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8 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

I have a row of Pop bobble heads on my desk (Thor, Boba Fett, Jabba, Tuskan Raider, Jawa, Holiday Baby Groot and Kylo Ren).  

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10 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!

 

Well, I haven't had an office to visit, or decorate in months now, but when I did, it was only in fairly subtle ways.

 

I had pencil art for a fantasy myrmidon that I picked up from the artist one GenCon on the wall. (It was the initial sketch for some Magic the Gathering card. I dodn't remember which one, off hand.) I also had my F5 Sophie mouse pad in the office for maximum reloading efficiency. ^_^

 

If I get a new office, what I bring will depend a lot on the environment. We'll see. Right now, I'm looking about, and only seeing open-plan desks everywhere in a nightmare return to the '50's, and it scares me.

 

(I miss my actual office-with-a-door from the late '90's.)

 

I just remembered: One year, the manager that hired me at my last job gave all his direct reports bright, Swingline Rio-Red Office Space staplers. Does that count? If so, I had that too, even if I didn't choose it myself.

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11 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!

Here's the thing. I used to be a geek when I was a kid. I wrote my first computer program in 1977 when I was 7, saw Star Wars in the theater multiple times, had action figures, read voraciously. The goalposts moved and I am no longer a geek, in my estimation. I look at the younger librarians and their fandoms, little figures and stuff all over their desks.

I have a couple Egyptian cat statues, some Perry Bible Fellowship strips and Shakespearean magnet poetry (and of course a guitar under the desk, because there should always be a guitar nearby). I also keep a rotating display of a print of my latest finished piece of art in a small frame.

It's mostly wires and bolts and keyboards and stuff.

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On 6/1/2018 at 1:38 AM, Morihalda said:

June 1: What are some of your personal or funny mondegreens in film, songs, or other media?

 

A mondegreen is a mishearing of a phrase and substituting similar sounding words so the phrase makes sense. 

 

Thanks, pinkymadigan!

D'oh!

Late to answer my own suggested question...

Original lyric from The Wallflowers' song One Headlight is "It smells of cheap wine and cigarettes...", and all I can hear anymore is "It smells of cheap Hawaiian cigarettes". 

Years of being in a cover band have given me a plethora of these, but this is by far my favorite. I usually sing a mondegreen line or two when we play anymore for fun, and no one ever notices. 

Here's the line all queued up for you:
 

 

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12 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!

I'm not in a geek favorable environment. Limited space. The walls are already covered with lists, schedules, charts. And it's very dusty (mining company). And I'm not naturally a guy who has baubles lying around.

 

People who know me realize by themselves that I'm a geek. Though I usually manage to keep my geekiness and professional work separate.

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37 minutes ago, klarg1 said:

 

 

I just remembered: One year, the manager that hired me at my last job gave all his direct reports bright, Swingline Rio-Red Office Space staplers. Does that count? If so, I had that too, even if I didn't choose it myself.

My Swingline is black, but it's the correct vintage. I have a label saying 'Please don't take my stapler or I'll burn down the building' on the bottom of it.

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11 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!


I have an entire bookshelf that was largely for showing off technical books I haven't read. Instead of doing that, it's filled with Lego Architecture pieces,  family photos, bobbleheads (Dwight from the Office, Rick Nash from his stint with the CBJ [sports geeks are a thing too]), a red Swingline stapler, a rubber posable Stewie toy, etc. 

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12 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!

Due to limited space, I do not. ::(:

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10 hours ago, Cyradis said:

...mineral grain mounting.

 

Wow. When did we get a Quote Selection functionality!?

 

*** Wanders off to look up MGM. ***

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12 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!

 

I have a K-2SO bobblehead and a Thanos Bobblehead. 

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On 6/2/2018 at 11:10 AM, TGP said:

If I discount Black Primer, Brown Liner, and the Other First Layers (because that is not where the question was aiming**) then I don’t know

 

Right? The one time I don't put a little starred disclaimer, y'all up and run away with it. :lol:

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29 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

 

Right? The one time I don't put a little starred disclaimer, y'all up and run away with it. :lol:

 

Cats, Herd of. 

 

(You’ve heard of a “Herd of Cats”, yes..?)

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4 hours ago, malefactus said:

 

I am retired now, but when I was a working stiff, I never had a space/desk/cubicle of my own. ERGO no, I didn't have any geeky stuff on display.

I did paint miniatures for a few folks, but that was about the extent of it.

Now I have a Spook hanging by my door & a skeleton in the closet. I'm not really a geek just nuts.

There's not too much difference, really :rolleyes:

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15 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 4: Do you/can you display your geekiness at work? What do you have? Posters, Han Solo bobble head, figures that you have painted, etc?

 

Thanks, Chaoswolf!

 

I timeshare my cubicle so... no. I mean, I could but I don't think I'd get these things back. Other people do but they go the disposable route with cheap junk. I can get away with t-shirts because while we do have a dress code I have a boss who comes to work... shall we say 'not to code'.

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I run a weekly D&D session for my behavior kids who earn it. It's an incentive for "holding it together in class and adopting and using proactive coping strategies." It's also fun.

And I must have given away twenty Santa Mouslings over the past couple Christmases.

 

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