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( 7 comments — Rap On, Sibling, Rap On )
markiv1111
Jul. 8th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Nerdfighters
On the one hand, it's always good to hear from you (and kaffyr). On the other hand, I don't get it, either as a joke or "not a joke" -- not at all clear what this is all about or why it matters.

Nate
dr_whuh
Jul. 8th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Nerdfighters
Stumbled on 'em on YouTube. Started by two (quite nerdish) brothers.

The term "NerdFighters" is a bit confusing. The concept is not to fight against nerds (heaven forefend!). To quote/paraphrase from their homepage,
"We're fighting nerds. Made of Awesome. United against Suck."

As someone who has spent his adult life proudly, via thought, word and deed, telling folk that I am a nerd/geek/spaz/foureyes/egghead/fan/... , I thought this was kinda neat, so I signed up.

Buncha fun people -- they're, well, sorta us , in a way,.

For Further info, check out:

NERDFIGHTERS HOME PAGE:
http://nerdfighters.ning.com/

NERDFIGHTER HAPPY DANCE PROJECT (If you don't click on any other of these links, ya gotta catch this one):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxYNUu_2egM&NR=1 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxYNUu_2egM&NR=1>

JOHN AND HANK GREEN (NERDFIGHTERS) YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers



Love ya,
Bob

P.S.: If you haven't heard of her already, I think you (& everyone) should check out Julia Nunes. She's a diamond in the rough (college freshman), but hang in for a few of her vids/tunes. Y'all tell me what you think.
mjlayman
Jul. 9th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: Nerdfighters
She really is good! Thanks for the link!
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Boo-yah! I'm going to join right quick myself! The Nerd Happy Dance project is worth it, in and of itself!

Oh, yeah - hi, honey!
fishbliss
Jul. 9th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
But would I want to join a group that would have me as a member?
dr_whuh
Jul. 9th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
A personal reason that I really like the Nerdfighters' Happy Dance Project:
A fair multiplicity of years ago I had a random thought (amazing in and of itself) that made laugh until I couldn't breathe; a vision of wet beagles, at a party, wearing party hats, standing on their hind legs and doing the "twist".

Why were the dogs wet?
I have no idea.

Why were they beagles, as opposed to some other kind of pooch?

I dunno. Maybe beagles are very elitist, and have a heretofore unknown secret society. Thinking in a more kindly way, does each breed of dog -- including mutt -- like to hang out with its own kind once in a while? Or is this simply another common example of the "Feynman Effect"?

Why were they wearing party hats?

Uh, because they were at a party?

Why were they at a party?
Perhaps it was someone's birthday, retirement, or other festive occasion? Seems logical.

And why did this mental picture strike me as uproariously funny, causing me to giggle as uncontrollably as I did upon first reading Mark Twain's recounting of Tom Sawyer's experience with the cat and the painkiller?
You ask my brain. It's never told me (not an unusual occurrence, mind you).

But if I had been drinking milk when I had this thought, the liquid would have instantaneously found itself flying out my nostrils. Think about it. I missed choking to death by that much. (Picture thumb and forefinger held as close together as possible without touching.)

I told the rest of my little nookulur family of what had crawled into my consciousness and my reaction. Soon thereafter, kaffyr, our son Andrew and I developed a little ritual: When things look their bleakest, when the wolf is asking to see the dessert menu, when the monkeys of existence are flailing their feces toward us at hurricane force, we gather closely, facing each other. Our heads thrown back, baying like a pack of hounds on the chase, we gyrate the way Chubby Checker commanded. We do the Beagle Dance together, and nothing in the universe can harm us.

kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
Re: A personal reason that I really like the Nerdfighters' Happy Dance Project:
Dancing - in partic'lar the Beagle Dance - always makes everything better. So says a satisfied participant.
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