Monthly Archives: January 2012

In an alternate universe: Event 13

In an alternate universe, public schools in the United States offer martial arts and meditation courses to students as an alternative to gym class.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 110

You turned down going to see a retrospective theatrical showing of Tim Burton’s 1989 film, Batman, because you had to get up early the next morning to attend an eight-hour library science course lecture on a Saturday.  A lone, sad cry is then heard in the back of your mind as your 1989 counterpart (who saw the film in a theater with your dad as a father/ son outing) sends you a psychic message of his disapproval and perceived betrayal on your part toward the memory of your childhood.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 109

Within thirty seconds of watching Spartacus: Vengeance, you begin to feel the stress of a rather unpleasant day melt like an old, forgotten Vanilla Ice cassette tape sitting out in hot sunlight.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 108

On the first day of your Rare Books graduate school course, the instructor hands out pieces of papyrus and parchment for students to take home.  You then realize that your reaction to this educational gift is the same reaction you had as a child when you would get a bag of treats to take home from friends’ birthday parties.

In an alternate universe: Event 12

In an alternate universe,  the first person to purpose the idea of college students playing, “Muggle Quidditch” is immediately dismissed as being foolish when it is pointed out that quidditch was created to be played by wizards flying around on broomsticks in a work of fantasy.

After responding, “Ya know, you’ve got a point there,” that person forever abandons the idea, in favor of bringing to life the game of Parrises Squares, created for the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 107

Knowing that you are on a date, your best friend decides that it would be funny to keep texting you random images of The Joker from Batman comics every few minutes.  You then have to explain to your rather intimidatingly attractive date why you keep getting text messages so often, all the while hoping that she finds it amusing rather than weird that a grown man (who had been given the nickname Joker by you a few years ago) is sending comic book images to another grown man.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 106

When you were in the sixth grade, you were beaten up by a second grader.  Granted, it was a very large second grader, but still…

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 105

You are known by your local pizza parlor as “the guy who always orders pepperoni pizza with no cheese and extra sauce,” and you are fairly certain at least one person taking your delivery order has audibly sighed upon realizing that it was you on the phone.

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 104

You are invited to a baptism, where you discover the hard way that it is considered poor manners to engage in a theological debate and discuss historical issues with fellow attendees, during the actual service.

New year, new posts…

As promised, with this new year, we at Nerd Odyssey have determined that a set schedule of posts will only benefit our readers.  Therefore, expect posts every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Rest assured, however, we will also have impromptu posting as well, if we determine there is something that we just can’t wait to share with you, our avid reader.

2011 in review

The year 2011 has come and gone.  Nerd Odyssey will be a year old this month, which makes the statistical report below all the more poignant.  Thank you, dear subscribers and avid readers, for making this inaugural year so enjoyable.  We hope 2012 is even better.  As such, it is our plan to post thrice a week at minimum, with the chosen regular post schedule to be decided on by next week.  Rest assured, however, that we will still have spontaneous posting (much as we have done before) in addition to the upcoming weekly posting schedule.

Without further ado, the stats helper monkeys’ 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.