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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #825 on: January 02, 2013, 10:56:31 AM »
I'm planning to get chickens in about a year, and have already decided the theme for naming them.

Did you know that birds are dinosaurs? Not descended from dinosaurs, are dinosaurs?  So I need saurian girl names:

Rexy
Steggy
Patty
Bronwyn
etc..
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #826 on: January 02, 2013, 12:07:58 PM »
I'm planning to get chickens in about a year, and have already decided the theme for naming them.

Did you know that birds are dinosaurs? Not descended from dinosaurs, are dinosaurs?  So I need saurian girl names:

Rexy
Steggy
Patty
Bronwyn
etc..

You are missing the amazing opportunity to give your little tiny chickens scary names!  Velociraptor!  Utahraptor!  T-Rex!  Allosaurus!

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #827 on: January 02, 2013, 12:29:08 PM »
We had a nerd moment in moving - see previous threads about the vast quantities of stuff we moved from Arkansas to Georgia. It was, literally, five tons of stuff. We had almost 900 boxes, ranging from wardrobes to small book boxes. I had to go through the listing for an insurance claim I was filing, and counted 334 boxes labelled books. We have five tons of stuff, and fully 1/3 of it is books. Now I remember why I asked for, and received, five - five shelf bookcases for a housewarming gift. And have them filled.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #828 on: January 02, 2013, 03:46:10 PM »
Bronwyn
For a chicken?    Do you know the derivation of that?  It means "white breast."  Nom nom nom!
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #829 on: January 02, 2013, 05:11:10 PM »
Bronwyn
For a chicken?    Do you know the derivation of that?  It means "white breast."  Nom nom nom!

You're bad. It's short for "Brontosaurus."
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #830 on: January 02, 2013, 07:20:44 PM »
Saura?
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #831 on: January 03, 2013, 07:28:23 PM »
Did anybody see this "Geek Moment" in the news today?

Bazinga!

A scientist has named a bee after Sheldon Cooper's http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/01/03/big-bang-bee-name-sheldon.html phrase.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #832 on: January 04, 2013, 10:12:42 AM »
Did anybody see this "Geek Moment" in the news today?

Bazinga!

A scientist has named a bee after Sheldon Cooper's http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/01/03/big-bang-bee-name-sheldon.html phrase.

I can't claim credit for it, since I saw it in the comments to that story, but they really missed a chance by not naming it BEEZinga. LOL

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #833 on: January 05, 2013, 12:19:33 AM »
When as part of your preparations for adopting a cat, you make lists of potential names, and they are all such things as Arya, Nienna, Kaylee, Atticus, Rory, Horatio, and Malcolm. Because your nerdiness is not only deep, it is also wide-ranging!

Well, almost all medical advice agrees that variety in the diet is healthy. I'd presume that applies to nerdery consumption as well.

Sidenote - I learn toward people names for my kitties too, but I'd never thought of Atticus. That'd be great for a cat!

If I chose Atticus, I would have a hard time not naming him Catticus.
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #834 on: January 06, 2013, 05:51:38 AM »
I made a fellow nerd's day today by complimenting her Carbonite Han Solo cellphone cover - unbeknownst to me, her entire family had apparently failed to identify it and had been making comments about it being creepy all morning.

1. That is hilarious. If you didn't know what it was it would look creepy.

2. Do you know where I could find that? I'm really picky about having a phone cover that is comfy in my hand, and that sounds like something i can hold on to.
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #835 on: January 06, 2013, 06:11:16 AM »

My own nerdhood of the day was sitting with two DS, and Pokemon games: Platinum, Heart Gold, Soul Silver, Black, White, and White 2.
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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #836 on: January 06, 2013, 12:39:20 PM »
Do you know where I could find that? I'm really picky about having a phone cover that is comfy in my hand, and that sounds like something i can hold on to.

Here you go - looks like it's specifically for the iPhone, but there are a lot of vendors out there.

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #837 on: January 06, 2013, 12:43:11 PM »
Do you know where I could find that? I'm really picky about having a phone cover that is comfy in my hand, and that sounds like something i can hold on to.

Here you go - looks like it's specifically for the iPhone, but there are a lot of vendors out there.
It was a flat graphic - it would have been a LOT cooler if it had been a molded piece!

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #838 on: January 08, 2013, 12:51:17 PM »
Doctor Who nerdisms:

You find ways to use "wibbly wobbly" in normal conversation.

The original quote is "Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff."

Examples:

"Soda is that wibbly wobbly bubbly wubbly stuff."

"Let's go have some wibbly wobbly timey wimey fun!"


Another joke I use with like-minded friends is Dalek speak. It works best if I can speak into a running fan for that choppy voice effect, and it's quite amusing how my friend Rose falls apart every time I do my Dalek impression.

For washing my face: "Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate!"

For chewing food: "Masticate! Masticate! Masticate!"

For politics: "Delegate! Delegate! Delegate!"

For passing gas: "Aerate! Aerate! Aerate!"

Ah, and one last thing, my phone's ring tone is the TARDIS noise. To assist those who don't know the noise, you may listen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwWsQFfEqzQ The particular sound is the landing. It has a slightly different sound effect for dematerialization. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1A6KES0CyA

Which brings me to this final nerdism: I can't stand it when the two sound effects are reversed in fan videos. Surely people listen closely enough to hear the different sounds for my landing and takeoff. I'm a lady, I try to be polite about my landings and takeoffs. Hmph. :)

I should stop now. ;)

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Re: You know you've achieved nerdhood when...
« Reply #839 on: January 08, 2013, 03:16:50 PM »
I'm slightly tone-deaf, so I hadn't actually noticed the difference between the take-off and landing noises!