How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 94


While streaming an episode of The X-Files on Netflix, you become annoyed with an archeological graduate student character who brings her dog to the museum where she works because as a student in a special collections library science course, you know that bringing animals into a museum (which is a type of special collection) is about as reasonable as a carpenter breeding termites as a hobby and then releasing them in his workshop.

It’s at this point when you realize that you have raised no objections  to the extraterrestrial plots, supernatural encounters, and government conspiracies presented in The X-Files.  Only when a character brings a dog into a museum (an action that would be considered incompetent among those in your professional field) do you find yourself saying, “Oh come on! That would never happen!”

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A nerd among nerds.

Posted on October 16, 2011, in Comedy, Mind Drippings, Nerd, Nerd Odyssey, Nerds, Television and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is incredibly, specifically nerdy. And that’s why I love it. Special collections at SDSU would have a field day with this one.

    • I figured this would hit a chord with fellow special collections folk… glad I was right. Feel free to point this post out to anyone at SDSU or elsewhere who might also appreciate it.

      In this same episode, they keep talking about how the fictional museum has “always had a rat problem” and the whole time I’m watching it, I’m thinking, “This is the worst special collection I’ve ever heard of… seriously, rats?! If I was a cursed artifact, I wouldn’t want these fools ‘preserving’ me either.”

      • The only thing that could be worse would be hanging the Mona Lisa next to a giant sign saying “absolutely no flash photography” and a hundred asian tourists surrounding it at the same time doing just that.

        rats are pretty bad too.

      • Although, if rats ever figure out how to operate cameras, I think no special collection would be safe… LOL.

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