One joy of the internet is that, no matter how narrow your niche, you can surely find blogs to support it, comics to self-parody it, and communities to squabble about it. These examples crossed my desk (er, desktop) this morning:
(1) For philosophy nerds: Advanced Dungeons & Discourse
And there’s the original Dungeons & Discourse, also by Dresden Codak. (The 8th-level positivist is immune to metaphysics, but has low charisma.)
(2) For language nerds: worst pun ever, with analysis
My own favorite guilty nerdly pleasure, Language Log, reports this appalling pun (an 18-second video). The pun is ‘good’, but it’s the comments below that got my attention, rife with linguistic-style categorization-squabbles, with duly-offered comparables and counterexamples. (That said, Karen is right: it’s not a mondegreen; it’s not like “Mots d’Heures: Gousses, Rames.” And I’m always happy to see a Hendrix reference in any thread.)
Of course, I can’t mention nerdly humor without this modern classic:
(3) For comp-sci/math nerds: XKCD
The culture of the XKCD forums (excuse me: fora) are worthy of their own examination. Later. The various emergent behaviors include a variety of forum games.