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

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1,412 319
Glasses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Glasses

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1,265 367
Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

4
1,187 462
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,274 360
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

6
1,094 443
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

7
990 377
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

8
844 410
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

9
797 466
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

10
918 492
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

11
874 444
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

12
802 527
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

13
256 91
Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Nancy Soucek added Getting Good Grades

14
680 421
Baking is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

15
241 94
Staying Home On Weekends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Staying Home On Weekends

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668 484
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

17
747 439
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

18
694 467
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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662 457
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

20
188 105
Hanging Out With Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Hanging Out With Family

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539 464
Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
TheWelshGuy added Vinyl

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533 472
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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559 503
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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514 419
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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201 161
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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491 455
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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516 492
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

28
139 102
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

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149 117
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

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407 477
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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424 449
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

32
366 449
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

33
132 132
World of Anime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Enisa Hadžić added World of Anime

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321 442
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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354 385
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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30 22
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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296 434
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

38
291 469
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

39
79 82
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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244 437
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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75 143
Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

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234 506
Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car

43
237 544
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling