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Title: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 28, 2011, 03:37 pm
girl writes article about going out on a date with a fucking nerd, fucking nerds react like fucking nerds (http://tigerbeatdown.com/2011/08/31/elitism-now-it-basically-just-means-not-having-sex-with-everybody/)

it's essentially reverse slut shaming.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 28, 2011, 03:45 pm
Why are so many dumb things spawned from Gawker Media?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on September 28, 2011, 05:10 pm
Imagine what she’d have to say about me, a fan of My Little Pony? I can’t imagine the kind of assumptions someone this judgemental would make for a 30 year old who enjoys a cartoon aimed towards young girls because hey, it’s really really the farthest thing from Rape Culture and is the perfect way to come down off being triggered and to come up when suicide-ally depressed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 28, 2011, 07:22 pm
Nerds are seriously the fucking worst, man.

I mean, it's worth remembering that the article was a bad article - it named names, it served no purpose, and came off as shallow, taunting, and mean.  Some negative response to this article would have been justified, because it was Not Very Good.

But now you've got Internet Males galore who've targeted the writer as being some sort of huge symbol everything that makes Internet Males unhappy.  Giant assholes on some sort of fucking nerd crusade because a woman had the temerity to have opinions on the internet.  Dudes who defend the guy she went out with to the point of fetishizing him, even after he's stated repeatedly that he really didn't have any problem with the article in the first place.

This whole thing just really makes me despair for my gender and my profession, honestly.  Ugh.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on September 28, 2011, 07:27 pm
You're also a professional Magic: The Gathering player?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on September 28, 2011, 07:32 pm
Nerds are seriously the fucking worst, man.

I mean, it's worth remembering that the article was a bad article - it named names, it served no purpose, and came off as shallow, taunting, and mean.  Some negative response to this article would have been justified, because it was Not Very Good.

It did not serve no purpose. She used a personal (and pretty amusing, really) anecdote to illustrate a larger point. That point being: know who you're meeting before you meet them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on September 28, 2011, 07:35 pm
the piece breaks down the horrible self-entitlement and victimhood-complex-ing of nerd culture pretty nicely. I don't despair for my gender so much as I am irritated by members of my gender who are too dumb/self-satisfied to do anything other than get defensive and loathsome when called out on ugly patterns of behavior. see also: that whole penny arcade dickwolves nonsense.

(as an aside, sady doyle is fucking awesome)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 28, 2011, 08:08 pm
Has the article been edited after the blow up or did I just miss her using his name, because all I found that ID'ed the guy was saying he was a Magic World Champion. Googling that I wasn't able to get some definitive name for the dude in question until I searched for it with her name also in the search, and that was obviously only linking to articles which came out after the fact referencing how she wrote a thing and it was about that dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 28, 2011, 08:33 pm
I think they edited it out. The Australian sister site even had an intellectually insulting editorial response that I couldn't finish reading because it was written by one of those asshats that refers to women as 'females' and yet wonders why they don't appreciate nerd culture.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 28, 2011, 08:43 pm
Yeah, the article was edited pretty heavily for tone after the first wave of the shitstorm hit. 

Section 3 of this breakdown/analysis of the situation (http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/22786_To_My_Someday_Daughter.html) has all the parts that were changed or taken out, if you're interested.  I might also recommend giving the breakdown a read - dude calls out a lot of the shitty Internet Male behaviors of his fellow nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 28, 2011, 09:36 pm
Oh, so the Aussie version was left unedited. And it's still incredibly fucking tame.

ATTENTION NERDS: THIS IS WHY PEOPLE BULLY YOU - YOU MAKE IT TOO EASY NOT TO DO IT.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on September 28, 2011, 11:57 pm
nnnNNNNEEEERRRDS!!!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on September 29, 2011, 12:57 am
When all this blew up I found the original article to pretty mean, and still do, if only for the fact that she went out on a second date with this guy just to gather up more material so she could slam him later. Say the roles were reversed: A guy goes meets up with a woman through an online dating service and it turns out her photo was heavily misleading in the face department. Now not only does this guy plan to write how jesus fuck this girl is ugly LOL! but he's going to on another date with her, this time a sham one, just to be able to say he did. And after THAT he's gonna address an audience about how super nasty dog ugly holy balls this girl is OMG.

That may not be a perfect analogy, but I'm trying to say that what Bereznak did with the article was objectively mean.  At the root of it all she was just being prejudice and mean-spirited against a certain hobby or lifestyle, which is completely fine. I just hope she didn't expect to be applauded for it.

On the other hand, there are few things in the world that I hate more than (as Kybard put it) the self-entitlement and victimhood-complex-ing of nerd culture. How hard it must be to come up in the world as an intelligent white male in a first-world country. THERE SHOULD BE A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FOR GUYS THAT ARE INTIMIDATED BY WOMEN WE WILL NOT BE OPPRESSED BY TITS ANY LONGER. This freak-out backlash against Bereznak highlights the worst of the demographic: Raging insecurity and mob mentality channeled into hateful words and actions.

So I think there are two sides to this coin is all. I don't think Jon Finkle needs defending just because he was made fun of, nor do I think it's right that Bereznak is feeling the almighty wrath of the collective socially inept hive-mind. Just bitch-ass people being bitch-ass people on all sides.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 29, 2011, 01:06 am
See, I saw the second date as giving the guy the benefit of a doubt. If she'd only had the one date with the guy and dropped him without trying to learn more about his involvement in something that is a huge part of his life, then she'd look even more shallow and unforgiving. Basically, when you air your personal dramas out over the internet, there are endless ways people can spin it out of proportion.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on September 29, 2011, 01:38 am
“Nerd” is thrown around like it’s a BAD thing. I work in the gaming industry. I DO NOT play Magic, but have respect for the strategy you must have to play that game. Let’s also touch base on the fact that you tried to find an online date and didn’t do the leg work. Had you done what he most definitely did (Psst… it’s called RESEARCH) you wouldn’t have accepted the date nor publicized how petty and terrible you really are. Enjoy the single life and size D batteries, sister, because you’re just the worst.

To the guy she went out with: Keep it real man. Do what you do, CHAMP.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 02:26 am
Really I think everyone involved with this overreacted--Alyssa B. overreacted to the fact that she accidentally went on a date with a nerd, and then a bunch of nerds overreacted to her overreaction by doing what nerds always do.  Jon Finkel remains cool as ice, though.

I can see where they response is coming from--she's basically using this guy as an example of something that is completely wrong with the dating world--but really the only thing he's guilty of is being a Magic player.  It's not like he was otherwise unpleasant, the fact that he was a Magic player was literally the worst thing about him.  And that's a totally fine reason to not want to date someone--I wouldn't date a woman who spent every weekend training dogs for dog shows because that's not something I'm attracted to.  All her friends would be dog trainers or veterinarians and I'd probably get caught training a dog to lick peanut butter off my balls or something and I just can't go back to prison.

Where she went wrong was when she tried to present it as though going on a date with someone who didn't mention their nerdy hobby on OK Cupid is like a really horrifying thing that might happen to other women if they don't Google their dates' names first.  There's this "women be warned, if you don't do your research you might accidentally end up on a date with a guy who likes Halo too much" kind of vibe to the whole thing.  She makes it seem unacceptable that nerds don't have to discuss their hobbies on their dating profiles because they might infiltrate regular people dating sites and end up on a date with non-nerd women.

But as far as I could tell, that's all anyone was actually upset about, and like Calvin said it's fucking tame as shiiiiiiiiit.  I admit when I first read it that I was like "up yours, article writer", and then I remembered that the article wasn't about me and really, what she said was fucking not a big deal, no matter how big the tech blog is that she posted it on.  But people on the internet, nerds especially, are by and large retarded and will blow any little thing that slightly upset them completely beyond the concept of "out of proportion."

(As an aside, I honestly think that the article was poorly written regardless of the content and if it had been done up with a more tongue-in-cheek tone, it could have been a legitimate hit rather than a flamebait article that only got hits because of the controversy surrounding it.  But I digress.)

In the end, the internet sprung into action and just proved every point she was making.  Magic: The Gathering suddenly became interchangeable with whatever crazy obsessive thing each commenter was a fan of and Alyssa was targeting them and they needed to fight back.  Not only was the way they responded retarded, but the fact they responded at all.  I would be honestly fucking terrified if I were a woman and I ended up on a date with a guy who said he "reads Gawker every day" because based on the way this article went down I'm pretty sure he'd be a sexist dillweed who posts videos of himself unboxing collector's edition hentai video games on Youtube. 

At the end of the day, though, that Jon Finkel is a cool motherfucker for doing the right thing and just not really giving a fuck.  I think that's really the best response to this article-- unfortunately it's never one that internet commenters think about taking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 02:26 am
I retroactively apologize in advance for the long ass post you're about to maybe read.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on September 29, 2011, 02:52 am
Finkel did an AMA on Reddit (where pretty much everyone flipped their shit over the whole thing) and demonstrated his coolness:

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/jz3u7/iama_jon_finkel_ask_me_anything/

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How was the actual date? Did you text her to tell her she was being a total bitch after she posted the article? Are you angry? Do you think it was unfair for her to call you out by name?

Quote from: Finkel
Look I think it's kind of uncool to do what she did. I dont really want my personal life out in public, and I think theres a sort of general understanding that you don't blog about someone you went out with using their real name in an attempt to denigrate them, especially if they weren't an asshole.

That said I dont think these thoughts were necessarily going through her head, and it seems like enough people are giving her a hard time without me. I dont think this invalidates her as a human being or anything.

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Then you're handling this much, much better than I ever could.

Quote from: Finkel
I'm 33 years old. Sometime around my mid 20s it turned out that girls like me. The 20 year old version of me would probably have taken this much, much harder.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lladnek on September 29, 2011, 02:57 am
The responses were just awful. No excuse for those, especially all the whiny butthurt memes that spawned because of it(which appear to be gone from meme generator). it was as if the nerds got kicked really hard, because that guy was RICH too, if that doesn't save a nerd then well there's nothing left but draino! I can't shake the feeling though that Alyssa was just trolling to begin with, because that article was seriously terrible, I remembered why I don't read Gizmodo, except for interesting science articles when they show up there first.

Also, I like Sady Doyle (especially the thing about Game of Thrones (http://tigerbeatdown.com/2011/08/26/enter-ye-myne-mystic-world-of-gayng-raype-what-the-r-stands-for-in-george-r-r-martin/#more-3711) being creepy), but I think this was the wrong thing to lecture nerds over, especially because she spent all this time focusing on the response to the article and only a small amount of time saying to make the guy anonymous. The entire point of the article would have been different if it were anonymous, her point seemed to be that she was going to be as entertainingly mean as possible about a guy who probably didn't see it coming.

I don't think that is a terrible offense but its not exactly fair, because how do you know that she wasn't half-assing the date the whole time for the purpose of making an article? Which again, isn't wrong, but I'm less likely to take her side if she's just mining for material in her personal life. I also find it hard to believe that a person familiar with writing online in blog form wouldn't be familiar with google.

But anyway, yeah fuck nerds. seriously, these guys whining are probably the same nerds who make black jokes all loud in my face like I've not heard them all way too many times.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 29, 2011, 03:34 am
Quote from: Finkel
I'm 33 years old. Sometime around my mid 20s it turned out that girls like me. The 20 year old version of me would probably have taken this much, much harder.

Translation: "You guys desperately need to get laid."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 29, 2011, 03:36 am
Pretty sure Gizmodo knew exactly what kind of hoopla they would cause by running the fluff piece initially. I'm just surprised they didn't go balls to the wall and post it on Kotaku instead.

Also, Finkel sounds cool, good on him for just doing his thing. His incredibly daggy, dorky thing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 08:11 am
When all this blew up I found the original article to pretty mean, and still do, if only for the fact that she went out on a second date with this guy just to gather up more material so she could slam him later.

that's a pretty spurious assumption


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on September 29, 2011, 10:57 am
She makes it seem unacceptable that nerds don't have to discuss their hobbies on their dating profiles because they might infiltrate regular people dating sites and end up on a date with non-nerd women.

no, she makes it seem like a dude who is the world champion of a thing around which he structures large amounts of his life should probably make mention of it when going on a date. she exaggerates and takes jabs at him (probably more than necessary) for comic effect, but as Sady put it:

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His interests, for the record, are “Magic: The Gathering,” the card game, and he is not just playing it. He is the World Champion. He plays it regularly, and at tournaments, and he told Alyssa Bereznak that it was the foundation of his whole social life: “I’ve met all my best friends through Magic.” In other words, he is not the sort of guy with whom you can side-step or ignore the whole “Magic: The Gathering” thing. Calling this “unusual” or “weird” is almost beside the point; he is quite literally the only person in the world with this particular investment in the game. In her piece, Bereznak expresses the apparently-shocking sentiment that, given that the dude’s social life is based entirely around Magic, she wishes he had mentioned it before they started dating. It would probably be a good thing for someone who doesn’t care much for “Magic: The Gathering” to be able to avoid the guy, given that she doesn’t want a lifestyle based around lots and lots of “Magic: The Gathering.” Right?

the dude does seem to be pretty cool and to be taking it all well enough probably because he understands and accepts this distinction.

Also, I like Sady Doyle (especially the thing about Game of Thrones (http://tigerbeatdown.com/2011/08/26/enter-ye-myne-mystic-world-of-gayng-raype-what-the-r-stands-for-in-george-r-r-martin/#more-3711) being creepy), but I think this was the wrong thing to lecture nerds over, especially because she spent all this time focusing on the response to the article and only a small amount of time saying to make the guy anonymous.

using the guy's name was the only issue she took with the original post, and she explained her reasons for that well enough in a couple paragraphs. the response to the article was the actual subject of her post; I'm not sure why she should have felt obligated to equivocate the scolding between the writer and the repliers if she didn't feel that both had done things equally worthy of scolding.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 11:45 am
She makes it seem unacceptable that nerds don't have to discuss their hobbies on their dating profiles because they might infiltrate regular people dating sites and end up on a date with non-nerd women.

no, she makes it seem like a dude who is the world champion of a thing around which he structures large amounts of his life should probably make mention of it when going on a date. she exaggerates and takes jabs at him (probably more than necessary) for comic effect

That's how you read it, I interpreted it another way.  /me shrug.  I'm not going to argue about it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on September 29, 2011, 12:16 pm
fair enough. there's no need to fight if we all remember that the important thing here is that nerds are pretty much the worst.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 12:20 pm
That's how you read it, I interpreted it another way.

no, it's not really up for interpretation when that is exactly what she said. this isn't about opinions dude, this shit is written down.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 12:36 pm
Ok abe, you're the boss

Sorry massa abe I won't disrespec you no mo


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 12:42 pm
Sorry massa abe I won't disrespec you no mo

wow


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 12:43 pm
I mean, you're completely right, and words can never be interpreted more than one way by two different people.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 12:45 pm
well that completely explains the racist response

and yes, some things can be open for interpretation, that happens a lot! but when someone spells it out pretty succinctly exactly what she means, i find it hard to stray from the interpretation of "exactly what she said"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 29, 2011, 12:46 pm
Can I ironically force Remington to clean my apartment now? I'm so confused.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 29, 2011, 12:49 pm
Hey Remington, can we trade M:TG decks some time?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 12:50 pm
well that completely explains the racist response

Yeah, I have to admit that was out of line.  I can't really excuse myself from that.  I won't try to.  Don't really know what I was thinking.

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and yes, some things can be open for interpretation, that happens a lot! but when someone spells it out pretty succinctly exactly what she means, i find it hard to stray from the interpretation of "exactly what she said"

And just like Karlski Kybard, I will have to disagree with you that "exactly what she said" is "exactly what she meant".  No big deal.

Hey Remington, can we trade M:TG decks some time?

You'd have to trade with my little brother, since I gave him all my cards about 8 years ago.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 12:52 pm
"i have an apple"

what i meant there was i'm jerking off to horse porn


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 29, 2011, 12:53 pm
Oh by the way Abe, I got those Ukrainian "sugar cubes" you wanted.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 12:55 pm
Anyway, I thought some people might find this interesting.  It breaks down the whole situation and gamer culture misogyny from the perspective of a gamer writing to his future daughter.  It's pretty well written and contains some examples from outside the Gizmodo article response, but it is heavily centered around it:

http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/22786_To_My_Someday_Daughter.html


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 12:57 pm
It breaks down the whole situation and gamer culture misogyny from the perspective of a gamer writing to his future daughter.

so it's science fiction?

AHAHAHA SCORE ONE FOR THA ABESTER!

HIGH FIVE BROS!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 01:00 pm
No, I said it was well written.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 29, 2011, 01:02 pm
^5


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 29, 2011, 01:02 pm
"i have an apple"

what i meant there was i'm jerking off to horse porn

What was its THAC0?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Fiction on September 29, 2011, 01:09 pm
nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lladnek on September 29, 2011, 01:53 pm
hey feminists are nerds too! how dare you insult the sisterhood!!!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 29, 2011, 02:12 pm
I believe they prefer the term "nyrds".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on September 29, 2011, 06:22 pm
you spelled naiads wrong


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on September 29, 2011, 06:23 pm
And just like Karlski, I will have to disagree with you that "exactly what she said" is "exactly what she meant".  No big deal.

wait hang on how did I get involved in this


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 29, 2011, 06:44 pm
Kybard's new name is Karlski.  So sayeth Lee.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on September 29, 2011, 09:28 pm
Seriously though.

(http://cdn.synthtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/nord-ex-state-keyboard.jpg)

Nords fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 29, 2011, 09:36 pm
you spelled broken jpeg wrong


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on September 29, 2011, 10:27 pm
Haha wtf is a jpeg nerd? sum kind of computer shit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 30, 2011, 12:30 am
Did you not know that Snips is the world champion of jpegs?  Show some respect.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on September 30, 2011, 12:33 am
Yeah, ELITIST


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on September 30, 2011, 12:36 am
the point here i think is that nerd culture is lame, gamer culture tries obsessively to defend itself and to feign its nonexistence or non-specificiity unless convenient, and that women in all contexts will be oppressed and dismissed as irrational harpies no matter how close the dudes identify as that most horrible of classifications: Nice Guys

WOO PATRIARCHY


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ambrose Burnsides on September 30, 2011, 12:53 am
Seriously though.

(http://cdn.synthtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/nord-ex-state-keyboard.jpg)

Nords fucking suck.

I agree, fnords do fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 30, 2011, 01:42 am
What fucking sucks?  I think you missed a word there.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Logical Penguin on September 30, 2011, 01:43 am
Maybe he meant fjords fucking suck. Which I guess they kinda do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mile Star on September 30, 2011, 02:35 am
He probably meant Fords because BMW's are so much better


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on September 30, 2011, 02:57 am
maeyb he meen gerald r ford


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on September 30, 2011, 01:30 pm
Nerd: n, the kind of dude who considers it acceptable to whip out references to the Principia Discordia in late 2011


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on September 30, 2011, 07:27 pm
Nice reference there, fnerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 30, 2011, 08:16 pm
(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/lonespear/fnerds.png)???


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 30, 2011, 09:04 pm
(http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k399/DrShenanigans/fnerds2.jpg) ???


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ambrose Burnsides on September 30, 2011, 10:13 pm
What are those elitist bitches doing in the picture?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on September 30, 2011, 10:58 pm
Drinking milkshakes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on September 30, 2011, 11:32 pm
ARE YOU SURE?????
(http://i.imgur.com/yG7ED.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 01, 2011, 01:46 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v672/IrishFighterND/MTGGiz.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on October 01, 2011, 08:50 am
surds necking fuck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 04, 2011, 07:01 pm
HEY NERDS

I bought this extended edition Lord of the Rings blu-ray set today. I unboxed it and it was kinda neat I guess





Now I'm gonna watch my Shakira MTV unplugged dvd she is SO HAWT


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 05, 2011, 02:15 pm
seriously fucking shut up nerds (http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/general/14-ways-you-can-be-sure-youve-married-a-geek/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 02:21 pm
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I love cuddling up on the couch with some popcorn and watching Jeffrey play Fallout, Fable or Mass Effect.

I honestly said, "you dickhead," out loud when I read that. Then she started being all nudge nudge wink wink about tampons and I just wanted to hit something.

That made me way more irritated than is reasonable I think.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 05, 2011, 02:31 pm
Haha oh god, there are so many things wrong with that article, not the least of which is how the poor woman absolutely fawns over the fucking nerd husband and his fucking nerdery. Too sad!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 05, 2011, 02:33 pm
The "Editor's/Jeffrey's Notes" are fucking awful

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Sweet pea – not “Flash and JavaScript” … “Java and JavaScript.” Close though!

agh

This dumb motherfucker can't even just let his wife's fawning, horrible article be without tossing in his own little gems of obnoxious bullshit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 02:39 pm
I've decided that the article is less annoying if I imagine Jeffery wrote the whole thing himself in a greasy darkened basement somewhere.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 05, 2011, 02:39 pm
nerds fucking suck? y/n


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 05, 2011, 02:42 pm
y

That article made me very uncomfortable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 02:42 pm
y

Will you go out with me? (Tick one)
y[]
n[]


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 05, 2011, 02:46 pm
>go north


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 05, 2011, 02:47 pm
y

Holy crap, what an irritating article.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 05, 2011, 02:48 pm
>go north

You see Nerd.

There are exits to the South and West.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 05, 2011, 02:48 pm
> cuddle up on couch with some green tea imported from Japan and watch him play Fallout


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Finlander on October 05, 2011, 02:51 pm
The Nerd has sex with a digital woman, with a glazed look on his face.

There are exits to the South and West.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 05, 2011, 02:54 pm
> swoon, reflect on how lucky I am to have found someone so amazing


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 03:00 pm
You swoon into unconsciousness as the asthma attack takes over your pale and flabby form. Your wife fumbles through the piles of pop culture tat that infests your apartment. She finally fishes out an inhaler (covered in a totally kawaii crocheted cover) from beneath the couch.

You live to breathe another day.  


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 05, 2011, 03:04 pm
No rummy the player is the female here why can't you do anything right

Thanks a lot, now I lost my boner


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 03:07 pm
Goddammit, I'm sorry! I guess what I really need is a valiant Star Wars fan to show me what's right.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 05, 2011, 03:09 pm
Star Trek sweet pea. Close though!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Fiction on October 05, 2011, 03:27 pm
> boner


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 05, 2011, 03:29 pm
You are a lady, and as such your production of a boner is an affront to God and nature.

You gain +100 Popularity with Nerd.

There are exits to the South and West.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2011, 03:37 pm
>look inventory


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Finlander on October 05, 2011, 03:39 pm
You have no dignity.

There are exits to the South and West.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 05, 2011, 04:05 pm
> Exit West, pause to study web-enabled databases


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 05, 2011, 06:55 pm
> you are dead


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 05, 2011, 09:48 pm
> respawn


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on October 05, 2011, 09:57 pm
You see a ditch in front of you.



>spawn


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 06, 2011, 01:29 am
You try to reproduce, but Nerd is too busy playing Mass Effect to pay attention to you.

There are exits to the North and East.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Driscoll on October 06, 2011, 01:35 am
Shut up you nerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 06, 2011, 01:37 am
no, let me tell you about this episode of star trek


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 06, 2011, 01:43 am
You know, I don't think that woman is really as happy as she claims to be.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on October 06, 2011, 01:59 am
From what I've gathered from the article, this couple is insufferable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 06, 2011, 02:03 am
Editor/Navigator’s Note: Thanks for using the word, “insufferable.”


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lladnek on October 06, 2011, 09:10 am
These stories always suck. It's like when parents write stories about how awesomely they parent their children, and how their awesome 10 year old basket cases are clearly going to conquer the world. If this article turned out to be a class project I wouldn't be surprised.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 06, 2011, 10:56 am
That was a pretty good episode of star trek, though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Hamburdracula on October 06, 2011, 11:39 am
I liked the part when the ship blew up.

You know the one. The third one.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 09, 2011, 04:03 pm
ugh. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Cr0EWwaTk)

EDIT: While I'm at it you might as well have this. (http://seotch.wordpress.com/) Why yes, that is a manga about a school sysadmin club and their adventures in trying to install ubuntu on all machines, seriously.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on October 09, 2011, 04:33 pm
Rap, you are the cruelest mistress


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on October 13, 2011, 12:27 pm
Some of these comments (http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/laq5t/fuck_that_part_of_a_crap_article_on_dating/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on October 13, 2011, 12:33 pm
I made it about a sixth of the way down the page before I saw the first rape joke. Fuck you Reddit. Fuck you nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 13, 2011, 12:34 pm
Those comments led to me learning about this picture, for which I shall be ever grateful.

(http://img.ie/39743.jpg)

Those comments are truly terrible, though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nicol on October 13, 2011, 01:32 pm
These guys do suck. Here are some quotes for anyone who doesn't want to go through the whole thing.

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(something about entitlement)

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She's entitled to a free meal, why don't you understand this?

Heyooooooooo!

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I would say it has almost spoiled my day, but then again I live in Quebec and just about every girl is like that.

Fuck Quebec!

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You all want to know something comforting? She is single, miserable, and will likely die that way.

Well I feel better.

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or she managed to rope in some poor sap who'll be whipped the rest of his life.

I hope not!

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Scumbag relationship advice editor: Thinks a geeky guy playing video games is a 'deal breaker', spends every day bitching to her girlfriends because her boyfriend wanted to go to the bar with his buddies to watch the game last night instead of staying home with her.

A fresh spin on the "nice guy" angle.

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I'm pretty sure in her mind it went something like this:

    I'll just make a list of all the assholes I've dated and pick out what I couldn't stand the most about them, and post it!

When in reality it's something like this:

    I'm a callous, shallow, bitter bitch and can't understand why I attract men that won't hang around longer more than a few weeks. I'll just set back women another couple of years by bitching about how men don't conform to my idea of what their gender role should be. When someone calls me out on it, I'll just point out they don't care about starving kids. That'll get them real good!

See? I can spin ad hominem, too.

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I'm 24, an Engineer with a 6 figure income and this chick wouldn't even get my time of day unless It was a prank. This is the kind of skank I would take on a date, bring back to my 31st floor condo with floor to ceiling windows, nail down on the couch, then kick her out. I can't stand women like this, I almost want to predatory hunt them just to kick them square in the ass

I can't stand women that have checklists like this, guys like me can completely fulfill the checklist(job/ nice car/nice place/ clothes/ independent), but cmon, be a real person and not some resume' hunting baby maker. But there is some truth in the article...I just wanna hate fawk her


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on October 13, 2011, 02:15 pm
I HATE WOMEN THAT HAVE LIKES AND DISLIKES


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 13, 2011, 02:16 pm
Wow, that last guy is... wow, yep, he's a rapist.  Jesus christ.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 13, 2011, 03:52 pm
Yeah, that last dude was probably the most unsettling, although it was kind of amusing at the end when he almost did a heel face turn and then went, "No, dammit. I'm an asshole through and through."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 13, 2011, 03:54 pm
(http://i53.tinypic.com/15hlrmx.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 13, 2011, 06:22 pm
in that first frame it totally looks like Scar is giving Simba a blow job






WHO IS HATE FAWKING WHO!?!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: badboy on October 14, 2011, 05:21 pm
Not to bring the thread back to the unfunny, but I find the whole nerd stigma incoherent. The blog writer would probably have said nothing about the guy if he was a professional poker player instead of a professional Magic: TG player. But both are professional card players in the end.

That said, she totally has the right to choose who she wants to date and all, but I'm sure she would have gone out with a professional nerd who's charming and dashing; she just chose to focus her criticism on one random aspect of his personality.

I don't know. I think I should hate fawk her to find out.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 14, 2011, 05:24 pm
Nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on October 14, 2011, 05:36 pm
a professional nerd who's charming and dashing

I don't understand.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 14, 2011, 06:03 pm
He's talking about Vin Diesel.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 14, 2011, 09:03 pm
Not to bring the thread back to the unfunny, but I find the whole nerd stigma incoherent. The blog writer would probably have said nothing about the guy if he was a professional poker player instead of a professional Magic: TG player. But both are professional card players in the end.

That said, she totally has the right to choose who she wants to date and all, but I'm sure she would have gone out with a professional nerd who's charming and dashing; she just chose to focus her criticism on one random aspect of his personality.

I don't know. I think I should hate fawk her to find out.

The stigma may be there, but the one thing that you and all the angry nerds don't understand is that's not what the article is about. The point of the article is that some people who use online dating services aren't as forthcoming with themselves as they should be and that directly hinders the process of finding someone you want to spend time with. If the guy turned out to be heavily into something non-nerdy that this woman didn't like, then there wouldn't be such a backlash.

In fact, I'd wager that nerds would use that as evidence that other guys are all arseholes and that the author should be dating them instead.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 14, 2011, 09:52 pm
The blog writer would probably have said nothing about the guy if he was a professional poker player instead of a professional Magic: TG player.

that is a baseless assumption on your part

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I'm sure she would have gone out with a professional nerd who's charming and dashing

that is a baseless assumption on your part

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she just chose to focus her criticism on one random aspect of his personality


it was not "random" it was fairly specific and obviously important to her. thus the point of the article: represent yourself correctly in your dating profile. leaving out a major portion of your life is pretty much lying about who you are.

thanks for not getting a goddamned thing


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: badboy on October 15, 2011, 12:10 am
The original article didn't upset me, I thought it was just some innocuous occurrence that most people wouldn't think much of and go on with their lives. I'm not an angry nerd coming to internet-hate fuck bereznak.

My original point was that I found it funny that girls seem to fawn over a friend of mine when he tells them he plays poker for a living, but playing magic for a living on the other hand seems to have the opposite effect, even though both effectively play cards for a living. I find that interesting but unworthy of further analysis.

My second point was that people can (or at least should) overlook preconceived notions they have if they find another person interesting enough.

I wasn't in the mindframe of the original article when I wrote that post up there (I was coming from reading the other dude's letter to his fictional daughter). My idea was that the dude probably had done something else to turn her off than simply being a professional "nerd", but I totally forgot the fact that he effectively hid that from her.

However, from what I remember, he also seemed to be very reluctant to "come clean" about his profession when on the actual date, creeping into the topic by mentioning he played when he was younger only to later say he's world champion. In my mind, that's probably what turned her off from him; not the fact that he plays something with a negative social stigma attached to it, but that he seemed ashamed of it (to her at least) enough to have trouble being totally open about it.

Ultimately, what I'm saying is that you can still get laid even if you're a nerd, as long as you're honest and you smell at least kind of good. Also, there are other types of sexual relations than the hate-fuck (I think).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 15, 2011, 12:34 am
The thing you have to remember with this situation is that it has very little to do with the type of card game involved and everything to do with the two people involved. Your friends and their girlfriends were not involved, so their attitudes towards card games are irrelevant at best.

Another thing you have to remember is that a woman is perfectly entitled to not find a guy attractive for whatever reason she sees fit, regardless of social stigmas or other preconceived notions. The guy has that same entitlement, but we take that for granted in our current society, where men hold the upper hand.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on October 15, 2011, 09:17 am
My original point was that I found it funny that girls seem to fawn over a friend of mine when he tells them he plays poker for a living, but playing magic for a living on the other hand seems to have the opposite effect, even though both effectively play cards for a living. I find that interesting but unworthy of further analysis.

That's easily explained. Traditionally, poker players would spend their time surrounded by rich folk in glitzy casinos. And Magic Card players would be children or nerdy folk who go over to each other's houses to play. There's a clear glamour gap there, is what I'm saying.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 15, 2011, 09:40 am
My original point was that I found it funny that girls seem to fawn over a friend of mine when he tells them he plays poker for a living, but playing magic for a living on the other hand seems to have the opposite effect, even though both effectively play cards for a living.

oh so your point was you had anecdotal evidence that informed your opinion that had nothing to do with the article. ok, thanks bro.

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My second point was that people can (or at least should) overlook preconceived notions they have if they find another person interesting enough.

that certainly is a good life lesson, yet still ignores that obviously the fact that magic plays heavily in this dude's life is something that makes him not interesting to the person who wrote the article

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not the fact that he plays something with a negative social stigma attached to it, but that he seemed ashamed of it (to her at least) enough to have trouble being totally open about it.

no that's not why. he obviously isn't ashamed of it, he just had bad judgment about what he considered important enough to detail in his profile. this woman attempted to write an article that explained to people with this example that some things, like what you spend a lot of time doing, are pretty important when displaying yourself on a dating site.

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Ultimately, what I'm saying is that you can still get laid even if you're a nerd

thanks for the non sequitur?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 15, 2011, 09:42 am
My original point was that I found it funny that girls seem to fawn over a friend of mine when he tells them he plays poker for a living, but playing magic for a living on the other hand seems to have the opposite effect, even though both effectively play cards for a living. I find that interesting but unworthy of further analysis.

That's easily explained. Traditionally, poker players would spend their time surrounded by rich folk in glitzy casinos. And Magic Card players would be children or nerdy folk who go over to each other's houses to play. There's a clear glamour gap there, is what I'm saying.


that is easily the dumbest thing i've ready today. luckily it's still early.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on October 15, 2011, 10:16 am
hate when i'm playin' poker and some fucker in a stovepipe hat/monocle combo try to serve me gin & tonic smh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: badboy on October 15, 2011, 10:58 am
I, on the other hand, am eagerly awaiting the next season of "High stakes Magic: the Cash Game".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 15, 2011, 11:02 am
beep boop i find this interesting but unworthy of further analysis

i am a robot beep bloop


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Parcae on October 15, 2011, 11:25 am
Honest Abe, she wasn't saying that it's important to include all things that are important to you in your profile. She was saying that it was important to include facts that would strike large categories of people as negative, like having a kid. She was very explicit that playing a geeky card game was something that she felt would put off, not only her, but most women. This wasn't about a woman expressing a perfectly legitimate personal preference. It was about a woman stereotyping what every other woman wants from a date.

I mean, imagine if a dude wrote an article slamming OkCupid because he went on a date with a fat woman. "She had two chins. Strike one. She wobbled as she walked. Strike two. She had cankles. Strike three." Now, that is in itself a perfectly legitimate and indeed widespread preference, but if a bunch of fat people protested and then the guy put a disclaimer at the start of the article claiming that he was just saying people should be more honest with their profiles, you'd see right away how disingenuous he was being. He wasn't saying that people should be more honest in general. He was saying that people should be honest about bad stuff, like being fat, which implies that being fat is universally considered to be bad. He was implying that most men would not date an overweight woman, which is offensive both to women uncomfortable about their weight and to men who choose to date them. In other words, he was turning a perfectly legitimate personal preference into an attack on fat people in general.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on October 15, 2011, 11:32 am
Uh, did you actually read the article? She made it pretty clear that she was using a personal anecdote involving what turned her off personally to illustrate a larger point which is: represent yourself honestly on dating sites. And also, I don't know how many times this needs to be repeated, but this dude was not just "playing a card game." He made it known that he made ALL OF HIS FRIENDS from it and that it TOOK UP MOST OF HIS LIFE.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Parcae on October 15, 2011, 11:40 am
She was saying that you should represent yourself honestly about negative stuff, which implies that being a geek is a negative thing, not to her, but to women in general. She equated it with other examples of dating poison, like having a kid.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 15, 2011, 11:53 am
nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: badboy on October 15, 2011, 11:55 am
She was saying that you should represent yourself honestly about negative stuff, which implies that being a geek is a negative thing, not to her, but to women in general. She equated it with other examples of dating poison, like having a kid.

Yeah, but if you read the article, it's not clear she even read his profile before going on a date with him. It's implied at best ("this is what happens when you lie on your profile"). It's not like she kept his profile info hidden to protect his anonymity, she clearly doesn't care about that.

That's why I'm saying it's what he did in the real life interaction that turned her off of him. If it was the dissonances between his profile and his real life persona, she would (or at least should) have written an article detailing that.

Also, I'm pretty sure a guy who is well dressed, funny and charming who just said something like "I play a nerdy card game for a living. I won't bore you with details on that unless you want to hear about it." and kept on moving the conversation along the girl could ignore that fact.

The worst part is that I'm sure everyone here has had worse dates than this one, yet this is one of the most over analyzed pieces of social interaction I've seen.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on October 15, 2011, 11:58 am
THIS DUDE IS NOT JUST A REGULAR GEEK. THIS DUDE BUILT HIS LIFE AND FRIENDSHIPS AROUND A CARD GAME.

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This story sounds mean. It’s about a girl judging a boy because he’s a nerd (like so many of us!) that she met on OkCupid. But that’s the point: Judging people on shallow stuff is human nature, and the magic and absurdity of online dating is how immediately and directly it throws that into relief. One person’s Magic is another person’s fingernail biting, and no profile in the world is deep enough to account for that.

One person's Magic is another person's fingernail biting. Right in the first paragraph, she makes it clear that it's a personal thing. Also think of it this way. Imagine a chick goes on a date with a semi-famous basketball player. She doesn't watch basketball, so she has no idea who he is until he tells her. She does not like basketball and is turned off by this, but then she STILL GOES ON ANOTHER DATE WITH HIM, TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE. She begins asking about it, how it affects his life. "How often do you play?" "Well I play a couple games a week and practice for several hours on my off-days." Well that's a problem. "Who do you hang out with?" "Oh all my friends are basketball players and fans and we met through basketball and it is what bonds us." Well, that's also a problem.

Now imagine she writes an internet article using this as an anecdote for the purpose of illustrating it and making it more personal. Do you think the internet would have the same OH MY GOD HOW DARE SHE reaction? No. In fact, they'd be using it as evidence that women shouldn't date athletes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Parcae on October 15, 2011, 12:42 pm
Was that paragraph in the original article? I had read that the article was edited after the shitstorm hit to make it more palatable, and assumed that that was one of the additions. If not, it does change the interpretation.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 15, 2011, 06:28 pm
The article was poorly written, she had a valid point but did a bad job of showing it, can we just agree about that and keep this thread on topic about how nerds suck, it was just getting good before you guys started talking about Magic again.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: badboy on October 15, 2011, 06:36 pm
You better shut up before I cast one of my penis curses on you.

The bad kind


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 15, 2011, 06:52 pm
Gaming nerds are fine and dandy, but how about we try another flavor: comic book nerds!

So, some of you may have heard about DC Comics rebooting most of its books in its "New 52" event. 

This has (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/21/dc-firestar-sex/) come with (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/22/starfire-catwoman-sex-superheroine/) some (http://io9.com/5844355/a-7+year+old-girl-responds-to-dc-comics-sexed+up-reboot-of-starfire) problems. (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/09/15/suicide-squad-1-review-amanda-waller/)

The comments sections on any of those articles are ripe with evidence of nerds sucking, but ComicsAlliance editor-in-chief Laura Hudson was recently informed of some dude on Facebook who'd been posting these (http://twitpic.com/7065mw) gems.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on October 15, 2011, 09:02 pm
Holy goddamn that is the angriest misogynist I have ever seen. HOW DARE SHE POINT OUT THE DISGUSTING SEXISM OF DC'S REBOOT


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nielsen on October 15, 2011, 09:47 pm
(http://i52.tinypic.com/do4a5y.jpg)

Lo and behold, the handsome face of angry internet misogyny!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 15, 2011, 10:11 pm
So he insulted Laura Hudson from the page where he pretends to be his guinea pig (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001781970135) and refers to himself as Daddy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 15, 2011, 11:28 pm
Lo and behold, the handsome face of angry internet misogyny!

I would make fun of that dude if I wasn't pretty sure he's a saiyan.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 16, 2011, 01:39 am
What a disgrace to the name of Nick Fury


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 16, 2011, 12:45 pm
From the Starfire reboot comment section: (http://io9.com/5844355/a-7+year+old-girl-responds-to-dc-comics-sexed+up-reboot-of-starfire)
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Okay, I know I'm sticking my neck out saying this - but I think there's a difference between kid-friendly versions of characters and adult-friendly ones and that's been the case for a long time. My two sons love Batman - and there's probably been more variety in Batman representations over the years than anyone.

They love the 60's Batman TV series and movie. They love Batman: Brave & The Bold. But there's no way in hell I'd expose them to Frank Miller's The Dark Night or some of the darker comic versions of him over the years. And I'd be pretty hesitant to show them Chris Nolan's Batman.

Because Nolan's batman movies are all gratuitious t&a shots anyway. The problem with this idiot (and other nerds like him) is that the definitions of "adult" and "mature" are confused with the industry's pandering to the lowest common denominator.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 28, 2011, 07:18 am
Nerds complaining about the unfairness of anti-rape campaigns and how they unfairly target men. (http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/lrwm8/i_saw_this_on_campus_shouldnt_it_be_real_people/)

Fuck off, nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 28, 2011, 07:38 am
Holy shit are they ever missing the point. I just want to punch them all in the face and then tell them that it wasn't me doing the punching, it was people.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on October 28, 2011, 07:44 am
Real men punch people, by definition, right, because men punch people and those men are real


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on October 28, 2011, 07:59 am
Every time i think the idiots on reddit can't get any worse, something like this happens. Dear lord.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on October 28, 2011, 02:14 pm
I'm not sure anything can top the shitstorm that went down when they closed r/jailbait

But yeah, Reddit is the fucking worst when it comes to talking about rape:

http://www.reddit.com/r/sex/comments/lqtmm/prestige/
http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/kc2tr/what_i_think_about_in_class/
http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/kd5sl/keep_it_classy_reddit/

There's plenty more examples of this, and that's not even including the shit said in r/mensrights.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 28, 2011, 04:50 pm
http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/kd5sl/keep_it_classy_reddit/

Nauseated.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 28, 2011, 08:17 pm
haha r/beatingwomen i hope everyone in there dies


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 28, 2011, 08:33 pm
No, dude, you don't understand, it's ironic.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 28, 2011, 08:37 pm
Then it'd be even sweeter if they died


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: werty on October 29, 2011, 03:44 pm
I don't understand. I thought nerds were dudes (or dudettes) that knew lots of stuff. I considered myself kind of a nerd because I'm a programmer and sort of a computer hobbyist.

When did we let in people who spend all day on the internet talking about rape? Is this a term that has recently changed meaning, or do I just not know words?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on October 29, 2011, 03:48 pm
If you're pleasant, you are not a nerd. Nerds are angry, entitled, brighter-than-average-in-like-one-field dudes who think the world is against them because they don't have the social awareness to review their own half of interactions. Only if we're speaking in stereotypes, of course. Nerds really fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 29, 2011, 04:00 pm
Uh, no.  Nerds are the children of the sky, a race of tall and fair-haired humans from Skyrim who are known for their incredible resistance to cold and even magical frost.

Everyone knows that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 29, 2011, 04:05 pm
At least that's what google tells me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: werty on October 29, 2011, 04:10 pm
Nerds make me sick. They are far too sugary. I once ate a bunch of nerds and than drank a bit, it made me throw up. I blame the nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 30, 2011, 12:40 am
I think that the modern definition of a nerd is one who obsesses over the trivial, often to the detriment of other things in life. At least, that's what happens when I have a nerdy moment.

What these guys seem to be missing is that you don't have to be smart to be a nerd. But that's probably just because they're all rock-fuck stupid.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 30, 2011, 12:32 pm
Actually, nerds probably are smart, and those idiots talking about rape and Magic the Gathering aren't really nerds, by modern definition.

A nerd is someone intensely devoted to an academic field of study. Computer programmers would fit in here too.

A geek is someone intensely devoted to Star Trek or something like that. Video games, science fiction movies or TV shows, card games, etc.

A dork is someone who is incredibly socially inept.

The people being talked about in this thread would best fit into those bottom two categories, but then, "geeky dorks fucking suck" just doesn't quite roll off the tongue as nicely.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 30, 2011, 12:56 pm
Best to keep these catagories crisply defined, so kids at school know to lay off of nerds and beat up the geeky dorks instead. The rotten shitbags we're talking about certainly weren't beaten up enough at school.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Wibblewobble on October 30, 2011, 01:10 pm
I did my bit!

I wonder if tying that dork to the rugby post and leaving him there while the sprinklers were on during lunch break had any lasting effect on him?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 30, 2011, 02:17 pm
yes, nerd used to mean something a bit different than how it's being used here by me, and by most people, nowadays.

geek also used to mean something akin to a circus freak. now it means pretty much the same thing as nerd is being used here by me.

anyone who self identifies as a nerd or a geek is a terrible person. a smart dude into science and stuff would not willingly call himself a nerd if he were to look around him at the others who embrace the title.

nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 30, 2011, 05:12 pm
So is there a word nearly synonymous with nerd but without the entitled/socially inept connotation? The closest term I can think of is "wonk," but that isn't really the same.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 30, 2011, 05:15 pm
See I like nerd, because I can walk into a room and say "sup neeerrrrds" without feeling like I'm greeting a bunch of shitheads. 

I think self-identifying as anything is terrible though.  Get over it people who think they are things.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lladnek on October 30, 2011, 08:44 pm
when I hear someone identifying as a nerd or nerdy nowadays, its almost always as an excuse to spend money on something stupid. If you have to appeal to me because I'm nerdy, then yeah I ain't gonna buy some dumb fucking repackaged nerd bullshit. I've had to stop liking anything because nerds get to it and it gets all expensive and shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 30, 2011, 08:55 pm
So is there a word nearly synonymous with nerd but without the entitled/socially inept connotation? The closest term I can think of is "wonk," but that isn't really the same.

You mean is there a word for quiet/academic people who aren't terrible? I don't think there is a need for one.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on October 30, 2011, 10:28 pm
Actually, nerds probably are smart, and those idiots talking about rape and Magic the Gathering aren't really nerds, by modern definition.

A nerd is someone intensely devoted to an academic field of study. Computer programmers would fit in here too.

A geek is someone intensely devoted to Star Trek or something like that. Video games, science fiction movies or TV shows, card games, etc.

A dork is someone who is incredibly socially inept.

The people being talked about in this thread would best fit into those bottom two categories, but then, "geeky dorks fucking suck" just doesn't quite roll off the tongue as nicely.

shut up nerd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 30, 2011, 10:42 pm
I've called myself a nerd in the past to shrug off being overly knowledgeable about a trivial subject in what I hoped was read as good-natured self-depreciation.

Anyway, having given it some thought I agree with HyperGlavin. I realize now that what I had asked was akin to saying "so is there a term for people who watch anime sometimes but don't identify as 'otaku'?" It's needless hair-splitting. If you like D&D, say you like D&D. If you're into webcomics, say you're into webcomics. But if you immerse yourself in geek culture to the point where you now call yourself an "otaku" or "gamer" or, these days, simply "nerd", you're sort of implying that you embrace the idiocy and childishly self-centered worldviews that dominate those communities.

I've been reading the links in this thread and thinking "those nerds fucking suck," but really, if someone's a part of a collective mindset that fosters blatant sexism, it stands to reason they're part of the problem.

One thing that bothers me though, is that I'm sure there are plenty of progressive, reasonable people who consider themselves nerds simply because they love comic books or whatever. So while I agree nerds fucking suck, I don't think it's fair to say anyone who labels themself as such is a terrible person, since they may just be using the term to quickly convey an aspect of their personality. I mean, I didn't really start becoming aware of how hideous nerddom is until I read about that whole Dickwolves crap at Penny Arcade, and I don't think I'm a freak statistic.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on October 30, 2011, 10:43 pm
I'm a nerd and I hate nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on October 30, 2011, 11:13 pm
Whenever I see an adult self-described nerd I just wanna tell them "dude, grow the fuck up." It's okay to like comic books or the internet or video games (I, for one, know a ridiculous amount of useless movie trivia), but to want to be a member of a group known for not having social skills and being insanely beat-up-able is just frankly childish.

I think it's really only okay if you are Rivers Cuomo (and even then I wanna punch him in his stupid Ratitude making face).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 30, 2011, 11:29 pm
Well the problem lies in the concept that to be a nerd within any field, you have to know more than others about it. This fosters a kind of "the public doesn't understand us" mentality, which encourages nerds to close ranks in on themselves when faced with criticism instead of discussing it rationally like adults and possibly changing their attitudes and behaviour. The horrible misogyny is merely an end result of that groupthink process over time when constantly questioned about their male-centric hobbies. It's a giant rolling snowball of knee-jerk reactions.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 30, 2011, 11:31 pm
Of course, to be part of a group that deliberately allows this, you'd have to fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on October 31, 2011, 01:04 am
Being in a group is for suckers anyway. All the cool kids are complete individualists now. AYN RAND USA AYN RAND USA


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on October 31, 2011, 04:59 am
self-deprecation

self-depreciation is not a thing although I can see how you got there


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 31, 2011, 05:00 am
I have read a columnist use the term 'self-defecating humour' before. Not sure if she was joking, serious, or just stupid. It is possible to be all three?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: raknade on October 31, 2011, 05:01 am
self-depreciation is not a thing although I can see how you got there

No, I'm pretty sure I cause my value to fall on a daily basis.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on October 31, 2011, 05:01 am
You guys are all nerds about nerds sucking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 31, 2011, 05:51 am
I am a fucking nerd, meaning I am an expert at fucking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 31, 2011, 08:50 am
You guys are all nerds about nerds sucking.

Saw this on DM today. Shouldn't it be "You People Are All Nerds About Nerds Sucking"?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 31, 2011, 02:05 pm
This is Richard Stallman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman), and using the old definition, he's a nerd's nerd.

(http://i.imgur.com/7dvnN.png)
G'day Richard!

Richard says really stupid things sometimes, for example:

"I am skeptical of the claim that voluntarily pedophilia harms children. The arguments that it causes harm seem to be based on cases which aren't voluntary, which are then stretched by parents who are horrified by the idea that their little baby is maturing."

"Medical marijuana grower and activist Steve McWilliams killed himself last June, rather than face 6 months in prison with no marijuana to relieve his chronic pain. If you are ever in a situation like this, don't kill yourself in private. Make your death itself be a blow against the tyrant. Plead innocent; then kill yourself in the courtroom, with the jury and journalists watching, after defying the judge by shouting, "I'm a medical marijuana grower. You were going to make those 12 honest citizens your tools for evil, but I will save them from you. May my death be on your conscience for as long as you live.""

"I've read that male dolphins try to have sex with humans, and female apes sollicit sex from humans. What is wrong with giving them what they want, if that's what turns you on, or even just to gratify them?"

Wonderfully, he also has what amounts to a gig rider, and it's pretty amazing. Just think, at some point in time, this man was involved in such a horribly awkward road crossing incident that he has to stipulate he is NEVER to be helped across roads during speaking engagements.

https://secure.mysociety.org/admin/lists/pipermail/developers-public/2011-October/007647.html

My conclusion: I don't care how you define them, nerds fucking suck.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 31, 2011, 02:36 pm
Sometimes I think cavemen had the right idea


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 31, 2011, 03:37 pm
keep up with the latest nerds fucking suck news (http://nerdsruineverything.tumblr.com/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 01, 2011, 02:01 pm
"Nerds ruined Voltron?"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 04, 2011, 08:50 pm
Nerds ruin talking about things (http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TS-12181.mp3) ("no-one is ever going the crack the Rosetta Stone that is Achewood")


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 04, 2011, 08:52 pm
Nerds ruin talking about things (http://"http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TS-12181.mp3")("no-one is ever going the crack the Rosetta Stone that is Achewood")

Nerds ruin BBcode.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JackyGoBang on November 11, 2011, 10:11 am
Could this be the most stereotypical nerd picture since that guy with the wispy mustache and cigarette?

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9376/nerdsl.jpg)

Nerds fucking depress me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on November 11, 2011, 12:32 pm
If the one second from the left is wearing headgear, then yes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on November 11, 2011, 12:59 pm
I wish the mad hatter in the middle were standing up straight; a smug little hobbit bronie.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JackyGoBang on November 11, 2011, 03:00 pm
I still can't decide if the MVP is the guy with braces upfront and left, or the lone(?) bored woman.

Also I just noticed a Jonah Hill doppelganger near the redhead.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Yone on November 12, 2011, 01:30 am
Nerds ruin veterans day (http://imgur.com/gallery/HjbpO)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 12, 2011, 02:28 am
My favorite guy is the dapper gentleman on the bottom right. He is so classy to dress up for the MLP meet-up.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on November 12, 2011, 09:50 pm
Relevant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiczmT_0c&t=0m39s)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on November 13, 2011, 09:38 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/L1aub.jpg)

Nerds ruin the Libyan Revolution


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 14, 2011, 09:28 am
(http://i.imgur.com/HjbpO.jpg)

Nerds ruin Veterans Day


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on November 14, 2011, 10:51 am
nerds ruin posting on the internet

seriously guys


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 14, 2011, 09:51 pm
John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy, is a fucking edgy nerd with fucking edgy nerd fans. (http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/are-these-politically-correct.html)

Here he is upset that modern-incarnation Tinker Bell isn't providing fanservice for dudes with Lolita complexes. (http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2010/01/should-you-be-looking-at-this-on-sunday.html)

And lamenting the decline of offensive stereotypes in children's cartoons. (http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/05/oswald-going-to-blazes-cartoons-make.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on November 15, 2011, 01:25 am
That bit about Tinkerbell is one of the saddest, creepiest things I've ever read.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on November 15, 2011, 05:29 am
Jesus, it's so fucking weird the way he goes from making interesting observations on the art ("You gotta be able to draw a head on a down shot to be able to make a head move convincingly in space") to "AAWW YEAH, LOOK AT THAT CHOICE ASS." I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.

That whole "political correctness" thing was just unbearable though. Yes John, an educational cartoon created by Bill Cosby is in the same league as racist caricatures.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on November 15, 2011, 05:33 am
I'm glad my mom never let me watch Ren and Stimpy because now I don't feel bad thinking this dude sucks


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on November 15, 2011, 12:07 pm
Even as a four year old I knew Ren and Stimpy was stupid and gross.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on November 15, 2011, 03:05 pm
When did nerds become fucking racists?

However I can't say I'm surprised.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on November 15, 2011, 03:28 pm
nerds on the internet have long exhibited strong racist, classist, and fascist tendencies.

it's because they're giant manchildren


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 15, 2011, 05:44 pm
I can't solely blame nerds for this but I can blame the internet and that's close enough.

http://www.baconlube.com/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on November 15, 2011, 06:31 pm
The NYPD attacked the Occupy Wall Street protestors, and all I got was this lousy tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/eliroth/status/136357640501608448 (https://twitter.com/#!/eliroth/status/136357640501608448)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on November 15, 2011, 07:50 pm
Nerds ruin police brutality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExP0BPf3gLI


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 15, 2011, 11:40 pm
When did nerds become fucking racists?

However I can't say I'm surprised.

The vast majority of nerds come from priviledged backgrounds, and boy do they show that priviledge when unleashed onto the internet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 16, 2011, 10:00 pm
http://bygonebureau.com/2011/11/16/master-grief/ (http://bygonebureau.com/2011/11/16/master-grief/)

Guy gets dumped by fiance. Sells the ring and buys Master Chief armor instead.

I swear the metaphors used in the article get worse as it goes on.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on November 17, 2011, 12:35 am
"Because they always look the way I feel: battle hardened."

No wonder she dumped this twat


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 17, 2011, 04:55 am
I wonder if all those other master chiefs are broken nerds too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on November 17, 2011, 10:20 am
This is pretty out of character for me, I guess, but I thought that was kind of sweet. It's written pretty toolishly though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 17, 2011, 11:23 am
To be fair, it is a lot nicer than the usual "buy this whore's wedding dress on craigslist" stuff and the like.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on November 17, 2011, 03:49 pm
Nerds ruin a kid's school life for free bethesda games and fucking suck (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/114243-Say-Hello-to-Baby-Dovahkiin)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on November 17, 2011, 05:31 pm
I don't know man, there are kids around here nowadays called shit like Zaydynn and they seem to get on fine at school since the rest of them have equally ridiculous names

I wish I was joking, that is my nephew's name.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on November 17, 2011, 07:39 pm
Quote
"Our daughter Kyari is very excited to have a baby brother."

I think the kid was destined to have a stupid name anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on November 17, 2011, 08:30 pm
I briefly dated a girl whose sons were names Jobe, and Linkin, like the band.

Oh Destiny.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 17, 2011, 08:39 pm
Stupid baby names: where the worlds of nerddom and boganism collide.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nicol on November 17, 2011, 09:44 pm
The parents could probably get a permanent name change for the kid just before he goes into preschool and nobody would check up on that. It would probably be more expensive than a few RPGs though.

But yeah that kid is probably going to get stuffed into a toilet during recess or something.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Hamburdracula on November 17, 2011, 09:59 pm
Or go by Tom. No wait, that is too crazy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 17, 2011, 10:17 pm
Dovahkiin Tom Nook Kellermeyer


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on November 17, 2011, 10:28 pm
Rhys Agdamag


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on November 18, 2011, 12:12 am
hari ng oten


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on November 18, 2011, 08:40 pm
My name means "happy/fortunate promiscuous lady". It is a better name than Dovahkiin.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on November 18, 2011, 10:30 pm
Actually, that name would be "Not A S-puta-la"; a simple etymological confusion.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on November 20, 2011, 08:04 pm
I was named after Warlord Gorchuck, a level 60 World of Warcraft NPC who is crucial to the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj questline.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on November 21, 2011, 12:31 pm
The king of terrible nerds announces run for presidency (http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/my_presidential_bid/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 21, 2011, 12:47 pm
Clicked that link fully expecting it to be Richard Stallman then realized crippling personality disorders probably preclude running for presidency.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 08, 2011, 08:14 am
When Magic The Gathering just isn't nerdy enough for you. (http://laughingsquid.com/cpu-wars-a-card-game-created-by-geeks-for-geeks/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on December 09, 2011, 01:26 am
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvwye4toBU1qzjum8o3_1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1323498384&Signature=%2B1syfj3665HKYQ2cmY5KYXmWHF0%3D)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on December 09, 2011, 06:41 am
http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/n4bg1/why_men_and_women_cant_be_just_friends/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA

Quote from: the highest-rated comment in that fucking thread
I cringed and felt sad when the girls started saying their guy-friend's names. It was like hearing a list of 9/11 firefighters.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 09, 2011, 06:55 am
Like hearing a list of people who are in a better place now.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on December 09, 2011, 09:50 am
I like how they seem to think it's impossible to be just friends with someone you're attracted to. That's a new angle on the "Terrible nerds horribly misunderstand human interaction" thing for me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 09, 2011, 11:49 am
Seriously. I'm attracted to pretty much all my female friends! And some of the male ones. To be fair I'd fuck a tree if it had an appropriately sized hole though.

