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Zelda Figurines and Star Trek Skeletons: This Is What a Nerd Block Box Looks Like

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We’ve written before about Nerd Block, the subscription service that lets nerds around the world sign up to receive monthly boxes of ‘epic geek gear.’ The boxes, which cost $19.99 per month, each contain a nerd-themed T-shirt, as well as five to six delightfully dorky items from brands like Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. 

This month, Nerd Block sent us a box of our own, so we could experience first-hand how truly liberating it is to not have to go out and track down our own Star Wars shirts. Read More

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Nerdblock Means You’ll Never Have to Leave the House for Light Sabers Again

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Shopping addicts and Betabeat readers alike are probably familiar with Birchbox, the shopping startup that periodically sends you boxes of trendy products. But what if you’re a proud geek, and aren’t interested in Blair Waldorf-inspired lipstick or vegan shit courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow? What if all you want—besides emerging victorious from your next WOW raid, of course—is to have a monthly box of “epic geek gear” delivered to your door?Nerdblock has you covered (but please never use the term “epic” again). Read More

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One Hour With Bill Nye the Science Guy

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Last week, we learned that we would have the lovely opportunity of interviewing Bill Nye–yes, the Science Guy, that bow-tie-wearing, zany engineer whose PBS show taught the majority of twenty-somethings much of what they know about magnetism, the circulatory system and electricity. Most kids who grew up in the 90’s were shown at least one of his videos in a Friday afternoon science class. Mr. Nye occupies a specific corner of our collective nostalgia, his kooky presence and love for science hearkening back to a simpler time when getting an A on a test was our biggest worry.

When this reporter woke up for the interview this morning, she found herself struggling to find something to wear. (“All my lab coats are in the wash,” we tweeted.) Turns out that we should’ve opted for a bow-tie, as Mr. Nye showed up to our interview in Bryant Park in that signature sartorial choice, a green paisley one tied around his neck. On the lapel of his jacket, a Planetary Society pin gleamed in the sun. Read More

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What’s Up With the NBA Tickets Already for Sale on SeatGeek?

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Betabeat was working this morning and not looking for Knicks tickets on company time when we wandered over to SeatGeek, the hometown sports tickets aggregator, and typed in a search for NBA games. In the event you haven’t heard: NBA players and team owners recently announced a tentative agreement to restart the season on December 25 after a long contract negotiation stalemate ended. Imagine our surprise when we saw what appeared to be a normal season. Read More