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Real Genius and Attribute Exchange

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Daniel Andrlik
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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a huge dork.

There was a time in my life where I could have quoted the entirety of the movie Real Genius to you on demand. I watched the movie constantly in middle school and high school and loved the dialogue so much that I ofter referred to it as the most quotable movie ever. Of course, this was probably just because I could remember all the lines. If I wasn’t careful, my attempt to quote a single exchange could turn into performing the entire scene.

So you can imagine my excitement today when I found and bought the DVD of Real Genius from Best Buy. While I am certainly not as bad as I was, I found I could keep right up with the actors in all of my favorite scenes, only occasionally struggling to recall exact lines during those that did not contain a joke. I’m not sure to be proud of my memory or slightly embarrassed of my obsession. Regardless, it does earn me a lot of nerd points, which I hope I can eventually exchange in order to increase my other attributes some day.

Can anyone help me on this one? How many nerd points do you need to exchange to get additional units of sexual magnetism? Between Diplomacy, programming, science fiction and movies I think I’ve got all the stock I need to meet any rate required.

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