Q-tip and his DNA Quest

Hey Geeks,

Ok, so everyone that knows me personally, KNOWS I AM A BIG TRIBE CALLED QUEST FAN and Q-TIP FAN. So this is a geek out “on next levels” lol…I mean, who from my London family remembers being at Subterania,1994? Still one of the best shows EVER!! *Sigh* what I would do to go back in-time and experience that again.

If you missed it and you are a fan, you simply must click on this link and listen to the soundcloud of that show. The improvisation, live beat-making and freestyles are just amazing. Thank you to Flip the Script for sharing this musical jewel.

Last-night, when I got home, I noticed that okayafrica posted a video showing Q-Tip being swabbed and tracing his maternal DNA ancestry to the west African Djola tribe!!! Lets just say, I thoroughly GEEKED OUT 🙂

Click play to find out which West African country his DNA took him…

Hope you enjoyed my new Geek Out and Good day to you all.

Ex

Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet” Stephen Hawking

It is my little sisters birthday today and because I am in that mood I thought I would let you all in on my Stephen Hawking Geek Out.  The man is a legend in the Scientific World and I am honored to have met him only three years ago, definitely one of the high-lights of my career so far.

This is, of course, Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist, who was born on 8 January 1942. His life and celebrity are hard to seperate from the astounding story of how he echieved such feats while living with a form of motor neurone disease. He was famously diagnosed aged just 21 and given just a few years to live by doctors. He is still here and going strong. Amazing.

On the 8th of January 2012, Professor Hawking celebrated his 70th birthday.  Eminent physicists from around the globe descended on Cambridge to honour one of their own and celebrate the life of the world’s most famous living scientist. The Cambridge cosmologist has worked on the inflation of the early universe and a quantum theory of gravity, and famously suggested that black holes emit radiation and so slowly disappear. A Brief History of Time has sold more than 10m copies worldwide. Click on the link to get your own copy.

To coincide with Professor Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday, the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, in conjunction with Intel, hosted a public symposium entitled ‘The State of the Universe’. Watch the video below, and listen to the man himself speak, it is actually amazing.

The Professor also had a guest appearance on episodes of The Simpsons and Star Trek in which Data plays poker with Stephen Hawking, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Genius!

Happy Belated Birthday Professor Hawking, thank you for sharing your light.

E

Family Guy Geek Out :-)

Hey Geeks,

This one is short and sweet. It took me a while to get into Family Guy but get into it I eventually did. The show has some moments and skits that literally floor me sometimes.

Here is one I found earlier 🙂

and while we are at it, i’m gonna share another of my all time favorites

ha ha haaaaa haahhaaaaaa

Ex

IBM 5 in 5s Geek out

Hello Geeks,

Firstly, I want to say Happy FIG New Year to you all. Hope you all played safe 🙂

Secondly, I wanted to share with you one of my yearly geek out sessions, by no other than IBM. Towards the end of each year, IBM looks at emerging technologies and market and societal trends that they believe will change our lives.

They put all this information together and predict 5 major changes which always blow me away. Click on this link to find out more and/or check out the video below

Also, check out previous predictions, most are not far off! Let me know what you think, leave a comment and if you liked it share it.

Ex

Emeli Sandé Geek Out, Neuroscience, Medicine and BRIT’s Critics Choice Award

A few months back I came across an article about Emeli in a magazine and I remember walking into my friends studio and calmly saying to him (holding down my geekdom, as you do sometimes)

“have you heard of this girl? she is gonna be really big in the music industry soon and she is studying medicine”

Inside this was happening:

” OMG look, look, this girl is really dope and she is cool and she is gonna be a Dr and famous, and she is a geek, a good role model for young girls and she is telling the whole world- Insert mini-me in my head doing the E shuffle”

Sandé studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, with an intercalated degree in neuroscience.  She said that education was one of the most important things to her, stating that if her music career failed, she has education to fall back on. Sandé said that her manager, Adrian Sykes, waited patiently since she was 16, saying “Adrian really respects that I want to get an education behind me. He also knows my parents are keen that I finish university.”

Although, she has not finished her degree, I am not mad at her. For one, she has been vocal about how hard of a decision that was, she was also being REAL, this is her time to fulfill one of her dreams and she should be proud of herself for realising it. And she is pretty good at it, winning the BRIT’s Critics Choice Award. Check her out here

here is her new single

RIP Sócrates, Brazil’s Hero, My Hero Dr.

I woke up to such sad news today, I couldn’t even bring myself to do the mandatory RIP on Facebook. I have had a “secret” crush on this man as far back as I can remember, a little girl watching football in Sudan on a small TV surrounded by my dad and my uncles. The more I learned, read, heard, saw of him the more I grew to love him.

My Dr Hero and Secret Crush

The world has lost another beacon of light. A Genius. A truly remarkable man. Besides football, a doctor, a writer, a musician, a political activist and even a theater director. He is and always will be my idol Geek, and I shall continue to look up-to to him. May you rest in perfect and absolute peace. Ameen.

Here is a short but nice article published in the Guardian on the man himself and a beautiful tribute video


Post up any tributes you found and/or your own tributes in form of song, words or photos.

Ex