Archive for the Culture Category

501st Legion in Canada’s Capital Region

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on March 15, 2012 by The Quintessential Geek

I just found there exists a chapter of the “501st Stormtrooper Legion” in Ottawa.

For those that aren’t aware, the 501st legion are a group of about 4,500 volunteers that dress up in Star Wars costumes and visit sick children at hospitals across 45 countries to bring them toys and smiles.

They are involved with the Max Keeping Foundation, the Ottawa Food Bank, and other local charities.

A worthwhile geeky cause for those interested…

Cool Zombie Flowchart

Posted in Culture with tags , on March 24, 2010 by The Quintessential Geek

Nerd, Geek, Dork, or just plain Dweeb ?

Posted in Culture with tags , , on September 17, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

Use the following diagram posted by Scott Lamb at BuzzFeed to find yourself:

Zombies on my lawn ?! [Zombies]

Posted in Culture, Games on April 2, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

The creators of the wonderfully addictive plinko-style game Peggle is at it again, this time with the future release of a game called “Plants vs. Zombies“.  Details on the game itself is sketchy, but their web site includes a very catchy music video.

Zombies On My Lawn

Zombie attack in Ottawa [Zombies]

Posted in Culture with tags , on March 14, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

In an apparent attempt to organize themselves and take over the neighborhood, zombies have taken over a power substation in eastern Ottawa, giving local residents reason to panic and flee in terror.

See pictures below.

Goofy Stops Smoking [Disney]

Posted in Cartoons, Culture with tags , , on December 6, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

Goofy Stops Smoking” Walt Disney was a chain smoker. In 1966, he was scheduled to undergo a neck surgery for an old polo injury, but a pre-surgery X-ray showed a large tumor in his left lung. Doctors ultimately removed the lung, but Disney died later that year. In 1951, Disney produced a short clip titled “No Smoking” of Goofy trying to quit smoking. The company banned the cartoon from TV broadcast.”

[via Neat-O-Rama]

Canada = Comedy of Errors ? [Canadiana]

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , on November 27, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

Googlepedia is a cool add-on for Firefox I really enjoy. It allows you to view a Wikipedia page alongside your Google search results in Firefox. Funny thing – I was looking for the phone number to Absolute Comedy, an awesome stand-up comedy club here in Ottawa, Canada. Look what Wikipedia page comes up when I use the search terms absolute comedy ottawa (click to enlarge):

Absolute Comedy = Prime Minister