Tonight is the Sexiest Geek Alive Contest
June 20, 2001 6:34 PM   Subscribe

Tonight is the Sexiest Geek Alive Contest in San Jose. Who will be crowned Sexiest Geek?! I can barely contain my enthusiasm for this (is it just me, or do they sound like the cast on a really awful and boring reality tv show?).
posted by mathowie (20 comments total)
I wouldn't fuck a single one of those people. THEY ALL LOSE.
posted by solistrato at 6:45 PM on June 20, 2001

I wouldn't fuck a single one of those people. THEY ALL LOSE.

Or win, if you look at it from a slightly different angle. :)
posted by rodii at 6:51 PM on June 20, 2001 [1 favorite]

Honestly, what a bunch of dorks.

"I get excited by new technology and gadgets." - I bet.

"I have never 'fit in' anywhere, ever." - That makes you a loser, not a geek.

I haven't kicked anyone in a long time, maybe I'll fly up to San Jose to kick some geek ass. You hear me, Vince Guerrettaz? I'm coming to kick your "Sexiest Geek In Indiana" ass.

I'm sick of all this "ooh I'm a geek so I'm cool crap." No, you're a poseur who deserves to to get their ass kicked by a skinny Mexican programmer who is tired of bandwagoneers. I can't wait until all these johnny-come lately's are back where they belong: working the counter at McDonald's with memories of when they "were in the thick of it."

Go home.
posted by perplexed at 7:07 PM on June 20, 2001

Holy balony! Oxymoronalistikalisationary alertercisms.. In the whole spirit of proper hardcore in-depth gehehekishness the award should be for unsexiest geek! Then for the prize they should have a nerd awards to see who becomes their slave!
posted by Kino at 7:18 PM on June 20, 2001

We interviewed an engineering candidate a while back. At the bottom of his resume, in the area where some people list interests, etc., he noted that he'd been voted Sexiest Geek a year or two ago (I don't think at this contest). Of course, we all snickered about that around the soda fridge before the interview.

OK, so I was expecting a 20-something, possibly decent looking guy. What we got instead was a 35+ guy (I'm 37 so that's not a slam) who just plain gave me the creeps. He clearly put that on his resume in earnestness.

Would he have given me the creeps if I'd not known he'd been voted sexiest geek? Probably. But boy, he doomed any chance of being taken seriously by putting that on his resume. Looooooser!

None of us had the guts just to ask the guy why he put that on his resume, or to suggest to him that perhaps it wasn't having the desired result in interviews.
posted by tippiedog at 7:48 PM on June 20, 2001

He will probably sleep through life painfully unaware that one miniscule alteration to a piece of A4 would effect his entire existance and infinitely up his chances of not ending his days a complete dumbass failure. That guy seriously needs to invest in a quick-dry bottle of Tip-Ex. No wonder he gave you the creeps. He's giving me them too!.
posted by Kino at 8:42 PM on June 20, 2001

whoever clicked on the "cheat on solataire for only $1!" link gets my vote for the saddest geek alive.
posted by sugarfish at 10:36 PM on June 20, 2001

Maybe I'm looking at a different page than you all are, but they (some) aren't bad...

Witness Jamie Hall, David Nett & Angie Nash...

Why I wasn't invited I'll never understand... <sigh>
posted by fooljay at 10:48 PM on June 20, 2001

mathowie, I just came from your profile, and this is your 666th link. ;)
posted by brownpau at 11:23 PM on June 20, 2001

Jeff Gregory, maybe, but he is perhaps too scarifyingly stevenchampeonesque.
posted by joeclark at 1:35 AM on June 21, 2001

Jeff Gregory? Your read the text?! "with my own firm, Porsche Boxer, two Breitling watches, but can't get a life" (or something like that).

David Nett looks "wholesome", but my specialist subject (as they say) is the other sex so I guess I may be way off target there (oh, wait, "choir geek" - so he's probably a bloody christian anyway...) (oh, and this is MeFi, so apologies to Christians, no offence intended etc etc).
posted by andrew cooke at 2:52 AM on June 21, 2001

posted by davehat at 3:59 AM on June 21, 2001

Now if you don't call that at least cute I don't know what it is...
posted by fooljay at 5:40 AM on June 21, 2001

Angie Nash: "In addition to keeping fish, my hobbies include target shooting pistols and rifles, upgrading my home network, and playing paintball. "

Now that's my kind of woman! Too bad she's married and is an MCSE.
posted by fooljay at 5:55 AM on June 21, 2001

David Nett is apparently a webmaster, editor in chief, design coordinator, artistic director AND an aspiring actor in Los Angeles.

Google is amazing...
posted by fooljay at 6:15 AM on June 21, 2001

I made up some of the questions for the application, just so you know. Check on the "Contact" name is on there. (shameless props)

I offered to help out with the contest as much as possible. I was on this private mailing list which ended up collapsing under the weight of the ego of some of its participants. We were offered free airfare/tickets, but that never materialized.

Which is a shame, cause damn, there were a couple of cute contestants.
posted by Succa at 6:21 AM on June 21, 2001

I love that Ellen Spertus won (in the online category). She's been a net.fixture ... about as long as there's been a net. (Course, that means lots of friends to vote for her. Never overestimate the value of a claque.)
posted by dhartung at 2:50 PM on June 21, 2001

Spertus is the only one I knew. Good for her.
posted by rodii at 4:18 PM on June 21, 2001

'Never overestimate the value of a claque.'

I only got three grotes for mine at market, but i was hardly suprised - some of them had warts and their grape peeling skills had long faded. Least i didn't come home with a camel.. can't afford a kingsize divan.
posted by Kino at 4:45 PM on June 21, 2001

Damn. San Jose in 2001 just gets lamer and lamer. First, we whore out the taxpayer-funded San Jose Arena to Texas-based Compaq, then the city rolls over for Larry Ellison and his curfew-busting Gulfstream jet. Sheesh.
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