Take Back the Nerd

Here's a confession: I like nerds.  I think nerds are the absolute hottest breed of men on earth.

Now, for those of you shuddering and asking,  "WTF?" understand that most of you have never actually met or even seen a real nerd - especially all you young folks.  Nerds are rapidly becoming extinct.  That's because as it is with everything else in this godforsaken country, once nerds became commercialized, they got watered down.

Real nerds know shit.

Today being a nerd means being either a socially challenged, virginal comic book-collector or an anime addict, or a super-creepy combo of both.  Those, however, are not "nerds".  Those are slackers and fetishists, and they don't know jack about shit.

Mind you, anime and comic books are well-known vices of nerds; however, they are not the defining traits of nerds.  As a much as a nerd enjoys reading comic books or sword-and-sorcery epics, they'd much rather study advanced mathematics or quantum physics.  They'd rather spend an afternoon studying their fifth or six language instead of burning out their eye sockets (and sometimes precious brain cells) on anime.

Real nerds are successful.

There's a reason for the ancient saying, "The geeks shall inherit the earth."  Because real nerds know shit, they are able to do shit, invent shit, and make a shit-ton of money in the process.  Blasians, pay close attention here; if you're wondering why there is so much white venom against Asianfolk, it's because of this.  While they are tirelessly studying medicine, biology, engineering, astrophysics, and the like, white kids are twiddling their thumbs wondering what role their GEDs, MBAs and communication degrees are going to play in a very near future where global economics will dominated by the East.

Alas...they don't make the white nerd like they used to.  RIP to our aged or dearly departed white nerd-kin. *pours a sip of pink champagne for fallen homies*  'Twas white nerds who introduced characters Storm and Uhura to the world, children; they stood by their characterization through some dark, dangerous, and turbulent times.  And now, decades later, modern generations of white poseur-nerds can't even stand to think of them as black women. *shakes head*  They try to whiten Uhura and they claim Storm, a woman from East Africa, can't be black because she's a mutant.

Case in point.
Real nerds are on another level.

Black women in particular, I've noticed, tend to be quite drawn to nerds (the real kind, of course).  Nerds see things on another level.  They see the bigger picture.  They don't have the racial, sexual, and social hang-ups non-nerd men do.  'Twas nerds who discovered that humans are over 99% identical.  'Twas nerds who traced the origin of humankind.  Nerds seek the truth of things, peeps; they don't have time to get caught up in the petty politics or drama of the world.  Ego is irrelevant; the truth is all that matters.

Ladies, gents, and undecideds: I want the nerd back.  I want the man who knows shit and does shit with his life.  I want the scholar, the expert, the professional.  I want the man with a real vocabulary, who reads, who seeks.  I want him to reclaim the rightful title of nerd from all these shiftless, low-life, low-expectations-having wannabes sittin' in their mamas' basements, glued to their X-Boxes, eatin' cheese doodles, and layin' claim to a title they haven't even remotely earned.

I say we take back the nerd.  Who's with me?

Comments

  1. Leo the Yardie Chick2/23/11, 11:22 PM

    "They try to whiten Uhura and they claim Storm, a woman from East Africa, can't be black because she's a mutant."

    I'm still scratching my head over that one. In that case, Professor X and 'em aren't white either.

    Back to the topic at hand: Bring back the REAL nerds!

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  2. I do like nerds. But I see them everywhere.

    (On the other hand, I must say many real nerds are a bit socially awkward and/or into Science Fiction. I don't think it's a bad thing, though).

    Another common thing about nerds in my culture is that they are into metal and similar music. But most of the educated people in my culture are fans of various forms of rock music.

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  3. Oh don't mind me. I'm just making sweet passionate love to this entire post which I will definitely be reposting.


    But one thing though. They are right about Storm not being a black woman. She's a mutant so she is something else. Also, she isn't black she's tanned. She's got blue eyes, she speaks very proper English like a white person, and most importantly she couldn't possibly be a Negress because oooooooh grrrrl, u no she got that good hurrr.

    *dodges stiletto boot and runs*

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  4. Hello!
    Long time lurker and absolute fan! I agreee 100% with this post. It seems that the recent (20 years) proliferation of movies and Tv shows based on comic book/ superhero characters have gone hand in hand with the sudden acceptability and mass adoption of the "nerd" moniker. It drove me crazy that hordes of the unworthy were jumping on the bandwagon, but not any more as it is still fairly easy to spot the real deal. Start a convo with these fakers and their lack of expertise and passion on said subject is immediately revealed. Long live the true nerd!!! ( hottest men on the planet).

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  5. "Here's a confession: I like nerds. I think nerds are the absolute hottest breed of men on earth."

    Where were you when I was in high school and college? lol

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  6. I notice WP are always trying to attach labels to themselves just to get in where they fit in. If they spent half of the time that they spend coasting on white privilege and appropriating every culture they like, actually developing their characters, particularly their intellect, the world would be a very different place.

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  7. Watch how nerdy I am lol

    I always called myself a geek instead of a nerd coz I said there was a difference Nerds are the smarty pants ones that are really academic and love to study while geeks loved their hobbies, be it star trek, video games, anime or whatever LOL.
    The adult geeks in their parents basement..I call them cave dwellers.

    Damn I am corny LOL

    Socially awkward..sometimes but I have been shy since childbirth. I don't like space stuff too much. I have never watched star trek or star wars or star gate or anything star related (Sorry know how much that stuff is loved round these parts)

    I more into the supernatural, final fantasy, dungeons and dragons but not LOtR that film was long and boring. Yeah and I play MMORPGs No WoW coz i not paying for shit. Perfect World that is my shit lvl 28 winged elf ranger!!

