head
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
The Drill Down 577: Our Way Or The Huawei
  |  @   |  

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, trade with Huawei is banned across the globe, unhappy with Game of Thrones? Sign the petition!, the White House launches a site to report censorship, Minecraft is launching a Pokemon Go-style mobile game, and much, much more.

...continue reading »
 
The Drill Down 290: Chilling Effects
  |  @   |  

This week, the man behind the biggest black market on the dark web, the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever, Mark Zuckerberg wants to give the entire world internet access, the iPhone in gold?, the Tesla Model S beats all safety records, our ongoing NSA surveillance coverage, and more…

...continue reading »
 
The Drill Down 287: Not Guilty, Not Proven Innocent
  |  @   |  

This week, Greg Davies, from the BlendoveR podcast and frequent Geeks of Doom contributor (including the Tardisblend podcast), joins us to discuss the ruling for WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning, how the NSA collects nearly everything a user does on the net, Feds want user passwords, the UK wants to ban porn, and more…

...continue reading »
 
New Edition Of Mark Twain’s ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ Removes The N-Word
  |  @   |  

Next month will see the release of NewSouth Books’ Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The Texts of His Companion Boy Books, which collects the two 19th century classics and revises them to remove an offensive word that, for years now, has been the cause of protests against teaching the books in schools.

The word?: ‘nigger.*’

In NewSouth’s edition, which was revised by Mark Twain scholar Dr. Alan Gribben, all instances of the word ‘nigger’ have been replaced by the word ‘slave’, as has the word ‘injun’, a derogatory term for Native Americans.

Gribben, who is passionate about Twain’s works, told Publishers Weekly he’s not trying to render these works “colorblind,” but that “Race matters in these books. It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”

...continue reading »
2021  ·   2020  ·   2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2021 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted

This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
About | Privacy Policy | Contact