Friday, April 20, 2012

A-to-Z Challenge: R

It's 4.20 . . . smoke 'em if you got 'em.

We keep moving forward with the A-to-Z Challenge.

R is for Road Signs to Fantastical Places.

I'm not sure why these look brown because it's a dark olive green in reality.
Perhaps the strangest installment on the Nerd A-to-Z Challenge, this one with road signs that measure distance to fantastical places in light years. So...which is your destination of choice?

Not Shown: Star Wars, Firefly, LOTR.
 It's a Firefly map that's on the iPad screen, but I can't find the source to attribute it, so the image has been removed. Just in case.

Well, that one was fun. I don't mean that sarcastically; I mean it really was fun for me to look at that star map and label the worlds I can remember. One interesting thing of note that's not on this map. In the Firefly 'verse, there's a Red Sun that is called Heinlen, and that's just awesome.

All right, folks. Color me insanely busy with work projects today, so if I don't get back to you quickly, it's because real life has once again taken hold. Have great weekends, everyone.

*License: I took all of these pictures.

Word to the Nerd


Jack said...

Okay, Josh, now I know I'm a nerd, too! I recognize every road sign there except for the Firefly reference! But, hey, that's a good thing, right? I'm not a complete nerd, right?

*keep saying that to yourself, Jack. Keep saying that to yourself* :)

Laurita said...

I LOVE that shirt so much.

Also "99 problems but a snitch aint one" made me snort coffee out my nose.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not available already? Not fair!
Where did you get the Firefly map?

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I love all your shirts, sweetie.

Libby said...

I'm on book 2 of Game of Thrones, and what I wouldn't give to go to Winterfel.

Lily Cate said...

On the topic of road signs, I live very close to a state park called Bong, after a general with that name, or some such thing. So I get to drive past a very official sign that says "Bong Recreation Center" at least once a week.

Shelley Sly said...

That shirt has so many awesome references! Yay for the Firefly 'verse, too! :)

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

wow! i never realized how many planets were in the firefly solar system!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Why do they have to be SO far away. Also, thought you should see this...

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Love the Firefly map - that's pretty awesome.

I didn't know all the places on the shirt. :(

Dr Max Tunguska said...

Dang, no distance to Zahadoom. Or is that on the back?

Matthew MacNish said...

So many choices! Still, it has to be Rivendell. It always has been, always will be.

I gotta go, I think I hear the Greybeards shouting my name.

DEZMOND said...

why isn't Arakis on that shirt?

Christine Rains said...

Great shirt! I'm off to Winterfell. Have a good weekend! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

My destination of choice--um . . . Hogwarts. Or Rivendell. And Winterfell wouldn't be too bad. (Why do so many Fantasy names end with "ell"?)

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Cassie Mae said...

I think this one is my favorite shirt now.

And you already know I'll be traveling 9.75 lightyears to get where I wanna go.

Patty said...

BAHAHAAAA! 99 problems but a Snitch ain't one of them.

Janie Junebug said...

Please send me to Hogwarts. NOW.

Janie Junebuggery

Tny8 said...

I have this weird relationship with Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. I loved both shows but I've only watched them once unlike every other nerd show where I can recite full scenes. Lots of those Firefly references go right over my head.

Pickleope said...

How do you have room for all these great shirts!?!
By the way, there's a great artist that did a "Superhero Film Alphabet" that you might enjoy:
I was only able to get about 75% (no idea what O and Z are).

Juli said...

Wait. Where is Hawaii? I'm thinking I should start with a place within this planet before I start venturing off into space and alternative universes.

Kato said...

Uhh Hogwarts...I would rule that school.

Annika said...

That shirt sure is great :).

And thank heavens I don't play Skyrim, because then I'd probably just disappear completely into it (I have problems already with disappearing into my Dead Island...).

Hope Roberson said...

I love that shirt! Even though I only know 1/3 of them :) I like signs on shirts though :)

Joshua said...

Jack - Yes, it is your new mantra.

Laurita - I can't claim credit for that phrase, unfortunately.

Alex - It was part of the Firefly MMORPG they were planning a few years ago.

Lass - Thank you!

Libby - You are not the only one.

Lily - That's really funny.

Shelley - WOOHOO!!

vic - I like to be educational.

S.L. - I love that image!

Jaycee - Is that a good thing?

Dr. Tunguska - Must be too far.

Matthew - I could spend some time there.

DEZ - Not a tourist destination?

Christine - Was the journey pleasant?

Golden Eagle - I think you need to figure that one out and let us know, okay?

Cassie - So many fantastic places to go.

Patty - You're welcome, even if I can't take credit. My other favorite one was "Best Friend Got the Girl...So I Nailed His Sister."

Janie - Did you apparate all right? No problems?

Tanya - I think you need to watch them a few more times through.

Pickleope - That was great fun on the Alphabet, even if a few were...disappointing.

Juli - Nah. Where's the fun?

Kato - Oh yeah? Slytherin then eh?

Annika - Agreed. Not sure when I'll have the time to dedicate.

Hope - You crack me up.