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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1,789 569
Reading is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

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1,857 554
Glasses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Glasses

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1,718 699
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,863 515
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

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1,481 705
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

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1,302 589
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

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1,510 533
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

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1,221 645
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

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673 238
Staying Home On Weekends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Staying Home On Weekends

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681 259
Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Nancy Soucek added Getting Good Grades

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1,340 624
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

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1,161 692
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
voting closed at #13 Coffee

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1,127 774
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

Bucket List for Couples

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989 617
Baking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

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515 263
Hanging Out With Family is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Hanging Out With Family

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970 717
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

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963 650
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

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1,040 642
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

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948 716
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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770 586
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

How to Get a Girl to Like You

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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
TheWelshGuy added Vinyl

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414 320
Walking (As Exercise) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
dennis-lesieur added Walking (As Exercise)

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765 727
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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688 684
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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685 646
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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678 728
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

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327 301
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

19 Everyday Things That Are Making You Dumber

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321 313
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

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231 170
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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608 632
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

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320 346
World of Anime is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Enisa Hadžić added World of Anime

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485 730
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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478 673
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

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427 667
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

17 Signs You Are Being Cheated On

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Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

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413 622
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

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471 569
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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372 687
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

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197 257
Electronic Music is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Kyle Hanson added Electronic Music

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308 648
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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52 97
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Patrick Malouin Da Costa added Dungeons & Dragons

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335 773
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling

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293 735
Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car