Tuesday, February 4, 2014

“Nerd is the Word”

Remember when being a nerd meant you were going to be picked on by the jocks and the other cool kids, that your lunch money was going to be stolen and that you were guaranteed a wedgie and/or swirlie at least once a day.

Now however that is not the case, nerds are the cool kids, they are the people that others try to emulate and look up to, and they are even the subject matter of a hit television show.

This is like some kind of crazy Twilight Zone episode where the roles have been switched as a way to show the cool people what it’s like to not be cool, or a hidden camera show, I’m waiting for Ashton Kutcher to jump out and tell me I’ve been Punk'd.

It is as if we are living in a world that was once run by the Bart Simpsons and Fonzies of our society, but now in some strange twist, the Milhouse Van Houtens and Richie Cunninghams are running things, what the gre'thor is going on here.

I don’t know, something here isn’t right and I’m not really sure what’s going on here, it kind of feels like the calm before the storm, like the nerd shit is about to hit the fan or as if there is some sort of huge prank being played on us that will one day show up on YouTube making us look worse than we did before this all started.

I’m not trying to be cynical but something just doesn’t feel right, one day we are used as punching bags and ridiculed for our hobbies and interests, then the next, we are rockstars with our own set of geeky groupies, we’re like a nerdy version of KISS.

Even chicks dig nerdy guys; the whole nice guys finish last thing is no more, now the nice guys get more putang than criminals receive “get out of jail free” cards here in Florida.

And trust me I’m not complaining, because I am in fact a nerd, now of course I’m not as hardcore and/or as cool a nerd as people Lewis Skolnick (Revenge of the Nerds) or Napoleon Dynamite, but nevertheless I am still a nerd.

I have fantasies of watching a beach volleyball game (on a nude beach of course) being played by the Disney Princess’ and the girls of Marvel/DC, I play video games like most people play with themselves and I could be wearing shoes with holes and have an eviction notice on my door and I would still spend all my money on action figures and/or video games, okay that last example was more idiotic than nerdy, but you get the picture.

Now thinking about it, I guess based on the examples I just gave, I’m some kind of perverted white-trash nerdy gamer…I can live with that.

MJM

12 comments:

  1. Was always a reader, but never a nerd. Too much interaction with sports and being an adrenalin junkie seemed to put that off to the side. Still, was never the typical "Bubba" character either. Hell, I'm just entirely screwed up, I guess! Yeah, played some video games, but never lived for them. More like passing time fun. Okay, you've got me. I guess I always wanted to be a character in an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel ... fighting the odds and such. Is that nerdy? Damn it, MJM, now you've got me thinking! :)

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    1. Stop trying to hide it, we're all friends here, it's okay that you're a nerd. Kick that closet door open my friend and let your nerd flag fly high and proud.

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  2. I'm glad that it is not just me who regularly engages in that beach-volleyball fantasy! Long may you thrive you perverted, white-trash, nerdy gamer!

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    1. Nope, great (and perverted) minds think alike my friend.

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  3. We always love the nerd! You start out possibly feeling sorry for them but then once you get to know them you love them!

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    1. We are a sorry bunch of people, that goes without saying.

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  4. All us girlie girls grow up at some point and realize the nerdy guy is the one that will always be there for them. There are a couple of nerdy guys I went to school with and they turned out to be the bomb diggity guys. Missed opportunities. LOL! Excellent read, as always, MJM.

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    1. Us nerds are the freaking best, and all you women should realize that, at least before we end up in diapers and drooling on ourselves.

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  5. In the information age, the Nerd is the alpha male, the one you call when you can't surf porn because you need your laptop fixed.
    p.s. you DO know there are TONS of porn sites with animated characters, right? I mean, uh, that's what I heard...

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    1. We are the alpha males **banging my chest like King Kong**...ouch that hurt.

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  6. Cheers! May nerds unite... & hopefully convert! lol. Looking forward to your future posts ;D

    <3 Carsla
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