So much for "geek chic"

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So much for "geek chic"

Post  thecolorsblend on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:07 pm



"Comic-Con groupies escape reality & leave others to save dark economy."

My response? Fuck you.

But apart from that, here's some quick math. $175 ticket price * 100,000 attendees = $17.5 million. Just ticket sales; that's not to speak of food, accommodations and, oh yeah, MERCHANDISE the attendees also purchase.

Call me crazy but I think that's a hell of a lot more effective than "protesting the economy" would ever be.

And something else, if somebody paid $1,000 for a Superbowl ticket and went to the game half-naked and covered in body paint to "support the team", nobody would question anything. But because it's comics, it's "weird".

And for you Big Bang Theory fans out there, just remember this is what the mainstream (which is what the show represents) *REALLY* thinks of you.
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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  Apologist Puncher on Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:40 pm

You couldn't get me to pay $175 for tickets to the San Diego Comic Con.

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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  thecolorsblend on Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:37 pm

Apologist Puncher wrote:You couldn't get me to pay $175 for tickets to the San Diego Comic Con.
Not really the issue. The bigger point is that there's a fucked up double standard for geek stuff vs. anything else. Even Nascar probably gets more cred.
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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:05 am

thecolorsblend wrote:
Not really the issue. The bigger point is that there's a fucked up double standard for geek stuff vs. anything else. Even Nascar probably gets more cred.

The geek's don't do themselves any favors in that regard either, though.

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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  non_amos on Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:48 am

William Shatner:

GET A LIFE!!!!!

Disclaimer:

That was the EVIL KIRK from the episode THE ENEMY WITHIN.......... Laughing

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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:22 am

thecolorsblend wrote:Not really the issue. The bigger point is that there's a fucked up double standard for geek stuff vs. anything else. Even Nascar probably gets more cred.
Apologist Puncher wrote:The geek's don't do themselves any favors in that regard either, though.
No. No, they don't. A lot of geeks and fanboys and shit watch stuff like the Big Bang Theory and do their best Butthead impersonation- "uh huh huh, huh huh, they're not talking about ME!"

Well, yeah, actually. They ARE.
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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:03 pm

thecolorsblend wrote:No. No, they don't. A lot of geeks and fanboys and shit watch stuff like the Big Bang Theory and do their best Butthead impersonation- "uh huh huh, huh huh, they're not talking about ME!"

Well, yeah, actually. They ARE.

Until the geeks make an effort to prove the stereotypes about them wrong, they will never get the respect fans of any other genre do. Even 'Twilight' fans get more respect.....

Seriously.

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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  thecolorsblend on Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:27 am

Sometimes all you can really add is "I agree a thousand times over". This? It's one of those times.

I agree a thousand times over.
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Re: So much for "geek chic"

Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:40 pm

Stupid cunt wrote:Just like you're obligated to mention you're divorced or have a kid in your online profile, shouldn't someone also be required to disclose any indisputably geeky world championship titles? But maybe it was a long time ago? We met for round two later that week.

At dinner I got straight down to it. Did he still play? "Yes." Strike one. How often? "I'm preparing for a tournament this weekend." Strike two. Who did he hang out with? "I've met all my best friends through Magic." Strike three. I smiled and nodded and listened.

URL- http://gizmodo.com/5833787/my-brief-okcupid-affair-with-a-world-champion-magic-the-gathering-player


Sorry lady but not all of us can be overweight, alcoholic college-dropouts with herpes and Daddy Issues like you.
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