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Nerd: The new chic

I often hear the saying: “Nerds are hot.” This was never the case. Nerds were always the kids at school who got 612% for Science and Maths, and spent breaktimes in the library. Which was fine. We didn’t bother them, and they didn’t bother us. But it seems the tables have turned.

Brains are yummy. Not yummy as in: in a bowl, served with a light sprinkling of soy sauce, but actually working, in someone’s skull. And for what is lacking in charisma, nerds totally make up for in brain function. Think about it: whilst you spent your teen and university years trying to kill as many braincells in whatever way possible, these guys were in the library, pumping iron with the sexmuscle of today. That’s right, you have cranial impotence, and they have footlong. You lose.

The revenge of the nerd is nothing new. It all started with this guy:

Where it all started

Where it all started

That’s right. The curly haired kid from TV’s ‘The OC’. His name is Adam Brody. Now don’t get me wrong. He is not nerd hot. He can be seen as the man leading the revolution for geek-chic. Without him there would be many comic-book reading, underweight kids who listen to band you’ve never heard of going without a good session of after-school heavy petting. He did however provide a gap in the market for these guys:

The new hot.

The new hot.

There has been an overwhelming acceptance of these characters. They have spawned their own TV shows (“Chuck”), and I mean come on, who doesn’t like Dwite Schrute from The Office? This fascination with the ‘endearing quality’ of not only a nerd’s incredible brain power but also awkward social interaction, boggles the mind somewhat. In their own special way, they’re even a little bit cooler than us:

Her tattoo: Cooler than yours.

Her tattoo: Cooler than yours.

Nerds have come out of the closet, so to speak. They are still a little socially awkward, but it seems they’re getting better at it. Girl nerds are hot in a nerdy way too. Don’t tell me you’ve never had strange thoughts about Hermione from Harry Potter. You don’t have to admit that you had them, everyone knows it’s true. There’s something about her bookwormish-ness and her ability to manipulate a wand.

The next time you want to get laid, just know that hitting the bar might be the wrong way to go about it. Try the library instead. And before you scream “That’s not cool!,” remember the coolest nerd of them all.

He *is* McLovin

He *is* McLovin

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