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Nerdvana in LA

Posted on Aug 24, 2008 by billsimmon in awesome, the nerd life | 2 Comments

Look at this screen grab…

Okay, what is it?

It’s from a video shot earlier this week at a place called Sardo’s in Burbank, California. Let me just explain to you the awesomeness of what’s going on in that frame. First of all, the singer on the left is Casey McKinnon of the popular SF video blog Galacticast (who recently said nice things about PSFR, BTW).

Alright, a little nrrd grrl internet celebrity vibe going on — cool. But who’s that on the right?

Oh, that’s Felicia Day, star of the ultra-awesome Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog.

Whoa. That’s a lot of nerd-crush potential in one room. What, are they in a band of something?

No, they’re playing Rock Band in front of a small crowd — sort of a Rock Band karaoke kind of thing.

That’s SO geeky and awesome! Are they any good?

It’s hard to tell from the video, but they aren’t failing the song and Casey is singing pretty well from what you can hear.

What song are they doing?

Wait for it… It’s Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton, which is the song he wrote for the end credits of the Portal video game.

OMFG, that’s so adorably dorky.

I know, right? I want them and Wil Wheaton to come over to my house and hang out with Emily and me all the time.

Yeah, they should call up MC Frontalot and the Johns too. Make it a party. Bring all your MST3K dupes and get into a big argument about whether the James Blish Star Trek stories were “canonical” or not.


Why do you always have ruin everything?



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  1. Hehehe… this is such a sweet blog post, Bill! You have me blushing in a coffee shop in Burbank :)

    I would let Wil Wheaton in our band anytime… but he hasn’t met me yet (although we have tons of friends in common). Someday, perhaps ;)

  2. On August 28, 2008, billsimmon said:

    Thanks for commenting, Casey! From reading Wil’s blog, it’s obvious he’s a Guitar Hero ringer, so he’d be an ideal addition.

    “Blushing in Burbank…” Are you composing a heartfelt letter to Dear Abby at that coffee shop?

    ::running out to the living room:: OMG, you guys! Casey McKinnon totally commented on my blog! :)

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