On the flight back from England I watched an episode of Big Bang Theory, a sitcom about a bunch of nerds sharing an apartment. It’s not very funny, unfortunately, but it’s surprisingly accurate in its delineation of the primary branches of nerddom.
Anyway, one of the nerds in the episode took fervent exception to a non-nerd character mistaking light-years for years. And this reminded me of the time in college that I went to see Star Wars, and at the point in the movie when Han Solo brags that the Millenium Falcon is the only ship to make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, I yelled out “The parsec is not a unit of time!”
Anybody got a nerdier memory than that?