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    How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

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    by mickster269 ·

    Signs You’re Having Thanksgiving Dinner with a Geek

    11. Dark meat is separated from white meat using a light probe.
    10. Everyone mentions broadband, Linux or dual-core processors in their “I am thankful for…” speech.
    9. A round of Counter-Strike: Source determines who gets to carve the turkey.
    8. House decorated with plush microbes to celebrate the pilgrims bringing diseases to the new world.
    7. Someone constantly keeps saying “The pilgrims had coffee, didn’t they?”
    6. Plates have a heatsink attached to them so you don’t burn your mouth.
    5. The cranberries are caffeinated.
    4. Whipped cream for the pumpkin pie made with Dremel.
    3. Three words: Lego gravy boat.
    2. Pilgrim decorations have red hats instead of black ones.
    1. The turkey is given the opportunity for a saving throw before being butchered.

    (credit goes to bbspot.com for this list!)

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    • #3123599

      a few of those

      by jck ·

      In reply to How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

      actually sound like my family…jesus…

    • #3123598

      #12 – Indians

      by dmambo ·

      In reply to How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

      #12 – You’re thankful that the Indians helped the Pilgrims following outsourcing of the harvest to Bangalore.

      • #3123520

        #13, etc.

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to #12 – Indians

        Your brother-in-law mentions the Detroit and Dallas games, and you think they’re new versions of Grand Theft Auto.

        The list of things you’re thankful for is available as a podcast.

        You blog about each course, with links to Butterball and Pillsbury.

        Your firewall blocks “That Famous Green Bean Casserole”.

        • #3121526

          Definitely Good Adds to the List

          by it_scorp ·

          In reply to #13, etc.

          Those are some good ones!

        • #2976280

          #14

          by realvannewkirk ·

          In reply to #13, etc.

          Instead of looking through the circulars from the morning paper to find the best black friday sales, you head over to newegg to see their best holiday deals, while laughing evilly at all those idiots that are going to be getting up at 3 in the morning to stand out in the cold and fight the mobs. 🙂

      • #3121842

        I wonder how many times –

        by mickster269 ·

        In reply to #12 – Indians

        *Google will be used thursday to settle an arguement with a brother-in law.

        *Foodtv.com is hit looking for good stuffing recipies.

        • #3121580

          How True!

          by illilli ·

          In reply to I wonder how many times –

          Man, Mickster, you must have seen our family get togethers. I spend half the day resolving arguments with Google and the other half looking up things on IMDB or TV.COM and doing research on the best wines to drink with Turkey.

          As the resident computer guy (I don’t call myself a geek since I’ve been with a woman), it’s my duty to provide a constant stream of internet facts. Once they get on a roll, they start asking me to look up cars, football stats, the QVC Daily Value specials and on and on.

        • #3290434

          You’re thinking of virgins, not geeks

          by cincybones9 ·

          In reply to How True!

          The actual way to tell if you’re having Thanksgiving dinner with geeks is that the turkey’s head will have been bitten off, and live rats will be served as appetizers.

          I don’t mind being called a nerd, really, but the special kind of carnie who can eat anything is not someone I want to be identified with.

        • #3289923

          Your a Geek

          by bookkeeper ·

          In reply to How True!

          Doesn’t matter that you have been with a women or not if you do as you say you do your definitely a geek.

    • #3121673

      People rush off to get water …

      by stargazerr ·

      In reply to How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

      and take 20 minutes to come back because they were checking their email on the kitchen’s computer …

      Someone suggests that everyone should watch star trek while having dinner ….

      • #3121652

        Break the routine.

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to People rush off to get water …

        “Someone suggests that everyone should watch star trek while having dinner …”

        Aw, c’mon, it’s a holiday. Watch something else during dinner for a change. I think there’s a Dexter’s Lab marathon.

    • #3121628

      My sad family

      by itgirli ·

      In reply to How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

      In my family we all get together at my grandmother’s house. Everyone brings a laptop and we all sit around the house on laptops not speaking to anyone else. The kids sit in front of the TV and watch the parade because we tell them it’s tradition, but we’re all too into whatever we’re doing to go play a game of football. The women are in the kitchen making dinner (I’m not because I can’t/don’t cook. I’m checking email.) Dinner conversation revolves around the latest gadgets. Sometimes it’s all quite frightening.

      • #3114029

        Doesn’t have to be a holiday

        by dc guy ·

        In reply to My sad family

        I know a couple who spend much of their free time sitting at their computers, which are side by side, playing an online virtual-world kind of game–the same game. I’m not familiar with that world but I assume they team up and communicate in cyberspace, while their bodies sit silently and motionlessly next to each other.

        At least for Thanskgiving they’re going to a real old-fashioned family gathering.

        • #2976239

          Hey Now!

          by keighlar ·

          In reply to Doesn’t have to be a holiday

          Me and my hubby play Runescape (“an online virtual-world kind of game–the same game”) together quite often – our computers right next to each other, but it’s not in some silent cyberspace. We talk together in “rl,” stop to walk the dog, make dinner, look over homework for the kids, do projects… the whole real-life family world. Just because you play together doesn’t make you pathetic or incommunicative…

      • #2976432

        Sounds better than football arguments!

        by seanferd ·

        In reply to My sad family

        And all the kids sit in one area quietly? Whoa!

        I’m doing Thanksgiving on Saturday, and will probably be cleaning eavestroughs or something to get a moment of peace.

    • #3224352

      actually said that

      by m_quy ·

      In reply to How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

      I actually did tell our guests that I was thankful for my wife and all Linux distrobutions. At least I have my priorities in the right order I guess.

    • #2976431

      How come this never spread round the world ? …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to How to tell if you are having Thanksgiving Dinner with geeks…

      If it’s so amazingly great! 😉

      • #2976410

        Some people

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to How come this never spread round the world ? …

        are more thankful than others? 😀

        The world is missing out on something great. It is a food lovers holiday for sure, and I think it is the number one day for food of the year in the US based upon sales.

        If I recall correctly, super bowl parties rank number two.

        ;\

        • #2976335

          And Christmas?

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Some people

          ??

          Edit: Made you look to see the :^0

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