Mating Habits of the Modern Geek 2014 Holiday Spectacular!


We gather together at this special time of year to celebrate friendship and fandom. I set up in the kitchen studio of The Business, LLC and Paris, and Sean and Vane Ryan of AlphaCounter come by to make merry.

I did a twitch thing – twice! And I am wracked with guilt about killing sleepy dragons.

Steven Segal saves Christmas. Jem and the Holograms are back, and they’re not grunge. Thundercats are still RAD, and The Secret is bullshit.

We premier our newest business venture were we dress as post-apocalyptic bards and we sing about ’80s and ’90s action movies as if they were real historical epics at RenFaires and Cons.

There’s a lot of singing in this episode, and none of us were drinking. We have a Total Eclipse of the Heart, thanks Bonnie Tyler!

I announce a new episode segment for 2015 that involves Andrew from Two Loose Screws where we follow his step by step progress in gaining confidence and getting out there to meet new people. I want to apologize in advance to him if I decide to call the segment, “My Fair Andrew.”

Black Mirror is the best/most messed up thing on Netflix right now. My Next Tweet scares us (or maybe it’s just our predictability that frightens us…)
Sad Country Christmas Songs can just bugger off, we’ve decided. Nothing ruins the Holiday Season more than songs about poor, frozen and/or beaten-to-death children.

Jon Hamm in Black Mirror on Netflix?  It truly is a Merry Christmas...

Jon Hamm in Black Mirror on Netflix? It truly is a Merry Christmas…

From all of us over at Mating Habits of the Modern Geek: Have a Safe and Festive Holiday!

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Ep.54 – Success Stories: You Got High Score, Now Enter Your Initials!


This week, MHMG welcomes the lovely and talented Vane Ryan (Sean’s better half) to the show to join Sean and I in discussing the success story of their relationship. You can chart the progression of their entire meeting, dating, moving in, and getting married if you listen to past episodes of the show 🙂 Vane explains how she narrowly avoided kissing Sean on the first date, mixing well with all of Sean’s crazy friends (i.e. Us!) and making life-altering decisions based on the heart – which is often a scary concept.

I complain about hipster beards at the Barcade, Sean wants a trigger warning for Alien: Isolation – which I finally finished!

Marvel plans your movie schedule for the next five years, and it’s exciting!


For our success story, Sean and Vane discuss being brave, embracing other cultures, and just going for the things that you know in your heart are right, and will make you happy.

Tables are flipped over mystery poo pipes in RTP offices, blatant racism in banks, and folks who don’t take your fears seriously.