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The New Guy

Me, August 1965

So, well, um, y’see, here’s the thing.  Chris Hardwick is a busy man, what with multiple projects and international celebrity and all that.  And he decided he could use an extra hand around these parts for a while to make sure everything runs smoothly and…

NO!  Stop crying!  He’s still here!  I’m not replacing your daddy!  He’s just going to be sleeping in the spare room for a while and… no, that’s not the right analogy, either.

It’s really just that Chris has a lot to do in the coming months and asked me, a friend and colleague from radio days, to step in when he can’t be everywhere he needs to be at any time, like when his TARDIS is in the shop.  So here I am.  My name is Perry Michael Simon — yes, I use three names, just like an assassination suspect, but there’s a good reason for it, and, yes, I know what my initials are — and I’ll be your Guest Editor or Emergency Backup Nerdist or whatever you want to call it that works for you.  We never really resolved that part.  I’m a writer, a radio guy, and News-Talk-Sports editor at, the radio and music industry trade website.  Nice to meet you.

And what you’ll see here is the same Nerdism you’ve come to expect.  Chris will continue to post his wisdom, our resident Nerdists will do what they do, and I’ll be posting stuff as well, from which you’ll learn a little more about me than you’ll probably want to know.  You can reach me at if you’re so inclined.

Yeah, that’s me in the picture, in August 1965.  I haven’t changed much.


  1. Perry Michael Simon says:

    “Too well-dressed and hip” will never be used to describe me. I dress the way someone who works in a home office and lives roughly 30 miles from anyone he knows (other than his wife and cat) would dress. Every day is t-shirt, shorts, and Chucks day. Maybe a Phillies cap if I’m feeling especially dressy, or just wish to annoy the Dodger and Angel fans around here.

  2. Lloyd Christmas says:

    Are you also far too well dressed and hip to be realistically identified as a nerd? Let’s hope so- wouldn’t want to go against the grain here…
    Good luck with the typing!

  3. Hannah Huyck says:

    Hello, Perry Michael Simon. It is great to have you here. I should be mad at you for replacing my daddy(as you put it), but I suppose I’ll give you a chance.

  4. Perry Michael Simon says:

    I am humbled. Also very, very tired.

  5. Tessie says:

    Welcome, Perry of olden times.

  6. Diana says:

    So are we going to both daddys’ houses for Festivus?

  7. Stacy says:

    I, for one, welcome our new nerdist overlord!

  8. our resident Nerdists will do what they do

    Oh, rrreeeeeally?! I don’t know about the others, but I plan to drink, smoke, and act like a damned HOOLIGAN!

    Kidding. Welcome, duder. 😉

  9. Hannah Dibner says:

    Here’s a proposition: I’ll start out disliking you on principle, so as we get to know you, my opinion has nowhere to go but up. I mean, from this post alone we know that you fail at writing poorly and, judging by your reply, are obviously not a personable individual at all.

  10. RadNerd says:

    Welcome to the fold.

  11. when cris gets his tardis fixed can i borrow it and what of his back up delorean

  12. Perry Michael Simon says:

    Jonah, I am ageless. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

    Everyone, thank you, but wait until you get to know me. You might end up reconsidering your good will.

  13. Becca Gleason says:

    Well now it’s a party.

  14. Wesley Marshall says:

    Any person that Mr. Hardwick trust’s with the site is ok in my book. Good on you sir 😀

  15. Chelsea K says:

    Welcome! Glad to have you! I’ve seen you over @node and I’m glad we have a capable babysitter… 😛

  16. Jonah Ray says:

    why is that picture black and white? are you old or something?