Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Being a Nerd Is Cool - Get Your Geek On.

Being a geek or nerd is now cool!

Well, how did that happen?  I remember a time when being a nerd was like having a social disease.  You were one of the "smart kids", the kids who got all A's, when you and your peeps were struggling to pull a C like it was a big accomplishment.  Well, how time change and actually for the better.  In today's world of high technology the "smart kids" pull down the big paychecks, stock plans from the tech giants.  The news is full of stories of 20 year old millionaires and a few billionaires.  So now it cool to be a GEEK! Popular culture has embraced and endorsed the coolness of nerds with humorous movies, where the geek becomes the hero and saves the day, the nerd now gets the beautiful girls.  On TV the leading comedy sitcom is "The Big Bang Theory", a group of nerds who have developed friendships even though they are socially awkward.  Nerd humor is in the drivers seat each episode as they live their lives and do their jobs as scientific geniuses with heaping amounts of  jokes, puns, innuendos and word plays all revolving around science and math. Hopefully, this new coolness of science and math will translate into more and more young peeps embracing the sciences disciplines in the future.  The United States has been lagging in this area for quite some time, our future depends on invention and innovation. Here's a short video clip with a few of my favorite funny science and math design illustrations ...


Get Your Geek On!

7 comments:

  1. I agree,when I was in h.s. so many years ago, the term "nerd" had a whole different meaning than today. Love your geek, nerd, math, and science clothing!

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  2. I totally agree, this is why I hope my son will go :) I am giant geek meanwhile so I will check out your stuff

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  3. I wish it was cool to be a geek when I was on the math team in high school! Back then it didn't do a thing for my social status!

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  4. It is funny how attitudes change over time, love all those science and maths themed shirts.

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  5. Thanks for all your comments! My daughter was a geek just a few years before it became cool. Thankfully, her love of science and math have worked in her favor.

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  6. completely agree. I go to different pop culture conventions, there big bucks spent at these things... and the more popular shows that promote sciences also increase the interest in sciences.

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  7. I love The Big Bang show. It is so true that Sheldon and his pals have helped to change the perception of nerds.

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