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Josh Barnett is a total geek

I love Josh Barnett, but sometimes he makes my nerd alert go off so hard I have to resist the temptation to stuff him in a locker and steal his lunch money. Case point: At the end of a myspace bulletin, he tacks on at the end ‘Currently reading: Chapter War (Warhammer 40,000) by Ben Counter’.

If you spent your youth smoking pot and getting some hot teenage breast action on, you may not be familiar with Warhammer. Here’s what Wikipedia says:

Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. The game depicts combat between the armies of the fictional universe of the 41st millennium using 28 mm scale (approximately 1:65) miniature figurines which represent futuristic soldiers, creatures and vehicles of war.

That doesn’t really give you a feel for the whole ‘WH40K’ thing, so let me try to summarize: It’s about the lamest thing in the history of the universe. The only thing lamer than the Warhammer game are Warhammer books. They’re basically harlequin novels for four eyed freaks, with robo-swords and starships instead of tits and ass. Here’s the description of the book Josh is reading, courtesy of

Having stabilised their gene-seed, and brought a halt to their mutation, the Soul Drinkers start rebuilding their Chapter with new recruits. But the recruits have their own ideas. Rather than protect the Imperium, they wish to wage war against it. With the Imperial forces and the Inquisition closing in on the renegade Chapter, can Sarpedon rally his troops to face the true enemy?

Honestly, Josh … WTF??? I always figured you for a Forgotten Realms or Dark Sun kinda guy. Hell, I imagined we’d meet up and shoot the shit about Dragonlance and discuss the pros and cons of third edition AD&D versus second edition. But alas you have to destroy my fantasy and reveal yourself to be a … science fiction freak of all things! I’ve failed my savings throw against disappointment.

  • Jemaleddin

    I dunno, I’d say this makes him cooler in my eyes, especially combined with the fact that he only has two toes.

  • Erin

    What’s wrong with being a sci-fi geek? I, personally like to split my geek time between fantasy and sci-fi.

  • intenso

    Science Fiction and Fantasy are great genres that include many, many awesome books. That is not sci fi, though, it’s plain faggotry.

  • nem0

    The only way that could be worse is if he also paints minis.

    Though the mental image of Josh Barnett hunched over an inch tall figurine with a teeny tiny paintbrush, maybe squinting with his tongue stuck out a little in concentration, has totally made my morning.

  • kentyman

    New recruits soul-drinking their gene-seed? Sounds like something I could get into…

    I really didn’t expect him to be such a dork either. I guess he caught me flat-footed.

  • fightlinker

    I’m just sad that Josh likes Imperial Commander Serpadin rather than Drizzt Do’Urden

  • fightlinker

    Oh man, he’s the hugest dork in the universe! I betcha part of his cardio workout involves Dance Dance Revolution. He’s massive into video games and anime and all sorts of stuff. I’ll give him a hard time for it, but deep down I really respect the fact that he does his own thing and doesn’t pretend to be someone he’s not.

  • kentyman

    He pretends to be the only true UFC Heavyweight Champion. Now that’s sci-fi.

  • fightlinker

    Kentyman is officially the king of one-liners.

  • intenso

    that was two lines

  • fightlinker

    DAMN YOU AND YOUR COUNTING WAYS. You should apply to be a UFC judge, although I’m worried you’re overqualified

  • garth

    yes, someone hunched over inch high miniatures with a teeny tiny brush painting just the correct regalia on their Space Marines squad “The Sons of Blood”, getting the burnmarks around the dents just so… yes… that is… too geeky.
    I’m more of a Rincewind the Wizzard fan anyways. Those Forgotten Realms books never charged my Staff of Regeneration if you get my drift.

  • kentyman

    I would’ve gone with Staff of Paralysis. :)

  • fightlinker

    You guys need to dust up on your perverted D&D slang. You call your dick an “enchanted rod +8″

  • Dick

    Actually it can’t be a rod, since rods don’t do piercing damage. A polearm perhaps?

  • kentyman

    Apparently y’all didn’t get the memo that Innuendo was cut in 3.5…

  • ajadoniz

    lol 10pts for enchanted rod

  • fightlinker

    You only need piercing damage if the girl is a stone-cold bitch. Okay … i’m grasping here. Penis! Haha!

  • Lifer

    I was about to delete you from my Favorites for somehow managing to bash both WH40K and my fluently japanese hero Josh Barnett but the Dark Sun reference saved the day.

    *hugs his 2nd edition Psionic’s Handbook*

  • fightlinker

    Thri-kreen posse pump it up

  • garth

    I call mine the “Mace of Double-Entendre”. It’s +10 to hit and damage and talks to me. All the time. It says bad things.