I stop by for services most every day at the Universal Church of Cosmic Uncertainty. Michael presides over an eclectic and mostly non-existent group of congregants, most of whom exist in his head. Not to worry, though, he's got plenty of room for more nerds and geeks to join up.
I just had a short email conversation with him about Nerd Herding and Nerd Sniping, which elicited this thought from me about Survivor: Duct Tape!
Set a group of folks anywhere in the world, be it jungle deep or mountain high, or bustling city-- with unlimited quantities of duct tape as their only resource. No food, fire, or fluff. Just duct tape.
It could totally work. Heck, kids make their prom dresses out of the stuff. (which explains the picture you see...) I was thinking you couldn't catch a fish with just duct tape, but you could make a fish net out of the stuff, or attach a sharpened seashell to a stick. Heck, just build an airtight ballast or twenty and float away, or make snow shoes, or build a shelter on the streets of New Delhi and sell duct tape until you have enough money to fly home, or ... and now I've been Nerd-Sniped.
So, what herds your inner nerd? What grabs your inner geek? Currently, this little bit of mental madness has my attention.
Don't click that link if you have a job, or family, or important things to accomplish today.
Update: Hey! It's not like you weren't warned. Don't go whining in my comments if you've ruined your life.
Apple didn't fall far from the tree update: The Newlyweds are here for the weekend. They stayed up late long after the JR and I went to bed. This morning, in the living room--several pages of double-printouts, front-and-back triangles with amazing squiggles and notes from both of them. Still not solved, however.