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Are we nerds... :(

Post by Beef » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:48 pm

I got called a nerd today... :( , by a hotty as well! I went to town today and, by chance, met up with some old friends. We went around together for a bit and i insisted we went into Gamestation (of course :wink: ) and apparently it's nerdy to A) buy retro games B) insist they are complete with manual and in good condition and C) spend over 5 minutes doing this! I mean, they called it me in jest and left when they got bored, but that's because i knew them. What makes a nerd!?

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Post by Sega2006 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:52 pm

I get the censored taken a little when I but old games, but I can see why on the complete bit and the time issue. When Im in GS its a quick glance in the window and bucket, not much more is really needed as its mostly a few hundred copys of Fifa

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Post by Beef » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:51 pm

haha! True dat, i guess what i'm getting at is that it's kind of more of a private hobby that it's hard to share with many people. In my case, anyone, not that i'm terribly bothered.

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Post by jabbawokkie2 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:56 pm

mate i have told loads of people that i collect star wars figures and love playing retro games.some take the censored some talk for hours about it with interest .you will find the ones who take the censored have nothing else to do then take the censored making them nerds :wink:
its like birdwatching .not something i do but some people enjoy it so good luck to them.

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Post by Beef » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:05 pm

Yeah, good reply man

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Post by Dudley » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:11 pm

Nerd is an insult now?

I presume these people will never need (for instance) medical care if they can't stand to be in the presence of someone with half a brain who doesn't list his pastimes as "Drinking, fighting, drinking, fighting and drinking".
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Post by MC1 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:12 pm

None of the rest of us are nerds, just you.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:14 pm

Nerd = independant thinker

Hell yeah!
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Post by rossi46 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:18 pm

Nerd has always been an insult. Geek is not.

I take umbrage at the former, pride in the latter.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:21 pm

rossi46 wrote:Nerd has always been an insult. Geek is not.

I take umbrage at the former, pride in the latter.
There are several definitions of geek in the dictionary.Here's one:

A carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or disgusting acts , such as biting off the head of a live chicken

You a carny then? :wink:


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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:41 pm

rossi46 wrote:Nerd has always been an insult. Geek is not.

I take umbrage at the former, pride in the latter.
What he said. Nerds are like socially inept geeks.
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Post by The Master » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:55 pm

Dudley wrote:Nerd is an insult now?

I presume these people will never need (for instance) medical care if they can't stand to be in the presence of someone with half a brain who doesn't list his pastimes as "Drinking, fighting, drinking, fighting and drinking".
Dudley I've tried to understand that reply a few times now, and I still don't get it.... :?:

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Post by will2097 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:14 pm

Nerdism was a complete package I thought. Buying a few games doesn't qualify in my book.

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Post by sleeper77 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:19 pm

Beef, those who called you nerds are the ones who have got more to hide about themselves than you have. All they are doing is trying to impress their other mates cos by the sound of things they are not really your "old friends" if they take the Mick of you at their own free will. Don't tell me they haven't got Tetris or Snake in their mobile phones, cos if they do then they are also classified as nerds if thats their opinion of retro gamers.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:37 pm

will2097 wrote:Nerdism was a complete package I thought. Buying a few games doesn't qualify in my book.
no , you'd have to take the game home , dissasemble the code , then reassemble it into a Star Wars game . Whilst wearing a pair of fake Dr.Spock ears .And listening to the 101 greatest Spectrum loading sounds CD
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