Provo I'm a geek and I'm proud

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  1. LakSivrak Jedi Knight

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    I have recently (like for three years) been repressing my natural geekyness, but it recently won its freedom and ive decided to go balls to the wall geeky. i think i need a geek support group. right? anyhoo. . .so i think new people should probably be a little quieter, and that means i should shut up right now. :p
  2. navaren Jedi Knight

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    Hi Jay! I'm glad to see you could make it.

    Feel free to chat up a storm....otherwise, we won't get to know you.
  3. Jedi_Jase Jedi Knight

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    Oct 6, 2002
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    Well, I'm a geek, just not in the "All-knowing Star Wars Trivia" thing. Don't get me wrong. I'm a huge fan of it, I just dont know as much stuff about it as I should.



    BTW, Welcome.
  4. andakin Jedi Master

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    Dec 8, 2000
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    I'm not a geek, I just spend my spare time in ways that would mislead you that I am one.
  5. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not a geek. *looks at title* oh wait, yes I am.




    *note* I'm not saying that being a CR means I'm a geek.
  6. spoo Jedi Master

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    But wouldn't that be a requirement?

    ;)
  7. navaren Jedi Knight

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    Not necessarily, Adam.
  8. LakSivrak Jedi Knight

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    wait-so you are a geek? or you aren't? cuz geek is such a cool thing to be now, haven't you noticed? now everyone thinks star wars is cool, just not as me. and you. and you and you and you.
  9. jedimotion Jedi Master

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    I am a geek. In SW, and in Star Trek, and in movies, and in books, and in, ugghhhhh, I am a nert too. I am also under 5'10". And I am a punk rocker. Boy did I get the short end of the stick. According to my wife....
  10. LakSivrak Jedi Knight

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    im a punk rocker too. i didnt think many punk rockers were star wars fans, but there is that blink song about princess leia. . .
  11. spoo Jedi Master

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    I'm more of a Ska/rock/alternative guy than "punk rocker". Mind you, I can never keep track of what definitions apply to what bands.
    Sum 41
    Fuel
    Finger Eleven
    Treble Charger (AMAZING group! go check them out)
    Weezer
    Smash Mouth
    Our Lady Peace
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Incubus
    Hoobastank
    A New Found Glory


    What type of stuff is this?
    I also listen to tons of other types.
  12. Handyman Jedi Master

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    Welcome, LakSivrak. It's always nice to greet new people.

    Speaking of geek...

    On Saturday night, my wife and I went to the Training Table in Provo for Dinner. At the table accross from us was a family with their two married kids and grandchild. The two brother-in-laws proceeded to tell their parents about their experience at the Midnight Showing of AOTC on the first night. This, of course, peaked my interest as I continued to eavesdrop on the conversation.

    "Let me tell you, it was a total FREAKFEST!" exclaimed one of the brother-in-laws. "Every FREAK on the planet was there in costume!" he said.

    At that point I almost stood up and told that guy off. I really wanted to tell him how hard many of those "freaks" worked on their costumes and how many of them use their costumes for charitable purposes and other worthy causes.

    I then thought to myself, "Hmmmm. These two guys were at the midnight showing of the 1st night of release. Doesn't that fact alone qualify them as 'freaks' too?" ;)

    The other brother-in-law continued to relate how much "fun" they had that night. They said their favorite costume was some guy who made a Darth Vader mask out of duct tape. They called him "Duct Vader."

    After thinking about it for a while, I wan't so mad anymore. We've been called worse. Hey, even Peter Parker was called a freak right? :D
  13. spoo Jedi Master

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    They didn't comment on the Scout Trooper? :(
  14. Jayce Jedi Padawan

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    Duct Vader? ouch! (actually, the real ouch would be takng the mask off!)

    As for the geek factor, just ask, what OS are you using to write your post? Therein lies the answer to the true geek question.

    (penguinistas and Daemon's unite)
  15. LakSivrak Jedi Knight

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    all those bands are cool. the ones ive heard of anyways, i dont know who Finger Eleven and Treble Charger are. i listen to mostly punk though, like
    assorted jellybeans
    ataris
    bad religion
    blink 182 (sellouts. . .)
    bouncing souls
    cake!
    diesel boy
    fenix tx
    goldfinger
    good charlotte
    green day
    guttermouth
    hippos
    lagwagon
    lit
    me first and the gimme gimmes
    mest
    mxpx
    new found glory
    no use for a name
    nofx
    o'doyle rules (and they do)
    offspring
    pennywise
    reel big fish
    strung out
    unwritten law
    vandals

    and im a geek, cuz geeks alphabetize their lists of punk bands. how weird is that.