Actually most of those sentences above are true. I see this phenomenon as part of the wider 'nerds have to categorise everything' schtick those fuckers have got going on. Like, you're either a 'prospective sexual partner' or a 'prospective friend' and if those categories overlap Little Mr Autism will shit his fucking pants.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 09, 2011, 11:53 am
I bet there's at least five xkcd comics about that phenomenon.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on December 09, 2011, 12:20 pm
Most of the interviewees seem bothered by the overlap. Are they nerds too?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 09, 2011, 12:40 pm
I'd say the interviewer is the 'nerd' there if anyone is, in that the questions/way he's phrasing them are kind of leading. And if being 'just friends' excludes being attracted to someone, what else does it exclude? What is this absolutely sterilised, objective category of friendship that counts as 'just friends'? He's following the false dichotomy in my above post; if you'd fuck somebody, you can't be their friend... or at the very least, it somehow degrades the quality of your friendship.

I also think most of the female interviewees aren't bothered by the overlap so much as they are by the wheedling way the interviewer gets them to say what he wants them to say.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on December 09, 2011, 12:54 pm
It seems to discount ugly female friends. I mean, I would have sex with various female friends... friends girlfriends, friends relatives, my distant relatives... but there is also, you know, people whom I have no sexual attraction too.

Are nerds just attracted to all females?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 09, 2011, 01:00 pm
I am friends with girls I have fucked. We were just friends while fucking.

The thing here is that the interviewer does not get laid and therefore places sex on this weird noble pedestal - The people who aren't treating relationships the way that he does are Doing It Wrong - and he even phrases and edits his interviews based on this assumption. In this guy's mind the fact that he doesn't get laid often is because of how nice he is, not because he's a creepy dude, so he regards it as positive feedback to what most people see as negative stimulus.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 09, 2011, 01:47 pm
This is a relatively old (in internet terms) response to a guy calling out the latest Batman game for its misogynist themes. (http://www.gamefront.com/batman-arkham-city-is-sexist/)

So many times, the author notices the same shit that anti-misogynists have pointed out as wrong with games, popular media and male privilege in general, but he reads it through some kind of funpark mirror that flips and skews it enough to make it okay.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Fiction on December 09, 2011, 03:07 pm
http://combiningtwoconceptsisnotajoke.tumblr.com/

Combining two concepts is not a joke.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on December 09, 2011, 03:29 pm
This is a relatively old (in internet terms) response to a guy calling out the latest Batman game for its misogynist themes. (http://www.gamefront.com/batman-arkham-city-is-sexist/)

So many times, the author notices the same shit that anti-misogynists have pointed out as wrong with games, popular media and male privilege in general, but he reads it through some kind of funpark mirror that flips and skews it enough to make it okay.

So his argument is that we live in a sexist society, where most people don't recognize sexism as a problem, so therefore it's not a problem in this game? UGH THAT GUY. WAY TO MISS THE POINT. Oh but he asked one woman what she thought and she agreed with him! well rest your case, sir, it is foolproof.

Fiction I look forward to many many more entries on that Tumblr. Perfect and straightforward.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on December 09, 2011, 06:09 pm
In this guy's mind the fact that he doesn't get laid often is because of how nice he is, not because he's a creepy dude, so he regards it as positive feedback to what most people see as negative stimulus.

So he's basically the Internet Nice Guy (http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2007/12/16/the-internet-nice-guy-rears-his-ugly-head-once-more/)?

This is a relatively old (in internet terms) response to a guy calling out the latest Batman game for its misogynist themes. (http://www.gamefront.com/batman-arkham-city-is-sexist/)

So many times, the author notices the same shit that anti-misogynists have pointed out as wrong with games, popular media and male privilege in general, but he reads it through some kind of funpark mirror that flips and skews it enough to make it okay.

Oh God, Jim Sterling. He's basically the Armond White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armond_White) of video game critics, but replace White's intellect with basically every negative gamer stereotype. Easily the most hated (http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/mtoqr/scumbag_jim_sterling/) video game critic out there, he's basically a troll who gets paid to play video games, despite his insistence otherwise (http://www.destructoid.com/oil-on-water-how-i-can-t-love-the-games-you-love-212157.phtml).

I used to think he would just go into troll mode every now and then to rile up various fanboys, but now I'm just baffled by the shit he says.

http://gamersareembarrassing.wordpress.com/category/destructoid/trenchbloat/jimquisition/
http://www.destructoid.com/crossdressing-and-cross-gamers-213546.phtml

I mean Jesus Christ. (http://www.formspring.me/JimSterling/q/160962550421289282)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: YaoMing on December 09, 2011, 07:53 pm
What the hell, just came across this on the gamers are embarrassing site that Nchammer linked.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb5ev2Dp4I0&feature=player_embedded#!

Seriously this is the worst thing ever.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on December 09, 2011, 09:50 pm
We've already gotten into that here, (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=765.0) but it's always a worthwhile watch, especially if you need a reason to kill all nerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on December 10, 2011, 03:44 pm
WHY AM I NOT GETTING PUSSY IT MUST BE BECAUSE SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE WOMEN AROUND ME NOT BECAUSE I AM A THIRTY YEAR OLD MANBABY WITH OCD AND BO WHO LIKES TO FOLLOW PEOPLE AROUND COMPLAINING THAT I AM NOT GETTING PUSSY

HOW DARE YOU SAY I AM EXACERBATING MY OWN FORCED CELIBACY


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 11, 2011, 08:23 pm
http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php

My brother's girlfriend posted this on Facebook, along with her score: ""Your nerdiness is: High-Level Nerd. You are definitely MIT material, apply now!!!"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 12, 2011, 05:53 am
Haha yeah MIT love applicants who consider themselves KING NERD and would rather play D&D than go out.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 12, 2011, 06:03 am
btw i am lightly nerdy (score = 58)

no MIT for me, knew i shouldn't have put CASIO as my favourite calculator brand


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on December 12, 2011, 06:09 am
I am nerdier than 87% of people, but that is still not enough to make me KING NERD.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on December 12, 2011, 06:19 am
From the same website

WHICH TYPE OF MURDERER ARE YOU (http://www.nerdtests.com/mq/uttake.php?id=88251)

According to the terribly-worded questions, one of the possible options is rape-murderer. Nerds fucking suck, brah.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 12, 2011, 06:52 am
It's still one rung above murder-rapist, though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nicol on December 12, 2011, 07:02 am
I'm a rapist murderer that only rapes and murders other rapist murderers, so it's okay.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on December 12, 2011, 07:33 am
You're like some kind of hero, even if you happen to rape/murder an innocent every now and then.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on December 19, 2011, 11:22 am
I tried for the rapist result, but it said I'm a cheater.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on December 21, 2011, 02:32 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGC-_o6QteU

Watch as this surprisingly pretty good fan film gets ruined by nerd pandering


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on December 21, 2011, 04:10 pm
I have no idea how bad that got because I turned it off after fucking Master Chief showed up.  That was some truly awful nerd bullshit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on December 21, 2011, 04:18 pm
I should've done the same as you. God damn it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 21, 2011, 04:48 pm
I really expected Ezio to show up, and am somewhat shocked that he didn't.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Captain Bravo on December 21, 2011, 05:16 pm
Man, what are you guys talking about? You're acting like they played it straight-faced, that was a beautiful bait and switch. Semi-realistic zombie film, based off a well-known game franchise, with drama coming from the interplay between the characters. Then oh, there's a Witch. And Master Chief. And the dude from Mortal Kombat, along with Ghost from Modern Warfare 2, and etc. That was funny as hell, you're just pissed because it didn't turn out to be the serious take on the idea that you wanted. No, Bondfiction, you are the nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Captain Bravo on December 21, 2011, 05:19 pm
Hell, if anything, I'd say that's probably the best way to treat it. When you think about it, the super zombies from Left for Dead are pretty immersion-breaking, in a serious film context. Zombies are unbelievable enough, but for the same thing that creates thousands of zombies to also inexplicably mutate small numbers of people into the super zombies is pretty damned hard to take. If you really want to do a fan film on Left for Dead, you either take them out and give it the serious treatment, or you leave them in and throw in stupid shit to highlight the absurdity. Otherwise it's just you filming the game you played last night, and nobody wants to see that shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 21, 2011, 05:24 pm
So did you find those comments on Youtube or something or is this just a character you're playing, "guy who likes terrible things"?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on December 21, 2011, 06:40 pm
I'm not sure where you're getting that idea. I got the vibe that they were playing it straight-faced throughout the whole last part. If they had Mario show up all serious roasting zombies with fireballs, then I could see they were playing it tongue-in-cheek or whatever, but I don't see how anything in that video was trying to "highlight the absurdity" of the L4D games. I think a good example of highlighting silly stuff in video games would be some of Freddie Wong's videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPMx86wXaKY). At best, I thought the guy in the Master Chief armor looked awkward as hell moving around, but I don't think that was intentional.

Also, it just seemed really sloppy at some points. It looks like they they really fucked up with the editing with Scorpion at 6:48, and Ghost just sort appears amongst them near the end without any sort of grand entrance (not that an entrance would've improved the video, but it begs the question of why they bothered to include him).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on December 21, 2011, 06:43 pm
If they ever make a Lord of the Rings movie I hope they leave out the immersion-breaking stuff like magic and elves. Otherwise it'd just be that book I read, and I don't want to see that shit.

How is there a hard line of believability between "zombies" and "some different zombies?" You're willing to accept that a fake virus or something turned everyone(except the main characters) into zombies, but that same event producing other kinds of zombies is just silly?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on December 21, 2011, 07:55 pm
That was funny as hell, you're just pissed because it didn't turn out to be the serious take on the idea that you wanted. No, Bondfiction, you are the nerds.

shit i'm not over here clamoring for a left 4 dead movie. but tell me you didn't imagine some dweeb cranking his hose to the idea of his favorite video game characters all fighting zombies when you saw the fucking gears of war and like everything short of q*bert show up.

i mean, these dudes had the resources and money to bring their high school doodles to the screen and pull it off so more power to them. but the whole thing stunk of some guy regurgitating his mashed up nerd-food into the mouths of geeks all across the internet to me


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Captain Bravo on December 21, 2011, 08:08 pm
Maybe I'm just giving them too much credit, then. I just can't believe that people with the time and ability to create something that looked that good, people who made that for no reason other than to put their vision on film, would be that shameless. I'm pretty bad at discerning between ironic and post-ironic, but I simply can't believe they did that just to nerd-wank.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 21, 2011, 08:34 pm
Nerds will go to any length to nerd-wank, this is a well-known and documented behavior of the modern nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 21, 2011, 10:27 pm
The only thing keeping zombies planted in the horror genre is their ability to outnumber and overwhelm the living, in an area where resources are scarce. Throwing those other characters in there and filling the atmosphere with bullets ruins that in a way that the video is no longer about struggling against zombies, since they're really no longer anything other than target practice.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on December 21, 2011, 11:49 pm
Also throwing Halo characters into other genres for the sole purpose of a nerdgasm is awful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 21, 2011, 11:57 pm
Halo is awful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 22, 2011, 12:15 am
EVERYTHING IS AWFUL.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on December 22, 2011, 12:23 am
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/g/a/2011/12/20/bloomberg_articlesLWHA606K50XV.DTL&object=

Facebook's new building is full of terrible nerd shit. The worst offender is probably the room in picture #6 called "Insanity Wolf" (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/insanity-wolf)

Kotaku published an article on nerds, male privilege, and geek girls:

http://kotaku.com/5868595/nerds-and-male-privilege

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The reason why male privilege is so insidious is because of the insistance that it doesn't exist in the first place. That willful ignorance is key in keeping it in place; by pretending that the issue doesn't exist, it is that much easier to ensure that nothing ever changes.

Geek society prides itself on being explicitly counter-culture; nerds will crow about how, as a society, they're better than the others who exclude them. They'll insist that they're more egalitarian; geeks hold tight to the belief that geek culture is a meritocracy, where concepts of agism, sexism and racism simply don't exist the way it does elsewhere. And yet, even a cursory examination will demonstrate that this isn't true.

And yet geeks will cling to this illusion while simultaneously refusing to address the matters that make it so unattractive to women and minorities. They will insist that they treat women exactly the same as they treat guys – all the while ignoring the fact that their behavior is what's making the women uncomfortable and feeling unwelcome in the first place. They will find one girl in their immediate community who will say that she's not offended and use her as the "proof" that nobody else is allowed to be offended.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on December 22, 2011, 02:54 am
This thread should just be merged with the depressing link thread.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 22, 2011, 03:30 am
I like how the very first/most popular comment thread was started by a guy who claims that since he's not a white male that the article is clearly not talking about people like him.  "Whoosh" doesn't even begin to describe how much he missed the point.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on December 22, 2011, 07:09 pm
Guess who's gonna get a TV show
(http://bitcast-a-sm.bitgravity.com/slashfilm/wp/wp-content/images/Fandom-Rising-Poster.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on December 22, 2011, 08:08 pm
How can I change the channel before the show exists?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on December 22, 2011, 08:34 pm
Guess who's gonna get a TV show

Congratulations boron, I hope it's a hit for you!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 22, 2011, 11:59 pm
To comment on that retarded Left 4 Dead fan video: what a waste of money, energy, and equipment, you horrible nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JMD on December 23, 2011, 05:49 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/xMqRL.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 24, 2011, 04:30 am
I don't know why I know this, but isn't that the global masturbation champion?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on December 24, 2011, 04:40 am
Hold on, how can you be a masturbation champion? Because I'm totally becoming that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 24, 2011, 04:52 am
I'm so glad I spent time on Christmas Eve confirming who the World Champ Wanker is.

http://laughingsquid.com/masanobu-sato-the-world-champion-of-masturbation/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 24, 2011, 04:59 am
Well, you only have about a week to be sure of what your New Year's resolution is, after all.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 24, 2011, 06:34 am
I will take that 2-bit tosser down.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on December 24, 2011, 11:07 am
Meme Proposal (http://vimeo.com/33507366)/least romantic thing


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 24, 2011, 12:01 pm
16/f/cali troll l/f casual relationship, no strings (http://memebase.com/2011/12/15/internet-memes-introducing-memedates/?fb_ref=newpromocopy).

Enjoys referencing internet popular culture at all available times, using rage-face comics as a standard form of communication and long walks on the beach.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on December 25, 2011, 03:46 am
I don't know why I know this, but isn't that the global masturbation champion?
I read that as menstruation at first, then re-read it as menstruation again. I got very confused.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 25, 2011, 05:36 am
This is exactly why we need a Tampon Talk sub forum. MODS?!!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on December 25, 2011, 08:54 pm
"oh man my cramps are so bad, whine whine whine" can only be written so many times.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on December 26, 2011, 12:36 am
girls fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on December 26, 2011, 12:38 am
I presume that's part of the appeal.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on December 28, 2011, 12:24 pm
Rebecca Watson (who is no stranger to sexism (http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/2011/07/oh-hell-is-elevatorgate-going-to-ruin.html)) comments on the misogyny on Reddit and r/atheism (http://skepchick.org/2011/12/reddit-makes-me-hate-atheists/).

Then the massive piece of shit that is The Amazing Atheist showed up, called her a cunt (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151874243200679937) (then denied (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151874545333186560) being sexist), and when Watson decided  to not let terrible posts show up (https://twitter.com/#!/rebeccawatson/status/151801688561434624) in the comments, he accused her of censorship (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151901047852498944). TAA's twitter feed is cesspool of awful. Also, he appears to be arguing with benfromcanada.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on December 28, 2011, 02:23 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP3eH_rCHlk


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on December 28, 2011, 07:12 pm
Hey guys, just popping into remind you that (NSFW) The Amazing Atheist once poured chocolate over his naked body and rammed a banana up his own ass. (NSFW) (http://i.imgur.com/HbBx0.jpg). In case you needed more reason to make fun of a bull-headed misogynist piece of shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on December 28, 2011, 07:37 pm
Why'd he do that?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on December 28, 2011, 07:45 pm
Then the massive piece of shit that is The Amazing Atheist showed up, called her a cunt (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151874243200679937) (then denied (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151874545333186560) being sexist), and when Watson decided  to not let terrible posts show up (https://twitter.com/#!/rebeccawatson/status/151801688561434624) in the comments, he accused her of censorship (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151901047852498944). TAA's twitter feed is cesspool of awful. Also, he appears to be arguing with benfromcanada.

What a disgusting bag of pus.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on December 28, 2011, 08:03 pm
Hey guys, just popping into remind you that (NSFW) The Amazing Atheist once poured chocolate over his naked body and rammed a banana up his own ass. (NSFW) (http://i.imgur.com/HbBx0.jpg). In case you needed more reason to make fun of a bull-headed misogynist piece of shit.

That's a big ol' misogynistic sundae right there.

In other news I'm gonna go throw up until I hit blood.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on December 29, 2011, 12:14 am
CASHEWS OF CHAOS (http://www.gamerfood.com/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on December 29, 2011, 02:08 am
Well at least they're approved by Fatal1ty, who is apparently "12 Time World Champion" of... video games, I guess. Just in general.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on December 29, 2011, 02:41 am
kind of irrelevant but in the movie "the mechanic" starring jason statham there's a scene where statham admires this dudes awesome ring and the guy is like "you only get one if you're a world champion" but he never says a world champion of what

so the whole movie you're thinking, what the hell is this guy a world champion of like, parkour or judo or something or like gunplay. they're gonna have an awesome showdown at the end of the movie

and then at the end of the movie jason statham drives a garbage truck into this dude's car and shoots him to death with a machine gun


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on December 29, 2011, 08:20 am
Hey guys, just popping into remind you that (NSFW) The Amazing Atheist once poured chocolate over his naked body and rammed a banana up his own ass. (NSFW) (http://i.imgur.com/HbBx0.jpg). In case you needed more reason to make fun of a bull-headed misogynist piece of shit.

for the love of god if it's not even giving him an erection why is he doing it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 29, 2011, 08:28 am
As proof that there is no God?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Finlander on December 30, 2011, 12:21 pm
He sent that to a bunch of women on the internet to hit on them and one of them leaked it because ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on January 04, 2012, 11:11 pm
Just in case any of you think that The Amazing Atheist is just a regular sexist douche who loves to shove bananas up his ass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c1sOqW50i0

Here's a video where he argues, among other things, that anti-bullying laws will actually encourage more teen suicides.

On a less infuriating note, here's something linked by Erik Wolpaw (http://www.giantbomb.com/news/erik-wolpaws-top-10-games-of-2011/3883/):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U0apQttNw0


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 04, 2012, 11:58 pm
We should rename this thread to "nchammer326 Trudges the Darkest Corners of the Internet So We Don't Have To."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 04, 2012, 11:58 pm
I'm sorry, "nchammer326 Visits Reddit"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Finlander on January 08, 2012, 10:54 am
"A Skyrim helmet made of bacon. Shout 'Delicious!'" (http://kotaku.com/5867521/a-skyrim-helmet-made-of-bacon-shout-delicious/gallery/1)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on January 08, 2012, 02:27 pm
EPIC WIN GAIZ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on January 09, 2012, 10:32 am
Reddit takes a guy (http://Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil,) who they deem to be in the friendzone and turn him into a meme.

After an AMA request (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/o8nsd/ama_request_friendzone_johnny/), the guy actually responds, says that there's a lot of context absent in the photo, at which point Reddit turns on him.

BONUS: (http://www.reddit.com/r/seduction/comments/o93j9/the_sad_reality_of_friendzonejohnny/)

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Advice:

On the public forum, come out as gay, gaining access into the hot girl circle. Then become "converted", experimenting on the hot girls.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on January 09, 2012, 10:36 am
Whoops, forgot to include the thread that started this nonsense (http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/o8864/friendzone_level_99/) in that first sentence.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 09, 2012, 10:49 am
Reddit: "Do we have it all wrong? Are you even in the friendzone?"

FriendZoneJohnny: "Yes, you have it all wrong."

Reddit: "No, you are lying. You are forever alone, just like us. Why don't you pretend to be gay so you can get mad pussy, because that's how relationships with women work."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on January 09, 2012, 12:53 pm
This was posted in that original thread and got ~60 upvotes.

"Scumbag Lizz

Says, "This is how you do it..."

Fucks dozens of random other guys who would never do such a thing."

Good to know TheResPublica knows her personally.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on January 12, 2012, 11:37 am
Nerds are good at business (https://plus.google.com/101912512983635500630/105771712753508502148/posts/M8oHSPmnqc7)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on January 12, 2012, 10:15 pm
http://www.mgtowforums.com/forums/mens-general-discussion/6516-wtf-empowered-women-video-games-now.html

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I've noticed this too, and it drives me insane. Was co-oping Gears 3 last month and there's a point where 2nd player has to take over a female character. Almost ruined the game for me. It may seem minor, but once you're aware of this type of brainwashing it's impossible to ignore. There's no way a slim female could keep up with the massive battle-hardened male Gears in that kind of environment. They would be a liability as they are in real life combat.

You'll see the same thing in most stat-based role-playing games as well, where you have the option of a female player character - like Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, D&D, etc. The women never have any strength or intelligence penalties compared to the males - the only difference being female looks and occasional dialogue alterations. They want to give the impression that people of any race, gender, and sexual-orientation are interchangeable - that there are no differences in ability between them, and that only a bigot could think otherwise. I'm sick of it too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 12, 2012, 10:33 pm
Jesus fuck.

Edit 1: "Jesus, fuck those dudes up for me, please."

Edit 2: ghghghggghdffghdfg


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on January 12, 2012, 10:52 pm
Haha one of those guys thinks Sucker Punch was "very pro-feminist"

EDIT:

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I think the action films of James Cameron are also a good example of this. How many "Ellen Ripleys" or "Sarah Connors" have any of you ever met? I remember watching an interview with Sigourney Weaver from around the time "Avatar" was released, and she said something about how Cameron has a lot of faith in women and sees their potential. I think he was married to Linda Hamilton for a while, wasn't he? Maybe he thought he was marrying Sarah Connor and got disappointed....

I think the subtle indoctrination of such films places young, impressionable men on the path to being male feminists due to a strong emotional reaction to a construct of a female that, while both sexy and admirable in terms of toughness, grit, etc., probably doesn't exist in real life. I'm writing a graphic novel that features a female bounty hunter as one of the main protagonists, and the more I consider this phenomenon, the more I question the way in which I "should" portray her. I know, it's art, it's whatever I want it to be, but the more disillusioned I become about women, the harder it is to write this character in a positive way.

The strongest person I've ever known is a woman, and I guarantee this guy's met his share of strong women (turns out they're everywhere and you can see them if you just stop being a bigot for a little while! a common side effect of being oppressed for your entire fucking life) but will never admit it. They also constantly refer to any strong female character as a "man with tits". Anyway I'm going to stop now so I don't end up copy-pasting every single post and yelling about how mad it makes me. I wish there was a curse I could put on these dudes that would make them experience the pain of childbirth or at least really bad menstrual cramps.

ANOTHER EDIT: I just learned a new Men's Rights term. It is NAWALT and it stands for Not All Women Are Like That. Here is the Urban Dictionary definition:

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repeated endlessly by women to men in hope that if men hear NAWALT frequently enough, they'll believe it.

the reality is that all women ARE like that (manipulative, abusive, sociopathic, destructive, drama-oriented, liars).

So yeah clearly these guys are totally well-adjusted and not just sad spurned manbabies.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Thicket on January 13, 2012, 01:49 am
That's it. I'm out.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Logical Penguin on January 13, 2012, 02:04 am
Haven't they even heard of women's mixed martial arts? I mean, even before you consider all the other ridiculous shit they get into, their claim that women can't be physically badass in real life is so obviously not true.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on January 13, 2012, 02:43 am
They should all go watch Haywire when it comes out


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 13, 2012, 04:42 am
See, the guy realises that there's a real problem in that a woman built like a Victoria's Secret model wearing just barely enough to cover the bits the censor won't let the developers code wouldn't last ten seconds in battle. The dude was soooo close to realising a major misogynistic part of his favourite hobby and yet he still went the wrong way and that leaves me more disappointed than angry.

I'm still pretty angry about it, though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on January 13, 2012, 07:50 am
I absolutely love the guy who mentions Samus Aran.  He almost, almost has a good point that Samus is a relatively good female character in that she doesn't run around all having titties and shoving her butt in people's faces, just quietly gets on with murdering thousands of aliens.  And then he has to go and add:
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And she wears powered armor throughout each game too (so she's never presented as being "strong as a man" in and of itself - she has the powered armor that gives her the strength), so it's easy to forget she's female a lot of times.
So he likes Samus because while you're playing you can pretend she is a man.  And he thinks that magic armour is a more plausible explanation for a woman having strength and athletic abilities than her hitting the gym and blasting her delts or whatever.

Also the guy who thinks Lara Croft is an example of misandry.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 13, 2012, 08:26 am
I'm impressed you were able to get beyond the first page of that.

Of note:

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"Not that I believe everything on Wikipedia, but 42% of gamers being female is quite a slice of the huge pie representing the industry audience ..."

delete the sims, world of warcraft, farmville, and other unimportant shit games, and let's recalculate that percentage, I am certain it would be below 10%

It's nice to have a blurb to point to whenever I want to quickly point out what is wrong with gamer culture.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on January 13, 2012, 01:25 pm
Quote
delete the sims, world of warcraft, farmville, and other unimportant shit games, and let's recalculate that percentage, I am certain it would be below 10%

Jesus.  Even leaving behind the misogyny for a moment, this guy's just a really shit gamer.  Every single one of those games was an incredibly influential milestone in the evolution of games, and... ugh.  Just... ugh.

You'd think that maybe nature might have compensated for these dudes' stunted social skills by giving them savant-like knowledge of games or something (not that that's much of a compensation,) but I guess sometimes nature just fucking whiffs it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on January 13, 2012, 08:50 pm
the human brain is designed to dig in the dirt until you die at the ripe old age of 25. He's just a perfect example of classic humanity.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 13, 2012, 10:30 pm
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And i love how hot 3d girls complain that they cant any good/nice guys... They wouldn't know what a nice guy looks like even if they slapped her in the face.

From some internet nerd hovel where the prevailing fetish is 2D (animes.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on January 14, 2012, 04:16 pm
The internet in general and Kotaku in particular has been calling out League of Legends on how misogynistic their art is. Their women are all oversexualized dainty princesses. Recently they decided to dissuade some of that criticism with their new character, Sejuani, who is a barbarian woman with a gigantic mace and that rides a boar. Here's the video of drawing the art for her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoKaO-PT2c4

Yep. That resulted in more criticism, which was responded to:
(bold is mine)
Quote from: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=19641982#19641982
I've yet to have time to read those articles but I shall do so when I get the chance.

Also.. don't make me get into how Leona's heels actually are a paragon of function and classy design!

Anywhoozle, funny thing is, when I was doing a bit of work on Sejuani, we made an effort to make sure she didn't look dainty. In the art spotlight you're looking at a very action-y pose which may make her diminish because that boar is just so ready to throttle you.

That being said, yes, often in the video game industry, and the entertainment industry, there is a "standardization" of female form. I'm as guilty of it as any other artist when designing. Leona is a tall curvy lady which in my mind is "idealized". We're artists, we like "ideal" and sometimes default to it. (REMEMBER! I'm keeping "Ideal" in QUOTES! "Ideal" is not an "Ideal" term for what I'm "Ideally" trying to explain) That isn't to say that our lexicon is or should be limited to a particular scope, but let's be honest, a lot of natural human tendency which is often hardwired into us makes us gravitate towards particular biological attributes. I'm not trying to defend that gravitation, but I am saying that we are many times inexorably drawn to it... no art pun intended.

Let's also consider something. Readability. In the game, the characters are fairly small, nyez? So, we do often I believe have to make sure we're making sure to make sure that the figure is readable as a girl or guy. How do we do this? Well, proportion, accentuation, exaggeration, etc. Want the feminine form to read in a game? Welp, guess what, it might have to be a bit more famine and/or stylized than usual to read at the proper distance and keep readable when moving. That's just making sure we cover the basics of simple silhouette recognition. If we make her too broad, you might mistake Sejuani for a male, that'd be, ya know, not what we want.

Now, that said, and I may be at bit too full of microwave mashed potatoes at this point, but I do have certain issues with certain champs and their body types. I do flinch here and there when I consider the logistics that certain clothing might entail. However, as an artist, as a gamer, I'm looking for something that's rewarding to my eye. Sometimes that might be a dynamic silhouette, sometimes maybe the nuanced movement of a character, possibly the hardwired biological aspect, or any other pleasing imagery. As a gamer and as an artist, I want a visual reward. That's a lot of what gaming is and art for that matter. Engagement -> Reward.

Particularly though, at least speaking for myself, I also want to know how that armor or lack thereof functions! But, what is the trade off? Do I think Sejuani might need to make a trip to Sports Chalet and get some heavy winter gear? Possibly.. BUT! I also want her to be wearing something more interesting than a Columbia snowboarding jacket and I also want her to read clearly when I play her. That's a whole lot in the equation.

There's trade-offs to everything, and sometimes we don't even know those trade-offs on a conscious level. If you saw Sejuani in a head to toe outfit, or heavily armor-clad, or maybe beefier, well, that actually presents a slew of other visual problems to work out. We then have problems with whether we could tell her gender or not. The boar (Let's take get a betting game going to see if you can guess the boar's name) might indicate, given another armor or outfit situation, that she's a guy. Thickening her up, while addressing how a chick could wield such a weapon comes at a risk of her looking like a male also. We wanted her to be fit and vicious. Adding particular types of clothing, mass, armor, etc might detract from that... also! You haven't seen all her skins yet! Maybe you'll find something cool in there! =D

Personally? I like the more "reasonably" clad gals, but hey, that's why I gravitate towards champs like Leona. But heck, while Sejuani has her own visual style, and unique challenges, I am not opposed to her being taken in the direction she has been. I think our goal is to provide a rewarding experience, sometimes we have to suspend our otherwise pesky disbelief and roll with it. Will we push limits in the future? Yes. Will we also work within pre-established motifs, structures, archetypes and the tendencies for the unconscious mind to latch onto particular tropes as long as we find the situation appropriate? Yes.

Regardless, I'm not sure if this is all making any sense. I'm pretty tired. Also, ya know. Mashed potatoes. Either way, I enjoy these discussions and I'd like to keep having them. There's a lot we go through over here when we design champs artistically and believe me, nothing you're saying hasn't been discussed or not thought over. In the end, we're having fun, and we hope you are too!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on January 14, 2012, 05:15 pm
The post that the guy fermun's quoting was responding to linked both (http://kotaku.com/5868595/nerds-and-male-privilege) of the (http://kotaku.com/5873885/nerds-and-male-privilege-part-2-deconstructing-the-arguments) "Nerds And Male Privilege" articles that Kotaku has run recently.

For an added bonus, see how many instances of the shitty, stupid arguments deconstructed in the second article you can detect in that dude's post.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 17, 2012, 09:07 am
Have this thing.[/url[] (http://moebuntu.web.fc2.com/home_eng.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on January 17, 2012, 12:04 pm
What the fuck is moe


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 17, 2012, 12:56 pm
It refers to precious/young/innocent anime characters and the people who are fascinated with them.

I wish that wasn't something I knew offhand.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 18, 2012, 03:11 am
It refers to precious/young/innocent anime characters and the people who want to bone them.

I wish that wasn't something I knew offhand.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on January 18, 2012, 08:58 am
You know, when I asked I had the feeling I didn't really want to know the answer.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on January 18, 2012, 12:23 pm
Nerds need psychotherapy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on January 18, 2012, 03:55 pm
Purely psychosomatic.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on January 18, 2012, 03:57 pm
I resisted the urge to post that exact thing, you jerk.

I guess what I'm saying is I'm gonna kill you.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on January 18, 2012, 04:04 pm
What does that mean?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Thicket on January 18, 2012, 06:27 pm
BOY THIS IS A REFERENCE I UNDERSTAND FOR SURE YOU GUYS


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on January 18, 2012, 06:44 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BWBn26bX0


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on January 18, 2012, 08:34 pm
Man, I've heard that before and I think it's pretty good.  What's terrible about it?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 18, 2012, 11:36 pm
...


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on January 18, 2012, 11:42 pm
Quote from: top rated commenter
"Good quality". 240p


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on January 18, 2012, 11:46 pm
Oh, hurrrrrrrr apparently one needs to scroll up for vital context, I am dumb


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on January 18, 2012, 11:53 pm
*whoosh*


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on January 22, 2012, 06:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/HPfrw.jpg)
A Reddit-based clan for EVE Online making fun of the people who whine to the leaders all the time about the constant homophobia/racism.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on January 22, 2012, 07:13 pm
a negligible step for literally anyone else, a huge leap for horrible nerdkind


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on January 24, 2012, 11:21 pm
So I found a webcomic that managed to embody all the awful aspects of nerd culture:

http://shadbase.com/category/comics/ (NSFW)

A typical comic has one of the following:

-Stupid pop culture or video game reference.
-A situation where a woman gets murdered/raped/abused.
-Some combination of the two.

I cannot overstate how common #2 is. This guy literally cannot go five comics without killing a woman. And of course when he manages to draw a woman who doesn't have something terrible happen to her, she gets sexualized to a retarded degree.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on January 25, 2012, 12:19 am
ugh (http://shadbase.com/comic_folder/2011-08-31-bloodrocuted-cover.jpg)

First comment:

Quote
not ashamed to admit i got a hard-on from this

You should be dude.  You really should be.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on January 25, 2012, 12:26 am
Okay, just looking at the thumbnails, I'm seeing Scooby Doo, Mario, Halo, Skyrim, a nazi robot, a very happy clansmen, a girl with fucking cat ears sticking out the top of her head, more girls with those creepy elf ears, another girl being forcibly breast-raped by a very phallic microphone and just titties fucking everywhere.  Yeah, I'm not looking at any of that garbage.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on January 25, 2012, 12:39 am
It's pretty fucking dreadful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on January 25, 2012, 09:17 am
hey chronicles it would be nice if you didn't post anime tits inline.

thanks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on January 25, 2012, 09:26 am
i am the dumb


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on January 29, 2012, 02:39 am
I think the crown jewel of shit in his comic archive has to be one where the punchline to a comic is Link raping Zelda. Lest you think his awfullness is limited to comics, his gallery is equally awful, like this tribute(?) (NSFW) (http://shadbase.com/digital-gallery/?pid=600) to Japan in light of their earthquake where he continues his shameless tradition of dead sexualized women.

Moving from horrible nerd bullshit from some random douche to horrible nerd bullshit from a major video game company, remember EDI (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/EDI) from Mass Effect 2? Remember how she was basically one of the few (if not, the only) non-sexualized female in the game, and that was because she was a spherical hologram?

Well, it looks like Bioware is going to fix that.

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q625/chassan1/scan0001.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 29, 2012, 02:56 am
this tribute(?) (NSFW) (http://shadbase.com/digital-gallery/?pid=600)

Jesus christing fuck almighty


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 29, 2012, 06:38 am
EDI needs a hip replacement.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Finlander on January 29, 2012, 09:33 am
Well EDI's going to need a body if she's going to fuck Shepard.


haha that's not even a joke


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 29, 2012, 10:05 am
Apparently the go-to character for EDI boning is Joker.

:( (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_k9sb8bSShso/S9mwCqELqxI/AAAAAAAADY4/XOm3UX7ebEg/s1600/Joker+and+EDI.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 29, 2012, 01:05 pm
Quote
The Mass Effect version of Maria from Metropolis.

Uh, you guys realize that the robot version of Maria was a criticism of sexualized spectacle, right?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 29, 2012, 01:58 pm
SO LONG AS I CAN USE A SIMPLE DIALOGUE TREE TO GET THAT CRITICISM OF SEXUAL SPECTACLE TO BONE SHEPARD I DON'T CARE.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 29, 2012, 02:08 pm
I was talking to BioWare, Rummy. I wasn't criticizing your wanton lust for 1s and 0s.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 29, 2012, 02:14 pm
NSFW those numbers there Snips, a child could be walking by or something.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 29, 2012, 07:10 pm
Get a chatroom, you two.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on January 29, 2012, 08:01 pm
Upload the logs when you're done. I'll need them for reasons.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 29, 2012, 08:05 pm
Hopefully you're filing a police report.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on February 07, 2012, 12:00 pm
Penn Jillette has a big problem with women, jokes. (http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/the-total-and-obvious-non-sexism-of-penn-jillette#When:13:50:31Z)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on February 07, 2012, 12:23 pm
I've always hated Penn Jillette but when people asked me why, I couldn't nail down a specific reason. Now I can.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 07, 2012, 12:37 pm
Penn Jillette has always been the stereotypical 'nerd who just read a thing', but he pre-dated wikipedia so people gave him a pass for being the kind of dick who only educates himself enough to support his already firm and shitty beliefs.

Basically, you have always had a reason to hate Penn Jillette, because he's a cunt.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on February 07, 2012, 12:53 pm
Quote from: Wikipedia
In July 1999, Jillette was granted U.S. Patent 5,920,923 for the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure. He has credited Debbie Harry of Blondie for suggesting the idea, as the two of them were once in a hot-tub and Harry made a remark about changing the jets for a woman's pleasure. Jillette liked the idea enough to pursue patent application at the USPTO under the patent title "Hydro-therapeutic stimulator".[16] The abstract of the patent explains that a "discharge nozzle is located within the tub and connected to the outlet, mounted to the seat so that the discharged water from the circulation pump automatically aligns with and is directed to stimulation points (i.e., the clitoris) of the female user when the female user sits in the seat." An article in the June 2006 issue of Playboy shed additional light on the invention. Originally, it was to be called the "ClitJet", however he stated that "Jill-Jet" was more suitable because it included his name in the title.

Jesus Christ. Keep it classy, Penn.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 07, 2012, 03:43 pm
He can fuck right off, no way is he going to ruin Deborah Harry for me.

This means war.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on February 07, 2012, 04:20 pm
He can fuck right off, no way is he going to ruin masturbating in a hot tub for me.

This means war.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 07, 2012, 04:46 pm
Well now you've just gone and ruined everything.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on February 08, 2012, 06:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/v8q0J.png) (http://i.imgur.com/v8q0J.png)
Click for full size.

I shrank it to the least table-breaking I could where I could still read it. This is theamazingatheist a somewhat well known youtuber guy who is just awful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 08, 2012, 07:04 pm
I think after Bondfiction's reminder none of us will ever forget who theamazingaetheist is.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on February 08, 2012, 07:06 pm
Holy shit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 08, 2012, 07:48 pm
TheRapeLovingAtheist

And it's pretty overshadowed by how disgusting he is, but what a consistently clueless dumbass.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on February 08, 2012, 08:27 pm
From that thread (http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/pfejx/i_love_how_the_whiny_feminist_morality_brigade/):

Quote from: teefs
coming from a man who called bullying victims who committed suicide "pussies"

Quote from: TAA
Yes. So?

Also, he apologized, but not really (http://www.reddit.com/r/ShitRedditSays/comments/pgufe/meta_so_the_amazing_atheist_messaged_me_an_apology/):

(http://i.imgur.com/DDWHJ.png)

ha ha ha "bully"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 13, 2012, 01:50 pm
 Freeze Raw Bacon to Avoid Spoilage [Food Hacks] (http://lifehacker.com/5884323/freeze-raw-bacon-to-avoid-spoilage)



THANKS FOR THE SWEET TIPS ON HACKING MY FOOD BY USING A DECADES OLD METHOD LIFEHACKER


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on February 13, 2012, 03:57 pm
Farm Hack:  Plant different crops in different seasons, and every third year, let one of your fields lie fallow!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 13, 2012, 07:28 pm
Butt hack: wipe your butt after pooping


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 13, 2012, 09:17 pm
Haha, Lee is too poor to own a bidet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 14, 2012, 01:26 am
Freeze Raw Bacon to Avoid Spoilage [Food Hacks] (http://lifehacker.com/5884323/freeze-raw-bacon-to-avoid-spoilage)



THANKS FOR THE SWEET TIPS ON HACKING MY FOOD BY USING A DECADES OLD METHOD LIFEHACKER

I can see the editorial meeting now...

"Guys, we're losing traffic. What kind of topics are big with our demographic right now?"

"Well, I guess they really love bacon. In fact, I'm pretty sure they eat nothing else."

"Seriously? Bacon? What could we possibly do with bacon that even these unhygienic shut-ins wouldn't already know?"

"Hang on... Unhygienic... I think I just got a brilliant idea."

Next week: How To Wash Your Hands Before Eating Bacon, How Use Cutlery On Bacon


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 14, 2012, 07:19 pm
hacks fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 14, 2012, 10:00 pm
jimbob is a hack.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on February 15, 2012, 03:10 pm
JIMBOB THE PLANET


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 15, 2012, 03:24 pm
(http://craphound.com/images/mariocompletesetof9.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 15, 2012, 09:33 pm
All I could think of reading that last one was:

"Her life is in your hands, Dude, her life is in your hands!"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on February 15, 2012, 09:52 pm
The scope of this thread is still weird to me. We have objectively terrible people piled in with people who do video game-themed graphic design projects.

The latter seems more like a "nerds can be mildly irritating" situation.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 15, 2012, 10:02 pm
Abe only has one level of hatred.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on February 16, 2012, 04:34 am
(https://shop.blindferret.com/uploads/products/00d42b724de0425dfbba922d9cf8d5816708f415.jpg)

Yep, it's a real, actual shirt of a child molestation based Star Wars joke, and it's for real sale.

I can see how it's actually mildly funny, but I just wish the world as a whole could finally get the fuck over Star Wars.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 16, 2012, 07:42 am
I just wish the world as a whole could finally get the fuck over Star Wars.

that's kind of the point of the shirt. in a terrible way it is making fun of those who claim lucas is "raping their childhood"

also,
The scope of this thread is still weird to me. We have objectively terrible people piled in with people who do video game-themed graphic design projects.

i don't see much of a difference between the two.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 16, 2012, 08:21 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34x6m-ahGIo


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on February 16, 2012, 12:39 pm
Malcolm X Mermaid Fucker


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 16, 2012, 03:30 pm
The scope of this thread is still weird to me. We have objectively terrible people piled in with people who do video game-themed graphic design projects.

The latter seems more like a "nerds can be mildly irritating" situation.

Whatever helps you sleep at night. (http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzi3d5liOc1qbw2q1o1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on February 16, 2012, 03:37 pm
I think that's more of a sexism-themed graphic design project. That nerd still very much fucking sucks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on February 19, 2012, 07:04 pm
ugh yuck ick gaah AIEE (http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/2012/02/concerning-hobbits-love-and-movie-adaptations/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PatrickRothfuss+%28Patrick+Rothfuss%29)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 20, 2012, 01:47 am
Nerds should be banned from making analogies.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Doktor Puppykicker on February 20, 2012, 01:55 am
Oh no a film adaptation will visualize what a novel merely alluded to time to break out the disturbing sex metaphors.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on February 20, 2012, 01:30 pm
http://www.destructoid.com/bioware-writer-s-vagina-versus-the-internet-222206.phtml


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 20, 2012, 01:57 pm
Nerds should be banned from making analogies.

Also

Quote
It’s like this: Tolkien’s books were full of subtle tension, drama, action, good characters, and a world of startling and immersive richness.

It is not like that. Not like that at all.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 20, 2012, 02:51 pm
It's like that a little bit.  In that one part.  You know the one I'm talking about.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 20, 2012, 03:05 pm
(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/lonespear/daredevilblackcat.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 20, 2012, 03:14 pm
haha what the hell comic people


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 20, 2012, 03:25 pm
(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/lonespear/fingers.png)

(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l238/lonespear/fingers2.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 20, 2012, 04:01 pm
I'm glad he didn't take his gloves off, she might have discovered his secret identity.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 20, 2012, 04:03 pm
How come he's white in the first panel and black in the second?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 20, 2012, 04:05 pm
Affirmative action.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 20, 2012, 04:13 pm
That's it, we need a new hero.

Someone to take back AMERICA.



Bring me a mask, a cape, a bodybuilder, and a quadbike.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 21, 2012, 07:59 am
http://www.destructoid.com/bioware-writer-s-vagina-versus-the-internet-222206.phtml

Jesus Christ, how are human beings capable of being so dumb


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on February 21, 2012, 01:15 pm
this should be in the nerds fucking suck thread


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 22, 2012, 11:31 pm
A review of Kevin Smith's show about comic book shops (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/02/16/comic-book-men-review-kevin-smith/)

Quote
This dude... There's a part during the flea market competition where he just starts smashing these collectible plates that one of the other guys is selling as part of some kind of aggressive sales tactic, and also so that the other dude can't sell them and beat him at the contest. A nearby senior citizen sees this and walks over to yell at him for being a dick, and he immediately backs down and pays for the things he broke. Then the old man leaves, and just as quickly as he backed down, Bryan gets tough again and demands his money back until the other guy shuffles like a kicked puppy and hands it over.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 23, 2012, 12:12 am
Hey, I caught that show!

Quote
Except for the part about three minutes in when they start talking about which super-heroines they want to have sex with, which is a nice way to confirm every negative image of comic book store employees right at the start.

This where I came in and where I changed the channel.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 23, 2012, 12:42 am
I watched the whole first episode hoping that it'd maybe go into a little more comic history but nope, bullying each other and filming people that came into the store to try and offload some of their personal stuff and watching them haggle the price. It was all kinds of terrible.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on February 23, 2012, 01:53 am
A few pages ago, I posted a picture of EDI's new character model in the Mass Effect 3 game. It got taken down (that's what I get for trusting someone else's photobucket link) but here it is again (http://i.imgur.com/ILkzE.jpg) (if a mod could use that link to replace the broken one, I would appreciate it).

I thought it couldn't get any worse, but apparently this is the voice of the new Prothean squad member:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK99_T61alc

Favorite relevant comment from this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri0vrJ-y2zM):

Quote from: TobiasMakesNoise
You must buy the launch DLC and embark on your mission to form the first Prothean bobsled team.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 23, 2012, 02:59 am
I'd argue that it didn't get worse


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Driscoll on February 23, 2012, 06:49 am
I'm not sure I understand what's wrong with a Jamaican accent, but yeah, ME3 is looking pretty disappointing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on February 23, 2012, 08:03 am
I'm not sure what to think about the Jamaican accent.  If they just hired a guy with a Jamaican accent to portray the alien then that could be OK, one of the alien main characters has a Russian accent after all.  I don't like the idea of using accents to highlight aliens being weird and exotic, but I don't know if it's honest to god racist, they're not like Watto the Space Jew from Star Wars.  That EDI thing is a lot more cut and dried, what the fuck is wrong with you Bioware.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 23, 2012, 09:07 am
but I don't know if it's honest to god racist, they're not like Watto the Space Jew from Star Wars.

yes, they are


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 23, 2012, 09:15 am
A good litmus test for racism in sci-fi/fantasy is to count the number of ethnic humans there are. If the majority of black/asian/etc voices are used for species other than human, it's racist as fuck.

By the way, most fantasy/sci-fi is racist as fuck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on February 23, 2012, 02:49 pm
I never did get that. Is there supposed to be the implication that all non-white people evolved into radically different things, while white people stayed the same? Or is it saying that in the future there's some super-racist Space Hitler in charge? Unless there's some rational, non-racist reason that black people stop existing between now and then, of course.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 23, 2012, 04:07 pm
I noticed something similar in Morrowind. The anthropomorphic beast races tend to have non-European accents. There's cat-men who sound like Arabs or Persians or something and are known for being untrustworthy, drug-addled thieves.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on February 23, 2012, 07:05 pm
Why is it racist to co-opt a human accent for aliens? That's not saying it isn't, but I can't put it in words to save my liberal ass.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 23, 2012, 07:26 pm
I'm in "I don't really think this is bad especially compared to some of the other details that have surfaced" camp. 

A good litmus test for racism in sci-fi/fantasy is to count the number of ethnic humans there are. If the majority of black/asian/etc voices are used for species other than human, it's racist as fuck.

Mass Effect has a pretty decent ethnic mix of humans in its main/supporting cast.  Off the top of my head there's Jacob Taylor, Captain Anderson, Counselor Udina, and Kasumi Goto, who are all major characters.

Plus, of the aliens, only Tali has a non-Western accent, and it's even demonstrated that not all Quarians have that accent, just her.  It's likely true of the Protheans as well.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on February 23, 2012, 07:59 pm
I checked youtube and you're right, the rest of the Quarians don't sound Russian. I wonder why I remembered it that way. I guess I'm the racist.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on February 23, 2012, 08:13 pm
I found this, though. It's pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBruK8qW1E4


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on February 23, 2012, 08:53 pm
Could have been worse, I was expecting that terrible Nigel Thornberry face.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JackyGoBang on February 23, 2012, 09:24 pm
Not to nerd stench or anything but the Tali and the other quarians (almost, Claudia Black and Adam Baldwin don't) are all supposed to have Romani accents. I can't recall if that was ever confirmed by a developer but it's supported in the text of the game. I.E., the assholes in the galaxy negatively stereotype the quarians as parasites and thieves and weirdos, and they literally have a space caravan. I think they explain the in-universe translation being accented as a side effect of all of their various dialects being mixed together due to cramped living conditions.

As for the prothean guy, I guess I'm not really getting what's so racist about the dude having an accent. Mass Effect in general has one of the more diverse human casts in sci-fi/fantasy I've seen and your alien party members, Tali aside, mostly sound like newscasters.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: George Tirebiter on February 23, 2012, 10:34 pm
Why is it racist to co-opt a human accent for aliens? That's not saying it isn't, but I can't put it in words to save my liberal ass.

How about this: it's bad when non-white (or non-American/European) accents are used as an analogy for non-human, both because it assumes that the accent will signify "otherness" to the audience (i.e., it won't be the accent of the audience, their family, or friends) and because of the obvious dehumanizing implications.


That's the best I can come up with.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 23, 2012, 11:09 pm
Also, putting a racial stereotype in your game isn't cool just because you make them look like a cat or an alien or whatever.  You can't just say, "No, see, they're based on an awful racial profile, but they're not humans so it's okay!"  That's still pretty damn racist.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Driscoll on February 24, 2012, 01:02 am
I'm not sure what "awful racial stereotype" you're talking about, unless you feel that simply having a Jamaican accent is inherently awful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Driscoll on February 24, 2012, 01:06 am
It's also silly that people 1000 years in the future would mainly have North American accents, but all the main characters do. No one gets upset when aliens have English accents, so what is wrong with a Jamaican one? Also, it's not like they chose an embarrassing creature, the Protheans are like the oldest and most technologically advanced species in the game.


*none of what I just said applies to the Star Wars Prequels, those accents were racist as fuck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 24, 2012, 01:52 am
Why is it racist to co-opt a human accent for aliens? That's not saying it isn't, but I can't put it in words to save my liberal ass.

If you try parsing what I actually wrote instead of only picking the words that suit you, you might find it a bit easier to figure out.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on February 24, 2012, 02:13 am
well i think that dude sounds badass as heck and he's definitely gonna be on my squad


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 24, 2012, 02:35 am
It's an odd bit of characterization. From what little I know of the game it doesn't look like they're using Proths to lampoon Jamaicans or anything. I don't at all care for the lazy "put a non-American accent on an alien to highlight how exotic they are" thing if that was the intention and I can see how an argument could be made for some crypto racist implications there. But otherwise I think whoever was responsible probably just thinks Jamaican accents sound cool and there's not much else to it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 24, 2012, 03:14 am
Looks like Lucas managed to ruin Jamaican accents for everyone else.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 24, 2012, 09:37 am
No one gets upset when aliens have English accents, so what is wrong with a Jamaican one?

"no one gets upset when they call me a cracker why can't i call them a nigger"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on February 24, 2012, 11:00 am
So I've been thinking about this whole aliens and accents thing, at first I was all nah that's not really a thing but then after a bit of reflection I realised:

Almost all the alien races - Asari, Salarians, Turians, Krogan, Volus, Hanar, Elcor, even Batarians get a pass on this one - are all yanks or poms through a filter.

But the Quarians sound like space gypsies and the Prothean sounds Jamaican. And given that the Collectors are as we have seen Protheans why would the Prothean not sound like them?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 24, 2012, 01:57 pm
I'm not sure what "awful racial stereotype" you're talking about, unless you feel that simply having a Jamaican accent is inherently awful.
I was more talking about the Khajit (cat people) in the Elder Scrolls.  Should've been more specific about that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 24, 2012, 02:10 pm
You shouldn't have to be specific to make your point clear on this because it's pretty fucking obvious.

Minorities are dehumanised enough already in mainstream entertainment that any new character to ME3 that sounds like an African warlord should set off alarm bells in people who are not terrible. This is not complicated, guys.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 24, 2012, 02:35 pm
Fair enough. Regardless of what the intention was, I can agree the message it conveys is fucked up.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 24, 2012, 02:42 pm
And given that the Collectors are as we have seen Protheans why would the Prothean not sound like them?

Small point of order; we don't actually know what most Protheans/Collectors sound like.  The only real time they've "talked" was when Harbinger was speaking through one of them.

Minorities are dehumanised enough already in mainstream entertainment that any new character to ME3 that sounds like an African warlord should set off alarm bells in people who are not terrible. This is not complicated, guys.

Seriously?  So because there are racial stereotypes in other creative works, no aliens should be allowed to have non-white accents?  This is a thing that you actually think?

Also, "African warlord"? 


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 24, 2012, 02:46 pm
Seriously?  So because there are racial stereotypes in other creative works, no aliens should be allowed to have non-white accents?  This is a thing that you actually think?

you are terrible at reading


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 24, 2012, 03:14 pm
Seriously?  So because there are racial stereotypes in other creative works, no aliens should be allowed to have non-white accents?  This is a thing that you actually think?

An accent alone is not racist.  A bunch of aliens who sound like gypsies and ride around in a space caravan being all grubby and dirty and stealing other people's stuff is extremely racist.

I'll admit I don't know much about who the Prothean is gonna be, but that's still a fucking ridiculous accent and it would be really easy for it to become racist simply by being so over-the-top.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 24, 2012, 03:17 pm
additionally, nerds STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR DUMB VIDEO GAME LIKE IT IS REAL

quit trying to make logical arguments about how things would be IN A WORLD THAT DOESN'T EXIST

these games and the decision to make them how they are were not created in a goddamned vacuum. they were created by people in this world who whether intentionally or not have projected their societal prejudices and biases into it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 24, 2012, 03:20 pm
The top-rated comment from the "Prothean Speaks" video:

Quote
I think the Protheans were interested in Earth because there was a lot of pot....

Yeah, the accent was a bad idea.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 24, 2012, 03:28 pm
I just wanted to say that the series is fairly multicultural, so I actually went and counted the squad member voice actors' races and what kind of character they're playing.

Mass Effect
White humans: 1
Non-white humans: 1
White aliens: 3
Non-white aliens: 1

Mass Effect 2
White humans: 3
Non-white humans: 2
White aliens: 7
Non-white aliens: 1

Mass Effect 3
(What is currently known)
White humans: 2
Non-white humans: 1
White aliens: 2
Non-white aliens: 2

If anything, there's too many white people voice acting as aliens.

/horrible fucking nerdout


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 24, 2012, 03:30 pm
The top-rated comment from the "Prothean Speaks" video:

Quote
I think the Protheans were interested in Earth because there was a lot of pot....

Yeah, the accent was a bad idea.

Also its clearly African, right? So good knowledge of Africa there, dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 24, 2012, 06:58 pm
additionally, nerds STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR DUMB VIDEO GAME LIKE IT IS REAL

quit trying to make logical arguments about how things would be IN A WORLD THAT DOESN'T EXIST

these games and the decision to make them how they are were not created in a goddamned vacuum. they were created by people in this world who whether intentionally or not have projected their societal prejudices and biases into it.

To build on this, Bioware has proven their ability to create culturally distinct aliens without resorting to human "otherness". It's not like they're creatively incapable of doing this.

Case in point:
Almost all the alien races - Asari, Salarians, Turians, Krogan, Volus, Hanar, Elcor, even Batarians get a pass on this one - are all yanks or poms through a filter.

What is so hard about finding ways of constructing two additional alien races as alien without insinuating that a particular human accent is equally alien?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on February 24, 2012, 07:00 pm
Why is it racist to co-opt a human accent for aliens? That's not saying it isn't, but I can't put it in words to save my liberal ass.

If you try parsing what I actually wrote instead of only picking the words that suit you, you might find it a bit easier to figure out.

I wasn't responding to you. Perhaps you should parse what I wrote!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on February 24, 2012, 07:02 pm
Another facet is that non Western/European accents have long been used to create demeaning stereotypes of people. It's like auditory blackface. Transferring that stereotype to an alien is arguably more demeaning since, as Snips wrote, it includes the implication that those cultures are alien.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 25, 2012, 03:38 am
I don't get why this one apparently advanced and intelligent character having a Jamaican accent is such a big deal. Believe me when I say that I am painfully aware that stereotypes of non-white ethnicities are used to dehumanize and degrade. This one specific character does not seem to be an example of that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 25, 2012, 04:12 am
Minorities are dehumanised enough already in mainstream entertainment that any new character to ME3 that sounds like an African warlord should set off alarm bells in people who are not terrible. This is not complicated, guys.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 25, 2012, 04:23 am
Yes, I know how to read. It must be nice to feel like the issue of race in mainstream media is not complicated. But it is.

It fucking sucks that there is almost no cool character out there that I feel like I can identify with. At least it did when I was growing up. No game, movie, show, or book had a character that was much like me. The fantasy genre was even worse. Everything was so Anglo, unless it was evil, dumb, or servile. Be they human, alien, animal, whatever. Anything that was cool was not like me. Like I said, I am aware of the dehumanization of minorities in mainstream media. I am also aware of the non-existence of minorities in mainstream media and entertainment unless it is to illustrate something bad. So yes, when you see something with the characteristics of an ethnic minority in mainstream media you need to scrutinize it. And most of the time it's going to turn out to be some terrible stereotype. This doesn't seem to be the case in this example.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 25, 2012, 04:24 am
Watch out Cat, I see another condescending, dismissive self-quote on the horizon


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 25, 2012, 04:28 am
Quote from: RummyLu
I rock. Oh yeah, I do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 25, 2012, 04:28 am
It doesn't have to be the case in this one specific example, but it can never be removed from that in the wider context of the media. This has been repeated over the last couple of pages in so many different ways that I honestly can't comprehend how you can come so close to the point and still continue to miss it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 25, 2012, 04:30 am
Again, since Bioware has proven that they have been able to create interesting and unique accents and characteristics for their alien characters with voice filters or whatever, they shouldn't have to resort to human ethnicity to convey the idea of alienness.

