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Why ‘The Matrix’ is the truest test of nerdiness

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A.k.a. You know you are a nerd if you liked ‘The Matrix’ movie trilogy because –

– You don’t have the faintest of ideas as to what Morpheus means when he goes on and on about the red pill and the blue pill, but you still are like ‘Yeah man. I totally get it dood!‘ .

– You believe that understanding what Morpheus is saying makes you cool.

– Only you can get turned on by the sight of random green numbers flashing on a dark black screen. In fact, most probably you have that as your computer (and mobile) screensaver.

– You also ‘totally get it’ when Neo stops bullets by asking them to stop. You would go and try it yourself, but can find no volunteers for Neo.

– You don’t start fantasizing when Persephone (Monica Bellucci) makes out with Neo, not even when she gets all lipsy with Niobe. But your imagination goes into overdrive when Trinity asks Tank (the ‘operator’ on the Nebuchadnezzar) to instantly upload into her (Trinity’s) brain instructions for flying an extremely complex helicopter.

Stream of consciousness: How awesome would it be if stuff could be uploaded at will. First things I would upload are this and this. After I upload this first, of course.

– You can find a ship called ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ cool, mainly because you can spell it and because you think you know the reason for such a vague name.

– You appreciate the fact that Trinity does an >su root before hacking into the mainframe because it appeals to your infinite knowledge of Linux.

New stream: Dude, unless she has root access, it is obvious that she can’t do anything. Linux is just built that way. Linux is awesome. All hail freeware. Down with Microsoft and all greedy corporates in general. Computer are like air conditioners: they stop working when you open windows. Linux is very user-friendly – it’s just selective about people it is friends with. People who can’t use Linux are worthy of scorn and derision. So too are people who don’t get this –

duh. Sudo. duhMr. Anderson ...

– You chuckle to yourself and nod vehemently until you get a neck sprain when Agent Smith says things like ‘humans are a disease, like a virus which needs to be wiped out‘, or ‘human beings are the simplest forms of electric energy‘, and genuinely wish to believe that you are NOT one of those humans he refers to.

– You can spot these many goofs and these many symbolisms in one single movie.

– You understand all references I make in this post.


Written by sujaybedekar

February 25, 2008 at 7:39 pm

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