I was thinking the other day. People say that geeks don't care about cool things, or about being cool.
This is a bald-faced lie.
Geeks care about cool as much as anybody. We just define it differently.
Science is cool; celeb gossip is not.
Neil Gaiman is cool; Janet Ivanovich is boring
ComiCon is cool; the latest runway show is dull.
Weird Al is cool; Justin Timberlake is entirely made of FAIL and LOSE
Joss Whedon is cool; Jerry Bruckheimer needs to go away, preferably using the Boots of Escaping
Reading is cool; sitcoms need to be fed to the Sarlaac
Other cool things include: Corellian blood stripes, email, mythology, Gaelic, esperanto, l33t, lolcats, MST3K, Jim Henson, roleplaying games, the internet, and Macs.