This isn't to say that only white accents should be used in voice acting (that would be just as racist). But don't segregate those accents to the otherness of a particular alien race. Is this one voice indicative of the entire Prothean accent? We obviously can't tell yet. But considering that they've done that with one race already, it's best to err on the side of caution here, which is why these red flags are popping up.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 25, 2012, 04:40 am
Well, I guess I'll just never understand racism in mainstream media.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on February 25, 2012, 04:50 am
Well, with this one instance (a few snippets of random lines, none with any real information or anything) we can't really say much as of yet because that might just be the one dude, but given the history of this sort of thing, that they've used that voice is slighty worrying because video games aren't exactly mature and thought out. But if they handle it properly as they've shown they can, then cool. But the point generally stands as is, given ELeswyr's arab-cat people who are all theives and drug dealers (not sure if that's an example of racism by development or just racism in the in-game world or what), and Mass Effect's space-Romanies (which I know nothing about except what you guys have mentioned here, because I haven't played Mass Effect, nor do I particularly give a toss), sci-fi and fantasy media have a pretty poor history of that sort of thing.

Of course, I'm probably also missing a a colossal chuck of the big picture, and I'm sure one of you guys will happily enlighten me by quoting things at me that I've already read.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 05:38 am
It seems fairly racist. Nerds seem mad about people mentioning this, I think this all seems to fit the thread fine. Good work everyone.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 25, 2012, 09:58 am
Watch out Cat, I see another condescending, dismissive self-quote on the horizon

kindly fuck off you dumb fucking nerd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 25, 2012, 09:59 am
Well, I guess I'll just never understand racism in mainstream media.

rule of thumb: more often than not, it's fucking racist as shit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 25, 2012, 11:09 am
So yes, when you see something with the characteristics of an ethnic minority in mainstream media you need to scrutinize it. And most of the time it's going to turn out to be some terrible stereotype. This doesn't seem to be the case in this example.

The problem isn't that the character is a stereotype--for all we know, at least, he's not bopping around talking about ganja and dropping bumbaclots every other word.  Nobody is even making that argument.  This is why Calvin quotes himself at you again; because it's been discussed what is wrong with it and you're arguing against a point that's not being made.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 25, 2012, 11:11 am
Is it just Mass Effect that gets this flack, Bioware's Dragon Age series probably has the same stuff going on. As far as I could tell Mass Effect 2 was nothing but a mining and boning simulator, nothing deeper.

EDIT: Personally I find the way they've personified the EDI character more problematic than the new guy's accent.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 25, 2012, 11:48 am
I understand the point that is being made. No non-western European accents on non-human characters because those are often used to dehumanize. I understand the caution for sure. I just don't think using a non-western accent on a non-human character always has to be wrong, even if in most real world examples it is. Maybe this will all turn out to be terribly racist, but it doesn't look like we know enough to throw it in with the rape and child porn.

Well, I guess I'll just never understand racism in mainstream media.

rule of thumb: more often than not, it's fucking racist as shit

Thanks but I was being sarcastic.



But whatever. I'll just continue to sit back and let a bunch of white dudes teach me about racism and sexism.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 12:05 pm
Hahaha. God damn Cat. God damn.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 25, 2012, 12:06 pm
Maybe a moderator should move this discussion out of the 'Rape And Child Porn' thread.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 12:09 pm
And please, no none rapists contributing, you could not understand the issues at play.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 25, 2012, 12:10 pm
At least we've demonstrated that there totally should be a nerds fucking suck subforum


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on February 25, 2012, 12:12 pm
it turns out we were the nerds all along


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 12:13 pm
I dont even know what has happened here. There is some probably racist voice clip from some game and it has turned like 90% of those discussing it into total morons or complete jerks. Cat's post is pretty much the cap on "shit have we gone insane".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 12:13 pm
We need an "over reacting jerks fucking suck" thread, stat.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on February 25, 2012, 12:13 pm
Hi! I honestly never thought how using non-american/-european accents on aliens as being racist, but now I see and I understand how it is racist. Thanks!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on February 25, 2012, 12:21 pm
Sex has been a major problem in Mass Effect since day one; I'm not really surprised about EDI as she's pretty much the only female character who hasn't been sexualised at this point, and that's because at the end of Mass Effect 2 she was maternalised instead.  Of course there was Ashley in the first game, I kind of liked her, but she's been made more sexy for her ME3 appearance too.

For those who never played the games, there are five main alien species in Mass Effect: quarians, krogans, asari, salarians and turians.  Of those species, you see female versions of two: the asari are literally a race of sexy women who can mate with any other species in the universe, and the quarians are the space gypsies, and we see several female ones.  Of the other three species, we have not seen a single female.  There are several minor species and we very rarely see females of them either, although in many cases it's kind of hard to tell.  My wife said she read somewhere that Bioware didn't know how to make the female aliens distinct from the males so they just didn't bother including any.  I'm inclined to believe this explanation despite how horseshit it is, since we see a female krogan in the ME3 demo and it's just a slightly thinner male krogan in a burqa.

On accents, when I saw The Phantom Menace in my teens I kind of liked that the aliens had different accents; it made sense to me that people who are originally spoke their own language and have had to learn this universal common language to deal with other cultures would still have an accent.  If they can find a way to make it definitely not racist then I would still like more accented aliens in sci-fi.  Farscape making them all Australian was a good start.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 25, 2012, 12:25 pm
I wrote that last line out of anger that has little to do with the specific topic at hand. I feel that frequently when these issues are talked about here it can get pretty condescending. And I definitely feel like a few people just use the issue to lord over people and make themselves feel better. Maybe you don't, but it comes off that way. And it's sort of insulting.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on February 25, 2012, 02:18 pm
And please, no none rapists contributing, you could not understand the issues at play.

I don't know, if a rapist popped in to share their raping experiences, I would not readily correct them no matter how extensive my understanding of the bigger raping picture. You can't blame Cat for getting pissed, man is everyone this thread being a jerk. Except Rummy, and surprisingly, Illit. Actually Snips is doing okay too. Probably someone I missed. Okay, half of the people in this thread are currently awful.

Me, I am never touchy. You could learn from my flawless history of not losing my mind in the links forum.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: WhiteGuilt on February 25, 2012, 02:24 pm
Whole bunch of pent up racism in this thread.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 02:39 pm
And please, no none rapists contributing, you could not understand the issues at play.

I don't know, if a rapist popped in to share their raping experiences, I would not readily correct them no matter how extensive my understanding of the bigger raping picture.

This would make sense if it was a thread about rapists, not a computer game with some rape cultur.... Man I am not even dignifying this with further dumb analogy. Luna is now in the silly camp too.

I do like how people are strawmanning the shit out of each other, reframing the argument so they can fight against oppression that isn't taking place over the dumbest and simplest thing. If anyone asked me what would lead to the most hyperbole and prissy nonsense, African accents as shorthand alien would not have been a major guess of mine.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 02:41 pm
Also I am not kidding there about liking all this. Abe, Shenan, Cat and Luna giving us the spectrum of dickish right through to deep end crazy claims is really reminding me of the good old PWOT days you rarely see anymore. FIGHT. KILL. DRAMA.

Better than tv. I love all you guys.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on February 25, 2012, 02:44 pm
Funny, that's just what someone AWFUL would say!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 02:46 pm
DANCE FOR ME, MY CRAZY PUPPETS.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Finlander on February 25, 2012, 03:01 pm
Leave someone awful alone, they got reddit to get rid of child porn.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on February 25, 2012, 03:25 pm
Is WhiteGuilt a gag account like Humor For Mens on the twitters? What is his/her purpose here. Let us discuss this in depth.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 25, 2012, 03:27 pm
I think its definitely Yowhound.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on February 25, 2012, 03:34 pm
Am I the only one getting turned on by this?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on February 25, 2012, 04:52 pm
nope


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RockinJoe12 on February 25, 2012, 05:51 pm
nerds fuck and suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: George Tirebiter on February 25, 2012, 06:02 pm
But mostly metaphorically.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 25, 2012, 06:30 pm
Okay, I didn't want to have to step in and moderate here, but I think I'm going to have to be the one who asks the real question raised by this hullaballoo that we've all been dancing around for fear of stepping on toes -- should I get Mass Effect 2?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on February 25, 2012, 06:31 pm
If you enjoyed the first one yeah, otherwise you're not missing too much.

I probably won't even get the third, just with the way the trend seems to be going in that series.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on February 25, 2012, 08:29 pm
I've got a more important question

what the fuck is a bumbaclot


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on February 25, 2012, 08:34 pm
A used sanitary napkin.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on February 25, 2012, 08:39 pm
should I get Mass Effect 2?

If you like to burn hours making super racist characters, the creation system's got the detail you need. The rest is alright if you like space schlock.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on February 25, 2012, 10:14 pm
mass effect fucking owns you get to have sex with aliens and punch people in the face and shoot missiles at stuff


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on February 26, 2012, 12:42 am
Just don't get it for console because otherwise the mineral scanning thing will make you want to kill yourself when it takes 5 hours to do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 26, 2012, 04:57 am
Oh hey in nerds fucking suck news Fat, Ugly or Slutty (http://fatuglyorslutty.com/) is a site some lady gamers made to showcase the dumb messages weirdo neckbeards harass them with.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on February 26, 2012, 07:59 am
(http://fatuglyorslutty.com/wp-content/uploads/DEADMANRISINGG.jpg)

Reel this one in immediately, ladies


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 26, 2012, 08:18 am
Looks like they all have four to five stars of "Rep".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 26, 2012, 09:25 am
That's the measure of how reprehensible they are.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 26, 2012, 12:57 pm

Thanks but I was being sarcastic.

sorry i must have missed that in the midst of all the dumb


Quote
But whatever. I'll just continue to sit back and let a bunch of white dudes teach me about racism and sexism.

hahahahahahhahahahahahahhahaaa


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on February 26, 2012, 01:43 pm
Cat, don't get offended and waste this opportunity to throw down!

Abe, you post like a belligerent drunk, with all of the charm of an uncle who inherited his mother's four-bedroom house at the end of a two-mile driveway, after he spends twenty years muttering in the same recliner.


(These are jokes, you are probably nice.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on February 26, 2012, 01:45 pm
(Probably not.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on February 26, 2012, 01:50 pm
I bet offline Abe is the kind of person to prepare hors d'oeuvres for guests that take into consideration any special dietary requirements.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 26, 2012, 02:04 pm
I feel that frequently when these issues are talked about here it can get pretty condescending. And I definitely feel like a few people just use the issue to lord over people and make themselves feel better. Maybe you don't, but it comes off that way. And it's sort of insulting.
I wrote with you in mind specifically, Abe. You went from repeatedly using the n-word to suddenly being the racist police. It seems clear to me that the issue of race and sex is just a way for you to belittle and degrade people in a more socially acceptable way and I find it very insulting. Racism and sexism is something I have lived with all my life so yeah I'm going to be super-fucking sensitive about it. You can go ahead and continue to condescend to me and say that it's because I am dumb and has nothing to do with race or gender, but think about what has informed my life experiences and the way I react to things. If perception is so important that ME cannot use non-western accents even if nothing else about the character seems racist then I hope the perception of your attitudes and motivations about racism and sexism by someone with firsthand experience with the issue at hand might make you self-reflect. Or you can continue to <3 sluts, you hypocrite. It's okay if  you say it, you're not sexist.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 02:27 pm
If you guys split up can I live with grandma?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 02:41 pm
Oh man, it is still on, awesome.

I feel that frequently when these issues are talked about here it can get pretty condescending. And I definitely feel like a few people just use the issue to lord over people and make themselves feel better. Maybe you don't, but it comes off that way. And it's sort of insulting.
I wrote with you in mind specifically, Abe. You went from repeatedly using the n-word to suddenly being the racist police. It seems clear to me that the issue of race and sex is just a way for you to belittle and degrade people in a more socially acceptable way and I find it very insulting. Racism and sexism is something I have lived with all my life so yeah I'm going to be super-fucking sensitive about it. You can go ahead and continue to condescend to me and say that it's because I am dumb and has nothing to do with race or gender, but think about what has informed my life experiences and the way I react to things. If perception is so important that ME cannot use non-western accents even if nothing else about the character seems racist then I hope the perception of your attitudes and motivations about racism and sexism by someone with firsthand experience with the issue at hand might make you self-reflect. Or you can continue to <3 sluts, you hypocrite. It's okay if  you say it, you're not sexist.

I think you might continue to get mixed responses if you mix up your (natural and understandable) hatred of Abe attack, your opinion on this issue and your own issues about race and the "tone of everyone who ever corrects you" into one big ball like they are what is being discussed.

Like Abe is a known jerk, you are a known passive-aggressive-when-challenged-on-some-area-of-ignorance person. And maybe the fact you are both flawed, and not awesome like me, should bring you together.

And really, if "hey this racist thing seems like it is going to be racist... nah I think theres some context to that, we just dont have it yet or maybe its just ignorance or something, I am not sure" should not be the argument that turns everyone crazy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 02:50 pm
The argument that turns us crazy should be, "which cheese is superior?" Because I will motherfucking throw down if someone disparages pecorino.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 02:51 pm
More like PUKEorino.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 26, 2012, 02:51 pm
I've never had pecorino.  What's it like?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 02:53 pm
It is like puke.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 26, 2012, 02:54 pm
I stated very clearly what it was I am upset about. The issue that happened to trigger is not especially relevant except that it is an example of the larger issue that I see. I'd ask you what exactly do you think I am passive-aggressive/ignorant about, but I really don't care what you think about this after you told me yesterday that I should stay out of discussions about race.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on February 26, 2012, 02:54 pm
Cheese! (http://www.cheese.com/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on February 26, 2012, 02:55 pm
Cat stop ruining the cheese thread


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 03:07 pm
I stated very clearly what it was I am upset about. The issue that happened to trigger is not especially relevant except that it is an example of the larger issue that I see. I'd ask you what exactly do you think I am passive-aggressive/ignorant about, but I really don't care what you think about this after you told me yesterday that I should stay out of discussions about race.

Hahaha. Jesus Christ Cat. Jesus Christ. Being passive aggressive, to defend passive aggressiveness, while continuing to say weird shit. I am like 50% sure your account is actually Abe now. Some mega troll is occurring or something.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 03:08 pm
SHUT YOUR CULINARILY STUNTED MOUTH, GALE. THERE IS NO MORE USEFUL CHEESE TO HAVE ON HAND THAN PECORINO.

That said, feta is pretty cool and I like cheddar too but it's horrifyingly expensive where I live.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 03:11 pm
I vote for Cheddar. Simple, best, and like the cheapest. Its a cheese trifecta.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 03:12 pm
No mention of blue cheeses? Racist.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 26, 2012, 03:13 pm
How sharp do you guys like your cheddar?  I prefer medium or sharp.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 26, 2012, 03:14 pm
AMERICAN CHEESE USA

USA


USA


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on February 26, 2012, 03:14 pm
One time I ate at a buffet that had an entire cheese section, and I had some camembert and I thought it was pretty good. So camembert is the best.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 03:15 pm
How sharp do you guys like your cheddar?  I prefer medium or sharp.

Stabbingly sharp is the only way to go I reckon.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 03:18 pm
A medium seems like the right balance. But I guess it depends on what you are having it with, or just straight up.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 26, 2012, 03:23 pm
It's not cheddar unless it draws blood.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on February 26, 2012, 03:25 pm
Now, I don't want anyone to fly off the handle, but I don't really like cheese. I mean, edam, gouda, they're kinda okay, but I find cheddar revolting.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 03:26 pm
You utter savage.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on February 26, 2012, 03:30 pm
tdf fucking sucks


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 26, 2012, 03:32 pm
TDF is fucking trolling. Ban that guy someone.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on February 26, 2012, 03:52 pm
I feel we need the Karlski cheese chart back.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/Karlski/cheese.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on February 26, 2012, 04:00 pm
Muenster all day erryday


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on February 26, 2012, 04:00 pm
Munster is also pretty good.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on February 26, 2012, 04:06 pm
Stop with this dumb cheese shit you shits.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on February 26, 2012, 04:09 pm
Yeah, ricotta swiss gears.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on February 26, 2012, 04:27 pm
cheese nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on February 26, 2012, 04:28 pm
Curds fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: George Tirebiter on February 26, 2012, 04:56 pm
Kurds are awesome people, you racist bastard.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 26, 2012, 06:30 pm
So I just realized I think the Mass Effect games are only available for XBox and computers, so I can't get it after all since my 360 is bricked. I guess this whole conversation was for nothing. Sorry.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on February 26, 2012, 06:39 pm
The first Mass Effect is Microsoft exclusive, but the 2nd was released for PS3 as well.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on February 26, 2012, 07:26 pm
No love for Swiss? Brie? I can't jump on board and praise sharp cheddar as it deserves with all of these underrepresented cheeses.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on February 26, 2012, 08:20 pm
Brie is amazing and anyone who doesn't love it is wrong and stupid.

I bet offline Abe is the kind of person to prepare hors d'oeuvres for guests that take into consideration any special dietary requirements.

Also going back a couple of pages, I'm sure Abe discretely inquires about his guests' caloric requirements and prepares those hors d'oeuvres accordingly, with camembert for the more calorie-conscious and brie for the indulgent.

What he fails to inform his guests, however, is that the sweetbreads are cooked from glands of a mediocre flute player that he murdered and butchered, especially for them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on February 26, 2012, 09:29 pm
You both are right in the sense that all of his guests are entirely fictitious.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 26, 2012, 09:39 pm
I didn't know he and Yowhound were buddies.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 26, 2012, 11:06 pm
I think Abe is alright for the most SHOEHORNED IN LINK (http://pastebin.com/k43Q9UsZ) part.

Also I know whatever Wong and Cheese say has to be taken with a grain of salt. If any referenced posters want to correct allegations made against them, whatever, it was over a year ago, but I'm mildly curious to know how accurate their version of events is.

Sorry to derail the thread like this.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on February 26, 2012, 11:36 pm
http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=617.msg14662#msg14662


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on February 27, 2012, 02:57 am
SHOEHORNED IN LINK (http://pastebin.com/k43Q9UsZ)

Also I know whatever Wong and Cheese say has to be taken with a grain of salt. If any referenced posters want to correct allegations made against them, whatever, it was over a year ago, but I'm mildly curious to know how accurate their version of events is.

Quote from: David Wong
No, they all put that in their profiles back in March when they asked to be de-modded. I didn't ban them for it at the time, but when Nav came back and started trolling the site last month (posting and re-posting a deleted post -- this is what got Bondfiction banned, because then he decided to get in on the act and also re-posted it) then he was banned.

That's complete bullshit. In a thread discussing Ad-Block (I forget if that was what the thread was started for or if it had become a tangent), I suggested that using Ad-Block be added to the forum rules as being specifically bannable. My post was deleted, and so I asked why in the thread in Hitler's Brain where you're allowed to ask why your post was deleted. I described what I had said in the other thread. It was after that that I was banned, and my second post also deleted.

Funny thing, I found out later that Mortal Wombat had quoted my post from Hitler's Brain and pasted it into Modville, saying she agreed with me about adding that to the rules.


Edit:
Quote from: jryan
To tie all of this together, Nav and Abe were the two moderators I can remember getting into heated PM exchanges with in my time here.  Nav hated me for some reason.

This, however, is absolutely true. jryan fucking sucks and was only ever made a mod at Pwot because he was sucking up to Cheese as hard as he could.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 27, 2012, 03:53 am
JRyan is also the kind of annoying petty coward who will take any opportunity to criticise a person behind their back. The less we talk about him, the better.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on February 27, 2012, 05:32 am
Guys let's keep this drama going I'm going limp over here


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on February 27, 2012, 07:27 am
Swiss sucks, everyone who likes Swiss cheese is literally pro-heat death of the universe.

That orange gear is pretty good, Wensleydale? That is ok.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 27, 2012, 07:32 am
Karlski, this thread is now about posting controversial opinions, not things everyone already knows.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on February 27, 2012, 11:28 am
DRAMA BONER UPDATE: Throbbing like crazy


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on February 27, 2012, 01:44 pm
FUCK YOU SWISS-HATERS


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mid-Boss on February 27, 2012, 04:02 pm
if i see one more post about cheese i will delete you all from the internet


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 27, 2012, 04:09 pm
*punches Mid-Boss in the neck*


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on February 27, 2012, 05:23 pm
But whatever. I'll just continue to sit back and let a bunch of white dudes teach me about racism and sexism.

Okay, well since I always advocate not using charged language when talking about sensitive issues I'm going to go ahead and practice what I preach and apologize for saying this. This apology is especially for Lee, who may have interpreted this  comment directly at him though it wasn't for him in particular, and I am including Abe in this apology. Though I maintain my opinion of his behavior, I should  ot have addressed him in a rude way if I actually wanted a rational conversation of the issue. I am not taking back or apologizing for what I meant. But what I meant was not that white guys cannot have an opinion or discussion on race or gender issues or that, as a minority woman, that I am always right about these issues. I meant that I felt condescended to having racism explained to me, not that you can't disagree with me on what racism is. But the way I expressed that was rude and I should not have  been. But in case it isn't clear by now, my reaction was influenced by way more than the specific issue that was being discussed. I don't play  video games, so I do not care about ME3. And it was influenced by more than behavior that I see here, though they definitely are majorly influenced by behavior I see here.

In summary: I maintain my opinion of the overall situation here, but apologize for my rudeness when trying to address it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on February 28, 2012, 11:50 am
Which overall situation is that, specifically?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 28, 2012, 11:57 am
She's anti-swiss

AUUUUUUUUUUGHG


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mid-Boss on February 28, 2012, 11:59 am
Chronicles is banned.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 28, 2012, 12:05 pm
I think everyone is ok with that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 28, 2012, 12:16 pm
:(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on February 28, 2012, 12:17 pm
good save


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 29, 2012, 12:30 am
Street Fighter/Tekken game show competition turns into giant gross misogynist fiesta (http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/sexual-harassment-as-ethical-imperative-the-ugly-side-of-fighting-games)

Quote
“That’s what you’re trying to do to the fighting game community and it’s not right,” Aris continued. “It’s ethically wrong.” This may be the first time in the history of video games that someone had said that removing sexual harassment is ethically unjust.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 29, 2012, 03:19 am
Quote
“The beauty of the fighting game community, and you should know this - it’s based around not being welcome. That’s the beauty of it. That’s the key essence of it.  When you walk into an arcade for the first time, nobody likes you.”
Well, fuck you too, dude


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 29, 2012, 08:12 am
I'm watching that video now where he suggests the women mud wrestle and he gets the winner, then starts demanding she tell her bra size and yelling that she covers up. Holy shit, what a waste of life.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on February 29, 2012, 08:59 am
He issued a notpology (http://www.giantbomb.com/news/aris-aris-bakhtanians-releases-statement-on-recent-comments/4007/) along the lines of "I stand by what I said, I am sorry if you are sissy enough to be offended, please don't take my show away" today.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 29, 2012, 09:26 am
His mother must be proud.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Gitro on February 29, 2012, 09:26 am
Quote
mild hostility

Quote
Rea: When I go to SoCal regionals and I see a Phoenix [from Marvel vs. Capcom 3] on main stage getting blown up and there’s some dude in the audience just yelling “Bitch! Bitch!” every time she gets hit and then she killed and goes “Yeah, rape that bitch!” Yeah, that’s totally acceptable! Really? Really? You’re going to tell me that’s acceptable?

Bakhtanians: Look, man. What is unacceptable about that? There’s nothing unacceptable about that. These are people, we’re in America, man, this isn’t North Korea. We can say what we want. People get emotional.

Quote
Rea: Can I get my Street Fighter without sexual harassment?

Bakhtanians: You can’t. You can’t because they’re one and the same thing. This is a community that’s, you know, 15 or 20 years old, and the sexual harassment is part of a culture, and if you remove that from the fighting game community, it’s not the fighting game community--it’s StarCraft.

You can’t go to the NBA and say “hey, I like basketball, but I don’t want them to play with a basketball, I want them to play with a football.” It just doesn’t...it doesn’t make sense to have that attitude, you know? These things are established for years.

I was worried this might be a bit much but nah, this guy's awful and the community he supports and defends is awful, so in conclusion
(http://i.imgur.com/xvEiw.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 29, 2012, 12:49 pm
Quote
This may be the first time in the history of video games that someone had said that removing sexual harassment is ethically unjust.

That was probably just a rhetorical point (given the nature of the article), but it reminds me of how people in certain communities have selective blindness towards terrible behaviour from that community. Same with soccer fans, same with members of the Catholic church. There is a need to see the extreme behaviour as an aberration rather than something that is systemic, or at least tolerated by the community.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 29, 2012, 01:01 pm
IRONY?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on March 01, 2012, 04:43 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB1zJU08IiA


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 01, 2012, 06:10 pm
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on March 01, 2012, 07:04 pm
More Street Fighter-related stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an_dIZQDOGU

However, this story has a happy ending, because the show that these two idiots were featured on has lost a major sponsor, and the two idiots have since been fired. (http://shoryuken.com/2012/03/01/hurtful-speech-time-to-take-a-good-look-in-the-mirror/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 01, 2012, 08:35 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB1zJU08IiA

I was thinking, "Man, this dude is doing a pretty terrible Jason Mewes impression."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on March 01, 2012, 11:17 pm
my favorite part was when the caricature of a black boy with the afro pick in his hair yelled "daaaaaaaaamn!!!!"

fuck it, i'd watch for casper van dien


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on March 02, 2012, 04:32 am
From my works internal staff forum discussion of ME3 today;

Quote
First thing I'm doing is realizing my dream of boning Garrus.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on March 05, 2012, 05:58 pm
Kickstarter is used by a giant creep to be creepy as fuck (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057391410/women-in-gaming-the-fanboy-collection)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on March 05, 2012, 06:08 pm
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/88653/posts/185230/image-96968-full.jpg)
come plaaay with uuus

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/projects/88653/posts/185230/image-96969-full.jpg)
We can be together forever and eeeever and eeeeveeeeer


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on March 05, 2012, 07:33 pm
I thought those were long haired men before I read the link. Not a good start in an attempt to flatter and recognise women in the game industry.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 05, 2012, 09:34 pm
why won't they all be his girlfriends


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on March 05, 2012, 11:59 pm
The guy ranked #8 in MW3 Free For All reacts to getting his ass kicked by a girl with all the class and dignity you'd expect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udFxFeFoMMk


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 06, 2012, 11:55 pm
Nerds are angry that the makers of Mass Effect 3 had the gall to use a pre-existing image of a lady in their game. (http://www.destructoid.com/mass-effect-3-used-stock-photo-for-big-character-reveal-223344.phtml#comments)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 07, 2012, 01:38 am
Bioware games are a bit shit, but goddamn.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on March 07, 2012, 04:42 am
This nerd sucks (http://www.topgeek.iinet.net.au/entry/view/12/). Maybe you should vote for him.

- Thanks Nav.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Gitro on March 07, 2012, 07:15 am
It's a pity Bioware didn't go with something that would make nerds regret imaging Tali as their perfect vulnerable waifu, but there was never any real hope of that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 07, 2012, 10:05 am
I would probably bother playing ME3 if you pulled off her rubber mask thing with a suctioned slurp and then a massive facial dick just flopped out with a Benny Hill-esque "boooooing," sound effect.

Probably.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 07, 2012, 11:23 am
I would buy two copies of that game.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on March 09, 2012, 06:29 am
To get back to the MRA stuff, wherein we learn why Sandra Fluke is not a slut (http://manboobz.com/2012/03/07/gucci-little-piggy-sandra-fluke-is-a-lesbian-pirate-because-one-of-her-fingers-is-longer-than-the-other/).


(it is because she is a lesbian)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 09, 2012, 09:30 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPh1VoJ6TUg


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 09, 2012, 09:57 am
Man, those jokes are so fresh.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 25, 2012, 04:40 pm
Penn Jillette has a big problem with women, jokes. (http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/the-total-and-obvious-non-sexism-of-penn-jillette#When:13:50:31Z)

We've already been over this ass, but what's a little more?

(http://i.imgur.com/P3H7Z.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 25, 2012, 04:53 pm
Democracy relies on an informed and heavily-armed public.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 25, 2012, 05:18 pm
We're charitable. Of course we care about poor people. We just want the financial freedom to choose not to help, which we would of course never do because we're so charitable. Don't shoot me for my principles!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 25, 2012, 05:24 pm
That guy looks like he should be in the Insane Clown Posse.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on March 25, 2012, 05:35 pm
They use guns to give poor people money?  I thought they just sent them cheques.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on March 25, 2012, 05:39 pm
They use modified rifles that fire pennies at the poor.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on March 26, 2012, 09:34 am
I watched a British show where the premise was magicians came out, did a trick, and if P&T couldn't figure out how they did it the magicians won a trip to go perform in Vegas. It was so incredibly satisfying every time Penn would all smugly and confidently go, "Well, I'm going to speak in magic terms to not give it all away but X, Y, Z is what you did," then watching as the performer just straight up went "No, you are not in any way close to right."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 30, 2012, 12:09 am
http://storify.com/charlesarthur/oh-hai-sexism

http://www.cnet.com.au/real-geeks-only-apply-within-339334890.htm


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 30, 2012, 01:38 am
You know what, fuck this thread and fuck the internet and fuck the nerds who suck. I opened the second link you just posted, saw the author was female and has a posted a photo of herself and my first thought was, "man the comments are going to be vicious."

I've been Pavlov's dogged to shitty internet people.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on April 04, 2012, 04:45 pm
Angry nerds vote Electronic Arts "The Worst Company In The World", beating out Bank of America and multiple oil companies and arms manufacturers (http://gamasutra.com/view/news/168010/EA_brushes_off_Worst_Company_in_America_label.php)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on April 04, 2012, 06:24 pm
That'll learn those empty suits to use stock photos


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 04, 2012, 07:37 pm
There is a way to salvage this for the survey-holders. All they need to do is add "First" before "World" in the title.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 04, 2012, 07:41 pm
This is like when Serenity won the Best Sci-Fi Film tournament.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on April 05, 2012, 08:02 pm
I know it's not a big deal in the great scheme of things, but ugh:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Bacon

Fuck you, you stupid fucking nerds; and fuck your silly fucking nerd shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on April 05, 2012, 08:44 pm
And yet internet nerds still get mad when you assume they're sweaty and fat.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on April 08, 2012, 11:27 pm
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oball/nerds.jpg)

Not going to bother blanking out the names because it's a comment on a public Facebook post.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on April 11, 2012, 05:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbR-udh1fwg

Mega Man fans sing a song to the tune of a Les Miserables song about a Mega Man game getting cancelled, holy fuck watch it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on April 11, 2012, 11:01 pm
Quote from: markdpane
You think Capcom's gonna suffer a downfall for this? Be honest.

Quote from: ThatDasheKid (video uploader)
Absolutely, if it isn't in one already. You know they're trying to charge for cheat codes now? Gamers ought to start standing up for themselves!

RockmanFan85: Hey dude, I sent my recording in. This was a fantastic idea, I'm SO mad at capcom right now...

ThatDasheKid: yeah, the video's gonna be the best :)

RockmanFan85: There is one thing. I'm worried my singing isn't that good? So...

TheDasheKid: Aw don't worry! There are a TON of others who volunteered for this, so it shouldn't be noticeable. Ultimately we only want to have fun and get a message across, but if your take sounds a bit rough we can just keep your vocals in the background.

RockmanFan85: Thank you so much. I would hate to be the guy who messes up everyone else's harmony XD

TheDasheKid: No prob, now stop beating yourself up! You're like the twenty-fifth person to PM me about this :P



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on April 13, 2012, 09:08 pm
Let us put an end to Geek Pride (http://nihilistic-kid.livejournal.com/1755841.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 13, 2012, 09:11 pm
Wait people still use livejournal?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 14, 2012, 05:42 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gu4tJOiwPQ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 14, 2012, 05:56 am
That's awkward and horrible. Ugh.

Just quickly because I know Mass Effect 3 is done and buried and hopefully the nerd froth surrounding it has died down, but jesus christ, they really did give the artificial intelligence character a fucking cameltoe?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on April 14, 2012, 06:10 am
I GISed it for hours, and it looks like she only has the cameltoe when you put clothes on her. I guess that makes sense. Some ladies pad their tits, so future ladies might as well pad their toes.

Also, this NSFW thing:

http://virusq.tumblr.com/post/20977335418/72stars-nsfw-eddi-aka-dude-edi-aka-they

Also, why's the stormtrooper have a regular-looking bullet gun?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 14, 2012, 06:24 am
I learned something today, apparently some women already do pad their crotch, but not in the Mass Effect 3 kind of way, more in a "I wish to look like a store mannequin," style.

http://www.cuchini.com/

The sound effect at the end of the page load is a nice touch I think.

Edit: The more I click around that site, the sadder it makes me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 14, 2012, 06:44 am
Quote from: cuchini.com
If Someone You Know is in need of a Cuchini, send her one anonymously. They Never Have to know.

hahahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 14, 2012, 06:50 am
HOLY SHIT I HAVE A VAGINA?!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on April 14, 2012, 07:22 am
Who sent me a cuchini >:(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 14, 2012, 07:23 am
I GISed it for hours

no kidding


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 16, 2012, 11:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbR-udh1fwg

Mega Man fans sing a song to the tune of a Les Miserables song about a Mega Man game getting cancelled, holy fuck watch it

WHO THE FUCK DO THEY THINK THEY ARE TO CHANGE THE FUCKING HARMONIES?!?!?! WHAT ARE YOU NERDS BETTER AT MUSICAL WRITING THAN THE FUCKING PROFESSIONAL WHO CREATED A WORLD FAMOUS AND BELOVED MUSICAL YOU WHINY INSUFFERABLE SHITHEADS!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Um... I mean... haha, look at those fucking nerds being terrible. Fucking nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 18, 2012, 03:30 am
hi alderaan


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 18, 2012, 02:11 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/XvdGd.png)

This is a real thing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 19, 2012, 03:34 am
This guy wants you to give him money so he can build a Mario mural out of Lego. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plaidsquirrel/epic-mario)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on April 19, 2012, 03:41 am
Is apartheid, like, the moron community's "response" to ubuntu?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 19, 2012, 03:49 am
Pretty much, it's the white supremacist nerd Linux distro. It includes Tor and various other bits and pieces to make all your massively hate filled internet browsing safe from evil government eyes.

The main distribution page is on stormfront so I'm not going to bother linking it. Fun fact though, there was some argument about how the logo should have been a less recognizable hate symbol to entice more users, like calling the fucking thing "Apartheid" wasn't a give away.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on April 19, 2012, 05:01 am
"Hmm, this apartheid distro is actually really good and usable. Maybe I should hate black people" - a casual user


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on April 19, 2012, 08:08 am
This guy wants you to give him money so he can build a Mario mural out of Lego. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/plaidsquirrel/epic-mario)
well, this is a fun project and HOLY FUCK SOMEONE DONATED 1.500 DOLLARS TO THIS

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT GUY


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 19, 2012, 08:23 am
For that amount of money, he can just make the reward himself and have plenty of change left over.

And it's the same with most of the other backer rewards. Like this one, for example:

Quote
For $250 you will receive a true 1-brick-per-pixel mosaic of Mario in either a jumping or standing pose, in a custom display and ready to be hung on the wall. (Approximate size is 12" x 12") Can be shipped completed or with a custom set of instructions for you to build it yourself!

It's not like this guy has some unique blueprint that he has designed and only he has access to. This is something you can just Google and figure out for yourself at a fraction of the cost.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: frowardd on April 21, 2012, 06:35 pm
I think those guys donate because they just really love mario. The rewards are a bonus, like when you donate fifty dollars to NPR and get a cheap tee shirt.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 21, 2012, 11:50 pm
The difference between donating to this Mario thing and donating to NPR is that keeping a non-profit radio station on the air isn't something that any idiot with thumbs can do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 23, 2012, 06:25 am
Well if there was some kind of donate-money-to-NPR app then yeah, they probably could.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 23, 2012, 06:29 am
I meant that the money is going to people whose required skill set is more technical and advanced than just "put lego bricks together."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 23, 2012, 06:31 am
I would assume half of the donated money goes to sorting the bricks and making sure that the little ones aren't already stuck together so he doesn't destroy his fingernails.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 23, 2012, 06:32 am
If you chuck in an extra fifty bucks he'll grant you the opportunity to sort some of the bricks yourself!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: frowardd on April 28, 2012, 11:58 am
print these out (http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2012/04/22/disney-star-wars/) as bait for your next nerd trap (http://www.animalethics.org.au/policies-and-guidelines/wildlife-research/pitfall-traps)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on April 28, 2012, 01:05 pm
I'm just glad I'm not the only one who watched those movies and went "oh, yeah, Luke definitely wants to fuck C-3PO."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on April 29, 2012, 06:09 am
I sure do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 30, 2012, 09:40 am
http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/29/games-are-not-art/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Molh on April 30, 2012, 09:43 am
"games are not art because haha who cares art sucks anyway" (???)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 30, 2012, 09:55 am
Quote
Pong can cause a more visceral reaction than just about anything shown in the New York MOMA.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 30, 2012, 10:03 am
Mario is more legitimately Italian than Leonardo da Vinci.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 30, 2012, 10:13 am
Piero Manzoni's seminal artwork Merda d'artista was directly influenced by Mass Effect 3.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 30, 2012, 10:17 am
Mike Parr was reportedly driven to perform A Stitch In Time after Valve revealed the release date of Half Life 3 was to be pushed back again.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 30, 2012, 10:26 am
Nonono, games are for the MASSES, not those SNOBS in their IVORY TOWERS. My $80 game (plus DLC) isn't good enough for those elitist wankers who wall off their artworks from us regular Joes by keeping them behind a whopping gold coin donation for entry.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 30, 2012, 11:09 am
My hentai dating sim keeps me in touch with the common man.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 30, 2012, 12:15 pm
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball cured my ED.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 30, 2012, 12:24 pm
Samus Aran's armor is the modern day equivalent of the Mona Lisa's smile.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on April 30, 2012, 12:26 pm
Read the first point of that article, closed it. Nerds are the worst


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on April 30, 2012, 03:25 pm
Is this written by a 14-year-old? This is the worst thing smh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on April 30, 2012, 03:28 pm
Also this line struck me as just weird:

Quote
Fall and die, and the narrative evolves, even if that evolution is merely restarting at a previous checkpoint.

Does restarting at a checkpoint really evolve the narrative


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 30, 2012, 03:30 pm
Didn't you see Source Code?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 30, 2012, 05:56 pm
Games are for the working class because the masses have never appreciated art, this is what has made the Louvre such a bankrupt and never-visited institution


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 30, 2012, 05:57 pm
I particularly like that his fifth 'reason' is in fact not a reason but is actually a statement that the entire article can be ignored.

GREAT WRITING THERE CHIEF


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: GoMichael on April 30, 2012, 07:14 pm
I was going to correct you about the writer's gender but then I found out that he's a dude named Hilary.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 30, 2012, 07:44 pm
It seemed a safe assumption to make, glad I was vindicated.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 30, 2012, 08:23 pm
I particularly like that his fifth 'reason' is in fact not a reason but is actually a statement that the entire article can be ignored.

GREAT WRITING THERE CHIEF

If you look carefully, points 1-5 are all basically the same thing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on April 30, 2012, 10:12 pm
If you look carefully, you may experience bleeding from both eyes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 30, 2012, 10:44 pm
That doesn't seem very careful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on May 08, 2012, 12:49 am
This is more of a light appetizer compared to the usual buffet of nerd-suckage this thread typically offers up, but I felt it was worthy nonetheless:

(http://i.imgur.com/C5peS.png)

Don't know what Tumblr this is from, someone on Twitter just posted the Imgur link


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 08, 2012, 12:58 am
Why is tumblr better than facebook exactly? Is this the internet consensus?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on May 08, 2012, 12:59 am
I love that "white" gets a tick, and that even though they put "skinny" (weirdly) as a negative... they portray them both as equally skinny. Because showing a big fat nerd fantasy girl ruins the nerd wank I guess.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2012, 01:03 am
It appears to have come from here (http://beekkake.tumblr.com/) (NSFW). This is notable:

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3ok1yHtkI1qhj3nqo1_500.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 08, 2012, 01:12 am
I clicked that link and now I have no idea what the fuck I'm reading.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2012, 01:15 am
Apparently it was a joke? Like how Achmed the Dead Terrorist is a joke, I guess.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 08, 2012, 01:17 am
All I'm seeing is just seeing this exotic and ugly blend of insults, complaints, and weird anime language that I can't translate in the slightest.

Seriously how is this better than facebook?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2012, 01:24 am
It appears that this is the original post: http://beekkake.tumblr.com/post/22509274756/this-is-for-all-the-real-girls-out-there


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on May 08, 2012, 01:28 am
It's all the more disturbing having Double (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgDXnuFFHjo&feature=player_embedded) as their avatar/logo/whatever.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 08, 2012, 01:51 am
Aaaaaaaaaaand of course they drew the two stereotypes boning. Ugh, of course. (http://beekkake.tumblr.com/post/22630359686/pootis-payface-here-okay-i-kinda-wanna-make-my)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 08, 2012, 01:55 am
Oh for fuck's sake. I scrolled down further and realized there's actually many many many fan made pictures of them together like that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2012, 01:57 am
I did say it was NSFW. Just wait until you scroll down to the bit with the
(click to show/hide)
for no fucking reason.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 08, 2012, 02:03 am
I see you haven't scrolled down to the photo of a guy with a fish attached to his erection yet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2012, 02:05 am
After a while, it all blends together.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 08, 2012, 07:15 am
Thanks for all the page views, everyone.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on May 10, 2012, 11:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/C5peS.png)

I call bullshit. The nerd girl's eyelashes are clearly fake.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 11, 2012, 02:01 am
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3tupu9rA91qzmopno1_r1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on May 11, 2012, 04:30 am
I think you meant to post that in the "really cool dudes who have sex a lot" thread


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on May 11, 2012, 04:32 am
So that is what Linuxfan looks like.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on May 11, 2012, 10:12 am
Linuxfan is a car?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Molh on May 11, 2012, 11:51 pm
Linuxfan is a person?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on May 16, 2012, 02:50 pm
So Mike Krahulik (Gabe from Penny Arcade) went on Twitter and tweeted in support of a tentacle rape card game Kickstarter that Kickstarter took down because, you know, it's a tentacle rape game

And now he's blocking everyone who's telling him that this makes him a literal rape supporter

Ugh

ugh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 16, 2012, 02:55 pm
Is he giving any kind of stupid defense for it? Or just completely ignoring anyone who tells him different?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on May 16, 2012, 03:07 pm
Just the usual spate of stuff like "oh well we have murder simulator games like Call of Duty so what's the difference" (ignoring the fact that almost nobody who plays CoD will ever be in a firefight yet 1/3 of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, and that hey, maybe there actually IS a good conversation to be had about the ethical implications of murder porn games)

The Kickstarter in question, if you really feel like being sad (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1189988320/tentacle-bento-by-soda-pop-miniatures)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on May 16, 2012, 03:19 pm
This isn't a horrible nerd, but a guy explaining privilege to horrible nerds using video game metaphors. It's good! (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on May 16, 2012, 03:34 pm
Quote
Finally, I will credit the genesis for the “lowest difficulty setting” concept comes from this article at Cracked, by Luke McKinney, in which “straight male” is described as being the lowest difficulty setting for sexuality. I’m expanding on the idea a bit.

something about looking glasses


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on May 16, 2012, 03:54 pm
Even a broken clock something something?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on May 16, 2012, 04:15 pm
I read that Scalzi thing this morning, it's pretty cool. Obviously the videogame metaphors pained and bothered me but it wasn't meant for me. It was meant for the awful nerds that can't see life in any other terms, and it was beautifully written in that sense.

Also, in reference to the Penny Arcade thing, I'd always thought Penny Arcade was lame, whatever, and then after "rape wolves" I actively hated it, and everybody was all "nah you just gotta give it a chance!". Well now I am vindicated. The PA guys are shit and I've been right this whole time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on May 17, 2012, 04:34 am
So, uh... brony tattoo and terrible opinions, anyone? (don't click unless you want the sads)

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 17, 2012, 04:38 am
Nuke the internet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on May 17, 2012, 04:39 am
goddamnit I have to friend that guy if I want to tell him to go to hell.  facebook privacy settings ARE TOO GOOD


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 17, 2012, 04:51 am
That is truly and utterly depressing. Part of me wanted to say, "oh they seem to be young teenagers, young teenagers always have dumb opinions and thoughts." but I can't do it, they suck. Really truly suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on May 17, 2012, 05:02 am
I just... but... What in the fuck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on May 17, 2012, 05:05 am
"rape isn't so bad! trust me, i've never been raped, but i know you want it" -dr internet


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 17, 2012, 05:08 am
Poor Dr. Internet, being oppressed by those wacky "societal norms" again. Fuck you Dr. Internet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on May 17, 2012, 06:56 am
Yeah, it's society's fault that you don't like being forcibly violated, ladies.  FIGHT THE SYSTEM, ENJOY BEING RAPED


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on May 17, 2012, 06:59 am
RON PAUL 2012


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 17, 2012, 07:35 am
And what's the deal with drunk driving laws!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 17, 2012, 07:42 am
On a more serious note: Jon Sookdeo, please die in a fire.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 17, 2012, 08:04 am
._. indeed


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on May 17, 2012, 08:09 am
Scalzi has some further thoughts on his "Lowest Difficulty Setting" piece. (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/17/lowest-difficulty-setting-follow-up/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on May 17, 2012, 05:55 pm
That Scalzi piece got reposted on Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5910857/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is), so you just know the comments are going to be filled with frothing nerd rage.

And true to form, the top piece is a essay-length rant by some guy complaining how, as a white male, he is actively discriminated against by society all day long:

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on May 17, 2012, 06:53 pm
So much going on there. I see the thinking, "nobody is going to believe my one made up story about how I am discriminated against in ridiculous circumstances... but TWENTY and they HAVE TOO!"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on May 17, 2012, 06:56 pm
Quote
Whoever approved this article should be ashamed. I needn't say how Scalzi should feel.

Whoever approved this article written by Scalzi and hosted on this site that has Scalzi in the url should be ashamed.  Scalzi himself should feel differently than this person.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on May 17, 2012, 06:58 pm
It doesn't even matter- it could be true, lots of people have been dealt a shitty hand. But all he has to do is wonder, "But what if I also had to deal with all these circumstances and I was a woman/POC/gay/trans/etc.?" since that is the whole point of the exercise.

Why is it so much to ask people like this to look just ever so slightly further than their own noses?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 17, 2012, 07:07 pm
Because they're always right there in the bottom of your vision, and it's hella distracting.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on May 17, 2012, 07:07 pm
It does show one thing though: It's not that they don't understand the concept. It's been explained to these people in very familiar language, in a well thought out way. So they're not missing the point, they're actively burying the point underneath a mountan of shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on May 17, 2012, 07:42 pm
nerds fucking suck.

a response to this on a friends facebook.

Quote
You can teach it... trust me. It's not going to happen on the internet though. It happens when you get into an argument about race/gender, and a good friend of you gives an example that happened to them, and then you go, "I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED!' (followed by your anger turning from the frustration of not understanding the challenges to anger at the person who slighted your friend). Trust me, I and a thousand other straight white males who play video games have done it that way, not by reading (LOL). Ironically, this article sets out to solve a problem by stereotyping straight white males as playing video games, and then does an excellent job about knowing NOTHING about video games or straight white men (in that regard, as satire it's truly brilliant). Guys play video games to BEAT our friends on hard mode. Because we're better. It's not about achievements, it's about pride 90% if the time. So saying that race/gender oppression equates to hard mode means nothing. White guys WANT to be on hard mode. It's how we prove ourselves. It's why when someone says "privilege" we want to fight you on that, because it is a direct hit to a white males self-worth.

He posted so much more shit but I'll spare you from the rest.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on May 17, 2012, 08:03 pm
poor straight white guys, they can't prove their manliness because of their crippling straight whiteness

because every person wants beat their friends in the hardness contest of life. "Hey, I heard you got leukemia. Well, I just had my legs cut off"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on May 17, 2012, 08:14 pm
I immediately called bullshit when he pulled the "predominantly black neighborhood" part. I swear, I see that exact same phrase whenever someone cries about reverse racism and how they were bullied for being white. They never get more specific than that. There's never a specific town/city, or so much as a state.

Reading through his responses is fucking painful.

Quote
Technically, I am a minority, because I'm functionally disabled, but I try to avoid that labeling.

My point is just that... if we start having expectations of others based on the amount of melanin in our skin, we're doing everyone a great disservice. I have an invisible illness. People have expectations of me based on my appearance. As a result, I'm negatively impacted by this. If people looked at me as an invidiual and don't generalize, then they don't hurt me. Likewise, I run the risk of hurting someone when I generalize them, so I do my damndest to see everyone as an invidual. I want the world to be a better place because of me, and these people who like to generalize... they do a disservice.

We should be thinking about how to make the world better for other individuals, not how X or Y group is oppressed/the opposite of that. It's useless macrothink.

Later on...

Quote
To be brutally honest, if we're going to go by averages, if I were born middle to upper-middle class and without chronic disease, I'd probably want to be Jewish more than anything. They tend to average higher on IQ tests than other racial groups, and as someone who values intelligence more than anything else, I'd definitely want to be a smart. Other than that, um, white or asian would be fine.

I wouldn't really want to be black because there's a mentality that seems really prevalent in black culture--this frustrating mentality of victimization. As I've mentioned elsewhere, when the going got tough for me and a bunch of my friends, it was the black guy who wanted to ship cocaine. As I pointed out in my initial post, my professor said that his family (actually, he said he was frustrated with African American culture in general and used his family as an example) refused to go to college, then whined when he was the only black professor at his school.

So I wouldn't want to be born black unless I was born into a family that didn't have that victimization mentality. I'd hate to wind up being someone who feels like he deserves things just because his ancestors were wronged once.

I like women too much to consider being cool with being born gay, though. Can't help it.

Brutal honest answer for you. I want to be smart and avoid anything that might prevent me from being excellent. I don't really care beyond that.

I'm not sure which part makes me angry: where he whines about how "African American culture" is preventing black people from getting over slavery/segregation (nearly 200 years of oppression = being "wronged once"), where he admits that being black might make it harder to succeed than being born white (albeit for the wrong reasons), or the part where he completely contradicts his earlier post.

Oh wait, it's all of those things.

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"It means you will not be beaten, harassed or killed because of your sexual orientation."

Heh. Funny thing. Violence by gays on non-gays is actually a thing. A decade or so ago, some gay people actually threw blood on people at a courthouse. Some straight friends of mine, visiting San Francisco, were just walking through a part of town and narrowly avoided a physical assault when they stumbled upon some Gay Pride demonstration.

Two-way streets and all that.

"It means you will not have to lie about, or otherwise hide, your sexual orientation."

That's not necessarily true. Many people are derided for their sexual interests, whether they're straight, gay, or anything else. Being gay doesn't grant some sort of exclusivity on being hated for sexual interest, yo. :|

Yeah, that one, unverifiable instance 10+ years ago where some straight folks nearly walked into an intense gay pride demonstration is totally comparable to the hundreds of cases of violent crimes targeted against gay people that have happened in recent years (including violence against LBGT pride demonstrations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_against_LGBT_people#Attacks_on_gay_pride_parades)). And being gay is the same as a "sexual interest".

Fuck this shithead.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on May 17, 2012, 08:19 pm
You know things are fucked up when something is awful enough to offend NCHammer,


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on May 17, 2012, 10:58 pm
and?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 18, 2012, 01:53 am
Where do these people hide? According to the internet there's just so many of them, walking around broiling up these poisonous and hateful little world views, it's really disheartening.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 18, 2012, 05:59 am
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(those of you who know about driving know that in a rear-ending case, it's always the fault of the person who did the rear-ending)

hahahaha no


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nate on May 18, 2012, 06:30 am
I hate to derail, but that part is generally true, unless the other dude was in reverse gear or something, unless Wikpedia and everyone I know who's ever been rear-ended are lying to me.

Unless rear-ending means something different over there.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on May 18, 2012, 07:14 am
I think there's a presumption of fault on the shunter not the shuntee, but investigation can obviously prove no fault or the reverse. Anyway it is not like they just instantly charge you till they have done the investigation, anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 18, 2012, 07:20 am
You can be at fault in a rear-ender if you weren't driving predictably in the first place. Things like slamming on the brakes for no reason or changing lanes without looking first or lack of indicating can create a situation where a responsible driver can't avoid your rear end.

Since this guy seems to have his head firmly lodged in his rear-end, I'm not exactly willing to give him the benefit of a doubt on this one.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nate on May 18, 2012, 07:39 am
I mean, I'm not defending him here, but if a guy is driving unpredictably or braking for no reason, and you end up ramming him, you're still at least partially at fault for not having a proper following distance, which would prevent an impact.

I mean obviously there are going to be some exceptions, but it's generally the way it goes.  Just seemed like kind of a lame point to even bother objecting to, really, considering the obvious horseshit that filled the rest of the guy's story.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 18, 2012, 07:49 am
Oh no doubt you should drive defensively to avoid idiots like the guy quoted, not just to avoid copping shit but also to protect yourself and your passengers. Better to be safe than right.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on May 18, 2012, 02:11 pm
My grandpa pulled out of a parking lot into a busy street without waiting for a decent gap, got rear ended, and was found 100% at fault.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 18, 2012, 05:29 pm
I hate to derail, but that part is generally true, unless the other dude was in reverse gear or something, unless Wikpedia and everyone I know who's ever been rear-ended are lying to me.

Unless rear-ending means something different over there.

Yeah, I just realised that I am a mong and that as a general rule fault is assumed to lie with the rear-ender rather than the rear-endee. Sorry everyone!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on May 18, 2012, 06:00 pm
I'll show you a rear ender Rear ender? I hardly knew 'er!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 23, 2012, 05:23 am
Rich people fight, they mostly all suck, one is a huge nerd so I'm sticking this here. (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/us/george-lucas-retreats-from-battle-with-neighbors.html?_r=1)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on May 23, 2012, 06:45 am
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The staunchest opponents of Lucasfilm’s expansion are now being accused of driving away the filmmaker and opening the door to a low-income housing development. That has created an atmosphere that one opponent, who asked not to be identified, saying she feared for her safety, described as “sheer terror” and likened to “Syria.”

Oh my god, rich people fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 23, 2012, 07:32 am
It's hard to say if Lucas is doing a good thing to do a good thing or doing a good thing out of spite, but man you have to be a laughably shitty person to not realize you are terrible when somebody doing something good for hundreds of families could be interpreted as an act motivated entirely by spite for you as it is what you would most hate.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 24, 2012, 09:40 pm
http://www.kleargear.com/geek-sneaks-shoes.html


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 24, 2012, 09:42 pm
ladies know i'm gonna get laid with my pi shoes


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 25, 2012, 01:38 am
Oh hey, it's a site more embarrassing than ThinkGeek.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 25, 2012, 06:59 pm
Oh my lord their shit is fucking abysmal


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 31, 2012, 03:05 am
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/05/hitman-absolution-the-army-of-girls-that-will-change-gaming/



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on May 31, 2012, 06:45 am
Surprising number of reasonable comments under that article.  Certainly compared to this one (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/30/opinion-what-the-hell-is-with-that-hitman-trailer).
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I'm sorry but do you know how female assassins dress bc I don't. and its done that way bc this game is made more for guys not just guys but more for guys and everyone knows guys would rather see scantily clad women than a women in jeans and a shirt and plus the trailer is made to get people talkin and its doin its job pretty good
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Woooooooooooooooooooow.... if those nuns were replaced with guys and everything else in the trailer stayed the same then everything would be great! It was a great trailer!
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no it wouldn't. If they replaced the nuns with priests you might notice a killer assassin in a g-string and ask yourself why?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on May 31, 2012, 10:26 pm
Oh my lord their shit is fucking abysmal

Hold on now, this one is pretty hilarious: http://www.kleargear.com/1095.html

Oh, and this one: http://www.kleargear.com/7130.html

Hilarious and original.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on June 01, 2012, 04:28 am
Its no Science Teecher (http://www.scienceteecher.com/Science-is-Awesome-T-shirt.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on June 01, 2012, 05:57 am
To be fair science is in fact awesome.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 01, 2012, 06:08 am
Eh, it pays the bills.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 01, 2012, 07:17 pm
Chris Sims talks about how "problematic" it is the comic he loves fetishises child molestation

Yeah noticing its weird doesn't make it cool, yo. (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/06/01/ask-chris-108-the-trouble-with-gunsmith-cats/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 01, 2012, 08:40 pm
I love the people in the comments trying to excuse it by talking about the obscenely low age of consent Japan has (that gets raised locally pretty much everywhere anyway).

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As it happens, the federal age of consent in Japan is 13, so by *Japanese standards*, a 31 year-old getting it on with a 13 year-old isn't considered pedophilia or even uncommon (which might explain a lot about certain anime and manga trends; you know the ones).

Just make a general sweeping arm motion in the anime section of your local video store.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on June 01, 2012, 08:51 pm
I could just make a sweeping arm movement at my local video store.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 02, 2012, 01:10 am
Chris Sims talks about how "problematic" it is the comic he loves fetishises child molestation

Yeah noticing its weird doesn't make it cool, yo. (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/06/01/ask-chris-108-the-trouble-with-gunsmith-cats/)

It speaks volumes that he believes the child fetishism makes the comic merely 'problematic', since he spends so much time setting up what makes the comic great by mentioning a bunch of shit that sounds terrible to non-nerds.

Quote from: Chris Sims
I mean, for one thing, it's pretty difficult to get worked up about Rally having her skirt cut off by a plucky young lady with a switchblade and having to run around in her unmentionables when she's also shooting people in the head all the time, with the accompanying bloodspray. Every single aspect of this comic is overblown and fetishized, so if the violence doesn't bother you, the sex probably shouldn't either.

I bet he loved the new Hitman trailer.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on June 02, 2012, 03:01 am
I could just make a sweeping arm movement at my local video store.

Lots of anime in Tennessee?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 02, 2012, 05:03 am
So um, about that Hitman trailer... I found it a kind of funny. I know that it's horrible, but all the horrible elements seemed so horrible and so overblown that it moved into the ridiculous and almost satire for me. I've never played the series, so I'm just going to assume that it's not and I should be ashamed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 02, 2012, 05:23 am
The series is a brutally difficult game that favours methodical planning and stealth over ridiculous all-out gunplay. Well, it was, anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 02, 2012, 05:24 am
The trailer was just sad and dumb. You expect the sensationalist women in lingerie stuff, but mixing it in with extreme violence against said women just creates a weird mixture of imagery. It really reminded me of Larkin's poetry on pubescent youth among men, the idea of clubbing with sex, the crude awfulness.

If I was a gamer, I would probably be annoyed that is how shit was sold to me. Like I am the worst impulses of a twisted 14 year old.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 02, 2012, 05:32 am
Yeah, I'm not defending it, it's definitely trash. It just vaguely felt like a hamfisted extension of the "ironic*" misogyny that appears in Robert Rodriguez films or Sin City type things.

To be clear, it wasn't a moment of "ha ha, that woman just had her nose graphically broken" for me, more of a, "ha what the fuck, I can't believe they showed a woman getting her nose graphically broken."

