#TheGrantfather

First there was #SciWars, then there was a flailing attempt at #ConanThePostDoc. This weekend a smattering of Twitter users got together to sciencify classic quotes from The Godfather films under the hashtag #TheGrantfather.

You can see a storify of the reworked quotes here:Screenshot 2014-08-04 10.18.14

What classic film should lay the science too this Friday?

You call yourselves nerds?

Last Thursday (or as Thursday was migrating into Friday), I was revelling in the Frazetta covers collage posted at BoingBoing and discussing how Conan the Barbarian (1982) was a truly great swords & sandals movie with Natalie Willoughby (Leia Shot First, which she did), when I saw that Conan the Barbarian was on TV.

In the spirit of #SciWars, I thought retooling Conan the Barbarian quotes to represent scientific experiences would be a great idea. It was fun for me, but almost no one else (Storify of tweets here).

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#SciWars

UPDATE: Rachel Pendergrass has “Storified” #SciWars.

Today, on twitter, #SciWars* happened:

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Because of this, which was a knock on effect of the Chobani anti-science yogurt lids:

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To rave reviews, like these:

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*First, contextualized use. Technically, we tag-jacked, but for the greater good, like Jedi.

A Jedi must put the needs of the community above the needs of individuals.