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