Saturday, June 20, 2009

If I were Sheldon (on The Big Bang Theory)

It was just a few weeks ago, I wrote about somebody saying that I looked like Dave Matthews.

Well, now it seems like I have yet another look-a-like.

Last Wenesday I had to go to the DMV to renew my driver's license.

I had already been in there the previous Friday and was too late to take the written test, but I was allowed to go ahead and do the vision screening. Sandy--the nice lady working, said it would save me time for when I came back to take the written test. She hand wrote the vision screening results on my renewal letter.

So I went back last Wednesday and presented the letter and explained all of that . I did offer to take the vision screening again though, if there were any problem. Then I informed this different clerk that I arrived too late last Friday to take the written test. But that was okay, because I would rather study for it. I went on to explain that I couldn't return on Saturday, because I had to work and the DMV closed at noon.

I rambled on some more to let her know that I hated not having a valid drivers license, and that I had always had a valid license since I was sixteen years old. I also explained that because the DMV is closed Mondays, my license had expired and this was as soon as I could get here!" I had to find a ride to the DMV, and then I had walked quite a ways," I said. Then I told her I hoped I wouldn't be all sweaty and greasy faced in my picture! And finally I finished talking and told her I was just so glad to finally get this over with!

Well let me tell you...she started giggling so hard and bent over and was holding her stomach, as if she were in pain from laughing so much. Then she told me that I reminded her of Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory." While trying to keep a straight face, she asked me if I ever watched it and I replied that I had not. She then said, "well he's the older one that is always trying to be perfect!"

My eyes must've bugged out of my head when she said that, because she said "not that you act like him, you just look like him. You remind me of him, and I love that show!" We chatted a little more and she just kept repeating herself, as if to correct something she felt bad about saying! By then, I knew I must have sounded like such a dork!

When I got home I was curious about the show and found that it came on Monday nights on CBS. I taped the show and Ron and I watched it for the first time the other night. Oh my God, it was hilarious! Sheldon talked so fast and in language only a scientist could understand. He never once smiled either, and I am always smiling! So I didn't see any resemblance, except for our hair. I sure didn't dress like this guy either. I still took it as a compliment though, because this guy is half my age! In case you've never watched this show, let me tell you about Sheldon.

Sheldon is a bonafide geek, and then some. Like his flatmate and fellow physicist Leonard, Sheldon possesses scientific intelligence in abundance, but when it comes to common sense, he certainly drew the short straw. As a rule, he doesn't really get sarcasm. In fact, quite often Leonard has to help him out with it.

Sheldon attended boarding school as a result of his work with lasers, and not, as Leonard incorrectly assumes, following a series of experiments that set out to prove that, "If the height of a single step is off by as much as two millimetres most people will trip". Yes, Sheldon really does know how to party.

If you thought Sheldon was all about the physics though you'd be wrong. He's an avid fan of Battlestar Gallactica and a MySpace devotee (he's got 212 friends and everything). What's more, Sheldon loves to play a bit of Klingon Boggle with his friends, but hey, who doesn't? (source) By the way, you can watch clips of this comedy on and download full episodes from itunes.

You cubicle dwellers will love this! I am no Sheldon, but if I were him, I would make the following announcement:

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. This new element has been tentatively named "Administratium." Administratium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 199. These 199 particles are held together by a force called morons that are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Administratium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every contact. A minute amount of Administratium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete, when it would normally take less then a second.

Administratium has a normal half-life of 3 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization, in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and assistant deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Administratium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization causes some morons to become neutrons forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to speculate that Administratium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as "Critical Morass." Scientists paid little attention to Administratium for many years. They were well aware of its existence, but were surprised to find it to be the heaviest element yet discovered. How does one recognize Administratium? You will know it when you see it.

I once did some temp work for Norwest Mortgage and over a thousand people worked there. That place had it's share of these elements! I'm sure Sheldon would agree.

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Rae said...

I am totally exhausted reading this.
You do look like him. Now I have to go watch the show.

BTW- you are being tagged. Check my blog later.

travelingman said...

O I get it...administatium is the O particle, kinda like the god particle but not as cool right? As a fellow geek though I think on the fourth year it either splits into twice as many morons or ceases to exist, that I think comes from the god particle and influenced by the rushpublican particle.

John said...

@Rae, LOL sorry to wear your eyes out...that's why I have the bold print half way down. People can skip all the jibberish and get to the good stuff half way down!

Well if you think I look like him that makes me feel better (as long as I don't act like him)! He's quite a character!

Ok, I will do the tag, but I may back date it to keep this one on top for a little while longer!

As always, thanks for commenting and for referring me a follower. When I put that widget up, I was embarrassed, thinking I wouldn't have many followers! Thanks again.

@Rick! That is a funny analysis and great addition to the subject! I'll take your word for it! I am not as smart as Sheldon LOL!

I had a little help on that part from my friend Trisha. She's a creative little genius!

Anonymous said...

That's a compliment to those who look like you. They should be thankful.. *wink, wink* ^^

kenju said...

I've never seen that show, John, but now I will try to watch some episodes. I have heard it is really funny.

themom said...

I do see the similarities. Now I am totally afraid of the new element Administratium. It's those morons that really worry me.

John said...

@Sashaindoubutsu, Wow! Thank you! I will graciously take that compliment. You're so sweet!

@kenju, I heard a long time ago that it was real funny too and can't believe I never watched it until now! I guess it's because so many sitcoms and new shows that I started watching got cancelled and it is very disappointing when that happens! In the age of reality tv, sitcoms are lucky to stay on for even one season!

@themom, thanks! Since so many are in agreement that I do look like Sheldon, I will take that as a compliment! Administratium-- isn't that the oddest thing you ever read!

Bactocyn said...

Big Bang!
Hey John, nice 2 meet you.

John said...

@Bactocyn, Hi there. Thanks for stopping by and it's great to meet you too.

Sumit Jain said...

The Big Bang Theory Is a Great Show.I love To Watch Big Bang Theory...

John said...

@Summit Jain, I know it's a great show! I wish I would've realized that a long time ago though! It's in reruns now, but I'm watching them. I love it! Thanks for commenting!

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