I had prepared for my first trip to PAX the way I must prepare for everything else: through rigorous research, planning, and incessant pestering of my friends. What kind of water bottle should I bring? Collapsible. Pain killers? More than one kind, just in case someone you’re with is allergic to one. Hand sanitizer? Apply liberally to everything. Even that child? Especially that child. Sneakers? Don’t forget the gel insoles. Zinc and vitamin C? Begin a rigorous course three weeks prior and bring some with you just in case.
Many of you know the name Parry Gripp, but for those that don’t I’m here to educate you. In the mid 1990s I remember wandering into an awful record store in the middle of ghetto in Tampa. After digging through the “Punk” section one band caught my eye, Nerf Herder. I must admit I bought the CD simply for the name. Nerf Herder is what one very famous Princess of Alderan calls one very suave Corellian smuggler in a moment of anger. After playing the CD a single time I was hooked. Parry Gripp loved being a punk, but he also loved being a nerd just as much. Over the years I purchased all the Nerf albums as they were released, and even got a chance to see them the few times when they came to Florida. I met Parry at a small show, and he was incredibly humble and awesome. Take a look at some of the stuff this legendary nerd has given us.
The theme to Buffy – One of my favorite shows of all time had one of the best opening sequences in the history of television. It is virtually impossible to not get at least a tad bit pumped when you hear it.
The Girl at the Video Game Store – Say what you want about Ms. Munn, but there is no denying that this song is catchy and a whole lot of fun. Make sure to catch all the game references. And Might I add Pereira destroys the drums.
Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom – Over 10 million views mark Nom Nom Nom as internet gold. Gripp has gone on to write a plethora of “jingles” that are just damn amazing.
Young Girl Talking About Herself – I just love this one…
Holiday Sale ! Holiday Sale ! – Impossible to get out of your head, The Fueled by Ramen Holiday Sale jingle has been rattling around in my noggin all night. It’s so good I almost bought something.
We thank you Parry Gripp for being so Nerd Appropriate!