• Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, the online home of TRIBE MAGAZINE. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register. Join us!

What Makes You A Nerd?

Thumpr

TRIBE Member
Soulster said:
Nope! Why do people think i'm taller than i am online. I must have a tall personality. Or maybe my slimness gives the impression of height?
no i mean from meeting you..
 

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
JESuX said:
intricuit
le bricoleur said:
masterbation
Stan said:
lets just say that my most nerdy quality is my inability to pass up the chance to point out stuff like this! in fact, i found a spelling mistake on the back cover of the tv guide this week and had to point it out to everyone in the room.

other than that i:
-was in gifted
-can't see without my glasses
-asked for a globe one year for my afikoman present
-loved that globe with all my heart
-used to play a game with my brother where my mother would call out a word and we would both have to look it up in the dictionary and whoever found it first won
-love cbc radio 1 and find commercial radio annoying
-would sleep with evan solomon or avi lewis at the drop of a hat
-totally revel in canadiana in all its forms, except for maybe the wolf/loon sweatshirt phenomenon
-make my friends birthday cards out of construction paper which look like something a grade schooler would make. have been known to spend upwards of 3 hours on one
-love puns
-used to get agitated every time i would get a rave flyer because there was invariably a spelling mistake or six.

edit: oh yeah, i am really uncoordinated and don't play any sports.
 

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
Brandon said:
- While studying political science my friends and I wrote a TV pilot for a buddy cop show called "Hobbes and Locke," and distributed fake posters around campus for the premiere of "Mao: The Musical" ("It's a cultural revolution!" screamed the critics)
LOL! that is awesome.
 

DaPhatConductor

TRIBE Promoter
Brandon said:
Ah, where to begin.

- I've got a Dragon Magazine CD-ROM in my disc drive right now.
- I regularly get into arguments about whether or not the West End Games version of the Star Wars RPG is better than Wizards of the Coast's. (It is.)
- I play my NES more than my Gamecube
- I wrote my own Choose Your Own Adventure book in my elementary school gifted class
- I have more public speaking trophies than sports trophies
- I saw the movie "Serenity" three times in the theatre (twice by myself)
- I own all of William Gibson's novels
- While studying political science my friends and I wrote a TV pilot for a buddy cop show called "Hobbes and Locke," and distributed fake posters around campus for the premiere of "Mao: The Musical" ("It's a cultural revolution!" screamed the critics)
- My current job requires a thorough understanding of Robert's Rules of Order.

ooOOO nice!
 

mandapanda

TRIBE Member
- i was in the gifted program
- bad spelling/grammar = huge turnoff for me
- i did cross-stitching and petit point in elementary school for fun
- i had an attendance award at the end of high school
- i was a total teacher's pet
- i used to read the guinness book of world records and this illustrated dictionary that i had for entertainment
- i love spelling bees, i've always wanted to be in one!
- i was painfully and embarassingly shy growing up
- i like to translate things into really bad french or german in my head
- i love watching those choral singing things on tv on christmas day
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
oh man, you guys are reminding me of all these other nerdy things about myself!

-i went to circus camp
-i took sign language class for fun after school with my 2 best friends
 

Soulster

TRIBE Member
i was part of S.A.I.N.T.S in grade 9. I can't remember what the acronym stood for but all's i know is i got paid by old people to do their vaccuuming and keep them company.

i also am terrible at sports and try and stay far far away from them.
 

Jonesy

TRIBE Member
i started an English Students' Association in University- we had a drunken spelling bee to raise money. I dressed in yellow and black, like a bumble bee. I also succeeded in getting some of my profs drunk.

oh, and we made t-shirts for the Nerds Association I co-founded. We used the
symbol and replaced it with Nerd.
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

SellyCat

TRIBE Member
Brandon said:
- While studying political science my friends and I wrote a TV pilot for a buddy cop show called "Hobbes and Locke," and distributed fake posters around campus for the premiere of "Mao: The Musical" ("It's a cultural revolution!" screamed the critics)
Guy, that's fucking awesome!

My friends and I used to name Chinese food restaurants around UofT after controversial or famous Chinese figures. Wen Ho Lee, Shang Khei Shek, etc.
 

L'ilMisSunshine

TRIBE Member
Jonesy said:
i started an English Students' Association in University- we had a drunken spelling bee to raise money. I dressed in yellow and black, like a bumble bee. I also succeeded in getting some of my profs drunk.

oh, and we made t-shirts for the Nerds Association I co-founded. We used the
symbol and replaced it with Nerd.
lol. awesome!!

I was the president of the English Association at my university too one year. We did loads of dorky stuff including poetry readings (our own) and I even mananged to make the pub crawl geeky by putting Shakespeare quotations on the shirt we all wore.
 

L'ilMisSunshine

TRIBE Member
Oh! just remembered ...

