?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
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.
37 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
sinspired From: sinspired Date: July 20th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
D'oh.
Definitely sounds like the sort of thing I might not be able to prevent myself from doing.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: July 20th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bouncing checks, or making geek references?
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: July 20th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

What a dipshit. Slay him. Slay him heartily.

On the up side, I belive a certain friend of mine who works for a certain government agency once used the line 'Maybe he's ronery?' in a meeting about Kim Jong Il and what the fuck his problem was.
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now I'm doing it too.

I know he's ronery, but that doesn't excuse with the slaying.

If those units on the south ridge aren't fixed by middaymy check to the landlord bounces, there'll be hell to pay.
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: July 20th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
rings hollow in the face of your known habit of living well beyond your means.

Ah ha! That's where the "fabulous 20-somethings" comment came from. He's doing that thing where he villifies in other people something that is a quality of himself.
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
We tend to despise in others the things we most hate about ourselves.
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 20th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Truth in Geekery?

Do you want me to whack him?
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Truth in Geekery?

That's becoming an increasingly viable option, and it will only be ironic so long as you are still a fabulous twenty-something.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 20th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Argh. I become more and more annoyed with him...
And more and more amazed that you put up with it...
If I may be so bold as to ask: When are you gonna just give him the boot?
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
By now, you should realize that it's not my way just to give up on people. That said, I'm not sure. As this continues, things become less and less tenable.
(Deleted comment)
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now there's a commandment I can get behind.
canonfire From: canonfire Date: July 20th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lando = Redeemed Imperial Puppet

Housemate = Reedy Imp Puppeteer.
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
His engagement with the theatre has... how should I put this? ...ended. He's doing "directed business to business email marketing" now.
(Deleted comment)
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's offered to cover bounced check fees, which would be fine on an isolated occurrence. This is not the first time this has happened, and the reason he's been paying me for the past seven months is because it happened a few too many times when he was paying the landlord directly.

I could use a forty right now.
(Deleted comment)
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: July 20th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
errr...
inappropriate, very inappropriate...
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ya think?
whatifoundthere From: whatifoundthere Date: July 20th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I saw the title for this post, I assumed you were going to talk about geekery that would be considered attractive in the U.N. I'm not sure what would qualify, but I'm guessing Harvey Birdman isn't on the list.
komos From: komos Date: July 20th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would have been pretty spiffy, but anything I wrote would have been sheer speculation.

I must think on this now.
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: July 20th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
whenever you want to ditch him, let us know. we could set up a house with the most fabulous culinary delights.
komos From: komos Date: July 21st, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need a place where I can dig a root cellar for my monstrous experiments. ^_^
From: corvus_coronis Date: July 21st, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
A friend of mine told me she fronted up to the social security counter once & one of the workers was wearing a Star Trek badge. She was sorely tempted to give her the Vulcan salute.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: July 21st, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Didja ever seen the movie about Trek fans that came out a few years ago? They included a story about a woman who showed up to jury duty in a Star Trek uniform...
37 comments or Leave a comment