I think that a lot of people tend to group all nerds together, as if there were such a thing as a nerd qua nerd (Someone’s been to college qua college!). But they have their own society, with its nerd castes and its nerd cliques. Obviously, as with any variegated social group, you can plot an infinite number of Venn diagrams where nerds intersect. There are plenty of Star Wars nerds who overlap with World of Warcraft nerds, and Dungeons and Dragons nerds who are also Brew Your Own Beer In The Basement nerds. But probably the best is when two disparate types of nerds come together, and freak each other out. Which is what happens in this “web exclusive” (the internet has the worst industry jargon ever) video in which Triumph the Insult Comic Dog introduces a would-be Gandalf nerd, “Blackwolf,” to the proto-Gwar band Lordi. Incredible.

(via paulscheer.com)

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Comments (9)
  1. pretty uncomf

  2. Is Blackwolf trying to be a cross between British Bill Crosby and homeless Santa Claus? Can he please have his own web series? That’s the cool thing to do these days.

  3. noooooooo.
    any non-hulu versions?

    y’all be racist to canadians.

  4. backed. us canadians like it when videogum posts videogum (or youtube) videos, not NBC or hulu proprietary bs. cheers!

  5. DIsappointing! Usually ubernerd shit like that turns me on, and I’m feeling pretty dry. I did like the last scene, of Lordi and his “kookoo!” affirmation of…homeless Santa guy. How you say…takes one to know one?

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  6. Chadams  |   Posted on Nov 21st, 2008 0

    I remember that clip when Triumph first met Blackwolf back at a Star Wars premiere. It was kinda of a letdown knowing that the nerdiest person in the world had been found and there was no need to search any longer.

  7. Why does Hobo Claus hate Jews so much? Did the Weinsteins ruin a development deal he had in the works? I bet Ari Gold is somehow involved.

  8. All yall who, like me, have studied psychoanalysis: psychotic or neurotic? I CANNOT DECIDE.

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