*I am not a fan of this, the whole "phone in the woman's vagina" in Machete thing killed dead any urge I had to watch anymore of his films.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 02, 2012, 05:38 am
Well the sexy women thing is pretty prevailent in all media (in good and bad ways), and violence against women is obviously appropriate and inappropriate with context. But the clumsy mismatch here, with the obvious pandering to the worst stereotype of people, is what has made it a talking point I think.

This article was linked on twitter which I think explains some of the problems with nerd backlash and justifications also, by Rob Fahey. (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-05-31-cant-we-discuss-this-like-adults/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 02, 2012, 05:39 am
If I was a gamer, I would probably be annoyed that is how shit was sold to me. Like I am the worst impulses of a twisted 14 year old.

This sentence is interesting to me, because honestly, even though the Hitman trailer might be one of the more horrible examples, I can only think of one or two recent(ish) games involving female characters that were marketed in such a way that didn't bug me somehow.

Actually, the only examples I can think of, The Longest Journey series and Half Life 2 aren't that recent at all. Certainly no recent big name titles anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 02, 2012, 05:41 am
I agree that all computer games are awful, and everyone who plays them should be locked up.

Apart from Theme Hospital.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 02, 2012, 05:53 am
That's a good article, thanks for linking it.

I'm playing the Frogware title Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper at the moment, and so far every female character is a prostitute, madam, or general Victorian era down and out gin lover. The thing is though, they aren't sexualized, and the whole things is rather, well, adult. I keep expecting some crude joke or reference to pop up and it just doesn't happen, it's refreshing. So fuck you game industry, it's not impossible.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 02, 2012, 05:55 am
They don't say that it's impossible, they just point to games like that one and tell everyone that the problem is non-existent.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on June 02, 2012, 09:22 am
(http://i.imgur.com/WEdW0.jpg)

This could also go in the MLP thread I guess.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 03, 2012, 11:23 pm
BBC News has an article about nerds fucking sucking (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18280000)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 03, 2012, 11:54 pm
I'm pretty sure every time I see the "Females make up ___% of all gamers now" statistic, they give a different number.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 03, 2012, 11:56 pm
Also how many more times is the exact same article going to be written. Males who play Call of Duty are sexist idiots. We get it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 04, 2012, 12:02 am
I'm pretty sure every time I see the "Females make up ___% of all gamers now" statistic, they give a different number.

That might be because demographics aren't a static quantity, dumbass.

Also how many more times is the exact same article going to be written. Males who play Call of Duty are sexist idiots. We get it.

Articles like that will always be written as long as nerds fucking suck. Better get used to them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on June 04, 2012, 12:05 am
let's never raise awareness about terrible things ever because ehrfk doesn't like it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on June 04, 2012, 12:06 am
it distracts him from his call of duty gaming


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 04, 2012, 12:16 am
I hate nerds and percentages


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on June 04, 2012, 12:34 am
so you hate...

YOURSELF?????


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 04, 2012, 12:34 am
Nerds, damned nerds, and statistics


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 04, 2012, 12:46 am
so you hate...

YOURSELF?????

Always and forever


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nielsen on June 04, 2012, 01:25 am
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"We're in America, man. This isn't North Korea, we can say what we want."

Quote
For me it goes back to freedom of speech.

Fucking nerds are making sure that "freedom of speech" is on the fast track to becoming the next "I'm not racist, but". I'm having difficulties remembering the last time I heard someone bring up freedom of speech, without being totally horrible.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on June 04, 2012, 05:59 am
The "freedom of speech" nerd does that "female" thing too. Men are "guys", but women are "females". There's something weird going on psychologically there.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 04, 2012, 06:40 am
It's amazing how many people seem to think the right of freedom of speech equates to "always be an enormous arsehole to everyone, forever".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 04, 2012, 06:41 am
I am of course talking about Abe











I miss Abe.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 04, 2012, 06:51 am
i miss abe :(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 04, 2012, 07:28 am
who the hell is abe


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 04, 2012, 07:52 am
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-04/world-lego-attempt-at-bridge-fails/4051516


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 04, 2012, 08:57 am
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Hundreds of people gathered to watch the unsuccessful attempt.

Beautiful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 04, 2012, 11:17 am
From oball's article:

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Jonathan Quamina, an avid gamer, expressed his support for Bakhtanians, telling him not to apologise.

"As a female you can't get upset if something is said that is obscene if you're hanging out in a room full of guys," he says.

"It's like going to a strip club as a female and getting upset that the chicks are all naked. For me it goes back to freedom of speech. We're a harmless bunch of people. This is just guys being stupid guys."

It's like going to a strip club as a female and getting upset that the chicks are all naked.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 05, 2012, 09:48 am
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH (http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=l8I0Wy58adM)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr. Inside-Outsky on June 06, 2012, 11:43 pm
OK, so this might seem pretty mild compared to some other stuff in this thread, but it really struck a chord with me for some reason. Someone posted this video in the Dishonored thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmOogPD2ROI

And the very top comment with 87 thumbs up is this:

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Oh god, that bitch is so annoying.

What the hell? I watched that video twice trying to make sense of that comment, and the interviewer does literally nothing out of the ordinary. Apparently it's progressed to the point where gamers can't even see a woman without reflexively calling her a bitch.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on June 07, 2012, 05:10 am
Yeah seriously, she seems nice and genuinely interested. Gamers are the worst.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 07, 2012, 09:06 am
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/uou6z/update_i_was_requested_to_compile_all_of_the/

I can't stop laughing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 09:15 am
I started reading the comments and I am really mind blown by how much "shitting in a toilet not your own" seems to be a thing for these people. It's a poo, not the landing at Normandy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on June 07, 2012, 09:15 am
Hit up, up, down, down, a, b, a, a, b, a, b, b, up, up, left in order to unlock Real Life Cheat Code: Unpeel a Boiled Egg, You Ham-Handed Protoplasmic Blob of Wallowing Self Pity and Aspergers


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 07, 2012, 09:18 am
"Listen to music when doing stuff by yourself, it will make the most mundane task feel awesome."

LISTEN TO MUSIC YOU ENJOY TO GAIN HAPPINESS

THANK YOU REDDIT FOR THIS SAGE ADVICE


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 09:20 am
I missed that one, probably because I was too busy employing that radical new shitting technique.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 07, 2012, 09:21 am
Well I don't know about you guys but I'm trying out #16 next time I buy an orange.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 09:25 am
Don't forget to keep your thighs squeezed tightly together whilst you do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 07, 2012, 09:29 am
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Pull on your hair in the shower, if it squeaks you already shampooed it.

In case you have no idea what you're doing or did in the last five minutes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on June 07, 2012, 09:33 am
Nothing will make me not like this.

"Don't waste money buying expensive binoculars. Simply stand closer to the object you wish to view."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 07, 2012, 09:50 am
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If you want to get into a sold out concert simply go to the store and buy two bags of ice. Walk up to the front of the line and say, "I'm the ice guy". Free concert, minus the price of the ice.

(http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/250/328/250328549_640.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BIG_STONE on June 07, 2012, 10:03 am
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#64 No matter where you are in public, make it a habit of noting every reflective surface around you. Usually you can find one that gives a decent view of who is behind you. If you're at work, strategically place cds or other reflective objects so you can always see whose standing behind you in your cube.

Also, master close quarter combat, only buy prepaid phones (make sure to snap them in half when you're finished with your call), and most importantly, be named Jason Bourne.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on June 07, 2012, 10:03 am
Women can push the poop out with their fingers properly inserted into their vagina.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on June 07, 2012, 10:15 am
dumbass women can't poop LOL

What's scary about that one is that it reads like it was written by a guy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 07, 2012, 10:16 am
Nah, if it was it'd refer to women as "females".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on June 07, 2012, 10:22 am
That sentence makes me lightheaded.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 07, 2012, 10:27 am
And all this time you've been doing it the hard way.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on June 07, 2012, 10:31 am
Pushing out poop at the boner funeral.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 10:43 am
Also, master close quarter combat, only buy prepaid phones (make sure to snap them in half when you're finished with your call), and most importantly, be named Jason Bourne.

Pfffft, Bourne never mastered the arts of death with replica  Hanzo samurai steel.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nielsen on June 07, 2012, 11:54 am
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When you go to a restaurant where they bring you your drink in a cup/glass, ask for no ice or for ice on the side. Often what they do is load your drink with ice so that it seems as if there's more in there, especially at bars.

I've heard this advice a couple of times in my life, and it has always been from horrible people, but they've never been horrible enought that they would ask for "ice on the side".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 07, 2012, 12:02 pm
Outside of bars, don't majority of restaurants give you free refills anyway?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 12:04 pm
I think that's just a thing in The United States Of Fatty Fat Fat.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on June 07, 2012, 12:10 pm
#38    Don't be a dick

"You mean people act nice to me when I'm not being an entitled asshole who's constantly under attack for being a white male?  Man, who knew?"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on June 07, 2012, 12:21 pm
Quote from: #19
Most tinfoil and saran wrap boxes have little push-in tabs on the sides. If you push them in, the roll won't fall out when you try to rip out a sheet of it.

Some of these "real life cheat codes" read suspiciously like "using things in the way that they are supposed to be used", or "reading the instructions on the back of the box".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 07, 2012, 12:24 pm
Finally gonna turn this life around


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on June 07, 2012, 12:25 pm
Some of these "real life cheat codes" read suspiciously like "using things in the way that they are supposed to be used", or "reading the instructions on the back of the box".


Women can push the poop out with their fingers properly inserted into their vagina.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 12:53 pm
I want my money back.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on June 07, 2012, 12:57 pm
Outside of bars, don't majority of restaurants give you free refills anyway?
Show me a place where I can get free refills for my vodka tonic.

Seriously though, that is the dumbest advice. If the bartender wasn't ripping you off before, he will sure as hell start once you order goddamn ice on the fucking side. And you will not notice and end up paying more still.
Kids, always be nice to your barkeeps.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 07, 2012, 01:34 pm
Some of these "real life cheat codes" read suspiciously like "using things in the way that they are supposed to be used", or "reading the instructions on the back of the box".

Well I guess I won't submit my cheat codes, then

#82: Always poop with the toilet seat down to avoid pooping on the lid of the toilet seat
#83: Don't poop in a trashcan, poop in the toilet instead
#84: If someone walks in on you while pooping, pretend to be masturbating since this is  more socially acceptable than pooping


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on June 07, 2012, 02:08 pm
That last one is just common sense.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on June 07, 2012, 03:54 pm
Quote
Buy things out of season, this can save you money. Unless its food, then buy it in season.

I can think of hardly anything that isn't food that has a 'season'. Pine tress I guess?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 07, 2012, 04:04 pm
Air conditioners tend to be cheaper during wintertime.  Same goes for outdoor grills, bicycles, outdoor sporting equipment, etc.

Clothing tends to go on sale at the end of the season in which it's normally used (winter gear goes on sale as spring approaches, for example).

Computer manufacturers and especially laptop makers tend to debut their new products around July/August, often as part of back to school promotions, and mark down the rest of their existing product lines around the same time.

Those are just some examples; I know there's a big list out there somewhere that tracks the best times to buy a large variety of goods.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 07, 2012, 04:27 pm
Yeah, coats and boots are the only thing that I'd bother about off-season. Mostly because as an antipodean I feel morally repulsed at having to buy seasonal clothes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on June 07, 2012, 05:06 pm
I did not know about any of these things. Seems like it's cheaper goods and more efficient pooping from here on out!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 07, 2012, 11:51 pm
Outside of bars, don't majority of restaurants give you free refills anyway?
Show me a place where I can get free refills for my vodka tonic.

Seriously though, that is the dumbest advice. If the bartender wasn't ripping you off before, he will sure as hell start once you order goddamn ice on the fucking side. And you will not notice and end up paying more still.
Kids, always be nice to your barkeeps.

Soda costs the bar fuck-all. If they want to rip you off, they'll only put a half-measure of alcohol in your drink, ice or no ice.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on June 07, 2012, 11:56 pm
a lot of the bars I go to give free soda to drivers


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on June 08, 2012, 12:16 am
but do they give free ice on the side


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 08, 2012, 02:08 am
Only when the ice guy shows up.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on June 08, 2012, 04:34 am
Soda costs the bar fuck-all. If they want to rip you off, they'll only put a half-measure of alcohol in your drink, ice or no ice.
Wait, this is about sodas? That's even more retarded. I was thinking in terms of longdrinks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 08, 2012, 04:37 am
For their sake, I hope the people who contributed to that list aren't old enough to order a drink at a bar.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 08, 2012, 11:19 am
Conversely, I prefer to think the entire thing was written while drunk.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on June 10, 2012, 05:22 am
So Anita Sarkeesian, blogger at http://www.feministfrequency.com/, journalist and speaker on topics of pop culture and feminism, wants to make a video series about tropes about women in video games. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games)

Then this happens (NSFW language, all kinds of trigger warnings):
(click to show/hide)

Note that these people don't even know what the series is actually going to say, because it hasn't been made yet. Note that I also don't want them share a planet with me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 10, 2012, 05:45 am
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH (http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=l8I0Wy58adM)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 10, 2012, 09:39 am
I am starting a Kickstarter to kill all nerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 10, 2012, 09:48 am
Can I get a nerd scalp for 50 down?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 10, 2012, 10:10 am
If you do, don't forget to pull on its hair in the shower, if it squeaks the nerd already shampooed it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 10, 2012, 10:16 am
If the hair has been washed, it clearly never belonged to a nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on June 10, 2012, 08:22 pm
I posted that link along with oball's "kill all nerds" quote on Facebook and a couple of my awful real-world nerd acquaintances have been acting all awful in the thread

One of them actually used the "you're the REAL misogynist" argument, hahahaha


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 10, 2012, 08:35 pm
Yeah dude, can you not tag me in posts that attract your awful nerd friends?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 10, 2012, 08:55 pm
So don't tag him in any posts, Doc


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on June 10, 2012, 09:02 pm
Fair enough, I just thought you dudes might jump at the chance to take the piss outta some awful nerds

Also I thought your comment was funny and I liked it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on June 12, 2012, 10:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/U8NcH.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on June 12, 2012, 10:22 pm
haha dumb bitch responds confusedly to listing random things like a pretentious fuck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 12, 2012, 10:22 pm
The hell is D800?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 12, 2012, 10:54 pm
It's a Nikon brand DSLR, but only children use Nikon, CANON FOR LIFE


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 12, 2012, 10:55 pm
Unless it's a fucking Dungeons and Dragons die


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on June 13, 2012, 03:31 am
So Anita Sarkeesian, blogger at http://www.feministfrequency.com/, journalist and speaker on topics of pop culture and feminism, wants to make a video series about tropes about women in video games. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games)

Then this happens (NSFW language, all kinds of trigger warnings):
(click to show/hide)

Note that these people don't even know what the series is actually going to say, because it hasn't been made yet. Note that I also don't want them share a planet with me.

One silver lining to all of this bullshit is that the Kickstarter's funding has more than doubled in the past few days. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games)

I am very pleased that misogynist nerd fucklords trying to get a woman silenced has caused her to become stronger and more successful than they could have ever imagined.  It's just like what happened in that one space movie, what was it called?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 13, 2012, 03:41 am
Turgid Space Boners 2000.




(I am very happy that this project is succeeding by the way.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on June 13, 2012, 03:43 am
Oh man totally I can't wait to see the videos eeeee


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 13, 2012, 08:24 am
http://panelsonpages.com/?p=53203


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on June 13, 2012, 08:35 am
Fairly often, Kate Beaton accidentally crashes websites by linking to them. Maybe she will link to that article and it will disappear into a black hole and the writer will be torn molecule from molecule, atom from atom, his last thoughts taking him back to the simpler times when his biggest problem was people getting mad about misogyny in his precious comics.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on June 13, 2012, 06:36 pm
Hahaha, improbable pictures of Catwoman are directly comparable to Picasso


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on June 13, 2012, 06:49 pm
To be fair a lot of things can. Picasso's like Hitler in that way.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on June 15, 2012, 12:49 am
Hahaha, improbable pictures of Catwoman are directly comparable to Hitler


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 15, 2012, 07:06 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/550914_237920799658023_460100268_n.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 15, 2012, 08:01 am
Jabba the Hutt in appearance.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 15, 2012, 08:07 am
Sy Snootles in stage presence.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on June 15, 2012, 08:48 pm
http://kotaku.com/5918217/these-guys-made-a-list-about-sexism-against-men-in-video-games-are-they-trolling

http://yourkickstartersucks.tumblr.com/post/25141455209/some-nerds-were-so-mad-about-that-sexism-in-video

Quote
Some nerds were so mad about that “sexism in video games” Kickstarter that they made a competing series to prove that somehow an industry almost entirely staffed by men that makes products intended for men is actually discriminatory against men. This is what happens when women try to voice their opinion on how society treats them: hordes of men feel unreasonably threatened and scramble around like idiots trying to bring the discourse back to a place where men are in complete control, either through harrassment and threats of violence or by making some garbage like this. If you hear anyone trying to pull this embarrassing bullshit, do your duty as a decent human being and rub some dog turds on their face and neck and maybe pee on them too


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on June 15, 2012, 09:16 pm
#MisandryInVideoGames was making its rounds on twitter an hour ago. Fortunately:

Quote
Hugtopus ‏@ominousoat
#MisandryInVideoGames Waluigi creates an unrealistic standard of beauty for men


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 16, 2012, 07:13 am
40 More of the Worst Rob Liefeld Drawings (http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/6/14/3084348/the-second-40-worst-rob-liefeld-drawings)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 17, 2012, 09:22 am
(http://www.wired.com/design/wp-content/gallery/star-wars-art/jabba_hurri_final.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 17, 2012, 10:59 am
Double post madness:

http://quixoticautistic.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/geek-culture-wants-a-cookie-a-pat-on-the-head-for-not-creating-kim-kardashian/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 18, 2012, 12:08 am
Charlie Brooker on misogyny in video games (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/17/sometimes-hard-woman-made-pixels)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on June 18, 2012, 07:45 pm
"steampunk Jabba the Hutt"

If it had been Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, I think it would have been ok.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: drunkpiano on June 19, 2012, 12:59 am
That comments section is amazing. I've never seen so many versions of "um ACTUALLY men are the ones who are really oppressed because all the men in videogames are strong and smart and barrel-chested"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 19, 2012, 10:59 am
(http://i.imgur.com/1EweJ.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 19, 2012, 11:10 am
http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/10659


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on June 19, 2012, 12:08 pm
unless more than one shoe has it, those are ALDO shoes Snips posted. They are pretty nice and I almost tried them on until I saw the stupid sole.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on June 19, 2012, 12:10 pm
I dunno what the point I'm trying to make is, I guess I'm still bitter about those shoes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 19, 2012, 02:32 pm
http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/10659

I think I just died a little.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 19, 2012, 06:10 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5vky9wsQU1qzmopno1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on June 19, 2012, 06:30 pm
I hate everything


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on June 19, 2012, 06:31 pm
nuke all weddings


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on June 19, 2012, 06:36 pm
You guys act like it's the first wedding where the theme was virginity.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 19, 2012, 09:33 pm
That keyboard has no up arrow.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 19, 2012, 09:50 pm
How does it smell?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 19, 2012, 09:55 pm
Not like updog, that's for sure.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 21, 2012, 03:03 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/181415_355388364534481_1482193244_n.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 21, 2012, 06:50 am
Ha, Joss Whedon


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on June 21, 2012, 01:49 pm
Actually, it's Nathan Fillion.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Housefly on June 21, 2012, 02:01 pm
You would know that, nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on June 21, 2012, 04:04 pm
I never got the whole "firefly is the best thing ever and the best thing that will ever be" crap. It's an alright show but whatever.


...Arrested Development though...


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 21, 2012, 04:14 pm
I loved Firefly as much as any nerd and would have loved to see it succeed but even I get sick of hearing people talk about it.  It's like, come on, just shut up already.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on June 21, 2012, 04:34 pm
I loved Firefly too, it hit some kind of max entertainment value for me, and I rarely have fun watching televsion -- it takes something like Mad Men or Sopranos. Firefly is pretty old news. I only have a couple of friends who bring it up more than once a year; I feel bad for them, I don't know if they'll ever get over it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 21, 2012, 04:51 pm
I think at least twice a year I still see people saying "they say if the fans do ________ then the show might come back!"



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 21, 2012, 04:54 pm
Someone should start a "they say if the fans shut up about Firefly then the show might come back" campaign.

I also hate it when people are like "yeah I realize they're never bringing it back but I can dream, can't I?"  Yes.  Yes you can.  But keep your stupid dreams to yourself.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 21, 2012, 05:45 pm
Also, I'm pretty sure the fans of the show already won by, I dunno, getting a fucking movie made.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on June 21, 2012, 06:23 pm
They are insatiable, they wont stop until it becomes as prevalent as star wars. Then they will complain endlessly.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 21, 2012, 06:44 pm
MAL SHOT FIRST


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on June 21, 2012, 07:05 pm
I assume once it dies down they will do a terrible prequel series that brings everyone out of the woodwork.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on June 21, 2012, 07:33 pm
If Wash doesn't have a moustache, I'm going to threaten Joss Weedon's family.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on June 24, 2012, 04:53 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/181415_355388364534481_1482193244_n.jpg)

Ugh, that thing popped up in my Facebook feed as well. I mean, I love Firefly too, but fucking give it a rest already. At least we got a movie to help wrap it all up. How many other dead shows get that?

Anyway, that led me to this repository of godawful nerd bullshit: https://www.facebook.com/nerdsdoitbetter

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/553359_299477980125520_1676240184_n.jpg)

LOOK AT THIS GUY WITH HIS SAD OBSESSION WITH YOUNG UNDERDRESSED ANIME GIRLS I BET YOU THINK HE'S PATHETIC BUT NUH UH CAUSE HE'S DOING WHAT HE WANTS AND HAS THE MONEY TO BUY ALL THIS CREEPY SHIT


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on June 24, 2012, 05:02 pm
Oh man, its so true. Horrible nerds have a total monopoly on finances/hobbies.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 24, 2012, 05:30 pm
Anyway, that led me to this repository of godawful nerd bullshit: https://www.facebook.com/nerdsdoitbetter

Thanks for that.

(https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c47.0.403.403/p403x403/545816_304128932993758_741287906_n.jpg)

Ugh.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 24, 2012, 06:55 pm
Going from self righteous nerds to lonely nerds, RUBY SPARKS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4RJYlSgDKM

Ruby you so perfect and devoid of free will :3


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on June 24, 2012, 10:54 pm
We will not be slandering anything Paul Dano related. Don't make me duel you


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 24, 2012, 11:08 pm
Also I saw that movie. It was pretty good.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on June 24, 2012, 11:45 pm
So Paul Dano is still safe then? I don't wanna feel bad for liking him.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 25, 2012, 12:33 am
We will not be slandering anything Paul Dano related. Don't make me duel you

Oh Bond, don't you know? I'm a pacifist; I could never duel anyone. Turn around and take a look at the world around you. You'll realize opinions about movies are as common as the cold and you'll be better off if you turn your back to violence. I think we can all agree that oh god my hand, the barrel exploded in my fucking hand and move on.

On a serious note, I had debated whether to post that figuring the trailer might've made everything look dumber than it actually is. Does it ever analyze the one-sided power dynamic that comes with all your personality and major life decisions being a creation of your partner, or is that stuff just sort of handwaved or ignored because TRUE LOVE? (Is there more nuance to Ruby's character than the trailer suggests?)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 25, 2012, 01:05 am
The short answer is it's not as bad as the trailer seems to imply.

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 25, 2012, 02:11 am
Yeah, I don't know who Paul Dano is and that all sounds creepy as fuck.

EDIT: The trailer does make it seem creepy too, and she seems like the literal embodiment of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on June 25, 2012, 02:53 am
Yeah, I don't know who Paul Dano is and that all sounds creepy as fuck.

you're the afterbirth eli


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 25, 2012, 02:56 am
Eh, he was ok in Little Miss Sunshine I guess.

Actually, I'll take it back a little bit, I liked there Will Be Blood.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on June 25, 2012, 04:49 am
So he has control over her destiny and doesn't make her into a genius scientist who finds the cure to cancer and AIDS? Paul Dano's character sounds like an asshole.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on June 25, 2012, 05:11 am
What was that other film where the character turned out to be written?

I think it was the other way round tho where the main character discovers that his life is being written.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 25, 2012, 05:14 am
Stranger Than Fiction.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on June 25, 2012, 05:35 am
Oh. Will Ferrell.




Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on June 25, 2012, 12:02 pm
I really liked that movie.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SirMrSir on June 25, 2012, 07:10 pm
Kaufman Lite: Metafiction and Existentialism without the Taste and Flavor


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 28, 2012, 06:21 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJlbPXZEpRE


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 28, 2012, 06:34 am
I can't even watch it. The screen grab says enough for me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on June 28, 2012, 06:36 am
Haha yeah, I didn't bother with it either. The concept alone is enough to revile.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 28, 2012, 06:43 am
Ok, so I tried to take one for the team and watch it, but I couldn't get further than about 3 minutes. I closed the tab at the line, "you'll never get a bluray of the Star Wars that you used to know."

I honestly cannot believe so much effort got put into that. Gah.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 28, 2012, 02:11 pm
How the hell did you even get that far? Good lord.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on June 28, 2012, 02:32 pm
I dunno man, she probably just stayed on target or used the force or *uncontrollable vomiting*


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 28, 2012, 03:32 pm
It broke me. I'm going to buy one of those pixel ties from thinkgeek now.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 28, 2012, 03:45 pm
I watched the whole thing and I thought it was kind of humorous.  Then I shrugged and went back to work.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 28, 2012, 04:15 pm
I am more discerning with my time wasting youtubes. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go watch a kangaroo kick a guy in the balls.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 28, 2012, 05:08 pm
link please


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on June 28, 2012, 05:18 pm
What do you mean "link"?

She's just doing her weekly team planning meeting with her "incentivizer", Skippy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 30, 2012, 08:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/8iaj9.png) (http://i.imgur.com/8iaj9.png)

UGGGGHHHH


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on July 01, 2012, 05:11 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/391177_4264694134615_123342842_n.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on July 01, 2012, 11:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/8iaj9.png) (http://i.imgur.com/8iaj9.png)

UGGGGHHHH

in the end we all win, right


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on July 01, 2012, 11:50 am
No, because at least one meme will survive.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on July 02, 2012, 02:49 am
I went to oz comic-con and got some nerd photos!

(http://i48.tinypic.com/r0oaqt.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/e6rrx0.jpg)

I fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 02, 2012, 02:59 am
Is that horse man from Game Of Thrones?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 02, 2012, 03:02 am
No, that's BSam.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on July 02, 2012, 03:03 am
Yes. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Momoa)

The other guy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_Kranz) is the one from Dollhouse and Cabin in the Woods.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 02, 2012, 03:05 am
Cool!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Danny G on July 02, 2012, 07:46 pm
http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/iconic-images-recreated-with-star-wars-figures (http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/iconic-images-recreated-with-star-wars-figures)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 02, 2012, 10:49 pm
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/web03/2012/6/30/13/enhanced-buzz-12890-1341077554-3.jpg)

Finally I can relate to what that tank driver was thinking because I can put myself in Boba Fett's shoes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on July 02, 2012, 11:54 pm
That picture has me thinking, when's the last time you've ever seen anyone carrying a suitcase? Are those going away?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 04, 2012, 06:25 am
Design nerds ruin science for physics nerds. (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/robert-urquhart/cern-higgs-boson-comic-sans-_b_1148058.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 05, 2012, 01:58 am
This is the most infuriatingly stupid thing I have read for a long time, and this is coming from someone who usually re-reads her posts before sending them out into the internet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on July 09, 2012, 09:08 am
Dude proposes to his girlfriend (see video) (http://kotaku.com/5924327/fighting-game-tournament-marriage-proposal-makes-at-least-one-man-very-happy) at a video game convention when a livechat full of nerds on the video screen leads to immediate reaction of "MAN THE HARPOONS" when the girl walks onto stage.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on July 09, 2012, 01:37 pm
To be fair, the guy in the sombrero was pretty awesome.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Luna Fortuna on July 09, 2012, 03:55 pm
The livechat nerds have standards, the ladies they picture while masturbating are all totally skinny.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 10, 2012, 01:30 am
Yeah, they're all 2D.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 10, 2012, 12:17 pm
For a $500 donation, one of the creators of Penny Arcade will retweet you once on Twitter. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/575109064/penny-arcade-sells-out)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on July 10, 2012, 12:33 pm
3 exceedingly lonely people have bought that. HyperGlavin you have made me sad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 11, 2012, 04:16 am
(http://i.imgur.com/WXDp1.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 11, 2012, 10:02 am
For a $500 donation, one of the creators of Penny Arcade will retweet you once on Twitter. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/575109064/penny-arcade-sells-out)

They have begun releasing more and more stops along their journey to $1,000,000 $1,400,000 saying how the thing that makes them so excited is that removing the ads will free up time for more projects. Like a six-age comic available for only $75,000 more than their goal. As a $75,000 comic, imagine how dope those six pages must be, and how doper the $550,000 six-page comic will be!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 11, 2012, 10:20 am
How does removing ads free up time for more projects? Do they work for the advertising companies that create the ads, too?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 11, 2012, 10:59 am
I thought it was a joke, the whole thing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 11, 2012, 11:01 am
If it fails, it'll be spun by the Penny arcade guys as like Dickwolves Part II, if that's what you mean.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Molh on July 12, 2012, 12:54 am
How does removing ads free up time for more projects? Do they work for the advertising companies that create the ads, too?
The idea was that without having to cater to pageviews (which were apparently their main source of revenue or something), they would free up the time and effort to do other stuff.

Not sure how legit that is, though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on July 12, 2012, 04:29 am
That makes sense. If no one visits the website, they don't need to update it and they will have more free time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 12, 2012, 07:06 am
I think they have employees dedicated to cultivating and managing advertisements. By removing advertisements, it would free up these people for other, more creative projects. I think that's what they say on the kickstarter page.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 12, 2012, 11:06 am
Using a motion sensor and a pair of video glasses, a Japanese hacker has created an augmented-reality (AR) anime girlfriend that interacts with the user. (http://www.cnet.com.au/japanese-man-creates-ar-girlfriend-339340763.htm)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on July 12, 2012, 04:54 pm
If only nerds could put that much effort into finding a real girlfriend


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on July 13, 2012, 12:31 am
Reddit finds another great way to be racist (http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/wgjkc/if_you_do_this_fuck_you/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on July 13, 2012, 03:49 am
For a $500 donation, one of the creators of Penny Arcade will retweet you once on Twitter. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/575109064/penny-arcade-sells-out)

While I don't really have a problem with the PA guys doing this Kickstarter (hey, if someone wants to pay 500 dollars for a RT it's their stupid wasted money) I gotta admit that this Something Awful article made me laugh a bunch. (http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/penny-arcade-kickstarter.php)

Also I can't remember if this ever got discussion here, but if not: a while back there was a game on Kickstarter called "Tentacle Bento", that was basically about a tentacle monster raping underaged girls.  It met its funding goal but was booted off of Kickstarter for TOS violations.  Mike Krahulik then took to Twitter in SUPPORT of the game, and promptly Wong-ed out and started blocking anyone who tweeted at him asking why he was supporting a rape game and what the hell was wrong with him.  Full summary here. (http://ohnovideogames.com/penny-arcade-tentacle-bento-a-summation)

Basically what I'm saying is that I used to be a really big PA fan and I still like some of the stuff they do but fuck man am I ever getting tired of their shit.

Also, "The Trenches" is total dogshit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 13, 2012, 03:53 am
I love it that Wong has become a verb.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on July 13, 2012, 04:03 am
haha the trenches

it's like pa but with even less jokes


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on July 13, 2012, 04:09 am
It's the stupid little "From The Trenches" stories that get me, man. I swear, 90% of them are just "euuuunh, I thought playing video games all day would be FUN but instead it's a JOB and my boss WASN'T VERY NICE TO ME WAAAH".

(The other teKn percent is 5% complete fabrications where the submitter TOTALLY zings their asshole boss at just the right moment and it TOTALLY happened for real, 4% stupid boring bullshit with no point, and then one single interesting story that feels genuine.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on July 13, 2012, 04:13 am
oh I never read that stuff. the comic was bad enough


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 13, 2012, 08:42 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BhSsN.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 13, 2012, 09:15 am
I think that's kind of cool. I have been broken.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 13, 2012, 09:20 am
Again, the spectrum of this thread is pretty wideband. This is no Penny Arcade Tentacle Rape.

On that note, I know how you feel, DoctorShenanigans. I enjoyed watching PA:TS for a while but more and more they (or at least Mike) are proving themselves to be the Most Privileged White Dudes who don't know the first thing about what it is like to not be a Privileged White Dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on July 13, 2012, 09:28 am
Man, some of this stuff is awesome, and then some of it is a couple of assholes who want to, and would, follow you on twitter as long as you can get past that pesky $500 donation fee.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on July 13, 2012, 09:29 am
I det C4 by holding my mouse up :(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 13, 2012, 09:35 am
I might as well give up now and buy a video game themed hoodie.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on July 13, 2012, 11:33 pm
Why not go all-out and get a video game-themed jumpsuit (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/efe8/)?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on July 15, 2012, 06:49 pm
someone with the same first and last name as me started following me on twitter. This is his display picture.

(https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2258207731/405737_276520669078328_1849744105_n.jpg)

ugh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on July 15, 2012, 06:55 pm
An older version of yourself?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on July 15, 2012, 07:02 pm
bsam stop sympathizing with the furries


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 15, 2012, 09:16 pm
That seems like an upgrade on the Luke we all currently follow. What's his twitter name?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on July 15, 2012, 09:34 pm
I can't get no respect up in here last few days mang.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 15, 2012, 09:48 pm
lengthy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 17, 2012, 05:32 am
In news that should surprise nobody:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_knight_rises/news/1925558/the_dark_knight_rises_--_this_is_why_we_cant_have_nice_things/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 17, 2012, 07:49 am
I get the impression that the nerd froth is going to be divided between, "BEST THING EVER," and, "BANE ISN'T IN A FALL FACE MASK I WILL KILL YOU ALL."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 17, 2012, 08:52 am
Why would he be in a fall face mask? That is so last season.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 17, 2012, 09:24 am
I have stumps not hands, true story.

Also, I'm going to leave this here preemptively:

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/07/16/meet-borderlands-2s-ellie-the-opposite-of-how-most-females-tend-to-be-represented-in-games/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on July 17, 2012, 10:54 am
Off to a great start!

Quote from: Derb
I would make a joke about making me a sandwich but she probably ate them all already.
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Haha! A sandwich! How droll and novel!

Quote from: spartan0078
Great,

Now women are going to say we just make fun of them in video games instead of just drooling over them.
Rate Up (16) Rate Down (0)

Quote from: Topien
I kind of hope they do, it would further clarify how ridiculous the whole point is, it would make it even more obvious that people are just seeking out chances to be "offended"
FFFFFFFFUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUU

Quote from: Junkie
What a strong, independant woman. A shining example of feminism for the 21st century.
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nrgaarrgh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 17, 2012, 11:08 am
Quote from: Funkosapien
Seriously though what's wrong with the stereotype lass in games? Strong Beautiful Intelligent Women? How is that not something for young women to aspire to? Why do feminists believe beauty is not part of being a woman? Feminists are sexist.

Quote from: PoulWrist
Feminists are not sexist, they just want everything to be genderless and samey. And dull. And oppressed.

Quote from: Funkosapien
I actually reckon many female characters in games such as RPG's are great role models for young ladies. They tough lasses(/battle axes) gettin shit done, what more could you want a lass to aspire to? How is that fat stupid redneck a good role model for young ladies?

WHOOOOOSH


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 17, 2012, 11:14 am
There must be something wrong with that dude's brain where the words "male" and "gaze" placed next to each other do not register in his vision.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on July 17, 2012, 11:20 am
What's up with all this talk of lasses? It's like he is putting women down, but subtly.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 17, 2012, 11:51 am
I wonder if they're actually British or if "lass" somehow become irritating nerd slang too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 17, 2012, 12:08 pm
Considering he uses the phrase "I reckon," I'm guessing the latter.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on July 17, 2012, 12:28 pm
Is 'I reckon' known for being used by horrible nerds? It's used all the time in the UK and Australia.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Danny G on July 17, 2012, 12:34 pm
I think what he's getting at is that it's used by American hillbillies.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 17, 2012, 12:36 pm
American hillbillies use irritating nerd slang?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 17, 2012, 12:41 pm
Get er done Bayonetta


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 17, 2012, 12:44 pm
My god they're crossbreeding


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 17, 2012, 01:09 pm
For many under 25 privileged Southern dudes it would be closer to inbreeding, honestly.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 17, 2012, 01:50 pm
In Rummyland saying "lasses" pegs you as either as British or a patronizing wanker. Saying "I reckon" pegs you as the coolest of the cool that ever strutted down cool street.

That's just what I reckon anyways.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Danny G on July 17, 2012, 02:09 pm
...British or a patronizing wanker....

Why is there an OR in there?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 17, 2012, 08:02 pm
Rummy, what's a dame like you think of a fella if he calls the broads birds?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on July 18, 2012, 02:30 am
...British or a patronizing wanker....

Why is there an OR in there?

Because "British a patronizing wanker" looks dumb.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on July 18, 2012, 06:38 am
I'd British a patronizing wanker if you know what I mean


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 19, 2012, 09:11 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558323_3875837506996_1511124981_n.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on July 19, 2012, 09:58 am
that number one reason implies that if you grow a beard you are a woman and a child

that last part seems about right


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Danny G on July 19, 2012, 10:01 am
Reasons I grow a beard: 

#1 - 10: I'm lazy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 19, 2012, 10:18 am
That shirt is typical of what I believe is the real motivation behind the beard worship you'll find all over the internet - nerdy dudes are honestly so insecure in their masculinity and their role in society that they've put utmost importance in the beard as a symbol of everything they feel masculinity is supposed to be, or what it once was. That way, they can gain that vicarious boost of machismo that the symbol implies, simply by having one. Hence the implication that women and children are inferior because they have no access to the Big Boy's Beard Club.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 19, 2012, 10:20 am
That's just the Beard Envy talking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 19, 2012, 12:06 pm
The guy in the photo forgot to mention #11: Compensation for male pattern baldness.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on July 19, 2012, 02:13 pm
:(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on July 19, 2012, 04:23 pm
Fuck you shirt my goatee is rad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on July 19, 2012, 08:20 pm
And so is my male pattern baldness!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on July 19, 2012, 09:19 pm
Jesus am I the only actual handsome person on the internet


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on July 19, 2012, 10:17 pm
You would be if you were handsome.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: codespyder on July 20, 2012, 09:24 am
If it turns out this was an Internet nerd gone berserk, then nerds really really REALLY fucking suck.

Gunman shows up to Batman movie screening in Colorado, kills 12. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/20/us/colorado-theater-shooting/index.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on July 20, 2012, 12:11 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558323_3875837506996_1511124981_n.jpg)

#11. You want to look gross, because holy shit, that beard looks disgusting.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on July 20, 2012, 07:28 pm
If it turns out this was an Internet nerd gone berserk, then nerds really really REALLY fucking suck.

Gunman shows up to Batman movie screening in Colorado, kills 12. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/20/us/colorado-theater-shooting/index.html)

Excellent joke dude. Just awesome.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on July 20, 2012, 07:39 pm
Even I thought that was a bit tactless Code, and I have no soul.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on July 21, 2012, 03:14 am
I liked the joke


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JMD on July 22, 2012, 04:27 am
(http://i.imgur.com/vQnfb.jpg)



ugh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 22, 2012, 11:07 am
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/07/comic-con-2012-t-shirts?pid=7511&viewall=true


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 22, 2012, 03:02 pm
That "You are an idiot" shirt is not even done right.  The O and I in 'idiot' are already filled in so there shouldn't be a blank in 'you' or 'idiot'.  What a... uh, moron.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on July 22, 2012, 06:43 pm
This quote from a Comics Alliance article (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/07/22/simon-monk-superhero-action-figure-art/):

Quote
Years ago, while babysitting my cousin's three-year-old daughter, I was delighted to discover that she owned a complete set of Star Wars action figures in a carrying case shaped like Darth Vader's helmet. Her father explained to me, with a bit of exasperation, that while he had tried to teach her the proper names for all the characters, sometime Bossk or Chewbacca would come away with entirely different names and backstories in her imagination.

I can just imagine some nerd dad getting super pissed because their 3-year-old kid is using their imagination to play with toys instead of learning all the official backstory. 

Hell, I'm suprised he even let her take them out of the case.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on July 23, 2012, 12:19 am
It's a shame that napalm was outlawed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 23, 2012, 10:14 am
(http://i.imgur.com/exr8i.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on July 23, 2012, 10:43 am
I actually like that one...


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 23, 2012, 01:05 pm
Slimy founder of the now defunct MegaUpload, Kim Dotcom co-opts the movement against legislation such as ACTA and PIPA by making an embarrassing song where he intersplices footage of himself with Martin Luther King.

http://vimeo.com/46100226


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on July 23, 2012, 01:52 pm
Not to diminish the really shitty "I am as important as Martin Luther King" thing, but HAHAHAHAHA that dude is fucking fat.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 23, 2012, 02:24 pm
Nah, he's swollen with righteous indignation.

Seriously though, I find it incredibly depressing that's it's very possible he'll be seen as the face of these protests.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 28, 2012, 01:18 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7vhen302l1qzmopno1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 28, 2012, 03:26 pm
Somewhere in Gotham a Hot Topic store is down a pair of boots.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on July 31, 2012, 11:48 pm
That "Misandry in Video Games" project apparently just barely reached their goal (http://yourkickstartersucks.tumblr.com/post/28456310776/update-misandry-in-video-games). Way to go internet.

I decided to watch the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw-sjAICwKg&feature=player_embedded), and wow, just wow.

-Literally the first thing is a guy saying "objectively, video games are the best and most artistic medium today."
-When he talks about how video games represent a brand new frontier in political movements, he uses a picture of the fake protestors (http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/13/christian-bloggers-protesting-fake-ea-protest/) from a Dante's Inferno publicity stunt.
-The "rainbow of personalities and body types" that stereotypes in video games ignore include bronies and the guy from the "butthurt dweller" meme (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/butthurt-dweller-gordo-granudo). He then asks why there are no games reflecting this market.

All of those things happen within the first minute of the video. I really thought that this was some incredible satire until I checked out the top comments.

Quote
Those 200,000 women pale in comparison to the MILLIONS of men who fought in every single war, built entire empires, made the most important scientific discoveries, and created the majority of inventions we use today (including the technology you are using to reply to my comment.) There is a reason women are and always have been treated as a weaker species. And its not because cavemen decided to abuse cavewomen. It's because its part of nature. By the way, don't bother replying to this.

Quote
all money is going to charity , because unlie anitas these guys are not scammers.

They are bros who give money to charity, to REAL things that really need money  not these harmless first world problem shit.

Thank you for being the heroes the internet and all opressed, enmasculated men need.

ROW ROW fight the feminazi scammers.

On the bright side, I found a petition called "Gamers Against Bigotry (http://gamersagainstbigotry.org/)", so that's all nice and god damn it (http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/sci-tech/2012/07/gamers-against-bigotry-hacked-gamers-favour-bigotry).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 31, 2012, 11:51 pm
I now know that if I see your name in this thread not to read it until I've had my morning coffee. God that makes me cross.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 31, 2012, 11:58 pm
Gordon Freeman: Apparently incredibly offensive


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 31, 2012, 11:59 pm
Wait why did they just show a picture of Notch when describing developers who have "dodged stereotypes"? Minecraft doesn't even have any fucking characters in it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 01, 2012, 03:45 am
I thought he'd become a stereotype unto himself so who knows.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on August 01, 2012, 11:21 am
Recently Notch took the piss out of bigots by saying that all the creatures in his game are kind of gay because they're all hermaphrodites (his words not mine, if anyone has issues with that idea), and there is no such thing of gender in a world of cubes anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 02, 2012, 02:30 am
I don't know if this belongs here or in the Horrible People thread (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/02/us/sexual-harassment-in-online-gaming-stirs-anger.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesarts&seid=auto). Either way, this makes me angrysad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on August 02, 2012, 02:44 am
I wouldn't mind seeing that Bakhtanians guy put in jail.  A super jail.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Molh on August 02, 2012, 03:12 am
Her own coach sexually harrassed her?
What the fuck?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on August 02, 2012, 07:37 am
Is that somehow worse than an opposing coach doing it?

That whole story is gross and especially the shit that came out of it, like the flash game where you could punch the victim.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on August 02, 2012, 08:15 am
Quote from: David Bartlett, terrible commenter
See Dick play.

See Jane play.

See Jane grow up.

Oh walk it off, it's just a little violent threats and constant abuse.

I want dick punch over IP technology, stat.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 02, 2012, 08:23 am
It does imply that all those dicks are incredibly fucking childish though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on August 02, 2012, 09:56 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PJ0JPLg_-8


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 02, 2012, 02:20 pm
flight of the conchords being over as a tv show fucking sucks


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on August 05, 2012, 02:18 am
MRAs implicate christianity, still suck. (http://manboobz.com/2012/07/15/mra-theologian-mary-magdalene-fucked-an-alien-to-get-preggers-and-got-joe-the-carpenter-to-pay-for-it-all/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 05, 2012, 08:15 am
More games journalism wifebeater logic (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_256/7622-Hardcore-Maleness)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 05, 2012, 08:40 am
I'm not entirely sure what the point of that article is. It's just a badly constructed mash of examples that say... something, apparently? If this was a high-school essay, it'd be handed back by the teacher covered in red ink with a giant "PAY MORE ATTENTION IN CLASS" at the end.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on August 05, 2012, 08:44 am
Yeah, the coded language of "casual gamer" meaning "girls" is kind of an interesting idea, but one that much more articulate writers have already toyed around with. And then something about how aggressive masculinity in PvPs just kind of...happens? That struck me as weird, they write as though gaming behaviour existed in a vacuum. Also biotruths!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 05, 2012, 11:25 am
I like first person shooters because pixelated blood spatter reminds my lizard brain of harvesting ripened berries.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on August 05, 2012, 10:32 pm
I kept getting the feeling this guy was just on the verge of realizing that there's a lot of problems in the gaming community, like when he acknowledges the open disdain towards female players or when he admits that rape is really fucked up and is awfully strong language to be using when you're playing the computer equivalent of a kid's pretend game.  But then he veers off course with some shallow excuses about "it's all just biology" and "boys will be boys"and completely avoids the questions he just raised.  I'd like to think that indicates this guy is in serious denial and might actually change his mind about this stuff, but it's more likely he's just too dumb and self-satisfied to follow through with his own thoughts.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on August 06, 2012, 05:55 am
I think one of the (many) problems here is that the "writing about games for a living" industry is still so comparatively small and insular that nobody wants to be that guy. That's the rub with writing for a largely hyper-defensive audience who are hugely over-represented online- any criticism of the culture as a whole has to be couched in such careful language that it avoids saying anything concrete, otherwise the echo chamber writes you off completely and you will never work again.

Gonna do a Venn diagram of people who self-indentify as gamers w/ people who facebook post out-of-context Louis CK quotes about how nobody has the right to not be offended, make a perfect circle, get it tattooed on my forehead and cry.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 06, 2012, 11:56 am
I take back everything I said about and or implied about everybody's game themed hoodies, because I want these really badly.

TARDIS CHUCKS. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/105597344/custom-doctor-whotardis-converse-chucks)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 06, 2012, 12:16 pm
It took me a while to realise what the person had done to those. They look a lot like regular chucks but with a couple of iron-on patches.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 06, 2012, 12:42 pm
I'm a chucks nerd too so I still want them.


:(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on August 06, 2012, 12:43 pm
(is rummylu secretly my teenage self??)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 06, 2012, 01:20 pm
That would explain why I can't stop fiddling with myself. Seriously Snips, how did that thing not fall off?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on August 06, 2012, 01:33 pm
I have no idea what you're talking about.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on August 06, 2012, 02:11 pm
Practicing violin in the mirror.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on August 06, 2012, 02:38 pm
I was expecting some tardis nun-chucks, and was quite disappointed to discover you meant shoes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on August 07, 2012, 04:55 am
Not just shoes. Chucks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on August 07, 2012, 07:28 am
I hope he doesn't want them back!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on August 13, 2012, 06:29 pm
I have stumps not hands, true story.

Also, I'm going to leave this here preemptively:

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/07/16/meet-borderlands-2s-ellie-the-opposite-of-how-most-females-tend-to-be-represented-in-games/

Hey guys, remember how dumb this was? Well they should really keep an eye on what their people say in promotional interviews and shit (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/119029-Borderlands-2-Girlfriend-Mode-Helps-Noobs-Win).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 14, 2012, 02:13 am
Girlfriend mode? I need to wash that bad taste out of my mouth with Nancy The Happy Whore.

Fuck you AGS for this game.

http://www.summerbatch.co.uk/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on August 14, 2012, 03:42 am
I don't know, they are just trying to make the game more fun for everyone. It's not competitive, it's co-op, the fun is just fucking shit up and having a good time with your friends. It's like an option to have a party game.

The more I type this, the less I like it. Why are they adding these kinds of variables in the game? Wouldn't playing a game that switches between challenging and casual throw off all the tension? I just don't know if marketing a game at a variety of gamers will bog down the whole thing.

Boo it sucks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 14, 2012, 03:50 am
The suck part is derived from the fact that the easier mode is called 'girlfriend mode', implying that women are inherently inferior gamers, you troglodyte.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on August 14, 2012, 04:18 am
So that's what that whooshing noise was.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on August 14, 2012, 05:01 am
Hahahaha, I sort of dig how Mets was ready to take these fuckers to task on their variable difficulty settings or whatever from a pure mechanical perspective, absent all the casual misogyny, I honestly do

Like, yeah, dumb, but also sort of rad

Also Rummy what the fuck how does a human decide to make that game, go through the entire development process, and convince another human to distribute it without ever once thinking "oh WOW I'm actually making a game called Nancy The Happy Whore? Gee whiz, I need to rethink all the decisions that brought me to this point"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 14, 2012, 05:25 am
If you want to get extra repulsed, here is a thread at Something Awful made by the dev. Watch in awe as users are banned for bringing up the fact that the game may perhaps be in poor taste or downright offensive.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3501064&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1


EDIT: Don't forget the main character's best friend, SUSIE THE DRUG ADDICT. Christ.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on August 14, 2012, 05:32 am
Respecting woman is poo poo? I feel like a tourist in a strange country whenever I click a link to that site.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on August 14, 2012, 06:24 am
Word filters. Shit becomes poo poo, fuck becomes gently caress, etc. etc.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on August 14, 2012, 06:35 am
also I love that their thread saying don't you dare criticise a game ever for how it depicts women is titled Check Your Privilege

wait, no, not love, the other thing

vomit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on August 14, 2012, 07:51 am
The irony, is that, ultimately, the guy who got banned for bringing up the points about the game being offensive was banned by a female admin. Of course, if you look back through his ban history he has a multitude of probations and another ban, but still, this time he did have a valid point. I mean, the game is called "Nancy the Happy Whore" it's not like the guy who made the game didn't anticipate some backlash.

In fact, once you read the rule the poster "broke," a rule about 4 days old, his ban is still unwarranted. He wasn't taking to task one character, in a game of multitudes, he was taking a shot at the game on the whole, a game titled "Nancy the Happy Whore." So, he didn't actually break a rule. I guess, in spirit he did, but come on.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 14, 2012, 08:11 am
I'm extra annoyed about this particular suckiness, because I'm an old adventure game nerd, and the AGS development environment and the community has been part of the recent resurgence in popularity of these games. Gemini Rue and the Blackwell series on steam are both AGS games that I can think of off the top of my head.

They can get bent though if they think I'm going to buy bundles with that  happy hooker shit in it though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skaz on August 14, 2012, 11:13 am
By AGS, did you mean the Adventure Game Studio? (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/Home.aspx)

If so, how are they in the wrong for the existence of that terrifically shitty game?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on August 14, 2012, 11:24 am
They made it and released it, right?

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=gqcelgrk6j47eahe130p9kt4d2&topic=45593.0


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skaz on August 14, 2012, 11:29 am
No, AGS is just a free dev kit people use to make adventure games with. So I highly doubt they made and released the game.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 14, 2012, 11:38 am
As far as I'm aware, the AGS community handpicked and supports the games they have chosen for their summer bundle.

Edit: Also, it's much more than a free dev kit, it's a community where each of these games have their own production threads hosted, so you know, unless otherwise stated, I think that's implicit support.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on August 17, 2012, 07:09 am
http://gizmodo.com/5935440/your-nasty-nerdy-sexism-isnt-cute

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It's rude to come into our posts and say that the only reason we have the jobs that we do is because Gizmodo needed to fulfill some imagined gender quota. It's fucking rude to say that we're only writing for Gizmodo because we "lipstick shampooed" some guy's "jock" to "get our job." (Your over-evolved metaphor only further proves your immaturity; just say "blow job"!) But either way, if you say these things, you can bet your cowardly, juvenile ass you're going to get dismissed from the discussion.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on August 19, 2012, 01:40 am
(http://i.imgur.com/vRYTu.png)

Qwertee must be stopped


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on August 21, 2012, 03:50 am
Found this via Twitter: More brony shittyness (http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/yiyoo/this_is_something_that_needs_to_be_addressed/?sort=controversial)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on August 21, 2012, 03:55 am
Why are you following bronies on twitter


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on August 21, 2012, 04:28 am
EFHRK fucking sucks


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on August 21, 2012, 09:10 am
Daniel Tosh should start writing more material based around MLP.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on August 25, 2012, 06:33 pm
The saddest game mod ever? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCXTTabH7ic)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 27, 2012, 05:49 am
http://jasonotc.com/2012/08/26/cracking-the-code-in-todays-foxtrot/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 30, 2012, 09:50 am
Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has taken to Reddit to explain to users that their racism and homophobia will not be tolerated. (http://www.cnet.com.au/banned-from-guild-wars-2-arenanet-tells-you-why-339341321.htm)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 07, 2012, 05:47 pm
The first entry in this incredibly misogynistic article about "The 10 Most Hard-To-Find Qualities in Women" is "self awareness", without irony (http://www.poptens.com/2012/07/08/10-most-hard-to-find-qualities-in-women/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 07, 2012, 05:50 pm
Is it okay if I don't read that article because I don't want to start shaking with rage?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 07, 2012, 06:18 pm
The Number One Hardest To Find Trait In Women for this dude is "Be Pleasant", which possibly speaks for itself I think


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Captain Wacky on September 07, 2012, 07:44 pm
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Good Communication Skills
A woman who knows how to communicate well is very important. This is applicable in times when both of them has problems and does not want to get involved.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on September 07, 2012, 08:30 pm
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A woman should to accept for what she is now.

so do I agree for with to you now


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on September 10, 2012, 06:53 am
I never knew China had the technology to build spambots in the 50's, much less that they re-use them as internet writers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 10, 2012, 11:41 am
There are so many elements I think are dumb in this image that I can't be bothered to list them. Enjoy.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9j1txwqA51re1sgdo1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on September 10, 2012, 12:48 pm
i just headbutted my laptop so hard that i shattered the monitor in half and knocked the computer back through time into the renaissance

i'm posting this via carrier pigeon & convoluted text-to-speech science

enjoy the future tech i'm sending your way, da vinci


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on September 10, 2012, 01:53 pm
Thanks Bondfiction, a hate-filled robot that runs on money is now on its way to becoming President of the United States and it's all your fault.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on September 11, 2012, 11:15 am
Hey wanna fund my contact juggling fedora one man steampunk internet band? I only need like thirteen grand, thanks

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2099306012/mr-maxwells-musical-generator-is-gearing-up-again (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2099306012/mr-maxwells-musical-generator-is-gearing-up-again)

Kickstarter has become my most trusted PoE replacement. That one didn't get funded, but this (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582532558/killer-zombie-monkey-from-outer-space?ref=search) and this (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prettywindy/pretty-windy-theatre-companys-romeo-vs-juliet?ref=search) and this one (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1756321461/anonymous-agony?ref=live) all did.

This one (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragentlemen/catastrophic-a-zombie-novel?ref=search) hasn't yet but I really hope it does because dude is pretty much Garth Marenghi.

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The project started a few months ago when a conversation about great stories started. A few co-workers were talking about how you know it’s a good story when it starts with “So this one time I was at bar…” because there is never a good story that starts with “So this one time I was eating a salad…”

The author, Nic Thorp, entered the conversation to simply say, “Challenged Accepted.”
...

The short film stars three gorgeous young ladies: Misti Dawn, Snook Bruno, and Danielle Jenkins (with a special guest cameo by the author and director himself).

Pledge $1000 and you get to have dinner with the author and the actresses from the film. Pledge $5000 and you can have dinner with just the actresses ;)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 11, 2012, 11:36 am
I'm surprised I didn't just burn a hole through my monitor with my stare when I opened and read the contents of the tab for Anonymous Agony.

Also, to the total non-surprise of everybody, there's no actual programmer attached to this shameful rapey teenage angst fest.

Edit: If it's anything like his website, it's going to be an utterly miserable and broken experience in every aspect.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 18, 2012, 03:54 am
Anime Pu$$y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DW31upNEEg


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on September 18, 2012, 02:45 pm
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UPVOTE THIS IF YOU LIKE 2 SPEND ur fridays jackin it 2 cartoons while listening to gangsta-rap!

TheAbelinc2 17 hours ago


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 18, 2012, 03:59 pm
Starting off that video with 4chan screens was a smart move. Still, even after lowering my expectations as far as they could possibly go, it still did not exceed them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 18, 2012, 05:30 pm
It's pretty hard to underachieve in the nerd masturbation genre.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on September 18, 2012, 08:47 pm
advertising at my work is cashing in on fucking talk like a fucking pirate day.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/581372_10151200998655219_2125011514_n.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 18, 2012, 10:04 pm
Every year the front page of our intranet turns into pirate speak, our mouse cursors turn into cutlasses and our staff pictures turn into Jack Sparrow.

Similar shit happens on St. Patricks day as well, which is slightly better because they put on a lot of free drinks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on September 18, 2012, 11:30 pm
Do you also get those green sugar cookies that are shaped like clovers and taste like garbage?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 19, 2012, 12:10 am
Nope, last year they had a slushy maker with vodka and lime or midori set up. Good night, that. Downside was amount of bad Irish accents.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 19, 2012, 01:19 am
Look at all you nerds with your poison free hard alcohol. Lucky buggers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Alderaan on September 19, 2012, 05:52 am
This year, US Long John Silver's restaurants are giving a free piece of fish if you talk like a pirate, and Krispy Kreme is giving a free donut if you talk like one, or a free dozen if you DRESS like one.

