The Geek Calendar is a cavalcade of British nerdery, posed saucily, month after month, with proceeds going to English libel reform. It's part of the response to the chiropractic association's long attempt to shut down science writer Simon Singh with punishing litigation over his writing about the more outre claims made by some chiropractors.
Keat.Looi sez, "Jonathan Ross in costume in his shrine of comics, toys and gadgets; Professor Brian Cox and Gia Milinovich puzzling over how to fix their toaster; TV comic Chris Addison backstage, dreaming of space travel; tech journalist Aleks Krotoski smouldering in a sea of gadgets; writer Simon Singh reading his baby son a bedtime story of particle physics...
These are among the scenes featured in the GEEK CALENDAR. And they are doing it for a very good cause: the reform of English libel laws."
Pictured here: a very winsome Dr Ben "Bad Science" Goldacre.
The Geek Calendar is here!
(Thanks, Keat.Looi, via Submitterator)
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