Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nerd Word(s): I saw that on pop up video

I saw that on pop up video
- support statement

1. A made up support statement used to help prove something that in fact is a lie.

[ Origin: In 1998 I was hanging out with some friends when we had the following conversation:

Rose: I know 3 drummers named Josh what's with

Adam: Actually, 67% of all drummers are
named Josh.

Jesse: Oh, did you see that pop up
video too?

Rose: Oh

At this point everyone just nodded in acceptance ]

- synonyms
Note: This Nerd Phrase is unique in that it evolves with time like a species unto itself.
1. (2001) I read on the internet...

2. (2004) I was listening to NPR and...

3. (2006) Oh yeah, I read that on wikipedia...

4. (2007) Jon Stewart made some vague reference the other night to the fact that...


  1. Oh God. I hear that.

    You can still watch Pop Up Video on VH1 Classic, with such hits as Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

  2. Natalie Imbrulia is my girl!

    I'm all out of faith
    This is how I feel
    I'm cold and I am shamed
    Lying naked on the floor

    It's like she's singing directly to the little teenage emo girl version of me. It's beautiful really.

  3. Actually there was a recent study reported in the NY Times that in fact only 53% of all drummers are named Josh.