1. That’s really cool that you got to meet a local celebrity!

    My geekiest/funniest moment of the year involved you! At the Capstrat SMC meeting. We had connected via Twitter, but I was still clueless as to who this other Buckley was.

    I was terrified you were going to be a jerk, thankfully you were an awesome Buckley 🙂

  2. Hm… I guess I’m having a little problem figuring out exactly what it means to “geek out”. Originally, a geek was the person in a circus sideshow or carnival midway who would do something really disgusting for shock value and freak-show delight. The classic was the geek who would bite the head off of a live chicken – Performance Art meets Roger Corman. Of course, they would do lots of other revolting things too, I don’t want to minimize their oeuvre. The geek was usually an alcoholic, drug addict and/or mentally ill person who was essentially homeless and willing to do anything for his next fix… and sometimes just for the sheer “fuck you” comment to society. This makes me wonder what exactly you did to that cute rubber bird after the picture was taken and how are you feeling now?
    I see in an online dictionary that the first definition for “geek” is: “A person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy”. If so, then it’s tough for me to narrow down what I “geek out” over – so many choices, so little time.
    The second definition is “A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.” In which case, to “geek out” over something must mean to be single-minded to the point of boring everybody in your social circle.
    WAIT A MINUTE!! I think I just geeked out over the term “geek out”!

    This has been your Sunday morning Meta-moment.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.

    1. @Michael – I think you just blew my mind. I knew I could count on you to provide me with totally necessary knowledge. This is why you are awesome. But that is definitely really interesting to see the transition of the word GEEK as we know it. AHHH so many geek moments.

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