A new Home for Shame
January 7, 2004 2:32 AM   Subscribe

Pathetic Geek Stories have moved onto their own place. No longer a sub category of The Onion, or more correctly, The A.V Club, PGS is a collection of humiliating points in adolescence, some that bring tears of laughter and others that make you cringe. As a long time fan, I love to go through the archives and relive my junior high pain. Navigation is simple and they load quickly for me (T1). Enjoy!
posted by Dagobert (9 comments total)
Great stuff, Dagobert - thanks. Only mere cable here but it loads quickly too . Also, thanks for reminding me how funny The Onion can still be: witness "$11000 A Year Doesn't Go As Far As You Probably Think".
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:28 AM on January 7, 2004

I've seen my own life reflected in PGS far too many times - I'm glad it has its own home. I also have great respect for (and jealousy toward) artists who figure out a gig where their readers contribute all the content.

As to the oft-heralded "decline" of the Onion, I don't really buy it - perhaps we've become overly familiar with the method of delivery, but I'll still laugh out loud from time to time, and that's not something I do very often...
posted by jalexei at 5:21 AM on January 7, 2004

Who's talking bad about The Onion?! That is still the most consistently funny website I know of.

There have been times when I thought about sending in a personal pathetic geek story of my own, but I have so many I wouldn't know where to start picking one.
posted by wsg at 7:07 AM on January 7, 2004

Wow, you people are a buch of geeks.

*beats everyone up, takes lunches*
posted by jonmc at 7:54 AM on January 7, 2004


(mumbles under breath as jonmc walks away) Someday I'll be cool, and you'll be putting gas in my car... Did I drop my 20-sided die?
posted by jalexei at 8:02 AM on January 7, 2004

Actually, from 5th to 8th grade, I was a major-league dork myself. But then in high school, I discovered booze, dope and heavy metal (sadly not sex, though) and began hanging around with a rougher crowd. We were far from popular, but we weren't messed with as much. I never did convert to being a bully though. When I see a bunch of people of any persuasion (and all persuasions do it when they're in groups of like minded people) it gets me on edge.
posted by jonmc at 8:07 AM on January 7, 2004


i have always been a dork...
posted by lotsofno at 9:41 AM on January 7, 2004

I laughed, I cried, I saw myself in way too many situations.
posted by tommasz at 4:03 PM on January 7, 2004

I am a geek who was popular and who could catch a ball. I was a bully but also have a good heart.

I'd rather be evil.
posted by firestorm at 5:23 PM on January 8, 2004

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