No Matter How Hard You Try, You Will Never Out-Nerd This Man

So don’t even try.

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It’s the occasional pelvic thrust that makes it work, if you ask me.

If you’re wondering what the hell the dude is playing, incidentally, it’s this.

By John Scalzi

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45 replies on “No Matter How Hard You Try, You Will Never Out-Nerd This Man”

I see the true reason for this posting!! Yet another use of the thrice accursed “The Final Countdown”!!

Oh bane of my youth, will you never be put to a “Final” rest?!?!?!

eh, probably not….

Standard trick in visual media: want someone to be a nerd, put them in a collared shirt and button it all the way up, no tie. This was the standard uniform for Forest Gump in the movie.

Word on the street is that Daft Punk first started performing wearing motorcycle helmets not because it made them look like androids or something, but because they were shy and it let them “hide” from the audience. Sort of got a techno spin after that.

“No Matter How Hard You Try, You Will Never Out-Nerd This Man”

Nah, it’d be easy.

Just do the same exact thing, with a Stylophone, but with a medley of music that is even nerdier than 80s pop.

Barbershop quartet favorites, for instance.

John: you don’t want any of us to out-nerd the gentleman, Brett Domino(?), in question. Think of the children! Or the audience!

Propeller beanie: check.
Pogo stick: check.
Pocket protector: *blush* check.
Gap-toothed appearance: check.
All of the above while performing a suitable nerdish ditty at karaoke (currently torn between Tom Lehrer’s The Elements, the rap by Sushi K. of Snow Crash, or ITEOTWAWKI by R.E.M.): Don’t tempt me, mmm’kay?


“Back in my day, people made music by plucking or striking objects or strings which would then vibrate, not poking tiny electronic buttons with a stylus.”

I hate to make you feel older than you are, but the Stylophone was invented in 1967 and was re-released (as a retro ‘instrument’) a few years ago (in the UK, at least).

Truly a hypnotic video.

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