George Takei’s Amazon Product Reviews

George TakeiGeorge Takei is Emperor of the social networking universe, from Twitter to Facebook and Amazon.com!

Wait. What? Did I just say “Amazon.com?” That’s not a social network! But George Takei is making it social by writing hilarious product reviews and sharing them with all of his fans and followers!

Here are a few excerpts from some of Takei’s reviews.

From George Takei’s review of the Matrix Zorb Human Hamster Ball:

Oh myyy. Friends, you haven’t experienced Newton’s Third Law of Motion until your Human Hamster Ball collides with a semi heading the opposite way. I ricocheted like an eight ball and flew several hundred feet, then bounced from car to car until I finally came to rest somewhere along Rodeo Drive.

From George Takei’s review of Bacon Shaped Bandages:

Not to pork fun at an injury, but nothing strips the pain away like meating friends out dressed like this. “That’s sow wrong, George!” they squeal. But fat chance they let such a pig idea go. In fact, they often rip it off quickly–after giving me the cold shoulder.

From George Takei’s review of Canned Unicorn Meat:

Unfortunately, I found this unicorn meat brand to be quite similar to spam, both in texture and blandness. I’d been hoping for that zestier kick that comes from the rump cuts of other mythical and fantastical creatures, such as griffins or centaurs (for the latter, serve only the back half of the creature with guests, or it gets awkward).

To read the rest of his entertaining reviews, head over to George Takei’s reviewer page on Amazon.

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The Nerdist Tweeted Me

Ok, this was a smile-inducing moment for me. Chris Hardwick, aka @Nerdist, sent me a smiley today. It was in reply to a Twitter message I had tagged him in. It’s not a big deal in the Grand Scheme of things, and maybe he has a Twitter assistant who typed it for him, but it made me smile. Here’s the exchange:

If you don’t know who Chris Hardwick is, this is the part of the About page that I giggled about.

Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker
Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker

Chris Hardwick was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after “inappropriate conduct” on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self-proclaimed nerd. He is a writer for Wired Magazine and is the face of AMC’s first live after show Talking Dead, which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show The Walking Dead.

You can read more about Hardwick and all of the other nerdy stuff going on over at Nerdist.com.

Geek Chic: Top Ten Celebrities in Nerdy Glasses

Nerd glasses aren’t just for nerds anymore! I love the way geek chic is making its way into celebrity lifestyles. Here are photos of ten famous people, sporting less-than-stylish specs, and still looking hot. Enjoy!

Nerd glasses aren’t just for nerds anymore! I love the way geek chic is making its way into celebrity lifestyles. Here are photos of ten famous people, sporting less-than-stylish specs, and still looking hot. Enjoy!

#10: Josh Groban wore glasses while filling in for Regis Philbin, on Live with Regis & Kelly.
Josh Groban wears glasses
Josh Groban in glasses from joshgroban.com
#9: Justin Bieber sports the nerdy look. Do glasses look better with bangs?
Justin Bieber glasses
Justin Bieber in glasses from ryanseacrest.com
#8: Tina Fey defines “smart and sexy.”
Tina Fey in glasses
Tina Fey's glasses from askmen.com
#7: Justin Timberlake makes the nerdy look work.
Justin Timberlake's glasses from Wireimage
#6 and #5: Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. The couple that nerds together… I can’t think of a rhyme.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
Ashton and Demi in glasses via okmagazine.com
#4: Joe Jonas seems quite fond of the thick frames.
Joe Jonas in glasses
Joe Jonas in glasses via timeinc.com
#3: Jay-Z. I wonder if the guy behind him made fun of his glasses. See that shiner? Just kidding, Mr. Z.
Jay-Z in glasses
Jay-Z in glasses via popcrunch.com
#2: Megan Fox almost looks like a nerd, but not quite.
Megan Fox in glasses
Megan Fox in glasses, by Michael Bezjian
#1: Johnny Depp makes any accessory look sexy!
Johnny Depp in glasses
Johnny Depp in glasses via people.com