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 Post subject: The HUGE (Big) Load sound (Bang) Theory.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:29 pm 
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In what universe is this considered 'funny'??



Bazinga !!



The best comedy on at the moment surely? Please tell me you're all fans ?


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
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Not heard of it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:54 pm 
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I find it funny, but also annoying, mainly due to the way it's marketed.

It seems like the image of the show is of great nerd humour. But actually watching it as a nerd, it's less "hey nerds, laugh at this", but "hey normal people, laugh at these nerds". I'm not sure how subtle the line is, but I'm obviously on the wrong side of it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Luc wrote:
Not heard of it.



Its in season FIVE and you've not heard of it!!!! Do you have a TV ! :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Kingfisher wrote:
I find it funny, but also annoying, mainly due to the way it's marketed.

It seems like the image of the show is of great nerd humour. But actually watching it as a nerd, it's less "hey nerds, laugh at this", but "hey normal people, laugh at these nerds". I'm not sure how subtle the line is, but I'm obviously on the wrong side of it.


I have all the seasons and just love it. I love the nods to all things techy. The reference to comic's and the fact that they don't seem to take themselves at all seriously.

But maybe it translates better over here than in the US?


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
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Steve wrote:
Luc wrote:
Not heard of it.



Its in season FIVE and you've not heard of it!!!! Do you have a TV ! :D



Technically, yes. But not hooked up to receive anything other than my PS3 (Blu-Ray player with the ability to play Skyrim.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
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I love the show and I can sort of see what Kingfisher is saying but I think this stems from what the role playing community around here calls gamer-shame or nerd-shame which a stigma in the US, don't know about the rest of the world about being a nerd that you don't tell anyone. I know I used to have this however I got over it once I realized being a confident attractive guy and a (old school) gamer much to my surprise aren't mutually exclusive as I thought they were. Most of the people I've talked to that are geeks that get upset by show seem to have a bit of this shame at least in my experience and I've got lots of XP, but you can't laugh at others unless you can laugh at yourself...unless you're a douche. Well I've rambled on enough I suppose so long winded speeches aside great show love it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
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Just to specify, I'm also a Brit, so I'm afraid I can't blame that!

Maybe I'm being oversensitive, though I'd like to think I'm not. For an example of what I consider more amusing "nerd" humour, have a look at Mr. and Mrs. Smith, currently on Radio 4. Tis a show by Will Smith who is an impressive nerd.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... _Festival/


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
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I think it appeals to me as I used to be a computer nerd, and before that I used to run a games shop selling every flavor of rpg (going right back to original D&D. I even use to have a second edition white box D&D set!)...


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Bang Theory.
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So I tried to listen Mr. and Mrs. Smith and while I thought I was pretty savvy on British speech and slang at least for a Yank but I'm not going to lie I had a lot of trouble keeping up with what was going on. I guess watching something and listening to something make a lot of difference. As the old adage goes and in fact I think Luc used it a few months back two countries separated by a common language.

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