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  1. Big Bang Theory Cast Discuss Their Nerd LevelsThey think “pon farr” is Klingon, for god’s sake. Klingon!
  2. space jam
    Star Wars Clothes for the Low-key FangirlMay the Force be with your wardrobe.
  3. dress codes
    Could This Be the End of the Booth Babe?Sorry, nerds.
  4. nerds
    Beyoncé and Jay Z Travel Like Regulation DorksJust you wait: There’s a utilitarian backpack.
  5. Australians Now Putting Nutella Globs and Nerds Candy in Their CoffeeThat’s about as far away from a plain flat white as you can get.
  6. The Empire Strikes Rodarte With Star Wars GownsThe (nerd) Force is strong with these two.
  7. Candyman
    10 Ridiculous Things We Just Learned About Candy-Store Entrepreneur Jeff Rubin“Everyone else builds candy stores on taste. I’m building on attitude.”
  8. Edward Snowden Is a Huge NerdAn online trail includes anime, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons.
  9. on language
    Obama Tech Team on GIFs: Hard G!“If people think it’s JIF, they’re not very smart.”
  10. on language
    Creator of GIF Still Adamant About That Soft G“It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
  11. White House Decrees That GIF Is Pronounced With a Hard GNerd fight. 
  12. sitcom smackdown
    The Evolution of the TV Nerd, From Potsie to Urkel to AbedSee how the archetype went from high-water pants and taped glasses to the No. 1 sitcom on TV.
  13. Read a Geeks-Versus-Nerds InfographicBut what would Zack Morris say?
  14. nassim nicholas taleb
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Will Crush Nerds and Bureaucrats Between His Massive PecsHe’s not a fan of Tom Friedman, either. 
  15. sad things
    Sorry, Nerds: The Popular Kids Will Probably Not Be Working for You SomedayThey’ll be earning, on average, 10 percent more than you.
  16. nerds
    Police Forcibly Drag ‘Obsessive’ British Student From LibraryCool style, kid.
  17. star trek
    See President Obama Flash the Vulcan Salute in the Oval Office With Star Trek’s Original Lieutenant Uhura, Nichelle NicholsDo we smell the beginning of a third party?
  18. season 2 is coming
    Is Game of Thrones for Nerds?And only nerds?
  19. What Do You Think of Bill Burr’s Rant Against the Alternative Comedy Scene? Whoa. Bill Burr took a controversial stance on alternative comedy on his Monday Morning Podcast, blaming The Office for the rise of “awkward” […]
  20. crimes and misdemeanors
    Computer Nerd Beats Apartment ThiefNot physically.
  21. internet
    Google Doesn’t Really Know What a Barrel Roll IsCool trick, bro.
  22. nerds
    Sarah Michelle Gellar Urges Actresses to Visit the Comic-Con Floor in Disguise“It’s pretty amazing.”
  23. clickables
    Watch Katrina Bowden Get Highly Emotional About Halo, Manga, Other Nerd ThingsMeet the Weepy Geeky Dream Girl.
  24. game theory
    From the Mixed-up Files of Jane E. McGonigalAn all-night scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library.
  25. Amy Poehler to Deliver Class Day Speech at Harvard Harvard’s Class Day speech, which is a different speech than commencement as those Harvard overachievers think they deserve two different […]
  26. the future is coming
    Universities Compete to Build New York City a Campus for GeeksStanford wants to build a campus on Roosevelt Island.
  27. clickables
    Hear ‘She Don’t Like Firefly,’ a Breakup Song for NerdsIt’s important to discuss your Joss Whedon preferences at the beginning of a relationship.
  28. Surprisingly Agile Nerds Always Defeat Their BulliesWhen you’ve seen as many movies as I have — and I’d strongly caution against doing so — you’ll start to notice the patterns. […]
  29. nerds
    Amateur Historian Caught in Boring Lincoln HoaxThis is the best hoax you could come up with?
  30. famous nerds
    Historian Niall Ferguson Hates Being Around PeopleExcept for when he’s in the meatpacking district.
  31. Using Math and Nerdery to Look a Bit Too Closely at Comedy CommunitiesAre you ready to overthink comedy? Erik Voss used mathematical equations and Venn diagrams to examine the types of people who do comedy and how […]
  32. obama is a human person
    President Obama Is Tickled That Sri Lanka Used to Be CeylonThis is how he spent his weekend.
  33. movies
    Superheroes BracketsSuperman versus Wolverine?
  34. web wedgies
    Financial Bloggers Felix Salmon and Henry Blodget Have a Fight, Make UpA breakdown of an online argument between two titans.
  35. delays
    Angry Nerds Revolt After Pee-wee Herman Delays New Stage Show“It feels like being stood up by someone who was one of your very favorite people, to find out they blew you off to hang out with people that are fancier and prettier and richer or something.”
  36. nerds
    ‘Manga’ Fans to Decide Upcoming Japanese ElectionWhen will our politicians court the nerd vote?
  37. party lines
    Chuck Klosterman on the ‘Difference Between Hipsters and Retards’We admit it: We harbor a secret crush on Chuck Klosterman. He has a nerdy hotness about him not unlike what Natalie Portman must have seen in Moby. We even almost joined the Facebook group “If Chuck Klosterman spit in my face, I’d stop taking showers,” but then we promised our career counselor we wouldn’t. Er, anyway, last night we went to the Highline Ballroom for a reading of his upcoming novel, Downtown Owl (even though we found it a little hard to follow). Over the course of the next half hour, we learned a few things about our little demigod: • Chuck used to have a few nicknames back in the day: Curtains (after a pair of unfortunate sweatpants his mom made him), Facehead (also interchangeable with Headface), and Joaquin Andujar. • Chuck does not think that rock and roll is dead. In fact, he thinks “it is pretty good right now.” • No one ever has sex in Chuck’s books because he identifies more with people being rejected. • Chuck is going to be teaching in Germany for fourteen weeks and what he will miss most is his girlfriend. We raised our hand to ask a question. So, how do nerdy guys get chicks? “Well,” Chuck said, “it’s like this. You used to be able to tell the difference between hipsters and homeless people. Now, it’s between hipsters and retards. I mean, either that guy in the corner in orange safety pants holding a protest sign and wearing a top hat is mentally disabled or he is the coolest fucking guy you will ever know.” And in that moment, nerdy Chuck Klosterman got just a little bit hotter. —Lauren Salazar