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2012-11-10 07:07:45 PM  
Geek Love FTW.

/S'beautiful, man.
 
2012-11-10 07:26:45 PM  
69.65.26.143

Many African children died to bring us this piece of jewelry...
 
2012-11-10 09:39:59 PM  
And for the groom...

static.neatoshop.com
 
2012-11-10 10:10:52 PM  
Just in time for the latest round of gay weddings.
 
2012-11-10 10:39:40 PM  
That's correct. When you try to propose to your girlfriend with an R2-D2 ring, she says, "That is all."
 
2012-11-10 11:03:43 PM  
This is not the engagement she was looking for.
 
2012-11-10 11:08:57 PM  
That's 'cause droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they break off the engagement.
 
2012-11-10 11:56:05 PM  

dennysgod: This is not the engagement she was looking for.


He's doomed
 
2012-11-11 12:28:52 AM  
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-11 12:34:07 AM  
Oh my god please get over star wars. Its time for a new obsession, you guys
 
2012-11-11 12:40:42 AM  
Grow the f♥ck up. That is all.

Seriously, there's a point where submerging yourself tits-deep in pop culture stops being "geek" or "nerd" and just becomes "consumer whore."

I mean, congratulations and all. Ten points for nerd cred, but minus several thousand for lack of originality and maturity. If you're giving your girl an R2 ring, you're not ready to be married, kiddo. Try again when the ring has more meaning than "We both like Star Wars." or "R2-D2 is her favorite character."

Prediction: Divorce in 15 years. She's going to grow up, and he's going to keep collecting nerdy crap and littering the house with it. She'll want to entertain non-geek guests and he'll become an embarrassment that wears retro nerd shirts he bought from Hot Topic or Think Geek when her coworkers visit. She'll want to make love and he'll be too busy playing Halo 6 and complaining about Star Wars Episode IX to do it. She'll leave him, and he'll wonder why she was cool with the geek stuff when they were single, but then changed and wanted him to be more serious when they got married.

And all this because he couldn't just get her a ring that says, "I love you." instead of "I love Star Wars, and I love you because you like Star Wars, too."

Poor fellow. This will be a tragic story that will end with him impaling himself on a very expensive replica lightsaber, while his son Han looks on, stunned. His daughter, Padme, will be at college and hear about her father's death on the evening news. She'll turn to her lesbian lover and say, "That was my dad. Mom left him when I was 16, and I don't blame her. He was always quoting Red Letter Media ("What's wrong with your face?!?!") and then laughing at himself whenever she'd walk into the room. He made me move into the smaller bedroom to make room for his Warhammer collection. I suppose I should be sad, but he was such an asshole."

And her lesbian lover will look at her with sorrowful eyes and say, "Hold me like you did by the lake on Naboo, so long ago when there was nothing but our love."
 
2012-11-11 12:57:22 AM  
I like it. I doubt many people that hadn't heard the story behind it would look at it and think "omg that's an R2-D2 ring you nerd", they'd just think it was a pretty and distinctive ring. I think it's nice that the couple went with something that means something to them rather than just what was expected of them.

/had a sapphire engagement ring
//thinks diamonds are highly overrated
///slashies come in threes
 
2012-11-11 01:12:44 AM  
Oh good. More shallow Star Wars bullshiat. We all know we don't have enough of that.
 
2012-11-11 02:17:21 AM  
If this were Reddit ZeroCorpse would be downvoted into oblivion.

/but its not
 
2012-11-11 09:19:44 AM  
Hey ZeroCorpse:

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/Just Sayin
 
2012-11-11 09:22:46 AM  

Brainsick: Hey ZeroCorpse:

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/Just Sayin


exactly my thought

but i think a better response would be this

ridelifebmx.com
 
2012-11-11 11:42:31 AM  
tvfiends.com 

/who dat
 
2012-11-11 12:17:08 PM  
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
 
2012-11-11 12:23:50 PM  
Laughing, now.

Lotsa bites on that one... And I bet none of you bothered to read to the end to get the joke.

/Here's a hint. If I had a problem with having fun, I wouldn't type what I typed.
//Now who needs to lighten up?
 
