Just like you're obligated to mention you're divorced or have a kid in your online profile, shouldn't someone also be required to disclose any indisputably geeky world championship titles? But maybe it was a long time ago? We met for round two later that week.A pic from Jon Finkel's (the Magic player in question) official Magic the Gathering card:
At dinner I got straight down to it. Did he still play? "Yes." Strike one. How often? "I'm preparing for a tournament this weekend." Strike two. Who did he hang out with? "I've met all my best friends through Magic." Strike three. I smiled and nodded and listened. Eventually I even felt a little bit bad that I didn't know shit about the game. Here was a guy who had dedicated a good chunk of his life to mastering Magic, on a date with a girl who can barely play Solitaire. This is what happens, I thought, when you leave things out of your online profile.
THE DUDE HAS AN OFFICIAL MAGIC THE GATHERING TRIBUTE CARD MADE OF HIM!! HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?! He looks like freakin' Jesus on that pic...or at least, some very powerful wizard.
Anyway...I realize some people look at me cross-eyed once they find out I collect comic books, so I get it. But still...gah! Methinks this just might have been blown out of proportion.