Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Reality Check

As much as I love comics, movies and various other elements of geek culture, I ever so often have to be reminded of what happens when one loses grip on reality: as such, my weekly visit to 8th St. Comics served this purpose.

I love Pat and some of his patrons, but really, some of these people are beyond hope. Try getting into an argument trying to explain to a guy that his hatred of the Star Wars prequels makes absolutely no frickin' sense in the context of his making a statement to the effect that "Electra was actually pretty good" and "I liked AVP." It defies logic.

4 Comments:

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Ewan said...

I remember as kid going to Dragon's Den, the older patrons that would argue with such vigour over similar topics. At the time i found myself kind of envying their expertise. Now of course, it's just plain sad.

Nerds!

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

As a football player now, you would probably have trouble holding yourself back from 'clobbering all the nerds' hey....haha

I have similar frustrations with nerds when I go o OTV computers to get my computer fixed. I'm standing there holding my case (which isn't necessarily heavy, unless you have to hold it over a long period of time) and the nerd in front of me is arguing with the clerk about his preference of motherboard for online gaming, which is inevitably holding up the line.

I think there is definitely two types of nerds. While you do posses some of these nerd qualities you speak of Anders, I’d say it comes off as more of person of appreciation. Unlike these nerds, you are still a very social and cool guy, and you can bust it out at the hose with the rest of us haha! I envy your knowledge and passions for some of these things as well man.

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger Ewan said...

I think it comes down to 2 terms Ryan:
Geek and Nerd. A nerd is socially inept and all that. A geek posesses alot of knowledge about something.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger cait said...

Ah, but there is a third variety that you have left out: the dork. See, nerds are people who are socially inept and belligerent jerks and you want to pinch them. Geeks are people who know ridiculous amounts about obscure subjects (or obscure things about ridiculous subjects), but still have an element of "cool" about what they're interested in. Now, dorks are people who unapologetically, unequivocally adore things that cannot, under any circumstance, be classified as hip or cool. Things that, as people keep telling me, have passed from bad into good right back into bad again. And they're not sorry about it, either.

 

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