We had quite a bit of fun the last episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show. Toward the end, we mentioned a dispute relating to the company behind Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons and I mentioned how I had never played either in my life. Jonathan, my co-host, then jokingly questioned my geek credibility and my “nerd card,” in disgust. The story starts at the 48:15 and the back and forth continues at random moments through the end. I actually partially redeemed myself by admitting to having an Atari 7800 hooked up to my TV.
With the help of Nukirk, we then railed off a list of perceived geek culture media… have I seen any Star Wars movies? No. Have I seen any Star Trek movies? No, but I have seen a handful of the old TV series. Have I seen any of The Matrix movies? No. Ever used an iPhone? No. Seen E.T? Quite possible, but I forget… parts at least. Seen any Lord of the Rings movies? No. Read the books? No, not any of them. Played any Final Fantasy games? No.
So, Jonathan put the call out to help me restore my “nerd card.” He asks you to “give us ideas for things that Patrick should have read or seen or participated in to restore his geek cred and we’ll ask him on the next show.” So, what do you think? Please leave your suggestions in the comments.