November 30, 2004

A Geek by any other name...

I started Christmas shopping yesterday, by searching Amazon's "Wish Lists" for the names of people I need to get gifts for. I mean, "for whom I need to get gifts" -- stupid prepositions. Anyway, no luck on that, since all I got was a bunch of other people with the same name as people I was looking up. I mean "as people up whom I was looking." So, following up on my earlier obsession with searching for myself, I, well, searched for myself. What I found was fascinating: Everyone named Kevin Cooney is a geek*.

Kevin Cooney the Spider-man geek
Kevin Cooney the history geek
Kevin Cooney the Programming geek
Kevin Cooney the Simpsons geek
Kevin Cooney the Electronics geek
Kevin Cooney the Dungeons & Dragons geek

I think there must be a recessive Geek gene in the Cooney DNA that only comes out when the child is named Kevin. I can only wonder how long this trait has been in the family.

What's scariest about this whole experience is that at some point in my life, I've been somewhat interested in all the things these other Kevin Cooneys are, to some degree or other. I guess Triumph would say I'm an "uber-geek, made up from the parts of lesser geeks."

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go study for an online Klingon quiz.

P.S. My cousin is also named Kevin Cooney, but I don't think he's a geek. He must take after his mother.

Posted by Kevin at November 30, 2004 03:03 PM
Comments

I think you're cool!
I just hope watching numerous hours of the food network doesnt make one a geek b/c than I am guilty as charged.

Posted by: Bizz at December 2, 2004 10:09 PM

Let's look at this at a broader level. Who else but a geek would even know that you could register on Amazon.com and would be on the net long enough to stumble across it? hmmmmm. So, it's not the name Kevin, it's the Kevins that actually post stuff on the internet. The other 99% of the Kevin Cooneys out there have no idea how to even find the amazon registry.

Posted by: B at December 4, 2004 03:13 PM

TRUE DAT!
I must admit that I had no idea you could
register on Amazon.

Posted by: bizz at December 5, 2004 11:20 PM

Yes, you're right, most people who have those wish lists are probably pretty tech-savvy to begin with.

But way to take the fun out of it, guys. :)

Posted by: Kevin at December 6, 2004 01:45 AM

" I think there must be a recessive Geek gene in the Cooney DNA that only comes out when the child is named Kevin."

it can only be true. And i have to admit i am intrested in all the geek things mentioned by otehr kevin cooney's. recently i spent 2 months learning and getting my speed up on doign a rubix cube. and studying chess strategy. (but i thought i was cool for some reason)

Posted by: (real) Kevin Cooney at November 15, 2005 03:11 PM
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