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  8. @ Blaque Ink

    Where were you when I was in high school and college? lol

    Drowning in faux-nerds, apparently.

    @ Aiyo

    I always called myself a geek instead of a nerd coz I said there was a difference Nerds are the smarty pants ones that are really academic and love to study while geeks loved their hobbies

    This is a very good definition.

    The adult geeks in their parents basement..I call them cave dwellers.

    That's a good one.

    @ neo_prodigy

    I'm just making sweet passionate love to this entire post which I will definitely be reposting.

    Repost away!

    @ Mira

    I do like nerds. But I see them everywhere.

    You're a lucky woman. Over here, they're a dying breed.

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  9. FUCK YEAH ANKH!!!

    I love this - this is what real men are - not macho posers all full of them stupid selves, but smart, determined, and purposeful. If you apply those traits in the bedroom, it can only yield good things...

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  10. *clap clap clap*

    God, so true. Nerds are insatiably curious, dynamic, and inhabit a world of ideas and thought. Most "nerds" these days only care about Apple products and tasteless, safely "irreverent" jokes. *gag*

    Nothin' sexier than a brain I want to absorb and explore!

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  11. @ Aiyo

    Yeah. Thats seems a better definition.

    @ Neo
    ......... I don't know about you sometimes. LOL.

    and most importantly she couldn't possibly be a Negress because oooooooh grrrrl, u no she got that good hurrr.

    *dodges stiletto boot and runs*

    I had a flashback to one of my aunts just then.

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  12. This is my ideal man right here. My best friend just married one (lol she saw him first). She'll tell me how when he starts talking she just gets caught up because he "knows so much" and is so "deep". He is also deeply respectful and really seems oblivious to the roles he is supposed to be playing (the racist, the sexist, the egoist beta nerd).

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  13. I'm with you on this one!

    There's nothing that I like more than listening to a man going on and on about a subject he's passionate about. Something that he likes so much he'll spend hours studying it, perfecting his skills and all. Especially when it has something to do with science, computers or video games.
    I don't know why I find it so sexy.
    Maybe that's the reason why I hung out with nerds in high school. Those guys were just smart, no non-sense, honest and true to who they were. They did what they liked without trying to please anybody. Now that's the kind of qualities I'm looking for in a man.

    Recently I spoke to this guy in his early 20s who was doing kung-fu during a show I was attending. He spoke Chinese perfectly, and later I discovered he was also fluent in Korean. Big turn on! One of the first white dudes I've felt attracted to in a long time. I like languages nerds.

    So yeah... definitely with you on this one.

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  14. I am!!! *raises hand* I'm with you 6.02 * 10^23 percent!!!! Take back the nerd! Nerds are sexy as hell! Nerds Rule!

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  15. I am!!! *raises hand* I'm with you 6.02 * 10^23 percent!!!!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that.

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  16. I'm only interested in nerds and (not creepy) geeks to be honest.

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  17. I love me a nerdy. Nothing more attractive than a man who is about something and marches to the beat of his own drummer, and is passionate about what he does.

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  18. "They don't have the racial, sexual, and social hang-ups non-nerd men do."

    Perhaps it is because nerds have are not so obsessed with fitting in to the dominant male culture, and thus they are less likely to be brainwashed by the prejudices inherent in mainstream thinking.

    I was convinced I was a cool person until my girlfriend pointed out all the utterly nerdy things about me. Cest la vie.

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  19. *Sighs dreamily* I just saw Avagadro's number TWICE. Hehehehe!

    Nerds are where it's at. I married a fellow nerd. And we are also both very geeky. It was love at first sight when he spit out Newton's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd law in my E&M Physics class. I knew he really liked me when he complimented my polar coordinate graphic skills.

    And everyone, just a reminder, pi day is coming up on March 14. Don't forget to bake your favorite (pi)es!

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  20. I used to have a shirt in junior high that had a picture of the little nerds from nerds candy and it said I Love Nerds! I wish I still had that shirt but alas I gave it away of course!

    I still love nerds! I am totally a solitary, bookworm, writer and poet nerd myself. :)

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  21. @ Anishinaabekwe

    I am totally a solitary, bookworm, writer and poet nerd myself.

    You forgot to add "phenomenally gifted".

    Check out the writing on her blog, guys!

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  22. @ Ankhesen - Aww, thanks!!! :)

    Writing is life!

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  23. Thought you might appreciate the repost and the accompanying eye candy:

    http://neo-prodigy.livejournal.com/915159.html

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  24. @ Sonic

    VERY good point. Don't think I missed that!!!!

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  25. Well I know I'm late on this but PREACH! Nothing is better than someone who seduces you mentally and intuitively first. Oh how I enjoy going to a fundamentally research based institution. Damn these sexy Public Health Pre-meds.

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  26. In response to Aiyo's terminology:
    I've similarly theorized that

    Nerds are specialists in an academic way in one to many subjects

    Geeks are generally knowledgeable about pop &/or media culture oriented things and how they relate to social and/or philosophical matters. May also specialize in one to many areas when it comes to pop/media culture insights. (Aiyo (?), me and people like Seth Green for example).

    Dorks=the cave dwellers and individuals that are smart either academically or in matters of pop &/or media culture yet extremely and painfully awkward socially, to the point that they can hardly relate well to anyone. Generally thought of as people repellent.

    It's great to see that I wasn't the only one thinking about these "definitions"!

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  27. Oh yeah, and when people and friends talk about stuff I might know something about and enjoy heavily, I tend to want to dump my books that talk about the topic in question on them (or at least give them a reading list since I am reluctant to give up my precious gems). That or mention movies and/or songs that discus said topic.

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