crazyfingers wrote: »
I like the grateful dead
Ace-Angel wrote: »
There is a difference between a Nerd and a Geek, Penn.
A Geek is someone who goes to watch Star-Wars at a reasonable hour, and gets a nice seat if available and goes home later on.
A Nerd is someone who dresses up as Darth-Vader, goes to the Midnight Screening, takes the most horrible seats regardless of availability, watches it 3 times in a row, goes home, and complains about it on the internet till the early hour of the mornings and cares who shot first in the grand scheme of things.
So yeah, I wouldn't exactly pride myself being called a Nerd.
Joseph Silverman wrote: »
Dont forget to spend five hours juggling too, guys!
Swizzle wrote: »
Nerd and geek are basically meaningless and largely interchangeable words at this point. I used to feel the exact same way before I realized that nobody beyond myself and a bunch of neck bearded whiners were the only ones who cared about the distinction and pretty much everybody else just used the words to mean "Socially awkward people who play video games and don't go outside enough."
They're both terms that have completely lost any distinct meaning in all but the most technical of discussions (a geek was someone who bit heads off live chickens in sideshows, for example).
So, basically, stop being butthurt and actually use your eyes and brain so you can read what the guy said instead of latching onto a meaningless term that offends you for no reason.
WarrenMarshall wrote: »
I don't mean to nitpick this but ... where does he advocate that, exactly?
adam wrote: »
When it comes to videogames, who gives a shit what Penn has to say? Yes, he's saying a positive message for us but if it were a negative one, the reply would be 'Its Penn, who gives a shit?'
The gaming community is an odd bunch. Fuck you if you're against us, yay if you're for us, regardless of your credentials.
Tulkamir wrote: »
Ad Hominem goes both ways. Doesn't matter if someone's for or against, their argument should be judged based on its merits, not the person's. IMO, we just generally shouldn't disregard anyone's point just because they don't live up to some arbitrary standard of credentials.
In other words - I give a shit what Penn says, and agree with it in this case. Just like I give a shit what others says, even when I disagree with them.
adam wrote: »
There's a huge difference between opinion and informed opinion. One is easily entertained while the other can be heavily considered. So while I can appreciate the opinion, in the grand scheme of things - for me personally - his really doesn't matter.
EDIT: I should also note that I don't disagree with what he's saying. It would just weigh heavily with me.