Geek Lit: Thug Notes

 

images-4One of my favorite YouTube personalities is Sparky Sweets, Ph.D.  Sparky hosts “Thug Notes” for the Wisecrack YouTube channel.  The premise is simple:  Sparky, dressed like something out of a stereotypical rap video, presents a summary and analysis of a classic (or sometimes recent) work of literature.  He does so while speaking “gangsta”.

As it turns out, Sparky’s analysis is actually generally spot on.  It would be one thing for Sparky to make comments about various books to suggest he has no clue what he is talking about.  Instead, the joke is Sparky is a very well-read fellow with a good mind for great books.  He just uses a style of language generally not associated with academia.

But hey, what’s this about a Thug Notes book?

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Afternoon Funnies- Science and Technology Edition

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle. Continue reading Afternoon Funnies- Science and Technology Edition

Afternoon Funnies- Zen and Philosophy Edition

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Going Through The DCAU Part Five

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Continuing Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU.

This week, we’re covering “Heart of Ice,” “The Cat and the Claw Parts 1 and 2,” and “See No Evil.”

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To Kill a Mockingbird 2- In an MCU World, Anything Can Be a Franchise Apparently

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Earlier this week, I talked about when a true sequel is actually a good thing.  I didn’t even dream of including the classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, on the list of potential victims candidates.  That seemed to be an untouchable, stand alone masterpiece. Well, it looks like it isn’t.  I know this isn’t the geekiest property, but it speaks to the idea that EVERYTHING is a fair game for sequel now. Nothing is sacred thanks to Robert Downey Jr’s charm!  Of course, this one is being issued by the creator herself, so does that change things?

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