But first a warning: yes, you could Google for these answers, but then, deep down, you’ll know you’re a bad person. Then again, you might win a free Geeks’ Guide to World Domination. So you’ll have to balance total loss of self worth with free geek schwag. It’s up to you.
Email your answers to email@example.com. DON'T COMMENT YOUR ANSWERS or you will allow slackers to water down the winner’s pool, thus decreasing your chances of receiving said geek schwag (and you’ll get moderated,
deserve a spanking, be summarily executed, etc.). You have until Friday at midnight EST. Then I'll post the answers—likely wrong ones—and we can fight about them.
Then try again next week. There’s a free book for each week’s winner, into perpetuity or until the powers-that-be at Three Rivers Press cut off my supply of free books.
To The Geek-Off Already!
1. Geek Culture/Ephemera
If “geek” is one end of a
socio-cultural spectrum, then certainly the other end of the spectrum
is WWF. Why then is WWF (now WWE) so inherently fascinating to us
geeks? Maybe it’s the expression by wrestlers of the geek’s repressed
Id; more likely, it has something to do with steroidal meatheads taking
themselves oh-so-seriously while clad in neon lycra skimpy enough to
make a Frenchman blush. Either way, sort the following list of classic
wrestlers into “Faces” and “Heels”. If you haven’t a clue what a Face
or Heel is, well, then this will be especially difficult.
WWF Stars of the 1980’s:
Rowdy Roddy Piper
The Fabulous Moolah
Big John Studd
Captain Lou Albano
The Iron Sheik
Superfly Jimmy Snuka
3. Classic Puzzle
Move one bottlecap to create two lines of four caps each. Which cap do you move? Where does it go?
Write the meanings of the following somewhat esoteric text message abbreviations: