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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1,181 236
Computer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
PatHammon added Computers

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1,178 339
Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

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1,085 439
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,031 401
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

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1,161 349
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

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770 386
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

8
858 456
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

9
897 364
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

10
736 437
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

11
786 425
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

12
727 500
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

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636 385
Baking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

14
189 66
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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615 454
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

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688 412
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

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644 437
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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173 79
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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595 436
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

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511 428
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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500 437
Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MartinAustin added Vinyl

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138 84
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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472 398
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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506 482
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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170 134
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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450 434
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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480 466
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

28
383 443
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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97 77
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

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111 93
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

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387 423
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

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339 419
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

33
290 408
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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96 101
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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336 354
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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277 403
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

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278 433
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

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55 57
Electronic Music is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Kyle Hanson added Electronic Music

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223 410
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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49 116
Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

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225 466
Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car

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216 512
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling