Ep.100 – The World’s End: No really, it’s the fucking apocalypse.

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This is it! Episode 100 – the final regularly scheduled episode of Mating Habits of the Modern Geek.

It’s a full house when Em, Andrew Bartlett, Paris, The Business, LLC and Sean Ryan join me to give the show a proper send off. It’s loud, chaotic, the cold open is too long, and as per usual, we barely mention dating – you know, a pretty standard show.

We do all flip a collective table over the probable end of Western Civilization.

As always, we owe everything to the folks who subscribe and listen to the show.

It has been an absolute pleasure, and hope to see you over on State of the Geek, We Don’t STOP for Chests, Colin!, or any of the other half dozen shows I’ll be on.

Please stay subscribed to make sure you don’t miss out on new sporadic Mating Habits Episodes that will be popping up from time to time.

Thank you – Kelley

Table-Flip Tuesday: Andrew’s “Do-Not-Be’s”

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such rage, much fury

I thought I’d take a break from the four-page-long thesis-style format I’ve established for “Table-Flip Tuesdays” up to this point; instead, what I have for you lovely geeks, this go-round, is a list I have compiled, which I just decided to start referring to as my “Do-Not-Be’s”.

Spoiler alert: this is a list of traits, characteristics, and just plain people I feel you, well, should not be. Why? Because these traits, characteristics, and just plain people irritate the crap out of me. (Hence the “Table-Flip Tuesday” outlet.)

Pay close attention. Take note, if needs be. And, above all else, if you find that you happen to be one of these things listed below: Don’t.

[Note: For sake of consistency, “that guy who…” will be in reference to everybody and anybody. It’s not sexist exclusion; even if you’re a female who fits one of these points, you’re still “that guy who…”]

DO NOT BE…

… that guy who says “Can I ask you a question?”

… that guy who fast-forwards/skips the opening title sequence of Doctor Who.

… that guy who thinks I’ll be impressed by the figurines of nearly-nude versions of female superheroes you have, lining the walls of your house.

… that guy who hums/whistles along to a song in your head, while another song is playing over public speakers, at the same time.

… that guy who comments on my Vines, but never likes them.

… that guy who pronounces it “heighdth”.

… that guy who uses the “shave-and-a-haircut” cadence when knocking on a stranger’s door.

… that guy whose Twitter profile is set to automatically follow another user, based on a recent like, only to unfollow said other user until the next time said other user likes another post.

… that guy who’s the opposite of Batman.

… that guy who was okay with the Dexter series finale.

… that guy who intends to heat dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets in the oven, only to get drunk after putting said dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets in said oven and then pass out, leaving it up to your roommate to come home to a smoke-hazed house, finding the culprit being said dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, which have now become dinosaur-shaped charcoal briquettes.

… that guy who vapes for the sole purpose of being able to say “I’m not smoking” when told the vapors are bother those around you.

… that guy who sticks out your tongue while using the dog-face SnapChat filter, even though it clearly instructs you to “Open Your Mouth”.

… that guy who constantly asks for favors and punctuates the query by saying, “No pressure.”

… that guy who holds up pedestrian traffic, just so you can practice your “jump-shot”.

… that guy who says, “I guess that means it’s free!” (followed, in most cases, by inane guffawing)

… that guy who goes to pick up someone from their place of apartmental residence and, instead of parking in an actual parking spot, sits in the thoroughfare, blocking the vehicles of the neighbors of said someone you are picking up from their place of apartmental residence.

… that guy who affects a terrible English accent while at work, forcing it not only upon your coworkers but also on the clientele.

… that guy who gives me crap about actually enjoying Man of Steel.

… that guy who leaves those annoying postcards advertising the latest and greatest new-age religious thing under people’s windshield wipers; or on any part of their vehicle, for that matter.

… Ted Mosby.

Alright! I think that’s a good list for now. Don’t think this is a finite listing – oh, no! This is just a healthy smattering of those irritating traits, characteristics, and just plain people who irritate the crap out of me; some on a daily basis, while others on a purely, sadistic nostalgic front. In time, just you wait, there just might be a “Part II” of this list. Until then, however…

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Ep.82 – Creating a Welcoming Environment: No One Likes a Gatekeeper.

The only Gatekeeper we want to be around.

The only Gatekeeper we want to be around.


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Andrew makes it safely into the Mating Habits Studio to help me discuss problematic friends who may be keeping new people from joining your social circle. We go over some tell-tale signs of “Gatekeeping” and how the lack of new people entering your friend groups might have something to do with the unwelcome environment you’ve unknowingly created.

Andrew puts the “fun” in work function and becomes a new uncle! I’m doing guest spots, discovering new podcasts, and watching X-Files. Our Meetup Group, Trigger Warning: Geeks! is in danger, girl – and I don’t have a good solution.