I'm starting to wonder if this is a secret plan to kill nerds with diabetes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 19, 2012, 05:53 am
Yeah because nerds are usually so keen on eating healthy and exercising regularly.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on September 19, 2012, 06:15 am
1500 leg crunches and a glass of egg yolks are next on my list of things to do right after I finish this Haidogo Kamachi marathon.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Alderaan on September 19, 2012, 07:04 am
Well, maybe this will tip them over the edge.

Hm. Perhaps I should check and see if Fritos and Mountain Dew are doing anything today.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 19, 2012, 04:24 pm
Pictures For Sad Children creator John Campbell waits until his Kickstarter has been fully funded to announce that he's been faking his depression and that he believes all depression is fake. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/311890)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 19, 2012, 05:09 pm
How depressing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 19, 2012, 05:10 pm
Quote from: John Campbell
The more people I knew who refused to admit to me they were faking their depression, the more confused I got. Was I communicating incorrectly? Did they believe that I was the one who was failing to communicate that I was faking depression, was I confusing them?

YES JOHN CAMPBELL THAT IS QUITE THE MYSTERY


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on September 19, 2012, 05:39 pm
It wouldn't bother me that much if he was just an artist trying to emulate depression, because hey, that's what he's using his art to portray. People wanted to support his art (I suppose some were supporting him, which would make it more unpleasant that he's faking it), and put money into his thing. But he is being kinda dumb about this whole thing.

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There seems to be a sense that "something is wrong" and as you fake this sense, and investigate it more deeply in order to fake it better, you begin to suspect that sense is the thing that is wrong.

I tried faking depression but I couldn't really feel depressed, clearly there is no such thing and everyone is faking it. What?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 19, 2012, 07:37 pm
As someone who backed that book and bought the first I'm not quite sure what to think. I truly enjoy his work and find it unique, it seems a lot of people in the comments are thinking along the same lines and just want to get their hands on the book aside from the speculation about whether or not this is a new level of deadpan black humor on his part.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 19, 2012, 08:12 pm
I've always been inspired by his work, mostly because I always felt he was doing the work for himself, like artists should. It's just a weird way to kind of confirm this.

The thing that's kinda getting at me is how he said that he asks other artists to come clean that they are just faking it, but he never really says if any of them do. This is weird, kinda unexpected, and really numbing. So just like most of his comics anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 19, 2012, 10:23 pm
Maybe he's going for the long con and this is his Late Show with David Letterman moment in his Joaquin Phoenix I'm Still Here story.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: George Tirebiter on September 19, 2012, 11:00 pm
KC Green thinks he may be joking (https://twitter.com/barfcaptain/status/248577007548502016), and I agree—to me, that announcement reads more like deadpan satire than an honest confession.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on September 20, 2012, 12:14 am
Dude's not a totally unaware idiot, I'm saying 'BLUFF'


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on September 20, 2012, 02:01 am
PFSC is the best thing ever, but from following stuff John Campbell has said on blogs/twitter he would appear to be legit mentally ill with some crazy ideas or someone who is always playing a character, so when I read the depression thing I couldnt really decide if it was an outpouring of crazy or satire, but maybe man is not meant to know such things.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 20, 2012, 02:12 am
I went to his blog (http://picturesforsadchildren.com) to find this (http://picturesforsadchildren.com/post/1291842669) as evidence we're clearly out of our each on knowing for sure if this is for real and then I saw this post from over a week ago (http://picturesforsadchildren.com/post/31339072496) keep your eyes on panel 4.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on September 20, 2012, 12:45 pm
http://picturesforsadchildren.com/post/31927077621
There are so many people I like on that list but also it starts with Tao Lin, who is the worst, and just the kind of person who would fake being depressed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on September 20, 2012, 02:00 pm
Ok, so its definitely a straight joke then, not a mad outburst thing. And quite funny at this point.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 20, 2012, 03:39 pm
I believe Campbell is out of line, at this point regardless of whether this is a big goof to him or not.

He declared depression is fake with no real indication of satire or sarcasm and even tried to explain his position (albeit in a weird, kind of crazy way). Now he's implicating other people who aren't sure what's going on and who have likely heard enough accusatons about faking their condition without being on that list.

Whatever you suspect of his personal motives, those kind of statements have a real impact, especially coming from someone with a large following.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on September 20, 2012, 03:42 pm
Particularly when you remember how big, dumb and colossally naive the internet is. The only thing stopping most people online from believing something is that it was disproven on Mythbusters that one time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 20, 2012, 03:47 pm
Yeah, the same saps who don't realize Mythbusters is funded by the reptillians.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on September 20, 2012, 03:54 pm
IWhatever you suspect of his personal motives, those kind of statements have a real impact, especially coming from someone with a large following.

Well if I suspect his motive is a joke making fun of those who accuse him of profiting off or faking depression, then these kind of statements have the impact of being hilarious.

Also "people are so dumb you cant go around saying stuff they might take the wrong way!" is a terrible argument, that should be made by nobody in any context.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 20, 2012, 04:41 pm
Quote from: Mr Gale
Also "people are so dumb you cant go around saying stuff they might take the wrong way!" is a terrible argument, that should be made by nobody in any context.

Er, What? I was pretty clear in stating my actual opinion on the matter.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on September 21, 2012, 02:00 am
Maybe that was directed at TDF, who posted right after you. Though maybe you just proved his point.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 21, 2012, 04:31 am
I've been holding off on forming a concrete opinion on either way on this since mental health and art are both ridiculously esoteric minefields and I only know enough about either to know that I'm way out of my depth. That said, a lot of Campbell's work that I've seen and read over the years has had a bit of an intellectual anarchist/antagonising wanker bent to it. Whether or not he actually has depression seems pretty much irrelevant to his body of work, since it could be interpreted both ways and still hold up.

It seems like an elaborate stunt to me, but that's just fine because I enjoy watching people's reactions as it unfurls.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on September 21, 2012, 09:05 am
Kate Beaton seems to have posted something about it, then deleted the post, seemingly a bit upset. So I guess the webcomic community is equally divided on this issue.

These satirical swipes are tearing this family apart.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 21, 2012, 10:37 am
More fuel for the John Campbell fire (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/73258510/sad-pictures-for-children/posts/313179)

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The idea of a happy person drawing hundreds to thousands of compulsively melancholic stick figures "for profit" is a funny idea.

That was pretty much the first thought that ran through my head when I read the first post.

I really wonder what sort of message I'm getting in my signed copy now.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 21, 2012, 12:25 pm
Kate Beaton seems to have posted something about it, then deleted the post, seemingly a bit upset. So I guess the webcomic community is equally divided on this issue.

These satirical swipes are tearing this family apart.

She was posting about how Campbell hadn't asked her permission to use her name in that list he posted, and how it made her uncomfortable. She didn't really have an opinion on the original post itself.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 21, 2012, 12:38 pm
I give only slightly more of a shit about webcomics than I do about print comics, but nobody should make Kate Beaton annoyed because she just seems so lovely and pleasant and her work reflects that. Also she draws the best eyes ever.

Whether it's true or not I think the whole way he is going about this is dumb, although if this thing is a hoax it needs to have a really good punchline otherwise it being a joke might be slightly dumber.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on September 21, 2012, 01:58 pm
this whole thing just reminds me of the david foster wallace story "the depressed person," which is similarly frustrating, intentionally obtuse, and undeniably brilliant, plus of course hilarious in its awful way. which is also how I feel about sad pictures for children


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 21, 2012, 02:12 pm
Whether it's true or not I think the whole way he is going about this is dumb, although if this thing is a hoax it needs to have a really good punchline otherwise it being a joke might be slightly dumber.

Yeah, that basically sums up my feelings at the moment. If this is satire, it just seems kind of poorly thought out, which is unfortunate given the topic.

Gale, I read TDF's post as an off-the-cuff jab at internet users intended to stress my point rather than a definite addendum. I could've been mistaken.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 22, 2012, 03:56 am
We interrupt the John Campbell weirdness to bring you this butthurt Apple nerd. (http://www.nickwoodhams.com/post/31988005655)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 22, 2012, 04:10 am
Web designing entrepreneur is shorthand for young annoying nerd these days, it's a shame.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on September 22, 2012, 04:37 am
When he finds out actually all the boxes of phones can be opened and played around with staff before they are sold, never mind all touched at the factories where they are made by the various slave children, so hes never actually been the first person to touch his magic phones dude is going to lose his shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on September 22, 2012, 04:42 am
"please return my apple stickers to me"

fuck that boring dude


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on September 22, 2012, 09:17 am
i have twice as many twitter followers as him. that dude is lame.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on September 22, 2012, 01:47 pm
He's also probably seriously mentally ill.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2009/08/ipod-repair-scammer-hit-with-restitution-jail-time/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 22, 2012, 02:08 pm
Suddenly it doesn't seem so odd that he'd be anal retentive when it comes to packaging.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on September 26, 2012, 02:47 am
Mysogynists: The new N***er (http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/the-new-nigger/)

I am not even joking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on September 26, 2012, 02:51 am
Apparently that was written by a black woman. What the fuck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 26, 2012, 03:32 am
I'm really sick at the moment and I'm not sure if what I just read was a fever dream or not.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on September 26, 2012, 10:07 am
I am literally speechless after reading that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 26, 2012, 11:10 am
Holy shit how can you fuck be so stup what th gggggggg


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 26, 2012, 11:56 am
That essay was dumb.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Schroeder on September 26, 2012, 12:32 pm
The author describes herself thusly:

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NurdyDancing is a blogger, vlogger, recreational bellydancer, a sex object, a reader, rather tall and most recently a traitor to her gender. She is also a mother who understands that someday her son, who is presently a toddler will grow up, and have to survive in this world

So yeah, there's that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on September 26, 2012, 02:13 pm
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Update: This essay, read by its author, was flagged as “Hate Speech” on YouTube within hours of it being uploaded. A revised version of that video noting the censorship effort has been uploaded, and those who wish to fight the censors who marked this as “hate speech” are encouraged to mirror it.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck yooooooooooou


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nicol on September 27, 2012, 07:44 am
Teacher posts pictures of students on reddit (http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/19650823/teacher-allegedly-posts-pictures-of-students-on-site?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7771605#.UGPnUfr6nEk.reddit).

Here's the reddit thread where they muse on his punishment (http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/10jura/a_teacher_was_arrested_after_posting_upskirt/).

Best comment (http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/10jura/a_teacher_was_arrested_after_posting_upskirt/c6e50uq)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on September 27, 2012, 08:00 am
So much whininess oh my gaaawwwwd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on September 27, 2012, 11:13 pm
Project Eternity is a kickstarter rpg project by Obsidian Entertainment, for Penny Arcade they sent one image of the concept art, for their own site and everywhere else they used another. Here the two are compared.
(http://i.imgur.com/XOzpl.gif)

Guess which is which.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 28, 2012, 03:10 am
Someone gets relatively upset about iOS6 maps (http://www.mobileindustryreview.com/2012/09/panic-stations-at-cupertino-why-apples-ios-6-0-maps-is-a-multi-billion-dollar-problem-happening-right-now.html).

That article got me thinking and as it turns out, despite iOS6 swapping out Google maps completely for it's own maps, doing a search using Siri still uses Google as it's default search engine.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 28, 2012, 04:21 am
I wish my Lumia did that. Or at the very least, allowed users to map the search button to something other than Bing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on September 29, 2012, 10:48 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskNTCzdLNE


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 29, 2012, 11:05 pm
why


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on September 30, 2012, 02:30 am
Take one terrible thing and then combine it with lame nerds. Now it is even more terrible than before.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on September 30, 2012, 02:48 am
I believe that's known as Gygax's Law.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 30, 2012, 09:35 am
Well it looks like that's all those guys do. Just that stupid nerd alert thing but to parodies of different songs, only talking about Starcraft.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on September 30, 2012, 12:01 pm
the white dude is actually a pretty popular commentator, which means he gets paid cash dollars for talking about Starcraft at tournaments and stuff

so if it makes you feel better, the money he uses to make these is money taken from other terrible nerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on September 30, 2012, 12:02 pm
like a nerd vampire or a nerd Sheriff of Nottingham or something


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on September 30, 2012, 02:00 pm
A nerd vampire who then makes videos that advertise his nerd habits.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 30, 2012, 02:19 pm


so if it makes you feel better, the money he uses to make these is money taken from other terrible nerds

Generating nerd revenue makes me sad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 02, 2012, 03:03 pm
http://bitquabit.com/post/seriously/

I hate the culture of my profession so fucking much sometimes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 02, 2012, 08:28 pm
Social game developer Kixeye home to staggering levels of racism. (http://kotaku.com/5948422/serious-racism-allegations-levelled-at-video-game-developer)

If you aren't familiar, Kixeye was behind this viral recruitment video that annoyed the piss out of me for weeks after it came out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5l-nnR4Bx0

They've also gone on record saying that they're looking for "brogrammers". (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/08/brogrammers_wanted_kixeye_s_hiring_strategy_caters_to_male_fantasies_.html) Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 03, 2012, 10:19 am
Also, I'm pretty sure someone at their company wrote their own Wikipedia page.  It reads like a PR data sheet.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 04, 2012, 03:39 pm
Updated: The Kixeye CEO has fired four employees as a result of the blog post, including a team manager. (http://www.gamezebo.com/news/2012/10/04/kixeye-ceo-responds-racism-allegations)

I'm honestly kind of impressed, this is a lot more of a response than I'd expected. I was expecting some kind of bullshit press release statement followed by attempting to lay relatively low until the news cycle moved on to the next scandal.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 04, 2012, 05:04 pm
Yeah, I like the honesty. The dude basically says, "Yep, turns out some assholes were being assholes and we dealt with it."

Lots of times companies try to hide and lay low, but these guys were pretty proactive.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 05, 2012, 02:23 am
For anyone still following the John Campbell saga (http://archive.picturesforsadchildren.com/alternativewaystothinkandfeelaboutthesituation/).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 05, 2012, 02:41 am
Wow. Tumblrs fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 05, 2012, 02:42 am
It took me an embarrassingly long amount of time to realize that wasn't supposed to be one long, confusing, anti-Campbell post


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 05, 2012, 03:29 am
Don't worry, it took me a really long time to remember who John Campbell actually is.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on October 05, 2012, 07:03 am
Who's John Campbell?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: alugastiR on October 05, 2012, 07:47 am
He's Bruce Campbell's brother. He does backflips and fights zombies with wepons.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on October 06, 2012, 08:13 pm
Let's try a different flavor of shitty nerd: the Overeducated Aspiring Novelist!

I challenge you to reach the end of this article without telling your computer monitor to go fuck itself. (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/fashion/new-yorks-literary-cubs.html?pagewanted=all)

Seriously,

Quote
“They’re the precursor of this kind of synthesis of extrainstitutional intellectualism, native to the Internet, native to the city dweller,” said the novelist Jonathan Lethem, an early champion.

“They’re not trapped within an old paradigm,” he added. “They’re just making it their own.”

fuuuuuck ooooooff


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 06, 2012, 08:30 pm
I don't know what you're talking about. It sounded like a riveting good time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on October 06, 2012, 08:51 pm
i'm an overeducated aspiring novelist

:(

but I have a job because I bothered to make myself employable, and also haven't started any absurdly pretentious magazines lately. clearly my URBAN HACKING skills are lacking


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 06, 2012, 09:22 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBxWkMeHd6M


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 06, 2012, 09:33 pm
Not to just ignore Nav's post but I've been busy getting a hate boner from the literary nerd article.  This is why I don't tell people I'm writing a novel, or if I do I make sure that the second sentence out of my mouth is explaining that it's about people on motorcycles and in pickups killing each other.  And I definitely don't let them know I majored in literature.

Also
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she and two friends ... wanted to create their generation’s version of cultural criticism, equally versed in Theodor Adorno and Britney Spears.

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At one point, a few debated, only half-ironically, whether a new bank in a former Dunkin Donuts nearby was philosophically akin to the French reactionaries’ construction of the Sacré Coeur basilica on the site of the Paris Commune’s insurrection in 1870.

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Arch and often aggressively leftist, the articles dance effortlessly from Jacques Derrida to Lady Gaga.

UGH
ARRRRRRRGH


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 06, 2012, 10:52 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBxWkMeHd6M

Do we blame the nerd, BioWare, or YouTube for this?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 07, 2012, 12:38 am
blame all nerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 07, 2012, 03:13 am
...I can't get further than 10 seconds in because that voice is so irritating.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 07, 2012, 03:20 am
Ugh I bit the bullet and made it through. I like how it has pre-made thumb holes like it just assumes everyone who owns it uses their clothes to hide.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 08, 2012, 07:23 pm
IGN have caught their own variety of election fever (http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/10/08/ezio-wins-multiplatform-primary).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 08, 2012, 08:22 pm
It's a good thing I gave up on IGN for the most part, because they are sinking further and further into this weird populism that has really weakened their already weak video game journalism integrity.

They have one real journalist on their staff.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 08, 2012, 09:52 pm
The others are just faces of tech support pasted onto pictures of Margaret Bourke-White.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on October 09, 2012, 04:21 am
IGN have caught their own variety of election fever (http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/10/08/ezio-wins-multiplatform-primary).
Wow. This is completely indistinguishable from the "quotes" an article mocking video game journalism at The Onion would have.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 09, 2012, 12:41 pm
Well IGN is a parody of itself, so that's not very hard for them to do.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on October 09, 2012, 09:28 pm
The MW2 multiplayer map "Favela" was recently taken down because some Muslim gamers pointed out that there was a bathroom that had a picture with a quote from Muhammad, and Muslims aren't really cool with their holy scripture being put in bathrooms. Said gamers requested that the developers remove the picture, and the developers basically said "sorry about that, we didn't know about it and didn't mean to offend anyone. We're working an update to remove the image and we're going to take the map off until that's ready."

Cure nerd outrage in comments sections everywhere.

http://kotaku.com/5949764/modern-warfare--map-removed-after-complaints-from-muslim-gamers
http://www.geekosystem.com/mw2-map-removed/
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/114vil/modern_warfare_2_map_removed_following_complaints/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 09, 2012, 09:31 pm
Quote
As a US Marine Veteran that suffers from PTSD, I would like to see the possibility of dying or being wounded in Modern Warfare 1 and 2 removed, these images cause alot of pain for me every time I try to enjoy the game. You can leave the death and injury or the Russians and Muslims, but I know for a fact that myself and many other veterans that suffer from PTSD have a hard time seeing even digital versions of ourselves and our brothers wounded.

No? Dont give a fuck about my opinion? Then stop coddling these fucking Haji's just because something offends them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 09, 2012, 10:04 pm
yessss terrible quote time

Quote from: reddit link
This being the game where one mission is to run through a civilian airport with an AK47 shooting bystanders. These people clearly have no issue with that content, but a near unreadable scribble on a wall saying how awesome Allah is in a bathroom is what finally convinced someone to complain, leading to the developers having to suck dick to apologise.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on October 10, 2012, 03:54 am
Hahaha no fuck you guy
Quote from: Astrokid248
Activision did the right thing here. While Christians (like myself on good days) will hang scripture anywhere, including the bathroom (you should see my grandma's house), Muslims have a massive stigma about that. It's quite reasonable too; Muslim bathroom habits are much more disgusting than Christian ones, and so anything of faith is kept out of such an uncleanly place.

However, the fact remains that Islam as practiced in many Middle Eastern countries is a very backwards religion. The ban on eating pork is completely irrelevant in an era where pork-borne diseases are all but eliminated. Modern plumbing has made Western bathrooms cleaner than most living quarters. Most people generally accept that if a man commits adultery, it's his own damn fault, not the fault of a woman for appearing desirable. It's also completely true that a majority of Muslims react with much more violence and outrage to perceived slights than members of any other religion. Denying these facts, or trying to label Islam as a peaceful religion, isn't going to make the problem go away.

So I commend Activision for doing the right thing, but I firmly believe the person who complained is yet another stereotypical Muslim stick-in-the-mud, who refuses to modernize and accept that not everything is going to be portrayed exactly the way he wants it to be portrayed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 10, 2012, 07:25 am
I want to know how such a devout Christian became such an expert on Muslim bathroom habits.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 10, 2012, 11:02 am
Nintendo's latest ads continue the company's modus operandi of ignoring the mouth-breathing nerds who self-identify as "gamers" in order to chase the far more lucrative casual market.

True to form, those same mouth-breathing nerds are upset by this flagrant impertinence. (http://twinfinite.net/blog/2012/10/02/featurama-in-which-nintendo-of-america-squanders-any-and-all-goodwill/)

EDIT: Here's another example. (http://kotaku.com/5948216/nintendo-shouldnt-treat-gamer-like-a-dirty-word)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 10, 2012, 02:20 pm
Quote from:  Nerd Article
featuring a return to complex controllers

So, that's the thing that makes a person a hardcore gamer? Being able to wield a complex 4 face button controller?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on October 11, 2012, 04:41 am
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It seems that Nintendo of America is hellbent on squandering whatever goodwill and respect the company as a whole received from the news that they would publish Bayonetta 2.
Good to know that promising a sequel to a super-sexist exploitfest will get you goodwill and respect among gamers.

Also, the last time I saw that kind of argument was in 6th or 7th grade. "You can't play with this ball if you're not a football fan!"

Gaming culture needs to take a step back, look at itself and turn away in disgust.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 11, 2012, 04:46 am
Gaming culture needs to take a step back

But that means getting off the couch!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 11, 2012, 08:31 pm
(http://www.wired.com/geekdad/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/obama_smith_LR-660x921.jpg)

(http://www.wired.com/geekdad/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/romney-660x920.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on October 11, 2012, 09:40 pm
hah stupid nerds. Putting that many points into charisma when you're a fighter and neglecting your strength so badly.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Fontelroy on October 12, 2012, 02:45 am
I like some of the songs by a relatively popular musician called 'Voltaire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire_(musician)).' So it was pretty disappointing when his Facebook page got consumed by some borderline MRA rant about how he could call women "cunts" and "whores."

It began with this status (https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage/posts/476966665660098):
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Wow. On a secret behind the scenes tour tonight, some drunken whore asked me in a condescending tone "Why are YOU here?" ( I was clearly supposed to explain why I was "cool" enough to be there). I told her, "because my dad fucked my mom." CUNT! She was apparently a Daily Show producer. I'll try not to hold it agains that show.

This'd normally be a kind of gross status to ignore, except for what comes after. He elaborates in the comment section on why she was a whore saying,
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The reason she was a WHORE was because the only reason she was there was because the 'tour guide' thought he'd get a blow job from her if he gave her a backstage tour. The reason why she was a CUNT should be obvious to you. : p

Two people (I'm pretty sure he didn't delete any comments) give him a gentle criticism for using the words and he explodes:
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"Honestly, I'm sick of you politically correct assholes. You know who you are. I was ONLY given a backstage tour because some dumb bitch made it clear that she'd blow this dude if she got special treatment and I happened to be near by. If she wasn't such a massive, insulting, ladder climbing "why do you think you are cool enough to be here" asshole, I would not feel so motivated to call her what she was... A WHORE AND A CUNT!!!! Deal with it .. or delete me. I'm fine either way. Seriously, if you are sooooooo offended by the words WHORE and CUNT, then do your best to rid the world of them. Once the world is filled with normal WOMEN, you'll never hear me use these words again. PS: I don't see all of you getting irate when I call dudes out for being BASTARDS and DICKS. Get over it... over go elsewhere."
He then makes two (https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage/posts/476975165659248) statuses (https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage/posts/476977685658996) talking about how he's being bullied and wishing death upon those who criticise him.
 
The comments are full of nerds being terrible and generally making me reevaluate the artist as even a guilty pleasure. Lots of idiots taking the you should have "punched her in the throat LOL" line.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 12, 2012, 03:19 am
Wow. I've got an album of his floating around somewhere. Don't really feel like digging it out again now or ever.

Also, "because my dad fucked my mum," is the most teenage and cringeworthy response to anything ever.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 12, 2012, 10:37 am
Is ladder-climbing an insult now?  Like some guys are so threatened and enraged by a woman who tries to get ahead in the world that they feel obligated to tie it to "whore"?  Because goddamn that is some insecure shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on October 12, 2012, 11:07 am
THESE CUNTS KEEP SQUIRTING THEIR LADY JUICES ALL OVER THE GLASS CEILING


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 12, 2012, 01:32 pm
He then makes two (https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage/posts/476975165659248) statuses (https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage/posts/476977685658996) talking about how he's being bullied and wishing death upon those who criticise him.

Now now, it's unfair to post this without context. Here's what he was responding to.


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I adore you, but I don't see why CUNT and WHORE are appropriate here.

Quote
Well as another woman, I would be offended at the insult, but perhaps that was the point.

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You were my idol Voltaire... Guess I'll just stick to listening to your music from now on.

Quote
for shame. I don't think whore and cunt is very appropriate either.

Quote
Imagine for a second that Voltaire was using an anti-gay or a racial slur (can you imagine "Once the world is filled with normal BLACK PEOPLE, you'll never hear me use these words again"?) and how that would make people feel and how likely they would be to be made fun of as politically correct. A slur is a slur. I know he's not a misogynist. I know this woman was a jerk. I don't see it having much to do with her being a woman, though (and more to do with her being a terrible person!) so insulting her on the basis of that will make some people uneasy. I'm not some pathetic politically correct baby for not liking seeing a word that's been used as a weapon against me because of my sex in all caps on my facebook news feed. Asshole, pathetic, ass-kisser, jerk, morally bankrupt attention-seeking leech, fame-obsessed glory hound, I could go on- the English language provides plenty of options that don't have anything to do with her gender. I do like Voltaire's music. I like his sense of humor, his intelligence, and the gleefully morbid sentiment a lot of it has. I've seen him in concert more than once and he's been a really awesome guy every time I've met him. It's also his page and ultimately he and everyone else can of course ignore me and carry on. Doesn't mean I can't dislike some of what he says and try to have a dialogue about it.


No hand-picking, that's it. The least coddling comments I could find.


WHERE DOES HE FIND THE STRENGTH?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 12, 2012, 01:55 pm
It's probably no coincidence that everyone I've ever met who has tried to get me to listen to Voltaire is awful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 12, 2012, 09:05 pm
Who the fuck is Voltaire?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 12, 2012, 09:16 pm
Honestly, I'd just assumed that Voltaire had been dead for the last 200-odd years


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 13, 2012, 07:30 am
I know, right? How long do Enlightenment french dudes live?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on October 13, 2012, 09:47 am
That was the joke


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 15, 2012, 01:02 pm
It's a pity Cheese already got married. (http://dragonslorefury.deviantart.com/art/My-Engagement-Ring-200903432)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Jacob on October 15, 2012, 01:17 pm
why would he play D&D ever when WoW is already the perfect game


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 15, 2012, 05:11 pm
I thought the invisible helmet was a nice touch.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 15, 2012, 05:57 pm
Eh, I'm not really seeing the "fucking sucks" there.  It's a wedding ring, it's supposed to be something personal and significant, and if for this person that's a d10, then whatever.  It's better than an artificially price-hiked blood diamond.

And if you really want to make fun of that person, why not go for the bit where she describes herself as "dragonkin"?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 16, 2012, 01:51 am
Yeah, that's a fair point. It's not like I have much of a leg to stand on, my wedding rings will be wood.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 16, 2012, 02:15 am
I'm not sure how one could craft a boner into a ring, but godspeed


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 16, 2012, 07:14 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BObRi.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on October 16, 2012, 10:53 am
I actually think that's kind of funny. If their ushers were Master Chiefs and the priest was dressed like Altair, though, then that's more toward fucking suckness.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 16, 2012, 11:17 am
I think it could have been funny with less sexist phrasing.  As it is, it's pretty dumb and it sucks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 16, 2012, 12:54 pm
A D10 ring is more "nerds are pretty lame" not "nerds fucking suck", but I guess we don't have a thread for the former.





Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 16, 2012, 12:54 pm
Nerds ARE pretty lame though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 16, 2012, 01:57 pm
We do have the Nicol thread.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 17, 2012, 01:14 am
Haven't we had this petty spat at least five times already?


The Nicol thread is SACRED.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on October 18, 2012, 11:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KAxY2.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on October 19, 2012, 12:00 am
Sonic is a modern form of collecting toy trains


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on October 19, 2012, 12:36 am
how can anybody get anything done on a bed like that with sonic's piercing judgmental gaze


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 19, 2012, 12:43 am
"You're too slow!"

"Sonic's the name and speed's my game!"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 19, 2012, 01:23 am
Somehow Nistal, I doubt that would be a problem.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 19, 2012, 01:39 am
And now?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on October 19, 2012, 02:58 am
An article about "this guy I know who totally had sex once"? Is Kotaku made by 13-year-olds?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 19, 2012, 07:12 am
No, just gamers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Liz on October 19, 2012, 03:03 pm
THIS JUST IN

NERDS DON'T KNOW HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH WOMEN (http://jezebel.com/5953107/woman-harassed-at-new-york-comic-con-awesomely-fights-back-internet-applauds?popular=true&post=53675039)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on October 20, 2012, 05:27 pm
:O


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 20, 2012, 07:25 pm
"Hey, Ladies. Come check out my 18th level Knight Paladin. He pulls in minimal aggro! You chicks wanna bone?"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on October 21, 2012, 12:54 am
Hey Jonas, did you actually read that thing?

I just ask because what you have said there in the quotes is not the kind of thing being discussed in the article.

ETA: side note, the reply in the comments by kwjohnstone needs a giant fucking WHOOSH over it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 21, 2012, 02:57 am
There's something so wonderful about seeing people you know on another site


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 03:02 am
Wait, which one of us is kwjohnstone?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 21, 2012, 03:02 am
Metsfan


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on October 21, 2012, 03:03 am
Also it should be noted that jezebel has a fuckawful comment system


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 03:09 am
Another reason why the Gawker Network is less than stellar.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 03:37 am
Jezabel is fuck awful with or without the comment section.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 04:48 am
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/uou6z/update_i_was_requested_to_compile_all_of_the/

I can't stop laughing.

http://shialabeowulf.tumblr.com/post/33670447154/99-life-hacks-to-make-your-life-easier

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbyiojwhfa1qhkzpz.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 21, 2012, 07:10 am
That is obviously a better solution than wearing clothes that fit, you fat fuck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 08:07 am
This is actually a pretty neat trick for cheap skinny jeans which have notoriously shitty zips. Neat as in I've done it once and it worked but then bought better jeans, because having to rig your clothes with extra apparatus to keep the damn things on is dumb.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 21, 2012, 08:18 am
 
Hey Jonas, did you actually read that thing?

I just ask because what you have said there in the quotes is not the kind of thing being discussed in the article.

ETA: side note, the reply in the comments by kwjohnstone needs a giant fucking WHOOSH over it

I did read the article, Karlski. I read it when it first got posted a couple days ago, and then I decided to write what I wrote. I'm sorry for not staying completely on topic and talking about annoying assholes who decided to bother Black Cat. My bad.

:O is also not discussed in the article.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 21, 2012, 08:55 am
This is actually a pretty neat trick for cheap skinny jeans which have notoriously shitty zips. Neat as in I've done it once and it worked but then bought better jeans, because having to rig your clothes with extra apparatus to keep the damn things on is dumb.

Well I dont wear skinny jeans, because I am not a 14 year old boy, but sure why not.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 21, 2012, 09:00 am
Hey dude, I resent that. I am wearing skinny jeans as we speak. How fucking dare you!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 09:06 am
Jonas is 14? I assumed he was younger.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 21, 2012, 09:08 am
Am not!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 09:13 am
Skinny jeans are only for tiny women, women wearing long boots, and teenagers going through a stage.

I decree it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 09:14 am
I AM A FASHION GOD.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 09:21 am
Skinny jeans are an anomaly in that everyone seems to hate them, but they continue to be a thing. Like hipsters.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 09:27 am
I have a love hate relationship with them, even though they make me feel like a sausage they are perfect for winter boots which are sadly necessary here now that the weather is turning. Tucking your regular jeans into boots makes you look like a Cossack, although Cossacks are pretty cool so maybe I should just rock that retro Slavic vibe.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 21, 2012, 09:28 am
My stage is fashonista who saw some rockers wearing skinny jeans and decided to check them out. Who knew they'd be so comfortable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 09:29 am
I thought you had a scrotum.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on October 21, 2012, 09:30 am
My scrotum wears its own pair of skinny jeans.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 09:37 am
The person who thought of this is a bit of an asshole.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbyisrQijD1qhkzpz.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 09:41 am
Gotta love any 'lifehack' that involves taking photo reminders with a device that already has a way of setting reminders within it. The fridge one is especially hilarious, since I can't shake the image of some sad nerd squinting at a tiny picture trying to figure out what's missing when he could've used the same device to just type out a list.

EDIT: Or carried a written list around in his handy ziploc bag with a cardboard square in it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2012, 09:45 am
True. Also, anybody who has a "Eureka!" moment looking at an image macro promoting the benefits of packing books in rolling suitcases instead of boxes should either be sterilized or fed to Gale.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 09:54 am
Or anybody who solves the issue of not having kindling by burning their food.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 21, 2012, 10:19 am
Not to mention drilling holes in the bottom of a garbage bin may lead to some very unpleasant spills if your garbage bag tears.

Someone didn't quite think that one through.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on October 21, 2012, 10:59 am
The holes are in the side. Also the burning crisps thing would be useful on a wet picnic if you had loads of crisps and no dry kindling. The jeans thing is the sort of thing i'd do if i had a problem with that. I don't think they're bad ideas mostly, they're just not anything near as universally useful as the concept of "lifehacks" suggests they are. They're also fairly obvious to an adult, but then i think they're mostly designed for teenagers.

I do think these articles are silly and laughable, but we can do better in the "fucking suck" category surely.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2012, 11:20 am
The holes are in the side.

Yes, at the bottom.

Also the burning crisps thing would be useful on a wet picnic if you had loads of crisps and no dry kindling.

You make kindling by shaving firewood with a knife, or removing the bark with your hands. If you don't already have dry firewood, no amount of Doritos is going to help.

The jeans thing is the sort of thing i'd do if i had a problem with that.

But you don't, right? Because you buy pants that fit, right? Doesn't that just seem easier?

I don't think they're bad ideas mostly, they're just not anything near as universally useful as the concept of "lifehacks" suggests they are. They're also fairly obvious to an adult, but then i think they're mostly designed for teenagers.

I do think these articles are silly and laughable, but we can do better in the "fucking suck" category surely.

They're mostly a bunch of redundant extra steps that overcomplicate simple tasks, and in some cases they make shit worse. That's worthy of mockery.

And if you honestly think the thread is only for the absolute worst things that nerds are capable of, then you haven't been paying very much attention.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on October 21, 2012, 11:26 am
Nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Liz on October 21, 2012, 12:37 pm
Wait, which one of us is kwjohnstone?

Whoa whoa whoa whoa. Metsfan made that big fuck fest of a comment?

Metsfan fucking sucks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on October 21, 2012, 12:54 pm
What a fucking dickhead.

Everyone knows Dave Chappelle made that joke, not Chris Rock.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on October 21, 2012, 02:28 pm
http://www.gameinformer.com/games/halo_4/b/xbox360/archive/2012/10/01/halo-4-39-s-mantis-mech-can-teabag-too.aspx

The video in that link is fine until the last 3 seconds where everyone who doesn't live in their parents' basement groans


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on October 21, 2012, 05:40 pm
People who think of a nail holder as a useful item have never actually hammered in a nail. I hate hammering my fingers as much as anyone, but not as much as hammering in a nail in the wrong spot and having to pull it out again, ruining whatever I was building in the process. Maybe for picture-hanging, provided you don't really give a shit about having the nails actually stay in the wall, or your pictures actually ending up where you wanted them.

Also, CHEAP AND ALMOST FREE!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 21, 2012, 06:04 pm
Also if you really wanted a nail holder, why would you use a fucking clothespin or a comb instead of a pliers or some other regular tool capable of gripping small things, that you'll probably have nearby when you're already using tools.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 21, 2012, 06:33 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbyit4KPNI1qhkzpz.jpg)

Man, countries with poor English skills are the wooooooorst. Where do they get off not learning their language and then also our nice American speak?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Coog on October 21, 2012, 11:47 pm
That wouldn't work anyways. Tianjin has two railway stations on opposite sides of the city. Showing a cabby that picture gives you a 50/50 shot of going to the right one. I know this because it's how I missed my train out of Tianjin.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 22, 2012, 02:17 am
My ipad negates the need for me to do that when my pronunciation fails me.

I have out-nerded the nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 22, 2012, 02:17 am
I AM A NERD GOD.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on October 22, 2012, 02:33 am
I AM A NERD GOD.
I AM A FASHION GOD.

(http://i.imgur.com/YvQI6.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 22, 2012, 03:01 am
I AM A NERD GOD.

Pretty sure this was one of the outcomes in The Monkey's Paw.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 22, 2012, 08:38 am
Well at least we know where to send our complaints should we feel that the current nerdery isn't "fucking suck"ing enough for our tastes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 22, 2012, 09:38 am
A will alert my lawyers to be prepared.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 22, 2012, 12:11 pm
That A, such a pushover.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 22, 2012, 02:41 pm
I am not a typing god.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 22, 2012, 03:02 pm
I think you meant to say

I am not typing good.

Yes, much better.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 24, 2012, 07:00 am
http://www.cnet.com.au/to-apple-thanks-for-making-my-new-ipad-obsolete-339342162.htm

Quote
Further down the line, does this open the door to more upgrades each year? The Android community already has to deal with a ceaseless wave of new mobile gadgets, and that isn't the sort of thing Apple should be aspiring to emulate.

Rapid technological innovation is nothing compared to the premium status brought on by an artificial and controlled scarcity!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on October 24, 2012, 08:41 am
Don't you understand that early adoption grants entitlement?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 24, 2012, 12:41 pm
"I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats." (http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/10/sexism_in_the_skeptic_community_i_spoke_out_then_came_the_rape_threats.single.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 24, 2012, 01:39 pm
Here (http://paxamericana.tumblr.com/post/34206330734) is an unoriginal tumblr nerd getting torn apart. Palate cleanser!

(Brought to you by the same tumblr Steelfan linked in response to Ann Coulter in Actual Horrible People.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 24, 2012, 04:04 pm
"I spoke out about sexual harassment among atheists and scientists. Then came the rape threats." (http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/10/sexism_in_the_skeptic_community_i_spoke_out_then_came_the_rape_threats.single.html)

This is the same Rebecca Watson incident that Nick mentioned way back here, just for a brief trip down the memory lane of awful.
 
Rebecca Watson (who is no stranger to sexism (http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/2011/07/oh-hell-is-elevatorgate-going-to-ruin.html)) comments on the misogyny on Reddit and r/atheism (http://skepchick.org/2011/12/reddit-makes-me-hate-atheists/).

Then the massive piece of shit that is The Amazing Atheist showed up, called her a cunt (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151874243200679937) (then denied (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151874545333186560) being sexist), and when Watson decided  to not let terrible posts show up (https://twitter.com/#!/rebeccawatson/status/151801688561434624) in the comments, he accused her of censorship (https://twitter.com/#!/amazingatheist/status/151901047852498944). TAA's twitter feed is cesspool of awful. Also, he appears to be arguing with benfromcanada.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr. Inside-Outsky on October 28, 2012, 01:02 pm
4Chan makes light of cancer, tricks Justin Bieber fans into shaving their heads. (http://hugelol.org/lol/30574)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: GoMichael on October 28, 2012, 11:09 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOCxUFWV1KI


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 02, 2012, 02:40 am
http://www.cnet.com.au/sony-boards-the-sexism-train-339342311.htm


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 08, 2012, 05:55 am
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/11/nate-silver-facts-election

The internet: ruining things for everybody since basically forever.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on November 09, 2012, 01:36 am
As annoying as those memes may get, I'll gladly take the Nate Silver facts over facts about Chuck Norris.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on November 09, 2012, 05:18 am
It's about time we statisticians got a new folk hero, so eat my butt Calvin


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 09, 2012, 08:21 am
Do you want your hero to go the way of ninjas, pirates, and bacon? Because that is what is happening here.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 09, 2012, 08:23 am
What's wrong with ninjas, pirates, and bacon?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on November 09, 2012, 09:21 am
I think they may be too epic for Glav to handle


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on November 09, 2012, 10:23 am
Lol, Calvin fail.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on November 09, 2012, 10:32 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/11/9/FWQksNE7UkWcguemVN_tAA2.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 09, 2012, 10:44 am
Not a lolhagfish, FAIL.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on November 09, 2012, 03:33 pm
Regardless of nerd-based overhype, bacon is still very nice to have in potato salad. The internet will tire of glorifying Silver in due course, but he'll still be our hero.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 09, 2012, 03:46 pm
Now you've said that there is no escaping it, years from now our mothers will be forwarding emails to us filled with shitty photoshops of the man.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on November 09, 2012, 04:13 pm
Why did you have to bring the moms into this Rummy? That joke is pretty overdone.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on November 09, 2012, 04:24 pm
That joke is pretty overdone.

Just like your MOM. :D


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on November 09, 2012, 08:41 pm
Don't be hatin' cuz my Mom is a playa


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on November 09, 2012, 09:06 pm
I guess that makes you a son of a beach


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on November 09, 2012, 09:53 pm
I'm really glad I walked into that joke. A million points to Oball.

Edit: knock that shit off


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on November 09, 2012, 10:44 pm
Shut the fuck up idiot


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 11, 2012, 10:34 am
Yeah, we don't really go for Harry Potter references around here. We're a pro-Twilight message board.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on November 11, 2012, 05:06 pm
Zach is just jealous that I have more points than him.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 13, 2012, 04:44 am
http://www.standard.net.au/story/1058955/gif-beats-yolo-as-word-of-the-year/?cs=7


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on November 13, 2012, 05:31 am
Amazeballs? Amazeballs is the worst word.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 14, 2012, 03:26 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7A5OgfP4NA

Somebody wedgie this sad bastard before he makes another video


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 14, 2012, 03:32 pm
TRUE NERDS HAVE TO SUFFER AS MUCH, OR EVEN MORE, THAN THE NATIVE AMERICANS DID


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 14, 2012, 08:02 pm
Hey, hey, he uses the terms "nerd blackface" and "misandric" within the same minute.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: GoMichael on November 14, 2012, 09:06 pm
I think his point would be stronger if half the related videos weren't what appears to be hentai clips.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on November 14, 2012, 09:35 pm
I think his point would be stronger if half the related videos weren't what appears to be hentai clips.

I think your point would be stronger if youtubes suggested videos weren't targeted to the user.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: GoMichael on November 14, 2012, 10:06 pm
Yeah I get it, I'll leave.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 14, 2012, 10:40 pm
Oh come on, thicken up that skin.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on November 14, 2012, 10:41 pm
No need, that burn is gonna leave some serious scar tissue


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on November 15, 2012, 07:06 am
THE BURN UNIT CALLED BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T TAKE YOUR OINTMENT FOR BURNS, I TOLD THEM IT WAS INAPPROPRIATE TO CALL ME AS I REALLY HAVE NO MEANS OF DIRECT COMMUNICATION WITH YOU SO I AM JUST LEAVING THIS HERE, CALL THEM BACK IT WAS A NURSE... JENNY OR SOMETHING? I MADE A POST IT NOTE, BUT I LOST IT.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on November 16, 2012, 12:59 am
Tony Harris, an apparently notable comic book artist, made some crazy rant about women cosplayers.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/comic-book-illustrator-tony-harris-hates-women-co

Fucking look at this dude's writing:

Quote
You are willing to become almost completely Naked in public, and yer either skinny( Well, some or most of you, THINK you are ) or you have Big Boobies. Notice I didnt say GREAT Boobies? You are what I refer to as "CON-HOT". Well not by my estimation, but according to a LOT of average Comic Book Fans who either RARELY speak to, or NEVER speak to girls. Some Virgins, ALL unconfident when it comes to girls, and the ONE thing they all have in common? The are being preyed on by YOU. You have this really awful need for attention, for people to tell you your pretty, or Hot, and the thought of guys pleasuring themselves to the memory of you hanging on them with your glossy open lips, promising them the Moon and the Stars of pleasure, just makes your head vibrate.

Those poor neckbeards are at the mercy of these sirens and their totally-not-that-awesome BOOBIES.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 16, 2012, 01:08 am
What a nasty little turd of a man.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on November 16, 2012, 07:01 pm
Quote
From the completely covered gender-bent Doctor Who to the "racy" stuff like Powergirl, ladies exist only as eye candy and potential wank material for the men.

Because they will never have the social skills to actually touch one of them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 23, 2012, 12:54 pm
Did Ctrl Alt Del just end?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 23, 2012, 12:55 pm
God, I fucking hope so.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 23, 2012, 12:57 pm
Yep, I think it did. But I'm not going back and reading the story arc.

http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121123

Surely there is someone terrible enough here who at least vaguely follows this? Enlighten us!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 23, 2012, 01:45 pm
When did a gormless pile of shit about x-boxes become a gormless histrionic b-movie about time travel and exploding universes

Edit:
Quote
To be a little more specific, this is the end of Ctrl+Alt+Del in its current incarnation. What's that mean? It means it's time for a good ol' fashioned "Hollywood reboot".

Sorry Rummy, ctrl+alt+del is being rebooted. There's a shitty joke in there somewhere, I'm amazed Buckley hasn't pounced on it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on November 23, 2012, 02:02 pm
What the fuck? How does a comic go from being about a couple of douchebags playing Xbox to that? This is even more retarded than the whole miscarriage story arc.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 23, 2012, 02:21 pm
This is really low hanging fruit, but I'd just like to point out that in eleven years Picasso goes from this:

(http://i.imgur.com/FGlhi.jpg)

To this:
(http://i.imgur.com/k5jZM.jpg)

In ten years, Crtl Alt Del goes from this:

(http://i.imgur.com/5Rnm7.png)

To this:
(http://i.imgur.com/k1WR5.png)

Not that it matters because the thing could have be painted by Michelangelo using the blood of Dali and it would still be a big shameful turd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on November 23, 2012, 08:56 pm
Yep, I think it did. But I'm not going back and reading the story arc.

http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20121123

Surely there is someone terrible enough here who at least vaguely follows this? Enlighten us!

Rummy, why would there be anyone here terrible enough to even accidentally read Ctrl Alt Del?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 27, 2012, 07:49 am
All of this is incredible.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on November 27, 2012, 08:34 pm
some nerds' terrible Facebook spat on booth babes yey or ney (https://www.facebook.com/thebrenda/posts/470356863006990?comment_id=5233254&notif_t=share_comment)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 28, 2012, 01:21 am
Holy shit the male privilege is so thick you can cut it with a knife.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 28, 2012, 02:20 am
#1reasonwhy is a twitter tag for women sharing experiencing horrible shit in the gaming industry if anyone feels like wading through it. Some of it is really depressing.

Quote
Having to have a debate about why we shouldn't 'sex up' a 15yr old girl character design meant to appeal to 12yr old girls.
In that same convo, having to argue why we shouldn't cut the female character choice on a game designed for young girls.

Quote
Every disclosure of harassment feels like risking never being hired again


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on November 29, 2012, 02:38 am
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/driver/in/melbourne-cbd-inner-suburbs/23604059 (http://www.seek.com.au/Job/driver/in/melbourne-cbd-inner-suburbs/23604059)

And just in case it's taken down (http://i.imgur.com/QPi8W.png).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 29, 2012, 04:06 am
Oh my god.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on November 29, 2012, 04:34 am
Quote
Ethnicity, not really too fussed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on November 29, 2012, 04:56 am
It's interesting how it builds up from a really bad job application to a really bad sexist job application to just a future rape case in writing. Uuurgh.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 29, 2012, 07:04 am
#1reasonwhy is a twitter tag for women sharing experiencing horrible shit in the gaming industry if anyone feels like wading through it. Some of it is really depressing.

Michelle Starr weighs in on the issue (http://www.cnet.com.au/the-games-industry-is-sexist-heres-more-than-1reasonwhy-339342604.htm)

Quote from: Michelle Starr
In World of Warcraft, most of the people I'd casually group with assumed I was a man. Depressingly, I took that as a compliment, because it meant that I was playing well enough that they had no reason to question my skills. It's depressing, because why should being who I actually am automatically be assumed to be inferior? But the instant you draw attention to it, to try and correct the perception — "Actually, it's 'she'." — you're being an "attention whore".

Starr is pretty good at blog, by the way. I've linked her a couple of times already, but you should go through her other stuff.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 29, 2012, 01:56 pm
http://www.seek.com.au/Job/driver/in/melbourne-cbd-inner-suburbs/23604059 (http://www.seek.com.au/Job/driver/in/melbourne-cbd-inner-suburbs/23604059)

And just in case it's taken down (http://i.imgur.com/QPi8W.png).

Here he is in his natural habitat: YOUR TOMB

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/pwotsanchez/profile_picture_by_shinigamiiii-d4rzxwa.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 29, 2012, 03:46 pm
So he is literally a hobbit, then.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on November 30, 2012, 09:28 pm
Awful story about finding out your marriage is failing because your husband failed to take aggro to save you from dying in Diablo III (http://kotaku.com/5964584/how-diablo-iii-told-me-my-marriage-was-over?tag=relationships)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 30, 2012, 09:37 pm
I turned off my PS2 and TV.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on November 30, 2012, 11:17 pm
What kind of date can you be on where you can whip out a DS?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on December 03, 2012, 05:04 pm
Sometimes nerds need reminding that the portrayal of female characters in comics fucking sucks.  Presenting:  The Hawkeye Initiative (http://thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com/)

Quote
"...this leads me to propose the Hawkeye Test.  If your female character can be replaced by Hawkeye in the same pose without looking silly or stupid, then it’s acceptable and probably non sexist.  If you can’t, then just forget about it.”

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_medstiyYUB1qas8ce.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_medsunUjQh1qdyc0to1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on December 04, 2012, 03:21 am
That is a cool thing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 04, 2012, 05:50 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2e7bX2oVlQ

Watch the ultimate battle unfold.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on December 04, 2012, 06:37 pm
No shame...


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on December 05, 2012, 10:22 am
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q258/Navigator2001Plus/web/68612_4993846731811_1110772544_n.jpg)

the fuck is this


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on December 05, 2012, 10:34 am
No see, I'm not the one you should be making fun of.  It's that guy over there.  Look at him what a loser.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on December 05, 2012, 11:23 am
the fuck is this

I know, right? Daleks don't have arms!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on December 05, 2012, 11:48 am
NERD


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 05, 2012, 12:28 pm
I think "understands, creates and fixes really cool stuff," actually just translates as, "made a flashing led thing once with an arduino board."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 05, 2012, 01:20 pm
I would not be surprised if that poster was made by one of the creators of The Big Bang Theory.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on December 05, 2012, 04:48 pm
"It's not a toy lightsaber, it's a replica!  Gosh, mom!  Get out of my room!"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on December 05, 2012, 04:51 pm
"It helps me replicate my boners, mom. Dammit."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on December 05, 2012, 05:31 pm
"Wears superhero shirts and jeans everywhere" = "unemployable unless he was the one brewing the energy."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on December 05, 2012, 07:44 pm
Notice how the geek ALSO has a toy on his desk, but it's not labeled because, uh... Reasons


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on December 05, 2012, 07:57 pm
Much like the lightsaber is a replica, not a toy, the stormtrooper is a Limited Edition Collectable Figurine.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on December 05, 2012, 08:20 pm
I'm pretty sure that whole thing is taking the piss, but if it isn't don't tell me, because I'd much rather not know.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on December 05, 2012, 08:51 pm
I just like that apparently "star war = cool" and "other scifi properties = not cool", that is certainly a thing and not the rambling delusions of an avid star wars fan.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Schroeder on December 05, 2012, 09:48 pm
It's just someone trying to make insightful jokes while not really understanding either subject, like the nerd not wearing a fedora and the other guy's cubicle not being full of headless chickens.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on December 05, 2012, 11:29 pm
Or them not being the same guy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 06, 2012, 04:02 am
Maybe it was made by a nerd with dis-associative personality disorder.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Liz on December 06, 2012, 02:20 pm
God, look at his dumb fucking smug face, looking at the "nerd" like he's the coolest motherfucker around. Like the nerd is just a pathetic source of amusement.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 06, 2012, 02:24 pm
To be fair, nerds are exactly that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 07, 2012, 11:40 am
Walking Dead Fan Shoots Girlfriend for Calling Show Unrealistic (http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/12/walking-dead-shooting)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on December 07, 2012, 11:52 am
What kind of fucking moron thinks zombies could actually happen

Nevermind the fucked up mentality behind attempting to murder someone because they don't share your ridiculous fantasy of no longer having to cope in society


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on December 22, 2012, 01:57 pm
http://www.overthinkingit.com/2012/11/08/my-little-pony-plato/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on December 22, 2012, 02:00 pm
written by "Starswirl the Goateed"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on December 22, 2012, 03:09 pm
THE PERFECT ALLEGORY


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on January 05, 2013, 06:26 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5iwGApwLM


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 05, 2013, 06:44 pm
There goes twelve minutes I could have spent reading Fitzgerald or watching Godard.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on January 05, 2013, 08:34 pm
There goes twelve minutes I could have spent reading Fitzgerald Tumblr or watching Godard cat videos on YouTube.

Let's be realistic, Snips.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on January 10, 2013, 07:30 pm
Self-applied music genres, number fuck-you: Rape Gaze (http://othersounds.sg/features/features-spotlight/rape-gazing-into-the-obscurest-genres-in-music-today/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on January 11, 2013, 11:48 am

Yeah that doesn't belong here at all really. Can't imagine any research went into that article, must have just seen the name and ran with it. Basically when the genre first started breaking through and becoming pretty heavily blogged about it was called 'drag' or 'witch house' based on how it sounded, which was taking cues from southern hip-hop, a mish mash of dance genres, shoegaze and ghostly gothic vocals, with all of this treated to incredibly lo-fi production values. The lo-fi nature of it is one of the biggest reasons it blew up, since it was easy for people to make.

Err, anyway one of the bands mentioned in that article 'Creep' felt that witch-house as a genre was kind of a ridiculous name and didn't think it described their sound so briefly referred to themselves as 'rape-gaze' to take the piss out of the inaccuracy of 'witch house' as a description of them. The term 'rape gaze' was actually a joke about the over serious faces and looks Creep would pull in photoshoots. This then got picked up by Pitchfork and New York Times and was fairly widely reported until Creep came out and were all 'what the fuck guys that was a joke' and then everyone in the media who had called it that just kind of apologised and carried on calling it witch-house.

So yeah not actually a genre built around lyrics about rape, just a misnomer that it was only actually called for about a month and a half in 2010.

Additionally it was like THE hip blog genre for a bit so if the lyrics were actually about rape it would have to go in the 'cool kids fucking suck' thread


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on January 11, 2013, 05:54 pm
internet hipsters / nerds, whatever.

they were trying to be edgy; they suck enough to annoy me anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on January 11, 2013, 09:47 pm
No way dude this a thread about nerds, if we start letting in 'edgy' musicians the status quo will collapse


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on January 12, 2013, 12:57 am
Were Status Quo edgy?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on January 12, 2013, 12:59 am
it's not edgy to be making sure prices are down


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on January 12, 2013, 04:35 pm
Electronica named after a Lovecraft story is literally the third nerdiest music, after 8-bit stuff and that rap guy who wept on youtube.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on January 12, 2013, 07:21 pm
You can't have it both ways. Either it's 'rape-gaze' and they fucking suck, or it's 'witch-house' and they're neeeeeeeeeeeeerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 12, 2013, 07:23 pm
subbero number one my bloody valentine fan


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on January 12, 2013, 07:55 pm
oh like hell he is


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 12, 2013, 07:56 pm
It's okay, boron, you still have Cocteau Twins.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on January 16, 2013, 03:23 am
http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/dead_island_riptide/news/dead_island_riptides_zombie_bait_edition_includes_12_statue_of_decapitated_bikini_babe.html


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on January 16, 2013, 04:35 am
An update on that story

http://www.gamespot.com/news/deep-silver-apologizes-for-dead-island-riptide-bikini-statue-6402452


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on January 16, 2013, 06:09 am
That is a pretty good PR stunt. I'm almost sure they had absolutely no incentive to actual give that statue and they just hoped they'd get massive attention.

Either that or they fucking suck so bad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on January 16, 2013, 11:40 am
They do deserve some credit for an apology though right? I mean if you're not being cynical and presuming it's a stunt then this is better than ploughing on with it

Plus, ugh the comments on EFHRK's link


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on January 17, 2013, 03:46 pm
A bit of context: Game Grumps is a channel where two guys, flash animation legend Egoraptor (http://www.youtube.com/user/egoraptor) and JonTron (http://www.youtube.com/user/JonTronShow), play various video games and talk over them. It's an okay series for the most part, but there are times when it gets unbearable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzE0LWd5SmM
Skip to 4:42.

Jon starts joking about destroying a gingerbread house Arin (Egoraptor) and his girlfriend made, and follows this by saying "I PUT A HOLE IN THAT, NIGGAH" repeatedly for roughly a minute. Arin doesn't say anything, so it's up to Barry (the guy who edits the GG videos) to "bleep" out the offending word and basically go "seriously?".


This is kind of old, but still awful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJjr5TzT_kg

Some guy named Yamana posted on a Mario romhack forum saying that he was dying of leukemia, says goodbye and that his only regret was that his romhack "never got Let's Played by someone worth a damn (read: anyone)". Famous LPer ProtonJon is told about the situation and decides to do an LP of the game in Yamana's memory, noting he had family members who dealt with leukemia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3lqb5tE5Ag#t=2m01s), so it was personal to him.

However, as PJ was close to finishing the series, someone found out that Yamana was lying about the whole thing. (http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=60641&page=5&pid=991191#p991191) Dude lied about dying so someone would make a video of his edited mario game.

