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So I was perusing through the Tosh.0 Blog when I came upon that video.

I would just like to say that it isn’t very apt. Okay, sure, we all know that one day we’ll be working for those nerdy kids we picked on in high school (well, not me because I was one of those nerdy kids. Suck it graduating class of ‘07!). The thing is, nerds still aren’t very cool. It’s a highly stylized version of the nerd that’s cool.

The term is called “Geeked Up”. If you’re wearing skinny jeans, a shirt that says “I’d Rather Be Jerkin’”, colorful high top sneakers and some thick rimmed glasses…you’re probably pretty cool. But at the same time, you probably don’t know you’re ass from a hole in the ground.

True nerds will never be cool. I’m pretty sure it’s in the Ten Commandments.

You know the one, “Thou shalt be cruel to thy nerdy peers”. Even though computer savvy geek’s are ruling the world through blogs and social networking sites, they will forever be picked on by brain dead jocks who still live at home.

I guess it’s all good though. Seeing as how we’ll be getting the last laugh.

[Mashable.]

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A couple month’s ago, I was going through a box of old homework shit from my Freshman year in high school. I stumbled upon an essay I wrote entitled “My Day With Frodo Baggins”. It was pretty funny, somewhat poorly written, but still funny. Then again, maybe the poor writing made it even funnier…? Ah, who knows.

Anyways, it got me thinking about all the people I encounter on a daily basis at work. I would rather not talk to them or spend time with very many people at all. I have a select few that I don’t mind talking to everyday or seeing everyday. However, I despise most people and I’m sure they despise me. I think it would be an honor to spend the day with a fictional character out of one of my beloved books.

Imagine going on an adventure with Frodo. Or maybe indulging in some ultra-violence with Alex from “A Clockwork Oragne”? Perhaps you would rather spend the day snogging and drinking Felix Felicis with Harry Potter? In any case, fictional people are far more interesting and entertaining than the drab people who live around us. Especially if you’re an artistic and creative person living in a suburb where no one understands you because you’re too smart for them.

If I were to rewrite that essay today, reflecting on who I am nowadays, I would probably spend the day with The Sandman from Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel series. He seems a like a right good fellow, yeah? The character’s history is deep and beautiful. Definitely someone you could spend hours, even days, conversing with.

So, what fictitious character would you spend the day with?