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82 Responses to The Evolution Of The Geek [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Link: The Evolution Of The Geek - An infographic scribing the history of the modern geek. Where do you fall in the linage, if anywhere at all?
  2. Profile photo of maniacalg
    maniacalg Male 40-49
    92 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Modern Geek my ass. No matter how you chart it, geeks are just social clods. Plain and simple.
  3. Profile photo of gamerdude94
    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Book, video game, World of Warcraft, and otaku geek.

    I would be nothing without Harry Potter, Zelda, WoW, and Bleach.
  4. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:16 am
    Glee geek? really?
  5. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Academic, Book, Internet, D&D, Star Wars, Star Trek, Video Game, Food, and Comic Book Geek. Guilty as charged, your honour.
  6. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:20 am
    Glee geek lol
  7. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:21 am
    so where do i fit in? I`m a combination of many geeks....
  8. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:39 am
    I`m a SIMS geek. I love them like they were my own children.
  9. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36679 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:40 am
    got a bit overspecialized didn`t they?

    it`s like if you "specialize" in anything you are a geek.

    Homer Simpson - Donut Geek
  10. Profile photo of Jofferwry
    Jofferwry Female 18-29
    162 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:42 am
    Star Trek Geek all the way! :D
  11. Profile photo of jadoig
    jadoig Male 30-39
    434 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 10:42 am
    Book geek, Video Game Geek, Computer geek, pop culture geek, star wars geek, star trek, ex-WoW geek, still try less hardcore variants every now and again though.
  12. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Otaku all the way.
  13. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:05 am
    Shouldn`t that be "lineage?"

    Anywho: I`m an internet geek, tech geek, food geek, design geek, theatre geek, chic geek, video game geek, book geek and I have MILD academic, political, comic, music and film geekiness.
  14. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:07 am
    i am a design geek and an ex wow geek (2 years).
  15. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Ooh, contest in how many types of geek you are? Sweet.

    Book, politics, academic, computer, internet, tech, Audio, pop culture, music, film, video game, comic, comic book, food, Star wars AND star trek geek and sorta D&D (like the books and video games, don`t like the table top game). Chuck, HIMYM, BBT, Stargate, other tv-series I like, etc. Hell, I`m even a sports geek. And most definitly a gigantic car geek. Huge one. Massive. (That`s what she said)

    I have a tendency to obssess over things I like and learn all about it, turning me into a geek over just about anything. But since my interest shifts between stuff, I don`t belong to all geekdoms at the same time.
  16. Profile photo of monkeyman828
    monkeyman828 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:27 am
    damn, im stuck on steve urkel ubergeek.
  17. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:31 am
    I remembre calling the geeksquad once a couple of years ago, the menu voice made me piss myself.
  18. Profile photo of yoiyoi
    yoiyoi Male 18-29
    89 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:31 am
    It`s called a Gleek.
  19. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:36 am
    It`s like an entire chart of Pat Patersons...
  20. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Guilty.
  21. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Oh, I`m a book geek and a chic geek, for sure. I was raised in a Star Trek geek family, but I would consider myself nonpracticing.

    I`m also geeky about geeks. I just love `em. That should be on there too.
  22. Profile photo of Bacir
    Bacir Male 18-29
    13 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    What a coincidence Dixxy, I`m a geek lover lover.
  23. Profile photo of j_alegarbes
    j_alegarbes Male 18-29
    49 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    guitar geek hurr!
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    Geeks are becoming the new cool!
  25. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1815 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    NNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRDDDDDDDDD
  26. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    I`m a music geek! Woo.
  27. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    often the geek types overlap, too- like being a trekkie and also obsessed with the internet and technology. books and D&D. or being a music geek and movie geek, like a media geek.
  28. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    yoiyoi- ive heard gleek, but ive also heard gleetard, too.
  29. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    I am a book geek. But even as I love LOTR and HP, I am actually a Jane Austen geek.
    Also, "otaku geek" is redundant.
  30. Profile photo of mamba
    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    i think i`de probably be considered a math/internet geek and slowly becoming a otaku geek also. nothing cool =[
  31. Profile photo of seabass101dg
    seabass101dg Male 18-29
    478 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    These are bulls#!t.
  32. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    I`m a bit of everything really. I think I`m generally just a pop culture geek, with a bit of math and science geek thrown in there too. Geek chic is cool nowadays, so it`s all good.
  33. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    "Otaku geek" is technically redundant, since that`s already what the word means. It`s technically an even more offensive form of "geek" referring to someone so obsessed with their interest that they never leave the house.

    *weeps for the fact that I know this and actually posted it*
  34. Profile photo of bomberouno
    bomberouno Male 18-29
    185 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    I am none of these, I don`t wear glasses.
  35. Profile photo of CoeshCoesh
    CoeshCoesh Male 13-17
    131 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    @bomberouno
    Your profile pic suggests otherwise. :)
  36. Profile photo of TheTrees
    TheTrees Male 13-17
    258 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm
    I do love Rocky Horror
  37. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    I am like 3 of these. Geeks are awesome. People who aren`t geeky at least in some ways bore me.
  38. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    I`ve been playing video games my whole life, seriously my earliest memories are of Snafu on the intelivison. So yeah, I`m a total video game geek.
  39. Profile photo of bobismygoldf
    bobismygoldf Female 18-29
    1 post
    October 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    Video Game geek all the way.
  40. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    Overused into meaninglessness.
  41. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    Just beacuse they write the word "geek" after something doesn`t mean that the person who likes said thing is a geek. Its like saying someone is a Star Trek jock. Geek still means what it did 10 years ago, 20 years ago etc..

