Friday 80s Prom Post, “Science!” Edition
I’m at Skepticon III, so posting will be non-existent this weekend. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to skip reminding anyone who can to come to the Radical 80s Prom on December 3rd at the Bowery Poetry Club!
The 80s were a great time in the world of geeks, nerds, science lovers, and other assorted misfits in pop culture. This was an era when those people were named, but more than that, celebrated. It was an era when the odd but brilliant musician Thomas Dolby could have a smash hit with a song about a sexy woman that is built all around science metaphors. “Revenge of the Nerds” is a mean-spirited and misogynist movie, but the John Hughes canon created the nerd triumphant. Geek pride really has its origins in this era, and for that, we should all be grateful. And for that, I give you “She Blinded Me With Science”.