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Armin Shimerman Day

Geek world, meet your ersatz demi-god. It’s Armin Shimerman’s birthday, and he’s been in almost everything you’ve played or seen.

Warehouse 13? Yep. Batman: The Brave and the Bold? You know it. The Real Housewives of Ferengi? It’s only a matter of time.

Best known as DS9’s Quark, he’s also been a Nox in Stargate: SG-1, the school principal in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and has voiced characters in tons of games like BioShock, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 3, God of War 2, X-Men Legends 2, Diablo III and many more.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shimerman. For the love of Odo, take a day off and enjoy a little cake.

Obsolete Computer Day

No one ever brags about their thumb drives. Photo credit:

Are you pining for your Palm Pilot? Verklempt over your VIC-20? Celebrate the technology of yesterday by dusting off that Commodore 128 for a rousing game of “Zork” or whip out that 1st Gen iPad and remember all the good times you had in 2010, back when you were young and innocent.

Remember, it doesn’t matter when you bought it, as soon as it’s out of the box, it’s obsolete. Besides, that Timex Sinclair or Commodore 64 still has a lot of life left in it.  Anyone up for a little “Maniac Mansion”?