The 3-1-2 Principle (Why I’m an “Anti-Intellectual”)

“What are you doing here?” That’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot.  Most recently it was at Gigantour, as someone observed that a clean-cut geek like myself doesn’t fit the mold of typical metal fan.  The observation, though slightly rude, wasn’t exactly news to me.  The instance when I was most surprised to hear it happened when I was in grade 10, lined up to receive a bronze medal for my grades.  The first place grade 11 student, who was someone I was acquainted with, leaned over and wondered aloud what I was doing there. The truth is though, despite being de...
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