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Short Review of Revenge of the Nerds

Hi! The 1984 (wow!) movie "Revenge of the Nerds" is on commercial television as I write this. I was thinking about this movie, and the related movies "Real Genius", "My Science Project" and (sort of) "Weird Science". These four movies were the core of a late-80s genre about weird, wacky off-beat kids who were unappreciated by society at large but who put forth effort, made friends, and eventually discovered manhood or whatever.

All of the kids started out really smart, though. Like, especially in "real Genius" and "Revenge of the Nerds", the main characters were of high above average intelligence. And I can't help but say it, as a young lad I certainly imagined myself to have a super-high IQ and I wanted very much for the day I could stand among others of similarly high intelligence.

Yeah, well, childhood dreams. I'm probably above-average but not a lot. Still waiting on that proverbial "million dollar idea" to come out of my head in full form.

But "Revenge of the Nerds" still holds up, there's a lot of comedy coming from unexpected places. Specially when Booger goes out to look for an apartment, that guy really knows his onions when it comes to comedic timing.

Okay gotta go, it's St. Patrick's day weekend, you know. Thanks for visiting!

Oh right I won't have an update next week, sorry! That'll be late! Sorry!

Comic transcript

You're reading a page from a comic book based on the ancient Irish Myth the Three daughters of King Coluath O'hara. The translation and story was from Jeremiah Curtin's book Irish Myths and Fairy Tales but don't go and spoil the comic by reading it. I'll be posting a page a week, and the first page is here. Please let me know in the comments if you want to buy a copy and end the suspense, and if enough people want it then hey I'll publish it. Thanks!

The husband and his wife went together a few hundred yards and then sat on a green hillock. The husband said "your mother has come between us. But for her we might have lived together all our days."

He continues, in a stern, resigned manner, "if I had been allowed to pass three nights with you in your father's house, I should have got back my form of a man both in the daytime and the night."

He remembers the pain of changing forms, and says "the Queen of Tir na n-og enchanted and put on me a spell, that unless I could spend three nights with a wife under her father's roof in Erin, I should bear the form of a white dog one half of my time." Note that he says In Erin specifically. This again ties the land to the story. Like, if he moved to North America, or Europe, he would still be under the conditions of the spell.

His wife reaches out a hand to touch his face, but he grabs her arm and stops her. He says "but if the skin of the dog should be burned before the three nights were over, I must go down to her kingdom and marry the Queen herself."

And he stands up, still holding her arm, leaving her sitting on the ground. He says "and 't is to her I am going to-day."

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