Geeks: Now in a Variety of Different Flavours
Apparently it’s not enough to simply be a ‘geek’ these days and live in fear of atomic wedgies. Now, much like the beetle or the ant, we are being sorted and classified into separate species.
A recent infographic entitled ‘The Sacred Order of Geeks’ differentiates between the many varieties of geek to be found in basements, public libraries, and IT departments worldwide.
The infographic covered a lot of ground with Star Wars Geek, Gamer Geek, Music Geek and even Pop Culture Geek. In the spirit of this genial generalising I have come up with a few geek varieties I felt were missing. I bring you…
The Twitter Geek:
- Feels smug that they were the first to hear of a horrific natural or political disaster because it was trending on Twitter way before the news reported it;
- Attaches hashtags to their Facebook status updates #justsayin;
- Thinks they are an intellectual because they follow Stephen Fry.
The Television Geek:
(Disclaimer: I fall neatly into this category thanks to a childhood obsession with Buffy.)
- Will point out that everything David Milch has created since Deadwood has been a major disappointment and baulk at those who don’t understand (for extra points they may also make a joke about flogging dead horses. Too soon?);
- Considers the final episode of Lost to be the most offensive 2.5 hours of television ever aired;
- Scoffs at Packed to the Rafters but cries like a baby at every birth, death and marriage;
- Trawls the Internet for articles that criticise Game of Thrones Season 2, because IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG in the comments.
- Writes Internet articles criticising Game of Thrones Season 2;
- Thinks the term ‘young adult literature’ is an oxymoron;
- Upon entering someone else’s place of residence, will scan their bookshelves and judge the books they own.
Have I missed another form of geek? Be sure to write a critical analysis of this article in the comments box if I have.
image via Geek-Art.net