NERD NITE SF #14: Ancient Rome, Cephalopod Sex, and Bed Bugs

NERD NITE SF #14: Ancient Rome, Cephalopod Sex, and Bed Bugs

Wednesday 7/20

7:30 pm

$8

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

NERD NITE SF #14: Ancient Rome, Cephalopod Sex, and Bed Bugs
NERD NITE SF #14: Ancient Rome, Cephalopod Sex, and Bed Bugs
Don't let July's advection fog roll into your brain; come check out 3 talks guaranteed to get you hot, a little bothered, and a lot smarter! A history buff recounts exciting tales of ancient Rome, an aquatic biologist talks "ceph sex," and a pest-control pundit explains how not to let the bed bugs bite. Be there and be square at your friendly, neighborhood nerdy-lecture-series-in-a-bar!

"Hail Caesar!: the DOs and DON'Ts of Roman Dictatorship" by Caleb Bushner

Take a tour of the history, customs, and culture of the ancient Romans: who they were, what they accomplished, and how they shaped our modern world. And, of course, their murderous and dysfunctional political system that somehow endured for several centuries. There WILL be an assassination drinking game!

Caleb is a history buff and professional nerd who's spent the past two years geeking out on primary source material on ancient Rome.


"Boneless Sex: How Cephalopods Make Sweet, Sweet Love" by Richard Ross

Octopus, cuttlefish, nautilus, and squid are not just smart, not just masters of camouflage, but also masters of reproduction! This talk is packed with dirty pictures and dirty video of your favorite 8-armed animals in various stages of dirty relations, from the deed itself to "birth."

Richard is an aquatic biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the Cal Academy of Sciences, where he maintains exhibits and cares for many cephalopods.


"Do You Know Who You're Going to Bed With? Protecting Yourself From Bed Bugs in the Modern Era" by Brittany Clark

Despite the fact that we have lived with bed bugs since the first caveman threw down some animal hides and curled up for a nap, most of us have only ever heard of them in nursery rhymes and media horror stories. What are the real dangers of bed bugs and how can we protect ourselves?

Brittany is a bed bug specialist for Pestec Integrated Pest Management company and holds a B.S. in psychobiology from the University of New England.

Plus: DJ Alpha Bravo wielding slabs of vinyl
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com