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View Poll Results: Whose the bigger geek?

Voters
18. You may not vote on this poll
  • Trill (for thinking Star Trek)

    10 55.56%
  • Trill's bf (for thinking vulcanized rubber)

    8 44.44%
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

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    hope this works - William hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 
    Happy New Year!!! - Rue Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Thanks for the Rep! - steeler1 Thanks, and one for you too. - mommy1 
    lol - 5 steps to gift giving.  We should eat more bananas... potassium and all that. - KevinVA Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 No Message - Fishhook A Birthday Bunny. - gadget228 

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    So the bf named the Rubbernose pleco "Vulcan"

    I asked if this was a Star Trek reference.

    He said it was a reference to Vulcanized rubber.

    How big of geeks are we?

  2. #2

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    lol - Trekkies aren't geeks - they're cool!
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    No, sorry Sheamurai, us Trekkies are geeks. Embrace it, find the freedom in self knowledge, take my hand and I'll help you come into the light of self awareness, so you can live long and prosper...........
    Why do people always scream when I'm driving?

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    I don't even know what vulcanized rubber is, though nearly everyone knows what a Vulcan is, so I'm going to have to vote for the boyfriend!

    "And when your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming, boy; when you stop dreaming it's time to die"
    - Shannon Hoon

    29g dismantled and downsized to 10g for college
    black tetras, raphael catfish, kuhli loaches and glofish

  5. #5

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    hope this works - William hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 
    Happy New Year!!! - Rue Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Thanks for the Rep! - steeler1 Thanks, and one for you too. - mommy1 
    lol - 5 steps to gift giving.  We should eat more bananas... potassium and all that. - KevinVA Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 No Message - Fishhook A Birthday Bunny. - gadget228 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    I don't even know what vulcanized rubber is, though nearly everyone knows what a Vulcan is, so I'm going to have to vote for the boyfriend!
    Vulcanized Rubber is rubber that has been heated and has had other compounds (such as sulfer) added to make it harder. For example clarinet mouthpieces and some bowling balls are made from a type of vulcanized rubber that makes them super hard, but most people are more familiar with tire rubber that has been vulcanized so its less "sticky" and more firm.

    edit.... don't let this explanation influence you on my geekiness!

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    I'd have to concur that thinking the name of "Vulcan" for a fish brings Star Trek to mind first and foremost. Much more geeky IMO as a reference to vulcanized rubber, so I'd have to say that the bf is more of a geek. (Not that there's anything wrong with being a geek as I am proud to be one myself).

  7. #7

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
    Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - Rue Eating Disorders - Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Pulmonary Hypertension - Rue 

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    While I would never attend a Trekkie convention, or wear a Trekkie costume...there is nothing geeky about 'just' being a fan...

    Your boyfriend wins!

    You know...you could have named the fish after the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada too...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
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  8. #8

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    hope this works - William hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 
    Happy New Year!!! - Rue Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Thanks for the Rep! - steeler1 Thanks, and one for you too. - mommy1 
    lol - 5 steps to gift giving.  We should eat more bananas... potassium and all that. - KevinVA Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 No Message - Fishhook A Birthday Bunny. - gadget228 

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    Rest assured, neither of us are in the slightest offended by our geekiness. We laughed at each other when we had the conversation... and he laughed at me when I told him I posted the poll here.

    I don't think either of us has been to a trekkie convention; however in the fairness of disclosure, I did attend a comic convention in my younger years and Jeri Ryan was one of the guests. I did not stand in line with the drooling klingon fan boys to pay for her autograph though

  9. #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne
    Vulcanized Rubber is rubber that has been heated and has had other compounds (such as sulfer) added to make it harder. For example clarinet mouthpieces and some bowling balls are made from a type of vulcanized rubber that makes them super hard, but most people are more familiar with tire rubber that has been vulcanized so its less "sticky" and more firm.

    edit.... don't let this explanation influence you on my geekiness!
    Hmm.. I've been swayed, you're both geeks!

    "And when your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming, boy; when you stop dreaming it's time to die"
    - Shannon Hoon

    29g dismantled and downsized to 10g for college
    black tetras, raphael catfish, kuhli loaches and glofish

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