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of the following: Star Wars, Wrestling, Video Games, Transformers, The
Rocky Soundtrack, Dead Alive, Evil Dead, Evil Alive, 1986 (The Year),
or Technology (such as computers)
If you refer to Lord of the Rings as LOTR, then you are not only a nerd, but you are a geek. That surpasses our expertise, and you must leave.
Welcome to this week’s Nerd Condo Newsletter, where we dignify and deride the weekly happenings of the uncool. A note to tenants: The building's internet connection does not specify apartment numbers. The next time the manager's door is busted in at 4 A.M by a Dateline reporter looking for child predators, the entire building will lose internet access for the three weeks leading up to the Snakes on a Plane premiere.
so I'm pretty sure I get the whole nerd thing after all this time.
The basic idea is, 'Hey, when I was a kid I didn't have any worries
and all I had to do was wake up on Saturdays to watch Saved by the
Bell, keep up on the latest issues of Spider-man, and find the coolest
places to ride my bike...How do I retain that into my 20's and 30's??'
So why is it that, fifteen years later, I'm obsessing more over these
childhood ideals than when I was a skinny, oversized-glasses geek,
even though I'm much closer to 30 than 13. Most likely, it's an attempt
to retain the carefree lifestyle that came with being a responsibility-deficient
little dude. But it's so easy to lose focus of the small pleasures
in life when you're constantly bombarded with bills, meaningless squabbles,
work, and time spent not playing video games. Seriously, as future
generations take positions of power (starting with me), there should
be hours set aside for activities to let us feel like kids again.
I'm not just talking about calling in sick so you can play the latest
edition of Madden. I'm saying we should have mandatory laws giving
each person time to accomplish a childish task for the day. Right
now, for most of us, that time is called "Lunch Break."
Look, I've been to the comic shop on Wednesdays around 1 pm, and been
witness to hordes of scrambling (sometimes smelly) geeks grabbing
the latest releases and speeding back to work. Hell, they don't even
have time to discuss their conflicting feelings of Brett Ratner and
the X-Men. They're in and out. Back to grasping rungs as a ladder
If you're having trouble balancing nerd life with the real world, seek counsel with Guerrs@thedeckingcrew.com.
- Grouchy Oscars
Nerd Condo Articles
|The Four Phases of Kevin Smith Fanboys||October 11th, 2005|
|Jason Bateman: A Tribute||June 9th, 2005|
|Footloose 2: Footloosier||April 5th, 2005|
|Political Wars: Your Intergalactic Guide to the Election||Nov. 1st, 2004|
|Why You Almost Hated Transformers: The Movie||May 25th, 2004|
|What's Wrong, Eomer?||January 22nd, 2004|
|The Steel Wheel Rolls for the Empire||October 13th, 2003|
|The Stormtrooper Diary||Sept. 17th, 2003|
|The Orc Diary||Sept. 10th, 2003|
|Hey, I'm Tarkin to You!||July 22nd, 2003|
|Percy Yates Interviews Nate Dogg||July 13th, 2003|
|Don't Break the Ice: The Drinking Game||May 28th, 2003|
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