TheLostSkeleton
 

Closing Rambles
- Ravelympics 2012, Nerd Wars-style
- Tour de Fleece 2012, Nerd Wars-style
- Movie Night
- Magicpoints

 
The Musics
- “Dropping Out of School,” by Brad Sucks
- The closing theme is “Paul Valery” by the Blue Scholars. I have been informed that the very opening bit is sampled from “Fireflies” by Owl City.

 
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The Nerd Wars Podcast, Episode 5: KaityDid

Opening Rambles
- The Nerd Wars suggestion box
 
A Chat with KaityDid
 
Outro-type Rambles
- The Nerd Wars Meetup group
- Ravelympics 2012, Nerd Wars-style
- Tour de Fleece 2012
 
The Musics

  • “Dropping Out of School,” by Brad Sucks
  • “Tempest,” by Mary Prankster
  • The closing theme is “Paul Valery” by the Blue Scholars. I have been informed that the very opening bit is sampled from “Fireflies” by Owl City.

 
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