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Friday, April 22, 2005

Friday Humor: Quadruple Play!

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One of my favorite things about people who are into what the world considers "nerdy" hobbies is that they aren't afraid to laugh at themselves.

A funny flowchart entitled the Geek Hierarchy from the
Brunching Shuttlecocks has been floating around the net for quite sometime but perhaps some of you haven't seen it yet. It ranks each hobby on a scale of more or less geeky. For instance, Trekkies consider themselves less geeky than Trekkies who have mastered the Klingon language.

Without further ado, here is the
link.

The link I gave you is to the abridged version but be sure to check out the link to the unabridged near the bottom of the page.

As you can see, it seems like Everquest players would fall between video gamers and live action role-players.

Here's my addendum breaking down the substrata of Everquest players even further:

Regular EQ players
^
EQ players who roleplay
^
EQ players who go to conventions
^
EQ players who get married in game
^
EQ players who get married in real life
^
EQ players who get married at EQ conventions
^
EQ players who play the pen & paper game
^
EQ players who blog about EQ

Don't take offense, I love people with nerdy hobbies - the geekier the better.

As a special friday humor double feature check out
this hilarious take over at Pitfalls on Sony's new brain wave technology (true story) as it might apply to Everquest.

From the faux patch notes: "* Players will no longer lose brain cells when entering Qeynos."

That's a plus.

Okay, a surprise triple Friday Humor feature. But this one is unintentional humor.

Forum poster LobaLobaLoba was kind enough
to post a thread linking to the website of the "company" that did the market research SOE refers to in their Station Exchange press release.

And, my, is it funny. Remember kids, when designing a website, the more exclamation marks you use the more professional it looks!!!!!! See? The whole thing looks like a grammar school production.

They even list prices for reports, how classy! But wait, one of these "market researchers" likes "the blues" so I know we can trust him! Let's see, I'm a 30 year old attorney who likes blogging, walks on the beach and picnics in Central Park. Plus, I like to play video games! For only $5,000 I will prepare you a marketing report with the numbers just the way you like it!

Okay, maybe these guys are really geniuses, I don't know.

But wait, what's this? Why it's a quadruple Friday Humor feature! For the first time in my life,
Terra Nova actually made me laugh instead of feeling like I was back in a college Economics 101 lecture. The story I'm referring to is here and it links to this amazing thread from the WOW forums. In it, a poster named "Danks" agrees with his own post, I assume because he forgot to log in with a different name. Truly hilarious. The thread has 28 pages of Danks appreciation already. You can even commemorate your Danks glory with a Danks t-shirt.

Hmm...let me try it:

Comment: I think this a great blog entry! - Aggro Me
Comment 2: I agree, Aggro Me, but I'd call it tremendous instead! - Aggro Me
Comment 3: You're both mistaken - this post is super fantastic! - Aggro Me

See, it's fun and everyone's doing it!

6 Comments:

Blogger Mercurie said...

I love the Geek Hierarchy Chart. I saw it a while back on one of the lists I am on. I have to wonder though, where would people who make Geek Hierarchy charts fit on such a chart. ;-)

5:55 PM  
Blogger Aggro Me said...

Hehe, and what about people who write blog posts about the Geek Chart? I think that's off the map in Geekery!

The word "geek" was originally used to denote carnival workers who would bite the heads off of chickens and other live animals! Ah, how times change...

9:15 PM  
Blogger Mercurie said...

Yes, how times change. I seem to recall that the word geek may have come from Middle Low German gek, word for "fool." Unfortunately, I think in my case, the word fits... LOL.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Aggro Me said...

Wow, I checked and you are right, Mercurie. The origin is the German word gek.

And, apparently, Shakespeare used a variation of the word in "Twelfth Night" and "Cymbeline" with the "fool" meaning you mentioned.

An interesting word...

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Gereon said...

Discovered a bug though, people entering Qeynos still lose a serious ammount of braincells =)

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes i saw that bug too =)
....damn danked it!!!!!

2:24 AM  

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