Fabulous Farding Friday: Nerds

Okay, I admit it. I am a little nerdy. And I have finally taken a test to prove it.

I am nerdier than 62% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

So, what? I like being able to say that I know a thing or two about computers. I like it when people ask me for help with the computer. And I love getting underneath the case of a computer as much as a carguy loves getting underneath the hood of a car.

I also like science fiction shows. I don’t get to watch much, but I love to watch Star Trek, Stargate SG-1, and the like. My score is perhaps pretty low on thie nerd score because I haven’t seen Star Wars III yet. But, I usually don’t catch movies until the dollar theater or video.

The thing is that nerds are going to take over the world. We are becoming increasing a more important part of our society. So, I am glad that I am part of the nerdom that will one day rule the world. So, I invite you all to just bow down to me now.

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Gag Order On Google

A few months back, Michael Medved, had as a guest on his program one of the founders of BuyBlue.org to discuss the merits of their website and program. Buy Blue is basically an organization that lists which companied donate to liberal and conservative caused, thus informing consumers of who their purchases effect the political climate.

Their mission statement reads:

You may have voted blue, but every day you unknowingly help dump millions of dollars into the conservative war chest. By purchasing products and services from companies that donate heavily to conservatives, we have been compromising our own interests as liberals and progressives. BuyBlue.org is a concerted effort to lift the veil of corporate patronage, so consumers can make informed buying decisions that coincide with their principles.

Well, wanting the be the informed consumer, and be sure that I supported those companies whose principles coincided with my principles. I checked out BuyBlue.org.

While for the most part, I wasn’t too shocked by what I had found, the real kicker was looking at Google.com. I really didn’t know what to expect to find, but was was thinking that it would either be neutral or conservative leaning. I was quite shocked to find that it was given a 100% rating as a blue company.

My first thought was that I should boycott Google. After all, their are plenty of other search engines I could use. After all, Yahoo has a neutral rating, with PAC contributions going mostly to conservatives.

But I hate Yahoo!. I have hated them for the longest time. So, I gave up on the idea of a Google boycott.

Until, I heard (again on the Michael Medved Show) that google true colors were revealed. Apparently, They banned an ad that leaned politically to the right, when they had accepted an ad that leaned just as politically to the left.

Well, that was strike two.

So, I decided that maybe I should start a partial ban of google. You know only use google, when other search engines aren’t performing like I would like them to (Don’t ask me about the time I did a filtered image search at Excite.com for cowgirls, and had to shut down the browsers because I was searching for/with my daughters.)

Anyway, I have had to resort to google, about 90% of the time (probably even more). I am going through google withdrawals, sort of. I would be in complete withdrawl if it weren’t only a partial ban. I hope that strike three doesn’t come for a vary long time. Otherwise, I am going to have to start using Yahoo!.

My Free Time

Here is how I plan on spending my freetime for the next few months:

The Amazing Race
No this is not just another Survivor-type show. This is a real competition, that has to do more with reality than any other so-call “reality TV” show. The action is intense, you love to hate to competitors and you love to love the competitors. So, see the real personality of every player, because it isn’t so much about how much you can manipulate.

Baseball
More specifically, I will be following the Arizona Diamondbacks. They were the worst in both leagues last year, but I still cheer for them. I will also be playing a little fantasy ball as I cheer my D-backs along.

Sea3D
Don’t even click on this link unless you want to be addicted. Now, if you are a familiar with the board game Settlers of Catan, then you probably already have the addiction, so click on ahead. Otherwise, don’t say I didn’t warn you. This is a fun board game that involves a little of everything (strategy, luck, good humer, and hope.)