I’m surprised I haven’t seen this elsewhere in the WoWBlogosphere.
If you’re not an aficionado of one Mr. Jon Stewart, you may have missed a little something that drives home how much our culture has come to affect the "real-world" – meta, if you will – culture. In the below clip, you might see something almost familiar. If you’re unwilling to endure the entire clip, FF to around 3:35.
A chuckle comes around 3:40 when the studio audience reacts to the logo. "You are a nerd crowd!" – followed by a roar of approval from the crowd.
But it gets better!
On the same program, Anne Hathaway features in the third segment, where we get this little exchange (around 1:00).
Anne Hathaway: So, these are the nerds?
Stewart: ::chuckle:: Yes!
Hathaway: (flings arms wide) MY PEOPLE!!!
Anne won my heart right there.
Point being: don’t for a moment assume that having twelve million (ish) subscribers doesn’t carry with it some weight. It does. And not just WoW-heads. As geeks and nerds, we’re taking our rightful place in society, and oddly it isn’t always located in a dark room illuminated only by LED monitors.
Though, mostly, mine is. It shields us from the nasssty dayssstar, preciousss.