Wednesday, September 17, 2008

On awful geek jokes

On awful geek jokes

"And other Boolean logic terms you can use in this search engine are 'or', 'and', 'before' and 'eor'," said the geek-in-charge of our seminar on Applied Geekery.

The Napoleon Dynamite-alike looked out onto a sea of blank faces.

"Does anyone," he finally asked, "Know what 'eor' is?"

Still blank faces, and the sound of snoozing from the back row.

"Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Eor? Eor?"

I knew, for I have secret geek skills. And, to be honest, it always pays to be awake at moments like this, no matter how long the seminar and how dull the speaker, for you might need to be FULL OF WIN at any time.

"Eor? Anyone?"

Hand in the air. A toothy smile, thankful that at least someone in the audience was paying attention two hours after lunch.

"Yes.. you... the stylish chap with the chiselled good looks."

"A donkey."

"Get. Out."

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