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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:28 PM
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Geek Confessional
I have 10,000 comic books

What expresses your inner geekiness?
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:30 PM
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1. Well, I have a mathematics PhD - pretty geeky if u ask me!
One of the better compliments I often receive is, "My, you don't look like a mathemetician!"

I always say, "Thank You!"
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:35 PM
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4. Why are math people so freaking WEIRD?
Try this experiment out:

Next time you're on a university campus, and you're next to some complete weirdo in the elevator who touches his pockets (checking on his calculator?) and talking to himself, ask him what his major is or what he teaches. Chances are, it's math. Why is this?
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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:41 PM
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8. Well, that is certainly the stereotype,
but many are fairly normal except for being generally introverted and too nice for the sake of pleasing others over themselves (read: doormat). I consider those types A+ pussies, but then again, I am kind of a renegade in all ways. My advisor is a superstar in algebra worldwide, but he is not dorky - however he has a cold introverted Russian demeanor that intimidates the fuck out of most people. I am glad I had him as an advisro because he was so brilliant and he made me stronger with his toughness.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:50 PM
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12. Perhaps I should have mentioned
I am an English person (as opposed to a math person). There definitely seems to be a difference between the two breeds. Literature-types are certainly as dorky as math-types, but I just don't see them wearing it on their sleeves. There has been a running rivalry between the two opposites at every university I've ever been to, largely, I suspect, due to a complete inability to comprehend -- much less respect -- the other's field.

I find that most people are fairly normal except for being generally intorverted and too nice for the sake of pleasing others over themselves. We're all pussies, at least on occasion.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:30 PM
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2. I have hundreds of DVDs
thousands of mp3s

I have seasons 1 through 7 of the X Files on DVD....

I have pre-ordered Millennium and Star Trek TOS.

I have also pre-ordered the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD (I already have it on VCD)

I have both a Mac laptop and a Windows laptop.

Geek enough for ya?!
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:33 PM
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3. I'm 36 and still play D&D...........................
Oh man! I feel free!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:37 PM
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5. That's 'cuz you're from the "golen age" of role-playing
First popularized by Gygax and Co. in the 1980's. You've grown up now, yet still keep it in the closet. Personally, it would be easier for me to tell the world that I was gay than it would be to tell the folks from work that I still RP on Saturday afternoons.

The average age of our group is married, with children, and thirty-two years of age. Hey, that DOES feel good, doesn't it?
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:49 PM
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10. Yup.....
I even remember my first character (human cleric) and module he played in ("Village of Hommlet"). You're right, it was a truly golden age.

I read an article that said that among the folks who still play D&D, many are very successful and haven't fallen into the society-perceived "geek trap" of 30-somethings still living with their folks, working at comic book stores and being painfully single.

Say it loud! I'm geek and proud!!
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:54 PM
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14. Ahh, the Temple of Elemental Evil.
So many memories...
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RoadRunner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:38 PM
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6. I still have my Commodore 64.
Even use it sometimes.......hanging head in shame.....
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:39 PM
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7. I hand-built a computer
No that doesn't mean attaching stuff to a motherboard, I built the motherboard and hand-soldered a BIOS out of diodes.
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:50 PM
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11. Holy shit!!!111.............
And I thought I was doing good to attach things to the motherboard. Good job!
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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:43 PM
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9. I just wrote an overly detailed post about Superbowl teams
in the Superbowl poll thread. I guess that qualifies me as a football geek.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:51 PM
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13. I spend hundreds of dollars on Star Trek DVDs............
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:56 PM
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15. What the fuck is WRONG with Paramount?
I would so love to buy DS9 on DVD, but Paramount is asking 130 dollars for them! Ridiculous!
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:05 PM
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16. Fer real! Gotta buy em when they first come out ONLY $99 then! hehe
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:09 PM
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17. I can top you all...
I have a 10K gold version of The One Ring from LOTR that I wear on my pinky.
All the other geeky things that I do just aren't geeky enough...
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:11 PM
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18. MYYYY PRECIIIOUS...
You got me beat
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:16 PM
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19. I still listen to ELO.
Live At Winterland '76 just arrived today. They sound like a totally different band. Kinda like Cheap Trick pre-In Color.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:32 PM
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20. Crap,I sold all my comics long ago
But I do have 23 of the 27 Godzilla movies ever made!
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:34 PM
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21. I have a $300 phaser prop replica I keep in a display case in my living rm
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 08:34 PM by Cannikin
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:42 PM
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22. Way cool, dude. Way cool.
Wish I had one.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:00 PM
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28. WTF?!? No Gary Seven Servo?
Wimps
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:42 PM
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23. I have read the same book 30 times.
:D
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:43 PM
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24. Which book?
Inquiring minds, and all that...
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onebigbadwulf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:53 PM
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25. I watch fight club and troy at least 3 times a week
I'm a Brad Pitt geek.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:55 PM
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26. I have two bookcases full of scifi --
I go to Half Price Books on the days they have paperback sales (usually 1/3rd off the regular 1/2 cover price). I look for old books I don't have, and seek out the oldest usable editions (because they have a lower cover price). I've gotten tons of Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, LeGuin, etc., for 18 to 67 cents a pop.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:59 PM
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27. That's not geeky, that's frugal
Good reading-except for the Heinlein IMO. Never could read his stuff. But that's me, and this is America, and all that.
However, if you find any first edition Philip K. Dick, let me know!
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:04 PM
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29. I can't go for more than about a week
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 09:04 PM by dolo amber
w/o taking something in my computer apart...hardware or software.

I also think there's not much in the world more fun that going in and playing 'Let's edit the Registry!' then fixing whatever havoc I've wrought. :D
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:06 PM
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30. Our bowl of multi-sided dice
and the five bookshelves of roleplaying materials, including Hollow World and Spelljammer...

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