Geek Profile: Mike Cioffi – Geektoberfest
In the last month I became aware of this geek. You may not know Mike, but he is the Producer to the Adam Carolla Podcast and the Digital Media producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Not to mention a Podcaster himself.
Below is Mike’s answer sheet:
Show:Low Budget FM, Megaboom!!, The Adam Carolla Show, Fitzdog Radio
What type of Geek do you call yourself:Definitely a science and math geek. Love Slashdot, love physics, love the Science channel. I think xkcd is the funniest thing around. Also a comedy geek (in that I enjoy the comedy culture, not saying I’m a funny geek, that wouldn’t be for me to decide). Also a beer geek (I like to say beer geek, but others have described it as beer snob)
What is the geekiest toy you own: Yo-yo. Love the yo-yos I have. That or the Sonic Screwdriver I have.
What is the Geekiest toy you DON’T own, but want: Oof, that’s tough. I dunno. Nothing comes to mind, but general ideas, like a Bender toy, or something from the Douglas Adams world. On second thought, one of those fancy lightsabers.
Do you consider yourself a Geek, Dork or Nerd: All three. I think I geek out about different things (video games, beer, comedy). I think the science stuff I enjoy, and my ability on the computer makes me a nerd. Dork seems like the worst of the bunch, but when I awkwardly do something, I think I qualify as that as well, but wouldn’t like that as a regular description for myself.
Quick Paragraph on a time you felt your geekiest: As a geek, I’ve got this bad habit of beating my own jokes to death. I always find it funny to explain binary in situations where it’s not quite apropos. I’ve done this drunkenly in a bar more than once.
Anything else you can contribute to your geek: Douglas Adams is my favorite author? If I had to build a case about being a geek, it’d be damning, and time consuming, but the pieces are there.
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