Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai
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Worst. Bus ride. Ever.

I want to turn in my geek card. I know it's not that easy, but I just spent about half an hour trapped on a bus sitting in front of a three-man geek cluster. And they were talking. And talking. And talking. It was like some kind of parody, as if I were among ersatz younger versions of The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy.

They talked about video games, and upcoming video games, and catchphrases for upcoming video games.

They talked about hitman weaponry and methodology.

They talked about their computers, and their CPUs, and their case modifications, and their hard drives, and their graphics cards.

They talked about the upcoming D & D night on Friday, and how the one guy wouldn't have to be an ogre if he came, and how they had enough fighters, but maybe he could be a rogue.

In a startling show of self-awareness, they debated whether lazy people become geeks or whether geeks become lazy (the consensus of The Triumvirate seemed to be that there were more lazy people than geeks).

Each laughed nervously after his own attempts at witty one-upmanship. Every time.

They argued about whether "fileserver" was one word or two.

Seriously. I can't make this stuff up. And I'm only scratching the surface, sparing others and myself an agonizing rehash of the eye-spooningly boring details.

I am a self-avowed geek. Some of these topics have been, on some level, part of my own geekery from time to time. But wow. That was just nuts. Maybe it was the closed quarters and lack of an escape route, but by the end of the ride, all I wanted to do was beat them up after school.
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