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I made Andrew look really scruffy in this strip. In reality, he only had a soul patch for a very brief period of time.

Andrew always thinks people are hitting on me.

Why are TMBG the official nerd band, anyway? It's not like they sing about specifically nerdy subject matter, like, say, Jonathan Coulton. But nerds know and claim them as their own. They give off nerd rays. It's probably the glasses and the flannel and all.

For the record, my favorite TMBG songs are "She's an Angel," "Ana Ng," and "Birdhouse in Your Soul." Although Andrew is not a nerd and generally has much better taste in music than I do (but my tastes are more interesting!), he has been known to declare that "Birdhouse in Your Soul" is a perfect song.

R Flaum (zzedar) says: I really like the drawing of Jealous Andrew.
Rob (acoustic_rob) says:

Why is TMBG the official nerd band?  Who knows.

I do know that my son, a seven-year-old embryonic astronomy geek, thinks "The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas" is the greatest song ever.  So they have that going for them.

Kaesa Aurelia (kaesa) says:

Shouting the lyrics to "The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas" on the streets of Budapest with my choir remains one of my (only) fond high school memories.

Cameron Nielsen (cameroncn) says: "Birdhouse" is a perfect song.
Valerie Kaplan (shinyhappygoth) says: Ah, but bear in mind that "Why Does the Sun Shine?" was a cover, originally from "Singing Science".  The TMBG version is much more engaging, of course.  Same goes for "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)", although I quite like the original version by The Four Lads as well.
Andrew Perron (ununnilium) says: It's basically because they're catchy, yet complex.  They make sophisticated brains twirl with delight.
Eric Williamson (nytefyre) says:

Just remember - to paraphrase:

Just because he thinks they're hitting on you, doesn't mean they aren't. 

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