Friday, December 02, 2005

Nerds with money

Amazon has yet to offer another (almost) Complete Criterion Collection this year, but you may be able to get your hands on the complete Star Trek DVD collection for a similiar price. For a few grand you get all the movies and all the TV shows on DVD. The Amazon page has some amusing intra-Trekker squabbling over the price of the set and the quality of the shows. There is lots of math demonstrating that the set is or is not a good value. You also get wierd declarations like "Besides, you should know that the average Star Trek fan is more affluent than any other fan base. AND you can bet your favorite tricorder that Paramount knows that too." Is this some sort of wierd self-validation? If you are a nerd and feel you should be able to look down on these people, use this handy nerd hierarchy flow chart to determine where you stand in the nerd universe.

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