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Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 12:49 am Offline
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Mike McMahan, Production Assistant:

The Long And Nerdy Road

The four South Park PAs are nerds.

We aren't the classic, pocket protector/virginity-4-life kind of nerds, but instead a shining example of the new nerdiness: one of us is a music nerd, another is a soccer nerd, there's the liberal arts comic book nerd and the months of extensive research electronics nerd. Our lives aren't enveloped by our nerdosity, but spiced as if with a jerk sauce.

Although we spend the majority of our conscious lives together, I'm never really aware of how nerdy we are. Maybe because we work in an office that's nerd friendly, with an atmosphere that both harbors and sometimes encourages us to be as nerdy as we want.

Tonight's episode is all about the game Guitar Hero, which is a subject I've talked about before in the production blog. For those who don't know games or live under a rock, Guitar Hero is a video game that simulates being a rockstar, complete with guitar shaped controller and imaginary fans. GH is especially near and dear to our hearts because it:

- It allows you to pretend you're cool.

- It makes you think you might actually have some skill at playing guitar.

- Girls don't hate it.

Jeff and I are working late tonight, and we play our fair share of video games. We don't come away from them thinking that we can actually fight space aliens, shoot magical portals into walls, or travel back to WW2 and shoot people without getting injured. Guitar Hero is different: if you play a good game of GH you almost strut a little bit.

Which is why tonight's episode is a sobering experience. After watching it come together I feel like maybe we flew a little too close to the nerdy sun with Guitar Hero. Maybe we should take a step back and look at the dark side of being a Guitar Hero:

More often than not, a dude who pulls out a guitar looks and behaves like a total douche. We've all seen it before: some jerk trying to impress the ladies with his badass skills banging out Coldplay as hard as he can. Ugh.

Well, imagine that douche . . . now take away the guitar and replace it with a plastic video game controller. We're even worse than that loser, because we're pretending to be him, all the while tapping our feet and clicking our fingers with the same proud idiocy that the real-life jerk performs with.

So enjoy your Guitar Heroing, and enjoy the new episode, but think about other ways you can be cool that don't involve wracking up points on Boston's "More Than A Feeling".

(Jeff would like me to note, here at the end, that he actually knows how to play "mean guitar". I think it's important to understand that, while this is true, I still beat him at the Guitar Hero playoffs a couple months ago in the office. Who's the nerd NOW, Jeff?)

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Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 5:35 am Offline
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Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:50 pm3
1113 is going toi be so awesome
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 6:14 am Offline
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Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:54 am341
The words 'liberal arts comic book nerd' renders any argument about defending nerd behaviour/interests completely null, void and useless.

Nice try tho'. And apparently God loves a trier. It tickles his very sick sense of humour.
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 8:12 am Offline
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Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:32 am61Birmingham, UK
keith58 wrote:
but think about other ways you can be cool that don’t involve wracking up points on Boston’s “More Than A Feeling”.


No fair :(
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVJdPW07eUg

And lol thanks to playing COLDPLAY on my piano for some GSCE work, I got an A... SEE CHRIS! Who's better now?
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 8:55 am Offline
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Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:43 pm18789I was over nah, but now I'm over heah.
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(Jeff would like me to note, here at the end, that he actually knows how to play "mean guitar". I think it's important to understand that, while this is true, I still beat him at the Guitar Hero playoffs a couple months ago in the office. Who's the nerd NOW, Jeff?)

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Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 10:28 am Offline
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Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:06 am555Brighton, UK
GH is especially near and dear to our hearts because it:

- It allows you to pretend you're cool.

- It makes you think you might actually have some skill at playing guitar.

- Girls don't hate it.


I second all of that. Especially the last one. I'm a girl and pretty much hate all the video games I've ever seen, except for GH.
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostWed Nov 07, 2007 1:21 pm Offline
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:57 am239San Clemente, California
Guitar Hero is a very cool game and, as the above post shows, you South Park GH nerds know what girls like!

That ranks you above the average nerds who fear girls. -

SP has always done outstanding shows about games and gaming systems and I expect this to be right up there with the rest. I can't wait!
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostThu Nov 08, 2007 3:36 am Offline
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Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:41 pm0Who knows
I just saw 1113 it's so cool :santa:
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostThu Nov 08, 2007 1:23 pm Offline
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:57 am239San Clemente, California
Yep. GREAT SHOW!
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostFri Nov 09, 2007 9:09 am Offline
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Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:08 pm6I was Nyah, But now I'm Nyah.
I thought it was a pretty good episode :D
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostFri Nov 09, 2007 9:56 am Offline
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Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:27 pm579Ohio
Good job on the episode guys! I loved it!

And did I mention that your descriptions of the South Park office makes me want to pack up my stuff, take a train to California, and knock on your door begging for work? ^^;
Re: Production Blog Entry for November 06, 2007 PostSun Aug 24, 2008 6:25 am Offline
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I still think nerds are cool.
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