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Friday Nerd Blogging, Redshirts Continued

August 3, 2012

 Given last week’s review of Redshirts, I thought I would provide this Comic-con video (shaky, NSFW graphic in the background) that helps to illustrate the humor behind Scalzi’s book.  It is a skit written and enacted by Scalzi and a sci-fi friend [ed: Patrick Rothfuss, a ‘minor’ player in the current SF & Fantasy scene, as pointed out by none other than Steve’s better half] :

And, yes, the shaky video is an essential part of the post-Comic-con experience.

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Steve Saideman is Professor and the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict; For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and elsewhere on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations.