Tag Archives: nerd

Reader Appreciation: You Are One.

Thanks to the reader who found the site by searching “ways to find out whether i am a nerd?

You are one, trust me. But you’re among friends. Welcome, and please come back again. Nerd.

Nerds Fail to Seal the Deal at Atl Sci Fi Convention

I swear I have a rubber in here somewhere. (from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anitasarkeesian/)

The 24th annual Dragon*Con event wrapped up in Atlanta this weekend, leaving some nerds wondering “did I just miss my chance to score?” Thank goodness for Craigslist Missed Connections:

Hottest guy at Dragon Con! – w4m – 27
Date: 2010-09-06, 11:01PM EDT
Captain. Jack. Sparrow. I hit on you (in front of my date) at the Hyatt bar. Please reply to this if you’d be interested in hearing what I *didn’t* get to say…

Dragon*Con; You were Wolverine, and I was Poison Ivy – w4m – 25 (Marriott, Atlanta, GA)
Date: 2010-09-07, 4:16PM EDT
I can’t figure out why I left without getting your contact information. I know your name is Dan, and you make leather jackets. You were the best Wolverine I’ve ever seen. We talked for a while, just standing in the crowd. I wish I could find a picture of us. Hopefully, I’ll see you at another convention soon. :)

Spencer, I need a hug. – w4m – 28 (Dragon*Con)
Date: 2010-09-06, 11:31PM EDT
If I had a TARDIS, I’d go back and make myself ask you to dinner. Temporal paradoxes be damned.

More after the jump.

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Google Game: Is it cool?

I think it’s safe to say: If you have to ask, the answer is no.

…or at the very least, it can be assumed that those who are searching for the above:

  • don’t smoke
  • aren’t “bi”
  • are white
  • wear American Eagle

Annals of Uncool: Where Do You Fit in?

If you’ ve wondered where on the (un)social scale you lay, I hope this Venn diagram will help you sort out your approximate geek/nerd/dork/dweeb quotient.

Oh, and for those inclined to comment and debate the categorization (which I fully encourage, of course), I created this easy reference:

[From GreatWhiteSnark via my mom!]

That’s Mr. Pizza-Face to You: Embracing geekdom now for corporate dominance later

When I saw this commercial it surprised me to find that it was a PSA for a program from Time Warner Cable. It takes a lot for me to say nice things about Time Warner (shyster assholes), but this is a much-needed message, well delivered. According to the website:

In November 2009, Time Warner Cable launched Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), a philanthropic commitment of $100 million cash and in-kind donations. This five-year program was designed to inspire students to pursue learning opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

What do I see in the future? Well, I do hope that the US ups its STEM game in the global marketplace. But it’s disheartening to think that our bosses will have been encouraged in adolescence to nurture the chips that being a geek in high school piles on their shoulders.

Still, here’s hoping the nerds of today in fact become the innovators of tomorrow. Back up plan: train all these kids to put customers on hold for an hour.

Monday AM Quiz: Find out if you’re a nerd

If you laugh at any of these jokes, performed by “science comedian” Brian Malow, you are officially a nerd. Welcome.

Bonus: if you watch/enjoy the additional video on his website, like I did, you’re super geeky.

About two-thirds of the way through it he wonders, “Why is it that if you like science you’re labeled a geek or a brain? Has that ever struck anyone as unfair? Is it any less geeky to have vast knowledge of sports trivia and statistics?” Yes. Much less.

[via Boing Boing]