The Cult of Melinda

The gAyTM is closed! No gay rights, no gay $$$!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

My Dream TV Prop Collection

Stolen from Rob. I'll try not to repeat his answers, even if the Dalek/Nomad thing is the best idea ever!

The Supreme Commander's Chair from the mother ship on "V": I had a bit of a crush on the evil genius Diana

Jo's leather jacket and motorcycle from The Facts of Life

Lwaxana Troi's dinner gong from ST:TNG

The Delta Flyer from ST:Voyager

Mork's egg from Mork and Mindy

A zat gun from Stargate:SG1

Worf's batleth from ST:TNG

Odo's bucket from ST:DS9

House's white board from House

Data's head from ST:TNG

The Fonz's skis from when he "jumped the shark" on Happy Days

The Dax symbiont from ST:DS9

All of Ricky Ricardo's drums from I Love Lucy

Figured out that I'm a Star Trek fan yet?

I'm tagging people: Stacey, Drew, Duck, RPP, Cheri, and Angie

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

But Then Again....

Do I get Jew Points for buying wholesale?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Birth of Dragons

For those of us who pretend to be elves, dwarves, palladins or rogues in our spare time, dragon stories are an endless source of fascination. Live Science has an interesting look at how real-life creatures inspired the tales of fire-breathing reptiles fond of kidnapping maidens and barbecuing medieval villages.

Monday, August 27, 2007

A Question

Are you allowed to have a Costco membership and still be a rebel? Maybe it's the socialist in me, but I feel dirty.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fun Stuff

I've been over at Clicked again and I have to share what I found.

SPOILER ALERT! Superman's secret identity revealed! Of course, if you don't know already, you probably don't know about electricity either. Which means you're not reading this and I can just stop typing....

Mobile Barbecue Pit

Jedi Communion

The Anti-Santa Movement and why you too should hate Santa, apparently

Even More Morbid

Ladies and gentleman, my obiturary:

'What will your obituary say?' at

So Now I'm Not Good Enough for the Aliens?!

You have a 33% chance of being abducted

You have a fairly good chance of being abducted. You may be somewhat skeptical about the existence of aliens, but you know that they could exist… somewhere.

Take this quiz at

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Take this quiz at

Monday, August 20, 2007

Don't Mess with the Chosen People

So, Monkeys with Typewriters, my 7 Jew + 1 goy, sci-fi loving trivia night team won the big prize! wooohoooo! We's smart.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Stole this from Cheri. Shhhhh... Don't tell her. She might want it back.

1. Where did your last kiss take place?
Judy's old apartment, unless you count kissing Giovanny, in which case, Gay Pride

2. Who knows a secret or two about you?
Rob and Don probably know the most about me, but I don't keep much a secret

3. Four words to explain why you last threw up?
Rare heart conditions suck.

4. Have you ever burned yourself?
In the literal, no. In the figurative, yes.

5. What's crazy to you?
kissing boys, ewwwwwwwwwwwww...

6. Favorite cuss word:'s so versatile

7. Who is probably talking a load of crap about you right now?
Can't think of anybody. Although some of my co-workers are bitter because they THINK I make a lot more than I do.

8. Who is your hero?
Right now, Ace. Cause he's going to kick cerebral palsy's ass and look cute doing it!

9. Would you ever want to be a supermodel?
Superhero? Yes. Supermodel? NO!!

10. Who is the most experimental person you know?
Ace, b/c I think he might be a clone. Oh. You meant the other kind of experimental. I know way too many artists and musicians to answer that.

11. Do you tell white lies?
Only about women's butts... Now, pink lies, I tell lots of those.

12. When is your next party?
As soon as Rob and Ducky and the hottie get their asses up here. Don, you and I do not constitute a party. Sorry.

13. Who do you want to be with right now?
My nerds or my nieces and nephews.

14 Do you scratch when and where you want to scratch?
When? Yes. Where? Are we talking the part that itches? b/c that would be a definite yes. It would be stupid to scratch where I don't want to scratch.

