culture The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the geeky hobbies and interests that will never break away from their nerdy roots into mainstream culture - and vote down the ones that have already become so cool, even basic bitches will cop up to liking them.

In the last decade, the world has become inundated with nerd culture. Superhero movies reign at the box office, The Big Bang Theory is a constant ratings winner, and San Diego Comic-Con is a nerd Mecca attracting pilgrims from all around the world. But still, there are a few nerdy things that haven’t taken the world by storm, and that will probably never have hipster cachet.

Unless there’s a massive tidal shift, nerdy past times like coding, cartography, and playing in a ska band are never going to become sellable commodities the way that video games and Game of Thrones have. Check out this list and see how your nerd cred stacks up against these nerdy things that will never become cool.

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you said something along the lines of “Star Wars used to be cool, before all the fake nerds got to it.” Rest assured, none of the items on this list will ever become cool. No one’s going to make a blockbuster movie about Magic: The Gathering any time soon. Vote up the nerdy things that still haven’t become cool and feel free to add some nerdy things of your own to the list.
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Speaking Klingon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Speaking Klingon

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327 80
Furry Conventions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Furry Conventions

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LARPing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
LARPing

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733 562
Fanny Packs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Fanny Packs

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756 607
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
My Little Pony

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735 545
Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Pocket Protectors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Big Brother

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Writing Fan Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Writing Fan Fiction

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Hentai is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Hentai

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Puppetry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Puppetry

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156 95
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Survivor

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Creating Maps of Fictional Pla... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Creating Maps of Fictional Places

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Spelling Bees is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Birkenstocks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Birkenstocks

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Writing Ridiculous Lists is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Writing Ridiculous Lists

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461 475
Jean Shorts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Jean Shorts

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Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Dimos Dicoudis added Got Talent

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Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Role Playing On MMOs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Collecting Action Figures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Collecting Action Figures

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Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Rubik's Cube Themed Stuff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Claiming Things Are Not Cool B... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Claiming Things Are Not Cool Because You Lack Intelligence

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Magic: The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Playing Pokemon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pokemon

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Tevas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Tevas

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Star Trek

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Dance Dance Revolution is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Fantasy Football is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Being a Browncoat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Being a Browncoat

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Conspiracy Theories is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Conspiracy Theories

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Self-referencing As Nerdy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
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Quoting Monty Python is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Quoting Monty Python

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Watching Anime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Watching Anime

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Cosplaying is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Cosplaying

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Comic Collecting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Comic Collecting

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Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Ethan Ivey added Be Cool

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Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool

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Giving a Crap What Someone Els... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Bryan Evans added Giving a Crap What Someone Else Thinks Is Cool

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The Discworld Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
The Discworld Series

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Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Rollerblading

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324 415
Playing in a Ska Band is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing in a Ska Band

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363 485
Coding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Coding

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275 307
Overalls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Overalls

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Chess is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
j-d-morrison added Chess

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Ping Pong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
carlos-alberto added Ping Pong

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Playing Pinball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Nerdiest Things That Will Never Be Cool
Playing Pinball