I May Be Late To The Party Here

But that’s cool. I’m okay with that.

Here’s the thing: I’ve been home sick for a few days, and this virus-induced deliruim has spawned in me a sudden, profound appreciation…

…for Weird Al.

The thing that I love about this song is that I am almost certain that my White & Nerdy score is higher than yours. Let’s compare. And, to keep things nerdy, let’s express each score as a binary value.

  • First in my class in MIT: 0
  • Champion at D&D: 1
  • M.C. Escher favorite MC: 1
  • Keep your 40, I’ll have earl grey tea: 1
  • My rims never spin (they are stationary): 1
  • My action figures are cherry: 1
  • Stephen Hawking in my library: 1
  • MySpace page pimped out: 0. Clearly, I need to get on this.
  • People begging for top 8 spaces: 0
  • Know Pi to 1000 places: 0
  • No grills, still wear braces: 0
  • Sandwiches with mayonnaise: 0
  • Wiz at Minesweeper (play for days): 1 (I welcome all challengers)
  • Fingers move so fast set the place ablaze: 1
  • No KillerApp I haven’t run: 1
  • At Pascal I’m #1: 1 (this i, perhaps, a stretch)
  • Do vector calculus just for fun: 0
  • Ain’t got a gat, got a soldering gun: 1
  • Happy Days favorite theme song: 0
  • Kick your butt in a game of ping pong: 0
  • Ace any trivia quiz you bring on: 0
  • Fluent in Javascript as well as Klingon: 0

2nd verse:

  • X-Men comics you know I collect ’em: 1
  • Pens in my pocket I must protect ’em: 0
  • Ergonomic keyboard never leaves me: 1
  • Shoppin’ online for deals on writeable media: 1
  • I edit Wikipedia: 1
  • Memorize Holy Grail really well: 1
  • Can recite it right now, have you ROTFLOL: 1
  • Got a business doin’ websites: 0
  • When my friends need some code who do they call (do HTML for ’em all): 1
  • Even made a homepage for my dog: 0
  • Got myself a fannypack: 0
  • They were havin’ a sale down at the Gap: 0
  • Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap (hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky): uh…0
  • Was in AV club: 0
  • In glee club: 0
  • And even the chess team: 0
  • Only question I thought was hard: like Kirk, or like Picard: 0
  • Spend every weekend at the Renaissance faire: 1
  • Got my name on my underwear: 0. But I know you don’t believe me.

Bonus points! Video only events!

  • Made video of self swinging pole around like a Jedi: 1. I mean, who hasn’t.
  • Gave powerstrip as a present: 1
  • Play badmitton with preppy white crowd: 0
  • Bought bootleg Star Wars Christmas Special: 0. But I know someone who did. That’s right, I’m talkin’ to you, Santo.

Thus, my W&N score is 21/45. That’s solid, people.

It says something about my last few days that I’ve listened to this song like fifteen times. And very little else. However, I gotta tell ya: for my money, if you are in the mood for Weird Al, there is no better place to go than the video of Trapped in the Drive-Thru.

I gotta say, that there video thang makes me snort and giggle uncontrollably. Why, though?? Why???

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5 thoughts on “I May Be Late To The Party Here”

  1. You win, (my answers below)
    But, you only win because you picked the questions….math and I have a strained relationship, to say the least.

    First in my class in MIT: 0
    Champion at D&D: 1/2 (I played, just not very well)
    M.C. Escher favorite MC: 1
    Keep your 40, I’ll have earl grey tea: 1 (green tea)
    My rims never spin (they are stationary): 1
    My action figures are cherry: 1/2 (mine are beat to shit from playing with them)
    Stephen Hawking in my library: 2 (I went to see him in person, with my father)
    MySpace page pimped out: 0. (I’ll pass)
    People begging for top 8 spaces: 0
    Know Pi to 1000 places: 0
    No grills, still wear braces: 0
    Sandwiches with mayonnaise: 0
    Wiz at Minesweeper (play for days): 0
    Fingers move so fast set the place ablaze: 0
    No KillerApp I haven’t run: 0
    At Pascal I’m #1: 0
    Do vector calculus just for fun: 0
    Ain’t got a gat, got a soldering gun: 1 (no soldering gun, but I’ve got a dremmel. Does that count?)
    Happy Days favorite theme song: 0
    Kick your butt in a game of ping pong: 1
    Ace any trivia quiz you bring on: 1
    Fluent in Javascript as well as Klingon: 0
    2nd verse:

    X-Men comics you know I collect ‘em: 1
    Pens in my pocket I must protect ‘em: 0
    Ergonomic keyboard never leaves me: 0
    Shoppin’ online for deals on writeable media: 0
    I edit Wikipedia: 0
    Memorize Holy Grail really well: 1++
    Can recite it right now, have you ROTFLOL: 1+++++
    Got a business doin’ websites: 0
    When my friends need some code who do they call (do HTML for ‘em all): 0
    Even made a homepage for my dog: 1 (no…but I’m working on one for all the old dinosaur books I collect)
    Got myself a fannypack: 0
    They were havin’ a sale down at the Gap: 0
    Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap (hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky): uh…0
    Was in AV club: 0
    In glee club: 0
    And even the chess team: 0
    Only question I thought was hard: like Kirk, or like Picard: 0
    Spend every weekend at the Renaissance faire: 0
    Got my name on my underwear: 0. But I know you don’t believe me.
    Bonus points! Video only events!

    Made video of self swinging pole around like a Jedi: 1 (no…but a friend and I dressed up like ninjas and snuck around the Marin Headlands at two in the morning, hiding from park rangers…when we were in our twenties!)
    Gave powerstrip as a present: 0
    Play badmitton with preppy white crowd: 0
    Bought bootleg Star Wars Christmas Special: 0. But I know someone who did. That’s right, I’m talkin’ to you, Santo.

