Just HOW geeky ARE we???

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Just HOW geeky ARE we???

Post by John Coker » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:02 pm

One of my favorie comedies is the "Big Bang Theory", Mondays night on CBS. It is a bunch of sceince/math geeks cloistered in an apratment complex. One show, Sheldon, the ubergeek, gets burglarized. He decides to move to another city, but marks off Boise, Idaho because "they don't have a model train shop there" {laughter and applause!}. This is NOT the first time Sheldon has mentioned model trains as an interest. OMG is this hobby THAT geeky? Well, after all, a show about geeks is my favorite comedy! :ugeek:

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Post by CraigH » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:39 am

This one has happened a couple times:
Late night, hotel room, we've finished up in the bar and resturant in Occidental, CA, there's beer bottles filling the garbage can...

I'll let someone else name some names...a bunch of guys jabbering away, laptops open, zip drives loading and unloading like crazy and a bunch of guys going nuts on things narrow gauge.

Other hotel patrons walking by the open door with eyes rolling and a bit surprised to see we're not a bunch of kids in our 20's.

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Post by Andrew Brandon » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:15 am

Craig what you've described sounds like a quality evening of fact finding and information sharing. ;P

At least we're not this bad, yet..
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Re: Just HOW geeky ARE we???

Post by Brian Norden » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:03 pm

Thank you, for the YouTube link. One of the classics!
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Post by John Coker » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:10 pm

I feel better. The Brits are even more neurotic about r.r. details than we are!

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Post by CraigH » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:04 pm

I'd completely forgotten that skit! Great one.

"Craig what you've described sounds like a quality evening of fact finding and information sharing. ;P"
Andrew, weren't you at one of those? Like the last one in Occidental?

That little gathering leads to hangovers and not enough sleep.

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Post by John Coker » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:41 pm

Sounds like a party I should have attended. I like my martini(s) shaken, not stirred. Dry as a popcorn fart. Bombay Sapphire only. Cheap gin gives me nightmares, like working the railroad again! Great gin is truly the stuff of dreams. I need to go to Ireland,and kiss the Blarney Stone. My brother did( and by golly he needed to!). I can spin a yarn or two,t elling (mostly true)tales of railroad glory. :ugeek:

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Post by Andrew Brandon » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:31 am

Craig,

I was in fact at the last one. When is the next convention?
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Re: Just HOW geeky ARE we???

Post by dsp&p_fan » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:35 am

While I have enjoyed a few routes in England, it reminds me the most of the London Brighton & South Coast line between Brighton and London Victoria...a very pleasant route.

Throughout my 10 years of higher education, I've gleamed that I'm not very geeky. I'm pretty laid back in demeanor most of the time. In general, my personality is pretty atypical for engineers. I'm comfortable being around most types of people (psychopaths and axe murderers aside).

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