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Bladezz's little sister looks like one of the Culkin brothers in drag. It was...spooky. I like evil Wes from the parallel universe. You are even rocking the beard/goatee. Most excellent.
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In my humble opinion, a Geek Appreciation/Solidarity Organization doesn't make much more sense than being a member of the Procrastinator's Society. Good in theory, bad on execution. As much as my geek friends do conduct events together and in solitude, getting a group whose modus operandi often involves picking apart EVERYTHING to agree on something is difficult. Case in point, my buddies all loved the new Star Trek film, but I and many others think that Eric Bana looks like he's trying to pinch a loaf whenever his character is emoting. One of them shot back about how awesome he was in his first Australian film, as if we had somehow implied that Eric was a douche. He's not, he just makes funny faces and it's hard to take his role as the villain seriously. Simple disagreements like that (which I suppose speak to geek variations in that none of us even knew Eric had a popular film in Australia) can devour any geek unity in a heartbeat. Years of being bullied and ignored by pretty girls either make us unemotional sociopaths or thin-skinned twits who take umbrage at the slightest indignation. It also makes us rant verbosely. To me, "geek" implies that at some point on your life, your interests and lifestyle were considered underground (in a figurative sense and not mom's basement..but ymmv), laughable, ignominious. You rose above the jokes and made your interests likable to others, whether they are new friends, siblings, children or spouses. I don't feel for one microsecond that Shaq, MC Hammer or a Czech model ever found themselves as part of a supposed underbelly of society. Vin Diesel may play D&D but he also once sported a 'fro and made breakdancing videos. It's really difficult to see him identifiable now as a geek despite the fact I find him a cool guy. Bottom line is that once you try to mainline and normalize anything that was once the purview of a select (and often derided) group, it loses its unique status as fringe and becomes...ordinary. I don't need Hollywood or my neighbors to understand me, and I personally don't want geek to be mainstream, because then it means Joe the high school quarterback can play PS3 for six months and consider himself to be living the geek lifestyle. Homey don't play dat.
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This one makes me laugh every time: http://www.theonion.com/content/video/study_children_exposed_to "The game also doesn't teach kids about the emotional side of murdering whores"
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