I'm weird, I won't lie. I like being weird. It makes life a lot more interesting. I find the world both incredibly beautiful and interesting but also frustrating. I'm not cool, bar a short period of time in 2004, I've never been cool, that's fine I've never wanted to be cool.
Recently being a "geek" has become somewhat cool. I've been derided, ostracized and hated for being what is now classed as a geek for my entire life. So you'll forgive me if I find it somewhat infuriating seeing the type of people who perpetrated said derision wondering around with Geek on their t-shirt and wearing glass frame versions of the glasses I need to see.
Having watched the Big Bang Theory (which by the way, is far from the geekiest programme on television and is in fact a pretty standard sitcom which happens to have script advisers who shoehorn references to popular science and culture within the confines of the narrow format of a conventional sitcom script, every mention of Oppenheimer or Aristotle in the show would just be replaced by a fart joke or a sex joke in say "Two and a Half Men" from the same writing team. If you want to watch a "geeky" sitcom, watch Community, a programme that actually subverts broad comedy stereotypes and openly mocks conventions) doesn't in fact make you a geek. Just like my happening to wear black glasses doesn't mean I look like Leonard (a common misconception of unimaginative people recently), I'm nearly a foot taller and a lot broader for a start.
People's desperation to categorize themselves never ceases to amaze me.
RANT OVER *drops mic*
I studied Film and Journalism, Philosophy and Politics during 6 years of uni. I can understand quantum physics and recite whole poems off the top of my head and also know ridiculously random factoids. Like did you know there are massive rain clouds in space?
I'm an odd mix of idealistic and cynical (I wholeheartedly believe that if your not cynical your not paying close enough attention).