Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 77


You know the answer to the following question: “Which famous actor’s face was used for the mask worn by the character Michael Myers in the Halloween films?”

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 76


Before going into an interview for a public library position, you mentally recited “The Litany Against Fear” from Frank Herbert’s Dune novels, in order to focus yourself.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 75


You metaphorically devoured Ghost Story, the latest Dresden Files novel, in less than 24 hours of it arriving on your Kindle, and it was everything you had hoped that it would be…

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 74


You are under the age of 30, and have been known to say, “Why does everybody insist on texting? Does no one talk on the phone anymore?”

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 73


You consider yourself a browncoat… and you believe that the best thing about Transformers: Dark of the Moon was Alan Tudyk.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 72


When asked, you couched your impression of Rupert Murdoch’s testimony using George R.R. Martin references, by stating that he was “part Tywin Lannister, part Walder Frey”.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 71


An ex-girlfriend bought you a Star Trek T-shirt as a birthday present that was made to resemble Captain Kirk’s uniform from the original series. She then proceeded to tell you, “Ya know, now that I see you in that shirt, it occurs to me that gold isn’t a very flattering color on you.”

Your relationship ended one month later…

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 70


When the Kinect was first announced for the XBox 360, this scene from Back to the Future: Part II immediately came to mind.

In an alternate universe: Event 4


In an alternate universe, all of the Transformers films were written and directed by Christopher Nolan.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 69


You not only consider the following a clever pick-up line, but you intend to eventually use it: “Are you the Gatekeeper? I could be your Key Master.”

In an alternate universe: Event 3


In an alternate universe, the Twilight Saga ends with a team of vampire slayers destroying everyone. In yet another universe, the first book disappeared into obscurity, spawning no sequels.