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Desc:My favorite is the girl who'se mom hovers about her the entire process.
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Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2015-01-21
They bought their tickets! They knew what they were doing!
Raggamuffin - 2015-01-22
Let em crash!

Gmork - 2015-01-21
Made it 4 minutes in. This is why, although I was a nerd in middle/high school, I made sure never to fall squarely in one category. Hung out with the stoners, the jocks, the preps, and the nerds.

The above video is what happens when you give up on socializing outside of the A/V room/library/wherever nerds clustered in your school.

Good for them for trying, though. No point in finding someone who doesn't share or at least appreciate your interests!
infinite zest - 2015-01-21
Fuck this. Just like that, the title of my favorite novel has been reduced to some stupid fucking.. what the fuck is this. And fuck speed dating. There's Tinder, Grindr, and if you want, OKcupid. All are free. OKCupid you can type in key words like the nerdy shit you're into. For example, I'm a pinball nerd. A simple search I did just now warrants one person, and we already slept together.
EvilHomer - 2015-01-21
It's MALES like YOU who take all the boyfriend-free girls and leave the rest of us with NONE to Choose from!!!

j/k real nerds don't need bullshit like ComicCon speed-dating; we've already got Waifus who Love Us.

infinite zest - 2015-01-21
I dunno, speed dating's pretty much the only way of meeting people that I can't get behind. It's as bad as the guy who shows up at the bar 30 minutes before closing time every night hoping to seduce some drunk chick back to his house. At least with Tinder, everyone knows it's a DTF app but you're not forced into a conversation if you don't want to be. Speed dating is like hanging out at a singles club, but with the obvious intent there in what feels more like an elementary school cafeteria. Frankly, if I was to find true love, I'd rather go on a show like The Bachelor and do it that way.

Nominal - 2015-01-21
Isn't Tinder basically just a stripped down Plentyoffish? Every real life Plentyoffish user I met was a fattie looking to hook up (with other fatties).

I never cared much for internet dating in general. It's supposed to be convenient, but so much time is wasted on duds that you could have weeded out in one minute of face to face conversation. The pay sites have an air of desperation to them, and the free sites have too many people who are just there for the validation.

Speed dating...in theory it's a better idea. In practice it seems to attract the terminally boring or crazy eyes.

infinite zest - 2015-01-22
It might be different in different places.. I'd equate Tinder more to hotornot.com. It's shallow as fuck, but you log in through your facebook so you can at least see a few things you might have in common before starting a conversation, which only begins if it's a mutual "like". It's something to do on the bus, toilet or at work but doesn't really waste time. OKC's a little more thorough and you can pay for it, which I think is bullshit. Paying for a dating service? You might as well use that money and get a cup of coffee, beer, etc. and hope for the best. Chances are you'll bump into a stranger on the way there and fall in love quicker than you will with algorithms.

I guess my problem with speed dating is the atmosphere. Basically it turns everybody into a sexual predator of sorts whether they realize it or not. Let's say I went to one and totally fell for the first person I was paired up with and then it was time to switch. By the end I see her going home with someone else. I've got the usual Joe Jackson sadness but also a bit of anger: like "if only I could've had the time to talk about food and tell her this recipe.." Those are the things you can talk about on an online site before you ever meet, and I definitely prefer that to the animistic nature of speed dating.

RocketBlender - 2015-01-22
"Fuck this. Just like that, the title of my favorite novel has been reduced to some stupid fucking.. what the fuck is this."

The tag didn't finish, but it's supposed to say "I hate the things I love because of the other people that love them."

infinite zest - 2015-01-22
Geek Love the novel has nothing to do with comics or nerd culture, but rather the more traditional definition of "Geek". It's about a family of carnies who genetically alter their kids into circus freaks, and a lot of other things. That's what I was pissed about, not necessarily the premise of the show in general, provided it's a more in-depth look at how nerds hook up and isn't all about speed dating. I just resent the name.

Sexy Duck Cop - 2015-01-23
Evil Homer probably won't see this, but for the record I appreciate the accuracy of his insane Capitalization.

Old_Zircon - 2015-01-21
EvilHomer - 2015-01-21

Oh no! Oh no! Oh no!

Oh yes!

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-21
I bet he likes playing a children's card game. Just a hunch.

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-21
I understand being a fan of stuff, but I don't understand the need to purchase hundreds and thousands of dollars of plastic crap to show it. I guess if you need a coffee mug and choose a Darth Vader mug to use, or if you need to be clothed and wear a T-shirt with Batman on it, it's fine. But all the plastic junk these people buy is depressing. Maybe I just don't understand 'moe'.
EvilHomer - 2015-01-21
Agreed. I've spent maybe forty bucks, tops, on MLP merchandise, twenty on AKIRA, and that's pretty much it. I've got my Dashie and my Fluttershy plushy, and that's good enough for me!

