What We're Not

What’s going on everyone? Today I thought it would be good to go over what you might find on our site, at least for now. We all have our passions, and they can be pretty wide-ranging. I guess I should instead explain what you won’t find here.

We’re nerds. We know it, we love it, we own, and we’re not ashamed of it. It doesn’t mean everything will typical nerd stuff though. Being a nerd doesn’t adhere to loving video games, comic books, and shying away from the populous masses. We do love things that are popular. We also love things that are not popular. But we love what we love because we love it, not because it is or isn’t popular. We live in the new center of hipster culture, and we’ll be damned if we turn to their dark side. When we love NES, it’s because we grew up playing NES and basked in all its glory; not because we found a console at a thrift store for $200 and think it’s ironically quaint. If Chris spends the weekend in his Star Wars tee, or I’m rocking my Rocko’s Modern Life socks, there’s always a hope that something as simple as piece of clothing can start a conversation about something we love. Side note: my Nicktoons shirt ended up in an hour long conversation between a dozen people at a bar in NYC. It was pretty great.

We are Business Causal Nerd because as being grown-ups, at times unwillingly, we don’t have the time to follow in our nerd-ism 24/7, 365. Sometimes there isn’t enough time left in the day after work, kids, significant others, and that sweet, sweet love of sleeping. This means you won’t find deep-dives that bigger sites might have. This is not without a point though. We hope to help share what we think is pretty damn cool without having to go through the minucia. If you have a family, and job, and social life, are you going to have time to play Red Dead Redemption 2 to full completion? No, and honestly, we won’t either. But when we find that cool indie game that is a manageable play time of 10 hours and has a hell of story, we will be right here and/or on the podcast to let you know about it. While on the topic, go play Ashen. You’re welcome.

Hopefully my rambling has made some kind of sense. In short, you’ll find what we think is worth spending precious time on. It might be a new great book, an entertaining movie, a fun game, an awesome comic, or an interesting project that we worked on in our tech lives. What you won’t find are hot takes, hipster takes, paid opinions, political arguments, or generally any politically-correct statements (that doesn’t mean we don’t care - just that we have no filters).

Is there something that you DO want to see? Something you think we’d enjoy? Something you want our opinion on? Hit us up! Leave a comment, hit up our Twitter, or email us. You have a plethora of options. Now go forth, and be nerdy!

Ice Breakers

Hello world. Brad here. I thought I’d let you know a little more about us, so you know where we’re coming from with our ideas/opinions/whining. Like I said, I’m Brad. I’ve done East Coast to West Coast, and back again. I currently reside with my wife and fur-toddler in a city that’s expanding much too fast for it’s own good. Seriously, much too fast. I love big cities, but it takes planning, infrastructure, and acceptance for a change in culture that no one else around here seems capable of handling. Yet, anyway. There I go rambling again. I’m a gamer, a nerd, a techie in several ways, and way too casual for situations I find myself in. I’ll always argue that Chuck Taylors are never too casual - just ask my groomsmen.

Have you ever been to a place that made your soul hurt? Where your escape from mundane boredom is provided by running from meth-addled, reaper-welding, backwood, yokels? Welcome to the corn fields of Indiana! Home of powerboat racing, doughnuts in a bank safe, and our one and only Chris! He finally escaped sometime in college, and has hung around here ever since. He has 2 wee little babes and one giant snowball of a fur-baby. However, he currently crashes at Brad’s while he and his family save up for a new house, because of life and the great Nashville migration. Seriously, it’s a problem. You need two incomes and a third mortgage to prop up a refrigerator box under an overpass here. He’s an Apple fan, a fan of apples, a fan of anything that takes him back to being a kid - including Star Wars and Lord of the Rings - and would give his left kidney to hang out with the Foo Fighters for a couple days. He also does some photography, and you should hit him up. He’s damn good at it.

Chris and I met at work over four years ago. We originally got along because we weren’t assholes. It’s such a simple thing to have in common, but it seems to be uncommon. Being stuck at the same desk with each other, we found we had many of the same interests. Most of those interests you will find here. It could be a write-up of the most personally influential alt-rock songs of 1994, a commentary pertaining to the slow, painful death of couch co-op and how we long for the “good ol’ days” of 15 years ago, or just a collection of fart-themed dad jokes that we laughed about on Reddit. We make a lot of movie and tv-show references, mostly stemming from the heyday of our undetermined generation. Too young to be GenX, but fuck you if the word “millennial” is uttered in our vicinity.

MC rolled in about 6 months ago after knowing Chris for seven-ish years while working at a “fruit company.” She’s an enigma and hard to figure out at times, but is enough of a nerd that she immediately fit right in. She shares the passion of video games and escaping to virtual worlds filled with pointy-eared non-elves that have an affinity for green attire and old-ass, laser-shooting swords. One day, we hope she’ll join the podcast to insert random cartoon voices so we don’t have to make/use a soundboard. Fingers crossed. I mean, a guy can dream, right? We can usually get her to crawl out from her Tiny House XL and join the social fold by offering some free grub and Rock Band on a theatre sound-system. It’s the little things.

Welcome to BCN!

We’re Brad and Chris and we are Business Casual Nerd. We started this site as a place to share our thoughts on a multitude of topics (video games, movies, tv shows, music, technology, etc.) and we hope you like it. We’ve also launched our podcast so check it out if you have time!

Please let us know if you have any suggestions, feedback, ideas, etc. You can message us on Twitter at @bizcasualnerd or via email at bizcasualnerd@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Brad & Chris