Total Nerd Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the things that have broken away from their nerdy roots - and vote down the things that were never geeky in the first place

From the 1950s until the end of the 20th century, being considered a nerd was about as good as having the Black Plague. If you were a nerd, people thought you were a social pariah and probably kicked sand in your face or broke your glasses. But after the turn of the millennium it suddenly became cool to be a nerd. It was like instead of all the computers exploding from Y2K, we entered an alternate dimension where nerdy stuff was cool and cool stuff was suddenly nerdy. Suddenly jocks were watching Star Wars and crocheting sweaters with the names of their favorites sports ball teams - life sure is weird. Other than science fiction and fancy sewing, here’s a list of other things that aren’t nerdy anymore.

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment when the public’s perception of the nerd, geeks, and geeky nerd culture shifted, but when things changed they changed in a big way. Comic-Con became the new Super Bowl, and E3 exploded into the NBA finals. But it’s not just the giant conferences that have become the bee’s knees among the hoi polloi, everything from gardening, to home brewing, and even the concept of dressing well has become super cool, and this is just the tip of the nerd iceberg.

This list compiles everything that’s no longer nerdy for your enjoyment. You can even vote up the stuff that’s gone from nerdy to cool, and add the nerdy thing that you do that’s been taken over by the cool kids and mainstream pop culture to this list.

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Glasses is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Glasses

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Computer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

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Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

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Comedy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

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Coffee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

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Trivia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

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Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

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Baking is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

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Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

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Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

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Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

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Zombies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

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Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Getting Good Grades

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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Gardening is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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Staying Home On Weekends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Staying Home On Weekends

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Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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Hanging Out With Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Hanging Out With Family

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

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Walking (As Exercise) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Walking (As Exercise)

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Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Tea Drinking

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

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Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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World of Anime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

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Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

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Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Cosplay

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Electronic Music is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car

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Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Cassettes

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Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling