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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mark Your Calendar, Nerds!!!

This Weekend is legendary Indy 500.  Please don’t think geekdom is limited to cosplay and app programming.  Oh no, my friends.

Two years ago our Mid-West correspondent, Billy D, and I watched those car dorks jump a humongous Hot Wheels truck  over a bunch of school busses and twice as many drunks while Florence Henderson from The Brady Bunch sang the National Anthem and a stealth bomber flew over the track.  After borrowing some hamburger buns from a dead ringer for  Scooby-Doo’s pal Shaggy sitting in a mini-van painted like the Mystery Machine, we watched a line form to have photos taken with Jim Neighbors from the Andy Griffith Show.

I had a great time! I’m not begrudging the event.  In fact, Billy D. is there right now. But just because this all happens outdoors, in the sun,  and there’s the potential for cars bursting into flame does this mean these geeks get a pass from our oppressors,  the jocks? Let’s see what happens this Sunday, maybe there’ll be a LARP battle on the infield during the yellow flag lap?

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  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

  • FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics.  Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…