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Huffstranger
18 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
At Falmouth, someone mentioned (can't remeber who) that poi spinners either fall into the category of Geek (possably nerd) or Hippy.
So what one do you fall into??

Huff

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)enthusiast
456 posts
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA


Posted:
Could you explain the difference for us, as regards spinners?

I'm definitely a geek, always and in all areas of my life, but I'm not sure what your Falmouth friend meant exactly.

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
both. my mums a hippy and i wear birkenstocks. plus i like computer games. so im a gippy! hurrah!

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Huffstranger
18 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Neither did I tbh.....
Thats just the fun of it ubbloco

I too am a geek btw

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
there are shades of grey here.
we're too complex a creature to pigeonhole as 100% anything but human biggrin and that can be taken as a really technical geeky or spiritually hippy conclusion to draw! wink

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)enthusiast
456 posts
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA


Posted:
Naw, bender, the concept could be either but the presentation is pure Geek. The Hippy version would be "hey, we're all, like, human, you know? Like there's all these shades of grey? Why do we have to, like, um, ...pigeonhole everyone, you know? I think we should all just get along."

That's the short version, of course. :-)

"If you didn't like something the first time, the cud won't be any good either." --Elsie the Cow, Ruminations


The Real Fryed FishGod's illgitament son
1,489 posts
Location: state of confusion


Posted:
I've always thought of myself as more of a dweeb than anything else....... ubbrollsmile

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Huffstranger
18 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
Saying that, as a reader of slashdot.com Their motto is 'news for nerds, stuff that matters'
Does that make me a geek or a nerd, and a poi spinning one at that.

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Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
10,530 posts
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Posted:
i think that the combination of the peeps on hop are two mixed to file em into only two categories. of course, there may be geeks, hippys and gippys on here, but there are so many others. there cud even be a homocidal maniac in here sumwhere.....

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griffinfeminine tiddly pom
505 posts
Location: cambs england


Posted:
then theres the odd townie-what about greebs? or goths? or skaters?
huh? huh?
but generally, hippy or nerd...hmm...
i'd like to say im neither, cos, you know, im Indescribable...but im probs just a [censored] hippy... peace not like the rabbits mind...

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_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
oh oh don't forget townie spinners *sheepishly rasies hand in the air amd waves it about*
but nerd or hippy?
prolly hippy, cos nerds are clever, and im just......blonde

BirdGOLD Member
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6,086 posts
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
I guess I'd fall painfully in between the two, I often display geekish tendencies, but I'm a hippy at heart!



peace

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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


rbmnycBRONZE Member
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194 posts
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: Xopher



Naw, bender, the concept could be either but the presentation is pure Geek. The Hippy version would be "hey, we're all, like, human, you know? Like there's all these shades of grey? Why do we have to, like, um, ...pigeonhole everyone, you know? I think we should all just get along."



That's the short version, of course. :-)






confused Wait a sec ... when did hippies start talking like valley girls?? ubblol



just teasing you xopher ... ubbangel



and I'm neither a geek nor a hippy - I'm just your average, everyday, run of the mill dork.


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MikeIconGOLD Member
Pooh-Bah
2,109 posts
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA


Posted:
Im definately a geek. Im just happy I dont look like one smile

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and torch the rough patches.

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OrangeBoboSILVER Member
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1,389 posts
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada


Posted:
Wannabe hippy.

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DominoSILVER Member
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
757 posts
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK


Posted:
Geek, but a closet hippy

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
if a geek is a technically adept person,
and a hippy is an earthy person,
then you can call me....
..sally!

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)resident bagpiper
342 posts
Location: Vermont, USA


Posted:
geek and proud of it

Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.


flash fireBRONZE Member
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2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
neo-hippy (with a penchant for PVC and fluff), if you must pidgeon-hole me.... bounce2

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EveishGOLD Member
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610 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
Definitely not a geek I have to say, Hippy would be close... strange little circus monster would be closer.

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What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!


Machinanewbie
1 post

Posted:
Does raver/breakdancer fall under any of those catagories?

Woo, first post, hell everyone biggrin

ValuraSILVER Member
Mumma Hen
6,391 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Im a hippie.
yip.
thats me...

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NoveSILVER Member
Unremarkable
277 posts
Location: Cochrane, Canada


Posted:
*ponders* Hippie, I should think. With occaisional geek-moments.

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."


BurningByronmember
340 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
I wouldnt consider myself either of these, cause I dont take drugs and I just dont fit the image of a geek.

I would see myself as more of a dancer.

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Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,979 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
a geeky hippy - i once bought a laptop to confest.
I was young and needed the diskspace. soo many delish fire photos!
:hangs head in shame:

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FabergGOLD Member
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1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
hippie i guess..... that's what everyone else calls me! meditate



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ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland


Posted:
You guess...? You the hippest hippy i know faberge. ubblol

I'm def leaning more toward the geek side.

I'd like someone to define what a geek is though. Its very important that everything in the world is clearly defined and categorised so that i dont get distracted while im spinning
biggrin

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EeraBRONZE Member
old hand
1,107 posts
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Australia


Posted:
Um.

Doesn't believe in peace, love and far out man.
Equally doesn't believe Star Trek is true.

So that makes me awkward and possibly socially inept.

There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.


Rouge DragonBRONZE Member
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13,215 posts
Location: without class distinction, Australia


Posted:
i get called a hippy a lot.
however i usually get called a bohemian.
and i hang around with a lot of geeks.

what do i say? i usually say i'm a bohemian. however i'm not a true bohemian cos i have money in my bank account! ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...


~fairygirl~BRONZE Member
newbie
10 posts
Location: Essex-Suffolk borders, UK


Posted:
I'm a hippy at heart, although I do have far too many technological devices to be an old school hippy smile ... so on reflection I'm probably a geek too.

Whatever I am perceived to be by others - I'm perfectly happy to be it biggrin ubbrollsmile weavesmiley peace

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MiGGOLD Member
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3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
my definition of geek is a nerd, with a social life.

so im a geek biggrin

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