This Week’s Geek

Artist and podcaster Len Peralta has started a project called “Geek a Week,” in which he interviews — and then makes a playing card of — a notable geek. Geeks profiled so far include Jonathan Coulton, Fred Seibert and Veronica Belmont. Who is this week’s geek? Why, I am. Go to the Geek a Week site to see my playing card, which is ridiculously awesome, down to the tattoo (and don’t forget to check out the back side), and while you’re there you can also check out the podcast interview with me.

Seriously, you want to see the playing card. It made me spit Coke Zero out of my mouth when I saw it. And you know how I love my Coke Zero.

And of course if you enjoy the Geek a Week stuff, bookmark it/put it in your RSS feed, because there are 48 more geeks to go.

25 Comments on “This Week’s Geek”

  1. Dave H – I can see Canada from my house – Aging dad, electronics nerd, embedded software developer. (I'm the guy who makes your microwave blink 12:00.)
    Dave H

    Nice stats, man. My new favorite word is “speculative munitions.”

    Do you think you might get a tattoo like that? You know, life imitates art.

  2. pennlynn – I'm just me, and I'm also someone who has been cursed by being born with a facial difference and I struggle with this every day!! I'm hoping those who find this blog will be apart of my journey as I go though this life.

    LOL thats just awesome!!! Got to love when people take their talents and make awesome stuff!! He’s got a new fan can’t wait to see the others even if I might not know any of them!

  3. Very glad I set down my coffee before checking out that card, otherwise I’d have to replace the coffee (and keyboard, for that matter).

  4. At first I couldn’t tell what was funny enough to make you spurt your beverage. Then I realized that it was bacon in the tattoo. Then I had to wipe up some tea.

  5. It’s because he gives you vastly more hair than you normally have, Sylvester Stallone’s old body, and the junior BFG-9000. The tattoo is lagniappe. These are trading cards, right, and not the Geek Major Arcana?

  6. DED – The DED Zone – I'm a stay-at-home dad who survived dotcom burnout and a chemical engineering career that fizzled. When I'm not hounding the kids to finish their homework, chopping wood, or renovating some part of the house, I'm free to leave this reality and wander others. The transcripts of these journeys become stories, at least the coherent ones. I'm a science and technology enthusiast, who reads and watches sci-fi, brews (and drinks) beer, and listens to (and plays) old metal.

    LMAO! Oh man, that was great! The tattoo sealed the deal. =D

  7. I like any card the incorporates the phrase “pie hole.” I’ll bet none of Mickey Mantle’s cards ever used that.


    Or whatever it is those damn kids say these days….

    Bacon really does make everything better!

  9. You totally need to blow that up and frame it. It would look awesome in the new office.

  10. That’s a pretty buff card. Oh daddy. You should get your girls’ names inked on your arms. With some flowers and butterflys and hearts. Just because it hurts.

  11. Someone took my name over there! Honestly.

    I say LOL all the time, but this time I actually laughed out loud. That card is made of win!

  12. Oooh, he needs to make these and sell them. I’d definitely buy a set. Mr. Peralta does understand each subject he’s using. He does understand you to a T. Bacon and cats. What else does one need in life?

  13. I can so see John using that as his publicity photo when he is GoH at an SF convention.

    And John, thank you for the warning; I put my coffee down before clicking through, which is good, because hot coffee hurts when it goes out ones noze.

  14. Why not commission him to refine a life-size version of the tat and have a small set of temporary tattoos made that you can wear at select public appearances/cons?
    Or is that how rumors get started? I can never tell.
    Yeah, it’d be goofy. But cool. And your skin stays unblemished!

  15. This needs to be posted permanently on this site. Get rid of that oh so boring portrait and put in the Scalzi card.

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