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I'm late for leaving on a trip, so this will be quick. The Dark Knight Rises is a completely worthy capstone to the Nolan/Bale Batman trilogy. It turns the trilogy intoReview: The Dark Knight Rises (no spoilers)

I'm gonna try starting a recurring series here at Caddickisms. Every Tuesday I'll post a video for your enjoyment and/or edification. In other words, I'm gonna embed a video hereComing Soon: Tuesday TubeWatch

Why Americans love to shoplift meat. - By Brendan I. Koerner - Slate Magazine Meat is the #1 item shoplifted from grocery stores. That has got to be one of theSwiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Given my erratic posting schedule lately no one would probably notice the hole, but I'm going where the internet doesn't reach for a few days so there won't be anyThe Sounds of Silence

To continue with the theme of my last post... Clark Aldrich talked about the similarities of video games and training simulations in one of his blogs for ASTD's Learning Circuits: Computer gamesVideo games and simulations

Today we're having an installation of "What to do, What not to do" for percussionists. What to do Back in college I had the privilege of seeing a percussion group called NexusPercussionists: Object lesson for today

The preview makes it look like Roslin is the last Cylon, but is that just trailer-trickery? Get your vote in now, before all is revealed next week! (A few names onBSG: The Last Cylon Revealed!

(Man, I'm actually burning through my movie picks this year. This is awesome - big thank you to my parents for babysitting.) Tonight my wife and I settled in for theReview: Captain America

To review: I’m talking about an article on ZDNet that tries to make the case for streaming first-run movies to a home theater. In the first part, I laid out the argument theyMovie Theater vs. Home Theater (part 3)

There are a lot of challenges that instructional designers and trainers face in developing and delivering courses in a corporate environment. For instance, usually there is barely time to getChallenge students?! Are you crazy?!

Quicktime trailerI post this in remembrance of a hapless rabbit in a very early Simpsons episode. (Mike, you'll know exactly the scene I'm talking about when you reach the endTrailer: Hancock

I'm reading a lot more comics/graphic novels now than I ever have. Sadly, that's not saying much, since I only read individual unconnected issues at a time - I neverAn attache case, an underground government, and a Spider-Man on the edge

Yeah, I got this from a chain mail, but it's the first one to make me laugh out loud in a few years, so here you go...   A Lawyer and aHow to make $490

To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is "off the hook!" I don't like a lot of the "talent competitions" that are on TV. American Idol isReview: The Sing-Off

It's time for my annual(ish) list of movies I want to catch this year. Strap in and let the trailers wash over you like pure adrenalin. (Not that I know whatMovieWatch 2013

How geeky are you, really? – 7 day challenge

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Answer one question I think people visiting my blog may have.

Let’s be honest: I have no idea what question you guys/gals may have. Y’all need to speak up more for me to discern that.

So that leaves me with a choice – I can come up with some completely self-serving question like “what’s the best post you’ve written?” or I can make up something that allows me to talk about something I want to talk about.

I don’t really feel like doing either of those, so let’s go with this: “how geeky are you, really?”

Well, let’s look at the evidence:

  • I’ve never worn a costume while attending a Sci-fi convention.
  • I have attended multiple sci-fi conventions.

For most of you, that’s probably all you need to know, isn’t it? It won’t matter what else I list. That second bullet puts me squarely in geek-dom. For the rest of you, though, let’s go on.

  • I can quote from Babylon 5, Star Wars, Star Trek, and many other sci-fi properties.
  • I listen to movie commentaries.
  • I read comic books.
  • I wanted to be in the A-V Club in high school (but I wasn’t – though I’m not sure if this is an argument for or against geekiness)
  • I’ve done programming and scripting in the past.
  • I understand the parts of a computer.
  • I still wave my hand at motion sensitive doors to “open” them with The Force.
  • I own some Star Wars technical manuals, and have read them cover to cover.
  • I’ve slept out to buy tickets for The Phantom Menace. At 4 in the morning in that parking lot I played Star Wars Trivial Pursuit against the other gathered geeks and won.
  • I momentarily considered changing our wedding date when I realized Attack of the Clones was premiering that week — and while that was only a fleeting thought, I did make her stop to watch it on the 10-hour drive home from our honeymoon.

For expansion on some of the above, go read my post on the Coalition of Awesomess about my geek obsession. (and there’s more evidence… I write on more than one blog.)

Now, I could go on but I think I’ve made my case. I consider myself a geek. But I recognize that there are some more hard-core geeks out there who may disagree and want to obsess (somewhat geekily) about the level of my geekiness. So I put it to you to vote:

How geeky is Jeff, really?

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Feel free to back up your vote with derision, praise, or general observation below in the comments.

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