Complete list of nerdy things in White And Nerdy video not mentioned in lyrics?
December 7, 2006 12:55 PM   Subscribe

What nerd-associated things am I missing from this list of unspoken visual gag/gripes found in the newish White and Nerdy Weird Al video? Or is there an in-depth list of these already?

Visual nerd-references not directly mentioned in the lyrics
1. cordless electric lawnmower
2. mowing while wearing collared shirt and khakis
3. Pac-Man candle arrangement in the background
4. drives a hybrid car
5. hind-slapping appearance of Buffy alum Seth Green in action figure clip
6. Periodic table of elements hanging on the wall in bedroom
7. RF scanner on desk next to computer (blue scrolling lights)
8. Bill Gates (online now!), Napoleon Dynamite, Mr. Peabody, Einstein, Screech(?), Frodo, Pee Wee Herman as Myspace Top 8
9. Trivial Pursuit card has questions:
* In what city is the largest ball of twine built by one man?
* What's the deal with Lindsay Lohan? I mean, seriously?
* FDR -- was he faking it?
* On what page does Harry Potter die in the next book?
* What is the melting point of a gorilla's head?
* >>> can't read the last one, looks like How many Wicker men are there on a 43-man Squeamish team? but that doesn't make sense, to me.
10. Customized/Modified Segway
11. __?__ equation in the background when with Donny Osmond
12. Star Wars Kid spoof
13. Power strip for a gift
14. Wearing yellow __Carl_(Sagan?)__ tshirt in the comic shop
15. Dog is named after Pentium chip flaw "f00f"
16. Rotating solar system dome with light-up sun on the table in freaky bubble wrap scene
17. Yearbook photos have him in the same location on the page in each picture
18. Star Wars Holiday Special on VHS
19. Owns bowling shirt and towel
20. Spock sign as gangsta hand gesture

Gripes about visual gags or erroneous lyrics:
1. Having Stephen Hawking in your library is not a bragging point
2. MySpace page only modified slightly (not "pimped out"), still has Tom as a friend despite 27 total
3. Plays minesweeper with the keyboard
4. Wearing glasses in shower, not likely a nerd practice
5. Water splashing too close to keyboard in shower, not likely a nerd practice
6. Pocket protectors are not for protection of pens
7. Website design for dog looks hideous
8. Bubblewrap romance, wtf?
9. What nerds dress preppie and play badminton, perhaps just for emphasis on white?
10. Players are sitting in wrong places in Chess club photo in relation to boards
11. Probably would not have done the cash swap for a VHS tape -- probably instead have it overnighted or downloaded, or in LaserDisc
12. Picard is obviously way better than Kirk
13. Ren-faire does not occur every weekend
14. Eating a corndog at faire
15. Wearing a tie to the faire; not in costume

Please point me to a more complete list, if there is one, or add anything I forgot or you disagree with except for the Kirk/Picard remark ;D
posted by vanoakenfold to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: 3. Plays minesweeper with the keyboard

In OS X!
posted by bobo123 at 1:02 PM on December 7, 2006

13. Ren-faire does not occur every weekend

The Bristol Renaissance Faire runs for 9 consecutive weekends in the summer.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:05 PM on December 7, 2006

Best answer: Oh the wikipedia article has most of the stuff but you might want to save a copy as they have a tendency to remove stuff that doesn't cite sources (like the World of Warcraft Southpard episode article which had a pretty good list of trivia a one point).
posted by bobo123 at 1:10 PM on December 7, 2006

Best answer: Visual nerd-references not directly mentioned in the lyrics:
Video stars Weird Al Yankovic.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:12 PM on December 7, 2006 [2 favorites]

Best answer: 43-Man Squamish- one of the most famous Mad Magazine pieces ever.
posted by headspace at 1:13 PM on December 7, 2006

No need to save it, bobo123--you can access all previous versions of a Wikipedia article via the history tab at the top of the article.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:20 PM on December 7, 2006

Response by poster: Wow, I was surprised no one mentioned the f00f Pentium design flaw on the wikipedia -- so I signed up for a new account and put it in myself =P heh
posted by vanoakenfold at 2:02 PM on December 7, 2006

Something I haven't seen discussed, and it could be because I'm mistaken -- didn't the video spoofed by "White and Nerdy" have characters from the TV show "Oz"? That's what I thought gave more significance to Seth Green and Donny Osmond -- "Oz" and "Oz". (Seth Green played a character named Oz on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".)
posted by Katravax at 3:15 PM on December 7, 2006

"Screech" was the nerdy character played by Dustin Diamond on the series, "Saved by the Bell."
posted by Chrysostom at 6:02 AM on December 8, 2006

11. __?__ equation in the background when with Donny Osmond

It looks like the Schrodinger wave equation.
posted by baho at 7:28 AM on December 8, 2006

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