aNewDomain.net — On Google + just a few minutes ago, I reposted one of our favorite infographics ever — it’s the Are You You A Geek or Nerd flowchart. But someone online — I hesitate to reveal his identity — shared this with me. It’s the I’m Ashamed to Be a Real Nerd Video.
Really. He says, “A girl who goes to see The Avengers is not a nerd,” and then goes on. “I am a nerd. And a real nerd is ashamed to be one.” Really? Come on!
This, like all satire, has some truth to it. What’s your reaction? It’s the Portlandia – Nerd PSA
Source: Smatthew88 via YouTube
Parodies are not successful unless they contain a bit of truth to them. I’ve noticed “geek” and “nerd” becoming more mainstream over the years and now the words don’t have the same meaning (sting) they did when I was growing up. But I guess I don’t see the harm in this either. If The Big Bang Theory lets young kids know it’s ok to be intelligent and proficient in math and science then more power to them.
If I had known 35 years ago, that jocks and preps who used to ignore me at best and pummel me at worst would someday be working for me, I might have enjoyed my high school years much more. Let them pretend to be geeks and nerds all they want. We know better.
I resemble that.