Wyatt's Comic Guy Backup Story!!
Before you read this hop on over to Wyatt's "Support Your Local Gunslinger" blog and read a fanciful tale about me.
Not to take up all of Wyatt's blog space, I thought that I would relay a recent experience that shows that it's not the source of the information, it's having the information.
For example, as stated over on the other blog, I can usually run the Norse Mythology category on Jeopardy. What a Scholar!! Or so people think if I in unfamiliar company. That fact that I have read over 300 issues of THOR doesn't dimish the fact that I know this crap!!
The Story: I was at work a few weeks ago and a co-worker was telling me about this abusive email that he got from a customer. As he read it to me, the word "chimerical" came up. He said I don't even know what that means. I said "Neither do I, I think it has to do with something made up or imaginary (which fit the context of the sentence). So my boss came by and we looked it up. (Note: I was corrected in the CHI-merical, as it is pronounced KI-merical). The definition is "Created by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination. . ."
My boss, in a rare moment, gives me an impressed look. How did you know that? How? Because I play Dungeons and Dragons and there is a creature called a Chimera which is a "a wildly fanciful imaginary . . .blah blah blah. The impressed look quickly vanished. So much for Honesty!
Researching further, there are many definitions to Chimera., so he may have been calling this guy a hermaprodite.