Ceph = Geek?

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monty said:
Except for not having the slightest idea what "Dog Scootering" is, I think those are all fine hobbies... and believe it or not, I actually know a lot of social groups in which talking about those would be assets.
Dog scootering is like mushing, but with a two wheel scooter. Basically you use all of the same gear; harnesses, tugline, dogs. Here's a link: http://www.Dogscooter.comDogscooter.com

As for the whole geek chic thing, it's just a trend. Most geeks will roll back into the subhuman class when the information age becomes old hat. I spent my teen years (and those after) behind a computer(s) racking up my geek-points and its nothing to brag about. Monty probably remembers being un-cool as I do. It's funny how the Internet made geeks popular, but I think it's short lived.
 

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cuttlegirl said:
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Wow, you have a lot of hobbies... although cooking and wine don't seem that odd to me. I just have cephalopods and French Flower beading...

What's French Flower beading? and Dog Scootering?
 

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sorseress said:
Do spinning and weaving count as weird?

No, Weird Sisters dance around cauldrons prognosticating, and Fates do the spinning and weaving for prognosticating. A small distinction, but important nonetheless. :cyclops:
 

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I'm offended that fencing could possibly be lumped into geekiness. You can't murder someone with a tennis racket, after all (well, I suppose one could, but not with any finesse). It's a serious martial art.

Really, geekiness can also be measured by sex appeal. 007 is an exceedingly annoying expert at every obscure, esoteric subject that is ever brought up around him, but would hardly count as a geek (although I suppose Ian Fleming might have been).
 

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erich orser said:
I'm offended that fencing could possibly be lumped into geekiness. You can't murder someone with a tennis racket, after all (well, I suppose one could, but not with any finesse). It's a serious martial art.

Really, geekiness can also be measured by sex appeal. 007 is an exceedingly annoying expert at every obscure, esoteric subject that is ever brought up around him, but would hardly count as a geek (although I suppose Ian Fleming might have been).

The only reason nobody thinks 007 is a geek is because he's always got Q around, and no one looks geeky next to Q.

And I'm afraid that killing people in anachronistic ways is, in fact, still geeky. And the fact that you intellectually considered the possibility of killing someone with a sporting accessory makes you geeky, as well. Now, if you just grabbed a tennis racquet, a golf club, or a polo mallet and actually killed someone on a whim, then that would make you some sort of [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Skakel']silver-spoon murderous Kennedy cousin[/url] or something, which would be reprehensible but not geeky (and, as you point out, devoid of finesse). Of course, had he used a fencing saber or something, he would have been suave, geeky, and reprehensible... and he clearly had a leg up in the suave department, but blew the whole thing with the murderous idiocy. tsk.
 

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>cephalopods (obviously)
>lizards (I have a bearded dragon)
>Renaissance and late Medieval instrumental music (I have a shawm, kortholt, recorder, and rackett, the shawm and the rackett I made 'cause I didn't have any money left...)
>carnivorous plants (I can keep Nepenthes alive, but still kill Venus Fly Traps.I blame it on lack of sphagnum...)
>moss and lichen collecting (If you're ever in Palo Alto, CA, and you see a highschool-aged kid with a 6-foot lichen-encrusted branch go by, that's me...)

Please tell me I'm not weird. Actually, I like it. It keeps highschool interesting...
 

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Moss and lichen.:lol: That puts you in a rather elite bracket that's not computer related.

And when you walk with branch in hand; walk proud. :wink:
 
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well i used to collect acient egyptian and mesopotanian writings and to some degree artifacts ( does that count) but cephs have replaced that to some degree, im not a real big computer fan as i mostly dont understand them, even though i use them quite frequently.
 

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Yeah, actually it's really weird: my brother went into the whole computer thing, programming and all, and I just decided that strange biology, strange music, and strange languages was my thing. So now I guess I can teach cuttlefish to play shawm in Japanese :roll:
 

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