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22 October 2008 @ 12:05 am
Nerd Meme...  

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Some of these choices... I suspect a lot of women in general skew much lower on the whole comic book thing than men do, so those questions were useless.

On the other hand, the one about "Ever taken apart a DVD/VCR machine?" Oh, hell yes! I've reassembled them correctly afterward, too, but they still didn't work. Just because you can determine that the take-up rod isn't spinning doesn't mean you can MAKE it spin. :0

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CaffieneKitty: eekcaffienekitty on October 22nd, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
I got over 90% on all but the last one. o.O
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
You are much more nerdly awesome than I am!

I personally think they need a whole category on misusing things as tools you don't have! That's an enginerd staple if I ever heard one.

My husband still chokes when I mention changing a bicycle tire in college with a table knife (as screwdriver AND tire-iron). He's never understood that unless you're a hardcore cyclist (which I was not then-- it was just my transportation), you do not have those tools at hand. Heck, you probably don't even know bicycle "tire-irons" exist!
CaffieneKitty: hee!caffienekitty on October 22nd, 2008 08:15 am (UTC)
I personally think they need a whole category on misusing things as tools you don't have!

Oh absolutely! It's the MacGyver effect. When I was 13 I fixed my bike brakes with 2 paperclips and a rubber band and they worked like that for over a year XD
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
Whoo-hoo! *high five*

My husband is a typical guy with the "right tool for the right job" mentality, who is ill-prepared for the reality of "there's no tool here, and I can't get to the hardware store" or "that tool does not exist."

As opposed to the guy at my office, who heard me complaining about screws with triangular head inserts that companies put on products that have "No user-servicable parts!" stamped all over them. He'd gotten tired of that himself, and had made his own personal triangular-headed screwdriver for exactly that situation. ;)
CaffieneKitty: Sneakysmartcaffienekitty on October 22nd, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Exactly. You can't let a lack of tools stop you from doing something that needs done. *nods*
brigid_tanner: Bobby-???brigid_tanner on October 22nd, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
What do you mean, a table knife is not a tool? LOL!! It's multi-functional! I
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY!

I suspect this is a man/woman thing, because guys usually have the tools (or think that such must be found and used), and women are more likely to want to solve the larger problem at hand.

Now, as it happens, my Dad gave us as a Christmas present one year a Sears Craftsman set with a screwdriver and interchangeable heads. And other than the triangular head that certain manufacturers used to foil you, I have yet to come across anything that set cannot be used on! \o/

Back to the other topic, though... college and just post-college is exactly when you need tools that you do not have. Hence, table knives, dimes, and shoes (or, hammers, as I like to think of them) can fulfill most of those needs!
wrldpossibility: text english majorwrldpossibility on October 22nd, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
haha! I bombed that thing! I can't decide if that makes me relieved or disappointed. I got Slightly Dorky History/Lit Nerd.

I know NOTHING about taking things apart or Sci-Fi. My husband owns a comic book collection, but I didn't count that, since it's not mine. I did count all the lightsabers, Pokemon figures, and Jar-Jar shirts I have access to within 15 seconds...even though they're my kids'.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on October 22nd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
I got Slightly Dorky History/Lit Nerd.
I didn't do too badly in that category. Freshman Honors Humanities Class, which covered Aristotle and his scientific misconceptions FTW!

I did count all the lightsabers, Pokemon figures, and Jar-Jar shirts I have access to within 15 seconds...even though they're my kids'.
I counted the Pokemon figures, since I bought them (well, the Tooth Fairy did, anyway), but not the light saber (although we have four!) and nobody has a Jar-Jar shirt in this house. Nor will they, I vow it!

I would definitely have scored higher if there had been more Star Trek questions and fewer involving the more recent (cable-based) Sci-Fi shows.

And also... I could not approve of "nerdiousity" as spelled with the extraenous "u." Not to mention that "nerdiness" already does the trick. ;)
wrldpossibility: stock fall feetwrldpossibility on October 22nd, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on Jar-Jar, although my kids like him!

And nerdiousity? Just...no. *g*