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Commander Keen in the newspaper?!

Post by Catwafer » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:11

Sorry to get your hopes up, but, not really.

Still, the FIRST thing I thought when I saw this ad was "holy crap, it looks like Commander Keen!"

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I guess the question here is: have you had any similar experiences? Seeing stuff and thinking "Commander Keen, is that you?!"

I imagine nearly anything with a Packer's helmet in it would probably have a similar effect. :crazy
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Post by Commander Spleen » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:29

Hmm, I dunno about nerd... I'd be more inclined to use the word geek. The way I see it, geek is to goth as nerd is to emo. (I wonder where punk fits into this analogy?)

That drawing definitely shouts Keen to me. But we already know I'm a geek. I wonder if it was at all intentional. It's hard to tell, as the helmet fits the theme so well.

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Post by Lava89 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 16:30

Commander Spleen wrote:Hmm, I dunno about nerd... I'd be more inclined to use the word geek. The way I see it, geek is to goth as nerd is to emo. (I wonder where punk fits into this analogy?
The way I understand it, Nerdiness is more extreme and has more obscure tastes than Geeks, such as mathematics, science or computer programming.

Geeks usually are just obsessed (Nerds can be too), but usually their obsessions wouldn't contradict society. So for instance those people who dress up in jedi robes and wait outside of movie theaters? I would call those geeks, however Star Wars is popular among more people (though I am sure there is someone around waiting to say they don't like it :P), whereas most people I know don't like math.

Here is a good page on the difference (in the 1st part anyways, I didn't read the "steps" part):
http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-the-Differe ... -and-Geeks

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Post by Genius314 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 17:00

"SEGA Genesis Game Music played by a Japanese Heavy Metal Band" (From the arcticle)
...hmm. This looks like a job for Google!! (btw, for something similar, look up a band called Powerglove.)

I prefer the term nerd over geek. I don't care what "differences" there are. (Although, according to wikihow, I would technically be both... well, not so much nerd yet, but I'm getting there. :p)

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Post by Allstories » Fri Aug 01, 2008 18:06

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Post by memsys » Fri Aug 01, 2008 21:56

nice edit allstories :)

and as for my geeky/nerdy-ness i'm both 8)
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Post by Commander Spleen » Fri Aug 01, 2008 22:22

Indeed, well said Allstories.

Actually, after reading that wikihow entry, perhaps my goth/emo analogy needs adjustment. Maybe this fits better: goth, emo, punk; nerd, dork, geek

Or maybe I'm just talking fecal matter and none of it makes sense.

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Fri Aug 01, 2008 23:27

Commander Spleen wrote: Geeks usually are just obsessed (Nerds can be too), but usually their obsessions wouldn't contradict society. So for instance those people who dress up in jedi robes and wait outside of movie theaters? I would call those geeks, however Star Wars is popular among more people (though I am sure there is someone around waiting to say they don't like it :P), whereas most people I know don't like math.
I don't like star wars :p

I'll be a geek only if I can be cool at the same time, if at all possible :dopekeen

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Post by q 90 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:24

Spleen, where does "hipster" fit in with your analogies? I pretty much embody that stereotype, I have to say. I practically live at Urban Outfitters.
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Post by Commander Spleen » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:08

Viking, Lava wrote that. :celtic
Q90 wrote:Spleen, where does "hipster" fit in with your analogies?
Crap. I was unfamiliar with the term except in passing until now. That turns everything upside down. It seems to sum me up quite well also.

Welp, back to the drawing board on that one.

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Post by KeenRush » Sat Aug 02, 2008 15:49

Interesting. It could be influenced by Keen. Nice edit. :dopekeen
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Post by Catwafer » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:17

Genius314 wrote:(btw, for something similar, look up a band called Powerglove.)[/size]
Powerglove is awesome.
Just like that peachy Keen colouring job up there :D
(didja see what I did thar?)

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Post by Apeiron » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:30

Yeah, he's similar to our hero, but the boy doesn't look so keen like Keen. :p

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Re: Commander Keen in the newspaper?!

Post by Kayburt » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:28

The closest resemblance to Commander Keen in a newspaper I saw was Captain Baseball Bat and Bicycle Helmet Girl in Max Payne.

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