Hmpf. I actually made it to my Physics lecture on time today, first time that's happened all semester. The prof saw me and said that the knock on the head must have messed up my sense of time (He heard about that yesterday, since he's involved in my design seminar, too, and they wanted to know why I had so little)
What a nice guy.
Oh yes, he is, really. Looks a bit like a young John Cleese
Yes, he does.
Doesn't talk like him, luckily
This is good. I can't imagine Cleese in German.
No, they don't dub him very well
I feel like a total today, first a Physics lecture, and then installed a new CPU in my computer. It's so nice and quiet now!
Good for you. I've been called a this month, so I'm happy.
I had to explain this to my father...so I gave him the etymology.
I don't think most people would be too happy if they knew it...
No? Do tell!
In the twenties and thirties, there used to be travelling sideshows in America.
They were not nice. They featured people with what we'd now call handicaps, the bearded lady, fat people, tall people, short people, etc.
There was a character called the 'pencil-necked geek'.
Sometime rent the old horror film 'Freaks'. It's a cautionary tale, and creepy.
Words like 'freak', 'geek', 'nerd', etc, were used in my childhood as terms of abuse by the athletic and popular, aimed against the physically disadvantaged or intellectually overendowed.
However, the people - guys, mostly - thus abused had their revenge...
The computer was invented.
And football captains might marry the head cheerleaders, and sell used cars, but they seldom started computer companies in their garages.
Yes, a sad life they lead
I've been called all of the above myself...
And now you know.
Thank you for imparting this knowledge to me, O font of wisdom!
Oh font of useless knowledge, you mean.
My skill set is so weird even computer nerds don't believe in it...a fellow at work and I discovered we had a mutual knowledge of the Illuminatus trilogy and other works by Robert Anton Wilson, author of 'Schrödinger's Cat', btw. Finding two people in the same building who are familiar with the same obscure intellectual fun is, well...
Anyway, I'm off.
Go to bed soon.
Oh, admit it, you *like* knowing things most people don't. I know I do
Don't know that I do or don't, I usually think other people know them, too, and am surprised when they think it's odd.
My department head at a college where I taught said once, 'How do you know that? WHY do you know that?' I just shrugged.
Thanks, you, too.
I like that.
Well, it's pointless to know the same things as everyone else, means a lot of good knowledge will be forgotten by *everyone*
Good point. It's a time-share thing.
I do *not* have a time-share brain!
That sounds like a country song, Time Share Brain.
I didn't say 'Time Share Brain', I said 'Time Share Thing'.
Which, if it's a country song, is 'Time Share Thang'.
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