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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1,171 234
Computer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
PatHammon added Computers

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1,168 337
Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

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1,075 432
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,023 398
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

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1,149 344
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

7
765 380
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

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850 453
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

9
892 361
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

10
731 433
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

11
773 423
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

12
630 383
Baking is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

13
182 63
Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Nancy Soucek added Getting Good Grades

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718 497
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

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685 408
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

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610 451
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

17
640 433
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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168 77
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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590 434
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

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508 426
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

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496 434
Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MartinAustin added Vinyl

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135 83
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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470 396
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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500 480
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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168 133
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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449 430
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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478 463
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

28
107 92
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

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382 441
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

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385 421
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

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338 416
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

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288 405
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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93 99
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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278 430
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

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335 351
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

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93 75
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

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276 401
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

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55 54
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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223 408
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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48 114
Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

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222 463
Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car

42
215 509
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling