Bill Nye the Science Guy was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars last night.
Which just might have been the best thing for him. He suffered a torn tendon in his knee and the doctor did tell him not to dance. Or maybe it was decided that he shouldn’t be on the show anymore is this is how they were going to do it. So, I’m done with the show now, unless they decide to cast another icon from my childhood. Be warned fans of the Science Guy, this video is a little heart breaking.
Arrow is now in its second season, with a Flash show in the works on The CW, SHEILD started this week on ABC, a Commissioner Gordon show was just sold Tuesday to Fox. The superhero show seems to be the newest hot genera show on broadcast TV right now. Networks are scrambling for them asfast as writers can think them up. And you know what that means? More Cosplay options and more people interested in nerd subculture.
There has been such a boom in Black Canary and Green Arrow Cosplayers since Arrow came on the air. And that is great. They aren’t even on the show that way but it’s getting people into reading the comic books, and nothing could be better than that.
Part of me wants to reject this flood of nerdiness in mainstream popculture. I want it all to be special and mine, but if other people like it then it does get to stay around, and I need to remember that that is better. I really want to be an inclusive nerd and not an exclusive snob.
So I am going to do my best to take the attitude of “YAY, more fun” and not “aw man, somebody else is playing with my toy”.
I am not a Dancing with the Stars fan. I am a HUGE Bill Nye the Science Guy fan. When I was 4 years old (1994) I wrote him a letter, he wrote a post card back and it’s still a crowning moment of my life. I am still a PBS kid, so any opportunity that I can get to watch him on TV I’ll take. Usually it is reruns of Bill Nye The Science Guy or on YouTube but hey new stuff is cool too. So I have picked up this show, well, until he’s eliminated. From what I’ve seen these judges, I think, are better than the So You Think You Can Dance judges which make a concerted effort to pick the winners from the audition week, and then manipulate the audience into picking the predetermined winners. Bill Nye is coming off as the crowd favorite, however his dancing does leave a great deal to be desired. But I think all nerds can agree that it is so amazing to see him on TV again.
I have to say I’m not a huge fan of her first of Tyne’s first outfit. But that I’m sure is in the tradition of the dace. The second purple one, I think, is pretty gorgeous. So it all evens out in the end.
My personal style icons are Tina Fey and the character of Bernadette on Big BangTheory.
The first part of all of this is starts with the glasses. Tina Fey’s glasses are iconic now but Bernadette has a great pair too. Similar but different.
Both are attention grabbers that really will get noticed. I wear a pair that are black wire frames with blue on the inside. They really channel Tina’s. I’ve been wearing one like both of theirs since about 2006. I’ve had glasses since 1st grade so there has to be something to make them interesting or else, I guess I could switch to contacts but I hate the idea of touching my eyes every morning and night.
Sweaters. Bernadette is a master of the cardigan, Ms. Fey is more commonly seen in the pull over variety, but as Liz Lemon rocked the TGS zip up hoodie. I realize that it seems silly to mention but how often do you see women in the media wearing clothes that are meant to keep them warm and comfy without it trying to emphasize that they are slobs? Liz wore what she was comfortable in because she had about a hundred people on any day to organize and make sure they all got their work done. I think it’s awesome when a character is real. In every production house I have ever been in no one wears anything other than jeans and hoodies during the colder months. Maybe a blazer if the clients, advertizers, or executives are coming around but anything else isn’t practical in a work place where even the bosses have to do heavy lifting.
Bernadette’s big, full, floral printed dresses and skirts are a staple of my wardrobe. Something that gets you noticed but isn’t too loud. Something you can wear for a walk or to the office, or out to lunch. Perfection has been achieved.