I think that there is some sort of code that states that if you are a geek then you must find the British funny. Whether it is Mr. Bean or Monty Python, you need to laugh when people from across the pond do something. If you disagree with me, then your geek card may be revoked by whomever it is that issues them.
My job allows for me to see all sorts of technology before other people. It also allows for me to watch television shows and movies on one monitor while I do work on another. This is very convenient because I am able to stay current on a lot of the shows that I enjoy watching. I also get to watch a lot of stuff that I wouldn’t otherwise have the time to. No, I don’t just watch TV all day. I do get to see an episode here or there though.
One of the shows that I was introduced to by my coworkers is a British comedy called The IT Crowd. This is a true comedic gem. It’s about two guys and their female, know-nothing-about-IT boss who work in an IT department. They are typical basement dwellers who only come out to fix the things that technically challenged people shouldn’t be using anyway. They just finished up the third season in the UK and there have been talks of bringing it to the US a la The Office.
Of all of the characters, Moss has to be my favorite. He is the most awkward computer nerd you have ever met. The beautiful thing about his character is that we all know somebody like him. Heck, we might even be him.
If you have never seen this show, you need to. It’s not available on DVD in the US yet but, being the geek that you are, I’m sure that you can find a way to procure it in a sutiable format for your viewing pleasure.