I have a confession to make.
I am a geek, a nerd, call it what you will.
Played Dungeons & Dragons back in the 70’s kind of geek.
Collected comic books at the same. (Wish I’d kept the damn things properly, they’d be worth a fortune now.)
Throughout my childhood, there was one thing that sucked.
Super hero movies.
The special effects were always pure crap.
Not that they couldn’t be done incredibly, Star Wars showed that, its just that the studios would not put the money into a solid blockbuster film. (Christopher Reeves’ Superman came out in 1978 and, in my opinion, was so lame, it set back superhero movies by 20 years.)
And then came Spiderman.
Tobey Maguire was the SHIT!
It was a great film for 3 simple reasons:
1. Spiderman is much cooler than Superman.
2. The special effects were good enough that the film did what it set out to do without looking stupid.
3. Willem Dafoe died in the movie. (Few people die as well as Willem Dafoe. This is the stuff that Oscars are made of.)
Side note – If you are going to go to Starbucks for your morning coffee, DO NOT BATCH IN YOUR PERFUME!! Jesus lady, seriously?)
The latest example of an incredibly well made superhero film is Captain America – The Winter Soldier.
Wow. Loved it. Captain America has never been anybodies absolute favorite superhero.
But, using the Avengers movie as a springboard of good feeling, the Winter Soldier firmly entrenches the Captain as a staple of superhero movies.
Which is nice.
Geeks are coming into their own these days. You can thank guys like Bill Gates. I would mention Steve Jobs, but he always had that jazz guy vibe that make him kind of hip, so he doesn’t qualify.
A lot of women have figured out that geeks are generally paid better than your average guy, also, they are less likely to screw around with your sister while your out of town.
Side note – I never dated anyone with a hot sister, but I always wanted to. I would never go on the Jerry Springer show, but I would like to be eligible for an appearance.
Geeks also tend to have a better and more planned out retirement.
This blog has been written over the course of a few days. During this whole time, I have been watching the second film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
And that is geek as good as it gets.
But, the world of geek is not all wine and roses.
Occasionally, you run into someone who just doesn’t get you, and that is never fun.
It leads to an awkward moment.
And the majority of life is spent avoiding awkward moments.
But sometimes you know they are coming, but there is not a damn thing to be done about it.
And thats even worse.
So say it once, say it loud…
I’m geek and I’m proud.