Parasitic Birds? Now That’s Funny. Nerd Nite Continues Tonight / by Chris Duffy

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A DJ spins records as self-proclaimed nerds chatter excitedly inside Cambridge’s hip Middlesex Lounge. It’s 8 p.m. on the final Monday of the month, which means only one thing: Nerd Nite is here.

Described as “the Discovery Channel with beer,” Nerd Nite is a local meetup where volunteer speakers give 20-minute presentations on subjects they’re particularly passionate about. The presentations are equal parts comedy and education. Think Robin Williams meets Richard Feynman. “We definitely encourage humor,” says organizer Mary Lewey.

Read more here: http://artery.wbur.org/2013/03/25/nerd-nite