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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1,429 279
Computer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
PatHammon added Computers

2
1,503 376
Glasses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Glasses

3
1,388 410
Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Reading

4
1,293 523
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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1,396 403
Superhero Movies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Superhero Movies

6
1,183 497
Dressing Well is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Dressing Well

7
947 449
Trivia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Trivia

8
1,109 412
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comedy

9
893 509
Riding Your Bike is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Riding Your Bike

10
996 550
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Coffee

11
979 481
Gaming Culture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gaming Culture

12
347 125
Getting Good Grades is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Nancy Soucek added Getting Good Grades

13
863 595
Comic-Con is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic-Con

14
325 134
Staying Home On Weekends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Staying Home On Weekends

Bucket List for Couples

15
748 468
Baking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Baking

16
736 544
Apple Products is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Apple Products

17
802 495
Zombies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Zombies

18
751 523
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

19
728 505
Comic Books is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Comic Books

20
260 142
Hanging Out With Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Hanging Out With Family

21
591 519
Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
TheWelshGuy added Vinyl

39 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

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568 454
Being a Foodie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Being a Foodie

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567 530
Gardening is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Gardening

24
600 561
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

25
248 201
Walking (As Exercise) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
dennis-lesieur added Walking (As Exercise)

26
537 503
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

27
553 548
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Doctor Who

28
178 153
Cosplay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Stephen Lane added Cosplay

19 Everyday Things That Are Making You Dumber

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188 162
Tea Drinking is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Tea Drinking

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425 538
Home Brewing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Home Brewing

31
462 500
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
The Muppets

32
398 503
Mustaches is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Mustaches

33
348 496
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

34
166 185
World of Anime is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Enisa Hadžić added World of Anime

35
68 57
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

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325 476
Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Podcasts

37
380 429
Record Collecting is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Record Collecting

38
114 176
Cassettes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
MadameLil added Cassettes

39
307 518
Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Crocheting

40
107 120
Electronic Music is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Kyle Hanson added Electronic Music

41
262 482
Chris Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore

42
246 559
Driving a Smart Car is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Driving a Smart Car

43
255 602
Professional Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Things That Aren't Nerdy Anymore
Professional Wrestling