How White and Nerdy are you?

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I had this idea around a decade ago and never got around to posting it, but now I want to post it. Basically, it goes through the lyrics of Weird Al Yankovic's song "White and Nerdy", a parody of Chamillionaire's song "Ridin'". For each part of the song, give yourself one point if you fully align with the lyric, and 3/4, 1/2, or 1/4 point if you feel you partially align with it. You can elaborate more on how you align with it in the comments. This scoring is subjective and not meant to be taken seriously. But you can compete to see who's the whitest and nerdiest of CFC!

Mow your front lawn
First in class
At MIT
Champion at D&D
Escher is favorite MC
Earl grey tea
Stationary rims
Cherry action figures
Stephen Hawking in library
Pimped out MySpace
People begging for Top 8 spaces
Know pi to 1000 places
No grills
Still wear braces
Order all sandwiches with mayonnaise
Whiz at Minesweeper
Number one at Pascal
Vector calculus just for fun
Don’t have a gat
Have a soldering gun
Happy Days is favorite theme song
Could kick butt in a game of ping pong
Ace any trivia quiz you bring on
Fluent in JavaScript
As well as Klingon
Roll on a Segway

X-Men comics
Pocket protector
Ergonomic keyboard
Shopping online for deals on writeable media
Edit Wikipedia
Memorized Holy Grail
Business doing websites
Homepage for dog
Got a fanny pack
From the gap
Nights popping bubble wrap
Nerdy in the extreme
Whiter than sour cream
AV club
Glee club
Chess team
Only hard question do you like Kirk or Picard
Weekend at the Renaissance fair
Name on underwear

Spoiler My results spoilered for space :

Mow your front lawn 1/2 (mowed my parents' law as a teen but now live in an aparment)
First in class
At MIT
Champion at D&D x (I've played since freshman year of college)
Escher is favorite MC x
Earl grey tea x
Stationary rims x
Cherry action figures
Stephen Hawking in library
Pimped out MySpace
People begging for Top 8 spaces
Know pi to 1000 places 1/4 (memorized it to ~30 places in 4th grade)
No grills x
Still wear braces
Order all sandwiches with mayonnaise
Whiz at Minesweeper x
Number one at Pascal
Vector calculus just for fun 1/4 (I know it but don't do it for fun)
Don’t have a gat x
Have a soldering gun
Happy Days is favorite theme song
Could kick butt in a game of ping pong (I like ping pong but am bad at it)
Ace any trivia quiz you bring on 1/2 (my friends and I usually get 2nd or 3rd at bar trivia)
Fluent in JavaScript
As well as Klingon
Roll on a Segway

X-Men comics
Pocket protector
Ergonomic keyboard
Shopping online for deals on writeable media
Edit Wikipedia x
Memorized Holy Grail 1/4 (haven't memorized it but like it)
Business doing websites
Homepage for dog
Got a fanny pack
From the gap
Nights popping bubble wrap
Nerdy in the extreme 1/4 (somewhat but not super nerdy)
Whiter than sour cream
AV club
Glee club
Chess team x
Only hard question do you like Kirk or Picard
Weekend at the Renaissance fair 1/4 (enjoy them but only go annually)
Name on underwear


Total points: 11 1/4
 
Mow your front lawn 1
First in class 1
At MIT
Champion at D&D 1/4
Escher is favorite MC
Earl grey tea 1
Stationary rims 1
Cherry action figures
Stephen Hawking in library
Pimped out MySpace
People begging for Top 8 spaces
Know pi to 1000 places
No grills 1
Still wear braces
Order all sandwiches with mayonnaise 1
Whiz at Minesweeper 1/2
Number one at Pascal
Vector calculus just for fun
Don’t have a gat 1
Have a soldering gun 3/4
Happy Days is favorite theme song 1/4
Could kick butt in a game of ping pong
Ace any trivia quiz you bring on 1/2
Fluent in JavaScript
As well as Klingon
Roll on a Segway

X-Men comics
Pocket protector
Ergonomic keyboard
Shopping online for deals on writeable media
Edit Wikipedia 1/4
Memorized Holy Grail
Business doing websites
Homepage for dog
Got a fanny pack
From the gap
Nights popping bubble wrap
Nerdy in the extreme
Whiter than sour cream 1/2
AV club
Glee club
Chess team 1
Only hard question do you like Kirk or Picard
Weekend at the Renaissance fair 1
Name on underwear

Score = 12

So, so far, I'm the white and nerdiest!

My favorite MC is MC Beth. I think that's maybe on a par with Escher, so maybe I could give myself a half or quarter point there.
 
I'm a bit under 8.


Speaking of white and nerdy, I really liked the new Blackberry movie.
No matter how many years passed, one guy held a torch for dressing like Dire Straits forever.

