Friday, March 28, 2008

The Real Nerd Word(s): DO NOT WANT

- statement

1. An expression of severe dislike for something.

[ Origin: Once upon a time Star Wars Episode 3 was translated to Chinese, and then subtitled in English. Instead of using the original English text though they went ahead and translated the Chinese back to English. The produced subtitles were not an exact 1 for 1 of the original movie and when it found it's way to the Internet, much hilarity ensued amongst the nerds while watching the newly titled, "Star War - The Third Gathers - Backstroke of the West". In one of the final scenes Anakin(Now Darth Vader) is told that Padme is dead and he screams, "NOOOO!" which when translated to Chinese and back again became, "Do not want."

The phrase quickly grew in popularity as it spread to
YTMND and eventually I can has Cheezburger, and eventually in to the heart of every nerd.

The offending piece can be seen near the end of this youtube clip ]

- antonym

- usage
1. "Fry's has NIC cards on sale for 10 dollars. Let's go"

2. "Here's a picture of me and my mom at the Grand Canyon"
"Dude, she's got her clothes on in this one - DO NOT WANT"

3. Click Me

4. "I was hanging out with Amy and her sister yesterday and..."


"Man", the little IM notification popped up with Sean's typical greeting that let me know there was something more coming. "Non technical people are dumb."

"Yeah" I agreed without taking a moment to consider what was spurring this attack on the non-nerds socially adept of the world.

"My sister just sent me some forwarded email about a ZOMG virus that was apparently verified by Snopes, but when I went to Snopes it says it's a hoax. Looking at the email it had been forwarded to the entire staff at her office."

"Yeah, I had to shut a few people down on the forwards a while back" I explained. "It's a hard subject to broach at times depending on the person. I felt really bad telling my mom it was all BS. I mean... she really wanted that 50 dollar Applebee's gift certificate"

"Well, did she at least get that big check from Bill Gates for forwarding you the message?" he asked.

"Shockingly no. I'm assuming it was a postal error though."

"Man, I think some people just get dumb when they're on the computer." he continued the original thought, "Nobody would fall for this crap in real life"

"Yeah, if somebody called and said they were a wealthy Nigerian Prince and needed your help, most people would reply, 'And I'm the queen of Sheba asshole' and hang up. I guess when it comes in email form it must be true though."

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Real Nerd Word(s): The Internets

Today's nerd word is an actual word that normal nerds use, and not just some crap that I tend to repeat until it no longer has actual meaning.

The Internets
- a prize

1. The prize for winning an argument or making a particularly amusing statement(Generally on the Internet).

[ Origin: The Internet ]

- synonyms
1. The Internetz

- usage
1. "Oh my god, Zero Punctuation just won the Internetz with their review of Assassin's Creed"
2. "Your post on the thread about Liang's mom was awesome. I award you two Internets"

Jesse wins the Internets

I know I already discussed all the google hits I've been getting, but today I got one for "Teen Nerds". Apparently google image searching for it puts a picture of me somewhere on the first or second page(As of this writing). For this, I've been awarded one internets.

Honorable mention: J.R. is on the fourth page if you image search for "Ballers"

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Contrary to popular belief, I'm still around

I've just been busy with completely uninteresting things. But just to let you know I thought I'd drop a few random bits on you.

  • Maybe I need to consider older ladies...
    On Saturday there was a big party down stairs. It was "featuring" 3 different DJ's, or so the fliers that were taped to every visible spot of the buildings would have me believe. I'm not much for social gatherings with people that I do know, let alone complete strangers, so I was of course not in attendance.

    Besides Sean's annual St. Patty's day part was that night, and 2 parties on one day and they might revoke my nerd card.

    As I returned from work(On Saturday no less!) I bumped in to Agnes walking in to the building. My 90 year old building crush greeted me with a smile.
    "How come ya not at the partay?" She asked while the techno blasted around us.
    Un tis un tis un tis
    "Eh, you know... Just not my scene"
    "I hear ya. I think I'm too young to go there." she chuckled a little.
    Maybe I really do like this girl?

  • My favorite joke
    Despite the fact that it's not that amusing I love being a party and asking people, "What comes before Part-B?"

  • Fun with Google...
    My blog keeps track of a few things, like how people end up here. Here's a few interesting things I've learned...

    If you go to Google images and enter "Tina Duh" a picture of Ruthie and I shows up 4th.

    "Chilean girl" and "I Crush you" will both lead to the same picture although the latter doesn't show up till page 2.

    An inordinate number of people hit my blog after searching for "Shirley Manson Feet"

  • Random Recognition... sort of.
    Someone randomly found the Developer Trap movie and posted it on their own blog. It spread to a few different blogs. I think some people believed it was a movie I made as a way to help recruit developers. Little did they know, it was just me not wanting to actually work at work.

  • Something more interesting than this
    The very sexy and interesting Rose, who happens to also be Sesquipedalis's second biggest fan writes in to say:
    Dear Sesquipedalis. You're white, you should check out the following site:

    Okay, it happened nothing like that, but she's at home blushing as she reads that, and I'm nothing if not kind to my 3 readers.

Alright, this post is proof that the well has gone completely dry. My mom did mention, "I've got a cute new girl who works for me. Her name is Hope." Chances are there won't be any good stories there though, so if you need to swing the bat and hook me up with a cute, slightly nerdy girl so I can embarrass myself with her and then write about it, that'd be swell... Not for me you know, for the readers.