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Holiday Nerdery: Decorations and Sparkles!

The holidays are a special time, full of family, friends, and remembering the things you hold dear. For us here at Gay-Nerds.com, it’s no different. So through the rest of the year, we’re going to be doing our best to give you precious readers all the help we can in making Christmas 2010 into A Very Nerdy Holiday. Think of us as your cookbook showing you how to make your holiday exactly what you want it to be: slow cooked in references to your favorite hobbies and stuffed with all the delicious cross-media tie-ins you can handle.

Whoa zomg! Awesome decorations ahead!

Kicking things off, we’ve scoured the internet and put together a list of roughly one bajillion decorations and ornaments you can get your hands on to make you the coolest kid on the block. And if you’re really out of ideas for gifts, they make the perfect way to tell those special dorks in your life how much you care. (Which I’m assuming is a lot if you’d actually give any of this cool stuff away.) But we’re not doing this like any old site would, showing you where you can buy officially licensed junk from soulless mega corporations. We don’t roll like that. Instead, we’re highlighting the little guys, the little artists that put everything they’ve got into their work.
And some of this stuff is crazy good. Make the jump to check it out.

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Nerd Premiere: Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-O first aired in 1968 and ended in 1980.  That was while my mother and father grew from 3 and 5 to 15 and 17 years old, respectively.  Six years before I was born.  Thirty years later, Hawaii Five-0 (note the difference between ‘O’ and ‘0’) is back, with the power of writer/developers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers, Mission Impossible III, Fringe), important collaborators of JJ Abrams.  Carrying the show is Alex O’Laughlin, former star of Moonlight (the sad vampire detective show that was canceled before every network clambered to air shows about bloodsuckers), supported by Scott Caan (Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen) and nerd favorites Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Angel) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica).  Imbued with the makings of geek might, how well can Hawaii Five-0 grasp an audience who are all too young to understand the nostalgia of the reboot is supposed to evoke in the first place?