15. How do you handle a break up?

16. Your motivation for tomorrow?
must have nerd fun

17. Do you know what you will wear tomorrow?
something casual and nerdtastic

18. Last person to make you laugh?
Stacey, Drew and Ace with his little sound effects (It was all one phone call.)

19. Last thing you ate?
egg and cheese biscuit w/ hashbrowns. I'd forgotten how much greasy food sucks.

20. Do u ever go a few days without changing your underwear?
what underwear? haha NO!!!!!

21. Have you ever accidentally eaten an insect?
not accidentally, no...

22. Do daddy long legs freak you out?
nope.. except in the shower, not into naked arachnid fun

23. Have you ever cleaned up someone else's vomit?
I have 20 nieces and nephews. I've cleaned up everything!

24. Have you ever dropped food on the floor and eaten it?
5 second rule! But I check it for grossness first.

25. Do you kiss your pets on the mouth?
no, my last pet was a robot dog.

26. Do you talk baby talk?
only with Rob. haha

27. What serial killer do you find most disturbing?
all of them

28. Do you watch court tv?

29. Would you ever work in a retirement home?
no, my sister the nurse says they'd get on my nerves.

30. Do you believe plants have feelings?
only triffids.

31. Do you laugh at people with "bowl" haircuts?
like Vulcans? Never laugh at Vulcans.

32. Do you have nervous twitches?

33. Are you ever purposely irritating?
I'm not telling you.. nyah nyah I'm not telling you.

34. If you could fly, where would you go first?
To New Orleans, so I could be all like "Rob! Dude! Check this out! Hand me the cheez whiz!"

35. Do you prefer boats or planes?
planes... sea sickness sucks.

36. Love or lust?
Lust. It's more honest.

37. One best friend or 10 aquaintances?
a few really close friends and lots of acquaintances

38. Favorite food?
the kind you eat

39. Do you believe that your first love never dies?
No, I'm pretty sure she's not an immortal.

40. What upcoming event are you waiting and ready for?
Jewish sci-fi trivia night; Rob and the rest coming to DC; Don coming to DC; my first trip home in two years

41. Current smell?
teen spirit?

42. Do you get your nails done?

43. Most favorite person?
I'm not picking

44. What was the last thing you ordered at McDonald's? egg and cheese biscuit w/ hash browns

45. Are you an emotional person?
rarely except for the side effects

46. Do you like your name?
First, yes. Middle, hate it.

47. Do you have plans this weekend?
Yes, but I'll have to see if I have the energy.

48. Do you work?
No, I live off the money earned by my piano-playing squirrel.

49. Do you dance naked in your room?
No, I only do that for tips.

50. When did your last relationship end?
Right before Valentine's day.

51. What are you listening to right now?
the sound of my AC and my keyboard clacking

52. Biggest fear?
death while naked with my house a mess

53. How long have you been a part of myspace?
who knows

54. Favorite place to be?
I'd have to get back to you on that one. I'm in favorite place transition.

55. What are you wearing right now?
grey slacks, yellow shirt and black socks

56. Are your toes painted?
everything but the nails. Not!

57. Does anyone hate you?
Yeah, I'm gay and Jewish and biracial. What do you think?

58. How many people do you trust fully?
very, very few. And I don't even trust them with my cookies.

59. Did you have fun doing this?
Did you have fun reading it?

60. Are you thinking of someone right now?
My nerds. I miss them.

I'm in Trouble

I have been talking to a young lady on the bus to work for the last few months. She's got the nerdy-sexy thing going on in spades.

Okay, physically, she's stunning. Gorgeous, full, shiny reddish blonde hair. (I think. I don't see shades of color very well.) Cute black-framed oval glasses. Full lips. Great smile. Beautiful eyes. Curves! She's got enough meat on her bones that you wouldn't have to worry abut breaking her, but everything's in just the right places.

