Monday, August 29, 2005

Linkage Schminkage?

I'm loaded with the questions today or perhaps I'm just loaded, one can never tell. Links O Dee Day O~

An alternative State Of The Union???.

A War To Be Proud Of (?) Christopher Hitchen's article he mentioned during The Daily Show Interview. [via here and via there]

Margaret Cho loves da chubbies. Ah, great minds?

I am a Modern, Cool Nerd. Duh.
56 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 39% Dork
For The Record:
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!

It's like I'm equal parts geek and nerd with a dash of dork, I feel special.
Take the Test.
[via Shakespeare's Sis The Outcast Genius]
And speaking of cool nerds the Spew's own Andy Stienhebel is now a forgein exchange student in Japan and has his pictures posted here. Very cool pictures Andy.