One year I dressed up as a Romantic poet for Hallowe'en. I wore all black with a velvet smoking jacket & neck scarf & a period hat, carried 'opium' with me and drank from a bottle of red wine all night. When someone asked me what I was supposed to be I took out my pocket-sized book of William Blake's poetry and read the person a poem. I was 19.
 
tribe cannabis goldsmith - gold cannabis accessories

sugar

TRIBE Member
Booty Bits said:
lets just say that my most nerdy quality is my inability to pass up the chance to point out stuff like this!
And I am even nerdier because I point out yours ('penultimate' ring a bell?) :p

- I am the worst out of anyone I know for pointing out spelling or grammatical mistakes (esp. over msn)
- I enjoy copyediting
- I wore glasses from age 3 to 14 (and for the first few years also had to wear a patch over one eye :()
- I am fashionably challenged (I prefer high-waisted pants :eek:)
- My ex and I used to play this lame computer game where you identified countries on a map...for hours on end.
- I have exceptionally poor physical coordination. In elementary school I managed to throw a baseball bat in such a way that I slammed myself with it in the stomach.

I'm sure I'll think of more, but in the meantime, he's another reason:

 

sugar

TRIBE Member
Booty Bits said:
oh man, you guys are reminding me of all these other nerdy things about myself!

-i went to circus camp
-i took sign language class for fun after school with my 2 best friends
I too went to circus camp. I specialised in the german wheel.
My friend Amy and I taught ourselves sign language (or attempted to) in grade six.

- I got the Academic Award in grade six, and the Student Award in grade 12.
- I have to cut the tags out of all clothing, since my skin is so sensitive.
- I buy my shoes at the comfortable shoe store (aka the old lady shoe store)
 

le bricoleur

TRIBE Member
more to add
- i tell non tribers what i read about on tribe. and not just interesting facts, actual tribe drama. i have to explain the whole back story sometimes.
- the wheel of time
- blade runner is my favourite movie
- i did a double major in university in english and philosophy and graduated with high distinctions and a couple of awards
- now i'm just getting egotistical (that was for you LilMisSunshine)
- although i suck hot nuts at math, i still like to learn about physics, math, A.I., astronomy, as best as i can. may i suggest Oxfords "A Very Short Introduction" series
- i LOVE boardgames and puzzles
 

NemIsis

TRIBE Member
- read, read, read
- like sci-fi (yeah, I'm a trekkker :O )
- like quantum physics (and not that stupid movie..)
- have allergies
- get sick alot
- am a tribe addict
- love hanging with kids
- write poetry and other stuff..
- took the mensa test
- bump into furniture...and apologize
- text queen (not so much lately.. Yeah!)
- wear contacts (Glasses would be coke bottles)
- have had 3 operations on my 'wonky' eye...(It likes to wander..)
- I love chess (suck at it, but I love it)
- Used to play RPG 'The Masquerade' at Savage Garden
- LOOOOoove Hallowe'en and usually dress up as a vampire
- Went to last Marilyn Manson concert


I majored in English....:eek:
Edit: Have a signed copy of 'Memnoch The Devil' by Anne Rice (To me!!)... Yeah, I met her :p
 
Last edited:
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

zorak

TRIBE Member
SellyCat said:
-- I don't own a TV on purpose because it's bad for my mind
-- But if I did own a TV, my favorite channels would be: Food Network, Discovery, CNN and History. In that order.
hahah i will never understand why people think that watching discovery channel is somehow more "intellectual" or "nourishing for the brain" than watching any other channel on tv. ooooh a show about how plasma tvs are made!!
 

aether

TRIBE Member
Hmmm...

* highschool included both 'reach for the top' and 'drama club'
* went to uoft for a summer as a kid to do 'computer camp'
* favourite tv shows lately include battlestar galactica and veronica mars
* have a job where i don't have to leave the house and program stuff for cell phones
* run gnu/linux as my primary o.s. (debian at that)
* build/host/run servers mostly for fun
* listen to cbc radio 1 all day every day, and co-write a cbc blog
* have never owned a console, but have mame (arcade emulator) running on a little computer hooked to my tv
* speaking of arcade, love, love, love taito games - for my birthday a friend made me a quilt with Bub on it.
* collect weird little toys
* favourite music hovers @60bpm
* play a lot of scrabble, board games
* general nerdy-obsessive-tastes in music,movies,tv,books,etc.
 

Snapper

TRIBE Member
- Love Full House
- Took French Immersion
- Ranked 3rd in Chess (elementary school)
- Seinfeld g33k
- Good at math (kumon)
- Fantasy Baseball and Hockey g33k
 

le bricoleur

TRIBE Member
Grade School: peer conflict mediator. i actually volunteered my recesses to help resolve other kids' playground spats. I also worked in the school office during my lunch hour, answering the phone, while the secretary was on break.

High School: stage crew.

b
 

NemIsis

TRIBE Member
le bricoleur said:
- the wheel of time
- blade runner is my favourite movie
Just read this..

Had drinks with other friendly nerds tonight. Just found out Robert Jordan is terminally ill, but apparently is determined to finish the series.. He's half finished the book he's working on..but it will go to 2000 pages..and he will finish it. Check his blog.. God, those books are awesome.. (Moiraine!!)

<3 Blade Runner

... More proof that I am truly a nerd...and love it :p
 
tribe cannabis goldsmith - gold cannabis accessories
Top