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Takes One to Know One August 28, 2009

Posted by eric22222 in General.
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It was just about time for CS494 to start. This semester’s course on artifical intelligence is no where near as good as my previous one, but the workload is light, so I won’t complain. I took a seat near the front. This wasn’t because I planned on paying close attention to the lecture, but because it was the only seat left when I walked in at five ’til. I got out my notes and began jotting some numbers down. First one, then another one, then two, three, five, eight, thirteen… Anyway.

I soon noticed the two characters sitting on my left. They were nerds.

Let me clarify this statement a bit. Many people can identify themselves as nerds. I know people who collect video games, people who have watched weeks worth of anime, a handful who have participated in cosplay, and even a weird guy who ran a Dungeons & Dragons campaign, but I wouldn’t compare any of them to these two. Think of it this way: if a movie or TV series needed to introduce a character as the show’s nerd, what ridiculous and commonly ungrounded stereotypes would they exaggerate?

These two were in white, button-up shirts (top button fastened) tucked into tight, gray slacks. They seemed to have taken a lot of time making sure their hair looked as though they had not spent a lot of time on it. Simultaneously neat and unkempt. The pants were just a little too short, showing just enough of the oddly colorful socks to draw attention. And the glasses. Oh my, the glasses. What sick and twisted optometrist would allow a man to leave wearing such ridiculously over-sized frames? Let’s see, do they have pocket protectors…

I had just nearly finished my mental inventory of what makes these men look so nerdy when I suddenly realized I had been writing out the Fibonacci sequence in the margins of my notes for my lecture class on the theory of artificial intelligence.

Snapshot of me

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1. The Matt Luc - August 29, 2009

Hehe…

I am a nerd. I’m proud to say it! I can pretty much recite Warcraft and Tolkein lore, I build computers, I play multiple MMOs, as well as other games, and I came quote shows like The Venture Bros., Futurama, Sealab 2021, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and others verbatim, often times in a chillingly accurate impression of the voice. I have been to a Microsoft convention to top all that off. Unfortunately, I did not meet Bill Gates. That reminds me… Although I’m sure you’ve heard this before:

Also, I memorized Holy Grail really well, I could recite it right now, and have you ROTFLOL.

The Matt Luc - August 29, 2009

Wow… I can* quote… However, I cannot apparently spell very well…


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