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Nerd Nite 18: Garbage, Boobs, and Hot Sauce

Forget Dan Brown’s Inferno, add some of these nerd nite reads to your summer TBR list!

What is nerd nite you ask?

We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Thus, Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.  And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well.  Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths.  Fun, right?  As nerds and non-nerds like to say, Nerd Nite Is Like the Discovery Channel™…with Beer!  (from

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rubbishGarbage 101: Everything You Never Knew About Your Own Stinking Garbage  Shelly McNerney

How does our garbage compare with census data? Is recycling worth it? What’s up with mummified garbage?

Rubbish: The Archeology of Garbage William Rathje & Cullen Murphy*

The Green Book Elizabeth Rogers

The Big Necessity Rose George

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash Edward Humes

Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage Heather Rogers

Trash Andy Mulligan





Oggles & Goggles: Viewing KU Boobs Through Feminism’s Many Lenses Rachel Smalter Hall

Objectification, the male gaze, body worship, choice feminism? You decide.

second sex

The Feminist Promise Christine Stansell

The Second Sex   Simone de Beauvoir

Sexual Personae Camille Paglia*

Feminism is for Everybody Bell Hooks

Full Frontal Feminism Jessica Valenti






complete chilli pepper bookTabasco is for Wimps. Welcome to the World of Extreme Hot Sauce Kevin Freese

Crazy From the Heat: Dave’s Insanity Cookbook Dave Hirschkop*

Scoville scale, carrots as additives, capsaicin can actually kill you.


 Barbecue! Bible: Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes  Steven Raichlen

Any Book by Dave Dewitt







*We don’t own these, but we can totally get them for you!




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