The Weekly Geek 41 - March 5, 2021
Hello, you nerds. Welcome to this short roundup of stuff I'm geeking out about:
What's in the McDonald's drive-thru: These 25th anniversary Pokémon cards (and by extension, me). February 27th marked 25 years since Pokémon Red and Green released in Japan, and the Pokémon Company manufactured a tidal wave of nostalgia in the form of these trading cards to celebrate. You can read about how millennials are ruining the promotion by buying up all the Happy Meals. Now with my first Happy Meal in 20 years, I'm part of the problem. Also a part of the celebration: the announcement of new games and this Post Malone Pokémon Concert.
What I'm reading: Star Wars: Victory's Price This is the third book in Alexander Freed's Alphabet Squadron trilogy. The series takes place shortly after Return of the Jedi and follows five New Republic pilots tasked with hunting down a lethal TIE fighter wing. Freed's excellent writing drops you right into the cockpit of an starship spiraling through a dogfight. The books require no Star Wars knowledge outside the Original Trilogy to enjoy. At the same time, the series' numerous connections to other works serve to please longtime fans while acting as a great launching point for fans new to Star Wars material beyond the films.
What I'm Prepping for: The CrossFit Open. The event is open to anyone and sees CrossFitters across the world participate in a series of challenging weekly workouts. Top qualifiers can continue on their journey to the CrossFit Games. I've decided to cut my effort back to 30% this year so that others from my region have a fighting chance to qualify. It's a sacrifice on my part, but I feel it's only fair.
That's it for this week. If you like discovering awesome new stuff, be sure to share and subscribe so you don't miss any nerdy stuff!