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So, the idea just hit me as I was reading this article. It reminded me about the dustup over Herman Cain quoting a theme in one of the Pokemon movies. We nerds are easy targets. We need our own Nerd PAC to ensure our own representation in Congress and - mostly - to defend those who are One of Us against attacks on their nerdliness. Who's with me?
 2 Carciofus, Sat, 6th Oct '12 7:27:22 AM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
Who's with me?
Not me. I owe no allegiance to others just because we happen to share similar tastes in entertainment media.

edited 6th Oct '12 7:28:17 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

 3 Major Tom, Sat, 6th Oct '12 7:30:27 AM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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I ain't stepping there.
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 5 Lemurian, Sat, 6th Oct '12 10:47:36 AM from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Yeah, no. This is a very silly thing and nothing I think we "gamers" need to step up and work against in the Congress.

...especially not me, because I'm not even American.

edited 6th Oct '12 10:50:24 AM by Lemurian

 6 Grimview, Sat, 6th Oct '12 10:54:26 AM from British Columbia
... I really see no reason to do it.

It basically sounds like it would just end up being reactionary "DON'T CALL US NERDS, YOU DOUCHEBAG!" stuff on the internet.

Which is not a constructive "solution." (Or a solution at all, really.)
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 7 Malph, Sat, 6th Oct '12 11:04:33 AM from The middle of somewhere Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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The WOW thing is the kind of idiotic thing you get when politicians from small states try to mudsling like the big boys. Here's a comparison between my state and Maine.

  • Illinois (my home)
    • Politician: Tammy Duckworth (D)
      • Offense: Worked with Rod Blagojevich (who you may know as the latest of our governors to be incarcerated). This would lead you to believe she may be as corrupt as him.


  • Maine
    • Politician: Colleen Lachowicz
      • Offense: Plays as an Orc Rogue in World of Warcraft. I'm not entirely sure how this is relevant to politics at all (considering she's currently campaigning for a state office, she's obviously not a stereotypical WoW player, which seems to be what her opponents are trying to paint her as. Of course, this was obvious since I used the pronoun "she". And we all know girls don't play video games).
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 8 Blue Ninja 0, Mon, 8th Oct '12 8:17:46 AM from The Middle of Nowhere Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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[up] That's why she's being slandered for it, obviously. I mean, a girl, playing World of Warcraft? We obviously need to slap her and send her back to the kitchen.
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 9 Ira The Squire, Tue, 9th Oct '12 1:40:03 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
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That is a symptom of another video game unrelated problem.

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