Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Age of the Geek

Actor Dominic Monaghan once said, ~The term "geek" to me is like you having a passion, interest in something that is unabashed and you don't care if people think it's not cool. You think its cool and that's your thing.~ Without a doubt, when you think about having a passionate interests you don't necessarily consider this 97.5 WABD radio personality a geek judging by the outside exterior. However, on the inside beats the heart of one of the geekiest people not only residing in the Gulf Coast, but a guy who I consider a friend. Granted, it may not seem cool to a select number of people who don't listen to the hit music station or know him personally; yet, its cool to the listening audience such as myself who is indeed a fellow geek as well in regards to being a fan of a well known movie franchise. In any case, his geeky interests fall into 3 categories: sippy cups, sports, and Star Wars.

Let me ask you this question, what do you personally own that it has essentially become a part of you to the point where you've possibly named it? I think it's safe to say it may be considerably geeky for the rather hulking 6th member of the WABD team but at the same time has a considerable soft spot for something he's been using to drink out of, which is a well known fact for those who know the back story. For it's at times a humorous situation to the point where his fellow radio mates have ragged him about the seemingly odd relationship shared with it. Unfortunately, the aforementioned sippy cup was replaced with a new one and even though it may possibly have been a difficult transition to part ways with, but he knows how truly reliable is was for him.

If you think about it, a person can most definitely be considered a passionate sports geek, especially if you're from Detroit such as this individual. You see, his loyalty and blood bleeds the Detroit teams of Tiger Baseball and Red Wings Hockey evident by the jerseys he consistently wears. True, he may appear to be a jock, but when you talk to, hear him on the radio, and/or read his FB statuses he'll mention player stats, history, as well as anything that interests him concerning the sports of Detroit, Michigan. Of course, he's also the emcee of the Pensacola Ice Flyers keep the audience not only thoroughly entertained but inform too. Let me tell you something, many would wholeheartedly agree he's doing an awesome job and is absolutely have fun at the same time.

For the question can be asked to the ladies of the Gulf Coast, do you think owning a Darth Vader costume is considered an attractive quality in your own personal dating/relationship list? Women, more often than not, wouldn't think it's attractive but when the guy owning it does the g thing(gym) in order to keep himself fit I would fair to guess they'll check it off on their list as a positive. As I said before, he's a fellow Star Wars geek who I know after having a conversation with him concerning if he ever gets married some day and needs a hobby his would build his own R2D2 unit. Plus, during a recent Star Wars themed Ice Flyers game he was able to take video and a pic with R2. So, take note ladies if any of you one day are lucky enough to marry this guy just know what you'll be getting yourself into.

In retrospect, Scott Adams or just known as Scotty by his friends is a geek and will proudly proclaim it. Thinking about it, you have to give it up for a dude who geeks out over certain youtube clips, old Japanese tv series on DVD like Ultraman, or whatever the case my be because it shows how geeky he can be. Personally speaking, it's an honor to call him a friend and a fellow Star Wars enthusiast despite owning a Darth Vader costume. Who am I to judge since I own a Yoda costume myself...but I digress. Ultimately, geeks stick together and you can always count on him to show his geekiness whether on the radio or in person. In the end, the age of the geek is at hand and it's a safe bet Scotty will be at the forefront leading the charge.

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