The Nerdist Tweeted Me

Ok, this was a smile-inducing moment for me. Chris Hardwick, aka @Nerdist, sent me a smiley today. It was in reply to a Twitter message I had tagged him in. It’s not a big deal in the Grand Scheme of things, and maybe he has a Twitter assistant who typed it for him, but it made me smile. Here’s the exchange:

If you don’t know who Chris Hardwick is, this is the part of the About page that I giggled about.

Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker
Chris Hardwick as Luke Skywalker

Chris Hardwick was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after “inappropriate conduct” on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self-proclaimed nerd. He is a writer for Wired Magazine and is the face of AMC’s first live after show Talking Dead, which airs as a platform to discuss the network’s highly rated show The Walking Dead.

You can read more about Hardwick and all of the other nerdy stuff going on over at