Friday, August 12, 2005

Revenge Of The Nerds

I make no bones about the fact that I'm a tremendous nerd. Actually, I revel in it. In that vein, I have concocted a ten question test to learn a little about my readership's nerd quotient (N.Q.). I realize that you guys and gals can look it up on the 'net, but that in and of itself is nerdy. The first one with ten correct answers will receive glowing praise. Good luck!

1. What does the "J" in Homer J. Simpson stand for?

2. Name the hero in the Metal Gear Solid video game series.

3. Who is The Tick's sidekick, and what is his superhero costume?

4. Name a battlestar (besides Galactica) from "Battlestar Galactica."

5. Name the evil bouncing smiley face from the arcade hit "Berserk."

6. What does Han Solo say to the Cantina bartender after blasting Greedo?

7. Name the original villain from the Japanese anime cartoon "Star Blazers."

8. Name two Spider-man villains, excluding The Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus.

9. Name the baseball team Bugs Bunny single-handedly defeated in the Looney Tunes classic.

10. What former "Laverne & Shirley" co-star played Perry White in an episode of "Smallville?"


  1. I used to think that knowing stuff about computers and technology was what made you a nerd, and knowing things like these made you- well, a dork.

    I only know the answers to #1 and #3. Jay; Arthur the Moth. Save your praise for another dork! ;)

  2. Professor, I think you need to get out more! :p

    My Mikey gave me the answers to #1, 2, 4 & 8.

    I'll guess #6: "Get me a drink, wench!"

  3. I asked my Anthony the same questions and he said, "Geez, how old is this guy?" Couldn't he ask questions that are a little more modern and not back in the day? :p

  4. Well Wyatt.......look at it this way. At one point or another we ALL become nerds.

    I used to be "cool", or at least I like to think I was.

    Now I have teenagers who tell thier friends "That's not my dad, he is just an old friend of my mom".

    I just think some people get a head start on it is all.

  5. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves!!! I guess I'm the King of the Dorks. Here's the answers:

    1. "Jay." Good call, Billy!
    2. Solid Snake.
    3. Arthur the Moth (Billy again!)
    4. Columbia, Atlantia, Pegasus.
    5. Evil Otto.
    6. "Sorry for the mess."
    7. Desslok.
    8. Rhino, Vulture, Electro, Mysterio . . .
    9. The Gashouse Gorillas.
    10. Michael Mckean.

    Jeez! Oh, and BTW, Billy actually knew the most (without asking her kids). Congrats!!!

  6. Buccmic - Hey, thanks for stopping by! Always nice to hear from another Domer!

  7. Sooooo...do you go to the Geek Convention every year, Professor? :p

  8. That's okay, Billy, you're in good company :)

  9. I'm worse than a dork. I'm clueless.

  10. Miriam - Not at all. You're just full of useful information, whereas I am full of useLESS information. It's a subtle difference.