"Pencil-neck geek, grit-eating freak
Scum-sucking pea-head with a lousy physique
He's a one-man, no-gut losing streak
Nothing but a pencil-neck geek
-- Freddie Blassie
From an ad-hoc IRC counseling session:
Speaking of geeks and melioration, when exactly did geek lose its completely negative connotation? I can remember it being complementary (outside of computer circles, that is) as early as 1993, but not as early as 1989.
And now for something completely different, what song was used as background music during the last baseball-related MasterCard commercial this past year? (Last year's theme was visiting a handful of stadiums in an old VW microbus. The final commericial had snippets from throughout the year, with a 70's guitar piece in the background. I think the lyrics contain the phrase "shadows of my mind" or "corners of my mind".) I heard the tail end of it on another commerical last night, had the tune stuck in my head all night long, was unable to find anything on Google, and now can't think of it at all.