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2012-11-01 11:58:33 AM
As someone who identifies with Liz Lemon to a disturbing degree, all I have to say about this article is SHUT UP YOU FAT NERDS.

Who's got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn't cried once today?

This moi.
 
2012-11-01 12:05:14 PM
Is the writer of this list on the list? This kind of nit picky bullshiat is what gives geeks a bad name.
 
2012-11-01 12:06:22 PM
I hate Kevin Smith movies.
 
2012-11-01 12:06:33 PM
So another useless list. Do humans get paid for making these?
 
2012-11-01 12:07:32 PM
Kevin Smith's entry seems to be the most unintentional in its badmouthing of geeks.
 
2012-11-01 12:07:48 PM
I'd be annoyed by stereotypical geeks on tv shows were it not for the fact that (almost) all characters on tv shows are stereotypes.
 
2012-11-01 12:09:08 PM
What a bunch of whiny nerdy bullsh*t. The only thing they got wrong in all of those is the level of attractiveness.
 
2012-11-01 12:24:35 PM

Summoner101: Is the writer of this list on the list? This kind of nit picky bullshiat is what gives geeks a bad name.


Done in two.
 
2012-11-01 12:25:23 PM

gunga galunga: Summoner101: Is the writer of this list on the list? This kind of nit picky bullshiat is what gives geeks a bad name.

Done in two.


Also, please accept my compliments for a sweet Fark login name.
 
2012-11-01 12:25:57 PM
ftfa:
"the Comic Book Guy was meant to parody geeks and ended up misrepresenting them to the world for over 20 years."

Uh, no, it's actually pretty accurate.
Seems like the author tends to think life is like a movie and all "nerds" are really good looking dudes underneath. Don't believe me? Spend an hour at comicon and get back to me.

Also, Comic Book Guy's name is Jeff Albertson. He has a name now, please use it.
 
2012-11-01 12:28:37 PM
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His name was Jeff Albertson.
 
2012-11-01 12:33:06 PM
"Sure, in the beginning, Jerry was the likeable struggling comedian -- the underdog, if you will -- and his love of Superman conveyed a sense of innocence and whimsy. But when you spend as long a time with a character as we spent with Jerry, you get to know what he's really like."

How strange. You would almost think it's possible for a character to develop over time with good writing.
 
2012-11-01 12:37:21 PM

T.M.S.: "Sure, in the beginning, Jerry was the likeable struggling comedian -- the underdog, if you will -- and his love of Superman conveyed a sense of innocence and whimsy. But when you spend as long a time with a character as we spent with Jerry, you get to know what he's really like."

How strange. You would almost think it's possible for a character to develop over time with good writing.


The whole point of Seinfeld was that the characters never did develop. "no hugging, no learning"
 
2012-11-01 12:38:13 PM
This list makes me want to kick a puppy in a Cobra Comanderish fashion...
 
2012-11-01 12:38:53 PM
Yes, I get the joke of the headline, but having Kevin Smith as #1 makes this automatically an accurate list. Yes, Morgan from Chuck was an embarrassment to all nerds.
 
2012-11-01 12:44:13 PM
Well clearly Jerry Seinfeld (fictional) can't be worse than Kevin Smith (real), but worse than Comic Book Guy (and I will not call him Jeff what's hi-

youritdep.com

farking lists. Entertainment tab... (grumbles more, lies down in corner)
 
2012-11-01 12:54:01 PM
that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.
 
2012-11-01 01:07:56 PM

sure haven't: ftfa:
"the Comic Book Guy was meant to parody geeks and ended up misrepresenting them to the world for over 20 years."

Uh, no, it's actually pretty accurate.
Seems like the author tends to think life is like a movie and all "nerds" are really good looking dudes underneath. Don't believe me? Spend an hour at comicon and get back to me.

Also, Comic Book Guy's name is Jeff Albertson. He has a name now, please use it.


I have a "Comic Book Guy/Jeff Albertson" friend. If you met him, you'd think he could be the inspiration of the character. Large, nitpicky comic book store owner. My friend is less harsh in general, but....yeah. It's not all that innacurate, to a certain subset of geek culture.
 
2012-11-01 01:10:33 PM

enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.


Chuck Lorrie can say that Sheldon isn't an Aspie all he wants, but the guy isn't just a self-centered jerk. He legitimately displays little to know need for nor understanding of emotional connection beyond coddling from his mother. He has just about no empathy. That behavior is disordered.

Furthermore, I think Howard is a worse bag of stereotypes than Sheldon. All the Jewish stereotypes, the objectification of women, the cluelessness with his mode of dress and decorum, and although it is a positive one, it is stereotypical that the only engineer in the group is the one with common sense.
 
2012-11-01 01:12:56 PM
Sheldon Cooper is Reddit as a person.
 
2012-11-01 01:17:54 PM

verbaltoxin: Sheldon Cooper is Reddit as a person.


Nah, though i think he's a good rep of any of the geek sub-reddits.

Kevin Smith is a good representative of Reddit as a whole. Rambling, unfocused, attention seeking, and some people love it while everyone on the outside is confused why it is so popular.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:07 PM

factoryconnection: He has just about no empathy.


True genius is defined as the ability to empathize completely. So they even got that wrong.

How come no one ever compares the guys from the Matix as nerds? From what i could tell they all knew how to read code.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:12 PM

Klippoklondike: verbaltoxin: Sheldon Cooper is Reddit as a person.

Nah, though i think he's a good rep of any of the geek sub-reddits.

Kevin Smith is a good representative of Reddit as a whole. Rambling, unfocused, attention seeking, and some people love it while everyone on the outside is confused why it is so popular.


What's his Fark handle?
 
2012-11-01 01:25:17 PM
Jerry Seinfeld and dude from Full House were geeks? Since when?

Also Fargo started to redeem himself fairly well in the last two seasons of Eureka.
 
2012-11-01 01:35:42 PM

Magruda: factoryconnection: He has just about no empathy.

True genius is defined as the ability to empathize completely. So they even got that wrong.

How come no one ever compares the guys from the Matix as nerds? From what i could tell they all knew how to read code.


And they like to spend their time in a pretend world where they have magical abilities.
 
2012-11-01 01:43:55 PM
"...but try telling that to the casual viewer who derives enjoyment from any show where people are forced to pawn their most prized possessions."

This guy really, really hates Kevin Smith.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:25 PM

enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.


I don't know if people imagine all nerds like that (I, for example, think the nerd stereotype is anti-social, shy, and not prone to put themselves into situations where arguments arise unless it directly pertains to their domain of nerdism), but I like the fact that he's an asshole. If you're nerdy or geeky and you hang out with nerdy or geeky people all the time, being an insecure asshole to assert dominance over your friends is something a smart person might do (sometimes with results that backfire). He's flawed, which is why he's a good character.
 
2012-11-01 01:49:47 PM

Decillion: T.M.S.: "Sure, in the beginning, Jerry was the likeable struggling comedian -- the underdog, if you will -- and his love of Superman conveyed a sense of innocence and whimsy. But when you spend as long a time with a character as we spent with Jerry, you get to know what he's really like."

How strange. You would almost think it's possible for a character to develop over time with good writing.

The whole point of Seinfeld was that the characters never did develop. "no hugging, no learning"


Watch an early episode and tell me none of the characters developed over the years.
 
2012-11-01 01:57:31 PM

kiteless: "...but try telling that to the casual viewer who derives enjoyment from any show where people are forced to pawn their most prized possessions."

This guy really, really hates Kevin Smith.


It's the usual. Smith is one of them (author included). And he made it, when the odds were very much against it. It should have been them, not this Smith hack. They have watched Star Wars 80 times, they have plenty of good screenplays sitting on their laptops. Their nerdiness should have made them rich, not Smith.
 
2012-11-01 02:00:47 PM

factoryconnection: enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.

Chuck Lorrie can say that Sheldon isn't an Aspie all he wants, but the guy isn't just a self-centered jerk. He legitimately displays little to know need for nor understanding of emotional connection beyond coddling from his mother. He has just about no empathy. That behavior is disordered.

Furthermore, I think Howard is a worse bag of stereotypes than Sheldon. All the Jewish stereotypes, the objectification of women, the cluelessness with his mode of dress and decorum, and although it is a positive one, it is stereotypical that the only engineer in the group is the one with common sense.


The whole show is an abomination of stereotypes. Every single character is a stereotype. It's just bad TV.

And I feel the need to point out that yes, Hodges is a geek, but so is Liz Vassey's character. She and Hodges bonded over their geekery when they had to investigate a murder at Not-ComicCon. So the article ignored the hottie geek in favor of the jerk geek.

/I actually really like Hodges. He's my favorite character on the show.
 
2012-11-01 02:05:43 PM
I also feel the need to state that Star Wars is no longer considered geeky, and therefore Barney doesn't belong on that list. He's got more money than he could ever possibly spend. Every wall in his apartment is a huge television, for Christ's sake. If you had infinite money, wouldn't YOU buy a Storm Trooper suit?
 
2012-11-01 02:09:53 PM

Klippoklondike: verbaltoxin: Sheldon Cooper is Reddit as a person.

Nah, though i think he's a good rep of any of the geek sub-reddits.

Kevin Smith is a good representative of Reddit as a whole. Rambling, unfocused, attention seeking, and some people love it while everyone on the outside is confused why it is so popular.


Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2012-11-01 02:19:42 PM
The hell is Barney doing on there?
 
2012-11-01 02:20:49 PM
I like Chris Hardwick's definition of what a geek/nerd is. It's not what you like but how you like it. Sure a lot of people like Star Wars but that doesn't mean they'll look through the Wookieepedia for fun or read every single post ANH book there is.

I've also really enjoyed Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman.
 
2012-11-01 02:48:36 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: The hell is Barney doing on there?


Apparently him being into magic and being a jerk give's geeks a bad name. NEWS FLASH! Every sub group has a douche class within it. And nothing wrong with occasional card tricks.
 
2012-11-01 03:09:03 PM

Summoner101: Is the writer of this list on the list? This kind of nit picky bullshiat is what gives geeks a bad name.


+1

/my thoughts exactly
 
2012-11-01 03:10:21 PM

Mike Chewbacca: factoryconnection: enderthexenocide: that asshole from the big bang theory should be #1. he is exactly the kind of antisocial, borderline-autistic freak that average folks imagine that all "nerds" act like. he is the worst possible stereotype of nerd culture.

Chuck Lorrie can say that Sheldon isn't an Aspie all he wants, but the guy isn't just a self-centered jerk. He legitimately displays little to know need for nor understanding of emotional connection beyond coddling from his mother. He has just about no empathy. That behavior is disordered.

Furthermore, I think Howard is a worse bag of stereotypes than Sheldon. All the Jewish stereotypes, the objectification of women, the cluelessness with his mode of dress and decorum, and although it is a positive one, it is stereotypical that the only engineer in the group is the one with common sense.

The whole show is an abomination of stereotypes. Every single character is a stereotype. It's just bad TV.

And I feel the need to point out that yes, Hodges is a geek, but so is Liz Vassey's character. She and Hodges bonded over their geekery when they had to investigate a murder at Not-ComicCon. So the article ignored the hottie geek in favor of the jerk geek.

/I actually really like Hodges. He's my favorite character on the show.


THIS THIS THISITY THIS

As far as I could tell from watching a few episodes, the Big Bang Theory is 30 minutes of "geek" stereotypes and an annoying laugh track.

Look, Sheldon had no inter-personal skills...ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
Look, Howard lives with his mother...ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
Look, Raj is nervous around women....ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
Look, Penny, the "normal" girl, is bored and confused by "geek things"...ISN'T THAT FUNNY!? *cue laugh track*
 
2012-11-01 03:40:46 PM

Mike Chewbacca: I also feel the need to state that Star Wars is no longer considered geeky, and therefore Barney doesn't belong on that list. He's got more money than he could ever possibly spend. Every wall in his apartment is a huge television, for Christ's sake. If you had infinite money, wouldn't YOU buy a Storm Trooper suit?


A sports gambler who's banged 200+ women? Yeah we really must applaud author's inclusion of Barney: stereotypical social miscreant on this list.
 