  16. navaren Jedi Knight

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    Mike, I think I sent you pictures of Duct Vader.
  17. Insanitys_Crescendo Jedi Knight

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    Are there any other Metalhead and/or otaku Star Wars fanatics out there? lml ^_^ lml (those lml thingies are the closest I can come to the metal sign) By metalhead I mean underground metalhead. Bands like Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, etc.
  18. andakin Jedi Master

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    I'm more of a ska/geek rock/underground rock type kid myself

    The Aquabats
    The B-Sides
    SNMNMNM
    Pain
    Elvenking
    Jeffries Fan Club
    Pink Floyd
    Skatalites
    smile
    Queen
    Splendor
    Stretch Armstrong
    Sunfall Festival
    My Man Friday
    Jimmy and the Wonder Squirrels
    Weezer
    U2
    bris
    Kick Me Kate
    Loam
    The Fullerenes
    Andy Thompson
    Shilligen
    The Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Utopium
    Pookey Bleum
    Any Classical
    Any Jazz (Real Jazz, not Smooth "jazz", which isn't jazz, but crappy pop)


    Check out any of those bands, and you will be happy. Guaranteed.

    Wow, no punk bands. Am I a true geek, then?
  19. spoo Jedi Master

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    AQUABATS!
    I love some of their songs, but others really suck.

    Good Aquabats song list:
    Attacked by Snakes! (or Fury of the Aquabats)
    Powdered Toast Man
    Chemical Bomb
    Super Rad
    Fight Song
    Red Sweater
    Story of Nothing
    Ska Robot Army
    My Skateboard


    But yeah, I know you haven't heard of Treble Charger: that doesn't matter, go find their music. Some of my favorites:
    Business
    Wear Me Down
    Red
    Hundred Million
    Favorite Worst Enemy
    American Psycho
    Just What They Told Me
    Cheat Away
    Another Dollar

    I'm serious, this is my all time favorite band.

  20. Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus

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    Apr 7, 2002
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    Does anyone here bite the heads off chickens for money? No? Okay, then, none of us are geeks. Unless the new kid bites the heads off chickens for money . . .

    Dana
  21. LakSivrak Jedi Knight

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    lol@crappy pop. . .

    and the best aquabats song ever (imho) is pizza day! but im a dork (geek+dork=never, ever married). i love most music though, ska included. i was almost in a ska band, but i think i suck too much.
  22. spoo Jedi Master

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    Pizza Day is one of the ones on my "don't like" list. That and "Pool Party".

    Music is so good!
  23. Insanitys_Crescendo Jedi Knight

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    Hmmm. As far as Aquabats songs go, I like the following songs most: Lotto Fever, Lovers of Loving Love, Antimatter, Playdough, and Powdered Milk Man. Although I'd have to say Iced Earth is much better (I'm listening to them right now. They're part of my league of favorite bands). Check out the Iced Earth songs Dracula, I Died For You, A Question of Heaven,Melancholy, Wolf, and Dante's Inferno.
  24. jedimotion Jedi Master

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    Wow, I didn't know that I was surrounded by other music nerds...
    Well, Zeppelin takes the cake, but other than that, I listen to EVERYTHING, with the usuall minus country.
    I love most stuff on Fat Wreck Chords, and I have played shows with at least 50 punk bands over the last 12 years.
    Five fingers of funk.
    Lots of classic rock.
    Anything 80's.
    Lots of metal.
    Indie.
    Instrumental, like Bela Fleck and the flecktones.
    Actually, I could never list all the music I like, but I have a funny music history.

    My old band is all over the radio nationally, and is getting MTV play time too. They are touring all year.
    I used to own a club in the Utah County area that had lots of bands play there every week.
    I booked the bands and did sound too.
    My new stuff is indie-expierimental-acoustic-instrumental-celtic-melodic stuff.

    Anyways, the only thing I like to chat about as much as SW is music, so feel free to email me or IM me.

    Matt
    Jedi Motion

    Oh yeah, for all you punk fans, check out my friends band Whippersnapper. They are beyond amazing.
  25. LaurenFett Jedi Knight

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    REM
    REM
    REM
    REM
    Barenaked Ladies
    Flaming Lips
    REM
    They Might Be Giants
    U2
    REM
    REM
    REM

    Although there are several different bands on there, I'd have to say I'm partial to REM.
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