Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
Kid just loves him some cows

A few thoughts concerning UN-attractive geekery

I'll be the first to admit that I tend towards geekery... of all sorts, in fact. There are plenty of opportunities to use a bon mot from film or television in the face of the absurdity of modern life, and nearly as many that can be reduced to metaphor using what's become our mythology. What allows me to function as a Real BoyTM, however, is a recognition of when it is not appropriate to do so. Under normal circumstances, there really isn't occasion to quote Harvey Birdman when discussing finances with senior management, just as it's usually inadvisable to make Star Trek references when attempting to secure a bank loan. (Alright, maybe others can get away with things like this, but if you do, you are either far more clever or far more subtle than I am. I salute you.)

One thing that you should definitely NOT do is to respond to your housemate who is asking you about your bounced rent check by saying that you're feeling a lot like Lando Calrissian aboard the Millennium Falcon as the HeroesTM attempt to escape from Bespin. Doing so is just inappropriate enough to warrant not even a shred of patience. Following that up with, "It's not my fault! They told me they fixed it!" (same source) is equally as lame, and rings hollow in the face of your known habit of living well beyond your means.

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