2012-11-01 03:47:48 PM

Magruda: factoryconnection: He has just about no empathy.

True genius is defined as the ability to empathize completely. So they even got that wrong.

How come no one ever compares the guys from the Matix as nerds? From what i could tell they all knew how to read code.


There's at least one word in that sentence that you don't understand.
 
2012-11-01 04:21:08 PM
FTA:

"There are many ways to describe Joseph "Joey" Gladstone: Loving uncle"

Joey Gladstone wasn't related to the other characters.
 
2012-11-01 04:23:21 PM
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2012-11-01 04:30:10 PM

meanmutton: There's at least one word in that sentence that you don't understand.


Is it "your momma has 67 protons"?
Wait, that's more than one isn't it?
 
2012-11-01 04:31:26 PM

Teufelaffe: As far as I could tell from watching a few episodes, the Big Bang Theory is 30 minutes of "geek" stereotypes and an annoying laugh track.


Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.
 
2012-11-01 04:39:27 PM
I like Kevin Smith. So it really bugs me that the list writer claims he can't write a comic. I mean wtf? Did he not read his guardian devil storyline for DareDevil? Best DD story ever
 
2012-11-01 04:45:19 PM

Magruda: Teufelaffe: As far as I could tell from watching a few episodes, the Big Bang Theory is 30 minutes of "geek" stereotypes and an annoying laugh track.

Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.


You know how I know that you don't know how "filmed in front of a live studio audience" shows work? They film a given scene multiple times, keeping the take that they like the best, while using the "biggest" audience laugh from the different takes. In addition, if the director(s) don't feel any of the laughs they have for a scene are good enough, they've been known to "enhance" or add pre-recorded laugh tracks.

Short version: You're adorable if you think "filmed in front of a live studio audience" and "has a laugh track" are mutually exclusive.
 
2012-11-01 04:51:42 PM

Teufelaffe: Magruda: Teufelaffe: As far as I could tell from watching a few episodes, the Big Bang Theory is 30 minutes of "geek" stereotypes and an annoying laugh track.

Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.

You know how I know that you don't know how "filmed in front of a live studio audience" shows work? They film a given scene multiple times, keeping the take that they like the best, while using the "biggest" audience laugh from the different takes. In addition, if the director(s) don't feel any of the laughs they have for a scene are good enough, they've been known to "enhance" or add pre-recorded laugh tracks.

Short version: You're adorable if you think "filmed in front of a live studio audience" and "has a laugh track" are mutually exclusive.


Don't be too hard on the folks who make TBBT...it's an even shiattier show without the laugh track.
 
2012-11-01 04:53:54 PM

Magruda: Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.


Cued laughter is canned laughter as far as anyone is concerned.
 
2012-11-01 04:55:13 PM

Magruda:
True genius is defined as the ability to empathize completely.


At the risk of you bringing my mama and her protons into the discussion, I have to ask this:

Where did you find this definition?

I'm actually curious, as I have never heard that stated as a definition of true genius before. But I have seen examples of people with genius level IQs that show a very obvious lack of empathy.
 
2012-11-01 05:09:02 PM

Monster Island: Magruda:
True genius is defined as the ability to empathize completely.


At the risk of you bringing my mama and her protons into the discussion, I have to ask this:

Where did you find this definition?

I'm actually curious, as I have never heard that stated as a definition of true genius before. But I have seen examples of people with genius level IQs that show a very obvious lack of empathy.


Psych 101, I may have gotten it wrong in that complete empathy is genius level, or something like that.


And you mom has 67 protons.

GavinTheAlmighty: Magruda: Very insightful, considering it's filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Cued laughter is canned laughter as far as anyone is concerned.


I personally was introduced to it by my wife and hated it until she forced me to watch it Clockwork Orange style. I've found myself laughing out loud which is rare for me.
 
2012-11-01 05:19:29 PM

Freudian_slipknot: As someone who identifies with Liz Lemon to a disturbing degree, all I have to say about this article is SHUT UP YOU FAT NERDS.

Who's got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn't cried once today?

This moi.


Agreed dummy. Lemon a geek fo sho.
 
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