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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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Computer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
PatHammon added
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Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
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Glasses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Glasses
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Reading is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading
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Comedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy
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Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well
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Staying Home On Weekends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Staying Home On Weekends
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Trivia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia
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Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture
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Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike
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Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Nancy Soucek added Getting Good Grades
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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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Coffee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
voting closed at #13 Coffee
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Hanging Out With Family is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Hanging Out With Family
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Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books
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Baking is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking
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Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products
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Zombies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
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Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie
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Walking (As Exercise) is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
dennis-lesieur added Walking (As Exercise)
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Coffee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
TheWelshGuy added
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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore