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How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 136 (or being frank about Kurt)

During a recent conversation, you’ve made a statement not unlike the following:

“I’ve always thought some of Kurt Russell’s best performances just so happen to occur when he wears some combination of a beard and an eye patch.”

How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 116 (or a thing from “The Thing”)

While watching the recent prequel film to John Carpenter’s The Thing, you couldn’t get the sound of the alien spacecraft’s distress signal out of your mind.  It then occurs to you that the reason it sounds so familiar is because (as far as you can tell) the same sound is used in Danny Boyle’s 2007 science fiction film Sunshine as the distress beacon for the Icarus I spacecraft.

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 54

In 2005, when you saw the Ethan Hawke/ Lawrence Fishburne version of Assault on Precinct 13 in a movie theater, a conversation not unlike the following occurred:

You: “I thought the original was much better.”

Your Date: “This was a remake?”

You: *sigh*