I am not a Nerd

I am nerdier than 62% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Janet has a declared a nerd-off, and all the ScienceBlogs bloggers are bragging about their nerdiness. They’re showing off scores on nerd quizzes. As you can see I’m not so nerdy (compared to the other bloggers here). My standing as a “Low-Rank Nerd” might qualify me for excommunication from the ScienceBlogs society. I’m a remedial programmer. I have a mediocre understanding of the periodic table. I was never into Star Trek, reading books, or playing Dungeons and Dragons. I like sports.

While I may not be a nerd, I do have a surprise for you below the fold.


I am (or rather was) a geek. You see, I was raised in circus family, and I rose to some prominence in the sideshow. I did the usual bit of swallowing swords, eating fire, and impaling my skin with various sharp objects. Then, for my closing number, I would bite the head off of a live chicken.

You may have me beat when it comes to nerdiness, but I am the geekiest geek at ScienceBlogs.


  1. #1 Amit
    September 7, 2006
  2. #2 Geoff Wozniak
    September 8, 2006

    I got a 62 as well, but I don’t think I’m geeky.

    Odd that I’m a low-ranking nerd when I spend most of my day writing Lisp code trying to finish my Comp Sci doctoral thesis. I think the test is skewed toward those who work in wet labs…

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