posted on May, 21 2005 @ 10:43 AM
Funny article I found comparing Star Wars nerds to baseball rotisserie nerds, the timing is good as the new Star Wars movie was just released.
Never understood the "Star Wars'' thing. Oh, sure, the movies are OK. But nobody has ever been able to sufficiently explain the benefits of wasting
a whole day in line instead of waiting 10 days, showing up 10 minutes before start time and still having a chance to stop for popcorn.
"Star Wars'' geeks vs. Rotisserie geeks. Who's less nerdy? (If you're both, sorry, you're too far gone.)
* "Star Wars'' geeks show up at noon for a 9 p.m. start, for a movie that would be the exact same experience three months later. Roto geeks stay up
until 3 a.m. to see the Web site update the league standings, in June, for a season that ends in October.
"Star Wars'' geeks. At least they get a good night's sleep.
* Every few years, "Star Wars'' geeks put their lives on hold to celebrate George Lucas' latest offering. Every night, roto geeks put their lives on
hold in the faint hope that Ray Durham will steal a base.
"Star Wars'' geeks. They're never disappointed.
* "Star Wars'' geeks don't date because their parents won't allow girls in the basement. Roto geeks don't date because no girl could ever be as
exciting as Todd Helton playing at Coors Field.
Roto geeks. At least it's their own choice.
* "Star Wars'' geeks know Queen Amidala's entire family tree. Roto geeks know the Rangers' fifth starter.
"Star Wars'' geeks. Would you rather look at Natalie Portman or Ryan Drese?
* True "Star Wars'' geeks wear costumes and/or carry light sabers. True roto geeks wear baseball hats and carry a sports section folded over to the
Roto geeks. Sometimes it's better to blend in.
So that makes it 3-2, "Star Wars.'' Let's throw in a bonus question: If the life story were made into a movie, who's more likely to be played by the
kid from "Napoleon Dynamite''?
We'll call that one a tie.