Saturday, January 20, 2007

Bring It On!

You know I don't front for people, but I saw a couple ads in Rue Morgue and I checked them out and they are for awesome tshirts. The first is a great zombie-related one:

I can't wait for mine to come in the mail. I will have to go to extra horror conventions just to justify the purchase. (Hmm, how many tshirts does that make for this excuse? Not too many.)

The second I won't buy, but it proves how strong is my geek-fu. (I confess - it took me a couple minutes, and I had to Google to confirm my guess.)

Let's see who else gets it. I'm especially interested who will be most geeked-out - the Los Alamos geeks, the academic geeks, the book salespeople geeks, or the horror geeks. (Wow, talk about a battle. I guess I can referee, since my allegiances are clearly split.)

(Saturday PM) OH - first blood already is drawn by the glowing team from Los Alamos! They do us proud!

(Sunday AM) OH - and a bright Sunday morning sees the Hilltoppers still in the lead! The other teams are faltering badly! This could be a geek annihilation!

(Sunday afternoon) BUT - the horror community brings in one correct, and we're all tied up:

(Sunday PM) BUT OUCH! Another academic logs in, and digs them FURTHER into the hole of defeat! That's gotta hurt!

(Monday AM) OH - the academics finally rouse from their wintry lethargy and take time out from their busy schedule of shaping young minds to get on the board!

Los Alamos - 1 out of 2 respondents answered correctly - 50% (and BONUS - FIRST CORRECT RESPONSE!!)
Academics - 1 out of 3 respondents answered correctly -33%
Book salespeople - 0 out of 1 answered correctly - 0%
Horror people - 1 out of 2 answered correctly - 50%

Well, two days of silence, so I have to assume others didn't find this question as interesting as I did, so I'm calling it for Los Alamos and posting the answer in comments.


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Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Oh, and Los Alamos takes first blood. And extra points for Bill knowing that the answer must be stated VERY precisely.

BUT - let's have this as how many of each division of geeks gets it. I'll try to keep a tally. Good luck.

12:06 AM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Bill's correct answer has been taken off. I was willing to trust everyone else not to look, but others want this to be a completely fair fight, above question. The horror community brings in one correct, and the contest is now tied.

3:18 PM  
Blogger RPK said...

I saw the answer before it was removed, and was as ignorant as before. Is this a trekkie thing?

9:58 PM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

Rob, it's hard to know which is more embarrassing - to know the answer, or not to know it at all. (This is why my protestation of needing to Google it, but then being correct, sort of covered my bases - not so geeky as to know the answer immediately and without hesitation, but being right anyway.)

10:09 PM  
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9:40 AM  
Blogger KPaffenroth said...

The correct answer is that this tshirt represents the insignia of an Imperial Grand Moff, especially Grand Moff Tarkin, usually referred to as the commander of the Death Star in the original Star Wars (which now goes by the ridiculous name Episode IV - how can the original be IV?).

5:46 PM  

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