For example, you'll note that it's Seth Green—he of Robot Chicken and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame—that is Vanna White-ing Weird Al's action figure collection in the video. Bill Gates, Pee Wee Herman, and Albert Einstein(!) are in his Top 8 MySpace places. There's a cameo by a Star Wars Kid analogue, a load of integral calculus running in the background (if anybody can recognize the equations, I'd love to know), and he makes a backstreet deal for a bootleg of the Star Wars Holiday Special. I can't quite identify the guy in the sportcoat who is Al's backup dancer, but if you know the name, give the guy a shout-out.
Bear in mind, I'm not suggesting that all Geekend readers are white, male, or nerdy, let alone all three. I am suggesting that the uber-geek described in this send-up shares an unusually high number of interests and ideosyncracies with a wide swath of my friends and fans. He is our paragon, and we are but shadows on his dialectic cave wall. Plus, any excuse to embed a YouTube video.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.