Wired: There's a great line on your new album, Werewolves: "My geekiness is getting in the way of my nerdiness." What's the distinction?
Oswalt: A lot of nerds aren't aware they're nerds. A geek has thrown his hands up to the universe and gone, "I speak Klingon — who am I fooling? You win! I'm just gonna openly like what I like." Geeks tend to be a little happier with themselves.
Awesome. There is nothing to be ashamed of, my fellow geeks! Embrace your encyclopedic knowledge of The Village and how many Redshirts died on the original Star Trek!
Patton also says that his mid-life crisis involves D&D instead of a sports car, and mentions that his wife wants him to put down the dice and go to a strip club. I'm going to give that angle a try and see how it goes.
Hey, Wired: if you want to talk to another geek about geek stuff, I sort of know a guy.