Beyond the Pale

So there I am, all smug in my 99 Nerd Score and along comes a guy who builds an Apollo Guidance Computer in his basement. Not a software simulator, mind you (a nerdy exercise I can at least imagine), but an actual wire-wrapped reproduction. I am but a smudge of Dorito dust on the fingers of His Glorious Nerd Majesty.

Now, there is one way that I can maintain the self-esteem that is essential to a nerd lifestyle, which is to boast of my engagement in nerdy sports like Frisbee and SCUBA diving. Most geekily, recently I’ve been working on being able to hold my breath for a really, really long time, a “sport” where high perfomance relies on not moving.