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Apollyon-SM
Neat Newbie

Posts: 11
From: Anchorage,Alaska,US
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 04, 2001 22:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollyon-SM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What exactly makes a geek? Any redeeming qualities of geekiness? I'm new at being a geek.

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Angry Rooster
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From: Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted December 04, 2001 23:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Angry Rooster   Click Here to Email Angry Rooster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure you'll get plenty of earnest responses to this, but mine won't be one of them.

It occured to me whilst walking to my car today, "A geek is someone who finds the swallow, not the coconut, to be humorous." Mostly in referrence to how funny my brother finds the fact that they're banging coconut halves together the comical highlight of the movie. That said, I'm aware that there are exceptions to this 'rule' but it made me feel all fuzzy inside to think about. It sort of tickled at first, but now it's starting to itch real badly... I think I'll go see a doctor about it.

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"Eagles may soar, but roosters don't get sucked into jet engines."

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SupportGoddess
Highlie

Posts: 527
From: The Digital Temple
Registered: Jul 2001

posted December 05, 2001 01:18     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Apollyon-SM:
What exactly makes a geek? Any redeeming qualities of geekiness?


1. My mom and dad

2. Redemption Value of a Geek:
Off the shelf pre-fab PC from a major chain: $999.99
5 year extended warranty that mostly covers being told for free that whatever broke isn't covered under warranty: $59.95
Gas to go back and get the speakers they forgot to give you: $5.00
Having someone to call at 2 AM that will walk you through plugging in all those color coded connectors, setting up AOL, and downloading MP3s: Priceless


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platypus
Super Geek

Posts: 198
From: Provo, UT
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 05, 2001 15:22     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Loving something (general technology related) and doing your best to learn about it.

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sniper
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posted December 05, 2001 15:36     Click Here to See the Profile for sniper   Click Here to Email sniper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if you need to ask what makes a geek, how do you know you are one?

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baker_nat
Geek

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From: england
Registered: Jan 2000

posted December 06, 2001 07:47     Click Here to See the Profile for baker_nat   Click Here to Email baker_nat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Obsession.
the most comman form of geekyness, is the computer geek, and I am poud to say I fit in that catogory quite nicely thankyou!
But a geek can have an obsession with anything, motorbikes, dogfood, UFOs, Me, Dogs, horses, Chutney, me, actualy if you have an obsession with the last one you need to see a doctor

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zorgon
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From: Beautiful Uptown Goleta
Registered: Sep 2000

posted December 06, 2001 14:00     Click Here to See the Profile for zorgon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SupportGoddess: ROTFLMAO!!

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Apollyon-SM
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From: Anchorage,Alaska,US
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 11, 2001 10:50     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollyon-SM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
based on what you've said, I've decided I don't want to be a geek. I want to be normal.

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annie
Super Geek

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From: somewhere in Canada
Registered: Sep 2001

posted December 11, 2001 12:08     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Apollyon-SM:
based on what you've said, I've decided I don't want to be a geek. I want to be normal.


You don't decide to be a geek. You either are, or you aren't. And geeks are anything but "normal". In fact we abhor "normal" people.

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Demosthenes
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From: Boston, MA, USA
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posted December 11, 2001 12:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Demosthenes   Click Here to Email Demosthenes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
Having someone to call at 2 AM that will walk you through plugging in all those color coded connectors, setting up AOL, and downloading MP3s: Priceless

if they were really priceless, they'd switch you to something other than aol.

/me smells the smoke of an isp flamewar..

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SupportGoddess
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From: The Digital Temple
Registered: Jul 2001

posted December 11, 2001 20:35     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Demosthenes:
if they were really priceless, they'd switch you to something other than aol.

/me smells the smoke of an isp flamewar..


LOL! Not at 2AM they wouldn't. They help you find something better later.

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Raptorgirl
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Posts: 118
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Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 12, 2001 21:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptorgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by annie:
You don't decide to be a geek. You either are, or you aren't. And geeks are anything but "normal". In fact we abhor "normal" people.


I don't abhor normal people, I just feel sorry for them. They're missing out on so much coolness. The world is full of weird stuff, and they're too tunnel-visioned to see it.

Lucky for the "normal" people, they have me to bring some weirdness into their lives. I get my friends to read Terry Pratchett! I got a co-worker hooked on PortalofEvil.com! I use British slang at inappropriate times! ::maniacal laughter:: One by one, the penguins steal their sanity! (Sorry...I stole that last line off a T-shirt.)

My point is, being a geek is fun. If you are one, you should embrace it. You'll be happier/more confident for doing so.

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SupportGoddess
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From: The Digital Temple
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posted December 12, 2001 23:58     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am normal.

Mostly I meet weird people.

But once in a while I meet other people that are normal like me.

I wish there were more of them.

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Swiss Mercenary
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
Registered: Feb 2000

posted December 13, 2001 02:04     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is Real Life, the fantasy world is out there, the one we have to face each day.

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Apollyon-SM
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From: Anchorage,Alaska,US
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posted December 13, 2001 12:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollyon-SM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may not be able to CHOOSE if I'm a geek, but I can deny it!

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Xanthine
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Posts: 513
From: the lab
Registered: Mar 2001

posted December 13, 2001 16:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Apollyon-SM:
I may not be able to CHOOSE if I'm a geek, but I can deny it!

Closet case. We're here for you when you realizes that denying your geekiness is only going to make you depressed (been there, done that, didn't like it).

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Janeway
Super Geek

Posts: 234
From: Cyberspace, Delta Quadrant
Registered: Sep 1999

posted December 14, 2001 12:49     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SupportGoddess:
I am normal.

Mostly I meet weird people.

But once in a while I meet other people that are normal like me.

I wish there were more of them.


ROTFLMAO! I love that! It'd be great on a t-shirt.

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Tau Zero
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

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posted December 17, 2001 13:20     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen "If people think you're weird, you're probably just intelligent" on a T-shirt.

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baker_nat
Geek

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From: england
Registered: Jan 2000

posted December 19, 2001 08:13     Click Here to See the Profile for baker_nat   Click Here to Email baker_nat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is no such thing as a normal person.

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LifetimeTrekker
Alpha Geek

Posts: 326
From: Albuquerque, NM, UD
Registered: Sep 2001

posted December 19, 2001 21:17     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by annie:
You don't decide to be a geek. You either are, or you aren't. And geeks are anything but "normal". In fact we abhor "normal" people.


Well, you may abhor the normal people, but I like them to do all the work I don't want to do.

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