Sunday, April 20, 2008

Who's the nerdiest?

My Studly Hubby have recently started a competition over who is the nerdiest (except it is reverse, where it is better when the other one is the nerdiest).

So I am going to take this to a public poll:

Who is the nerdiest? (leave your votes in the comments below)

I understand that this is a hard decision, so I have given you some examples to help you decide.
I tried very hard not to be biased (seriously)

The Studly Hubby: Ordered a 4-inch book today on C# and programming (and was excited about it!)

Me: Spent about an hour today watching internet videos about bacterial biofuel production and PCR (and was excited about it!)

The Studly Hubby: Checks EVERY DAY

Me: Can't wait to see what bacterial growth curves look like

The Studly Hubby: Sends instant messages to his wife (me) when she's in the next room

Me: Gets unnaturally excited about getting instant messages from her husband (The Studly Hubby) when he's in the next room

The Studly Hubby: Speaks in strange tongues about programming languages and server crashes at the end of the day

Me: Speaks in strange tongues about molecular biology and bacterial physiology at the end of the day

Hard evidence:

Josie's favorite new song (which can be watched here):

The PCR Song

lyrics as follows:
There was a time when to amplify DNA,
You had to grow tons and tons of tiny cells.
Then along came a guy named Dr. Kary Mullis,
Said you can amplify in vitro just as well.
Just mix your template with a buffer and some primers,
Nucleotides and polymerases, too.
Denaturing, annealing, and extending.
Well it’s amazing what heating and cooling and heating will do.
PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
PCR, when you need to recombine.
PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
PCR, when you need to solve a crime.
(repeat chorus)


Peggy said...

I think that the both of you are delightful and bring elegance to the world of the nerd HOWEVER J-Funk your specialist subject, molecular biology and bacterial physiology is slightly more nerdy than The Studly Hubby's subject.

uncle bruce said...

I thought that it was pretty goofy to send and receive IM's when you could talk to the person. But I am worse, I am always sending e-mails to people in other cubicles in the same room. BTW your cousin Alison would happily spend 24 hours IM'ing, sending/receiving myspace comments (and facebook), texting, and telephoning if we would let her.

Eric said...

after much deliberation....

I've decided he is... You lose nerd points for gardening.

A real nerd could never go out into the dirt and Pollen.

Uncle KT said...

I'm going to stay out of the nerd fray--too political! But I'll give you a nerd story of my own. I was mad about the PCR song because they didn't reference using PCR for rapid identification of pathogens in a hospital setting. That saves people's lives!! How else would you detect viruses and bateria in a matter of min?

Kerry said...

Well, I think the song puts you over the top....and clearly the