 
I feel like I'm very bad at a lot of the listed things but I'm very white and very nerdy in other ways :D

But mostly it seems to be an income thing. Didn't have a front lawn growing up. Took 30 years for one of those and it's still rented hah. Didn't have Internet for MySpace. Couldn't learn Klingon in the same way. No soldering gun (but we had them at high school). Couldn't afford comics (beyond weekly copies of the Dandy). And so on, and so on.

A lot of these things carry through, because I got good at other things.

That said, very much someone who likes DnD. Even if I was a pretty huge munchkin in hindsight. Make a job out of Javascript now, but graduated uni not knowing it. Atypical in that sense. But man, still, very nerdy.
 
I feel like I'm very bad at a lot of the listed things but I'm very white and very nerdy in other ways :D

But mostly it seems to be an income thing. Didn't have a front lawn growing up. Took 30 years for one of those and it's still rented hah. Didn't have Internet for MySpace. Couldn't learn Klingon in the same way. No soldering gun (but we had them at high school). Couldn't afford comics (beyond weekly copies of the Dandy). And so on, and so on.

A lot of these things carry through, because I got good at other things.

That said, very much someone who likes DnD. Even if I was a pretty huge munchkin in hindsight. Make a job out of Javascript now, but graduated uni not knowing it. Atypical in that sense. But man, still, very nerdy.

How much was Dandy?

I had Byster and Whizzer & Chips they cost $1 each in the 80s.
 
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8 points. I got called "professor" in 7th grade. I was great at quizzes. Still am.

I'm rather pale, gotta up those hemoglobin levels.
 
You live in a country where it is normal to classify people by the color of their skin?
1) yes, I live in the USA
2) you said your score is a zero so you’re already playing
 
+1 Very pale
+.25 put mayonnaise on a few sandwiches


1.25 total
 
No grills x

Give yourself one point for this unless you wear one of these things
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edited again: in fact give yourself 2 points since you probably didn't know what this was referring to
 
Spoiler :

1) Mow your front lawn - don't have a lawn
2) First in class - no
3) At MIT - no
4) Champion at D&D - no
5) Escher is favorite MC - nope, had to Google who this was
6) Earl grey tea - drink this every day, but only because it's the least-bad option in my work office. 1/2 point
7) Stationary rims - yes, 1 point
8) Cherry action figures - no
9) Stephen Hawking in library - I do have a Stephen Hawking book so 1 point
10) Pimped out MySpace - no
11) People begging for Top 8 spaces - no
12) Know pi to 1000 places - I know pi to two (2) decimal places
13) No grills - never worn one, 1 point
14) Still wear braces - never wore braces
15) Order all sandwiches with mayonnaise - mayonnaise viscerally disgusts me
16) Whiz at Minesweeper - always was pretty bad at Minesweeper, but I played it, so 1/4 point
17) Number one at Pascal - don't even know what this is
18) Vector calculus just for fun - no
19) Don’t have a gat - no
20) Have a soldering gun - no
21) Happy Days is favorite theme song - no
22) Could kick butt in a game of ping pong - unlikely
23) Ace any trivia quiz you bring on - I'll give myself 1/4 here because there are certain subjects where I excel at trivia
24) Fluent in JavaScript - no
25) As well as Klingon - no
26) Roll on a Segway - never

27) X-Men comics - no
28) Pocket protector - no
29) Ergonomic keyboard - no but I'm giving myself 1/4 because I have one of those light-up keyboards
30) Shopping online for deals on writeable media - no, and this is kinda funny because it's dated, everyone shops online now
31) Edit Wikipedia - I have ever edited wikipedia, 1/2 point
32) Memorized Holy Grail - I can quote a few lines, 1/4 point
33) Business doing websites - no
34) Homepage for dog - no
35) Got a fanny pack - no
36) From the gap - no
37) Nights popping bubble wrap - I have ever done this. 1 point
--) Nerdy in the extreme - this one is tautological, I'm not counting it in the total points or giving myself a point for it
38) Whiter than sour cream - I tan well, so no
39) AV club - no
40) Glee club - no
41) Chess team - no
42) Only hard question do you like Kirk or Picard - no
43) Weekend at the Renaissance fair - no
44) Name on underwear - no


I scored 4.75 out of 44
 
Virtually none of these despite being an anglo dude who literally works in statistics, a lot of them don't apply in this country
 
A specific list of the ones that don't exist here:

First in class
At MIT
Got a fanny pack
From the gap
AV club
Glee club
Chess team

and possibly
Stephen Hawking in library
Don’t have a gat (I don't know what that is)
Weekend at the Renaissance fair

Also have never had a lawn but that's a me thing
 
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