Well, we're nearing the end of January. And you know what that means.
SEASON PREMIERE OF KING OF THE NERDS!
Uh huh. The Pony and I live for that show. It's on TBS Friday nights. We like it almost as much as The Amazing Race and Survivor.
During the first episode, we usually pick our winners. Except this time The Pony did not pick. I fear he is waiting until near the end to declare. That's not fair. He should pick at the beginning like I do. I have my eye on a NASA engineer gal who must know a lot of knowledge in her noggin. Did I say that right? She's very businesslike, no time for tomfoolery like getting to know each other and swapping personal stories while they're supposed to be making a Rube Goldberg contraption to open a banner with their team name.
Let the record show that the team with my NASA engineer won. They even unfurled their banner from the ground up, defying gravity. My other pick is a weird dude whose caption is "LARPer." That's because he LARPs. You know what that is, right? LARPing is Live Action Role Playing. The weirdos who run around in Renaissance garb, or Middle Ages apparel, waving fake swords and speaking oddly.
But wait! My LARPer was also a mechanical engineer! That's why I picked him. I figure he can put together just about anything for their challenges. The Pony begged to differ. "You picked him because he's like Genius, right?"
"Yeah. He reminds me of Genius. Except that Genius hates LARPing, and he's not a mechanical engineer, and he looks nothing like this guy. But other than that, yes, he reminds me of Genius. I know which one YOU want! That Bookworm. She is weird. But I think you like her."
"Eh. She's okay."
As different contestants were introduced, we waited to see who was most weird. That Cos-Player is something I never heard of. The Pony says that means she wears costumes for a living. Then we had a Comic Book guy, a Gamer, a Quiz Master, a Jeopardy winner, a Mathematician, a Neuroscientist, a Marine Biologist (I hope he knows how to save a beached whale with a Titlist in his blowhole), and the one that almost made me fall out of my recliner: The Brony!
Yeah. A brony is a guy who loves My Little Pony. He likes Star Trek, and has a huge Lego collection. plays video games, and is an Eagle Scout. And you'll never guess who he looked like. That's right. THE PONY.
"Look! Look! That guy looks like you!"
The Pony glanced up from his computer screen. I saw a slight smile/grimace cross his lips. Then he waved his hands sideways. Like an umpire signalling safe. He raised his eyebrows. Hit his forehead with the heel of his hand. "No. Just NO. That is so wrong."
"But...he's YOUR PEOPLE."
Heh, heh. I don't think The Pony will be picking The Brony as his winner.