Thankfully, it’s not often that you’ll hear such inane words uttered, unless that is of course if you’re unfortunate enough to be caught up in a relationship with a type that requires the constant graces of your charmingly exquisite attention and affections. Nevertheless, these words when strung together in an entirely different context are rare, but rather annoyingly, find you mostly at the dinner parties of your slightly richer friends; where you are sadly placed next to the usual double act of the insufferable bore on steroids and the misguided self-obsessive with the daddy issues “I don’t like space!” To have the sheer miss luck to have ones fate navigate your tender ears within range of such a behemoths idiotic muse; the green light is lit instantly on compassionate grounds for you to deliver the said fool with as many a screaming hell marry fists of a thousand suns backhanders as your mitts can muster! However, it is very rare that our lugholes are subjected to such vile opinion, simply because the war of the alphas has ended, and thus we are now in the age of wonder and insight. It is all thanks to the rather glorious defeat of these lesser minded throw your fists first ask questions later crowd. For the badge of cool is now donned by the most unexpected of all social groupings, and nobody, not even the most savvy of us, ever saw it coming.
The term ‘geek’ for me is like you having a passion, interest in something that is unabashed and you don’t care if people think it’s not cool. You think it’s cool and that’s your thing.
Fashion, culture and even sport would be unable to progress in the computing and information age if it wasn’t for the geek. This re-crowning of the king ironically began in the school playground; the bigger boys who would play football for the school team together with the girls that cheered for them all peaked too early. As teenagers, they had their end of school ball, their fame and short lived moment of feeling like the world was at their feet. Now, most have jobs at KFC or work in a retail store, 26 years in, they have 3 children and a council house. However, the journey of the kid reading the comic book while the rest of his classroom chums kick a piece of pig skin around, is an altogether different story.
It is that, but really, it’s about how we don’t recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today. James Caan