You don't need to do a lot of research to see how much the concept of "nerd" has transformed in recent history.
Take the all-powerful podcast network Nerdist, for example.
"Nerd's" transition from insult to all-encompassing buzzword might seem like a positive thing, but as we've seen with the tug-of-war over the equally meaningless title of "gamer," this change has resulted in some harmful effects.
Just as gendered toys place arbitrary restrictions on enjoyment, "nerd culture" throws up similarly frustrating boundaries--as in "These are the things you're supposed to like, and if you don't, you'd better start." Take a look at websites that used to focus primarily on video games, and you'll now see articles about pizza, rollercoasters, wrestling, James Bond movies, and SNL sketches. Of course, you probably realize "nerd culture" was never about nerds to begin with.
What once made up the exclusive domain of nerdery has gradually filtered its way into the fabric of everyday life. Most of us carry a device in our pockets that can access an entire Internet's worth of information at any given time.
We obsess and fixate over television shows, movies, and superheroes with an intensity once reserved for comic book store regulars.
" Since "nerd" has lost so much of its stigma and specificity over the passing decades, it's now become a marketing term, engineered to target and appeal to young (and young-ish) men.
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I mean it's not twenty feet of burninating, but it's not just two either.
Just like the strawberry filling of a jelly-filled donut it's somewhere in the middle. And those aren't even cool shades, they're prescription bifocals." They do make my brain feel like it's going to implode.
This is a video of Youtuber All Is Art lighting a sphere made of 42,000 wooden matches (there's a slow-mo burn after regular speed, skip around). " Well I HAD a watermelon Ring Pop, but I gave it to my girlfriend as an early Valentine's Day offering. " Honestly, I'd rather take my chances with Sauron. This is a video of the Liberty University Wind Symphony surprising their band director by playing the Wii's Mii Channel theme music instead of the Bach chorale he was expecting. In the videographer's own words while I wish I had a glass of vodka and six Advil just for watching thirty seconds of the video: Man, my brain melted multiple times just trying to watch the video and it was only five minutes of the eight hour flight.