2012-11-11 12:36:09 PM  
i796.photobucket.com

Full-sized, aluminum and steel, almost 200lbs. Two years to build. Fully functional. We take it to conventions, charity events, school contests, wedding receptions, etc. It's one of our mutual hobbies, and it's a tremendous amount of fun that has brought a lot of smiles to a lot of people.

By the way, my wife and I have been together for more than 20 years.

/Just joking, ZeroCorpse. Cheers!
 
2012-11-11 12:40:09 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Grow the f♥ck up. That is all.


cl.jroo.me

/hoping your not actually this cynical
//the snark is strong in this one
 
2012-11-11 12:49:01 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Laughing, now.

Lotsa bites on that one... And I bet none of you bothered to read to the end to get the joke.

/Here's a hint. If I had a problem with having fun, I wouldn't type what I typed.
//Now who needs to lighten up?


There's a reason they say "timing is everything" in comedy. To wit, if you time your punchline to be five paragraphs after most people do a tl;dr, your timing is off.
 
2012-11-11 12:51:23 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Laughing, now.

Lotsa bites on that one... And I bet none of you bothered to read to the end to get the joke.


Serious this thread is.

blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com

Serious you must be.
 
2012-11-11 01:01:48 PM  
ZeroCorpse:

The funny (sad?) thing about that ^ story is that I know a guy who was a "cool stuff" nerd, actually what I consider one of the original 'hipsters' who's engagement & marriage worked out very much like ZeroCorpse's story: The guy never grew up, never got a long term job, talked a lot about projects "in development": (he worked for a TV/Movie effects/production company but never got past washing the cars used in commercials). He went to every comic book and sci-fi convention, had a huge collection of old (60's & 70's) anime toys and such - no problem there, but his cute wife realized about 5years into the marriage that he had no desire to grow up or do anything outside of watching old cartoons and playing with toys.

She left him, and I don't know if he ever figured out why.
 
2012-11-11 01:28:46 PM  
I take it nobody read ZeroCorpse's profile then?
 
2012-11-11 01:55:55 PM  

Desmo: ZeroCorpse:

The funny (sad?) thing about that ^ story is that I know a guy who was a "cool stuff" nerd, actually what I consider one of the original 'hipsters' who's engagement & marriage worked out very much like ZeroCorpse's story: The guy never grew up, never got a long term job, talked a lot about projects "in development": (he worked for a TV/Movie effects/production company but never got past washing the cars used in commercials). He went to every comic book and sci-fi convention, had a huge collection of old (60's & 70's) anime toys and such - no problem there, but his cute wife realized about 5years into the marriage that he had no desire to grow up or do anything outside of watching old cartoons and playing with toys.

She left him, and I don't know if he ever figured out why.


So some dumb coont couldn't keep a promise or make a commitment and you feel superior about it. So you have that going for you.

/lowered expectations
 
2012-11-11 02:05:14 PM  

aerojockey: That's correct. When you try to propose to your girlfriend with an R2-D2 ring, she says, "That is all

I know."

FTFY
 
2012-11-11 02:07:19 PM  
Awesome ring! As a happily married chick, I love the fact that my engagement and wedding rings are unique. And as a Star Wars nerd who's married to another Star Wars nerd, I would've been thrilled to be given a totally original ring like this. The guy obviously put a lot of thought and effort into it. Good for him.
 
2012-11-11 02:32:06 PM  

BigSnatch: I take it nobody read ZeroCorpse's profile then?


Who?

/this thread is now about the Star Wars engagement ring
 
2012-11-11 03:13:56 PM  
How do they get the midget in the ring?
 
2012-11-11 05:48:06 PM  

PhaseNoise: Fully functional


ORLY?
 
2012-11-11 06:26:51 PM  
"Fully Functional" meaning that the lights work, the sounds work, the dome spins and he can move around all by remote control.

No, he's not autonomous. You got me there.
 
2012-11-12 11:03:05 AM  

PhaseNoise: "Fully Functional" meaning that the lights work, the sounds work, the dome spins and he can move around all by remote control.

No, he's not autonomous. You got me there.


Just as long as you didn't add thrusters. That really pissed me off.
 
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