Describing a geek, of any kind, is kind of hard. So many subjects, genres and generally, stuff, to be a geek of, it’s impossible to categorize. Still, most geeks, or maybe all of them, would know these next lines, from the world of literature, comics, movies and the Randomness of the World Wide Web.
#1 “Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone, nine for the mortal men doomed to die, one for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring the bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” -Lord of the Rings.
#2 “With great power there must also come — great responsibility.” – Spider Man Comic Book from 1962.
#3 “I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer. / Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. / I will face my fear. / I will permit it to pass over me and through me. / And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. / Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. / Only I will remain.” – Dune.
#4 “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader, Star Wars.
#5 “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back.
#6 “Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” – Back to the Future.
#7 “Winter is Coming.“ – Many Starks and others on A song of ice and fire.
#8 “My pokemon brings all the nerds to the yard, and they’re like you wanna trade cards? Darn right, I wanna trade cards, I’ll trade this but not my charizard.“ Someone at some point in history.
#9 “There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.“ – Someone who thinks Binary is cool.
#10 “Hacking is like sex. You get in, you get out, and hope that you didn’t leave something that can be traced back to you.“ – Some guy at some point in time.
#11 “Girls are like Internet Domain names, the ones I like are already taken.“
#12 “The speed of sound is defined by the distance from door to computer divided by the time interval needed to close the media player and pull up your pants when your mom shouts “OH MY GOD, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!“ – Teenager Caught Red Handed.
#13 “Better to be a geek than an idiot.“
And The Big Bang Theory for the Big Finish
#14 “Um, there’s this cat in a box and until you open it, it’s either dead or alive or both. Although, back in Nebraska, our cat got stuck in my brother’s camp trunk, and we did not need to open it to know there was all kinds of dead cat in there.“ – Not the greatest explanation of Schrodinger’s cat experiment.
#15 “Is it me or does web-chatting with your clothes on seem a little pointless?“