Other well-known LPers react to this turn of events on Twitter. (http://25.media.tumblr.com/632e0a6c6a47ab89a4a09dca165420d6/tumblr_meoa7gMJhw1r7cqb2o1_1280.png)

PJ on a podcast discussing the whole thing in greater detail. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4IBW6ETPbo) The weird thing is that it seems like Yamana didn't even put a ton of work into it and it was already out for about two years, yet he went this horrible, extreme length to get people to play it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 01, 2013, 03:42 pm
Courtesy of abe

http://kotaku.com/5980571/football-the-kotaku-review


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 01, 2013, 06:41 pm
^ uuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhh why

An in-depth look at one of the Wikipedia editors who repeatedly vandalized Anita Sarkeesian's Wikipedia page, who was only banned a couple days ago. (http://wikipediocracy.com/2013/01/29/a-feminists-wikipedia-biography/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on February 02, 2013, 12:57 am
Courtesy of abe

http://kotaku.com/5980571/football-the-kotaku-review

Haha fucking what

Someone actually took a quick little joke from Penny Arcade (http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/01/18) and wasted their time writing a whole damn article expounding upon the idea.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 03, 2013, 08:53 am
^ uuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhh why

An in-depth look at one of the Wikipedia editors who repeatedly vandalized Anita Sarkeesian's Wikipedia page, who was only banned a couple days ago. (http://wikipediocracy.com/2013/01/29/a-feminists-wikipedia-biography/)

They act like it's a problem unique to women on Wikipedia, caused by some anti-women sentiment, but it's really bigger than that.  My PhD research is in combustion dynamics.  I once tried to make some edits related to the article about the topic, but some teenager with spelling problems kept reverting them, because of Wikipedia voice technicalities or some shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on February 03, 2013, 10:16 am
I honestly can't tell if you're making a joke or not.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 03, 2013, 10:26 am
Wikinerds are terrible, that's definitely not a joke.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipe-tan


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 03, 2013, 10:31 am
I think Betty probably meant the whole equating style-guide-correcting scientific stuff to the complete and utter destruction of Sarkeesian's page with a bunch of terrible [everything imaginable]ist bullshit, and considering them both a part of the same larger problem.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skaz on February 03, 2013, 10:58 am
]Tiny Tina: Verbal Blackface? Featuring DrShenanigans! (also nerds bickering with each other) (http://kotaku.com/5981171/borderlands-2s-writer-says-hell-change-tiny-tina-if-she-conveys-racism-as-some-players-think-[update)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 03, 2013, 11:19 am
^ uuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhh why

An in-depth look at one of the Wikipedia editors who repeatedly vandalized Anita Sarkeesian's Wikipedia page, who was only banned a couple days ago. (http://wikipediocracy.com/2013/01/29/a-feminists-wikipedia-biography/)

They act like it's a problem unique to women on Wikipedia, caused by some anti-women sentiment, but it's really bigger than that.  My PhD research is in combustion dynamics.  I once tried to make some edits related to the article about the topic, but some teenager with spelling problems kept reverting them, because of Wikipedia voice technicalities or some shit.

They don't act like the problem is unique to women, and the anti-academic sentiment is not only mentioned, but it takes up two paragraphs.

Quote
A veteran Wikimedian with more than 200,000 contributions to Wikimedia projects recently expressed the following sentiments, illustrating the resulting tensions within the community:
 
"Under the current system, any little ignoramus who has chatted on IRC for ten days can amass enough support to become an admin, and attack long-standing editors of the highest calibre, driving them away from Wikipedia. That these people (who universities would fight to employ) are treated with such disdain by a pack of semiliterate high school kids is depressing, because it spells the writing on the wall for Wikipedia. As a result, the vast majority of currently active sysops appear to be teens who, judging by their lack of interest in contributing content, fail at school and can’t do Pythagoras theorem. Some seem to hate learning and hate knowledge. They spend most of their time chatting on IRC making infrequent appearances on Wikipedia only when rallied by other IRC admins to add their voices to a chorus of support. Hence my contempt for the Wikipedia officialdom."

of course, this helps to flesh out the story and provide valuable context, but it's not actually what the story is about. That's something that will have to have its own article.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 03, 2013, 11:45 am
If you want to die from alcohol poisoning pick a random wiki article history page and drink every time you see someone has tried to edit in either an anime reference or a creepy photo of a part of themselves.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 03, 2013, 01:06 pm
^ uuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhh why

An in-depth look at one of the Wikipedia editors who repeatedly vandalized Anita Sarkeesian's Wikipedia page, who was only banned a couple days ago. (http://wikipediocracy.com/2013/01/29/a-feminists-wikipedia-biography/)

They act like it's a problem unique to women on Wikipedia, caused by some anti-women sentiment, but it's really bigger than that.  My PhD research is in combustion dynamics.  I once tried to make some edits related to the article about the topic, but some teenager with spelling problems kept reverting them, because of Wikipedia voice technicalities or some shit.

They don't act like the problem is unique to women, and the anti-academic sentiment is not only mentioned, but it takes up two paragraphs.

Quote
A veteran Wikimedian with more than 200,000 contributions to Wikimedia projects recently expressed the following sentiments, illustrating the resulting tensions within the community:
 
"Under the current system, any little ignoramus who has chatted on IRC for ten days can amass enough support to become an admin, and attack long-standing editors of the highest calibre, driving them away from Wikipedia. That these people (who universities would fight to employ) are treated with such disdain by a pack of semiliterate high school kids is depressing, because it spells the writing on the wall for Wikipedia. As a result, the vast majority of currently active sysops appear to be teens who, judging by their lack of interest in contributing content, fail at school and can’t do Pythagoras theorem. Some seem to hate learning and hate knowledge. They spend most of their time chatting on IRC making infrequent appearances on Wikipedia only when rallied by other IRC admins to add their voices to a chorus of support. Hence my contempt for the Wikipedia officialdom."

of course, this helps to flesh out the story and provide valuable context, but it's not actually what the story is about. That's something that will have to have its own article.

Yes, they do get at it generally.  When I read it, it seemed like they applied the adjective "female" about every time they could, so I inferred they were trying to make the gender bias the point moreso than the anti-academic.  It's not worth arguing about though.  Wikipedia people are terrible no matter what you're observing them doing, and that's an argument I'm willing to accept either way.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on February 04, 2013, 12:39 am
]Tiny Tina: Verbal Blackface? Featuring DrShenanigans! (also nerds bickering with each other) (http://kotaku.com/5981171/borderlands-2s-writer-says-hell-change-tiny-tina-if-she-conveys-racism-as-some-players-think-[update)

Oh goodness the nerd rage

http://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands2/comments/17sd6e/players_accuse_tiny_tina_from_borderlands_2_of/

Quote
This particular exchange gave me that nasty /r/shitredditsays//r/tumblrinaction vibe.

   
Quote
Have you never met white people who use that kind of language? Tina is based on several I know personally.

       
Quote
I think I might have some bad news about those people you know then

Someone needs to go back to their sociology/"gender studies" classes and quit pretending they know a damn thing about the real world.

Yeah grow up, guy who has designed several mobile games.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 04, 2013, 04:04 am
I'd feel a lot smugger about simultaneously pissing off Reddit, 4Chan (there was apparently a thread about the article in /v/,) and people who comment on Kotaku, but I honestly didn't contribute that much to the conversation. I told Burch that the character made me uncomfortable, I asked for clarification on his initial response, and I made a joke about one of his justifications. Sacco did all the heavy lifting.

Also I AM a stupid idiot fucker, just not for these reasons


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 04, 2013, 04:22 am
Just to throw in here. I was often swinging between enjoyment and annoyance at Tina throughout B2 but I never thought of her character as racist. Especially not when you think about her back-story in the game (spoilers (http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Flesh-Stick)). It makes it more believable and to call it racist seems a little bit like a knee-jerk reaction.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on February 04, 2013, 04:22 am
My favorite argument in situations like this is that only people of a certain race are allowed to be offended, and then people go searching for someone of that race to get their opinion. And if that one person is not offended then everything is ok because everyone who is the same race thinks alike.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 04, 2013, 08:31 am
I guess this just goes to show that all video games are dumb.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on February 04, 2013, 09:18 am
video gaymes


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 04, 2013, 07:56 pm
https://twitter.com/mikesacco/status/298592034325950466
https://twitter.com/mikesacco/status/298592126269263872
https://twitter.com/mikesacco/status/298593384992501762

So Mike Sacco has been fired from his job for having an amicable conversation with another writer, great, cool Earth


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 04, 2013, 08:33 pm
It wasn't that he questioned racism, it's that he said questioning racism was an awesome thing to--.

wait no, that still sounds reasonable. We, uh... hmmm.

We're, uh, we're Cryptozoic Entertainment.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on February 05, 2013, 06:08 pm
http://kotaku.com/5981652/developer-who-called-borderlands-character-racist-is-now-out-of-a-job

He says he quit.

Quote
The reason I didn't clearly state that I quit was because I felt the other stipulation - asking me to stop talking about "the controversy" -

would violate the terms of my contract.

So yeah, that's why I quit. If the order had been simply to remove the company name from my profile, I would have agreed no problem

The internet's overreaction to this is still plenty terrible.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 06, 2013, 09:05 pm
Nerd shirts fucking suck, they really do (http://shirt.woot.com/offers/do-a-barrel-roll).

Here's some purposely terrible ones (http://wearedumb.com) from the guy who makes free facts (https://twitter.com/FREE_FACTS).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on February 07, 2013, 08:32 am
Idakoos (http://www.idakoos.com/) has some hilariously awful shirts, because they're all made automatically.

(http://i.imgur.com/c7MHV.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on February 08, 2013, 02:04 am
Ugh, so this is the character model for Harley Quinn from some new DC Comics fighting game.

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q258/Navigator2001Plus/web/injustice-stills-harley-quinn.jpg)

Who designs this shit? I mean, yeah, fighting games are notoriously bad for this kind of thing, but that's still pretty bad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 08, 2013, 02:17 am
Hah holy shit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 08, 2013, 02:21 am
Injustice: Nerd Patriarchy


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 08, 2013, 02:47 am
That is amazingly crotch-centric, it even puts EDI from ME:3 to shame.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 08, 2013, 02:51 am
And there was certainly nothing wrong with ME:3 :I


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 08, 2013, 02:54 am
You guys are being ridiculous. Harley Quinn is known for wearing a jester hat. They just decided they would only use fabric from the hat to make the rest of her outfit.

Also I'm glad they kept her famous "dual medicine balls" fighting technique.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 08, 2013, 03:14 am
And there was certainly nothing wrong with ME:3 :I

Huh?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 08, 2013, 03:28 am
Sarcasm, dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 08, 2013, 03:29 am
You might want to read Rummy's post about EDI again, dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on February 08, 2013, 03:42 am
Well, I guess, the bar is set pretty low right out of the gate. The rest of the character designs can't be any worse than this. Silver Linings.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 08, 2013, 03:45 am
EDI was a terrible design for utterly no reason. It was a complete disapointment and a joke for the franchise. Her designs bled into other characters, which hurt the game. Still a good game, with just blech designs.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on February 08, 2013, 03:47 am
You do understand that Rummy agrees that EDI was designed poorly, right?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 08, 2013, 12:00 pm
My original post was agreeing with her. I felt compelled to agree again.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 08, 2013, 12:03 pm
I guess this just goes to show that all video games are dumb.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 08, 2013, 12:33 pm
I had just woken up when I said "huh?" so it's very possible that not only video games are dumb, but so am I.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 08, 2013, 12:43 pm
You'll never be as dumb as video games, Rummy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on February 08, 2013, 12:47 pm
I had just woken up when I said "huh?" so it's very possible that not only video games are dumb, but so am I.

No, I agree with your "Huh?". Sarcasm in that context just doesn't make any sense.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 08, 2013, 01:17 pm
I also agree that Metsfan is terrible and stupid.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: barco on February 08, 2013, 01:33 pm
Happy Days what is your opinion on this bullying


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on February 08, 2013, 01:47 pm
I would say that costume would look absurd even in a Dead Or Alive game (The one I played was fun, but god do the costumes get awful), but according to the PSN store, DOA5 has about 38 costume pack DLCs, including a "Kitty" pack, a "Uniforms" pack, four packs of three literally-bikinis-and-bunny-ears costumes, three or four "Santa's Girls" packs, and a bumper-boxed-set of 12 swimwear costumes, one for each female character.

So er yeah, it would look absurd, in a "Jesus why is she wearing such an elaborate costume, that's ridiculous" kind of way.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 08, 2013, 01:52 pm
I had just woken up when I said "huh?" so it's very possible that not only video games are dumb, but so am I.

No, I agree with your "Huh?". Sarcasm in that context just doesn't make any sense.

I thought that Rummy was implying that EDI was the only problem with ME3. This was both a  terrible and stupid presumption.

I'd like to say I learned something about myself today, but I think I've always known of my ineptitude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on February 12, 2013, 01:08 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXWiG2B4zk

KillAllNerds.exe


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on February 12, 2013, 04:09 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2e7bX2oVlQ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nicol on February 12, 2013, 06:18 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXWiG2B4zk

KillAllNerds.exe

What a complete fucking idiot. He'll be pretty embarrassed by that in like 10 years.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on February 12, 2013, 06:24 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2e7bX2oVlQ

Watch the ultimate battle unfold.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2e7bX2oVlQ


hmmm
(http://i.imgur.com/z9bLG.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 12, 2013, 12:23 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXWiG2B4zk

KillAllNerds.exe

What to you mean I'm a "virgin"

I have saved Princess Zelda

That is exactly like an actual relationship with a real, actual woman


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 12, 2013, 12:52 pm
That just made me quite sad. Poor crazy person.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on February 14, 2013, 08:29 am
I'm not sure where this goes but I am putting it here. (http://www.sheldonfan.com/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on February 14, 2013, 12:53 pm
laktose, that site is full of errors. here's a pretty glaring one to start with

"Dedicated to all things Sheldon Cooper, if you're after info about the greatest television character of all time you've come to the right place!"



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on February 14, 2013, 01:48 pm
Yeah, I couldn't find anything on Vegeta at all.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 15, 2013, 12:27 am
Open command prompt
Type in tracert -h 99 216.81.59.173
Press enter
Let it hop a few times
Cringe


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 15, 2013, 09:12 am
From my blog (http://perthplates.tumblr.com/).

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/17d43fc29ee67da477d85cd37d0077e1/tumblr_mhw7u5ass91rmbiz3o1_1280.jpg)
 (http://25.media.tumblr.com/17d43fc29ee67da477d85cd37d0077e1/tumblr_mhw7u5ass91rmbiz3o1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 15, 2013, 10:25 am
Open command prompt
Type in tracert -h 99 216.81.59.173
Press enter
Let it hop a few times
Cringe

That sure is a lot of "Request Timed Out".  I assume it's some sort of text embedded in the host names?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on February 15, 2013, 10:48 am
this is what's supposed to happen:

Code:
traceroute to 216.81.59.173 (216.81.59.173), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 csc3-g11300-funet-maint-a.funet.fi (193.166.4.254) 0.249 ms 0.231 ms 0.219 ms
2 csc2-x11110-csc3.funet.fi (193.166.187.178) 0.182 ms 0.185 ms 0.178 ms
3 csc6-x10310-csc-a.funet.fi (193.166.255.133) 24.223 ms 24.250 ms 24.246 ms
4 se-fre.nordu.net (109.105.102.65) 9.343 ms 9.377 ms 9.372 ms
5 10gigabitethernet1-3.core1.sto1.he.net (194.68.128.187) 7.327 ms 7.356 ms 7.453 ms
6 10gigabitethernet3-2.core1.ams1.he.net (72.52.92.45) 73.040 ms 73.026 ms 73.105 ms
7 10gigabitethernet2-1.core1.par2.he.net (184.105.213.102) 82.008 ms 84.320 ms 84.419 ms
8 10gigabitethernet7-1.core1.ash1.he.net (184.105.213.93) 156.058 ms 165.285 ms 159.116 ms
9 10gigabitethernet1-2.core1.atl1.he.net (184.105.213.110) 179.002 ms 177.468 ms 177.463 ms
10 216.66.0.26 (216.66.0.26) 171.998 ms 172.273 ms 172.478 ms
11 * * *
12 Episode.IV (206.214.251.1) 209.345 ms 205.072 ms 207.992 ms
13 A.NEW.HOPE (206.214.251.6) 210.728 ms 209.949 ms 208.063 ms
14 It.is.a.period.of.civil.war (206.214.251.9) 206.654 ms 205.630 ms 208.003 ms
15 Rebel.spaceships (206.214.251.14) 209.346 ms 209.346 ms 207.902 ms
16 striking.from.a.hidden.base (206.214.251.17) 205.667 ms 208.781 ms 208.338 ms
17 have.won.their.first.victory (206.214.251.22) 211.359 ms 209.025 ms 206.937 ms
18 against.the.evil.Galactic.Empire (206.214.251.25) 210.974 ms 211.370 ms 211.083 ms
19 During.the.battle (206.214.251.30) 208.377 ms 206.380 ms 207.712 ms
20 Rebel.spies.managed (206.214.251.33) 211.289 ms 212.519 ms 206.264 ms
21 to.steal.secret.plans (206.214.251.38) 205.455 ms 206.020 ms 206.542 ms
22 to.the.Empires.ultimate.weapon (206.214.251.41) 204.055 ms 205.029 ms 205.354 ms
23 the.DEATH.STAR (206.214.251.46) 206.541 ms 206.891 ms 206.278 ms
24 an.armored.space.station (206.214.251.49) 207.934 ms 208.400 ms 210.850 ms
25 with.enough.power.to (206.214.251.54) 206.689 ms 207.462 ms 209.362 ms
26 destroy.an.entire.planet (206.214.251.57) 209.737 ms 210.784 ms 208.427 ms
27 Pursued.by.the.Empires (206.214.251.62) 212.767 ms 210.628 ms 211.447 ms
28 sinister.agents (206.214.251.65) 211.407 ms 209.016 ms 206.971 ms
29 Princess.Leia.races.home (206.214.251.70) 211.063 ms 212.089 ms 211.973 ms
30 aboard.her.starship (206.214.251.73) 211.111 ms 210.278 ms 206.424 ms

but I just got "Request Timed Out," too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on February 16, 2013, 02:59 am
http://www.kernelmag.com/yiannopoulos/4115/put-a-sock-in-it-you-dickless-wonders/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 16, 2013, 12:19 pm
So much stupid shit that made me cringe in that article.

Quote
It isn’t. Nor, particularly, is the under-representation of ethnic minorities, or gays, or Jews, or paraplegic Armenian lesbians.

hurr hurr hurr nyuk nyuk them durn activists is so stupid

Also who was it that posted a manual a while back that explicitly tries to outline how to not be a total shithead to women and scare them out of the tech industry?  I'm pretty sure that has more to do with the lack of women than some bullshit about hardwired brains.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 16, 2013, 02:16 pm
He implies some questionable beliefs about the differences between men and women, what's hard to understand about the concept that a field of work with higher concentrations of people who assume a fine understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different demographics (which will always occur in insular groups) can't be relied on to give everyone a fair shake left unchecked. The biological argument is always used, for every societal ill, seemingly always by people with little or no formal knowledge of the subject.

But if you don't perceive an unbalanced playing field and want to argue in favor of the status quo, that's fine. Make your wrong argument. Don't say the majority should be silent if they observe discriminatory patterns, like proximity can cancel out morality and oppressed groups should stand alone in their battles. What a lame dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: subbero on February 16, 2013, 08:24 pm
real men fucking suck

http://vimeo.com/55420992

'in an age of eroding masculinity, where men are depicted as weak and blundering and misguided and shallow, men need to be ever more intentional to carve out time for camaraderie, for adventure and introspection'.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on February 18, 2013, 06:57 am
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18ezxrvith2ltjpg/original.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on February 18, 2013, 06:57 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/35fc93ebbbfc3ed70848e8d721756e30/tumblr_mifl38844v1qh6gzao1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on February 22, 2013, 05:32 pm
keyboard furniture

Well, that's gonna be unhygienic.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on February 28, 2013, 09:48 am
(http://i.imgur.com/x9qkF.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on February 28, 2013, 09:57 am
If you hit a plateau you're probably just not a natural born Programmer and should quit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 28, 2013, 12:48 pm
He should have programmed himself some better design aesthetics for that little manifesto.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on March 01, 2013, 04:59 am
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oball/NBP.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: MadPiper6 on March 01, 2013, 09:18 am
Very good


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on March 02, 2013, 11:18 am
The president's mixed Star Trek/Star Wars reference was enough to distract these nerd sheeple (http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/01/covered-at-reason-247-obama-says-sequest?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reason%2FHitandRun+%28Reason+Online+-+Hit+%26+Run+Blog%29#comment) from the real issues. I suspected the spectacle in that comment thread had repeated itself all over the world. That suspicion was confirmed when I found the liberal elite conjuring arduous excuses from their nerd cauldron. (http://civic.mit.edu/blog/petey/sorry-nerds-but-obama-was-right-about-the-jedi-meld-and-metaphysics)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 02, 2013, 03:51 pm
There was this guy sitting next to me in class today. He's like 22-23. His name is Jason but he spells it as Jazor for no reason. He wears all black clothes, including a trench coat, fedora, round sunglasses (indoors), and walks around with a black and gold cane. He also wears about 6 or 7 rings at once, most with some kind of skull design on them. His macbook has a Guy Fawkes decal on it. He spent the majority of class on it commenting on his cosplay pictures on facebook and uploading MLP gifs to his tumblr.

Guys, I think I may have just found literally the worst person in history.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 02, 2013, 04:03 pm
There is no way he is real. I bet if you touch him he will shatter into a million tiny steampunk bats.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 02, 2013, 04:14 pm
Please ask him about Men's Rights and post his response here.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on March 02, 2013, 05:37 pm
What was the prize for Internet Fuckwit Bingo again?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 02, 2013, 05:42 pm
Death


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on March 02, 2013, 05:58 pm
Sounds merciful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 03, 2013, 03:57 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/rJ2qc5x.png)

I've never wated to highfive a police officer before.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on March 03, 2013, 06:42 pm
It's not like there is a line.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 04, 2013, 02:54 am
It's not like it's a huge gathering of people and it's just a standard thing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 04, 2013, 04:27 am
He was making a joke. Reread your post.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 04, 2013, 04:28 am
Oh.

Mornings are hard.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: JonasSalk on March 04, 2013, 11:54 am
Man, cops making fun of nerds is making this lifestyle feel legitimate. Never stop nerd bashing!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DoctorShenanigans on March 05, 2013, 06:32 pm
So, a few weeks after Anita Sarkeesian launched her "Tropes vs Women in Video Games" Kickstarter and drew the ire of every misogynist fuckface the Internet over, some dudes launched an Indiegogo campaign for a series of videos entitled "Tropes vs Men in Video Games". The apparent idea of the series was to prove that Sarkeesian was asking for too much money, that it's not that hard to make a series of videos, that MEN were the real victims, etc.

Fast-forward a year. Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is two days away from releasing its first episode. As for Tropes vs. Men?

Apparently they scammed their contributors out of several thousand dollars then disappeared. (http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/13224/article/the-mystery-and-fraud-of-tropes-vs-men-in-videogames/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on March 06, 2013, 02:18 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9VClRhU404


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 06, 2013, 01:03 pm
That can't be real.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 06, 2013, 01:09 pm
Yeah, it's a character. I think the guy does several different things, because the Internet gives voice to whatever stupid whims people have these days.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 09, 2013, 03:04 pm
There was this guy sitting next to me in class today. He's like 22-23. His name is Jason but he spells it as Jazor for no reason. He wears all black clothes, including a trench coat, fedora, round sunglasses (indoors), and walks around with a black and gold cane. He also wears about 6 or 7 rings at once, most with some kind of skull design on them. His macbook has a Guy Fawkes decal on it. He spent the majority of class on it commenting on his cosplay pictures on facebook and uploading MLP gifs to his tumblr.

I'm sitting near this guy again today. He's wearing THE EXACT SAME OUTFIT. HE DRESSES LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on March 09, 2013, 11:33 pm
The industry will not improve if voices such as Sarkeesian ignore titles like Super Princess Peach when Nintendo finally decide to throw them a bone.  (http://www.gamingadvance.com/journalism-vs-ranting-quality-in-distress/)

FEMINISTS

THROW THEM A BONE

THAT'LL SHUT THEM UP


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 10, 2013, 12:01 am
Quote
There are few articles or videos on the internet that serve to justify the praise or contempt. That is not to say that there are any that exist.

I must've read that about ten times over and I still have no idea what the fuck it is supposed to mean. Why can't these dumbass nerds just drop the intellectual act and type shit in English?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on March 10, 2013, 12:40 am
I always assume that there is a great variety of ways in which nerds fucking suck, and one of them is in their stupid thought process and another is in the way that they express their stupid thought process. But yes, mostly their stupid fucked-up thought process, which cannot be improved by eloquence, anyhow.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 10, 2013, 09:29 am
Methinks mayhaps you need another lesson in reading, perchance, m'lady?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on March 12, 2013, 11:30 am
As Shenanigans mentioned, the first installment of "Tropes vs Women" has been released. For a moment, I thought we were in some sort of Bizarro world when I saw the gaming forums on Reddit being largely positive:

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/19vbrx/damsel_in_distress_part_1_tropes_vs_women_in/
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/19vcan/damsel_in_distress_part_1_tropes_vs_women_in/

And that Cliff Bleszinski, the guy behind the Gears of War series, was apparently a big supporter of Sarkeesian:

http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/45150472512/anonymous-internet-boy-taliban-tropes

But of course, this is the internet, so people decided to give her shit for disabling the comments section.

http://www.dailydot.com/society/anita-sarkeesian-feminist-frequency-backlash/

http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/13300/article/comments-aren-t-disabled-here-s-what-people-are-saying-about-tropes-vs-women/

Can't imagine why she wouldn't allow comments on her video. (http://i.imgur.com/h0Nr2JD.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kJ-Pe0VVhY

Also, women are just like fictional creatures or something.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on March 13, 2013, 09:16 am
A fun story about a cool dad and the nerds who hated them (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/03/donkey-kong-pauline-hack/?cid=co6309434)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 13, 2013, 03:10 pm
You can't hate on computer dads, computer dads are cool and harmless.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 18, 2013, 05:58 am
(http://buttcoin.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bitcointip-1024x768.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 18, 2013, 11:59 pm
"Please email me if you need assistance receiving my 6 dollar tip." Holy ass.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 21, 2013, 11:54 pm
http://pastebin.com/uUH3Pw37

http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/21/breaking-adria-richards-fired-by-sendgrid-for-outting-developers-on-twitter/

Hmmm


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on March 22, 2013, 04:28 am
Dang everyone involved in that story is lame. Except 4chan of course, they are only awful as usual


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 22, 2013, 07:19 pm
It's all right, they're having a Bitcoin whip-round to look after the guy who got sacked for the jokes (http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/reddit-mens-rights-activists-are-fundraising-for-the-victim).



(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2013/3/22/15/enhanced-buzz-16727-1363980302-4.jpg)

(http://d.thumbs.redditmedia.com/0VuCUqKOL-wRGvIW.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 23, 2013, 05:03 am
The shining light at the end of the tunnel is that every single one of those men will be broke after their nerd ponzi scheme collapses (as it does and keeps doing.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 23, 2013, 01:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4QBRgyitFs


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 23, 2013, 03:19 pm
Never has so much annoying been contained on one couch.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on March 23, 2013, 04:24 pm
i liked the person who didn't say anything


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 23, 2013, 04:30 pm
I fucking hate you snips. what the fuck was that


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on March 23, 2013, 04:32 pm
Snips that shit is unforgivable. Goddammit why


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 23, 2013, 05:18 pm
At least I didn't post the one where they do the same shit with a baby.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 23, 2013, 05:19 pm
Actually, might as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TegJTIis8O0


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on March 23, 2013, 05:32 pm
i hate you


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 23, 2013, 05:53 pm
It's just so so so very goddamned bad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Zach on March 23, 2013, 05:55 pm
I couldn't even make it a full minute before I was yelling at them to SHUT UP, SHUT UP, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 23, 2013, 06:00 pm
That actually made me legit mad

Ban snips


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 23, 2013, 06:04 pm
GALE FIRST.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on March 23, 2013, 06:15 pm
RUMMYLU SECOND.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 23, 2013, 06:29 pm
GALE THIRD (JUST IN CASE.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 23, 2013, 06:35 pm
Banning Gale just builds up his resistance anyway.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 23, 2013, 09:29 pm
I fucking hate you snips. what the fuck was that


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 23, 2013, 09:30 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN1L3HN0cvg


Hopefully this will cleanse our palates.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HappyDays on March 24, 2013, 12:09 am
Hey, at least the Youtube comments agree that the video is terrible. Like this comment with 52 thumbs up:

Quote
This seriously made me consider suicide. The thought that I may have breathed the same air as you, literally makes me want to puke. You are everything wrong in this world. The only person in this video I like, is the on chick that said nothing, at least I could fuck her, and not feel ashamed. You raped my eyes, and my ears, thank God you're a virgin, as we do not need you having children.

Goddamnit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on March 24, 2013, 01:08 am
Youtube had so much promise, and then it went and became a venue for awful nerd buggery like that crap. Gosh darn.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 24, 2013, 04:33 am
Sorry to nitpick, but that youtube comment is pretty much as bad the video. Shocking I know.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HappyDays on March 24, 2013, 06:31 am
Sorry to nitpick, but that youtube comment is pretty much as bad the video. Shocking I know.

That was indeed my joke


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on March 24, 2013, 08:01 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN1L3HN0cvg


Hopefully this will cleanse our palates.

thing is there are 3 hours of Snuff Box to watch while the other guy has over 10 hours of videos and they are all the worst.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 24, 2013, 08:03 am
Sorry to nitpick, but that youtube comment is pretty much as bad the video. Shocking I know.

That was indeed my joke

Sorry, I am unable to detect jokes before 11am.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 24, 2013, 08:58 pm
Just delete this whole forum and let's pretend this never happened


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 25, 2013, 10:59 am
Why do that when we can just ban RummyLu and Gale?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on March 25, 2013, 11:07 am
ban the planet


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 25, 2013, 11:19 am
That's what he said.


and gale


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 25, 2013, 11:40 am
You are orbiting very close to my middle finger, buddy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Melancholic Goat on March 26, 2013, 07:20 am
http://hellogiggles.com/i-f-ing-love-science-facebook-run-by-a-girl-many-idiots-are-surprised

"Funny how all these people f*cking love science, and yet don’t know that both penis and vagina people have the same brains in their heads."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on March 28, 2013, 10:56 am
People are starving in Africa (http://kotaku.com/skullgirls-didnt-raise-150-000-for-a-single-character-461313116)

Thanks for nothing for existing, Kickstarter.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on March 28, 2013, 11:35 am
I was trying to think of something to say about the fact that Kotaku used the screenshot with the character's visible underwear, but then I wondered why the developers included that in the game and now I don't even know anymore whatever nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 28, 2013, 03:58 pm
Quote
Topping off the feel-good story is the fact that the developers of the My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic game will be getting the Skullgirls engine, for free, to use in their own game.

Hmmmmmm


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on March 28, 2013, 05:42 pm
People are starving in Africa (http://kotaku.com/skullgirls-didnt-raise-150-000-for-a-single-character-461313116)

Thanks for nothing for existing, Kickstarter.

So I'm assuming you give all your disposable income away to charity instead of spending any of it on games or other luxury items?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on March 28, 2013, 05:47 pm
if the catholic church would let people use condoms there'd be a bunch less starving children in africa


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on March 29, 2013, 11:19 am
Maybe I don't understand the purpose of kickstarter, but I thought it was more along the lines of empowering people who don't have any alternatives, levelling the playing field for those without venture capitalist brother-in-laws.  It seems incongruous to me when you talk about it being used to fund a professional commercial venture.

Especially when that venture involves bronies.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 29, 2013, 11:30 am
The developer company for this game is almost entirely comprised of people who were layed off from a larger company without warning and were suddenly left without jobs, so they decided to start their own little team with what they had left. In order to keep working on this game, which is all they have right now, the entire team was taking extreme pay cuts and working incredibly long hours every week. The success of this campaign now allows them to keep working for a long time, improving the game and ensuring they can stay in business.

Also the main reason they promised to help that dumb MLP fighting game is because its been proven time and again that bronies will throw their money away like idiots on anything related to their obsession because they believe it to be a viable replacement for having a personality. To get the engine, they had to reach a stretch goal of $725,000, which they quickly boosted to after the goal was announced.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on March 29, 2013, 11:35 am
It's also a weird and little bit unsettling economic notion to me.  I guess I haven't really fully wrapped my head around the relationship between this and the company making a product and bringing it to market.  

Instead what I see is a company raising oodles of money (5 or 6 times what they asked for) from diehard fans who are more than willing to shell out to support an anime panty girl fighting game, with a brony-specific reward.  

Is that the efficient free market solution?  I don't know, I guess that's what this result means. Is it different than the company fronting the money and then making it back by selling the product?  Not really I guess.  It's just kind of discomforting to me when you look at a pile of cash that large and think about them spending it to animate what appears to be creepy nerd masturbation material, and then to share it with people making a cartoon pony fighting game for grownups.  

I guess like I said I don't quite have my head wrapped around the economic reality of crowd sourcing.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 29, 2013, 03:43 pm
EFHRKMLP


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 30, 2013, 02:30 am
Kickstarter isn't specifically a charity platform, JRB. Although it can be used that way, the basic premise behind every good kickstarter campaign is that backers at certain levels can expect a return on their investments. In a way, it is similar to a venture capital program in that a startup requires a specific sum of money that they are otherwise unable to raise to get their products shipped. The difference is where VCs are a few people with a lot of money making a judgement call on how much demand there is for the product in question hoping to retain a slice of profit (or for philanthropy), kickstarter relies on the market itself showing interest beforehand through people putting down a small amount of money hoping to retain a final copy of the product (or for philanthropy). A simpler way of looking at it is that everyone is chipping in on a bulk preorder, to be shared among the group should they raise enough money.

Of course, this can still be exploited, and the heavy reliance on convincing the public that this is something they want means that it's best to play to pre-existing target markets than producing a true game-changing product, but overall it works just fine. I don't know too much about this particular case, but it seems benign to me. These game developers don't already have the money they need to give the fans what they want and the fans are happy to provide that money to get what they want (event if what they want is nerdy and ponyfied). Let's face it, that the money doesn't end up in Africa says more about the people giving it away than the platform they choose to give it away on.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: sad on April 07, 2013, 10:56 pm
well


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on April 07, 2013, 11:22 pm
Well indeed!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 10, 2013, 01:39 am
http://www.dorkly.com/article/51363/eas-reponse-to-being-named-the-worst-company-in-america


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on April 10, 2013, 01:41 am
I'm starting to think that wasn't actually from EA


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on April 10, 2013, 05:24 am
http://www.ea.com/news/we-can-do-better


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on April 10, 2013, 10:22 am
http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/firefly-hat-triggers-corporate-crackdown


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on April 11, 2013, 06:54 am
I've always found it funny how some sites (BoingBoing, for example, is pretty bad for this) will (rightly) jump all over big companies who steal designs off independent artists, but will also at the same time link to sites selling homemade Doctor Who/Star Wars/"geek culture" items and plug them as being awesome and creative, when they're basically just cashing in on someone else's intellectual property.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on April 12, 2013, 12:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/3YtLZmK.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on April 14, 2013, 11:18 am
I get an livid, almost Cheesian urge to punch people when they use an "albeit...nonetheless" phrase. It's the must smug, overused piece of shit phrase in the English language.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on April 14, 2013, 05:46 pm
I dunno. It is a useful synonym for although, albeit a "must smug" one, but a handy conjunction nonetheless. The most overused phrase is actually "I'm a brony" which was overused the first time it was ever uttered.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on April 14, 2013, 05:54 pm
I will take a thousand bronies over a Cheesian.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 14, 2013, 05:55 pm
Mayhaps you should desire a new set of opinions on grammatical issues, m'lady?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on April 14, 2013, 06:16 pm
5 Overused Piece of Shit Phrases (And Why They Are Must Smug) (http://www.cracked.com/funny-7569-my-little-pony-friendship-magic/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on April 24, 2013, 05:55 pm
This isn't a horrible nerd, but a guy explaining privilege to horrible nerds using video game metaphors. It's good! (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/)

A couple of interesting articles expanding on Scalzi's concept and actually using it as a teaching tool in a Gender and Sexuality Studies class:

The Other Difficulty Mode: What Halo Can Tell Us About Identity & Oppression (http://www.firstpersonscholar.com/the-other-difficulty-mode/)

All Skulls On: Teaching Intersectionality Through Halo (http://borderhouseblog.com/?p=10617&cpage=1)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on April 24, 2013, 06:00 pm
Also on that second blog I found this stellar example of how nerds (and the people who market to them) continue to fucking suck:

(http://borderhouseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/d4o9KrZ.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 28, 2013, 11:24 pm
Some more Wikipedia-based sexism because wikinerds will never stop being terrible. (http://nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/wikipedias-sexism.html?_r=2&)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on May 03, 2013, 02:53 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSwsJtSfyXU

Ugh.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 03, 2013, 03:08 am
I already fucking hated that guy, but holy shit this is just laughably horrible.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on May 03, 2013, 03:31 am
jesus christ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 03, 2013, 05:28 am
I gave my monitor the middle finger reflexively when that played.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 03, 2013, 07:52 am
I don't know what you guys are talking about, that video perfectly captured my current situation.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 03, 2013, 07:53 am
To elaborate, this dumbass skinny blonde dude won't stop pestering my girlfriend even though she's told him dozens of times that she's in a stable relationship and just doesn't see him in a romantic way.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 03, 2013, 07:58 am
So you're the douchebag in this situation then according to this video.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 03, 2013, 07:59 am
yes that was the joke


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 03, 2013, 08:01 am
what are joke


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 03, 2013, 02:07 pm
nerds ruin Withnail & I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yX3i5JmusOY#!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on May 03, 2013, 11:57 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NAzQPll7Lo


unnnnngggggggghhhhhhhhh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 04, 2013, 12:45 am
Holy shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on May 04, 2013, 12:45 am
"he's true fam, we consider him a bro."..." he's sick with marketing." SHUTTTT THE FUCKKKKK UPPPPPP

one of my favorite hip-hop critics, noz (andrew nosnitsky) has been known to tear rap genius apart (http://tumblinerb.com/post/34418855275/on-genius-and-geniuses)

here is byron "bol" crawford explaining why the CACs (cracker ass crackers) at rap genius are racist (http://www.byroncrawford.com/2012/10/rap-genius-been-racist.html)

heh (https://twitter.com/noz/status/253568850669494272)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on May 04, 2013, 04:19 am
Horrible nerds vs US government (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/04/security-alert-war-in-cyberspace)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 04, 2013, 04:34 am
Reading that was physically painful and the closing line made me choke on my tea


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 04, 2013, 05:56 am
Quote
Kim Dotcom won't turn on his video Skype – "I am lying naked on my bed," he says – so we stick to audio. He's in his Auckland mansion. I've seen pictures of it. It's all giant fish tanks and novelty lampshades.

This is exactly what I expected from Kim Dotcom.

Quote
"When I see pictures of you, I'm reminded of Scarface," I tell him.

But this is utterly unbelievable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 04, 2013, 10:18 am
'Scarface' Al Capone was a tubby pudge-pot who died of a heart attack at 48


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 04, 2013, 12:08 pm
I know everyone has probably seen this, but I feel that every time Kim dotcom is mentioned, this should be posted:

This man,

(http://i.imgur.com/ThrzugL.jpg)

Made this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MokNvbiRqCM



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 15, 2013, 12:05 pm
I really hate this new wave libertarian stunted fucktard techno-nerd thing so much.

http://buttcoin.org/introducing-lolicoin-the-cryptocurrency-for-pedos?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 16, 2013, 02:17 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/FAVyM.gif)

Heh, buttcoin.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on May 23, 2013, 03:28 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhb-7fgWVl0

it's steampunk hip-hop and it is worse than you could possibly imagine


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 23, 2013, 03:32 pm
No that was pretty much just as terrible as I thought it was going to be


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 23, 2013, 05:27 pm
I can't even think of a goofy name for that. I mean, you've got trip-hop, chip-hop, chap-hop, but what do you call steampunk hip-hop (other than shithouse, obv)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 23, 2013, 05:33 pm
Someone should count how many times he rhymes "steam" with "steam"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on May 23, 2013, 06:16 pm
That would require two viewings too many.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on May 23, 2013, 08:38 pm
chap-hop

funny you mention that because this guy basically just took his entire style from professor elemental

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRTB-FTMdk

DONE JACKED HIS STEEZ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on May 24, 2013, 02:48 am
Only that Professor Elemental is actually capable of writing some rhymes and putting them to a beat. Mr. Holmes up there apparently went to the colonies and graduated from the Soulja Boy Academy of All-Hook songs.

Professor Elemental is silly and okay-ish at best, but compared to Holmes, he throws the bar into the atmosphere.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 24, 2013, 05:02 pm
chap-hop

funny you mention that because this guy basically just took his entire style from professor elemental


It was sort of an obvious connection to make

they're still both shitty second fiddles to Mr B. tho


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 25, 2013, 05:25 am
Mr B reigns


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 26, 2013, 08:44 pm
A good article by a nerd who used to suck. (http://www.thehairpin.com/2013/05/explanations)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on June 09, 2013, 12:40 pm
http://kotaku.com/investigation-a-video-game-studio-from-hell-511872642

Quote
Last year, according to multiple people I spoke with, a man applied for a certain position at Trendy. After some back-and-forth, Trendy offered him the gig at a starting salary of $3,850 a month, but he turned it down.

Not long afterwards, according to the people I spoke with, a woman applied for the same position. Trendy offered her $3,000 a month—non-negotiable.

That's a difference of close to $10,000 a year. I've seen the e-mails detailing both job offers, and while it's possible that gender wasn't the only factor here, one person close to the situation told me that both candidates had the same amount of experience. Others have said it's a trend.

"Artists have been hired (and very quickly left the studio) on the motto of, 'Hire a woman—we can pay women less than we can men,'" one person connected to Trendy told me.

Quote
Two different people told me that Trendy president Jeremy Stieglitz treats female employees differently than males. "He won't even look at women," one person said. "He would go [to] the room one was in and stand to the side and yell into the room... without ever going in."

This uncomfortable behavior toward females doesn't seem to be limited to the workplace: A Skype log obtained by Kotaku shows Stieglitz talking about one of the female characters in Dungeon Defenders II in terms that made at least a few employees uncomfortable. "Needs to be more like [a] Brazilian beach super model if you know what I mean," he writes. ""It'd also be nice if the ass was attractive."

(http://i.imgur.com/szozK9f.png)

Another person connected to Trendy told me that the team once created a seductive image of one of the characters that was meant to be an internal joke, but when Stieglitz saw it, he released it to the public.

NSFW: http://i.imgur.com/M5jyrU9.jpg


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on June 10, 2013, 01:03 am
Quote
UPDATE: As a result of this investigation, Stieglitz is no longer managing the team on Dungeon Defenders II.

Well that's good at least.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on June 12, 2013, 06:05 am
Anita Sarkeesian asks "where my female vidya game leads at", twitter proves itself awful once again (http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/52673540142/twitter-vs-female-protagonists-in-video-games)

not surprising, but grrngh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on June 12, 2013, 08:08 am
In general, men are better at battle rolls and other battle type stuff


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on June 12, 2013, 08:11 am
SUPER FLORAL ARRANGER

go play Bejewelled on your Obamaphone (???)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on June 12, 2013, 12:00 pm
I want all of those people to die


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on June 12, 2013, 05:39 pm
Related: Video Games contain Panty-splosions (http://kotaku.com/the-ninja-gaiden-zombie-game-contains-at-least-one-pant-512960768)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 12, 2013, 06:19 pm
Anita Sarkeesian asks "where my female vidya game leads at", twitter proves itself awful once again (http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/52673540142/twitter-vs-female-protagonists-in-video-games)

not surprising, but grrngh

"You expect other people to do what you want if you pout enough?" is like, the least self aware criticism gamers could toss around.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on June 12, 2013, 10:53 pm
most reflex-action criticism comes from the self-projection and attribution of one's own flaws

so yeah these are just people unknowingly confessing the deepest flaws in their character


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Liz on June 13, 2013, 11:10 am
This thread is so fucking depressing, holy shit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 13, 2013, 05:10 pm
Here, cheer yourself up (http://dragonmtn.com/index.php?topic=494.0)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on June 22, 2013, 05:55 am
Indie developer pulls out of PAX because they don't want to be associated with the Penny Arcade creators. (http://thefullbrightcompany.com/2013/06/21/why-we-are-not-showing-gone-home-at-pax/)

One of the creators responds by being a shitty fucking nerd. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.819612-Mike-Krahuliks-transgender-Twitter-rant)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 22, 2013, 08:29 am
Where is the "creator being a shirty nerd" part of that second link, cause I'd rather not have to look through a whole Escapist forum thread to find it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 22, 2013, 10:32 am
It's in the first post.

Also, three posts down:

Quote
More complicated then it needs to be. If you have a Penis, you're male. If you have a Vagina, you're female. Arguing otherwise is like saying its night time when the Sun is out.

This isn't ignorance. This is reality.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 22, 2013, 10:52 am
Oh I assumed I was looking for one of the guys directly responding in the forum


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on June 22, 2013, 03:26 pm
That forum could use an Abe or five.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 22, 2013, 04:16 pm
Everybody should have an Abe.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on June 22, 2013, 04:49 pm
i have abe deep inside me


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on June 22, 2013, 06:00 pm
No guys, it's simple. If you have a penis, you're male. If you have an Abe, you're female.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on July 10, 2013, 02:16 am
I know I'm late to the party, but this was too delicious to waste...

(http://www.mattbors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/1005.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on July 26, 2013, 07:59 am
just a reminder: nerds fucking suck (http://gizmodo.com/famous-surrealist-art-amazingly-reimagined-with-super-m-918449348)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on July 26, 2013, 10:04 am
Ceci n'est pas une Bob-Omb


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 26, 2013, 11:31 am
AMAZINGLY REIMAGINED in ways that only cut and paste can offer


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on July 26, 2013, 11:41 am
I don't think I've ever seen less effort put into a thing. I mean that one where he's literally traced the rock the castle's on from the actual painting is probably the most challenging thing in all of it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 26, 2013, 04:16 pm
I love that picture.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on July 27, 2013, 09:50 pm
Black Ops 2 developer threatened over weapon changes (http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/4552332/black-ops-2-developer-threatened-over-weapon-changes)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on July 28, 2013, 09:23 am
I misread that as weapons charges and wasn't surprised at all.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on July 31, 2013, 12:10 pm
Black Ops 2 developer threatened over weapon changes (http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/4552332/black-ops-2-developer-threatened-over-weapon-changes)

A tumblr compiling some of the threats made. (http://gamerfury.tumblr.com/)

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/07/27/more-information-on-lightnings-boob-job-in-lightning-returns-ffxiii-emerge-yes-theyll-jiggle/

Quote
Q: I heard that the chest Jiggles?

Goto: Yes, her chest jiggles. Since everyone can decide what costume she’ll wear, you can make sure it does (laughs). By the way, since Lightning swings her arm when you change her weapon in the menu screen, that’s a recommended action for sure-fire jiggling! To see it even better it could be useful to equip a small shield. Look forward to it!

gaaaaaaahhh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 31, 2013, 12:33 pm
I look forward to paying upwards of $60 to occasionally watched some clothed cgi boobs jiggle for a few seconds at a time


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on July 31, 2013, 08:47 pm
C cups just aren't big enough for today's gamer.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 31, 2013, 10:06 pm
Maybe they should exercise, then.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on July 31, 2013, 10:58 pm
*eat more


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on August 02, 2013, 10:52 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyvM9fxkMfU


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on August 03, 2013, 11:54 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHsxA5vOHws

Quote from: Top Comment
I've flagged this for terrorism.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 16, 2013, 12:39 pm
Nerds threaten to murder Dragon Age 2 writer's children because of some imagined slight or offence that I am not mentally equipped to understand

http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/16/bioware-writer-quits-after-death-threats-to-family-3925970/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on August 16, 2013, 03:07 pm
Quote
The catalyst for Hepler’s abuse was a six-year-old interview in which she admitted she didn’t enjoy combat in games. This was enough for fans to blame her for unpopular changes in Dragon Age II, describing her as a ‘cancer’ that was destroying BioWare.

Gamers are level-headed, mature and reasonable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on August 16, 2013, 03:16 pm
But I thought video games were art?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on August 16, 2013, 03:33 pm
I'd really like to know what the average age group is for the fucking idiots sending these threats


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on August 16, 2013, 09:47 pm
If I had to guess, 25-34.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on August 16, 2013, 09:47 pm
Or literally fifteen.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on August 20, 2013, 06:39 pm
My guess would be men (read: manbabies) from 16 to 30's.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on August 21, 2013, 06:48 pm
Some bullshit called The Geekie Awards exists now (http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/08/make-it-stop-with-the-geekies-geeks-have-become-more-obnoxiously-self-congratulatory-than-the-oscars) for whatever reason. I didn't want to link to anything featuring gratuitous nerd sucking so here's a commentary on it from Film Drunk.

Quote
Geeks, nerds, gamers: you are Budweiser now. You are Ford. You are Coke. You are McDonald’s. So drop the outsider shtick, you don’t get medals for being a consumer.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 22, 2013, 06:06 am
What degree of self-unawareness does it take for a site devoted to Hollywood watching to call out a bullshit award show for being a crock of gratuitous navel gazing?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 22, 2013, 07:18 am
He's not calling out the navel-gazing. He's calling out the gratuitous back-patting fed by the unfounded persecution complex.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on August 22, 2013, 06:33 pm
Yeah, the point of the other jabs about being corporate or mainstream or pandering was to juxtapose those realities with the adversity-filled history they want to claim.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on August 30, 2013, 08:56 pm
via @wolfpupy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDzOml8zR0Y


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on August 30, 2013, 10:00 pm
At least it sounds like it was made by a teenager and not some bitter manchild. Hopefully he will grow out of it and this will be his great teenage shame, like our geocities websites or our enjoyment of David Wong articles.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on August 31, 2013, 06:20 am
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah the part where he breaks into song.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Wibblewobble on August 31, 2013, 04:14 pm
Hey, my geocities website was awesome! It had dozens and dozens of hyperlinked gifs!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 02, 2013, 01:59 am
(http://i.imgur.com/hLsYSyk.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 02, 2013, 08:48 am
This is th reason democratics piss me off or should say demoncraps


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on September 02, 2013, 10:00 am
Careful Citisan AlphaOmegaSinps, The Government Can Magically To Get Rid Of You. :O


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 02, 2013, 11:07 am
That "Alpha is the George Carlin of video games" guy is right, just not for the reasons he thinks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on September 02, 2013, 11:14 am
"looks at protest groups outside of abortion clinics, looks at feminists protesting groups concerning men's rights"

how can you even. what. how did your head not explode while you were typing


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on September 02, 2013, 11:59 am
No brain to explode?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on September 09, 2013, 02:06 am
Hey guys did you know that nerds? (http://butmyopinionisright.tumblr.com/post/31079561065/the-problem-with-the-big-bang-theory)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 09, 2013, 11:09 am
You know I had a whole post typed out about how at least he was identifying the really thoughtless aspects of the show. But then I realized it was doubly horrible because he was equating his nerd sad with people being mocked for mental disabilities and sexual orientations. So totally fuck that guy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on September 11, 2013, 05:37 pm
Nerds don't want the PC MASTER RACE to get GTA V (http://www.gamesreviews.com/news/09/petition-launched-prevent-pc-version-gta-v/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 12, 2013, 07:44 pm
(http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/xIHVUeB2.jpg)

Time for Child Protective Services to intervene


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 14, 2013, 10:00 am
(http://i.imgur.com/odffp4N.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on September 14, 2013, 12:56 pm
White Guy Omega's hand is literally superglued to his fedora.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on September 14, 2013, 01:01 pm
It's a different hand in one panel CONTINUITY ERROR this is bullshit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on September 15, 2013, 06:23 am
Funny that this is on the Escapist, of all places.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on September 16, 2013, 08:21 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8ZmP4_nUn4


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on September 17, 2013, 09:36 am
Dumb X-Men fan asks writer Brian Michael Bendis a stupid question (http://brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com/post/61350829729/i-understand-trying-to-make-comics-female-friendly-but)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on September 17, 2013, 11:56 am
Gamespot calls GTA V out for it's discomforting misogyny, and give it a 9 instead of a perfect score.

Please enjoy the shitnado kicked up in the comment section. (http://www.gamespot.com/grand-theft-auto-v/reviews/grand-theft-auto-v-review-6414475/?page=2)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on September 17, 2013, 12:06 pm
Actually, you're better of with the reddit thread. (http://www.reddit.com/r/GrandTheftAutoV/comments/1mi200/female_gamespot_reviewer_gives_gta_v_a_90_for/cc9fetu) Gamespot mods are doing a good job cleaning up the comments, whereas reddit is letting all that sexist gristle shine.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 18, 2013, 07:19 am
surprise penny arcade nerd thinks shaming bigots is bad (http://penny-arcade.com/report/article/miss-america-bigot-shaming-and-the-medias-vile-attraction-to-the-worse-in-a)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on September 18, 2013, 10:16 am
Yeah, Ben Kuchera is pretty unbearable. Copy/pasting this from SA's gamers.txt (http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?noseen=0&threadid=3541736&perpage=40&pagenumber=33#post419597621) thread:

Quote from: 1stGear
Let's talk about what a terrible person Ben Kuchera is!

Smearing a far better games journalist for getting a pretty unimportant detail about an old SNES game wrong! (http://www.somethingawful.com/video-game-article/king-ben-kuchera/)

Whining about how gamers are entitled babies! (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/09/gaming-everything-is-amazing-and-no-one-is-happy/)

Attacking the character of poor people! (http://www.wehategames.com/post/10857170086/battle-of-the-bens-benkuchera-vs-benpaddon)

Being the only person in the universe who thought the XBone's always-online DRM was a good idea (Also more poor people bashing)! (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=564253)

Claiming that the people who make video games should be assholes! (http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/article/why-you-want-assholes-to-make-your-video-games)

Defending ME3's endings! (http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/article/why-the-ending-of-mass-effect-3-was-satifying-and-worthy-of-the-series-mass)  This on its own isn't terrible, but in the shitstorm that followed ME3's endings, Kuchera was one of the loudest voices on Twitter claiming that the ending was flawless and that anybody who wanted it changed or didn't like it was an entitled baby who couldn't appreciate art.  He ended up blocking pretty much everyone who disagreed with him, no matter how civil they were.

Back to the Gamespot review of GTA V, someone actually started a petition on change.org to get the author of that review fired. It got pulled, but someone saved the text:

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 18, 2013, 11:56 am
Quote
Then there is her Persona 4 article where she bashes two very strong and well done characters to further her own agenda.

It's nice to see at least someone is standing up for the make pretend people.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on September 18, 2013, 12:27 pm
I'll link her Persona article here (http://www.gamespot.com/features/denial-of-the-self-queer-characters-in-persona-4-6404712/) even though it's an example of nerds not sucking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 19, 2013, 10:59 am
Guy tries to use his business card as ID when picking up his (reserved and paid for) copy of GTA V. Manbaby rage ensues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBGtajCKkO0


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on September 19, 2013, 02:36 pm
I have not seen someone in such a hurry to not play GTA V


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Coog on September 19, 2013, 05:58 pm
Fuck that was hard to watch.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boonmeister on September 20, 2013, 01:20 am
"You just threatened to give my public information out and have me harassed"

Surely if it's "public" information...

So the guy can't tell the difference between public and private information and also doesn't know which is which?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 20, 2013, 07:23 am
rock paper shotgun boycotts pax, nerds continue to fucking suck (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/19/to-boycott-pax-or-not-to-boycott-pax/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on September 20, 2013, 08:54 am
So DC Comics did a thing where held a contest for artists to draw a page based off a script where Harley Quinn is about to kill herself while naked in a bathtub and I don't even know anymore.

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/124016-dc-shocker-company-apologizes-for-harley-quinn-suicide-contest.html
http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/features/123992-state-of-the-stupid-address-fallout-from-dcs-stupid-week.html
http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/123916-the-week-in-dc-stupidity-when-you-cant-decide-which-article-should-go-on-the-counter.html
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/09/10/the-harley-quinn-tryout-page-debate-that-refuses-to-er-dc-comics-gail-simone-mark-waid-kurt-busiek/

For something on the positive side, here's comic writer Brian Michael Bendis calling out some dudebro:

http://brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com/post/61350829729/i-understand-trying-to-make-comics-female-friendly-but


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on September 27, 2013, 02:09 am
http://articles.herald-mail.com/2011-06-10/lifestyle/29645638_1_grandparents-announcement-jeremy-brown


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 27, 2013, 06:03 am
In the sidebar it has a kid named "Krle".  How did they pick that name?  By just randomly hitting a keyboard?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 05, 2013, 05:09 pm
http://www.destructoid.com/dragon-crown-s-sorceress-figure-is-what-you-d-expect-263019.phtml


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 08, 2013, 04:48 pm
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/192lndad3u1yyjpg/original.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 10, 2013, 05:25 pm
seriously

http://beajail.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/star%20wars
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii283/pwotsanchez/artoo.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on October 16, 2013, 09:54 pm
The suckiness of nerds, as discussed by another nerd. (http://tevisthompson.com/on-videogame-reviews/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on October 16, 2013, 10:04 pm
WHY DO ALL THE CRITICS LIKE THIS GAME THAT I DONT LIKE

SOMETHING IS WRONG


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on October 16, 2013, 10:33 pm
they actually go on to talk about how it's not so much that everyone likes a game they don't like it's that the journalisty people who write the reviews love it or at least like it and are willing to overlook its flaws while other critics who just write blog posts about it or whatever are talking about the flaws and not overlooking them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on October 17, 2013, 10:12 am
Yeah, he points out some pretty solid flaws with the game/game journalism as a whole- like how fucked it is that someone giving GAME OF THE YEAR OMFG a paltry 9/10 is enough to get them death threats. I just like nerds turning on their own.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 17, 2013, 11:45 am
I like this guy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on October 17, 2013, 02:01 pm
For the record I read like half of this and stopped because it just seemed like a lot of bashing on people who liked Infinite (me) so maybe there are good points I didn't see but whatevs


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 17, 2013, 02:30 pm
Well, Bioshock Infinite did seem kinda dumb from the two or three hours of uninteresting combat I managed to slog through, so I feel it's a pretty good game to use as an example.

Maybe if it had been directed by Uwe Boll I would have liked it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 17, 2013, 02:36 pm
He's got some good points about having a greater diversity of opinion, but most of his argument is a sort of garbled argument about minority opinions being an important counterpoint to the mainstream narrative.  Basically, he's trying to argue that the mainstream opinion is not the objective truth, but he does it by doing this weird deconstructive thing where he throws out objectivity entirely.  Taking that to its logical conclusion would mean there's no point in arguing or doing anything but navel-gazing and yelling in your own echo box, so like all deconstructive arguments it's ultimately anarchistic and self-defeating.