She's also intelligent and funny and groan, she likes girls. Yesterday , I found out that she reads fantasy, grew up on sci-fi, knows the difference between the two genres, and plays Magic: The Gathering. She's only played D&D once, but I won't hold that against her. She actually thought it was interesting and cool that I might be going to a Jewish sci-fi trivia night tomorrow in DC.

Perfect. Just perfect. I meet the perfect woman and she's too young, out of my league and found me right when I've given up on dating for good. I'm not sure how old she is, but she's at most 25 from the looks of her. I'm 31. And to be honest, I'm generally happy with the no dating thing. You wouldn't believe how freeing it is to not have to worry about pursuing and impressing and winning over someone when you're tired all the time and your social skills are limited to say the least. Depending on how hard I'm trying to be sociable, I come off as either aloof and unapproachable or so silly that women don't take me seriously as a romantic partner. (One literally laughed at me when I asked her out because she thought it was another of my sillly jokes. Another said yes just to see, in her words, if I was "really that stuck up.")

So, I would like to hang out with her at least, because she's pretty cool and I need a new set of nerds. My old set of nerds is utterly irreplaceable but they're too far away for regular nerdy fun. Most of the people I've met here, well, let's just say that everything they know about elves they learned from Keebler commercials and Santa Claus cartoons. But how do I hang out with her without giving into my urge to flirt or to ask her back to the elven kingdom for a pint of mead and a little "Medieval adventuring in the Land of Bed"? How do I even ask her to hang out without it sounding like I'm asking her for a little "Medieval adventuring in the Land of Bed"?

Life sucks. I miss the game world.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oh! How funny the normals are!

I was joking with a coworker about having to deceive prospective dates about my nerdy proclivities, when she asked what must be the funniest question I've heard in a while.

She: Do people still play D&D? (with major incredulity in her voice)
Me: Well, HELLO?! Of course.
She: Right, that was probably a bad question.

bwahahahahahahaha! Do we still play D&D? That's so cute. D&D is forever. D&D is life. I must find a group to play with here. My mage skills have suffered as of late.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Did You Ever...

Did you ever have one of those friends who bought your kid(s) the best presents ever? You know, the presents that are just so cool you can't stand it? Well, around here, that friend would be me. I just amaze myself. Really.

This Post Brought to You by the Letter J...

...and a guy named Rob.

So, I'm supposed to come up with 10 things that matter to me that start with the letter J. Yeah, that'll be almost as easy as coming up with 10 things that matter to me that start with the letter X.

Here's my 10, in no particular order, with no particular grammar.

1. Judaism: my religion of choice
2. Joker: my theme song, cuz I'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a midnight toker, baby. I get my lovin' on the run!
3. Jeri Ryan: my imaginary girlfriend
4. John: my oldest brother and my nephew
5. Judy: my sister, my aunt, and the one that got away
6. Jack: my favorite uncle, who passed away a few years ago
7. Jerusalem: the holy city
8. Jambalaya: one of my favorite New Orleans foods
9. Jokes: because if I don't laugh, I'll cry
10. Justice: because it's the key to peace

Friday, August 10, 2007

Rockin' the Threads

Best T-shirts Ever!

Or maybe these are the best T-shirts ever!

Or maybe these are!

I'm sooooo confused!

UPDATE: I spoke too soon! Maybe these!

UPDATE 2: Okay, maybe these?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

For My Weird Friends

I know a couple people who would appreciate these:

Thai police officers who break the rules will be wearing Hello Kitty armbands as punishment.

Ever thought the Darwin Awards would make a great movie? Well, you're in luck.

Tibet's living Buddhas will have to get permission from the atheist Chinese government before they can reincarnate.

Friday, August 03, 2007

More Funny

If you laugh at this, you might be a nerd!

Find more of these HERE!