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OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 25, 2006 11:30AM
So while I was in Radio Shack (Geek alert!) looking at electronics components (Alpha Geek Alert !) I found myself drawn to an argument between the two middle aged male clerks about the Star Trek original series vs. other SF Shows.

And actually enjoyed the conversation for 10 minutes.

(Red Alert ! Massive Geek off the starbord bow !)

Is there a 12 step program for something like this ?
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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 25, 2006 11:36AM
Tell us more about the argument, we need details!



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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 25, 2006 11:57AM
I don't want to know... it may only confirm what I don't want to hear.
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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: May 25, 2006 12:02PM
Probably the "Kirk would kick Picard's arse" argument.



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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 25, 2006 12:04PM
It's only a concern if you still live with yer mom and have all those dweeby posters on your room's wall.



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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: May 25, 2006 12:28PM
I moved out.

But only because she wouldn't let me put up the posters.
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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: billb
Date: May 25, 2006 01:12PM
Enjoining an argument with RadioShack employees conjures images of men with white coats, not a 12 step program. : - )
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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 25, 2006 01:48PM
I moved out of Mom's house when I was 18 and in college. I moved back for 2 months after college (yes, in the basement), then moved out. Got married a year later.

And the argument was about integrity of story arc, and how the Babylong 5 story integrity was far superior to any of the Star Trek series, mostly because it followed a specific 5 year plan. Rather than the old 'let's land someplace and get a blonde for the captain' concept. Oh, and integrity of story line requiring integrity of writing staff.

Altho we agreed that Trouble with Tribbles is still a hoot.
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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 26, 2006 02:20AM
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pRON aHOLIC
Probably the "Kirk would kick Picard's arse" argument.<br />
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Kirk would have been the one to bang troi. She was 1/2 alien after all.
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Re: OT: I am officially a middle-aged geek
Posted by: davester
Date: May 26, 2006 10:45AM
I've got news for you. You're not a middle-aged geek, you're an old dork. Join the club!



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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