I’m taking a detour from my mental illness posts for this entry. I readily admit to being a nerd. I always have been and I always will be. Since I grew up in a farming village in Nebraska and live in a smaller college town surrounded by corn fields and cattle ranches, I also could qualify as somewhat of a hillbilly or redneck. Accordingly to Jeff Foxworthy a redneck is simply someone with an obvious absence of sophistication. I admit I am not as sophisticated as my college friends from California or big foreign cities. So I am often finding myself stradling the fence between unsophisticated country people and intellectual types. I have both brainy and country interests. I love reading. I love fishing. I have experimented with writing computer code. I have also fired rifles. I have watched the late summer meteor showers at my family’s acreage after days of helping my dad fix fences. I often lift arm weights while watching Star Trek reruns. I have gone to high school football games and art galleries on the same weekend. But just for fun I thought I’d post a list of “You Might Be A Nerdy Redneck” in the same manner of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be A Redneck” jokes. So here goes
You Might Be A Nerdy Redneck If……
Your working laptop computer sits on top on a nonworking one
You are afraid that Google’s self driving car will end NASCAR
You plan on using a 3D printer to make your next fishing pole
You have binge watched both Doctor Who and Duck Dynasty
You have a GPS on your John Deere tractor
You have both Stephen Hawking and William Faulkner on your bookshelf
You think the Gadsden Flag and Hunter Orange look cool under a black light
You have ordered anything in camouflage on amazon
You have used a smart phone while riding a horse
You always carry a Swiss Army knife and a scientific calculator
You can write computer code and overhaul an engine
You have ever chewed tobacco in a university lecture hall
You played both Dungeons and Dragons and football in high school
You have ever sited Sun Tzu’s Art of War, plot lines from Star Trek, country music, and Saber Metrics for baseball in the same conversation
You can easily recite Monty Python lines and George Patton quotes
You can build your own computer and do your own carpentry work
You are anxiously waiting for Tesla to build an electric pickup truck
You think ‘Smokey and The Bandit’ should be remade with a self driving 18 wheeler
You like both Japanese Anime and John Wayne
You have attended a Comic Con and a monster truck rally within two weeks of each other
You bought a piece of Ikea furniture, assembled it without reading the directions, and use left over parts in other home improvement projects
You know how to use both a slide rule and moonshine still
You want to be the first person you know to buy camping equipment and hunting supplies from Bass Pro Shops with Bitcoin
A nerdy redneck is like a Volvo with a gun rack. It defies the laws of nature.
Gun rack in a Volvo. I love that 🙂
Thank Mr. Williams.
Oh my gosh this is hilariously true! I’d like to say you are “well balanced” in your comfort level. 👍👍👍👍👍
Why thank you!
You’re very welcome! I loved this post 😄
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