We did a Periscope thing! Yet another new game, Who’s Pickup Line is it Anyway? is the perfect game for live audience participation, and we actually had some live audience participation! We may be Periscoping again in the future, so download the free app to your smart phone and follow @MatingHabits – we’ll follow you back, I promise 🙂

Tables are flipped over stupid restaurant policies and folks doing good works for the sole purpose of posting about them on social media.

LINKS!

Geektitiude Podcast
Cock Tales Over Cocktails Podcast
Destiny Ghost Stories Podcast

Mating Habits of the Modern Geek: Love and Dating within Your own Species – your comedy source for relationship advice for geeks and nerds.

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Help us, Beloved Listeners – you’re our only hope!

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While the podcast is on a short summer break, I’d like to hear any suggestions you guys might have for future dating/relationship show topics. There may end up being some small adjustments to the show layout in the episodes to come, and I’d love to give you, our valued listener, exactly what you want. Any dating questions we can answer for you on the show? Any relationship topics/situations you’d like to have our opinion on? Let us know in the comments or email us at moderngeekcast@gmail.com. Thanks!

Call for submissives…er, submissions!

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It’s time for the audience participation cycle-ending episode all about sexual kinks! We’re taking submissions for the next episode of Mating Habits between now and May 15th.
So, send us your most private stories about your own personal kinks, your experience with the kinks of others, or any questions you want us to answer on the air about the diverse world of paraphilias, and the variety of interesting humans we share the planet with.

The email is moderngeekcast@gmail.com

As always, your email and direct message submissions will be handled with respect and you will retain COMPLETE ANONYMITY! neither the co-hosts nor the audience will ever learn who you are, and this will be a JUDGEMENT-FREE episode. It take all types to fill the freeway, and I’m the last person to judge whatever floats your boat.

Let’s make this another in a long line of audience participation episodes!

Have a Cheating Story You’d Like to Share on the Show?

We’re looking for people to interview for the next episode of Mating Habits! Want to talk to us about someone who has cheated on you? Have you ever cheated on a significant other, but want to tell your side of the story? Do you have a headset mic and access to Skype?

Let us know! We’ll keep everything 100% confidential by changing your name, etc – like we did for our “Alternative Relationships” episode. Just send us a FB message, Direct Message to @MatingHabits, leave a comment below, or email us at moderngeekcast@gmail.com

The episode will be about all aspects of infidelity in relationships, and will be a judgment-free zone – we promise 🙂

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Ep. 20 – Girls, Girls, Girls: The Geek-Girl Experience

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This is The Episode to beat all episodes!

We’ve got a historic All-Female host panel consisting of podcast favorites, Paris and Trish, and introducing Laurel in her MHMG debut!

Find out what what happens when four intelligent, charismatic, attractive, and incredibly geeky women are given an open forum to talk about what it’s like being a female in today’s Geek-i-verse. If you’ve ever wondered, “What’s the deal with chicks?” we’re going to let you have it.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! I sit down with Chiki of the D20 Girls and discuss what it’s like first-hand as a professional cosplayer and an ambassador for one of the hottest and female-forward geek groups in the nation.

Secrets are shared, the nitty-gritty gotten down to, and tables are flipped – you aren’t going to want to miss this one.

Show Notes of DOOM:

D20 Girls: http://d20girls.com/
Felicia Day Controversy:
http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/02/its-probably-not-wise-to-be-a-jerk-to-felicia-day/
Aisha Tyler Controversy: http://gamerant.com/ubisoft-host-aisha-tyler-responds-critics-curt-154704/all/1/
The “Danger” of Print Media: http://www.upworthy.com/the-people-who-approved-these-ads-have-a-lot-of-explaining-to-do-6?g=2&c=ufb1
Mountain Dew Ad: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/mountain-dew-pulls-racist-ad-19097728

Don’t Listen to Grumpy Cat!

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We’ve reached another milestone in episode downloads and blog subscribers. Thanks to everyone who is keeping up with the show and listening through to the end – you’re making my stats look great. I am thrilled that so many of you are at least entertained, if not helped by the podcast. Keep Downloading and Subscribing!

I Love Felicia Day. You should, too.

So, while we wait for Episode 3 – (Level 3 – Pulling the Elite) to be edited and published, take a minute to check out Geek & Sundry, if you haven’t already.

http://geekandsundry.com/

Geek & Sundry was founded by the creators of The Guild, and showcases some of the funniest videos in the indie-geek genre.  As a huge fan/supporter of Felicia Day (if you wonder why she needs support – just Google her name and the term, “Booth Babe,” and you’ll get the scoop) I want to let everyone know about her VLOG or FLOG, as she calls it.

It’s flaming hilarity.

Geeks supporting geeks…it’s what we all should do.  *The more you knoooowww**rainbowed*

Episode 3 will be fresh outta the oven on Monday, August 13th.  See you then!