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If you listen to the show, we do make the very important point that "that guy" is a relative thing. I am "that guy" to light/casual gamers who don't want people to try too hard to win (they exist).
I'll never have close friends for as long as I live. I'm just not wired for it. .
In that particular picture, I'm not sure how helpful either of the two guys not moving a thing are... or could be... given that it's a stairwell.
There are plenty of famous or semi-famous geeks that are "that guy". People like their work and become fans. Then if they meet them in person they go "ewwww."
There are plenty of famous or semi-famous geeks that are "that guy". People like their work and become fans. Then if they meet them in person they go "ewwww."Does someone like RMS qualify?
There are a couple of “that guys” at my school’s gaming club. They both will say random pop culture quotes and non sequiturs to no one in particular. And they don’t respond to input. It’s like they have this single conversation with many different people—really just those that happen to make eye contact with them. It’s awkward just to watch, as I’ve always been perceptive when a person who was talking to someone had stopped paying attention or walked away mid-conversation, but they’ll just continue with a new person as though they had always been talking to them.
Let's say I meet someone who is blind. Obviously if I mess with them, that is not cool. I could also help them with directions or guide them to a location if they asked, and that is nice. The thing is, I can't cure their blindness. It's not my area of expertise. Nobody would expect me, or anyone, to try. The blind person probably wouldn't like every person they met trying to cure them. Nobody would consider anyone else a dick for not trying to cure a blind person, unless they had magical blind curing powers they were choosing not to use..The thing is, our society already has things setup to help blind people, and people with all kinds of other problems. We don't really have anything setup to help "that guy." There should be "that guy" groups where all the "that guys" can get together and fix their shit as much as possible. Someone else can run that place as a full time highly paid job. I, for one, am not going anywhere near it.
I must say, it's a really, really good turn of phrase.
FYI, when Rym says "we" in that toomble, he means "Pete." He locked himself in his room while I told That Guy why he was That Guy
Also cues not queues.