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King of All Geeks

  1. Sep 23, 2007 #1

    SpaceTiger

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    No, not me, but good guess. Josh Green, the star of the "latest Beauty and the Geek" installment came right out of my department (having started two years after I did). Here is a very disturbing video of him getting down at one of our grad student "parties":

    J-Bird Dance

    Nobody was surprised when the producers picked him for the show.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2007 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    He dances like Karl Rove!
     
  4. Sep 24, 2007 #3
    My god thats one sad party. Its like a ........retard convention.
     
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  5. Sep 24, 2007 #4

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    Haha, well none of the astro grad students are retards, but our parties are an acquired taste.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2007 #5
    The girl/guy ratio was about 1:4 :surprised

    GET MORE WOMEN!!!!!
     
  7. Sep 24, 2007 #6
    This is why I never dance. More power to those that feel comfortable doing so, but I'll keep my elbows and knees to myself, thank you very much.

    I see some of that show before I go to work. I recognize the guy in that video. He tries so hard. Seems like an affable guy.

    On a side note, I think I may have finally figured out my 6 degrees of seperation to Kevin Bacon. This has been a nagging query since I saw those commercials years ago. I know Space Tiger, who knows Josh Green, who knows Ashton Kutcher, who knows Kevin Bacon. Assuming that chain is correct then I'm only 4 degrees of seperation from Kevin Bacon. I'm expecting Mr. Bacon to call any moment now to chat with his new friend.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2007 #7
    Somehow I think if you were at a party like that the odds are good that you wouldn't have a problem finding a woman despite the girl/guy ratio.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2007 #8
    Good point. I found the woman right away, I think. My suggestion to all men geeks, learn and practice ballroom dancing. You get to touch women (perhaps for the first time?) and the woman/man ratio is favorable to the men. Women geeks, you might want to take up an interest in physics.
     
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  10. Sep 24, 2007 #9
    There are no female geeks.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2007 #10
    I always kind of admired people who can't dance, that have the courage to dance. The most painful part for me, was listening to the music.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2007 #11
    Looking for geeks in all the wrong places? You don't find them in the lab, they're on the dance floor. Women in the lab are faced with a favorable male/female ratio and the increased social interaction helps them shed their geekiness.
     
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  13. Sep 24, 2007 #12

    DaveC426913

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    Oh yes there are. You can tell a female geek because you only realize she even has a gender once you're told.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2007 #13

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    Aw, that isn't so bad. I've seen about the same quality of dancing at the socials at some of the conferences I've attended. At least Josh was happily dancing alone and being the center of attention, and not asking others to join him...when I attend the socials, part of the purpose is to meet your colleagues, and for trainees to meet faculty, etc., so everyone dances with everyone else, and that means sometimes getting stuck dancing with the real dorks. :rofl:

    So, ST, is that your 15 min of fame as well? :biggrin: Can you get him to plug PF while on the show? :tongue2:
     
  15. Sep 24, 2007 #14

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    :rofl: Yeah, see, it's not his fault...even the best dancer might have a hard time with that music selection. Not exactly dance music, is it? Perhaps he's actually an excellent dancer, and he was doing interpretive dance based on the music? :tongue: I'm just going to hope all the entertainers involved in the evening had already been drinking for a while by the time that was taped. :rofl:
     
  16. Sep 24, 2007 #15

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    Well, he might...
     
  17. Sep 24, 2007 #16
    I hadn't realized what department you are in. Do you know a post-doc named Yen-ting Lin? He is my nephew.
     
  18. Sep 24, 2007 #17

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    Since the thread already has bad dancing and bad music, I'll add bad singing...*It's a small world afterall, it's a small world afterall...*
     
  19. Sep 24, 2007 #18

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    Yeah, he's a great outfielder. :biggrin:
     
  20. Sep 24, 2007 #19

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    His theme song was selected (and written, in fact) to be as irritating as humanly possible. He actually complains when that song is played because he likes all the other ones better.
     
  21. Sep 24, 2007 #20
    Teach that boy some moves

     
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