    The only new thing is geek chic, which basically just shows that attractive people wearing tank tops and glasses are still attractive people.
  42. Profile photo of Sega
    Sega Female 18-29
    34 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    No, the WoW category does NOT include Starcraft. Shame on you.
  43. Profile photo of kingdomCome
    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Duffytoler, who told you the subtitle of my bio?
  44. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Just because Blizzard made Starcraft and WoW, it does NOT make me a WoW geek of ANY sort.
    And where`s the auto/mechanical geek??
  45. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    Its a pretty flow chart, other than that, it`s meaningless poo
  46. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Gamer Geek. Damn proud.
  47. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Why is otaku in katakana...? It`s not a loanword, is it?

    Guess it could be like "techie," but "oteki" is very pronounceable in Japanese.
  48. Profile photo of mitha
    mitha Male 18-29
    269 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    I love it when they take something easy and make a complicated flowchart out of it.
  49. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
    98 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    @NitroJunkie - Those are called grease monkies or gearheads. I doubt any mechanic would ever want to be called a geek in any manner.

    In any case, I`m so the gamer and otaku. Shamefully proud.
  50. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    Apparently I`m a Japanophile
  51. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    i`m definitely a proud gamer geek. My hunter on WoW just reached level 50 :)
  52. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    @Psychgeek, my hunter just reached 65 ^_^ what kinda pet ya got?
  53. Profile photo of Byul
    Byul Female 13-17
    17 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Book geek includes: most fantasy book geeks like Harry Potter, Twilight, Narnia, and Lord of the Rings.

    twilight.

    TWILIGHT.

  54. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    Video Games, Star Wars/Star Trek, Urkel.
  55. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm
    I`m I still an Otaku Geek if I like animes yet don`t care about Japan?
  56. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Lol. "I <3 cats"
  57. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    October 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    Serious question: does that mean every college professor is a "geek" since they are experts in their subject matter?
  58. Profile photo of Toider
    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 12:18 am
    I always thought an academic geek was considered a nerd...geeks are more trivially obsessive than practically.
  59. Profile photo of KAKABAKA
    KAKABAKA Male 30-39
    402 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 12:33 am
    im a combination of alot of these.
  60. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 4:00 am
    Beer Geek.
  61. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 5:16 am
    the german word "Geck" means "Fop"
  62. Profile photo of Diablokilly
    Diablokilly Male 13-17
    7 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 8:03 am
    I`d be a gamer geek... if there was one.
  63. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 8:24 am
    **Gleek.
  64. Profile photo of spyrocheeks
    spyrocheeks Female 13-17
    112 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 10:57 am
    world of warcraft geek,food geek,film geek,comic book geek=me
  65. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 11:33 am
    I always thought an academic geek was considered a nerd...geeks are more trivially obsessive than practically.

    So, along these lines, I am still trying to figure this thing out. Would a total studly hunk like Indiana Jones be an "Archaeology Nerd/Geek" because he studies Archaeology obsessively? Even though he is good looking and gets laid a lot?

    I always thought the Geek or Nerd designation clearly implied a lack of social skills.
  66. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Yay video game geek and dungeons and dragons geek!
  67. Profile photo of NDLOgan
    NDLOgan Male 30-39
    218 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    <--- Gleek
  68. Profile photo of lashaspice
    lashaspice Female 30-39
    95 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    i am a proud gleek, scifi geek, movie geek and comic geek....GEEKS OF THE WORLD UNITE!
  69. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Theatre geek, book geek, and film geek. :P
  70. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    neeeeeerds
  71. Profile photo of Fuhtchaw
    Fuhtchaw Female 18-29
    3 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    I am highly offended that band geeks are not represented on this flowchart. D:<
  72. Profile photo of LilJackanape
    LilJackanape Female 60-69
    149 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    music geeks b!tch
  73. Profile photo of Nocciolina
    Nocciolina Female 18-29
    1623 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    I`m a proud Tarantino geek
  74. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
    958 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    @fuhtchaw-
    Your missing the point band players loose there geek term BY playing in the first place. Its the demenor level of what you are conciderd.
  75. Profile photo of MakiTaki
    MakiTaki Female 18-29
    39 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Music geek, film geek (asian horror), internet geek and book geek (but no Twil or HP, more like many many books)
  76. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Combo of Book Geek, WoW Geek, and just a tad otaku geek but really not an otaku just an anime fan.
  77. Profile photo of nissanxterra
    nissanxterra Male 18-29
    425 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    Glee Geeks are the gayest version of geek you can possibly be
  78. Profile photo of rakoonhat
    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    654 posts
    October 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    im a freak...
  79. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 12:47 am
    Glee geek looks like he has a boner tucked into his waistband.
  80. Profile photo of AntPharm
    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 5:21 am
    comic book/internet/pop culture/music/geek chic geek.
  81. Profile photo of Skim
    Skim Female 13-17
    250 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    Steve URRKEELLLLL!!!!111111
  82. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    October 25, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    I`m like a meta-geek, because I`m obsessively knowledgeable about many obscure things. If there was a bird geek, I`d be that. But I`m also Star Wars/Trek, WoW, academic, and book geeky, too.

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