Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Nerds of all shapes and sizes

Mike and I went to see Wordplay yesterday, a documentary about crossword puzzles! It focused on Will Shortz, the current puzzlemaster of..the universe I guess (he majored in puzzles at college!). But it also had brief cameos of famous puzzle-lovers like Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, and Mike Mussina (!). The latter two were just icing on the cake of ninety minutes of dorky glee. They had profiles of the major competitors at the annual crossword puzzle competition, and while the people were a pretty diverse group, the overall tournament still exuded a distinct nerdly atmosphere. The rows of people with pencils in hand, the emcee with the mic and timer at the front, the talent show, just had math team tournament written all over it. Heh, nerds will be nerds I suppose.

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