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Where's a nerd when you need one? [Aug. 12th, 2009|09:51 pm]

So, I'm in IT. This is a recent development; although I have been working as a systems analyst for years, I've always been on the business/ops side. But a few months ago, I was lured over to the Dark Side and joined my company's IT staff.

Earlier this week, we had a meeting to discuss a new proposed migration schedule. (Admit it - you want to be me right now, don't you?) At one point in the discussion, when there was concern that there wouldn't be enough time to complete all the work within the scheduled window, I commented, Unless someone has a TARDIS I don't think we're going to be able to manage it.

No one blinked. No one cracked a smile, not even in a boy-that-was-lame-even-for-you way. After the meeting, I was talking with some of my colleagues and it turns out none of them had ever heard of Dr. Who.

How? How is this possible? How can I be in a room with 25 IT people and none of them are as nerdy as I am?


From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-13 09:21 am (UTC)

Curious and Curiouser...

How odd, since BBC America and the SyFy (ack) Channel have been running the exploits of the the latest Doctor (David Tennant) the 10th Doctor and voted Favorite Doctor for all time--the BBC offered him 1.5 million to stay on when his contract was up--which is now--and he TURNED THEM DOWN to go do "Hamlet" with the Royal Shakespeare Company. "Hello, London! I'm the Prince of Denmark!"

(current earworm being "Hamlet: The Musical" as done by the the Castaways of "Gilligan's Island":'Neither a borrower or a lender be...')
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2009-08-13 12:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Curious and Curiouser...

I know! To me, not knowing about Dr. Who is like not knowing Star Trek.

As an aside, I am loving Torchwood.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-17 09:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Curious and Curiouser...

Not knowing Dr. Who (at least the Tom Baker one) or the Original Trek or Dark Shadows or X-Files or Led Zeppelin, for that matter! They're Aliens or they've been under a ROCK since 1968!! What is the deal???

Oh, well, that makes two of us, Girlfriend. FIVE STRAIGHT NIGHTS OF "TORCHWOOD", so, what's not to love? When the relationship between Gwen & Rhys is so real you can spread it with a knife? And Captain Jack with all his sins remembered. The last few looks on his face. Oh, Captain, my Captain. And Russell Davies at his finest. The BBC would be insane not to order another series.

On another note, the new supernatural series "Being Human" was a breath of fresh air. Yet another group who've left their "Handbook For The Recently Deceased" on the bus. Making it up as they go. Could be worse. Could be...whoaohnonono--I am NOT saying it, not with yet ANOTHER Atlantic hurricane brooding and stalking the Gulf Coast! ACK!

When the new, much anticipated, written by Stephen ("The Girl in the Fireplace") Moffat episode of Dr. Who came on, with the ex-"Bionic Woman" as the new Companion, it was a complete letdown. There seemed to be no heart (or hearts) to it. Or say I'd rather have seen what Rose Tyler and her hard-won one-hearted Doctor were getting up to. And I wonder how long it will take Donna to dream what dreams may come. (Of course since "Dr. Who" is owned by the BBC, it's only allowed to go just so far. RATS.)

Well. After all that's said and done, I'm finding it a slog to get through the rest of "I, Claudius". Mercy me.

holding out for a hero
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[User Picture]From: chicken_cem
2009-08-14 02:29 pm (UTC)
What? What? But, that's not possible! Someone in the group must just be really shy.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-17 10:03 pm (UTC)

You've Either Got Or You Haven't Got...

I'm probably reinterating myself over/about/on the subject of Captain Jack Harkness, but how can you NOT be smitten with a man who can wear suspenders like that???!!

Be still, my whispering pulses...

not shy
a relationshipper
and a Goth before Goth was cool
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