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" It's funny: when I first started getting vocal about how much I liked 'Doctor Who,' I didn't realize how deep the fan base was. "
" Traditionally nerd-based culture is now a big sector of pop culture. "
" Any time you're lucky enough to get on a show people watch, it's a good thing. "
" For me personally, I have a fear of, 'If I stop, I'm going to die.' If I stop doing the things that are enriching to me or creatively exciting to me or if I stop creating, then I feel stagnant. If something isn't growing, it's dying. "
" American television constantly tries to co-op British comedy and create their own version of it. Most of the time it doesn't work; obviously, in the case of 'The Office,' it did. But a lot of times, it doesn't really work. "
" The lifeblood of YouTube is sharing. "
" Don't tell television, but there is some superior programming being made on the Interwebz. "
" While the liberal media elite depict the bowler as a chubby guy with a comb-over and polyester pants, the reality is that bowling is one of the most tech-heavy sports today. Robotic pinsetters and computerized scoring were just the beginning. "
" If you do a joke that's really old, then what happens is people on Reddit and Twitter just go, 'Real original, you're just doing old jokes!' But bands do it all the time. "
" The 'Hipster Nerds' like stuff because they hate it. It's like they ironically like it. "
" My father was one of the greatest professional bowlers of all time. Seriously. Billy Hardwick: PBA Hall of Fame, Player of the Year in '63 and '69, and the first winner of the triple crown of bowling, among other things. "
" Bowling really was a big American sport in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, and then it kind of died off in the '80s. "
" Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It's F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down. "
" Steve Martin said that philosophy is good for comedy because it screws up your thinking just enough, and I agree with that. Being forced to see life's metadata is good training for looking for interesting angles on a topic. "
" Any nerd who grew up around the time that I did, BBC programming was a treasure chest for us. "
" When you first start working, you take whatever job is offered, because you have to build your resume. But you don't think about what you're building. "
" In the '90s, you couldn't say the word 'nerd' to someone when pitching a show. They would have considered that too niche and wouldn't have listened. "
" Real philosophy is like trying to read an alarm system installation manual in Korean. "
" I think for a lot of people, bowling is sort of a joke. But I love it, and it means a lot to me, so any chance to help promote it or celebrate it or not make the hackiest jokes - 'Bowlers are like plumbers and they wear the craziest shirts!' - I'm way into. "
" I had a personal blog, but why does anyone care that I went shopping for hats? "
" We're not in an information age anymore. We're in the information management age. "
" Trying to make strangers laugh is crazy and more than a little narcissistic. "
" Even before I had an assistant, my calendar was color-coded and I had all these different e-mail rules for how to prioritize e-mails, so I made it a point years ago to figure all that stuff out because my life was a mess. "
" Comic-Con is interesting because there's so much going on at once, it's literally impossible to do everything. You need clones and some sort of hoverboard so you can surf over the crowd of packed-in nerds. "
" I think the mistake a lot of people make with new media is they just focus on one thing. But any one thing - just doing podcasts or just having a website or just doing television - isn't enough anymore. "