Geek’s Ultimate Guide to Picking Up Girls

We recently had an episode dedicated to all you geeks out there called, “Why a Geek Will Steal Your Girlfriend in 2008.” Well, we talked again with the crew at GeeksAreSexy.net and worked hard to create this Geek’s Ultimate Guide to Picking Up Girls.

So you forlorn geeks, pay attention. Here are some Geeky Tips For Picking Up Chicks. Be sure to subscribe to Geeks Are Sexy RSS feed!

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Hi. I’m Nikki Key and you’re watching the Daily Idea.
We recently had an episode dedicated to all you geeks out there called, “Why a Geek Will Steal Your Girlfriend in 2008.” Well, the crew at GeeksAreSexy.net have put out another blog post that caught our attention and we had to build an episode around it.
So you forlorn geeks, pay attention. Here are some Geeky Tips For Picking Up Chicks.
And let’s start at the most important point: location, location, location.
Bookstores are a great place to start. Lots of geek loving girls frequent your local bookstores searching for more than just Oprah’s book of the month.
cut to scene of geek at a bookstore in front of a the Self-Help section
NIKKI (VO):
But be sure to avoid sections like Self-Help…
Geek looks at sign and looks upset
Cut to geek walking up to a girl with a pregnancy book
And you definitely want to avoid the pregnancy health section…
Geek again looks upset
Cut to geek in debt management section
And of course, you want to avoid the ladies’ drowning in their debt.
Geek looks frustrated with his attempts
Cut to geek walking up to a girl in Arts and Photography section
Knowing your audience is key. So be sure to cycle through the Arts and Photography section…
Geek with a girl in that section
Or the Computer and Programming collection…
Geek with a smile on his face with a girl
And of course don’t forget about the Sci-Fi girls longing for your company.
Geek has sci-fi book in front of his face and pulls it down to wink at a girl
Back to Nikki in the studio
NIKKI:
But the bookstore is not the only place for you geeks to pick up a lady. Perhaps you live in city with lots of bloggers and social media types. Many of these online communities like to venture out and have online-to-real-world meet-ups. So leave that keyboard behind for a night and head out to one of these events.
Cut to geek putting on a nametag with his real name and screen name (MasterChief43); enters into party and walks around
NIKKI (VO):
Here are some great geeky conversation starters you can use to attract the ladies…
Cut to geek saying opening lines; quick cuts between each
GEEK:
I think Twitter is sooo revolutionary…maybe I could Twitter you sometime?
I’m usually not one to brag, but I could buy you a pretty sweet magic bow on World of Warcraft.
Don’t you think WordPress totally owns that Drupal? What a joke, right?
They say size doesn’t matter, but you should see how big my RSS subscriber base is.
Back to Nikki in studio
NIKKI:
One more tip, geeks. It’s all about the numbers so get out there and talk to all the ladies you can. Sometimes it takes talking to quite a few girls before you peg the right geek-loving one. So get out there geeks.
Geek walks into studio scene; Nikki looks over at him

GEEK:
Hey, Nikki. You wanna hang out with a geek that loves web TV shows?

NIKKI:
Sure. Do you have the show ‘Firefly’ on BlueRay?

GEEK:
Does Princess Leia look smokin’ in that metal bikini in ‘Return of the Jedi’?

NIKKI:
Then I’ll see you later.
Geek walks off confidently

Be sure to check out GeeksAreSexy.net and DailyIdea.tv for more tips. And that’s another Daily Idea.

The Best and Worst of SXSW Interactive 2008


The Best and Worst of SXSW Interactive 2008 by dailyidea

The whole web seems to still be talking about South by Southwest 2008. After sorting through tons of interviews, we offer you insights from 10 of the leading web minds. We discuss the best and worst of SXSW Interactive and find out their favorite social networks. You’ll be surprised by their answers and be sure to watch their outtakes. After all, SXSW isn’t all about business.

Steve Garfield – SteveGarfield.com@stevegarfield
Jackie Huba – ChurchoftheCustomer.com@jhuba
Ben McConnell – ChurchoftheCustomer.com@bmcconnell
Jake McKee- CommunityGuy.com@jakemckee
Scott Monty – ScottMonty.com@scottmonty
Charlie O’DonnellPath101.com@ceonyc
Jason Pearce – LambdaChi.org
J.J. Toothman – Stanford University – @jjtoothman
Gary Vaynerchuktv.winelibrary.com@garyvee @santagaryvee
Nathan Wright – LavaRow.com@nathantwright

How to Pick Up a Girl on MySpace

Back in the 70s you could roll into the bar wearing platform shoes, polyester, ask a girl what her sign was and get her digits. Now we all live in our own little worlds and if you approached a girl like that you would probably get pepper sprayed. Where is a guy to turn to use his pure cheesiness to pick up the opposite sex? MySpace of course!

MySpace can act like a dating site for people who were marked as too unpure by eharmony or too cheap to pay for match.com. It is a place where even the most desperate can luck up and find somebody.


