|Albuquerque Halsey |
"it doesn't matter what you obsess over
nerds just gotta obsess about something
so you can research alternative energy or, more likely, beat a video game very quickly, or draw a cartoon.
it's okay though, there are people on the internet that will tell you you're doing a great job
and since people say you're doing great it's gotta be just as good as other things people say are great, right?
nerds do not redefine adulthood, they waste it.
i am not telling a joke. you are terrible."
I had to google that. the person that writes that has a lot of unfortunate issues.
it's just that their is a lot of real estate between people who do science for a living, to people who are maybe a little too into their hobbies, to people who obsess over their hobbies at the expense of everything else.
I'd rather have the government use my taxes to subsidize people just doing shit like this than have them work at McDonalds or something. At least this has some redeeming social value.
I'd like communities to voluntarily support him through mechanisms like charity, Patreon, and per-view ad monetization, but I fully agree with the spirit of what OZ said! LGR is a delightful man, he's got a rare and useful skill (cataloguing dead technology is more important than one might assume), and really? Between doing this, or working fifty hours a week at a restaurant, then coming home to drink beer and watch cable television, I'd rather he did this.
Interestingly, LGR with his friendly demeanor and house full of obscure technology, is sort of like what I imagine OZ, with his friendly demeanor and house full of obscure technology, to be.
Yeah and, as others have suggested John Campbell may not be the best role model either. A few years after he wrote that he turned that cynicism on himself, and on society, and seemingly the world the world at large in a fit of profound depression. He abandoned everything, burned the books his kickstarter funded and last I heard he was more or less homeless and living in various farm communes.
Props for practicing what you preach I guess. .
I'm a bit taller and a bit thinner and I talk more like a cross between Lindybeige and Tommy Chong, but your impression is probably not too far off.
What's the quote from, by the way? I googled various parts of it and the best I got was "how to be a nerd" on Wikihow.
an older webcomic called "Pictures for Sad Children."
It's actually a really good read if you can find it and like depressive humor.
Bus Ain't Coming posted a link above to the kickstarter that funded a book of it that also signaled the beginning of the end, when the author had a complete breakdown which he details on the kickstarter page itself.
I did eventually find it.
Not entirely wrong.
Yeah, but can I get this in a corneal implant?
I like this guy, he seems to put a lot of time into researching his topics. Also he does a spot on Duke Nukem' impersonation.
Born in the RSR
His thrift shop hunts are oddly entertaining for me, I wish we had second-hand stores like that in Romania.
I can tell I am going to be watching a lot of his videos already. I think I also finally understand ASMR too.
His videos are great, meme, I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with them! He's got an awesome voice, he's genuinely educational (as Scrimmjob points out, he does a lot of research), and best of all, he's not a douchebag - a rare commodity these days.
Descent would be awesome on this.
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