  2. Sorry…I’ve failed you, my family and my country.
    I didn’t pay attention and didn’t realize that the test came from the Weird Al song.
    I know you made it very clear…
    I have no excuse whatsoever.

  3. -First in my class in MIT: 0
    -Champion at D&D: 0
    -M.C. Escher favorite MC: 1
    -Keep your 40, I’ll have earl grey tea: 0
    -My rims never spin (they are stationary): 1
    -My action figures are cherry: 1
    -Stephen Hawking in my library: 0
    -MySpace page pimped out: 1
    -People begging for top 8 spaces: 1
    -Know Pi to 1000 places: 0
    -No grills, still wear braces: 0
    -Sandwiches with mayonnaise: 1
    -Wiz at Minesweeper (play for days): 0
    -Fingers move so fast set the place ablaze: 1
    -No KillerApp I haven’t run: 1
    -At Pascal I’m #1: 0
    -Do vector calculus just for fun: 0
    -Ain’t got a gat, got a soldering gun: 1
    -Happy Days favorite theme song: 0
    -Kick your butt in a game of ping pong: 0
    -Ace any trivia quiz you bring on: 1/2 (there’s a few i’d not “ace”)
    -Fluent in Javascript as well as Klingon: 0

    2nd verse:

    -X-Men comics you know I collect ‘em: 1
    -Pens in my pocket I must protect ‘em: 0
    -Ergonomic keyboard never leaves me: 0
    -Shoppin’ online for deals on writeable media: 1 (did this just yesterday)
    -I edit Wikipedia: 1 (edited my current project’s page – AND I’m cited as a source!)
    -Memorize Holy Grail really well: 0 (I sadly can’t claim a point for this)
    -Can recite it right now, have you ROTFLOL: 0
    -Got a business doin’ websites: 1+++ (how about started a business that does way cooler stuff than websites?)
    -When my friends need some code who do they call (do HTML for ‘em all): 1+++ (see above – http://www.ideateksystems.com/)
    -Even made a homepage for my dog: 0
    -Got myself a fannypack: 0
    -They were havin’ a sale down at the Gap: 1
    -Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap (hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky): 0
    -Was in AV club: 1
    -In glee club: 0
    -And even the chess team: 1
    -Only question I thought was hard: like Kirk, or like Picard: 0 (the question isn’t hard – it’s Picard FTW!)
    -Spend every weekend at the Renaissance faire: 0
    -Got my name on my underwear: 0

    Bonus points! Video only events!

    -Made video of self swinging pole around like a Jedi: 1 (guilty!)
    -Gave powerstrip as a present: 0
    -Play badmitton with preppy white crowd: 1 (used to all the time!)
    -Bought bootleg Star Wars Christmas Special: 0

    19.5 / 45 is pretty good I think. It’s a nice balance between White & Nerdy and Fit for Most Social Situations.

  4. I started listening to Weird Al in grade school. Ever since then I keep having phases where I assume I’ve outgrown him — heard all he has to offer. Then he releases something like White & Nerdy, the video for which is nothing short of brilliant, and I know that I am still a diehard fan. Al, you’ve still got it, kid!

    ps. How have I NOT bought the bootleg Star Wars Christmas Special?! I’m surprised, yes, but I can’t figure out if I’m proud or disappointed in myself. (My nerdy score only 9/45, my white score 100%)

  5. First in my class in MIT: 0
    Champion at D&D: 0
    M.C. Escher favorite MC: 1
    Keep your 40, I’ll have earl grey tea: 0
    My rims never spin (they are stationary): 1
    My action figures are cherry: 0
    Stephen Hawking in my library: 1
    MySpace page pimped out: 1
    People begging for top 8 spaces: 1
    Know Pi to 1000 places: 0
    No grills, still wear braces: 0
    Sandwiches with mayonnaise: 0
    Wiz at Minesweeper (play for days): 0
    Fingers move so fast set the place ablaze: 1
    No KillerApp I haven’t run: 1
    At Pascal I’m #1: 1
    Do vector calculus just for fun: 0
    Ain’t got a gat, got a soldering gun: 0
    Happy Days favorite theme song: 1
    Kick your butt in a game of ping pong: 1
    Ace any trivia quiz you bring on: 1
    Fluent in Javascript as well as Klingon: 0
    2nd verse:

    X-Men comics you know I collect ‘em: 1
    Pens in my pocket I must protect ‘em: 1
    Ergonomic keyboard never leaves me: 0
    Shoppin’ online for deals on writeable media: 1
    I edit Wikipedia: 1
    Memorize Holy Grail really well: 1
    Can recite it right now, have you ROTFLOL: 1
    Got a business doin’ websites: 0
    When my friends need some code who do they call (do HTML for ‘em all): 1
    Even made a homepage for my dog: 1
    Got myself a fannypack: 0
    They were havin’ a sale down at the Gap: 0
    Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap (hope no one sees me gettin’ freaky): haha…1
    Was in AV club: 0
    In glee club: 0
    And even the chess team: 0
    Only question I thought was hard: like Kirk, or like Picard: 0
    Spend every weekend at the Renaissance faire: 1
    Got my name on my underwear: 1

    Bonus points! Video only events!

    Made video of self swinging pole around like a Jedi: 1
    Gave powerstrip as a present: 1
    Play badmitton with preppy white crowd: 0
    Bought bootleg Star Wars Christmas Special: 1

    my score is great 24 outta 45 haha 3 more than the dark lord WoW.

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