Thursday, August 14, 2008

Robo-babe of the Day: Felicia Day

My friend Krol used to say, "Redheads are our most precious natural resource." Had I been capable of arguing with him(He's now a lawyer), I would have said, "While redheads are in fact rare, the female nerd is just as rare, if not more so."

In this day and age of Geek Chic, many would side with Krol. Everyone is a nerd these days, or at least that's what they'd have you believe. I could write a novel length dissertation about what it takes to be a real nerd, and why most of the Johnny Come Lately's to the scene are not in fact real nerds, but it's sufficient to say that having made a web page once for a class, or having a WoW account do not make you a real nerd.

Venn Diagram

The space x represents the Nerdy Redheaded Girl, a rarity normally reserved for four leaf clovers, unicorns, and Honus Wagner Baseball cards.
(The X is not only the center of the diagram, it's also the center of my heart.)

But I digress. No matter who you side with in this imbecilic argument, you can agree that the intersection of this Venn diagram, the Redheaded Nerd Girl, is quite rare indeed. One could easily argue that this intersection would be so rare that it could very well not exist. In this case, "One" would be wrong because "it" does exist, and "it's" name is Felicia Day.

1. Felicia is the creator, producer, and star of the web based series "The Guild", a show about a bunch of nerds who play a video game together. While it's absolutely hilarious if you're familiar with the subject matter, it's probably still amusing if you're not.

2. Felicia starred in the previously mentioned Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which, if you haven't watched by now, don't bother. You're already dead to me.

3. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd say she's absolutely adorable.


4. She made her own website, where she also keeps a blog. Read the following snippet and tell me you're not in love(Ignore the fact that she spelled usability wrong. Felicia is a busy girl, far too busy for what you mere mortals call "spell check"):

If PayPal were a man, I would punch him. I would cold-cock him into tomorrow, even if I had to break my hand. I think this is a perfect example of a monopoly gone wrong. The useability of the site is a nightmare: The documentation, laughable. Combine this with a Brother Q500 label printer that is bundled with software that was created on Fortran, and you have the perfect storm for driving a girl over the edge to a day job, abandoning web video forever

5. She started college at 16 and got a mathematics degree from the University of Texas. Nothing says nerdy like math.

6. She's an honest to goodness nerd. And how's this for a coincidence? She even hangs out on the same Internet that I do! I know, right?

So, like Link with 3 hearts and a wooden sword I've begun my quest to win her heart. I regret to inform everyone that this will be the end of the blog. I've sold my laptop to pay for a ring and as you're reading this I'm probably on my way to L.A. to propose. Wish me luck!


  1. Sorry I've been too busy mastur....watching The Guild. Yeah dude, she's absolutely gorgeous. That, ontop of the fact that shes intelligent, funny, and a gamer? Yeah, she's pretty much my dream girl. Fap Fap Fap................................Fap

  2. loving the underhanded insults to self proclaimed nerds! wonder if this could be applied to anyone in particular??? well played sir.

  3. I wasn't actually directing it at anyone specifically G, but I can see how it would come off that way.

    To be honest, lately I've been questioning my own right to call myself a nerd.

    Star Wars has been out a week and I still haven't seen it.

  4. I'm sure you've already bookmarked her imdb page, but FYI she was murderer on Monk. A very cute murderer.

  5. Bookmarked? I have the url tattooed on my ass.

  6. I heard Felicia Day was born with a tail and was once a siamese twin until she murdered her other half...

    You could always ask her yourself... she sometimes visits her community chat room, as well as some of The Guild cast:

    Hopefully they post some sort of predefined schedule for chats some day.

  7. Almost all of the redheads I know are nerds, myself included. They're really not that rare...

  8. I am a nerd red head girl too xD 

  9. You in to short nerds or what?

  10. It was mostly for comedic effect... mostly.