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Post  Admin on Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:03 pm

Episode 15 Tasks:

1. Come out as a nerd to someone you don't think realizes this about you.
2. Admit that your level of interest in your interests is nerdy even if your interest is not nerdy (i.e., music, fashion).
3. Reclaim "nerd." It's not an insult. When meeting a fellow nerd on the street say, "Yo, nerrrrrd" and give them the Vulcan salute.

(You can thank Jonny for the fact you have to do these things. Very Happy )
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Post  JonnyBoy on Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:47 pm

Embarassed

*Runs away to hide*
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Post  Ultact on Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:21 am

4. Create a nerd pride with you as the alpha.
5. Mate with the alpha female. (Or the omega male.)
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Post  Jakob on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:33 am

Ultact wrote:4. Create a nerd pride with you as the alpha.

Nice. I'm ashamed to say that pun hadn't even blipped on my radar.
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Post  2hot2handle on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:26 pm

Mandi can we have a geektionary definition of "cooly-wooly" please?
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Post  Mandi on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:37 pm

Gah! You know, cooley-wooley... all the kids are saying it... right?

I guess, it's meant to be people who work at being cool or who think they're soooo cool.

Anyway, shut-up, cooley-wooley is a nerdy thing to say. (Please note my active reclamation of the word nerd.)
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Post  2hot2handle on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:57 pm

Mandi wrote:Gah! You know, cooley-wooley... all the kids are saying it... right?

I guess, it's meant to be people who work at being cool or who think they're soooo cool.

Anyway, shut-up, cooley-wooley is a nerdy thing to say. (Please note my active reclamation of the word nerd.)

I only wanted to know so that i wouldn't make a fool of myself using it improperly in a sentence. I'm sorry my post conveyed some sense of me mocking the word.
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Post  Mandi on Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:59 pm

Oh god, don't use it. You'll get beat up.
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Post  Roundapanda on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:29 pm

I'm swelling with nerd pride right now!!!
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Post  Jakob on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:32 pm

Roundapanda wrote:I'm swelling with nerd pride right now!!!

I heard that's the word.
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Post  Roundapanda on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:42 pm

Jakob wrote:
Roundapanda wrote:I'm swelling with nerd pride right now!!!

I heard that's the word.

Tis
Tis indeed Smile
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Post  2hot2handle on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:03 pm

Roundapanda wrote:
Jakob wrote:
Roundapanda wrote:I'm swelling with nerd pride right now!!!

I heard that's the word.

Tis
Tis indeed Smile

But wait, i thought...
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Post  Roundapanda on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:07 pm

Narp, nerd now

Didn't you get the memo?
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Post  Mandi on Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:11 pm

I outed my love for Star Trek to a colleague. Turns out he's a fan. Apparently there's a Trek movie marathon this week. He asked his partner what he'd have to do to get her to watch one. She said, "Massage my back for the entire movie." Steep. Yay, I made a nerd friend. Actually, we were already kinda friends, but I didn't know that about his Trek love.
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Post  JonnyBoy on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:16 pm

Tasks 1 and 2 complete. Friend was a very minor fan of ST. Likes to watch a bit here and there, but not religiously. Shame. My search goes on.
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Post  Jakob on Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:01 pm

I half-fulfilled Task 1. An ex-coworker who I think knew I was nerdy was given the nerdhurdles.com url. Task 2, I completed years ago. Around the time I was alphabetising my 1,500 records; sub-organized by genre and radius. I'll probably fail Task 3.
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Post  JonnyBoy on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:47 pm

Jakob wrote:I half-fulfilled Task 1. An ex-coworker who I think knew I was nerdy was given the nerdhurdles.com url. Task 2, I completed years ago. Around the time I was alphabetising my 1,500 records; sub-organized by genre and radius. I'll probably fail Task 3.

You've probably got the best chance of doing task 3. I mean, you have Kennedy only a few miles away. He will get the reference and not look at you like you're certifiable. The rest of us don't have that luxury. Sad
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Post  Mandi on Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:00 pm

We should orchestrate an "impromptu" street meeting.
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Post  Jakob on Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:11 pm

You mean a "stalking"?
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Post  Mandi on Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:14 pm

Now we're cooking with gas!
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Post  Mekka on Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:26 am

Virtually everyone I know already knows my ST, SW, HP and many other Nerd-doms that I regularly hurdle. I am known as a geek by everyone. Asking them to sit down and watch some ST has failed many times in the past and I don't expect any more success if I try again! If I meet a fellow nerd I will give them the salute. The problem is I don't have any real friends that are nerds. The closest to that is my sister. I'll try next time she's home. I sense a disowning coming though.
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Post  ro karen on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:02 pm

Should I feel pride or shame over the fact that there is no one to whom I can out myself as a nerd? It'd be as anti-climactic as me walking up to someone and saying, "Yeah, you know I have red hair." Really?! Shocked Laughing

God, I'm a dork.
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Post  Roundapanda on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:24 pm

All the people I like know I'm a nerd... what do I do?
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Post  ori-STUDFARM on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:26 pm

Approach strangers............actually, thats probably not safe....ignore me!!
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Post  Jakob on Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:26 pm

Roundapanda wrote:All the people I like know I'm a nerd... what do I do?

Tell people you don't like.
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