CBS is really kissing my ass, trying to make up for canceling The Class in May.
(Which? Fuck you CBS. I love that show. Richie and I were gonna run away together and make smart babies who didn't have any food allergies.)
A couple of weeks ago they premiered The Big Bang Theory.
So basically they traded my one nerd for four. ::drool::
The best part of the show, perhaps, is of all our friends it reminds us of.
I love the nerdiness. It makes me drool.
But what surprises me about the show is how the nerdy boys do not make Penny feel like she's an outcast. Because anyone within the nerdy clique, okay -- on the fringes of the nerdy clique -- know that nerds are just as bad at shunning non-nerds and non-nerds are at shunning nerds.
I know this first hand.
Quite a few years ago (when I was still at KU -- pre-marriage, pre-children; hell, pre-engaged) Aaron and I went to Boston for spring break to go check out MIT.
(Yes, DUH, my husband is a nerd. We were discussing him going to MIT to get his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence -- he was accepted and everything.)
A friend of Aaron's came up from New York and arranged a big meet and greet at a bar in Boston. It was me and about 15 nerderific men. It ROCKED.
They talked String Theory. They talked Y2K. They talked electronics, gaming and gizmos. It was like I had died and gone to Nerd Heaven.
After a (long) while, one of them asked what I did. I replied, "Oh, I'm a student at the University of Kansas."
"What's your major?"
"Advertising. Through the Journalism school."
"Really? I didn't know people went to college to do that."
And then I had to give them a lecture about how advertising works. They had no concept. Then their eyes glazed over with boredom.
Do you know what that feels like? The ability to bore a nerd?
IT'S THE BESTEST DAMN FEELING IN THE UNIVERSE.
All 26 of them.