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Speak & Spell

Ahh the Wired Magazine’s Sexiest Geek of 2007… a super legit contest where girls are judged on their fan-written, incomplete bios, and how hot they look in a single photograph (preferably a photograph of the sexy geek in lingerie or swimwear)… it really is the stuff of internet dreams.

Ever since I was nominated as a sexy geek, I have received serious criticism for being yet another cute girl trying to increase her blogging stats by writing about geeky or tech things without any real knowledge on the subjects. Like that’s a winning formula for success or something? Uh, yeah, like all you need is a hot girl, posting flirtatious videos of herself fondling Apple products and *boom* she’s an internet Celebrity? Yeah, dreeeeeeam on, it takes loads of hard work and dedication to be an iCeleb, and some of us (as in all the people in Canada) have to fly to far off nations just to fondle an iPhone.

So in order to prove my point, I decided to ask my favourite advanced talking computer, Mr. Speak & Spell, what he thought about the situation…

I am currently 154 votes away from #10, not like I’m counting or checking on a daily basis or care. My self-esteem and mental health are not entirely dependent on you voting by pushing the green arrow beside my name UP. And if I get any more negative votes, there’s only an 85% chance that I will write a song about rehab, or check myself into rehab for drunk tweeting.

Be sure to leave me a comment if you’ve voted for me. From the list of voters, I shall pick one person’s name out of a hat to win a most fabulous prize. Details on that prize have yet to be determined in my mind, so it’s probably gonna be pretty sweet!

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    Dennis Bjørn Petersen
    February 8, 2008 at 6:12 AM

    Of course, I never knew about the Miss Good-Looking-Geek Pageant before you mentioned it…

    I know you aren’t counting, so you won’t notice the extra point you just had and the ones the others lost.

    I’m not going to say best of luck either ;)

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    Nadz | MindBlogger
    February 8, 2008 at 7:02 AM

    You used to have a higher rank there before I believe. Then again, you don’t have to ‘ask’ from a blog fan of yours to actually vote for your right? *lol*

    Good luck dude! Know you don’t need it anyway.

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    February 8, 2008 at 7:16 AM

    I voted for you. No brainer ;-)

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    February 8, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    You’re sexy. I voted for you.

    I don’t understand why some of those women are on the list…?! I’m pretty sure that hosting a tech show doesn’t make you tech knowledgeable.

    Anyway, you are genuine geek and genuine sexy (and apparently genuinely vain :) )

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    February 8, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    But really, who can compete with Winnie Cooper? You know her sister is the girl that played Becky Slater (the blonde that beat Kevin up after he broke up with her — ahh, Wonder Years) and is now like an attorney at some uber-law firm?

    Anyhoo – LOVE the photo. Now I regret throwing my Speak & Spell (actually, my older sister’s Speak & Spell, and she’s six years older than me so it would probably not work now anyway unless TI made really good shit back in 1979) away. We had the Speak & Math too (it was blue) but it was lame.

    And yes, I voted for you.

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    February 8, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    1 more vote for you… good luck ;-)

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    Duane Storey
    February 8, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Whenever I see one of those I think of E.T.

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    February 8, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    The person who nominated me didn’t even pick one of my infamous cleavage photos. So for one of the only chicks up there not showing skin, I think I’m holding my own as well – it’s nice link-love regardless.

    Whiz-Kid also rocked, I liked the games :-P

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    February 8, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Voted! Actually, I voted like a week ago.

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    February 8, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    I’m pretty sure I voted for you eons ago but it still let me click it again. I’m not sure how legit this voting method is but I’ll definitely keep clicking for you and VB(the only true she-geeks in the contest).

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    February 8, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    got my vote again as well

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    February 9, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    I voted for you but I expect a reciprocal vote for sexiest man-geek in return.

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    Monica Hamburg
    February 9, 2008 at 11:33 PM

    You got my vote, sexy geek.

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    Mostly Lisa
    February 10, 2008 at 5:01 AM

    @Dennis Bjorn Petersen — i’ll keep your secret safe! thanks for the vote!

    @Nadz/Mindblogger — yes the ranking is a wee bit inaccurate as is the entire contest, but so far the exposure has been worth the embarrassment!

    @Vinny — hi-5.

    @bloodhound — it’s my genuine vanity that keeps me grounded.

    @Christina — no one should ever try to compete with Winnie and her big brown puppy dog eyes. Speak and Math… still have it?

    @smain — fanks!

    @Duane Storey — it was a pivotal component allowing ET to phone home.

    @Rebecca — you have infamous cleavage photos? cheeky!

    @Mitchell — on the ball, i like that!

    @Nate — yes, keep giving me and VB your love. she is my favourite in the group.

    @ComposeAnalysis — sweet! muchly appreciated.

    @RBeezy — you’re on! got a nice cleavage shot i can use to nominate you in the sexy geek competition.

    @Monica Hamburg — aww, thanks! nice to hear from you!

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    February 10, 2008 at 6:11 AM

    Just wanted you to know I voted for you. Your blog may not be as geek as Robert Scoble, but its defintely geek and a lot more fun….your videos are wonderful. Good luck with the contest.


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    Pablo Pérez Cahuenas
    February 10, 2008 at 8:32 AM

    Hey! Nice blog, ;). I voted for you too. iThink that you’re have a great blog, and you’re really beautiful, so, you could be the winner :D.

    Greetings From Quito.


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    February 12, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Voted for you too… Love your blog, by the way…

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    February 13, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    oh I just voted! did I win?! what’s the prize!?

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    Mostly Lisa
    February 13, 2008 at 4:42 AM

    @John — much appreciated! glad you like my videos. it’s nice to know that people actually get my strange sense of humour. Scoble is pretty cool though and definitely more geeky. if he put out a swimsuit calendar he might actually be in the running…

    @Pablo — gracias. i really really hope so because i loooooooove Wired Magazine and to be mentioned would be totally booyah!

    @Tomas — hi-5!

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    Prosthetic Lips
    February 13, 2008 at 1:06 PM

    Hey, I voted for you. I tried to multi-vote (zap cookies), but I guess the Ajax processor at /mod is too smart for me. Can’t blame me for trying to ballot stuff, I’m from Flori-duh.

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    February 17, 2008 at 11:13 PM


    Although I can’t say my vote was an educated one (you asked, I voted), I’m glad if it helps you make your way up to the top. Anywho.. gotta jet.


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    Mostly Lisa
    February 18, 2008 at 12:18 AM

    @Prosthetic Lips — Sneaksy. I won’t blame you. it was the first thing i tried. thanks for the vote!

    @Chris — thanks for your uneducated vote. carry on, a good lurk never hurt anyone.

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    March 25, 2008 at 8:36 PM

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