So, yeah, EFHRK, he's hating on Bioshock fans, but he's got some good reasons to be all pissed off and makes good points, but ultimately his argument is really shaky and bad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on October 17, 2013, 03:15 pm
nerd


i didn't realise there was a new page. i'm calling efhrk the nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on October 17, 2013, 03:47 pm
I read that whole review and I, for the most part, agree with it. It manages to put into words all the problems I had with Infinite, a game I liked but wouldn't play again.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 17, 2013, 05:02 pm
nerd


i didn't realise there was a new page. i'm calling efhrk the nerd.

I did notice there was a new page, which disappointed me, as I wanted to call Ef a nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on October 17, 2013, 05:06 pm
It's hard out here for a guy who really likes Bioshock Infinite


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 17, 2013, 08:11 pm
nerd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 18, 2013, 02:35 am
Basically, he's trying to argue that the mainstream opinion is not the objective truth, but he does it by doing this weird deconstructive thing where he throws out objectivity entirely.  Taking that to its logical conclusion would mean there's no point in arguing or doing anything but navel-gazing and yelling in your own echo box,

Keep in mind he’s only dismissing the concept of objectivity in reviews. The point of appraising works would be the same it always was: to articulate your personal experience for the consideration of others and, possibly, interpret how a work fits in and affects the broader cultural climate.

I believe analysis and judgment still serve their purpose if it’s all just opinion, because some opinions have a lot more thought behind them than others. You can be thoughtful, socially conscious, mindful of popular trends, and understanding of others who have different standards or values than you. All of these qualities lead to a more complete criticism. But by nature a review doesn’t provide the context to give “objectivity” real meaning, and sanctifying certain biases may be the only way the word ever served the gamer community.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 18, 2013, 03:15 am
It's hard out here for a guy who really likes Bioshock Infinite

I liked it a lot.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 18, 2013, 03:18 am
nerd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 18, 2013, 03:20 am
My strategy for being a game playing nerd is thus: I don't have anything to do with video game reviews because no matter what their opinion they're going to be nerdier and worse than I am.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 18, 2013, 03:47 am
Nerdier, maybe. Lets not stretch credulity.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 18, 2013, 07:28 am
this reminds me i need to buy bioshock infinite


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Doktor Puppykicker on October 18, 2013, 01:21 pm
I was actually with bioshock infinite until it made you put down a fucking slave revolt for some reason.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 20, 2013, 12:20 pm
I played a friend's copy for 20 minutes and watched Hardware instead, so I passionately agree with the silent majority who have no real opinion on it and forgot it was a thing until it came up in this thread.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 20, 2013, 09:23 pm
Get off our silent bandwagon.

Or don't. We're, you know, sort of indifferent.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 21, 2013, 08:58 pm
thank you boring as heck for this perfect illustration (http://boringasheck.com/2013/10/21/science-for-the-epic-motherfreaking-win/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 24, 2013, 04:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Ibo6Ww2.png)

My industry makes me so mad sometimes that I can't even get mad anymore.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 24, 2013, 06:06 pm
Show up wearing a novelty fedora and fake neckbeard


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 24, 2013, 06:06 pm
10 dollar all you can drink beer though!

(but still really fucking ignorant)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 24, 2013, 07:53 pm
There isn't enough beer in the world.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 25, 2013, 02:44 am
Oh hey look, they used a completely original image too!

(http://i.imgur.com/C7VuHuC.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on October 25, 2013, 10:14 am
There isn't enough beer in the world.

for $10 there sure fucking is!!!!! SIGN ME UP, BUBBA!!!!!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 25, 2013, 10:15 am
Just spend $10 on a case of cheap beer and drink it in an environment independent of gross misogyny.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on October 25, 2013, 11:17 am
Or go there, get drunk very fast and fucking berate them all.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on October 25, 2013, 11:18 am
So.. just a normal night out, then.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on October 25, 2013, 05:42 pm
Ideally minus the part where it ends on irc


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 25, 2013, 06:00 pm
Better that than ending on Reddit, which would just be a continuation of the party


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on October 25, 2013, 06:35 pm
It will be PBR, and you will get a shitty ass 4 ounce cup that's normally used for mixers, and the line will be so long at the keg that you'll only get 3 or 4 approximations of a can of beer. That's only if you stand in line the entire time.

Not that I've been to one of these things.

It's better if you bring your own flask, even better since a flask always goes with a fedora.

Not that I would know.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on October 28, 2013, 04:57 pm
all you haters just missed out on The Party Of The Year (http://valleywag.gawker.com/i-went-to-the-hackers-and-hookers-party-and-it-was-ter-1453572665)

Quote
"Of course pretty girls make more money, it's just the law of attraction."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 29, 2013, 10:12 am
I don't know where else to put this, but here is probably the best place for it.

http://wizardchan.org/faq.html


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 29, 2013, 10:30 am
Well females can't be wizards. The term is witches, silly people!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 29, 2013, 03:00 pm
I read that site for a while and all the posts eventually began to sound in my head like Droopy, then Eeyore, then the teacher from Peanuts


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 31, 2013, 06:04 pm
Nerds ruin Patrick Stewart's awesome Halloween photo within an hour of him posting it (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/10/31/patrick_stewart_lobster_costume_unintentionally_macabre_because_bright_red.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on October 31, 2013, 06:15 pm
for fucks sake. of course he's red and boiled, he's in the bath!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 01, 2013, 01:57 am
That is the dumbest thing I've read in awhile.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on November 01, 2013, 02:19 am
I was gonna raise a point about zombies and Halloween, but I think the bigger point is who the hell cares.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on November 02, 2013, 05:24 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkS_qUZvuas
 


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on November 02, 2013, 06:01 pm
(http://www.thesaudavoice.com/.a/6a00e55291ee848833013481c20ff2970c-800wi)

fuckign video game nerds


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on November 02, 2013, 10:06 pm
Nerds ruin Patrick Stewart's awesome Halloween photo within an hour of him posting it (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/10/31/patrick_stewart_lobster_costume_unintentionally_macabre_because_bright_red.html)

To be fair, I scrolled down through the comments and didn't see one that wasn't either indifferent to, or actively hostile to what can surely only be an experiment in testing the borderlines of Poe's law?

I have my fingers crossed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 03, 2013, 03:59 pm
I feel a bit bad about linking this one because the hot girl at work sent it to me out of niceness and the animation is quite competent, but it all adds up to a pile of suck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V7wWemZ_cs


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on November 03, 2013, 04:54 pm
That is one of the weirdest youtube fads to me. Mediocre singers changing the lyrics of mediocre pop songs to be about minecraft and then making a video for it that looks exactly like all the others.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 06, 2013, 02:40 pm
Pixar Characters As Famous Video Game Heroes (http://geekologie.com/2013/11/pixar-characters-as-famous-video-game-he.php)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on November 13, 2013, 09:33 am
(http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a3YEGr7_700b.jpg)

Keep telling yourself that it's not the fact that you suck as a person


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 13, 2013, 09:52 am
Never not relevant.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/187/8/e/fuck_this_gay_earth_by_ilikecoolstuffz-d3l60mo.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on November 21, 2013, 02:39 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UofZ2S1Yei8


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr. Inside-Outsky on November 27, 2013, 10:34 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5MZOvmn.png)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 29, 2013, 10:04 pm
They misspelled racists.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 12, 2013, 07:12 pm
We could just delete this entire thread and replace it with this picture.

(http://i.imgur.com/cMjh6uT.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on December 12, 2013, 08:01 pm
We've hit peak internet

the forcefields can't hold for much longer

it's going to collapse


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 13, 2013, 01:08 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/f1a6e29eb82a8161fd11fc94fdc1a682/tumblr_mvwt02moor1rzcp80o9_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on December 14, 2013, 05:19 pm
that is resplendent


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 14, 2013, 11:19 pm
http://www.themarysue.com/mighty-no-9-dina-abou-karam/

Nerds fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on December 23, 2013, 09:38 pm
http://imgur.com/Gm7C7eN


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on December 27, 2013, 10:50 pm
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hobart-cbd/roomshare/adult-after-nerd-friendly-room-to-rent-hobart-and-surrounds-/1034928464

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on December 27, 2013, 11:21 pm
Quote
I am also a very big joker and feel that every moment shall be enioyed, meaning I will always be using witty remarks, laughing and expect to be able to do so without hassle.

I bet this dude is just bursting with mirth.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on December 28, 2013, 03:25 pm
Quote

- I am also a...fitness fanatic


haha bullshit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on December 28, 2013, 04:49 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/18c00014ffc9e0adde3ff22b0db2d0a2/tumblr_msgjvdmmId1qadkc8o1_1280.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 28, 2013, 04:56 pm
that's a satirical comic, right?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 23, 2014, 04:53 am
Cards Against Gallifrey (http://io9.com/print-out-the-doctor-who-version-of-cards-against-human-1506183169)

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19d9viur8lln7png/ku-xlarge.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on January 24, 2014, 02:26 pm
i don't really know where to dump this piece of awful, i don't even care as long as i can wash the stink off

http://www.geekosystem.com/ps4-stream-bans/ (http://www.geekosystem.com/ps4-stream-bans/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on January 24, 2014, 02:40 pm
Oh fuck that is awful.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on January 29, 2014, 06:17 am
Kill all nerds or just blow up San Francisco.

http://www.girlsonamap.com/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 29, 2014, 08:36 am
help internet how do i talk 2 girls


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on January 29, 2014, 08:40 am
JUST TYPE WHAT YOUR FEELING


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on January 29, 2014, 11:47 am
Haha this is fucking creepy


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 29, 2014, 03:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/raM598F.png)

5.5, would not bang.

(This site is sad)*

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boonmeister on January 30, 2014, 02:38 am
You're looking at it the wrong way Remington.

Them rating attractive women badly reduces their (hopefully already low) chances of procreating even further. Which can only be a win for the human race.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on January 30, 2014, 12:04 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfPfgc5CUAA-NnQ.jpg:large)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on January 30, 2014, 01:17 pm
In a similar, but different vein:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Breast

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Virginity


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on January 30, 2014, 04:28 pm
I don't know why doctor who fans would need a page on virginity, you would assume they would all know quite a bit about it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Doktor Puppykicker on January 31, 2014, 09:22 am
Sci-fi fans learning about virginity is sort of like a fish learning about water.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 31, 2014, 10:07 am
nerds are virgins lol


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on January 31, 2014, 06:01 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/938043fab1c24f57b00517de16ec341a/tumblr_mua5rqtJ7w1rt5w1ao1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 31, 2014, 06:16 pm
tolkien weed


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on February 03, 2014, 01:18 am
wow so literary

(http://i.imgur.com/V2u9bIV.jpg)

actually book nerd stuff in general is kind of bad (http://www.contrariwise.org)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on February 03, 2014, 02:03 am
Holden Caulfield for president

Jesus christ shoot me in the fucking face


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on February 07, 2014, 12:51 am
Ok I know nerds getting mad on youtube is old news but this guy is a bit special to me (http://www.youtube.com/user/Warcorpse666/videos)

(http://i.imgur.com/QBwZNJ5.png)

He's like every angry internet nerd talking point distilled into their purest form


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on February 07, 2014, 02:45 am
amazing

(http://i.imgur.com/Bj68547.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on February 07, 2014, 04:40 am
Is that Karlski


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on February 07, 2014, 06:10 pm
hey

ouch


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on February 07, 2014, 08:46 pm
please make a shouty video response while drinking like a dying man


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on February 08, 2014, 10:22 am
...no.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on February 08, 2014, 10:23 am
although i am working on replacing all the water in my body with gin if that helps you


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on February 09, 2014, 06:27 am
hey let's cook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BmE7OV5xWo


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on February 09, 2014, 02:39 pm
"There's one critical thing we need to do before we start cooking" is stop being a disgusting slovenly dork, goddamn, how hard is it to bake a fucking chicken or buy a premade salad or do anything less disgusting than be a fake cheese-covered sack of nerd shit?

FUCK


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 09, 2014, 04:54 pm
Hhhhhhhhhhnghk. SO ANNOYING.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on February 10, 2014, 03:18 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHtzZukli3o
That'll show them!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on February 11, 2014, 11:56 am
The guy who made that popular/frustrating mobile game "Flappy Bird" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flappy_Bird) recently had it removed (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/gaming/2014/02/flappy_bird_online_game_why_dong_nguyen_had_to_kill_his_perfect_creation.2.html) from Apple's App Store and Google Play. Turns out that getting a lot of attention, money, and hate mail out of the blue isn't all that great (especially when you live in an authoritarian country).

Anyway, the real lesson is that "casual" gamers are just as insufferable as "real" gamers.

(http://i3.minus.com/ibvlScW3qZyFLL.PNG)
(http://i.minus.com/ibjD9qQzjWCqVi.PNG)
(http://i3.minus.com/ibzeqj6PvFz3KA.PNG)
(http://i.minus.com/ibceJh2uAzhe9Q.PNG)
(http://i.minus.com/iborFOxsvqPQFH.PNG)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 13, 2014, 02:28 pm
Kotaku has launched a Nerd Dating advice column (http://kotaku.com/tag/ask-dr-nerdlove)

I haven't seen anything particularly magnificent yet, but it's worth keeping an eye on, because it can't end well.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 13, 2014, 04:26 pm
At least the first article was about shutting down Nice Guys, though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on February 13, 2014, 05:12 pm
A part of me suspects that was a bait question. If so, as you said, they nicely avoided it.  Who knows, maybe it will avoid being a catastrophe, but given Kotaku I wouldn't bet on it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 13, 2014, 05:48 pm
Even a broken clock of nerds is right twice a 日


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 16, 2014, 12:18 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rzmwPjZ0ug


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on February 17, 2014, 12:32 am
I have just stared into the bottomless pit of hell. It stared back, wearing a fedora.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on February 17, 2014, 10:15 am
Wacky "offbeat bride" style weddings are a bit tacky but hey, it's your day. this one makes me a bit sad though, with the bride just standing there while he runs around like a kid. if you asked me what I thought any of her interests might be I couldn't tell you because this guy just had to have batman and ninjas at his wedding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z04VIhagpko


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 17, 2014, 10:25 am
"Does anyone here know of any reason these two cannot be married, speak now."

"Yes me, I've got one, my idiot partner is wearing armour shoulder pads over his fucking suit."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 17, 2014, 10:34 am
That's there WoW names on the end screen isn't it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 17, 2014, 10:39 am
On the other hand, this is the perfect rebuttal to anyone who claims that gay people are ruining the sanctity of marriage.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 20, 2014, 01:31 am
So while looking for tweets for @RatherThen today I learned that poorly written slashfic Twitter accounts are a thing (https://twitter.com/FozenSnowQueen).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on February 20, 2014, 09:03 am
i haven't read anything anywhere about this but my twitter is telling me that the new human torch is black and that the nerds are mad.

kill all nerds.exe


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on February 20, 2014, 09:10 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULdm2NLrN4E


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on February 20, 2014, 01:04 pm
oh no they're taking away our white super heroes

now we only have batman, spider-man, superman, iron man, thor, hulk, captain america, hawkeye, black widow, wolverine, every character in the watchmen, etc...

when will the madness end


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on February 20, 2014, 01:20 pm
Dr. Manhattan is blue.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on February 20, 2014, 02:18 pm
Only because racism makes him so sad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 20, 2014, 04:10 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/55d7cc7db029c3c96febd6bb936dc31a/tumblr_n19zsgoRoK1r2f54oo1_500.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on February 20, 2014, 09:33 pm
Obama (http://www.fimfiction-static.net/images/story_images/38824.jpg?1353473717) and pony (http://www.fimfiction.net/story/38824/1/a-princess-for-a-president/part-1) slash (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_29nI7_6UB5o/SrPCxJgew0I/AAAAAAAAB0Y/ikkMtJwujRk/s400/giclee_rush_unicorn.jpg) is actually (http://righttruth.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c49a69e201156f1fe9fb970c-320wi) quite (http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/uploaded_images/obama-riding-unicorn-naked-house-and-stalin-776937.jpg) common. (http://cloudfront-assets.reason.com/assets/mc/ekrayewski/2012_06/unicorn.jpg)

You're not gonna click those links, so I'll just put a quote from one of the stories here:

Quote
The two sat on the toilet seat for a moment. Celestia with her hooves around his neck, head resting on his chest, staring off to the side.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on February 21, 2014, 02:05 am
I regret posting.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on February 21, 2014, 09:13 am
It's about time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 28, 2014, 07:51 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/958b056aad88a0f45c481d77205e908a/tumblr_n1k7yp9LDO1rq94nmo1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on February 28, 2014, 08:14 pm
No flappy doge? EPIC FAILOL


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on February 28, 2014, 08:40 pm
No flappy doge? EPIC FAILOL

Four down, three across.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on March 01, 2014, 03:07 am
Missing this one, though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rzmwPjZ0ug


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 01, 2014, 03:29 am
Four down, three across.

I didn't recognize it because the icon is different than the one on my phone :(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 06, 2014, 07:00 pm
I hope this person gets help, but in the meantime their tumblr is something to behold. (http://glitterlovesdragons.tumblr.com/aboutme)

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SAKURA

Age: 16

Gender/sex: Female

Species: Catkin, DHAB

Sexuality: Queer asexual

Race: Japanese

Disability: DID

Body type: thin

Interests: cats, anything feline, fashion and diamonds

SAKURA is a Japanese catkin.  She is beautiful, thin and graceful.  She is asexual BUT she develops romantic attraction to other female catkin- so dating is hard for her and she usually avoids it.  She is TRIGGERED by all mentions of sex, even sex that is consensual.  Also, Sakura has DID and her alter is Prince William.  Sometimes if I am fronting as Sakura and Sakura is fronting as Prince William, I front as Prince William.  Simple as that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on March 06, 2014, 08:34 pm
That last one made my skin crawl.

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Trevor is TRIGGERED by the color red.

God damn, I really hope this is fake.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 06, 2014, 09:56 pm
Probably all she needs is to spend some time off the internet and get a different hobby.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 06, 2014, 10:41 pm
I don't know if glitter dragon is real, but this seems to be an actual thing.

Quote from: http://erasingprivilege.tumblr.com/post/71778907282/today-i-come-out-as-a-multiple-system-i-have
Today I come out as a Multiple System (I have headmates)

So I do have schizophrenia (self diagnosed, and don’t try to pseduo-scientifically tell me I’m wrong) but I also have headmates, which have nothing to do with my schizophrenia.  I realize my blog has been inconsistent at times, and that’s because sometimes I’m fronting as different headmates.

Here are my headmates:

Loki- Pansexual otherkin.  Loki is Loki, but he actually identifies as a bear.  As a result he acts more like a bear than like Loki but he physically manifests as Loki.

Samsara- Samsara is a lesbian cat but she is asexual (so more homoromantic than anything). She likes cupcakes and reading.

Benedict Cumberbatch- Unfortunately I fucking have a white cishet male as my headmate, which is more proof that I didn’t fucking choose this.  Benedict Cumberbatch is one of my more antagonistic headmates.  He has raped Loki a few times.

What the fuck.

Quote from: http://x-trung.tumblr.com/post/36235848406/jenn-here-ugh-my-mom-just-walked-in-on-me-during
Jenn here. Ugh. My mom just walked in on me during a past life regression. I was crawling around the floor slowly. She asked me what I was doing and I told her that she wouldn’t understand. She kept pressing and I told her I was experiencing past life regression. I told her about how I was a tortoise in my past life and about my tortoise memories. I ended up coming out as otherkin to her and had to explain what that meant. She got angry and told me to “grow up” and fill out some job applications online.

I don’t even know why she would tell me to fill out job applications when I’m going to be moving soon. I can’t wait to move. I am so sick of living with a bigotted alcoholic mother who is afraid of what she doesn’t understand.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on March 06, 2014, 11:03 pm
Your poor mother drinks because of you

Can't you see why can't you see what you're doing to her, you sick teenage mutant turtle freak


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on March 06, 2014, 11:57 pm
So, wait, these people are all in the writer's heads? I thought "headmates" was a weird term for roleplaying flatmates and that this woman was actually living with a one-armed mentally unstable jacked-up transsexual dude.

Christ, what a bunch of idiots.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on March 07, 2014, 12:57 am
I will admit that I understand none of that. Every scenario which I come up to explain this falls short. I'm going to stare at Goatse for a couple of hours as cleansing meditation. At leas that, I understand...


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 07, 2014, 01:11 am
I'm gonna be here a while. From turtle woman's blog

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ladyalisette asked: I need to inform you that laying-on-a-snowy-peak is draven, aka a openly, proud pedophile with a certain amount of internet notoriety. Several blogs have taken to saving his posts and call him out on it. I'm not sure if you really want to associate with them.

Jenn here. While pedophilia is definitely a severely problematic sexual orientation, it is still a sexual orientation and I don’t think people should be shamed for it. As long as he is not acting on it, he has every right to be proud of that aspect of his identity.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 07, 2014, 01:44 am
Teenagers make me really mad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 07, 2014, 01:45 am
Oh, I recognize turtle girl, she's transfat too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 07, 2014, 02:22 am
Nutritionists are always trans fat shaming


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 07, 2014, 02:39 am
I can't be bothered wasting my time digging up some insane tumblr post, but I remember her having constant fights with her parents because she's trying to make herself really fat to match the fat person she is inside.

I think what I'm getting at is kill all teenagers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on March 07, 2014, 05:20 am
Quote
So I do have schizophrenia (self diagnosed, and don’t try to pseduo-scientifically tell me I’m wrong)

This sentence makes me so mad

Sure, go ahead, hyper-privileged white girl, go ahead and shit all over serious problems some people have because you want your privilege to come with the excitement of being a minority, go ahead, have your fucking cake and eat it too, in fact have an extra slice from the mental illness cake


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 07, 2014, 06:37 am
I think this current tangent belongs in the Teens Fucking Suck thread


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: raknade on March 07, 2014, 07:46 am
I don't know if glitter dragon is real, but this seems to be an actual thing.

Quote from: http://erasingprivilege.tumblr.com/post/71778907282/today-i-come-out-as-a-multiple-system-i-have
Today I come out as a Multiple System (I have headmates)

So I do have schizophrenia (self diagnosed, and don’t try to pseduo-scientifically tell me I’m wrong) but I also have headmates, which have nothing to do with my schizophrenia.  I realize my blog has been inconsistent at times, and that’s because sometimes I’m fronting as different headmates.

Here are my headmates:

Loki- Pansexual otherkin.  Loki is Loki, but he actually identifies as a bear.  As a result he acts more like a bear than like Loki but he physically manifests as Loki.

Samsara- Samsara is a lesbian cat but she is asexual (so more homoromantic than anything). She likes cupcakes and reading.

Benedict Cumberbatch- Unfortunately I fucking have a white cishet male as my headmate, which is more proof that I didn’t fucking choose this.  Benedict Cumberbatch is one of my more antagonistic headmates.  He has raped Loki a few times.

What the fuck.


99% sure this is parody

Quote from: http://erasingprivilege.tumblr.com/post/75944111433/reasons-benedict-cumberbatch-is-racist
it’s not my job to educate ANY of you, but Benedict Cumberbatch is racist because:

he’s white and all white people are racist to some extent
he’s wealthy
he made fun of r kelly and POC cannot be criticized by a white person for ANY reason without the context being one of racism and white supremacy
he took the role of kahn in star trek which is extremely racist because the real-life kahn wasnt white
he has used the word “jimmies” (I heard this but I have no specific source)
a friend of mine who saw him at starbucks said she saw him using the n word but she isnt sure it was actually him (it probably was)
despite having a huge media presence he has yet to use this to condemn white people and white supremacy.  he directly benefits from white privilege and doesnt try to change it
he complains about being typecast as “posh” which isn’t specifically racial but it still counts as racist.
he has dyed his hair dark (which is not his natural color) and it is a form of cultural appropriation.
my friend who is a POC says she feels triggered whenever she sees him, and this wouldn’t happen for NO reason.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 07, 2014, 07:59 am
Yep, Erasing Privilege is a obvious parody. It's a bit weird you couldn't see that.

EDIT: I guess it's not that weird, it's just another example of today's internet youngsters not having any discrimination when it comes to the validity of information.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 07, 2014, 09:37 am
Oops, I should have read ahead. What I read was really, really on the nose for those other blogs. It's tough to figure out who is joking and who is dead serious here.

And if we have a fuck tumblr thread or fucking teens thread, move it there, I just figure weird internet people, potato potato.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 07, 2014, 09:44 am
Yeah, i don't really see these people as being any different from other nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on March 07, 2014, 01:29 pm
Journey To The Sacred Heart is still one of the most wildly hilarious things to come out of web 2.0, there's no way on earth that is a real person


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 07, 2014, 03:49 pm
goddammit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 08, 2014, 12:26 pm
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2110528317/dark-skyes-an-epic-brony-dating-sim


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 08, 2014, 12:29 pm
Just look at all those young fresh faced kids who willingly attached their photo and name to this thing and then will have to try and find real employment in a few years.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 08, 2014, 03:38 pm
Fuck you God for your creation.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on March 08, 2014, 03:54 pm
That fucking video, I think this is the one that cracked me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on March 09, 2014, 02:04 am
Today I went to a play at my little brothers high school. It was for autism awareness and I shit you not it was a 3 hour play about an aspergers boy getting out of the friendzone.

I can only assume this by the way the protoagonist said "Damn, friendzoned again" and then the whole audience laughed.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on March 09, 2014, 10:05 pm
hmm this pony dating thing seems about as awkward as every other dating rpg, at least it's pg-13 so they're not gonna be ramming some *dominatrix pony appears* holy jesus


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boonmeister on March 11, 2014, 02:48 am
Quote
So I do have schizophrenia (self diagnosed, and don’t try to pseduo-scientifically tell me I’m wrong)

This sentence makes me so mad

Sure, go ahead, hyper-privileged white girl, go ahead and shit all over serious problems some people have because you want your privilege to come with the excitement of being a minority, go ahead, have your fucking cake and eat it too, in fact have an extra slice from the mental illness cake

Yeah. Fucking white people suck!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 11, 2014, 10:46 am
Yes we do, glad you understand.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 11, 2014, 11:13 am
I'm pretty awesome


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on March 11, 2014, 02:04 pm
white people do suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on March 11, 2014, 03:08 pm
kill whitey


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on March 11, 2014, 05:46 pm
I'm pretty awesome

Of course, you're a tortoise.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 12, 2014, 05:22 pm
Quote from: http://fuckingsassysprinkles.tumblr.com/
On florasexuality
So I’ve gotten a lot of really ignorant remarks about my being a flora. Florasexuality is NOT the sexual attraction to plants (Forgive me I don’t know the exact word for that, I think it’s hortisexual but I’m not sure.) Anyway, florasexuality just means that being in the PRESENCE of plants arouses me. But I would only actually want to have sex with a human (and I have NOTHING against zoos or people who prefer sex with animals or mythological creatures as long as they are fucking ethical).
But anyway, florasexuality just means that being the presence of nature/plants arouses me, so ideally I enjoy having sex outside. I’m also demiqueer, so I’m demisexual and queer, so often being in the presence of nature arouses me more than being in the presence of a “hot” guy/girl/genderqueer person.
THAT IS ALL. IT IS NOT THAT HARD TO GRASP!



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 12, 2014, 05:30 pm
And then from that same blog:

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So people are always talking about “checking their privilege” so let me break it down in a way that white cishet men will understand.
For each thing that you are, add or subtract points.  The higher your score, the LESS valid your arguments are but the MORE power you have in society to help the LESS privileged people. GOT IT?
Man (cis) +100
Woman (cis) -100
White + 2000
Asian +0
Hispanic -100
Black - 500
Mixed/other POC -400
Heterosexual + 200
Anything other than hetero -200
Cis gendered + 300
Trans woman - 500
Trans man - 100
Genderqueer - 500
Disabled -400
Multiple - 400
Florasexual -300
Zoophile - 300
Multisexual/non monogamous - 200
Smallfat - 100
Superfat - 200
Deathfat - 400
TALLY UP YOUR FUCKING POINTS.  My score is  -1200.

SHE'S MORE OPPRESSED THAN GAYS BECAUSE SHE THINKS FUCKING FLOWERS ARE ROMANTIC HOW WRONG DO YOU HAVE TO EXIST.

How did you even reach the level of stupidity you are at. Who built the stairs that far down? Who would go there. What purpose does the human race have for your brain.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 12, 2014, 05:42 pm
Hey man, don't police her desire to fuck outside.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on March 12, 2014, 05:57 pm
Deathfat needs to be a new post count title


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on March 12, 2014, 06:05 pm
hahahahah deathfat


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 12, 2014, 06:05 pm
cool i got the high score


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 12, 2014, 06:15 pm
Deathfat needs to be a new post count title

I added Deathfat and Florasexual.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 12, 2014, 06:37 pm
Goddammit it's a fake site. It's only four days old. I have, truthfully, no idea which tumblrs are real and which tumblrs are fake. It is entirely possible that everyone pretending to be otherkin is doing it to mock tumblr users because they assume all the other otherkin are serious. It is a self contained, self sustaining, and self circulating sphere of outrage.

I am watching idiots, either way.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on March 12, 2014, 06:38 pm
Maybe just stay off tumblr forever.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on March 14, 2014, 04:02 am
That's just good advice in general


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 14, 2014, 12:13 pm
 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1007519231/bring-your-dick-to-the-table)Ugggggghhhh.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on March 18, 2014, 02:26 pm
https://twitter.com/TechHateCrimes


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on March 19, 2014, 12:21 am
Surely that's a parody. No one is their right mind would compare the treatment of techies to that of black people, gays, or Jews, right?

Right?

God... No, please....


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on March 19, 2014, 08:14 am
no it's real. it was created probably to help support Justine Tunney, the person who was part of founding OWS who once she got a job decided large companies are ok as long as she works for them and their name is Google.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on March 19, 2014, 01:18 pm
I'm not entirely convinced Justine Tunney herself is real. If she is then she's batshit fucking crazy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 19, 2014, 01:32 pm
https://twitter.com/JustineTunney/status/446216048342089728


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on March 19, 2014, 01:51 pm
Either way she's really annoying.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on March 19, 2014, 02:42 pm
https://twitter.com/JustineTunney/status/446216048342089728

i'm thinking this is the hand tipping point but there still hasn't been a reveal


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on March 19, 2014, 05:29 pm
Whats with the fake gaelic spelling of her surname on her twet


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on March 19, 2014, 07:41 pm
Probably to do with St Patrick's Day


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on March 20, 2014, 05:07 am
fucking americans, ugh


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on March 20, 2014, 08:54 am
maybe a reveal is too gauche? I mean so far she's been pretty deft at skirting the line between caricature and real live horrible nerd.

Quote
Google is run as a triumvirate. The shareholders don’t have much control.

it's ~beeeaaauuuuutifuulllll~


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on March 21, 2014, 03:12 pm
Nerds are timeless.

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/d9fb6a0aec1eac6589aaa861b5ef14f7/tumblr_mw8n8n0CM01qlwicio1_500.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 22, 2014, 09:21 am
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2014/03/21/when-snow-white-goes-steampunk-cosplay/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 24, 2014, 07:25 am
"Even before the Associated Press reported that Dorian Nakamoto had denied any involvement with the digital currency, the bitcoin faithful were sure that Newsweek was mistaken. At the online discussion forum Reddit, one person immediately pointed out that at approximately the same time that bitcoin was released, Dorian Nakamoto was online writing letters to a model train magazine. “I don’t think it’s him,” bitcoin enthusiast Fred Friis told us soon after the Newsweek story broke, with no further explanation." (http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/03/bitcoin_satoshi/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on March 27, 2014, 08:29 am
(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjvI59yCQAAVu-7.png)

EDIT: The full article is truly a thing to behold (http://pastebin.com/PNakMTBv)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on March 27, 2014, 09:44 am
Quote
If I used that same grip on a woman's hand that I use on a man, she'd probably scream from the pain, for I am quite capable of crushing her hand, and that's the degree of strength I routinely use when I shake the hand of another man.

hahaha

Quote
No-one ever hugs me because female persons don't do that to male persons, and I don't know any women who might consider doing it.
yo guy the root of that problem does not lie with the women

That is incredible, who published that?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on March 27, 2014, 02:11 pm
This blame-shifting drivel attempting to justify the author's social inadequacies and general creepiness is a masterpiece of sexism and niceguyism

oh look and a little racism thrown in for good measure
Quote
And every single Hispanic female there was a woman. And every single Anglo female there was a person. The contrast could not have been more vivid. It was astonishing, and to me even a bit intimidating: every single Hispanic woman there liked being a woman and liked men. You sure couldn't say that about the Anglos, though.

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that initial embrace, that eagerness to talk to me, that hug as I left – those are the things I need to be happy in life. I need to get that from someone. I need that to happen a lot. I need it daily. I need it as much as I need food or sleep or water to drink.
 
And I haven't got the slightest idea, not the faintest hint, how to get that without paying for it.

#StripClubPoet


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on March 27, 2014, 02:15 pm
what makes this whole thing uncanny is he looks precisely like the kind of person who would say those things


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on March 28, 2014, 01:03 am
I disagree. He looks nothing like David Wong.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on March 28, 2014, 12:29 pm
Why was that picture made to look like it was posted recently in the NY Times?

Moving on, I tried to look up more info on this guy and stumbled across these anime fansites, which consisted almost entirely of  pictures of anime girls in bikinis:

http://www.denbeste.nu/
http://chizumatic.mee.nu/

At first I thought it was someone else with the same name, but nope, totally the same guy.

http://chizumatic.mee.nu/uss_chizumatic

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Back in the day, I was a pretty high profile political blogger. I was in the Technorati Top 100 for quite a long time, for example. I used to get linked to by other high profile political blogs. I got a lot of attention. A lot of people liked the stuff I wrote. A lot of people despised it.

...

After a couple of months of cooling off, with some of the bruises healing, I thought that I wanted to start blogging again. But I didn't want to go back into that same lion's den again, and face all that horseshit. The solution?

Blog about something totally inconsequential, something so trivial and unimportant that the self-important people who Had A Mission would never pay attention to me. Write about something fun, something I enjoyed, and something that made no difference at all. In so doing, I would attract people with similar interests, I hoped, but chase away all those who suffered from excessive earnestness.

Anime! The perfect choice!

This is surreal.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2007/11/the-den-beste-era/46873/
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2007/11/worst-post-ever/46860/

http://www.therazor.org/?p=888
"Before Den Beste, it was extremely difficult to find well written and thought out pieces anywhere on the web."

http://www.rishon-rishon.com/archives/060036.php
http://mpcdot.com/forums/topic/6358-blogwatch/page__st__40
http://metatalk.metafilter.com/12359/General-JC-Christian-reads-metafilter-Also-SCDB

This is amazing. I don't think I've ever seen anything like this.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on April 01, 2014, 02:57 am
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Now I'm what the strippers refer to as a "nice guy".

well we do have a term for you, but it's not that.

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Wednesday I returned to the same club. I walked in as she was on the stage, and she recognized me immediately and her face lit up and she said "You came back!" and called me over to the stage and embraced me; later she sat down and talked to me.

oh sweetie, no.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on April 07, 2014, 01:01 pm
http://indiestatik.com/2014/03/31/most-expensive-game-jam/

A fairly long article about what was supposed to be a filmed indie "game jam" that turned into a nightmare mainly due to some douchebag from Pepsi named Matti Leshem. ("This is the story of the most expensive, most highly-produced game jam in the history of the video game industry, and how it was dismantled by a single man.")

The whole thing is worth reading, but here are some choice quotes:

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And everyone “got it.” It was a reality-kinda-sorta-thing. Sponsors would be there. Mountain Dew would be there. Dramatic tension was likely unavoidable on some level, and the prizes would be dumb. If anything it was just poor planning, and maybe some questionable brand integration. But no one, not a single person there, expected Matti to push the stuff so unnaturally, barring any drink that wasn’t water or Dew from being consumed while the cameras were rolling. Even the development manna that is coffee was barred from set, and if anyone wanted some, they had to leave their workstations and get it over by where I was sitting – an unlit chunk of Rodeo-side work space normally occupied by someone named Brad. Then came the demands.

Davey was forced to take off his nail polish because he couldn’t hold the can with it on. Zoe had to take off the buttons she usually wears on her jacket, but shouted down a PA who tried to make her cover her tattoos. The Arcane Kids were screamed at for not holding bottles right, while the entire group was lectured on how to properly smile like you’re enjoying the product – a product that everyone was enjoying less and less. The slow train wreck of faces flipping into scowls marked only the beginning of what would soon turn into an utter shitshow.

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Challenge two rolled around – an arts-and-crafts-style affair that would be judged by Joe, Kellee and Nidhogg creative director Mark Essen, and the toll began to sink in. The devs were tired. Their energy was quickly waning, and their ability to code well was being jeopardized by the excessive pageantry. There was will left to go on, but it was fading fast… then, once again, Matti.

“Two of the other teams have women on them. Do you think they’re at a disadvantage?”

Silence. It was like the wind was sucked out of the room behind the barrier, but the floor was so loud, only the two all-male teams heard the question. Mark answered diplomatically that the teams actually had a huge advantage by having more viewpoints, though everyone was strong regardless because of their skill. Matti cut him off, pulled back the camera, and coughed, “Stop filming. We’re not getting a story here.”

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I cannot begin to impress upon you the psychological effect this line had on everyone. The idea that these professionals, who stake their livelihoods on code and design, might be reduced to “pretty faces” and antiquated gender stereotypes, an idea perpetuated by the guy who was ostensibly in charge, was like hitting the biggest nerve in the history of nerves with a pneumatic drill. Adriel built shit that flies around in space. It’s probably flying around in space right now.

Here are some posts on this fiasco written by other people involved:

Zoe Quinn:
http://www.beesgo.biz/reality.html
http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/81318102844/ground-zero

Adriel Wallick:
http://msminotaur.com/blog/?p=187
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AdrielWallick/20140331/214258/Lets_talk_about_accountability.php
(same article, but her site isn't easy on the eyes)

Robin Arnott:
http://soundselfgame.com/?p=302
http://gamasutra.com/blogs/RobinArnott/20140331/214349/quotGAMEJAMquot_and_the_Power_of_Integrity.php


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on April 07, 2014, 01:41 pm
i'd file this under actual horrible people as the really shitty person involved in this isn't the nerds, but the production person/crew.

when i first read this last week it took me a long time to understand what the fuck a game jam was and how the the hell could it even be filmable/watchable. i guess the point is moot.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on April 07, 2014, 02:48 pm
I am finally going to come out: I am a transethnic Japanese woman.
I’ve noticed that on Tumblr there is a lot of ignorance and hate about us, and I’d like to civilly redress that. Unlike the LGBTQA+ movement, which I strongly and proudly support, insults and bashing is all the transethnic community gets.
One complaint we get is that we are ‘racist.’ It is not racist to appreciate and admire a culture different than the one surrounding us. It is not racist to know that the body we live in is different than our soul. It is not racist to wish to be normal in our culture-but the problem is, our body is the wrong color and makes us stand out. I don’t hold anything against white people for the tragedies occurring during World War II-that was the American government’s fault, and the blame does not lie with a specific race of people. Of course all people from the same country and ethnicity don’t think the same, but people of my race living in my country Japan share a common cultural identity. And the people with this Japanese culture have Japanese skin. Ethnicity has to do with culture, not just skin color. (http://yuki-no-monogatari.tumblr.com/post/78668722112/i-am-finally-going-to-come-out-i-am-a-transethnic)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on April 07, 2014, 03:33 pm
Give her a break, she's 16. Let's not make fun of kids.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on April 07, 2014, 03:37 pm
i'm going to curbstomp your fat face


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on April 07, 2014, 03:40 pm
to be clearer, i had no idea how old she is, but the point stands if you're going to fucking take to a blog and try to butt up against decades of sociology and civil rights with your made up bullshit with some halfassed attempt to sound educated i don't give a fuck how old you are. get fucked.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on April 07, 2014, 03:41 pm
kids should be yelled at more it could stop dumb shit like this from happening.

eat my turds evilspud


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on April 07, 2014, 04:20 pm
I hate to side with Abe at any time for any reason, but the whole transethnic thing is dumb as hell and incredibly crass. Regardless of age, people need to have this sort of nonsense put straight.

A few of my friends are three or four years younger than me, and I had to deal with them doing and saying dumb shit when they were 15 or 16. Because people in their mid-teens will do just the dumbest things. But you don't just go "Oh, they're kids", you go "Damn dude have you even looked at yourself, what the hell do you think you're doing".

Sad thing is, the internet is an amazing echo chamber for this kind of thing, and it's a lot less personal than an actual face-to-face discussion. If you're one of these kinds of people, then you've got a wall of unseen idiots screaming at you that are easy to discard as being confrontational for the sake of it, and an insular community reinforcing your bullshit as normal and reasonable and so on. Good luck putting a dent in that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on April 07, 2014, 07:46 pm
hey maybe matt wrote that blogpost, you know, sitting outside the benches of the ghibli museum


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 08, 2014, 12:23 am
I like to side with abe. Siding is like spooning, right?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on April 08, 2014, 12:26 am
Just wait till my headmates hear about this shit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on April 08, 2014, 07:26 am
hey maybe matt wrote that blogpost, you know, sitting outside the benches of the ghibli museum

Hahaaaaaaaaaafuck you.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 08, 2014, 09:29 am
You know what my dad said to me at age 16 when I was going through a gross dreadlocked, let's all go live on communes and play pipes phase? He looked me dead in the eye and said, "you look like a saggy titted hippie, stop it."

TEAM ABE.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on April 08, 2014, 09:49 am
transethnic japanese aka otaku aka weeaboo aka nerdz


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: locnar on April 08, 2014, 07:11 pm
I believe we have achieved consensus that Evilspud should indeed eat Abe's turds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on April 08, 2014, 11:53 pm
So it is written, so it shall be.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on April 09, 2014, 12:04 am
I still disagree, but I am PMing Honest Abe an address for turd delivery.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nameinuse2 on April 09, 2014, 05:06 am
oh hey by the way guys dragonmtn.com is not affected by the heartbleed vulnerability:

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Assessment failed: Unable to connect to server
Known Problems

There are some errors that we cannot fix properly in the current version. They will be addressed in the next generation version, which is currently being developed.

No secure protocols supported - if you get this message, but you know that the site supports SSL, wait until the cache expires on its own, then try again, making sure the hostname you enter uses the "www" prefix (e.g., "www.ssllabs.com", not just "ssllabs.com").

no more data allowed for version 1 certificate - the certificate is invalid; it is declared as version 1, but uses extensions, which were introduced in version 3. Browsers might ignore this problem, but our parser is strict and refuses to proceed. We'll try to find a different parser to avoid this problem.

Failed to obtain certificate and Internal Error - errors of this type will often be reported for servers that use connection rate limits or block connections in response to unusual traffic. Problems of this type are very difficult to diagnose. If you have access to the server being tested, before reporting a problem to us, please check that there is no rate limiting or IDS in place.

NetScaler issues - some NetScaler versions appear to reject SSL handshakes that do not include certain suites or handshakes that use a few suites. If the test is failing and there is a NetScaler load balancer in place, that's most likely the reason.
Common Error Messages

Connect timed out - server did not respond to our connection request, sometimes before we are dynamically blocked when our tests are detected
No route to host - unable to reach the server
Unable to connect to server - failed to connect to the server
Connection reset - we got disconnected from the server
Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection? - the server responded with plain-text HTTP on HTTPS port
Received fatal alert: handshake_failure - this is either a faulty SSL server or some other server listening on port 443; if the SSL version of the web site works in your browser, please report this issue to us


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on April 11, 2014, 12:38 pm
a good comic about nerds (http://overcompensating.com/oc/index.php?comic=1491)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 12, 2014, 04:22 am
(http://i.imgur.com/424yQyC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/gL4Jb9f.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CMDgi2s.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/rdy9Pm2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YdN2U2n.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on April 12, 2014, 09:39 am
That's not fair at all, no one can compete with The Amazing Atheist's cries for attention.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 12, 2014, 11:04 am
I just realized the Amazing Atheist is the same person who made a video shoving a banana up his own asshole and rubbing shit all over himself. Nice work Tumblr.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on April 12, 2014, 11:09 am
They even managed to spell "The Amazing Athiest" in the stereotypical fashion.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on April 12, 2014, 12:39 pm
I just realized the Amazing Atheist is the same person who made a video shoving a banana up his own asshole and rubbing shit all over himself. Nice work Tumblr.

link pls


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Jerbwyn on April 12, 2014, 01:05 pm
(NSFW) The Amazing Atheist once poured chocolate over his naked body and rammed a banana up his own ass. (NSFW) (http://i.imgur.com/HbBx0.jpg).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on April 12, 2014, 01:11 pm
Amazing indeed


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Liz on April 12, 2014, 02:40 pm
why


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 12, 2014, 05:26 pm
I'm not really sure if this fits here, but nerds still suck regardless.

http://juggalocoin.org/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on April 14, 2014, 12:33 am
Doesn't quite fit this thread, but it's nerd related so I'm putting it here.

http://kotaku.com/someone-asked-harrison-ford-who-shot-first-1562841423

I love Harrison Ford.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 14, 2014, 02:03 am
I love him.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on April 16, 2014, 12:10 pm
He knows.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on April 17, 2014, 12:36 am
How could he not? Especially considering the prodigious quantities of body-fluid-soaked letters Lu has sent him over the years.

Some might have even considered it less creepy if it was her own body fluids.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 17, 2014, 02:18 am
I had to do something with all those bottles you kept giving me!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on April 19, 2014, 10:47 am
A Good Cartoon does a nice thing with Friendzoned Nerds (http://agoodcartoon.tumblr.com/post/83118784486/thepfa-nohetero-scottthepilgrim-which)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 26, 2014, 02:35 am
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

http://codebabes.com/courses

Read their FAQ for added stupid.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on April 26, 2014, 10:43 am
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/8851cb97a657c44df43cc568f59823fa/tumblr_n4k3a4zLng1stilsro1_500.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on April 26, 2014, 01:42 pm
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/8851cb97a657c44df43cc568f59823fa/tumblr_n4k3a4zLng1stilsro1_500.png)

"And who are you?" the proud lord said;
"That I must tolerate such insufferable nerds."
Only a dude of a different post
with all the hate I know


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 27, 2014, 01:36 am
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

http://codebabes.com/courses

Read their FAQ for added stupid.

(http://i.imgur.com/hicj2A9.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: raknade on April 27, 2014, 04:30 am
Haha, if you click the menu button in the top corner, the rest of the page becomes unusable. Quality code there, folks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on April 27, 2014, 04:44 am
Hahaha holy shit, amazing.

Also, the internet has responded:

http://codedicks.com/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on April 27, 2014, 02:29 pm
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc35/stevesoft/virgin.jpg) (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/stevesoft/media/virgin.jpg.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boonmeister on April 28, 2014, 02:05 am
From their "Philosophy" page:

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Some people will like us, some people will hate us, but no matter what, you're going to learn to write some damn code!

So if I hate you are you going to hold me down and force feed me code lessons? Because that's the only way I'm going to learn to code from you.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on April 28, 2014, 07:24 am
Not sure if this has been linked before. It's an ongoing thing from a fair while back but I only just learned of it today:

http://bobsgame.com/

Kudos to anyone who can manage to read their way through all of that, but skimming it reveals plenty. Of course, there's a wikipedia page for context (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob%27s_Game), too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on April 28, 2014, 09:43 am
html and css isn't even code.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on April 29, 2014, 11:45 am
(http://i.imgur.com/CTYdxgb.jpg)

Comic book writer Greg Rucka calls out this shitty attitude (http://www.themarysue.com/greg-rucka-blogs-fake-geek-girl/), gets a classy response (http://ruckawriter.tumblr.com/post/83541779470/because-girls-never-exclude-other-girls-or-never).

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/04/28/she-has-no-head-zen-has-officially-left-the-building/


Janelle Asselin criticizes a comic book (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52103) cover for being crap, which leads to nerds sending rape threats and trying to get into her bank account:

http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/janelle-asselin-comic-book-rape-threats

http://hiw.me/gimpnelly/status/459757976404762625


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on April 29, 2014, 11:50 am
In case you missed it, the Janelle Asselin link includes a link to a very refreshing informative, (http://meghanhetrick.com/wp-content/uploads/galleries/post-136/full/BOOBIES.jpg) funny and very NSFW tutorial on how to draw breasts.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 06, 2014, 12:16 am
Star Citizen should have a rape feature, says turd waffle. (https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/105381/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on May 06, 2014, 10:21 pm
You might want to screenshot that, since you need to be a member of that forum to read it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 08, 2014, 02:28 pm
It goes a bit deeper. (http://www.lauresh.com/2014/05/sexism-in-star-citizen.html) Because of threads like, let's have pirates rape each other (which had the incorrect number of die in a fart tornado posts (zero); it was just "reasonable diagreement" and comments on "squeamishness"), a female backer made a thread soliciting interest for a female only board.

It's as good a compromise as you could ask for, the fedoras could make their threads on space panties (https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/55517/open-letter-to-cig-on-space-bikinis), and wanting sex in a game that should never deviate from being about fucking space exploration and everyone else could just ignore them.

It wouldn't even be an enforced girls only policy. The rule was don't make women feel uncomfortable and let them enjoy a safe space.
But the mods shut down the thread, she got banned and all the men high fived each other until the game's creator came in to deal with things.

As awful as I expected gamers to be, the lead developer (Ben) for the game gets it. (https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/126424/regarding-female-gamers-group) He's laid the hammer down, got the thread back up and heavily moderated and got everyone involved in messing with her shit under review.

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On the greater subject of women in the Star Citizen universe, the answer is that yes we should go out of our way to create a safe space for them. Women online, and especially women in gaming, have it very, very tough in ways that men absolutely do not understand. This isn’t an argument for the community to have, it’s a fact.

Maybe I'll still buy this game after all.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 08, 2014, 03:12 pm
Here's the thread. Not sure if you can see it without an account. (https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/126101/female-gamers-group) But man, if you ever wanted to see the largest collection of shit eating emoticons, they have it.

And the rape thread was taken down, it's in like a mod board of deleted thread.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on May 08, 2014, 04:26 pm
You might want to screenshot that, since you need to be a member of that forum to read it.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 08, 2014, 04:39 pm
It takes 2 minutes to make a lurk account. Just use mine

spud_fella

Password: dragonmtn


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on May 08, 2014, 04:57 pm
C'mon stop being a dick just screenshot the best bits for us.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 08, 2014, 06:38 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/oAtlbRp.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/eqVRLj6.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/G0ZFepZ.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/H6OAenR.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/LToyIqp.png)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 08, 2014, 06:47 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y2zZhyZVjyk/U2codB2YAoI/AAAAAAAAAbw/U5O3nHO30e4/s1600/Screen+Shot+2014-05-05+at+3.27.27+pm.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on May 08, 2014, 09:17 pm
From another thread over there, this guy's avatar clinches it:

(http://i.imgur.com/CPml1rn.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on May 08, 2014, 11:36 pm
Spud has been banned for image spamming


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on May 11, 2014, 06:54 pm
[American] nerds fucking suck:

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/11/denmark-made-in-minecraft-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-things/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on May 20, 2014, 05:20 am
[Audio] nerds fucking suck:

(http://www.vinylsolutionrecords.com/photos/P1010350.JPG)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 20, 2014, 01:26 pm
I don't get it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on May 20, 2014, 03:46 pm
It sounds like final solution. Like hitler & the jews.

In other news, sword nerds fucking suck. (http://m.imgur.com/gallery/OUft2)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: spermus on May 22, 2014, 12:26 am
Parody of sword nerds fucking suck. (http://imgur.com/gallery/5i9hP)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on May 23, 2014, 10:51 pm
In other news, sword nerds fucking suck. (http://m.imgur.com/gallery/OUft2)

what really annoys me about this is that a lot of that shit is incorrect. like the grim reaper has an agricultural scythe because it's a metaphor, a war scythe looks completely different.


it's me, I'm the nerd :(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on May 23, 2014, 11:42 pm
scythe nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 24, 2014, 12:32 am
man ripper said metaphor

someone go find that thing shamus did ages ago with his envisioning of star wars as directed by david lynch


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on May 24, 2014, 03:03 am
In other news, sword nerds fucking suck. (http://m.imgur.com/gallery/OUft2)

what really annoys me about this is that a lot of that shit is incorrect. like the grim reaper has an agricultural scythe because it's a metaphor, a war scythe looks completely different.


it's me, I'm the nerd :(

Also, that picture of death isn't even holding an agricultural scythe. Agricultural scythes have grips on the middle and the end of the snaith. This is just a stick with a dumb blade on it.

It's me, i'm the farmer :(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Mr Gale on May 24, 2014, 10:47 am
I heard farmer were super strong and as smart as computers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 24, 2014, 10:48 am
(http://i.imgur.com/30aSAqI.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on May 24, 2014, 12:59 pm
I think I found where this guy got all his information on weapons. It's not a historical website. (http://illusionvale.forumotion.com/t363-arms-armor-attire-and-artifacts) The "spiked chains" and gauntlet are in the third picture down.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on May 24, 2014, 01:07 pm
Yeah I recognized the spiked chain as being from the 3.5 PHB. Let me guess, half-ogre trip-based build with a spiked chain, hah, fucking nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on May 24, 2014, 09:07 pm
good work Snips

you'll go far in this organisation


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on May 26, 2014, 04:27 am
I think I found where this guy got all his information on weapons. It's not a historical website. (http://illusionvale.forumotion.com/t363-arms-armor-attire-and-artifacts) The "spiked chains" and gauntlet are in the third picture down.

15 gold for a trident? this is fucking BULLSHIT I'm going home and I'm taking my terrain, steve.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: rawrsaurus_rex on May 26, 2014, 11:22 am
(http://i.imgur.com/H8bxz8W.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on May 26, 2014, 11:37 am
That last one on the left side killed me


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 26, 2014, 12:08 pm
haha daniel brühl is a nerd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on May 27, 2014, 08:05 am
huh, it's almost like shamus has never seen a david lynch movie.
(http://i.imgur.com/30aSAqI.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on May 30, 2014, 12:25 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3d322b889b56dac31c41e8bbc8356372/tumblr_n6e82cZb9j1qjbgqso1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on May 30, 2014, 04:38 pm
hahaha oh god

the knight's armor

I'm dying

#misandry


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on June 18, 2014, 12:00 pm
Really big infograph on how the gender wage gap is because women just choose lower paying jobs.

(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on June 18, 2014, 01:37 pm
I wonder why there are so many more mothers taking paternity leave than fathers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on June 21, 2014, 01:41 pm
don't really like quirky weddings at the best of times, but fuck Geek Weddings (http://imgur.com/a/zFs4D)- particularly the ones that buy wholesale into the unstoppable expansion of the ceremony (endless trinkets and guestbooks and groom's cake and whatnot).


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on June 21, 2014, 01:56 pm
I'd argue that any sort of intensive wedding planning is extremely nerdy, if not out of content then out of the principle of obsessive organizing and planning.

But that is an extra nerdy ceremony.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on June 21, 2014, 03:14 pm
I'd argue that you are wrong, if not out of content then just in general principle.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 21, 2014, 08:43 pm
You use calendars and to-do lists? Nerd.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boonmeister on July 03, 2014, 01:55 am
I'm clearly a terrible person because I'm judging them not just for using plastic cups at a wedding but then asking people to re-use them.

Also, groom's cake? What the fuck is that about? Surely the bride should get a cake as well in that case, which then defeats the point of having the wedding cake as you'd end up with three cakes!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 03, 2014, 02:00 am
you'd end up with three cakes!

there is nothing wrong with this


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 03, 2014, 09:15 am
Yeah, you'd need at least 37 more before it becomes terrible.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on July 03, 2014, 06:28 pm
Please, wedding cakes are awful, having more awful cakes does not make them less awful it just provides a superfluity of awfulness


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on July 03, 2014, 07:31 pm
Cake nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on July 03, 2014, 09:19 pm
I'm clearly a terrible person because I'm judging them not just for using plastic cups at a wedding but then asking people to re-use them.

they spent all their money on legos


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 03, 2014, 10:50 pm
My point is just that cake is delicious. wedding, nerd, birthday, or regular

bring me cake


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on July 03, 2014, 11:28 pm
I think you've had enough, fatty


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 04, 2014, 01:10 am
I'm apprehensive of more wedding cake because it's almost always coated in an inch-thick layer of marzipan and that shit is sickening.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on July 04, 2014, 06:26 pm
and the cake underlying that marzipan is always sub-standard


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 04, 2014, 08:53 pm
We don't have marzipan covered shit cake at weddings here so I reiterate

bring on the cake


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on July 04, 2014, 09:03 pm
Fondant is equally bad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on July 04, 2014, 09:43 pm
bullshit you don't lee you filthy fat liar


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on July 05, 2014, 01:11 am
i'm sorry, couldn't hear you over the sound of too much cake


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on July 05, 2014, 02:13 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcXIcRw18Hw


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on July 05, 2014, 07:41 am
Frat nerds fucking suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 06, 2014, 09:56 am
Man, how bad at food does a country have to be to screw up cake?

Anyhow, from this (http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/a-grown-ass-mans-guide-to-super-hard-old-nintendo-games-1589497700/+Fahey) article about playing the Nintendo as an adult:

Quote
This is a thing about playing old NES games that I couldn't beat as a kid to see if I could beat them now as an adult, but let me tell you this first: I had sex while wearing a Power Glove not that long ago. It's maybe the most impressive thing that I've ever accomplished in my whole entire life.

Somehow I don't doubt that.

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So when my wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday a few years ago, I told her that's what I wanted: I said I wanted a Nintendo and a Power Glove and a handful of games. She bought everything from a vintage video-game store here in Houston, packaged it up, and gave it all to me. When I opened the Nintendo I said, "Oh, fuck. This is dope. Thank you." She smiled and said, "You're welcome." And then, when I opened the Power Glove, I said, "Oh, fuck. You found this, too. Thank you. Question: Can I wear this while we have sex?" And she scrunched up her face and said, "Eww. For real? I mean, I guess so. But you're going to wear it on your hand, right? You're not gonna try and wear it on your penis, right?" And so that's how Power Glove Sex happened.

Bro, have you ever worn a Power Glove while having sex? I can't recommend it highly enough. It's the most futuristic shit. It's like you're part of the Matrix. I kept tapping at the buttons and swiping my hand across the air like the glove was running some hyper-advanced sex program. It was a very A+ experience. Wearing a Power Glove makes everything better. I can't wait to go on a job interview and wear that shit. I might fuck around and end up the CEO of Apple.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 06, 2014, 10:06 am
What happened to you, Fred Savage?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on July 07, 2014, 12:14 pm
I can't remember if someone already posted the dude who had some kind of psychotic break about moving in with his girlfriend and spent thousands of dollars turning his room into a vintage arcade (http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/turned-apartment-arcade-article-1.1816727), but it is amazing and so are the comments here

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He will be better off in the long run. Find a women that isn't so stuck up and bent on "growing up" like the rest of the comments here. People are in denile, we get to old too fast, enjoy it...

