Archive for April, 2012
Someone asked me to measure and rate a geek but the numbers were meaningless. How do I quantify the Geek / Nerd ratings on a scale that is strictly speculation and basically pretend. If you feel that you have reached GEEK level 20 does that make me level Awesome? To me the answer is YES. Contrary to what you believe your public self image can quickly send you to GEEK level “Creepy”. Sweatpants outside of the house with an ALF, pit stained t-shirt can quickly rip you of any respectable GEEK title and forever tag you as “Creepy”. Spending your evenings at the local comic book store does not make you the Dungeon Master, or close to cool.
It should also be known that dressing up as your favorite character is a fine line of Awesome and social outcast. If you do not know whether or not you fall into the outcast category don’t worry. We know! Actually it’s fairly clear to everyone around you. I recommend you pause World of Warcraft and come up from the basement and ask your mother. Enough said.
These levels are based on knowledge of many (but not all) things GEEK. Social health. And ability to not live at home (over the age of 25).
OK, so I know that I have let things slide a bit and I also know that my followers need salvation in the form of my rants.
If I told you that I was abducted by aliens would you believe me? Neither would I. But who’s to say that it did or did not happen, including myself. Assuming that with their vast knowledge and superior technology don’t they just have the ability to alter our memories or even our perception of reality. And if that’s the case how do we know that right now is not just another extra terrestrial educed dream. That computer you are reading this on, does not exist, the chair you are in is not really there.
Our own ignorance and fear of change, or something bigger, will always hold us back. Humanity’s inability to see past our own narrow visions will truly be our undoing. So now that we have an understanding let’s fix it. First you need to wake up. Now stop making excuses and take ownership of who you are. Go into the world with an open mind.
Now look behind you. That is all.