Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men.On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. It was a five day rental, and I watched it like seven times! You can watch it over and over aguin and it would still be fun.Now, combine this basic distrust of everything with your nerd’s other natural talents, and you’ll realize that he sees humor as another game. First, there’s watching TV with you where the two of you sit and watch one show. The ability to instantly context switch also comes from a life on the computer. All of it might be cool, but your nerd doesn’t believe any of what you’re saying is relevant.
” That awkward grin on your nerd’s face is the first step in getting him to acknowledge that he’s the problem in this particular conversation. When your nerd is staring at a stranger, all he’s thinking is, “I have no system for understanding this messy person in front of me.” This is where the shy comes from. The skills to interact with other people are there. Advanced Nerd Tweakage If you’re still reading, then I’m thinking that your nerd is worth keeping.Even though he’s apt to vanish for hours, has a strange sense of humor, doesn’t like you touching his stuff, and often doesn’t listen when you’re talking directly to him, he’s a keeper. My advice: Map the things he’s bad at to the things he loves.“Spent an hour at the post office trying to ship that package to your mom, and then I went down to that bistro — you know — the one next to the flower shop, and it’s closed. If you trip the irrelevance flag, look for verbal punctuation announcing his judgment of irrelevance.It’s the word your nerd says when he’s not listening, and it’s always the same.Every profession has this — the moment when you’ve moved significantly closer to done.
In many jobs, it’s easy to discern when progress is being made: “Look, now we have a door.” But in nerds’ bit-based work, progress is measured mentally and invisibly in code, algorithms, efficiency, and small mental victories that don’t exist in a world of atoms.There are plenty of she nerds out there for which these observations equally apply. It’s clichéd, but a nerd is defined by his computer, and you need to understand why. A nerd has a mental model of the hardware and the software in his head.First, a majority of the folks on the planet either have no idea how a computer works or they look at it and think “it’s magic.” Nerds know how a computer works. When you ask a nerd, “When I click this, it takes awhile for the thing to show up. While the rest of the world sees magic, your nerd knows how the magic works, he knows the magic is a long series of ones and zeros moving across your screen with impressive speed, and he knows how to make those bits move faster.A video game is just one more system where your nerd’s job is to figure out the rules that define it, which will enable him to beat it. Your nerd spent a lot of his younger life being an outcast because of his strange affinity with the computer. He knows the compelling parts of the arcs and is mentally editing his versions while watching all three.Yeah, we love to stare at games with a bazillion polygons, but we get the same high out of playing Bejeweled, getting our Night Elf to Level 70, or endlessly tinkering with a Rubik’s Cube. This created a basic bitterness in his psyche that is the foundation for his humor. The basic mental move here is the context switch, and your nerd is the king of the context switch.You love to travel, but your nerd would prefer to hide in his cave for hours on end chasing The High. First, you need to convince him that you’re going to do your best to recreate his cave in his new surrounding.