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Most Popular Actress to Geeks

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on Feb. 24, 2006

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My friend George and I got to talking about who was the most popular actress among that portion of the population that prefer to live at addresses that are prime numbers, and name their cats after computer programs.  Yes, I’m talking about geeks.

So far, the contenders are:
Jessica Alba (Dark Angel, Sin City)
Jeanette Lee (Pool player)* Not an actress
Kitty Pryde (Not real)
Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
Kate Beckinsale (Underworld)
Jolene Blaylock (Vulcan on Enterprise)
What’sername… the Borg chick… Jeri Ryan
Lucy Lawless

I pointed out that Kitty Pryde wasn’t real, but George pointed out that this really wasn’t a factor for geeks, because, let’s face it, are geeks more likely to get to third base with Kate Beckinsale than with an imaginary person? Not really.

My pick was Jessica Alba, until I understood that imaginary people count.  Then I switched to Rogue from the X-Men.  But her power it to basically suck the energy out of people and kill them if she can touch your skin.  So that makes her a bad choice, much worse than even an ex-girlfriend.

Of course, the original sci-fi babe, Uhura, played by Nichelle Nichols, is still a good choice.


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