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Old 12-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #11
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I'm an aging hypster,so being a beer "nerd" is a conflict of not only terms,but ideology...


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Old 12-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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"If you boat a lot, you're known as a 'boating enthusiast'. I like to boat, but I just don't ever want to be known as a 'boating enthusiast.' I hope they call me a 'guy who likes to boat'."
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Thats about right. I knew some comedian did something on the subject, but for the life of me couldntr figure out which one. I agree though.



 
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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I prefer the term geek or enthusiast. I just don't think homebrewing BEER is such a "nerdy" hobby, since it spans a broad range of people; doctors, construction workers, bikers, artists, scientists, ministers, frat boys, hipsters, and nerds.....
Nerds are just geeks who are in denial.

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #14
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Today is my day off and my daughter (who already thinks I'm a nerd) is home from school. It didn't help my image when UPS delivered the stuff for my new 10 gallon MLT and my daughter saw my glee when assembling it. I fell right off then end of the nerd scale into downright embarrassing.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #15
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Wait. You are a parent. Its your job to be downright embarassing and more.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:52 PM   #16
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I'm still living in the golden age of parenthood (kids are 6 & 8), where my kids automatically think everything I do is the coolest thing ever. I'm dreading the switch in a couple of years, when they won't want to be seen with me...
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
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Being a beer nerd is a cool thing.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #18
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NERDS!!!!

Just remember who won at the end of that movie!

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #19
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I'm still living in the golden age of parenthood (kids are 6 & 8), where my kids automatically think everything I do is the coolest thing ever. I'm dreading the switch in a couple of years, when they won't want to be seen with me...
Oh how I miss those days when Dad was the god of cool and mom the queen of the universe. I read once that Mark Twain said "When a boy turns 13 you should seal him in a barrel and feed him through the bung hole. When he turns 16 you seal up the bung hole."

I think this is one crowd where I won't have to explain what a bung hole is. I don't know how many times I've shared this saying and people thought I was being perverse. You just want to shake 'em and yell, "Buy a dictionary!"

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #20
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There is an obvious fix for your kids calling you a nerd. Hit your kids. They will be too busy flinching to call you names.

You can trust my advice, I have no kids, so I'm not tainted by pesky "experience".


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