I just wanted to say that I’m a nerd, and I’m here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds.

Jocks only think about sports, nerds only think about sex.

"Hi, Gilbert. I'm a nerd too. I just found that out tonight. We have
news for the beautiful people. There's a lot more of us then there are
of you. I know there's alumni here tonight. When you went to Adams you
might've been called a spazz, or a dork, or a geek. Any of you that
have ever felt stepped on, left out, picked on, put down, whether you
think you're a nerd or not, why don't you just come down here and join
us. Okay? Come on." -Lewis Skolnick, Revenge of the Nerds.

(More pictures from Anne's 80s party.)

65 thoughts on “I just wanted to say that I’m a nerd, and I’m here tonight to stand up for the rights of other nerds.”

  1. Better Off Dead has been one of my favourite movies for many years now. John Cusack is brilliant. Damn funny movie. And Diane Franklin was very edible.

  2. When I saw that picture it reminded me of how far we have come. I’ve just had a few moments lost in nostaligia; remembering that the pocket calculator was the iphone of the day, and if you could code in assembly, that was your geeky heaven. It saved me from having to deal with all the machismo crap. The Atari just perfects the picture – for me it was a Commodore Amiga. I got to become a software engineer because of the awesome-ness of being able to be a half-elf facing a ‘hideous GARFIELD’ (instead of gargoyle), thanks to a disk sector editor. Trully!
    Hi, my name is Tim and I am a geek/nerd/spazz/dork and proud of it.

  3. It’s stuffed in the canvas hippie satchel with the texta’d KISS moniker , along with the vivid blue LIVE LIFE t-shirt and tartan Bay City Rollers’ scarf.
    Kindest Regards,
    Tim.

  4. Now, that takes me back. Yes, I too am a believer in the mighty command line. I loved the efficiency of the slash commands in 123. I grew up in the imaginitive world of text based adventures. Alas , why did we have to give access at some stage to the general public. Curse you Dr.Jobbs. And damn them for letting in those commercial people and ruining the internet.
    Kindest Regards,
    Tim.

  5. Of course, the calculator wars. HP rules OK. But in general, those folks in Texas had a great deal to do with where we are today. They made lots of lovely little devices with which we could explore the fascinating world of digital. My favorite was the TI TMC0281 Speech processor – made most famous in the War Games film. I was reading this great mag just the other week that had the article ’25 microchips that shook the world’ (shouldn’t be too far off topic). Brought back some great memories. http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/processors/25-microchips-that-shook-the-world/1

  6. Dude, your Lewis Skolnick costume is scary accurate. I went to your Flickr page, and even though Anne’s dolled up to look like an 80s pop star, she SO doesn’t look 40. Not one bit. Certainly doesn’t look old enough to have a kid in college.
    You could’ve topped your Revenge of the Nerds outfit, though, if you still had one of Wesley’s pumpkin coloured sweaters ;)
    Like the beard, by the way. Very Riker-ish, actually.

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