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-21
And those are for fucking. So there's a use right there.

SolRo - 2015-01-21
It's almost entirely sexual fetishism.

The leftover fraction is that the expensive robot models are bigger and way cooler looking than the cheap starters.

They also provide the proof to my thesis; a highly detailed and fully movable robot figure will still be cheaper than a female character statue (the price of which is tied inversely to how much clothing is worn)

infinite zest - 2015-01-21
My little brother's really into Sonic and Pokemon, so that's usually what I get him for Christmas, Birthdays, and other special occasions. So his room's fairly decked out in Sonic and Pokemon stuff, but it's all practical: Sonic slippers, Pikachu pillow, etc. I like to go to this art gallery/clothing/misc shop whenever I'm downtown at the barcade and look at all the cool toys, like the EVA Unit 3 that costs 0. I like the series and all, but even if I had 0 magic dollars that needed to be spent by the end of the day or else it would disappear or I'd die or something, I'd probably find something else to spend it on. It just sits there.

Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-21
Yeah, and I totally understand that. He needs slippers, so why not have Sonic ones? It's a fun thing for kids.

infinite zest - 2015-01-21
My little bro's actually 28 but he's just always been into Sonic. One of the reasons I enjoy Ulillillia so much is that he does too, and in a lot of ways they're pretty much the same. But I guess it's the same with anything, like sports. I was on a blind date with this girl recently who had a pretty elaborate New England Patroits tattoo in a place most people can't see, which must've cost at least 300 bucks. She's from the pacific northwest and has never even been to the east coast (these are the questions I ask during sex, for better or worse) but became obsessed with a pro football team enough to invest as much money as anime/comic fans do.

EvilHomer - 2015-01-22
Precisely, JBF! Utility, not frivolity, as the Good Book commands.

EvilHomer - 2015-01-22
I just asked Rainbow Dash what she thinks of all these Comic Con dorks. She laughed and said they were losers.

That wasn't very nice of her.

StanleyPain - 2015-01-21
I went to a local comic con last year (which is where I got to meet Joel Hodgson) and they did this there as well. I watched a little bit of it since it was outside the main doors and you kinda couldn't avoid it if you were going in and out. It was pretty sad. So much anime nerd garbage, too.

James O'Barr commented (after he bummed a cigarette off a friend of mine) "I have no idea who these people are supposed to be dressed as, but I guess it's better than everyone dressing up as Eric Draven."
Albuquerque Halsey - 2015-01-21
Was it ACE?

StanleyPain - 2015-01-21

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2015-01-21
I watched about five minutes. I thought Tracey was super cute, and I loved the way she went out looking for females for the event. if Ryan met her speed dating, I think that's kind of impressive.
Jet Bin Fever - 2015-01-21
I wouldn't have thought she was your type.

EvilHomer - 2015-01-23
Yeah, isn't she a little old? My guess would have been the Bettie Page girl for you.

That guy - 2015-01-22
I tried to watch this
I tried to skip around

reality tv exploiting and ridiculing helpless nerds
5 for evil
MurgatroidMendelbaum - 2015-01-22
Those who left the house without maternal supervision knew what they were getting themselves into.

magnesium - 2015-01-22
In all fairness, this was a TLC reality show, so the producers almost certainly encouraged these people to act as eccentric as possible and then only showed the weirdest footage they could get.

I've never really gotten into the whole comic con culture (I went to one convention once. It was overcrowded to the point of being dangerous and the fire department showed up to kick everyone out so I left and got sushi.) but I do kind of get people who are so socially anxious that they can't have normal conversations without predetermined sets of topics like shows or movies that they enjoy. I probably would have made a lot more friends in my 20s if I had attended shit like this instead of whatever it is I actually did with that decade.
dairyqueenlatifah - 2015-01-22
Honestly....I didn't find this bad at all. It made me smile.

The exception being when the mom was following around Robin Girl and her date. That was some CWC-grade cringe material.
The Mothership - 2015-01-22
all of my stars are for Ashlee, Anna's Best Friend.
fluffy - 2015-01-23
So, they do this at Emerald City Comicon, which is hosted in Seattle, one of the gayest cities in the country (if not the world). Because of the gay population here they actually do run a couple of gay speed-dating sessions. However, they still require there to be an equal number of women and men at them.

I wonder if they understand what "gay" means.
Dib - 2015-01-27
I imagine you're only going to meet one type of guy dressed like Robin. I don't believe you will be his type.
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