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  • ThomPaine (3047 posts)
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    Does one have to be a Nerd to join?

    Never mind, I qualify.  I was a nerd long before it became cool.  I think Maynard Kreps was the first cool nerd (maybe not technically a nerd but you get the idea) and then took off with Weird Science.  Nerds have to be cool if they can be friends with Kelly Le Brock.

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  • Haikugal (4801 posts)
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    1. Nerds rule!!

      Be the bird.....       Hey DNC! Up Yours! It's ON!!
  • HoneyBadger (36 posts)
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    3. I'm guessing it helps!

  • dorkzilla (2287 posts)
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    4. Do you know any history aficionados who aren't at least closeted nerds?

    Even the cool looking ones on Time Team with dreadlocks and such were all nerds. I had pink hair in high school (back in ’80 when it wasnt a thing) and dressed like a punk. Guess what–giant nerd.

    Love your When the Whistle Blows icon. Are you having a laugh?

    • DookDook (267 posts)
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      5. And what's wrong with nerds?

      Love that Patsy Stone icon, btw.

      My wife was a cheerleader in High School and she is a huge nerd, heck, she’s a big enough nerd to marry me, and I was born middle-aged!

      ETA:  I also want to say that I based a lot of my smooth high-school girl pickup act based on Dobie Giles, it worked out about as well for me as it did for him.


      • dorkzilla (2287 posts)
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        6. Nothin' wrong with nerds

        I’m a nerd, my hubby is a nerd, my dad is a nerd…my favorite people on the planet are nerds.