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Good for him! It's his money, his apartment and his right to do so ! She would have wanted it her way, filled with lots potpourri and frilly doilies and stuffed animals, but that's supposed to be o.k. right ? He's happier without her and rightly so. Women come and go; don't seek happiness from other people b/c you will never be happy.

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Good job Chris! You dodged a bullet big time. $26,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to what this could have cost you. This is the best investment you could have ever made.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on July 07, 2014, 04:09 pm
Did he have a psychotic breakdown though? Did his wife even get negative about the whole thing or did he just stop working on his relationship? The article doesn't say, like who even gives a fuck about some dumb boring nerd and his dumb boring life that needs to be replaced with video games.

Quote
It's like a field of dreams for geeks

Imagine the horrible stench as dweebs from the past waddle out of the bathroom in search of one last game.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ripper on July 08, 2014, 03:39 am
I'm just speculating, from the way he describes it it kinda sounds like this whole deal came out of him freaking out over having to share his space with another person and not having it be "his stuff".


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on July 08, 2014, 04:21 am
damned women and their stuffed animals everywhere


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on July 16, 2014, 01:54 pm
Every nerd involved in this stupid fucking tangent fucking sucks. (http://douchebagdork.tumblr.com/post/85704013931/srsbronydrama-warriorqueenboudica)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on July 20, 2014, 08:53 pm
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/oball/hurk.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 20, 2014, 10:45 pm
Ah, to be fourteen again.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on July 21, 2014, 09:15 am
You guys know that's just someone trolling, right?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 21, 2014, 10:06 am
I dunno, he has an anime avatar.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 23, 2014, 12:57 am
I keep clicking "Show less" but it's not working


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 24, 2014, 08:22 am
A typical Something Awful discussion regarding their trans forum members:

(http://i.imgur.com/ITv0S90.png)



Under one of Lowtax's youtube videos:

(http://i.imgur.com/3BgR2Uf.png)



Goons suck and are garbage and it's lame as hell they have any influence whatsoever.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 24, 2014, 08:27 am
(The reddit beatdown was cool, although that seemed like a different kind of lot at the time.)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on July 24, 2014, 10:38 am
Goons suck and are garbage and it's lame as hell they have any influence whatsoever.

goons have influence on what now?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on July 24, 2014, 10:53 am
The posts on the Something Awful forums.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 24, 2014, 06:00 pm
They influenced PWoT, got hyped on G4, started Let's Plays, influenced 4chan's creation, ridiculed other online communities into changing, spread memes, are currently pushing back against whatever "SJW" things they see as being all tumblr's fault. Something Awful is the second result on Google for "comedy forum."

There are obviously bigger boards crummy people like to hang out at, but I see those getting criticized with some regularity. From reputation alone I'd been led to think SA dudes were supposed to be halfway alright. Or at least funny.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on July 24, 2014, 06:27 pm
The days of anyone giving a shit about SA are long gone, along with Fark, Ebaum's World, YTMND, and any other of those old sites. Don't you have to pay just to be able to view the forums or something asinine like that?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on July 25, 2014, 03:24 am
Well we still have dumbass memes and macros everywhere.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on July 25, 2014, 11:40 am
Such nerd

Wow


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on July 27, 2014, 07:53 am
They influenced PWoT, got hyped on G4, started Let's Plays, influenced 4chan's creation, ridiculed other online communities into changing, spread memes, are currently pushing back against whatever "SJW" things they see as being all tumblr's fault. Something Awful is the second result on Google for "comedy forum."

whoa that is some influence


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on July 27, 2014, 11:34 am
they orchestrated the jfk assassination, faked the moon landing, keep the important stories from being reported by the major news outlets, made a youtube video of someone playing fallout new vegas, did 9/11, have infiltrated the highest ranks of the illuminati, photoshopped admiral ackbar into various other images

this is serious stuff, abe


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 27, 2014, 03:48 pm
Large internet groups influence the internet, fellas. You don't have to wait for a political assassination to criticize the ones crawling with bigots.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on July 28, 2014, 08:19 am
i think you misunderstand what i'm saying and are stupid as fuck so just carry on with your dumbass self bro


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: spermus on July 28, 2014, 08:59 am
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc35/stevesoft/suck.jpg) (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/stevesoft/media/suck.jpg.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on July 28, 2014, 09:48 am
as if on cue here is the dumbest person here


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: StumpNasty on July 28, 2014, 12:58 pm
why is everyone so mean jeez louise


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: spermus on July 29, 2014, 12:13 am
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc35/stevesoft/yourdumbass.jpg) (http://s217.photobucket.com/user/stevesoft/media/yourdumbass.jpg.html)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 29, 2014, 12:38 am
I was being civil, and I think it's apparent why I responded to Nav the way I did. The shift in focus to petty ego stuff isn't something I'd like to continue so I'm happy to get called a dumbass or whatever and leave it at that. Sorry if anyone thought my tone was toxic. Sorry if you think you were misunderstood, Abe, and feel free to clarify what you meant.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 29, 2014, 12:51 am
Nerds fucking suck guys.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 29, 2014, 12:55 am
Please don't derail the thread Rummy >:-(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on July 29, 2014, 05:49 am
Don't be a homophobe, Rummy


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on July 29, 2014, 08:22 am
Know the preferred language, Rummy:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtqM5oqCIAAn5hR.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on July 29, 2014, 08:34 am
That just makes me mad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 14, 2014, 05:03 pm
(http://i.minus.com/ioTSEKTUW9dwa.PNG)

They changed the title but the article is still up here: http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/14/6000267/ferguson-police-cameras-watch-dogs


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 19, 2014, 02:21 am
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/men-seduce-fail-woo-5.jpg?w=550&h=559)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 19, 2014, 05:57 am
Games dev Zoe Quinn is being systematically harrassed by the misogynistic shrimpdicks on 4Chan

http://pastebin.com/v4DGSQqR

@TheQuinnspiracy


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 19, 2014, 06:14 am
Now they're gaslighting her as well.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: FizzlePop on August 19, 2014, 08:26 am
Zoe Quinn is one of the bravest people right now in the toxic shitpit that is gamesculture


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 19, 2014, 02:51 pm
How exactly do you gaslight someone in a text conversation where there's a complete record of everything that's been said.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on August 19, 2014, 03:19 pm
well first, you have to understand what gaslighting is


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 19, 2014, 03:43 pm
The definitions of gaslighting that I've seen specifically involve the use of false or misleading statements.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 19, 2014, 04:01 pm
From what I saw there was an organised gang of 100+ posters on twitter and blogspot all conspiring to attempt to make her question her own sanity, gaslighting's a reasonably accurate word to describe what was happening there.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 19, 2014, 04:03 pm
I don't know, I don't read twitter or 4chan. It just seemed weird to talk about making people question their sanity in a medium in which a literal record of the conversation exists.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 19, 2014, 04:06 pm
What's NLP got to do with it? What the hell are you talking about?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 19, 2014, 04:08 pm
That just makes me doubt your sanity.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 19, 2014, 04:12 pm
Multiply that sort of thing by dozens and dozens of similar responses over the course of a few hours and while it may not actually make you question your sanity it would probably achieve the desired result of making you feel like there was a big nasty organised gang out there trying to dominate and control you, ie make you frightened.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on August 19, 2014, 04:12 pm
I mean look, you have a point, but what fraction of discussions on this forum would that definition apply to if you're going to term that emotionally abusive?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 19, 2014, 04:15 pm
Serious question: are you on the spectrum?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on August 19, 2014, 04:32 pm
nah he's just terminally dumb as fuuuuuuuuck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on August 19, 2014, 08:41 pm
Let's not ask whether people acting confused/difficult/irritating online are on the autism spectrum.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 19, 2014, 08:48 pm
He could have just been asking if JRB reflects any visible light. (I am assuming he probably does, by the way, Sanchez)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on August 19, 2014, 09:14 pm
I only reflect in the UV range

I'm new school, yo


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 19, 2014, 10:16 pm
I don't even see the visible spectrum so who's the real jerk here


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on August 20, 2014, 01:46 am
The twist is we're all jerks.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on August 20, 2014, 02:02 am
Look, nerds (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/07/a_note_to_the_guardians_of_the_galaxy_fans_who_are_calling_our_critic_a_harlot.php)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on August 20, 2014, 01:28 pm
ALL THIS PROVES IS THAT FERMUN SUCKS


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on August 20, 2014, 04:19 pm
ALL THIS PROVES IS THAT FERMUN SUCKS

Well sure, that's probably accurate, but what did I do?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on August 20, 2014, 07:14 pm
Sucked


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on August 26, 2014, 11:26 pm
http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/08/26/mens-rights-activists-video-gaming-should-be-a-safe-space-for-male-nerds/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on August 29, 2014, 07:35 am
pour a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and put on your fedora (http://goodguycomic.weebly.com/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on August 29, 2014, 08:39 am
That reads exactly like Elliot Rodgers' fucking manifesto.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on August 29, 2014, 12:09 pm
Here's a nerd bravely trying to make other nerds suck less (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/224400/Gamers_dont_have_to_be_your_audience_Gamers_are_over.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=tumblr)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on September 03, 2014, 12:48 am
Garmergate in a nutshell (http://mightygodking.com/2014/08/31/what-i-have-to-say-about-gamergate/).

Until this all came out. I thought gamers were a small subculture dotted with a few loudmouthed idiots. I have since revised my opinion to kill all gamers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on September 03, 2014, 06:13 am
What the fuck is doxxing?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 03, 2014, 06:30 am
Publicly exposing the personal information of somebody on the internet, like their address and phone number.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 04, 2014, 07:46 am
(http://puu.sh/bl0Cn/43eb6a24b0.jpg)



...



(http://puu.sh/bkUiD/232db02262.jpg)



...



(http://puu.sh/bkcsX/21bac6cae7.jpg)



...



(http://puu.sh/bkcsA/4f90eb1f6f.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 04, 2014, 07:47 am
(http://puu.sh/bl0zf/cac868dd67.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on September 04, 2014, 07:47 am
what


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on September 04, 2014, 08:03 am
I have no idea what this is


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 04, 2014, 08:07 am
It's a chatlog


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on September 04, 2014, 09:34 am
(http://theworstthingsforsale.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/bitcoin-for-kids-trilogy.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Aceaz on September 05, 2014, 09:52 am
Garmergate in a nutshell (http://mightygodking.com/2014/08/31/what-i-have-to-say-about-gamergate/).

Until this all came out. I thought gamers were a small subculture dotted with a few loudmouthed idiots. I have since revised my opinion to kill all gamers.

There was a followup article (http://mightygodking.com/2014/09/04/schmamergate-and-using-irrelevancy-as-a-weapon/) run by MGK on that. It's a great look at both this and Ferguson.

And yeah, kill all gamers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on September 06, 2014, 08:20 am
So, Zoe Quinn is the best.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1l29QCUAAFuCv.png:large)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
I guess it's a good time to mention that I've been lurking in & recording 4chan's raid IRC channels for a few weeks



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
they even made a bot that posts all of my tweets to the channel. Hi guys.



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1mli8CMAAmqbH.png)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
interesting logs about how this whole shit has been manufactured. http://Rizon.mibbit.org , channel #burgersandfries



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
We've seen the MRA shitstain youtubers in there, my ex in there, all kinds of people. And it's going into the police report.



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
Sorry, already HAS gone into the police report.
:)



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
by the way, if they're trying to pretend that this hasn't been about me & my friends, they're sitting in a chatroom called burgers and fries



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1nqZACEAErcn4.png)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
definitely no raids ever happen because of 4chan and I definitely hacked myself mmhmmm



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1oRgMCIAAIMB9.png)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
and here is my ex coaching them on how to fuck over indiefriends



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
basically I, and by extension the fbi, have a lot of fun stuff :)



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
but y'all have fun with your weird infographics of tweets covered with red mspaint lines



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1pICzIIAA8RTs.png)



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1rkl6CIAAN2sU.png:large)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
but no surely #gamergate is anti harassment and not just a bunch of sockpuppets saying that for ulterior motives...



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
they literally thought you were all so stupid that a few sockpuppets saying "harassment is bad" would let them harass #gamergate



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1sA7CCIAAmgcy.png)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
it's fucked up how *planned* all of this shit was



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1sO6ACAAAJ5Lc.png:large)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
in case you're unfamiliar, "black hat" means hackers who are cool with doing fucked up shit.



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1s28eCUAENaPV.png)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
reasonable people of #gamergate and @TFYCapitalists were nothing but pawns to these folks.



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1tWTfCYAAP7kZ.png)
Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
*all* of this has been orchestrated by a band of folks who hate "SJW". that's the real #gamergate.



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
@eron_gj @ThisIsFuckFace I have more than one ex.



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
@eron_gj are you suddenly concerned now after the 3 weeks of distributing my home address, harassing my dad, and ruining my friends?



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bw1vWkbCAAIUpFR.png:small)
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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
also #notyourshield was purely to deflect when people started calling out #gamergate as misogynistic



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
@eron_gj you knew this would happen. you knew people had shown up at my house before because of shit like this.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
also that guy who started the bullshit indiegogo to hire his wife? that was from this IRC channel too.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
here's that lawyer in the IRC channel my ex was doing an AMA on (and answering such questions like "how fat is she")



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
SLEEPER CELLS. Probably the people who showed at my panel and took photos for 4chan.



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
@eron_gj cause it's been really effective, and you took 2 weeks to do shit. that's why they're harassing people I worked for 10 years ago.



Quote from: @SnackDroid
@TheQuinnspiracy Yeah, I got an archived post of it a few days ago. https://archive.moe/v/thread/261343810/#261347271 … (https://t.co/lURYwANphu)



Quote from: @SnackDroid
For the record that is the first recorded use of "NotYourShield" on /v/. In a raid thread.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
because this is about integrity. not revenge. not harassment. not hurting people.



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
@eron_gj yeah that super worked out well I'll make sure Phil knows that and I'm sure it'll make his life less unfucked.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
integrity!



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"oh we'll just say it's a false flag" hmmm



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"she doxxed herself" yeah ok



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
they know I didn't DDOS anyone but that sure didn't stop them from shouting that I did a ton.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"this isn't about harassment or hurting people or Zoe"



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
also that adam baldwin thing was planned too lol



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
definitely about journalistic integrity.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"#gamergate is not misogynistic"



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
There was a goddamned conspiracy, but unfortunately it wasn't by a purple haired cyborg overlord. Just some shitty nerds in an IRC channel



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"SJW is a cult"



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"team anti-quinn" trying to actually just ruin my career here



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
whoever thought *I* was manipulating reddit admins had the wrong person.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
"don't tell me you actually buy the corruption in journalism thing" #gamergate



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
in case there was any doubt this was about #gamergate



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
this has pure insanity AND some illegal shit in it



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
I have full logs and more screenshots if any journalists wanna get in touch :)



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Good lord keeping those logs under my hat and staying silent has been HARD the last couple weeks.



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
I make video games, did y'all really think I didn't know how the internet works?



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
Sorry to all those who actually care about ethics in #gamergate. You were played.



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Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
maybe think twice before regrouping and attacking more indies, anon. You can never be sure if I'm the stranger you're colluding with :^)



Quote from: @TheQuinnspiracy
I wasn't fucking around when I told y'all I'm more of a social justice rogue than a social justice warrior.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 07, 2014, 01:50 am
i can't read all that


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on September 07, 2014, 02:06 am
tl;dr: nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 07, 2014, 02:31 am
More accurately, nerds believe that they can just throw a sheet over the massive pile of misogyny that is gamers and nobody will take notice of it. Because they suck.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on September 07, 2014, 03:12 am
To sum up Not a Spatula's post, Zoe Quinn is computer literate enough to find an IRC room where planning of her harassment was done, she idled in there and kept some logs, her exboyfriend organized some stuff and answered questions about himself and her to prove his identity. The irc channel was in rizon, our old server, which lists your IP when you log on and log off unless you set up a custom netmask. She's been in there for weeks collecting logs and taking screencaps, then sending those on to the police. For some of the people organizing harassment, she has collected their IP address and their plans and passed them onto the police. At the very least, her exboyfriend who started a lot of it and helped organize the harassment had to prove his identity to the satisfaction of the IRC room, so there is a chance that the organized harassment campaign could have consequences for some of the people doing the harassment.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 07, 2014, 12:19 pm
awesome


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on September 07, 2014, 01:54 pm
I like that one of them wanted to call the harassment campaign the "Virtuous Mission" a la Metal Gear Solid, when the Virtuous Mission was a total catastrophe that ended in Snake almost dying.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 08, 2014, 12:08 am
Well being a gamer doesn't mean that you have to be any good at games, just that you buy a lot of them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 08, 2014, 08:27 am
this is about a nerd telling nerds to stop fucking sucking (http://atomicovermind.tumblr.com/post/96903894299/greg-costikyan-gamersgate-stfu)

edited to add bonus content:

(http://media.tumblr.com/dd2a11177a76cd057b075d5980690d9c/tumblr_inline_nbiq8c86E11r4qvss.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on September 11, 2014, 07:35 pm
i don't even remember the particular reason why but i just wanted to reiterate that nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Matt on September 12, 2014, 06:38 am
We have 100 pages of nerds fucking sucking. That's a pretty good reason.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 14, 2014, 11:52 pm
Ladder Theory, or why men and women can't be friends because of the sex thing. (http://www.laddertheory.com/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 15, 2014, 01:25 am
Huh, that's a blast from the past. Last time I heard about Ladder theory, I was in high school. Being a dumb teen at the time, I internalised that message, but in a general "nobody wants to touch your junk so you might as well get drunk and play videogames like a worthless sack of crap because YOLO" kind of way. I later found out that the diehard proponents of the theory combined it with The Game (which I've never read) and became PUAs, so I really dodged a bullet there.

Anyway, this guy still sucks but in a way that reminds me of my years as a goofy teenage idiot.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 15, 2014, 07:42 am
yeah ladder theory had its moment in the sun back on pwot forever ago. you can guess the people who thought it was valid.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 15, 2014, 08:27 am
I prefer Bullet Theory.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 15, 2014, 08:41 am
yeah ladder theory had its moment in the sun back on pwot forever ago. you can guess the people who thought it was valid.

Look at you go, Abe. (http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=22381.msg580807#msg580807) You literally already covered this.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 15, 2014, 11:36 am
haha i wonder how many posts of mine got deleted.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: TheDarkFlame on September 15, 2014, 07:07 pm
Quote from: David Wong
That's one thing about the sex drive (http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=22381.msg581099#msg581099), it's the only impulse I can think of that doesn't seem to curb itself due to social conventions at all.  For instance, if I'm really, really hungry and I walk past a table at a restaurant, no matter what they're eating or how good it looks, I don't have to restrain myself from stealing it off their table.  No matter how hungry I am, unless I'm hungry to the point of actual physical failure, I'm literally not going to be hungry for that food.  The hunger turns itself off in accordance with the social convention of not stealing food off of other people's plates.

But the sex drive, if you're being arrested for a murder and getting sent to the electric chair, if the officer arresting you is a hot girl, the male mind will take a moment to notice how hot the girl is.  It doesn't matter how inappropriate the situation or how inconvenient, the drive just doesn't turn itself off.  A man can refuse to act on the drive, of course, but he can't make the drive itself go away.

Why do I read these things?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 15, 2014, 07:50 pm
He really likes those food/table metaphors though.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 15, 2014, 09:09 pm
Wong is here to explain Freud without all that complex theoretical framework but with the same archaic 19th century patriarchal morality.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Author on September 15, 2014, 10:28 pm
Wong is here to reassure us that it's okay to have a boner at your grandma's funeral.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on September 16, 2014, 06:16 am
Plus I call bullshit on the claim that a hungry person walking past someone with a delicious meal wouldn't desire the exact meal that the other person has.

What a cockhead.

I mean for fucks sake he's conflating having the desire with acting on it. I won't steal their food implies I don't want that food. On the other hand, I want that attractive woman, therefore


maybe he'll understand when he's older


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CestMoi on September 16, 2014, 08:10 am
Wong is here to explain Freud without all that complex theoretical framework but with the same archaic 19th century patriarchal morality.

Freud would actually say you totally wanted to steal the food even tho you're not hungry so in that way Wong is less progressive than Freud.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 16, 2014, 08:23 am
Oh look, Wong is part of the men-just-can't-help-it-if-you-look-fine-baby school of thought, shocking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 16, 2014, 08:25 am
Wong is here to reassure us that it's okay to have a boner at your grandma's funeral.

And when the state is about to kill you.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: laktose on September 16, 2014, 08:35 am
Is Wong trying to tell us he can't get hard unless he's in mortal danger or he's looking at corpses? Like, death has to be involved somehow for him to get aroused?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 16, 2014, 08:41 am
his false equivalencies/analogies were always so bland on one side and soooooo outlandishly extreme on the other.

"see when you walk by some food you don't eat it, but IF YOU'RE ON DEATH ROW ABOUT TO GET HAMMERED BY 50000000000000 VOLTS AND GET YOUR BALLZ MELTED AND YOU SEE A FINE HONEY I MEAN BOOOOOOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOING"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 16, 2014, 09:27 am
When a cop walks in
with a itty bitty waist
and a taser in your face
YOU GET SPRUNG


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on September 16, 2014, 10:13 am
zoe quinn wrote an article for cracked. the comments are as you would expect (http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-i-learned-as-internets-most-hated-person/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on September 16, 2014, 11:56 am
I take comfort in the fact that one day every person who hates Zoe Quinn for being a woman who has sex and also makes video games will die.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 16, 2014, 01:11 pm
They should have her write regulary, I liked it. I also liked guessing which horrible commenters will go onto to be forum moderators.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 16, 2014, 04:39 pm
That sure sounds like a blast, Rummy.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on September 16, 2014, 04:59 pm
No judging.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 16, 2014, 05:05 pm
It's too late, I've already judged the nerds.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boonmeister on September 17, 2014, 02:47 am
his false equivalencies/analogies were always so bland on one side and soooooo outlandishly extreme on the other.

"see when you walk by some food you don't eat it, but IF YOU'RE ON DEATH ROW ABOUT TO GET HAMMERED BY 50000000000000 VOLTS AND GET YOUR BALLZ MELTED AND YOU SEE A FINE HONEY I MEAN BOOOOOOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOING"

Bland and, in that case at least, complete bullshit. He's saying that if he's hungry and walks past a table with some attractive food on it the hunger itself DISAPPEARS because the food belongs to someone else.

God save us from people too impressed by their own intelligence to realise they aren't as intelligent as they think they are. (SHIT! When's Wong going to run for political office?)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on September 20, 2014, 07:18 am
(http://i.imgur.com/q7gRqI3.png)

christ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on September 20, 2014, 07:22 am
weird, cunts would be the first thing i'd ban


(not as in lady parts, before anyone else gets the joke in, i don't see enough of them to be able to ban them)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on September 20, 2014, 07:41 am
heh, as if you see enough to be able t--GOD DAMMIT


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: thermus aquaticus on September 20, 2014, 02:30 pm
That's got to be a joke. It looks rather jokey.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on September 21, 2014, 05:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/tuxRMkn.png)
So if you've followed the GamerGate nonsense enough, they created a fake character to represent the side against the SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS and they named her Vivian James, which is supposed to sound a little bit like "video games". Recently 4chan banned harrasment planning or public slandering of the people on the side of not being shitfucks, no more posting of Zoe Quinn's nude photos her ex gave, no more planning who they would send thousands of harassing tweets and emails to, etc.. Someone has now made a picture depicting Vivian James as Moses leading the people out of Egypt.

Vivian James represents gamers and then gamers are also represented as the people, so gamers get to be represented twice in a picture about a thing only gamers and people who want to laugh at nerds being out of touch gross people would care about.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on September 21, 2014, 06:49 pm
"Kissing in the blue dark
Playing pool and wild darts
Vivian James

He holds me in his big arms
Drunk and I am seeing stars
This is all I think of

Watching all our friends fall
In and out of Old Paul's
This is my idea of fun
Playing Vivian James"

Yeah man, it totally scans.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: pingollum on September 21, 2014, 11:51 pm
Someone has now made a picture depicting Vivian James as Moses leading the people nerds out of Egypt 4chan.


fucking nerds fucking suck, die please in your stupid little metaphorical desert


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on September 22, 2014, 12:30 am
the SJWs.... they've taken our 4chan, it's finished
they've won

(http://i.imgur.com/fdTWh8U.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on September 22, 2014, 03:01 am
I would like to see a similar picture where 4chan is depicted as Jericho, and the SJWs are Joshua's army.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on September 22, 2014, 02:33 pm
I know I'm a little late to the party on calling out 4chan for referring to every group of people they hate and most of the people they actually like with the suffix -fag, but fuck these homophobic English-mangling jackasses, I hope someone drops them all in an actual desert.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on September 22, 2014, 04:10 pm
It looks more like the children's crusade of 1212 to me and we all know how that turned out


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on September 22, 2014, 05:06 pm
Hilariously


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on September 24, 2014, 11:37 pm
IT'S A BIG DEAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB6TiRJNI-Q


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on September 25, 2014, 12:20 am
That guy has spent waaaaay too much time analyzing Spiderman's crotch.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on September 27, 2014, 01:03 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bye7EuhCUAEFdJL.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on September 27, 2014, 01:05 pm
wait, is Adam Baldwin crazy?  i thought he was cool


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on September 27, 2014, 01:39 pm
he's a dumb right-wing nerd


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on September 27, 2014, 05:42 pm
nerds fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on September 30, 2014, 08:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/31OJBlg.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on October 01, 2014, 02:27 am
(http://i.imgur.com/31OJBlg.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on October 02, 2014, 09:55 am
This thread is over I think.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 02, 2014, 03:52 pm
Georgia Tech to allow bitcoin at games, becomes first football program of nerds (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11622587/georgia-tech-yellow-jackets-first-program-use-bitcoin-stadium-concessions)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on October 02, 2014, 10:45 pm
Only sort of. They are using the company Bitpay, a startup funded by venture capitalist/actor Ashton Kutcher. The way it works is that customers will be able to send bitcoins to Bitpay, Bitpay sends the merchant dollars, then Bitpay sells off the bitcoins for dollars. They currently don't really make any money because their fees are ridiculously low and they are just sort of blowing through Ashton Kutcher's cash, but presumably they will one day run low and have to add more fees.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 05, 2014, 12:24 am
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/840/970/e0d.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 05, 2014, 08:43 am
I want to make a game that causes seizures and death


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 05, 2014, 09:20 am
4chan willingly compares themselves to a brainless idiot horde with no capacity for rational thought and driven entirely by anger. A good macro.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on October 11, 2014, 07:51 pm
Another day, another woman in gaming driven from her home by death threats (http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/10/game-developer-brianna-wu-leaves-home-after-receiving-death-threats-for-speaking-out-in-support-of-women/)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzoKKRqIMAA8kaf.png:large)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 20, 2014, 12:48 pm
As if we didn't already know, turns out GamerGate is founded on nothing but lies. (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=134397896&postcount=12285)

A few choice excerpts:

Quote
On March 31, Nathan published the only Kotaku article he's written involving Zoe Quinn. It was about Game Jam, a failed reality show that Zoe and other developers were upset about being on. At the time, Nathan and Zoe were professional acquaintances. He quoted blog posts written by Zoe and others involved in the show. Shortly after that, in early April, Nathan and Zoe began a romantic relationship. He has not written about her since. Nathan never reviewed Zoe Quinn's game Depression Quest, let alone gave it a favorable review.

...

Zoe Quinn is still today accused of doxxing herself. No evidence has ever been presented to validate this claim. It is baseless.

Zoe Quinn is still today accused of faking death, rape, and other threats. No evidence has ever been provided to back up why they think they're fake.

Anita Sarkeesian was similarly accused of faking threats. Still happens regularly. The FBI confirmed the threats were real, currently under investigation.

...

Jenn Frank was accused of failing to disclose a conflict of interest. She actually did disclose this in her initial draft, but before publication this was "removed by editors because [it] did not fulfill the criteria for a “significant connection” in line with the Guardian’s editorial guidelines."

...

The Escapist ran a horribly misguided attempt at interviewing GamerGate developers who are developers. Pretty much everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong.
  • Titles of the articles are "game developers" and "female game developers". Um. What?
  • None of the female game developers felt safe to share their actual identities
  • Male game developers were sourced straight from 4chan. Seriously
  • Ridiculously loaded questions
  • One of the male developers interviewed happened to be directly involved in coordinated attacks against Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian, and others including baseless accusations like tax fraud.
  • OOPS! Another guy The Escapist interviewed is a guy who literally wrote an article called "In Defense of Rape"

BUT IT'S ABOUT JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 20, 2014, 01:29 pm
Has anyone else even mentioned that journalistic integrity is on the onus of the journalists and not actually the people, like Zoe Quinn, who create the games?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 20, 2014, 02:53 pm
That post I linked mentioned it a few times. When you bring it up to #GGers they don't really know how to respond other than to continually claim that the movement moved past Quinn and Sarkeesian "over a month ago" while providing no evidence that anything resembling journalistic ethics violations have actually occurred.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 20, 2014, 03:58 pm
Deadspin published a great article about it last week (http://deadspin.com/the-future-of-the-culture-wars-is-here-and-its-gamerga-1646145844)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 20, 2014, 05:19 pm
That is great.

Another great thing recently happened on Reddit, here's a quick backstory:

A subreddit called "KotakuInAction" or "KIA" for short, has become a hotbed of #GG activity and have been cited by many as the place to go if you want to know what "actual" GGers think. They've taken to referring to the various women involved in the GamerGate scandals as "LW 1-9", or "Literally Who 1-9", as a way of basically Voldemort-ing them (so far as I can tell, LW1 is Brianna Wu, LW2 is Anita, I don't know the rest) so they can keep talking about them

In response to a GamerGator claiming, among other things, that:

Quote
We do not give a shit about LW1/2/3/4. What we do care about is the fact the media gives them a platform to spew their bullshit on while not researching the other side of those stories. Not researching whether or not the people being blamed for said attacks are even behind them. Instead it's left up to us to do YOUR JOB!

Jesse Singal, editor of the Boston Globe, posted a rebuttal that is basically perfect. (http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2h36ue/another_poorlyresearched_hitpiece_from_the_boston/cldrqeu) Worth reading.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 20, 2014, 10:14 pm
It doesn't matter what you say to the gamergaters themselves because they're about as reasonable as screaming toddlers. They keep coming up with new excuses, lies, and attacks to ensure that their tantrum is a moving target. This is not the modus operandi of an ethical movement, but it aligns perfectly with the death rattle of an identity that suddenly finds its existence threatened by social progress. Because of this, the only way to end this nonsense is to basically ride it out while working to prevent them from establishing any claims to legitimacy in the eyes of society at large.

It's shitty work, but fortunately these idiots are giving the rest of us plenty of evidence to see them for the garbage people that they are.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 20, 2014, 10:17 pm
Yeah I obviously agree, I just like reading more and more about how deep this grave they are digging themselves is getting, and all the responses from people who keep handing them shovels.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 20, 2014, 10:48 pm
Oh yeah that's my favourite bit, too.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2014, 02:02 am
Gamergate is beginning to do my head in. I used to be really active in the dorkiest of gaming sub cultures, retro gaming, before GoG came along and killed the scene (love GoG though, they do good things.) But it feels like nearly every guy I know from then is part of this drivel and it getting really depressing having my opinions about it getting shot down because I "care too much and should just get over it."

I don't mind one or two people outing themselves as terrible, but this is icky.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 21, 2014, 02:06 am
Sorry, to add to that, the kicker for me is that I'm not saying anything I haven't said for years, that it would be nice to sometimes play a female character that isn't just tits, and sometimes I get tired of consciously making sure nobody knows my gender if I play something online because it's too much hassle to be an obvious woman and that death and rape threats aren't cool. This used to be shit they seemed to agree and sympathize with, but suddenly now I'm a SJW feminist harridan.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 21, 2014, 02:50 am
Hahahaha gamergaters are so desperate to be taken seriously outside their little bubble that they've thrown their support behind people who hate gamers.

http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/10/20/gamergates-gamerhater-heroes-milo-yiannopoulos-and-mike-cernovich/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 21, 2014, 01:28 pm
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamergate/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/gamergate/)

Someone was not discerning with mod privileges.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on October 21, 2014, 01:31 pm
this is the best thing


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on October 21, 2014, 02:24 pm
https://medium.com/the-cauldron/why-gamergaters-piss-me-the-f-off-a7e4c7f6d8a6

Chris Kluwe brings the best insults to the table.

Quote
slopebrowed weaseldicks

slackjawed pickletits

paint-huffing shitgoblins

poopsock-sniffing douchepistol


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 22, 2014, 08:21 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwzLh4KCEAE9uUn.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on October 22, 2014, 10:50 pm
You do realize that is a joke right?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 23, 2014, 12:30 am
I don't know, dude

https://twitter.com/sanc (https://twitter.com/sanc)

Let me know if you see the tell.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on October 23, 2014, 05:11 am
yeah I'm with spatula that looks legit


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 23, 2014, 03:05 pm
gamergaters are now officially the Poop People, pass it on


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: locnar on October 23, 2014, 10:20 pm
Hey, I've been literally telling gaters that the drink their own pee-pee for weeks now.

I'm fighting the good fight.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 24, 2014, 01:46 pm
PFFFFTTTTT AHAHAHAHA (https://twitter.com/occupywallst/status/525683027137937408)


Well... that's that!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Honest Abe on October 24, 2014, 02:18 pm
that's actually justine tunney, former occupier turned libertarian corporatist bootlicker. she took over the original ows twitter a while back.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 24, 2014, 02:53 pm
oh yeah, she's a ridiculous person all around these days


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 24, 2014, 03:01 pm
embarrassing (https://twitter.com/JustineTunney/status/525683283418304512)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 24, 2014, 04:44 pm
I fucking winced. Jesus christ.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 24, 2014, 08:16 pm
Jesus Christ, Tunney is on a Geek Power rampage.

(http://i.imgur.com/Qrp9pQq.png)

"people who've devoted their lives to #winning" which must be why everyone refers to them as losers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on October 24, 2014, 10:09 pm
When you have to invoke Charlie Sheen to give your cause legitimacy, you've lost a long time ago.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on October 26, 2014, 01:01 pm
(click to show/hide)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 26, 2014, 01:27 pm
Isn't Bayonetta the one who fights by unspooling her clothes?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on October 26, 2014, 01:56 pm
yeah, she attacks with her hair or something, and her clothing is also made of her hair, so her more powerful hair attacks leave her with barely any hair left to cover her

edit: also, haha, lara croft. while her most recent video game appearance was pretty decent, she started out as just a walking pair of tits


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 26, 2014, 02:33 pm
Ha, just "Left 4 Dead". Dude if you can't mention the character by name they aren't actually strong characters.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on October 26, 2014, 02:40 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/8d96f395054a34b9d3f40b730bd34002/tumblr_ndzk6s34ie1qdkam5o1_1280.jpg)

Also the newest Lara Croft was basically eroticized violence against a weak Lara for 12 hours.

EDIT: And Okami was a fucking dog.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Not A Spatula on October 26, 2014, 03:55 pm
(click to show/hide)


Woman: I wish there were more strong female characters in video games!

Men: No, you have enough

Woman: B'guh don't forget women are misandrist liars!



(https://31.media.tumblr.com/8d96f395054a34b9d3f40b730bd34002/tumblr_ndzk6s34ie1qdkam5o1_1280.jpg)

I'm the shirt irl


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Author on October 26, 2014, 07:15 pm
(click to show/hide)

For the record, this isn't the original comic (http://www.alexandradal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Girls-and-Games-by-Alexandra-Dal.png), it's some nerd's horrible edit.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 26, 2014, 08:05 pm
I was wondering why they looked so stereotypical.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on October 27, 2014, 04:47 am
Laura Croft


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on October 27, 2014, 04:47 am
(http://i.imgur.com/LgiiVKd.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 27, 2014, 04:59 pm
edit: also, haha, lara croft. while her most recent video game appearance was pretty decent, she started out as just a walking pair of tits

The original "Laura Croft" started out as a potentially interesting character but Core's marketing arm resculpted her into a freakish boobmonster. She has a few character beats in the original TR script that seem left over from what was once a much better-drawn personality.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 27, 2014, 07:08 pm
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/gamergate-supporters-party-at-strip-club.html

(http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/27/27-gamergate.w529.h352.2x.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 27, 2014, 07:59 pm
Quote
“No, 8chan is his website,” said a tall guy in jeans and a T-shirt named Raj. “It’s an imageboard.” Raj leaned close to the dancer and explained that 8chan is a place for people to share images online.

This is written so perfectly. Also Raj is a horrible name for a shirt.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nameinuse2 on October 28, 2014, 06:42 am
Fucking hell this whole gamergate thing has made me not want to play video games any more.  If anyone wants a PS3 and a bunch of gamz they're out with the garbage.  (Also they're getting a bit how-you-say last gen?)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Kybard on October 28, 2014, 10:00 am
uh oh er well I mean I hate gamers too but I'll take that PS3 if it's just going to be garbaged


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nameinuse2 on October 28, 2014, 03:58 pm
Hmmm well, i should really play through The Last of Us, it's supposed to be really good.  If you believe anything they say.  It's about ethics in video game journalism and a nasty fungus.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on October 29, 2014, 12:26 am
Matt Bors does a beautiful little thing on Gamergate. (http://medium.com/the-nib/gamergate-contagion-spreading-9feb65f9d642)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 29, 2014, 03:09 am
Do you remember Soylent? The kickstarter where a terrible nerd foisted his ridiculous food habits upon the world and it later was revealed he was selling his "food substitute" from a rat infested warehouse?

http://www.soylent.me/

Well he's back, and now he is thinking about replacing water. Stay for the last line of his article where he ponders the science of slaking our thirst with farts.

http://robrhinehart.com/?p=1152


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on October 29, 2014, 12:43 pm
autistic food habits

Come on, dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on October 29, 2014, 01:17 pm
Every time I hear about Soylent I think of that biological paste shit from Quake. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Stroyent)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on October 29, 2014, 02:33 pm
autistic food habits

Come on, dude.

Yeah fair call, I'm sorry. I'll edit that.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 29, 2014, 02:37 pm
We should never use autism as a perjorative, no matter what Justine Tunney says


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on October 30, 2014, 11:41 am
Every time I hear about Soylent I think of that biological paste shit from Quake. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Stroyent)
I think of the Dilberito. Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert about 15 years ago decided that what the world needed was a vegan frozen burrito that would have a full 2000 Calories and all vitamins and minerals so that you could just eat that and be done eating for the day. He based this on his previous work as a Silicon Valley computer programmer and that was how he wished he'd been able to eat.

No combination of actual foods got the full vitamin and mineral load so he had to add a bunch of them to enrich it, which then made it taste funny and metallic so he had to add a ton of spices which gave it an extremely strong flavor but he could never hide the metallic aftertaste.

It also had the problem of it being so heavy in legumes and beans that people who ate it would get horrible gas that was so bad they'd actually have cramps from all of the gas it gave them.

On top of that, because it was intended to be a single daily meal in the burrito and it was all vegan, it didn't naturally have enough Calories in it so he had to add a bunch of vegetable oils as well. All the added oils meant it also acted as a stool softener and laxative, so you'd have horrible liquid diarrhea a few hours after eating it. This also created a problem, liquid diarrhea with extremely bad gas, meant you were constantly having to be careful whether you were about to fart or if it was the liquid shit the burrito gave you.

Scott Adams naturally blames its failure to succeed on the fact that a cabal of other frozen burrito manufacturers entered in secret deals with grocery stores and convenience stores where they'd hide the Dilberito behind more conventional frozen burritos on the shelves, and people would never find out about the glory of the Dilberito.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on October 30, 2014, 01:13 pm
Your post is the funniest thing I've read in weeks, thanks for that


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on October 31, 2014, 02:08 am
Gamergaters react to Colbert Report segment that mocks Gamergate. (http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/30/7131071/stephen-colbert-anita-sarkeesian-gamergate)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 01, 2014, 02:05 am
Gamergaters react to Colbert Report segment that mocks Gamergate. (http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/10/30/7131071/stephen-colbert-anita-sarkeesian-gamergate)
Hahaha... What whiny shits. That made my day.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 01, 2014, 02:29 am
http://gamergateharassment.tumblr.com/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 01, 2014, 10:31 am
More dumb nerds react to Sarkeesian's Colbert appearance. (http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/10/30/the-top-22-most-ridiculous-things-said-by-8channers-about-anita-sarkeesians-appearance-on-the-colbert-report/#more-14169)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on November 10, 2014, 01:48 pm
Adam Baldwin is a dumb libertarian fart on Twitter again. Firefly sucks btw. (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/11/actor-adam-baldwin-gamergate-defeated-the-left-but-there-will-be-no-parade/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on November 10, 2014, 05:26 pm
You know what? It does.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on November 10, 2014, 08:20 pm
I heard Adam Baldwin drinks his own pee pee


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on November 11, 2014, 12:58 pm
I can't believe this is still an issue for you guys.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 11, 2014, 05:39 pm
You would say that, Navigamer


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 11, 2014, 10:58 pm
Roosh V makes gaming website because it wouldn't be a proper misogyfest without Roosh V getting involved somehow. (http://www.reaxxion.com/1287/welcome-to-reaxxion)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on November 17, 2014, 10:52 pm
For my figure drawing class we all had to draw large figures that we could post on the walls in a way that is interacting with the environment of the hallway. We'd spent all year drawing models and everyones project was pretty neat, but this one kid did a 3 foot tall anime girl duel weilding pistols. The proportions were incredibly off and she was particularly busty, but you know what my art is dumb too and that really wasn't the problem.

What was the problem is he talked over every single person's critique and compared them all to his anime girl. He just shit on everyone elses stuff. A few of the kids in the group had done drawings of spiderman and superheros and he would correct them about how they weren't "accurate to the comics". And said one girls was akin to Rob Fucking Liefeld. (It wasn't)

One girl had done a really cool piece where she drew her self as "Hannah Solo" frozen in carbonite, and she put it up in one of the metallic elevators to get that sci-fi feel and the dude told her "it wasn't the right place for a real Han Solo".

He had the kinda voice you'd want to punch and the teacher finally lost his patience and told him to shut up. Later I saw him looking at his anime girl and talking about some of the proportions so I offered him some advice and the first thing he did was walk over to my piece and start pointing out all the flaws. I hate him.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on November 18, 2014, 01:33 am
Man i'm so lucky i've never had any problems like that in group crits, i hated them enough already. Not because i hate people, i just hate talking.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: boron on November 18, 2014, 01:43 am
oh who am i kidding i hate people too


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 18, 2014, 02:34 pm
Every time I hear a story like Metsfan's I thank Christ that I was an 80s baby and didn't have to put up with horrible internet people at school, I don't know how you kids can stand it


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on November 18, 2014, 07:07 pm
No man who draws anime girls with huge tits should say shit to other people about Rob Liefeld.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 23, 2014, 03:12 am
http://theredpillroom.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/alpha-move-first-buy-black-fedora.html?m=1


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on November 23, 2014, 05:44 am
How can so many people get so many things wrong about a fucking hat


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: jimbob on November 23, 2014, 06:43 am
they've turned the hat into a fetish


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: norumaru on November 23, 2014, 07:52 am
Merely buying the fedora will not do. You must become the fedora.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on November 23, 2014, 07:53 am
From the comments:

Quote from: Kristen
Black fedora - makes me think - Michael Jackson. Not Bogey. They are also become far too commonplace I hipstervilles like Brooklyn, L.A., Chicago, and Cambridge, don't you think? Maybe a more unique, masculine effect in the boonies.

Quote from: Ian Ironwood (no, really)
It's all in how you wear it. Letting a couple of dweebs and a child molester ruin a perfectly good masculine symbol isn't cool. If you're man enough to carry it off, people won't think Michael Jackson, they'll think, "Who the hell is he?"

Yes, yes they will.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on November 23, 2014, 11:39 am
This is my new favorite blog. Here he reads a study about mutual appreciation and acknowledgment between partners and turns it into a scoring system for women's submissiveness (http://theredpillroom.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/wife-test-warm-pleasant-disposition.html?m=1). I love picturing him sitting in a living room with his girlfriend (who doesn't exist) while she's reading or something and he's just asking her inane questions every four minutes and taking notes on how she responds. And when he finally realizes it MIGHT be a two-way street:
Quote
Acknowledging her bids and participating in what seems like mindless, pointless discussion is actually re-affirming and validating your interpersonal attachment to each other.

Awww romance isn't dead


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on November 26, 2014, 11:48 pm
I've discovered a hidden nerdy paradise...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfOuJ93sIog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKXoTu5fMqM


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on November 27, 2014, 04:41 am
Some dude's glossary of bizarre PUA terms. (http://www.blackdragonblog.com/glossary/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on November 27, 2014, 08:13 am
Is that disgruntled fedora guy on a boat?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on November 29, 2014, 09:09 am
Some dude's glossary of bizarre PUA terms. (http://www.blackdragonblog.com/glossary/)

Quote
In my writings I capitalize Alpha, I do not capitalize beta. I do this on purpose.

This killed me. I am dead now.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: SteelFan714 on November 29, 2014, 10:05 am
About time he finally contributed something good to the world.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on December 31, 2014, 02:36 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6E-xN5CAAI7g7i.png:large)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on December 31, 2014, 09:58 am
whoa slow down there Freud


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on January 21, 2015, 12:40 am
This is lovely (https://medium.com/the-nib/the-social-justice-league-ad1602004dd)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on January 21, 2015, 12:55 am
I don't think that person is serious.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on January 21, 2015, 09:59 am
(http://i.imgur.com/cfFyyvd.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on January 26, 2015, 09:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/dqv38HS.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on January 26, 2015, 09:22 pm
Why would a game need to load another player? What the hell kind of game are they playing?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on January 26, 2015, 09:43 pm
Is this the same couple that got engaged to memes?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 26, 2015, 10:26 pm
Speaking of dumb nerd baby announcements, from my high school friend:

(http://i.imgur.com/B4NbuAs.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Metsfan on January 26, 2015, 10:55 pm
It's a little adorable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on January 27, 2015, 08:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfOuJ93sIog

After watching a few more of his videos, I'm fairly certain he's just trying his hand at clumsy satire. It's not like, the best in the world, but he gets a few things right.

#Invalid YouTube Link#

This video made me laugh at the end, at least. His comedy is so dry that I think what looks like sincerity is just him needing to work on his sense of timing. But the way he zooms in on the word logic on that cup makes me think there's something smarter turning in there, if not well refined.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on January 27, 2015, 08:53 am
Bah, it's not linking for me for some reason.

Here, just try this url. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eysAjDnT468)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on January 27, 2015, 10:41 am
make sure you're not trying to link a secure url (https). you must delete the s. the s must go


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on January 27, 2015, 11:07 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eysAjDnT468

Well I'll be damned!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Illiterati on January 27, 2015, 11:18 am
wait, bondfiction just troubleshooted your bbcode embedding problem which means that bondfiction is..........a NERD!!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on January 27, 2015, 03:27 pm
http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/109319269825/one-week-of-harassment-on-twitter


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Skeletonic on January 27, 2015, 06:15 pm
no but what about the probably WAAAAAAY more really polite, reasonable tweets that she gets??? way to cherry pick!!!! strawman!!! #feministcherrypicker #strawWOman #ethicsintweetjournalism #adhominems2014/15

(nerds fucking suck)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on January 28, 2015, 01:33 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/10640466/Anders-Behring-Breivik-threatens-hunger-strike-to-get-better-video-games.html


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on January 28, 2015, 09:44 am
Kill all mass murderers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on January 29, 2015, 12:55 am
we should gather up all the mass murderers and kill them all at once


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 21, 2015, 12:18 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ALReslu.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: 88FingersLouie on March 27, 2015, 09:25 pm
I wasn't sure where this best fit, but please note that this (http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=62B4FDF5-C8F8-4674-9C2B-08E9A0E7E908) is an official press release by the US House of representatives. Well, America had a good run. But its over.



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on March 27, 2015, 10:10 pm
Out of touch Republicans grasping at straws to reach the disillousioned Millennial voter base fucking suck


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Nicol on March 28, 2015, 12:48 am
(http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=5ACCB163-C1F9-43A2-82A2-082A0FAACEC9)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 28, 2015, 11:12 am
So they just googled "cute girl reaction memes"? I know Steve Carrel is there but it makes sense because Michael Scott is the kind of creep that hangs out among a search page full of cute girl reaction memes.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Truck Thunders on March 28, 2015, 12:29 pm
Oh hey House Republicans I have a gif for you as well

(http://i.imgur.com/k5Z5Lku.gif)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on March 28, 2015, 01:40 pm
2edgy4me


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 28, 2015, 05:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Gppvr80.jpg)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: BSam on March 29, 2015, 12:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Gppvr80.jpg)

What's wrong? get called out on your privilege?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on March 29, 2015, 10:23 am
You mean that isn't a character sheet?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Katastrophikus on March 30, 2015, 12:23 am
"I attack the ogre with my battleaxe of Sexual Orientation +50..."

Yeah, I can see that working.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on May 05, 2015, 12:27 am
A 9 Year-Old Reviews Avengers: Age Of Ultron (http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a34769/avengers-age-of-ultron-kid-review/?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_176490703)

It's actually pretty funny!

Quote
My point of view is that Thor ruins the Avengers. It doesn't make sense. If you had Thor, why would you bring Black Widow? Why would you bring Green Arrow [ed. note: he means Hawkeye]? What's this woman with a gun going to do? Why's this guy shooting arrows? They have a god with them who cannot die.

Then the top comment happens

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CENf4E5WMAAnIW3.jpg)

Source: Saw it on this guy's Twitter (https://twitter.com/lukeoneil47/status/595425002922627074)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 05, 2015, 12:52 am
Lie Bot, what is the saddest thing?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on May 05, 2015, 02:07 am
STAND ASIDE 9 YEAR OLDS!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Benny B on May 05, 2015, 02:18 am
When will leaders in the 9-year-old Community answer for their behavior?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 05, 2015, 06:20 am
Hes absolutely right though. I tried to watch The Avengers on TV the other night. It barely made any sense in that the entire plot was references to other films and other comic books and I dont even know because Ive seen/read none of them.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 05, 2015, 11:36 am
This dude is the perfect customer for the post-1970s media conglomerate, which creates multi-platform products for consumers as children, which are then revisited in remakes and reboots to invoke the nostalgia factor when those children are older (and have more disposable income). Repeat ad infinitum.

One of the many depressing aspects of this is his acknowledgement of his full complicity in the cycle. Nerd culture is mainstream now, which is exactly what media corporations want.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 05, 2015, 11:40 am
It was funny before you laid the truth down.

Boo :(


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 05, 2015, 11:42 am
Don't blame me, blame late capitalism!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 07, 2015, 12:22 pm
Maybe it's actually better to be like this? I've spent the last couple of months sunk in Borges and Miss MacIntosh My Darling and I don't think it's made me any happier a person than this fat monster


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 07, 2015, 12:26 pm
Ignorance is bliss.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 07, 2015, 12:27 pm
Ignorance is also blind acceptance of patriarchal capitalism, which is well and good if you are a straight white dude.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 07, 2015, 03:10 pm
This has caused me to reflect on what may have been my first ever encounter with overgrown geekdom, when a friend's older brother wrecked our afternoon by explaining to us at great length all the reasons why Spiderman and Batman could never team up.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Wibblewobble on May 07, 2015, 04:21 pm
Impressive restraint for not whopping him.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on May 08, 2015, 01:24 pm
I was quite small at the time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on May 08, 2015, 03:34 pm
There's no statute of limitations on that kind of thing. You could chin him now.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on May 08, 2015, 03:49 pm
Yeah you could beat him up just like Spiderman would totally beat up Batman


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Remington Lonespear on May 11, 2015, 07:10 pm
*heavy breathing*


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on May 14, 2015, 06:00 am
(http://i.imgur.com/jUAXWRx.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on May 14, 2015, 06:55 am
Oh god, just when I thought hacker houses couldn't get any worse.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 14, 2015, 07:27 am
SO how do these things go? Exactly two friends are like "It would be awesome if we had friends like US and all lived together!" Then they never find anybody?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on May 14, 2015, 07:45 am
"This week on 'Insufferable House'..."


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 14, 2015, 09:22 am
That reminds me of the Darth Ballz incident. (http://www.cracked.com/forums/index.php?topic=25455.msg953234#msg953234)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on May 15, 2015, 02:33 am
SO how do these things go? Exactly two friends are like "It would be awesome if we had friends like US and all lived together!" Then they never find anybody?

This one is 5 friends who are currently paying their rent from venture capital investment money, they were Stanford grads who created an app that does what chatroulette does but on phones. This got them $50M in venture capital funding, which they used to rent a mansion that has a monthly rent of $45K. They think they can get enough renters to sublet at a profit, $2K/renter.

They are very very very vulnerable to some serious fair housing act lawsuits.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 15, 2015, 05:46 am
I said this in another thread, credit where credit is due, an open source essentials fridge and pantry is a great idea.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 15, 2015, 06:45 am
Are they liable to lawsuits from investors for misusing that money? Because although I don't give a shit about the rights of venture capitalists, these guys deserve to suffer.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on May 15, 2015, 07:55 am
Writing the US bar to take that case pro bono right now.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on May 15, 2015, 07:27 pm
Are they liable to lawsuits from investors for misusing that money? Because although I don't give a shit about the rights of venture capitalists, these guys deserve to suffer.

Probably not, venture capitalist investment tends to be very open with what the dorks can spend the money on, the money comes with no strings attached on how they can spend it.

http://valleywag.gawker.com/investor-proud-his-startup-is-wasting-money-living-in-a-1500457490

This is the venture capitalist talking about these guys.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 19, 2015, 01:13 pm
This dude is the perfect customer for the post-1970s media conglomerate, which creates multi-platform products for consumers as children, which are then revisited in remakes and reboots to invoke the nostalgia factor when those children are older (and have more disposable income). Repeat ad infinitum.

One of the many depressing aspects of this is his acknowledgement of his full complicity in the cycle. Nerd culture is mainstream now, which is exactly what media corporations want.

Hey Simon Pegg agrees with me! (http://simonpegg.net/2015/05/19/big-mouth-strikes-again/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 19, 2015, 08:57 pm
What I found hilarious about that comment is that it came from a dude who made a zombie movie.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Ishliquor on May 20, 2015, 07:13 pm
Well, I guess it's a self-circling argument but I'd take issue with Shaun of the Dead being "a" zombie movie.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 21, 2015, 07:12 am
It's actually several zombie movies?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: DiegoInglewood on May 21, 2015, 07:53 am
Brother it's THE zombie movie!!!


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on May 21, 2015, 10:46 am
It's a zombie movie that uses the genre in an intelligent way, which is the antithesis of the infantilization that Pegg is complaining about.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Bettytron on May 21, 2015, 10:52 am
And both Shawn of the Dead and The World's End (and Spaced, as he points out in his essay) are about getting your shit together and the negatives of that regressive manchild mentality.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Johnny Roastbeef on May 21, 2015, 11:20 am
That must be why they made the action figures.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chronicles on May 21, 2015, 11:50 am
Yeah Universal Pictures begged Simon Pegg not to make those action figures, but they just couldn't stop him.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on May 26, 2015, 11:40 am
Watch Magic the Gathering players defend a rapist because kicking him out of a Magic the Gathering Tournament would be mean. (http://np.reddit.com/r/circlebroke/comments/35v3uf/meet_the_community_at_magic_the_gathering_where/)



Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on June 03, 2015, 07:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/hMJ2cN6.png)
http://www.reddit.com/r/relationships/comments/389cmo/me_26m_her_24f_2_years_she_said_shes_losing/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on June 03, 2015, 11:04 pm
I clicked the link and was shocked that most of the comments are completely reasonable.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on June 04, 2015, 12:23 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/EGf5EBZ.png)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CB on June 05, 2015, 12:38 am
Did you fall for a 3 year old shitpost on tumblr tagged as "guaranteed replies"?


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: EFHRK on June 05, 2015, 12:56 am
GOT EM


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on June 05, 2015, 06:39 am
Nerds fuckin got me.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Karlski on June 06, 2015, 09:59 am
no seriously what in the fuck http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smi5kc (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smi5kc)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Navigator2001Plus on June 06, 2015, 10:39 am
yeah seriously. who capitalizes random words like that? what a fucking weirdo.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on June 06, 2015, 11:12 am
I'm fascinated by his punctuation. Capitalization aside, he has an evident understanding of the different punctuation marks. It's like he's a robot with a deeply clinical understanding of the English language, but no idea how to communicate his ideas to human English speakers.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Lukeington on June 06, 2015, 11:59 am
"I Am Very Smart"


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Citizen Snips on June 06, 2015, 01:01 pm
It's from Nice Pete's account.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Chez San on June 07, 2015, 06:58 am
This is how people from Germany write stuff


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: RummyLu on June 09, 2015, 05:19 am
It's a dude pretending to have some sort of spectrum disorder after having read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: fermun on June 09, 2015, 03:34 pm
If you didn't know, SciFi/Fantasy is having a crazy neo-nazi problem, and the big companies are even more scared to speak out against it than videogame companies regarding GamerGate shit:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/06/09/i-stand-by-irene-gallo/


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Frogbone on June 11, 2015, 12:06 am
Popular subreddit /r/fatpeoplehate (https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/39bpam/removing_harassing_subreddits/) gets banned, Reddit goes nuts!

The comments are basically the usual freedom of speech slippery slope bullshit, with the added element of everyone finding the nearest available woman to blame.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: Joseph Nistal on June 11, 2015, 12:41 am
Their front page right now: http://i.imgur.com/CKjFYEp.png


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: oball on June 11, 2015, 07:21 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOqb_UzJSUQ


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: HyperGlavin on July 27, 2015, 03:05 pm
4chan is still trying to trick everyone into believing they're feminists, still hilariously inept at it. (http://www.themarysue.com/fem-con-2015-lol/)


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: nchammer326 on August 01, 2015, 12:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/sRtrWUy.jpg)
https://twitter.com/chaeronaea/status/624964570692501505

(http://i.imgur.com/yylqlVm.jpg)
https://twitter.com/chaeronaea/status/624971787596468226


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: evilspud on August 02, 2015, 08:02 am
You could do Bruce and Peter, or Wayne and Parker.  Those are pretty normal middle names and then if they want they can break the ice about the middle name origins from their crazy dad.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suck
Post by: CatAstrophe on August 02, 2015, 09:03 pm
That is fucking fantastic trolling on all sides. Damn.


Title: Re: nerds fucking suc