The following is a transcript from an IM conversation between Tim and Noah (interrupted by Tim’s wife Dynelle) that lead to the discussion in the first part of TANcast 034. (Some of the typos have been corrected for ease of reading)
noah: faggy boy
timbabbcomedian: Hey Noah, its Dynelle. I have a question for you. Tim and I are having a disagreement.
noah: oh goody, i get pulled into the drama
timbabbcomedian: I say that I am a smidge less dorky then Tim and he says that I am every bit as dorky as he is… but that I am hot.
timbabbcomedian: I say that by virtue the hotness makes me less dorky and he disagrees. Thoughts?
timbabbcomedian: so two questions.1. Am I as dorky at Tim? 2. Does hotness save you from total dorkiness?
noah: i say tim is more dorky
noah: attractiveness counteracts dorkiness
timbabbcomedian: YES!!! I knew it
[at this point, Dynelle is doing a victory dance]
noah: it distracts you
timbabbcomedian: Ok this is Tim again
noah: steph says tim too
timbabbcomedian: Just distracting FROM the dorkiness doesn’t take it away
noah: well your dorkiness is about perception
timbabbcomedian: dorkiness is a quantity like money…just because you look like you don’t have money and people treat you like you don’t …if you have the money you have the money…Dynelle has the dorkiness
timbabbcomedian: like smarts
timbabbcomedian: a blonde may not be percieved as smart but she can still act smart
noah: but smarts is also who you are around
noah: it is relative
timbabbcomedian: it is a quantifiable personality trait
timbabbcomedian: (Dynelle disagrees with me on this point)
noah: you can’t quantify it
timbabbcomedian: a test could be developed
noah: there is no dorky scale
noah: and you are bias
noah: about you and Dynelle
timbabbcomedian: just because no one HAS developed a dork scale doesn’t mean one couldn’t be made and then people’s dorkiness tested
timbabbcomedian: (Dynelle says I’m dorking out in front of her…what she doesn’t realize is…I’m just a non-loser)
timbabbcomedian: hidden in a loser’s body
timbabbcomedian: (Dynelle wrote that last line)
timbabbcomedian: Aren’t you glad you were still on line for this?
noah: tim is like dulk
noah: his clothes rip and he dorks out
noah: and starts putting on mickey shirts
timbabbcomedian: LMAO I’m wearing one now
noah: of course you are
noah: that is another thing
noah: Dynelle’s dorkiness is more subtle
noah: you wear your doriness on your mickey mouse t-shirt sleeve
timbabbcomedian: I so want to talk about this on the show tomorrow
timbabbcomedian: I’m going to save this discussion for future reference
noah: umm ok
The following IM conversation happened after the episode was recorded but before it was posted…so if you want to save any of the mystery, don’t read below the line until you’ve heard episode 34.
timbabbcomedian: so I think your point is dorkinessis an opinion rather than a fact?
noah: generally speaking, i mean there are things that most would consider dorky
noah: but not all
timbabbcomedian: so then there is no empirical answer to whether a person is dorky or not?
noah: i would say not really
noah: all depends on who you ask
timbabbcomedian: so then Dynelle isn’t less dorky than me…it’s just your OPINION that she is…thus it is invalid and I win
timbabbcomedian: (not really)
noah: tis true it is only my opinion
noah: you really will not let this go eh?
timbabbcomedian: My argument is that there is a definition of dorky that reasonable people can agree on
timbabbcomedian: I’m editing it now and it’s in my face
That is where the debate came to rest. Thoughts? Opinions?