nerd vs. nerd: part 1

there is an ongoing discussion in the hampton household about which one of us is nerdier...

  • i maintain that my love of comic books, sci-fi and horror do not make me a bigger nerd than shawn. he did, after all, read cryptonomicon.
  • i tweet randomly about my etsy shop, life and occasional blah blah about tv or movies. he tweets things like this: "Just got an
    abs-positioned link to behave in IE 6+7+8 by kicking it old-school -
    1px transparent gif FTW! (and no, i did not use any tables)"
  • i make pretty girly things. he makes things like this and writes descriptions like this one for a pair of mario mystery box cufflinks: Mariö's block, often described as a paradox, is a plumbing experiment
    devised by Austrian plumber Erwin Mariö around 1935. It attempts to
    illustrate what he saw as the problems of the Copenhagen interpretation
    of quantum mechanics when it is applied with regard to super vs regluar
    sized Mario. The concept of superposition, one of the strangest
    in quantum mechanics, helped provoke Mariö's conjecture. Broadly
    stated, the superposition is the combination of all the possible
    positions of a Super Mario. The Copenhagen interpretation implies that
    the superposition only undergoes collapse into a definite state at the
    exact moment of quantum measurement. Mariö's mind-game was meant
    to criticize the strangeness of this. Influenced by a suggestion of
    Albert Einstein, Mariö extrapolated the concept to a larger scale. He
    proposed a scenario with a sealed box, where fungunius superlia or
    pseuderanthemum incendia emerging from the smashed block was dependent
    on the presence of a super or regular sized Mario. Without Mario, the
    box would just release a coin. According to Mariö, the Copenhagen
    interpretation implies that all three items exist in the block before
    the block is smashed. These blocks were subsequently placed all about the word of Super Mario. These
    super mario cufflinks are made from shrink plastic, sealed with a clear
    glossy sealer and attached to silver tone cufflinks. the charms measure
    approximately 3/4"x3/4"

the end.
thank you for joining me for today's episode of nerd vs. nerd.

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