How to Pick Up a Girl on MySpace por dailyidea

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Hi, I’m Nikki Key and you are watching another edition of the Daily Idea.

The dating scene isn’t what is used to be. Back in the 70s you could roll into the bar wearing platform shoes, polyester, ask a girl what her sign was and get her digits. Now we all live in our own little worlds and if you approached a girl like that you would probably get pepper sprayed. Where is a guy to turn to use his pure cheesiness to pick up the opposite sex? MySpace of course!

MySpace can act like a dating site for people who were marked as too “unpure” by eharmony or too cheap to pay for match dot com. It is a place where even the most desperate can luck up and find somebody.

First off you need to establish your profile and persona. You need to make sure you get the right picture, so take off your shirt, suck in your stomach, and get in front of the mirror. You get bonus points if the flash distorts your face!

And I almost forgot, don’t forget to wear your hat slightly askew, because we ladies really dig that. Besides the traditional mirror picture make sure you have one with you popping your collar, nothing says now and hip more than a popped collar.

Next up, make sure you litter your profile page with pinup models, Tila Tequila pics, and other random hot girls. By doing this, you show the ladies you have high expectations for your dates. And remember girls, guys with false expectations and unattainable dreams are better than guys without any expectations or dreams.

Now that you have your profile set you need to go on the hunt and try to find Miss Right or more likely Miss Right now… Actually more like Miss I am desperate and crave the attention and approval I couldn’t get from my father.

The question is how do you find this girl? Here are some tips.

Number 1 – Find a girl that writes a lot of poetry and posts it for the world to see. These girls are begging for attention and you are just the guy to give it to them because their “art” really speaks to you.

Number 2 – Look for single mothers or women going through a divorce because those cougars need love too.

Finally, any girl that takes risqué pictures and posts them all over her profile is begging for attention.

However these girls are young and hot and probably have about 5 to 7 guys on the line along with you. So your best bet is to find the poetry writing, newly divorced, single mom that takes risqué pictures and posts them all over her profile.

One final tip: make sure you are actually talking to a girl of legal age. Nothing will kill your dating life quicker than a date with Chris Hansen on “To Catch a Predator.”

So there you have it, a totally depraved guide to how to date on myspace. Now just stay far away from my profile.

And that is another Daily Idea.

Top Reasons You Work a Dead End Job

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Today, it’s your Daily Idea annual job review and we have bad news. Let’s be honest, every day you walk into your office there should be a big yellow sign that says “Dead End.” Instead of just turning around in someone’s driveway, you keep driving around the cul de sac at the end of the block.

Four out of five people are not working their dream job. Yes, 80% of the workforce is just sort of trudging through, day after day and you’re one of them. Charlie O’Donnell from Path 101 recently put together a list that looks at a few reasons why you have the job you have, not the career you want and we picked our five favorites. So get out your number two pencils and prepare to mark any that sound familiar.

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Hi, I’m Nikki Key and you’re watching the Daily Idea. So, it’s been about a month since we made you feel bad about yourself. Remember the new years’ resolutions show? You didn’t keep any of your resolutions, did you? (Nikki shakes her head)Well, today, we thought we’d spend some time watering those seeds of doubt we planted in January.

Don’t feel too bad. Four out of five people are not working their dream job. Yes, 80% of the workforce is just sort of trudging through, day after day and you’re one of them. Your high school guidance counselor would be so disappointed. Charlie O’Donnell from Path 101 recently put together a list that looks at a few reasons why you have the job you have, not the career you want and we picked our five favorites. So get out your number two pencils and prepare to mark any that sound familiar.

Number one, you didn’t look, you just leaped. Instead of seeking the job you wanted, you jumped at the first offer that came along. That’s no way to get into a career. No way to get into a marriage either, but let’s save that topic for next month.

Number two: Help! I’ve fallen in a rut and I won’t get out. There’s a big difference between being in the groove and being in a rut. You’re in a rut. I bet you stopped networking as soon as you got your job.

Three, you’ve never really explored other areas of interest at your company outside of your own job. Doing the work that you are told to do, and doing it well isn’t enough if you never actually initiate a new project. You have to be more than a one-trick pony. Ponies get apples and peppermints, they don’t get promotions.

Number four, you never set career goals. You’ve heard the old saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will take you there?” Obviously you haven’t or you wouldn’t be here.

Maybe you never set any career goals because your career isn’t your first priority. And that brings us to number five. Your career doesn’t have to be your number one priority, but it should be in the top three. If you’d spent more time in the beginning finding a job you love, you wouldn’t be spending so much time in the office now doing a job you hate. Well, it’s true what they say about payback.

Look, the news isn’t all bad. It’s never too late to find the job you haven’t been looking for. Start by setting some career goal and something on paper. Speaking of paper, update your resume. Check out the big national job search sites online and find a few good local job sites too because, odds are, you’re not going to find your dream job in the classified section of your local paper. While you’re looking for your next gig, start networking again. And don’t forget, Path 101. It’s a tremendous online resource for lots of people who are still trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up.

And that’s another Daily Idea.