Tuesday, November 29, 2005

How low can you go?

This is for my geek brethern. This chart has been out there awhile, but just in case you haven't seen it before, or had forgotten it, well, here's a reminder.

I think I fare prety well. Didn't major in mythology or folklore. Not really into gaming. Have never written my own fanfic and I can't draw to save my life.

Where I do get nailed is in comics. Because I do read them, I read super hero comics, but I am proud to say not only those. In fact, my favourite series is probably Greg Rucka's spy series, Queen and Country. By the way, Greg needs to get going on producing more of those comics. The novels are nice, but I need a more regular fix.

I have been known to read the ocasional book based on a Sci-fi TV show (Star Trek, Babylon 5), but I don't read Heinlein or Piers Anthony, so I don't know what that makes me. And yeah, I am a Trekkie. Although, thank God, I don't speak Klingon.

As for the bottom of this chart, Furries, I would just like to say one thing. My all-time favourite episode of CSI is "Fur and Loathing in Las Vegas." I cracked up and still think that one show is among the funniest tv programs of the past 10 years. The only thing that could make it funnier was this - reading an article a few weeks after the episode aired where Furries felt mistreated by the episode and resolved to call for a boycott of the show.

Considering it's the #1 show in America and routinely gets nearly 30 million viewers a week, clearly the boycott is having a devestating effect.

Last 5 on iPod
1. Lonely song - Ron Hynes (Standing in Line in the Rain)
2. Precious things - Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes)
3. You're the reason I'm leaving - Franz Ferdinand (You Could Have It So Much Better With...)
4. ...Baby one more time - Bowling For Soup (Goes to the Movies)
5. Bastard - Ben Folds (Songs For Silverman)


Joe said...

I am a high order geek, first layer only. Does that make me any less of a geek? (or more a geek!)

I think the table should be updated to include Computer geeks.
It is now mainstream for every company or person to have access to their own computer geek. In this electronic world, they are a must to stay connected.

Not to be confused with the old school term "Computer Nerd", which is really a geek no one wants to talk to, not necessarily as hygenic as a geek, and wears somewhat less trendy clothes than a geek (and the rest of society really). Some nerds do wear Klingon garb.

towniebastard said...

I think this is more of a cultural geek table. I'm a fairly high order cultural geek, with scary amounts (although not terrifying) of knowledge in areas of comics, movies, tv, etc.

But my knowledge of computers is conisderably less than many of my friends. All I know about computers is about 7 years ago I had an epiphony and swtiched to Mac.

And after extensive debate over many drinks, my friends have agreed that there is one fundimental difference between a geek and a nerd - that whilethey may possess similar levels of knowledge, nerds have no social skills.

Geeks have actually been rehabilitate socially, I believe. years ago, geeks and nerds were at about the same level. Not so much anymore. Geeks are kind of cool now. I know women who actively seek geek men and vice versa. Perhaps one day, the nerd too shall be free...

Liam O'Brien said...

ROFL This chart is the best thing I've seen in a while. I fall in there somewhere in the sci-fi fantasy fan section...