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Thu Jul 23 17:22:03 UTC 2009
Colin McGregor wrote:
> There is so little in the way of geek humour compared to many other
> trades / professions (did you hear the one about the lawyer who ...).
> So, when someone does a cute / clever bit about geeks (especially
> women geeks) I think it should be promoted / encouraged.
I'm not sure that geeks want to have a whole canon of humour about them
similar to what exists for the legal profession:
"What do you call 5,000 geeks at the bottom of the sea?"
"A good start"
There's not a lot of accountant, or garage-mechanic, or social worker
humour either. Certain fields just gravitate to it better than others.
Most geeks I know are just happy to have received some recognition as
mainstream humour targets in "Big Bang Theory" or "The IT Crowd".
As for this video .... it's cute, but smacks of pandering. Nowhere near
as clever as Al Yankovic's two-year-old "It's All About the Pentiums"
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky-JTAPhmUo) but I'm glad you mentioned
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