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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1,198 240
Computer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
PatHammon added Computers

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1,196 342
Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

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1,099 446
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,048 404
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

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1,180 351
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

7
782 387
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

8
911 365
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

9
748 442
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

10
874 461
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

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797 435
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

12
647 391
Baking is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

13
736 510
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

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206 68
Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Nancy Soucek added Getting Good Grades

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627 458
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

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699 417
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

17
655 443
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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186 81
Staying Home On Weekends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Staying Home On Weekends

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601 445
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

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516 435
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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505 444
Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MartinAustin added Vinyl

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150 85
Hanging Out With Family is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Hanging Out With Family

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481 401
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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513 489
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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177 138
Walking (As Exercise) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
dennis-lesieur added Walking (As Exercise)

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456 438
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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486 470
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

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390 448
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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101 84
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

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118 97
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

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392 427
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

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343 424
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

33
296 412
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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98 111
World of Anime is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Enisa Hadžić added World of Anime

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337 362
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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283 406
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

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282 440
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

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7 2
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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60 61
Electronic Music is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Kyle Hanson added Electronic Music

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226 414
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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50 124
Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

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227 473
Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car

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218 519
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling