It may also be instructive to differentiate dorkiness
from nerdy behavior (pronounced interest in academic subjects), geeky behavior (pronounced interest in technical subjects), and jocky behavior (pronounced interest in sports).
Played by Kahn with the self-styled dorkiness
of a Carol Burnett character, Lois brings to mind artist Michael Smith's "Mike." But whereas that ultrabland alter ego hopelessly pursues individuality, Lois is afflicted by it.
Although it may be the height of critical dorkiness
to start a review by complaining about the cover art, I can't help but note that this CD features about the goofiest photography I have seen in a long, long time, with shot after shot of Joshua Bell staring moodily off-camera as though posing for a photo spread in GQ.
What about the gloriously unfettered Courtney and Alanis and P.J., free at last to rail in four-letter-word rage across a multi-media spectrum of lucrative outlets, at the betrayal, cruelty, and just plain dorkiness
of the men they still have to deal with, but not--thank heaven--get stuck with for life anymore?
She snickers at silly government hearings and rebukes public figures for dorkiness
, but when it comes to moral convictions, Maureen Dowd seems at a loss.
(His longtime girlfriend is Mia Swier, a TV director and producer.) He's a rare breed: theatre geek filtered through California bro, which made an ideal combination for the pop dorkiness
I wouldn't say I adored camp; I was too self-conscious and aware of my own dorkiness
. But a lot of identity formation happened there.
DAVE It's great that you're an advocate of dorkiness
. If it weren't for girls like you, Bill wouldn't have any dates.
Partly it's the plasticky regularity of their surfaces and the muted designer dorkiness
of the colors they come in.