Friday, December 16, 2011

If you need to have this explained to you, you are not a nerd. Congratulations!

If you think it's really funny, you are classified as nerdoid.

If it makes you angry, then I'm afraid nerdifaction is complete and you should just go back to working on your Klingon costume once your spasms have subsided to the point where it's safe to use scissors.

Thank you,  Mark Shea.

 Mrs. P weighs in. The only way this joke could be more complete is if Leonard Nimoy was behind Patrick Stewart, making rabbit ears (with the Vulcan salute, of course).


  1. I don't get it! Please explain.

  2. I am a nerdoid. I thought it was extremely funny.

  3. Explanation (as far as my pea-sized brain can cipher): Geeks and nerds (whether of the Star Trek, Harry Potter, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings variety) are very protective of their chosen cosmology and they are therefore bothered, befuddled, or be-angered by inconsistencies and/or mockery. Hence Shea's comment about cognitive dissonance.

    Am I right, Mrs. B? Or was that two other trees?

  4. Yes, it's funny because it conflates Star Trek, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Kind of like saying, "Better get back to the Bat Cave, Superman!" or "I sure was glad when Elizabeth Bennet finally got to marry David Copperfield after he went blind in that fire!"

  5. ...who wrote that book about that family that was torn apart by the American Civil War.