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TRANSMUTE NORM TO NERD

STARTUP WORLD STARTED UP BY NERDS.

JUMP SHARK. FULL OF HIPSTERS NOW.

SHOOT HIPSTER STILL ILLEGAL IN MOST STATES, UNTIL GOVERNMENT FIX LAW BEST SOLUTION IS MAKE MORE NERDS.

OLD FASHIONED WAY REQUIRE NERDS ACTUALLY HAVE SEX, TAKE DECADES, LOW SUCCESS RATE. USE FASTER METHOD OF INFECT WITH NERD VIRUS. LIKE ZOMBIES, BUT LESS SMELLY, SLIGHTLY BETTER AT CONVERSATION.

THIS BEST 3 GATEWAY DRUGS FOR TURN NORMAL FRIEND INTO AWESOME NERD.

NO SHIRT AND CAPE, OR BIKINI AND GUN PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE WARDROBE CHOICE

ANIME: GURREN LAGANN

THIS IS MOST EPIC ANIME EVER MADE. IT HAVE GIANT ROBOTS POWERED BY AWESOME. THAT NOT METAPHOR. THAT ACTUAL POWER SOURCE OF ROBOTS.

IT HAVE SCENES LIKE GIANT ROBOT RUN UP MOUNTAIN TO DROP-KICK SPACESHIP OUT OF SKY, AND GIANT ROBOT PUNCHING OTHER GIANT ROBOT HARD ENOUGH IT PUNCHED OUT OF THE UNIVERSE. THAT IMPRESS EVEN GRIMLOCK.

IT ALSO HAVE GOOD PLOT AND BACKSTORY, EVEN IF HARD TO NOTICE WITH ALL THAT AWESOME PUNCHING YOU IN FACE.

NO ONE WATCH GURREN LAGANN AND NOT WANT TO SEE MORE ANIME.

WATCH ON HULU, YOUTUBE, NETFLIX

 

YES, ELF IS CLASS. IT THAT OLD SCHOOL.

RPG: OLD SCHOOL HACK

REAL RPG NOT THING DO ON NINTENDO, DO WITH PAPER, DICE, LOTS OF BEER. NOTHING NERD SOMEONE UP LIKE PRETEND TO BE ELF WHILE SATISFY PRIMAL URGE TO KILL RANDOM STRANGERS IN SOMEONE’S BASEMENT AND STEAL LOOSE CHANGE FROM BODIES. IT LAW OF NATURE.

BEST KIND OF REAL RPG LIKE STARTUP: OPEN SOURCE, ITERATED, HAVE NICE UX.

THAT OLD SCHOOL HACK. IT EVERYTHING GREAT ABOUT PLAY D&D WHEN YOU 10, BUT WITH AWESOME MODERN INNOVATION, LIKE RULES THAT MAKE SENSE AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND.

IT FREE DOWNLOAD, PDF EVEN COME WITH CARDS TO CUT OUT FOR STUPID NEW PLAYERS THAT NOT UNDERSTAND INSTRUCTIONS LIKE “ROLL D20″.

IF PADAWAN NERDS NOT INTO SWORDS, THEM HAVE SERIOUS MENTAL ISSUES. BUT IT OKAY TO TRY LADY BLACKBIRD INSTEAD. IT SPACE PIRATES.

 

THIS BOOK PUNCH YOU IN FACE. THEN HAVE SEX WITH YOUR MOM BEFORE BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN.

BOOK: THE BLADE ITSELF

THIS LORD OF THE RINGS IF DIRECTED BY QUENTIN TARANTINO RATED NC-17. HERO MAKE WOLVERINE LOOK LIKE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER ON PROZAC, WIZARD KNIFE GANDALF IN BACK ALLEY 200 YEARS AGO FOR HIS SHOES, AND AT LEAST ONE CHARACTER GET KILLED, IT PISS THEM OFF ENOUGH THEM GET BACK UP AND DECIDE TO MURDER ENTIRE NATION FOR REVENGE.

THIS KIND OF BOOK MAKE YOU REALIZE EVERYTHING YOU EVER CALL “BADASS” BEFORE REALLY JUST “SLIGHTLY MORE VICIOUS THAN PUPPIES”.

IT NOT AVAILABLE FOR FREE, GO BUY ON AMAZON OR SOMETHING.

 

THAT IT! IF HIT FRIENDS WILL ALL THREE, THEM NOT IMMEDIATELY STAR QUOTING DR. WHO, THEM PROBABLY CYLONS. GET AWAY FROM THEM FAST AS CAN, UNLESS THEM THE HOT CYLONS. THEN HAVE HOT CYLON SEX BEFORE GET AWAY.

  • Anonymous

    Second best anime gateway drug: Cowboy Bebop.

  • http://twitter.com/vialofhope Adam Grainawi

    I have to disagree with you in the basis of this post — that “hipster” and “nerd” are mutually exclusive. I also don’t have the same criterion for nerd as you do. 

    To me, calling someone a hipster implies that he is a person who understands trends and how they change in people. What is appealing, what is attractive… what is Cool. To say that these are characteristics to be shunned by a startup doesn’t make sense to me. You need excitement, buzz, hype. Sure, your average hipster might just be all style and no substance. This isn’t the case when the person embodies my main point — someone who is a hipster AND a nerd. 

    That said, a nerd can’t be ‘created’ by appreciating nerd culture. A nerd is someone whose ideal is genius, regardless of their tastes in media. This is the substance, the ability to recognize what is game-changing or what is technically possible. There is a certain foresight that comes with seeing the world the way as only a nerd does; it’s one big 3d puzzle to be reshaped by their goals and dreams.

    I’ve never shied away from nerdiness. Throughout my life when I was called a geek or a nerd, I would look at them and say “proudly.” But to me the most valuable person in a startup environment is one who is very multifaceted; someone who brings to the group brains, a sense of design, and on top of both of those an understanding of what is and isn’t a good business decision. 

    Now, moving past that, I really want to read The Blade Itself. I haven’t had a good badass fantasy fighter read since the overly-drawn-out Sword of Truth series. 

    • FAKE GRIMLOCK

      WAY YOU SAY ALL THAT IRONICALLY HILARIOUSLY HIPSTERY! 

      ME GLAD ME HAVE CHANCE TO LAUGH AT IT BEFORE IT BECOME COOL.

  • http://twitter.com/AlmightyWatashi Almighty Watashi

    OSH is awesome! Everything else is also nice

  • http://twitter.com/tedstockwell Ted Stockwell

    Old-school startups made chips, microcomputers, network gear, web browsers,
    all filled with nerdy goodness.

    Now, incubators yield companies that help consumers shop for discount crab cakes
    and the media covers them as tech startups.  They may be fine entrepreneurial
    businesses, but just doing something on the web or mobile is not nerd tech anymore.
    At the very least, there needs to be an interesting scaling problem.

  • Blsavini

    Aren’t hipsters just nerds that now have money?

  • panterosa,

    Grimlock, generate nerd thru apply nerd culture may work. But find inner nerd way nerdier and more successful. Like epiphany.