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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1,167 230
Computer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
PatHammon added Computers

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1,164 335
Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

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1,067 432
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,021 394
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

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1,144 343
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

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760 378
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

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848 448
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

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889 358
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

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727 432
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

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766 423
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

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630 378
Baking is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

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714 496
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

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175 63
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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681 406
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

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606 448
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

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635 433
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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165 76
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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587 433
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

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508 422
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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495 431
Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MartinAustin added Vinyl

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133 80
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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469 393
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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496 480
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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167 130
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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445 430
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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475 462
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

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104 91
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

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381 438
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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384 418
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

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336 414
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

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285 404
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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90 97
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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275 429
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

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332 350
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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273 400
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

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88 74
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

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54 51
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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221 407
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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46 112
Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

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220 461
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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212 508
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling