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Snowboarders: Hot. Nerds: Not. (Apparently)

My marketing department cohort Joey over at Accordion Guy made a pretty funny (or offensive, depending on how you take it, I suppose) discovery recently. Remember the board game Mystery Date? Apparently there’s a new, more ‘hip’ version of the game available at toy stores (the versions from the 1960s and 70s were finaly becoming ‘dated’. Heh heh heh. Sigh…)

Anyway, you’re probably asking: what’s the point?

Here’s the point: the object of the game is to avoid a ‘mystery date’ with a loser, portrayed as “a nice nerd boy, dressed like the guys from Weezer and sporting either a laptop or notepad,” according to Joey. The goal is to end up with the ‘popular guy’.

And who’s the popular guy?

Why, a snowboarder, of course! (Or, as Joey calls him, “Steve-O McTokesalot”.)

Click here for Joey’s hilarious entry.


  1. jee somebody is a little pissy arent they ….. its cool to be pro-geek, but that guy is pro-dork
    and contrary to his belief of what marijuana makes you ……. i dont know one person whos been afftected adversely in the sack by some chronic

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2007, 3:38 pm
  2. Heh, I think he was being a little over-the-top for humour’s sake. 🙂

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2007, 4:22 pm
  3. i dunno, he seemed to be speaking his mind and throwing labels out

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2007, 7:04 pm
  4. No, I agree. It does sound questionable I suppose. I’ve got the advantage of knowing him personally, however, so I know he’s an intelligent, non-judgemental dude. But, like you say, it definitely sounds like he’s handing out labels… but I think (and I hope!) it’s more for effect than anything else.
    I’ll ask him. 🙂
    Thanks for the comment,

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2007, 9:45 pm