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Offline perprocrastinate

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An overeducated physicist and his relatively normal friends
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:28:49 AM »
I love watching The Big Bang Theory. It is my solace after a day of crawling through grueling coursework, ending up half alive. But I have to stop picking TV over practicing the piano.



Shut up, little girl! Sometimes I'm just lazy. :-[

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Re: An overeducated physicist and his relatively normal friends
«Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 05:12:43 AM »
The dynamics between Cooper and his friends is funny to watch because it reminds me so much of myself with my friends. Not that I'm a genious in physics or anything, just been a bit weird always. People mostly don't get my ideas or understand why I find something so interesting or entertaining while I find most of things they care about pretty irrelevant and boring.

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Re: An overeducated physicist and his relatively normal friends
«Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 05:35:30 PM »
I think the series somehow lost its point, which is four nerd loners and a hot but somewhat dumb girl.  Now everyone has a girlfriend but Raj, whose only job in every episode is to show he is gay, but he is not aware of it. Pathetic. The first three seasons were great, now they should end it before I lose the little respect I've got left for them. And Amy and Bernadette are just annoying.
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Re: An overeducated physicist and his relatively normal friends
«Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 12:13:44 AM »
The dynamics between Cooper and his friends is funny to watch because it reminds me so much of myself with my friends. Not that I'm a genious in physics or anything, just been a bit weird always. People mostly don't get my ideas or understand why I find something so interesting or entertaining while I find most of things they care about pretty irrelevant and boring.
me too, guess i'm not alone anymore...
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Re: An overeducated physicist and his relatively normal friends
«Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 05:00:45 PM »
I'm a physicist with just enough education, who had a course in "treating other people the way you want to be treated", ie Sunday School.  The television physicist treats everyone as if they were his mother out to please his every want.  
I have to admit, understanding how normal people would wish to be treated is a bit of a stretch.  Some lessons learned:
1 People like to hear you say their name when you first meet.  Extremely difficult, but a worthy goal.
2. People like it when you look them in the eyes when you talk to them.  Somewhat easier than one.  
3. People like to talk about popular topics, like sports results, television shows, stars and other celebrities. Very difficult for me, these things take time to keep up with.  

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Re: An overeducated physicist and his relatively normal friends
«Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 11:01:24 PM »
The television physicist treats everyone as if they were his mother out to please his every want.  

If that isn't the purpose of other people, then what bloody use are they?
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