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It would appear that I’ve gotten nerdier with age

With all the nerdy preening and bragging going on due to Janet’s nerd-off, I couldn’t resist adding my contribution to the festivities. However, a question has nagged at me since I posted about this early this morning.

On January 10, 2005, my score on the Nerd Quiz was 92, making me a Supreme Nerd.

Today, I had to find out whether that had changed; so I took the test again. My score this time? Check it out, baby:

I am nerdier than 99% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Nerd God, baby!

With that score, plus all my other nerd attributes, now there should be no doubt that I can compete with any ScienceBlogger here, even Mark! And if that’s not enough, I’ll mention one more thing:

I own all four series of Blake’s 7 on Region 2- and PAL-encoded DVDs. I ordered them from because they are not available in the U.S. I also have an all-region multisystem DVD player to watch them with.

And I still have the Dalek cookie jar.

So there!

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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