Posts tagged "nerds"

Dater XY: Fun Is More Important Than Sex

When I was younger, when it came to my relationships I was mostly concerned with sex. (I assume this is shocking to no one.) I definitely had meaningful relationships, but at the time sex that was the crux of what I wanted.

But as I grew older, sex became relatively less important while other…

Dater XY / September 19, 2014

Nerd Girl With Amazing Sense Of Humor Takes Her Calculator To Prom

According to Tumblrer I Ship It Like UPS, as documented by a suite of photos, nobody asked her to prom, so she decided to take somebody who’d had a real and lasting effect on her academic progress: her TI-84. I have to admit: it’s a pretty snazzy dresser. See more pics on The Mary Sue…

The Mary Sue / May 3, 2013

Wil Wheaton Explains Why Being A Nerd Is Awesome

A few days ago, at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, my original number one dream celebrity boyfriend Wil Wheaton — best known for being an actor, writer and professional nerd –was asked by a new mom to explain why being a nerd is awesome to her newborn daughter. His answer was straight up brilliant and beautiful. Watch…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2013

Love Links: Jenna Lyons Discusses Her Surprise Same-Sex Relationship & The Benefits Of Dating A Nerdy Dude

J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons is just as surprised as everyone else that she’s dating a woman. [NYMag.com]
Here are three signs your boyfriend is closer to cave man than modern man. [Your Tango]
Let’s just say you want to get revenge on ex. We’re not going to judge you … so long…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 23, 2013

How The Amazing Nerds At NASA Would Cook A Thanksgiving Turkey

Seriously, could NASA get any cooler? They’re landing rovers on Mars, mapping out the galaxy, and studying dark energy, all while rocking star-spangled mohawks. The folks over at Gizmodo were curious to see how those zany NASA scientists might use their high tech toys to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving. The resulting recipes, drawn up by illustrator…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 22, 2012

Love It Or Leave It: Katy Perry’s Nerd Girl Chic

Obviously this outfit Katy Perry wore to see The xx is terrible. But I have a bit of a soft spot for it, because it reminds me so much of the clothes mid-’90s costume designers would put the nerdy hot girl in before she had her life-altering makeover scene. Like, I think Rachel Leigh Cook…

Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2012

Spice Up Your Love Life With A Ninja Turtle Bra

Awesome news: this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bra can be yours for just $35. You can even request a specific turtle at checkout (pretty sure my boobs are a Michelangelo). In case TMNT isn’t your thing, there’s also an R2D2 bra and a Super Mario Brothers bra available, any of which are guaranteed to drive…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 24, 2012

In The World Of The Future, Geeks Will Get All The Hot Girls

So says this hilarious magazine cover from 1954. It envisions the evolution of the geeky guy, as he slowly takes over the role of alpha male of the future. See the ideal couple of 2010? The woman is taller and broader than the guy. Of course, the science fiction mag If couldn’t have predicted the…

Julie Gerstein / May 29, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Built An Exact Replica Of The Ghostbusters Car

Dear Guy Who Built An Exact Replica Of The Car From “Ghostbusters,”
If I were to make a list of traits I find irresistible in a man, it would go something like this: “dark hair, green eyes, great sense of humor, intelligence, kindness, and most importantly, willingness to spend almost $80,000 to turn a 1959…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 25, 2012

The Geek Guide To Dating A Geek

I’ve been a self-identified nerd since I was 16, but I didn’t always date within my identity. I dated all kinds. Hipsters. Musicians. Wannabe hipsters. Bad musicians. My current boyfriend is a total nerd too, but I almost gave up on our relationship after our first date because he hadn’t read George Orwell’s 1984. (And…

The Mary Sue / May 15, 2012

MacBook Perfume Brings All The Nerds To The Yard

There are beautiful smells like vanilla, lavender, jasmine, and rose, and then there is the most beautiful smell of all: the scent of a freshly purchased MacBook Pro. Now, thanks to a collaboration between a group of artists and the scent scientists at Air Aroma, that intoxicating Apple product smell has been recreated and bottled…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 20, 2012

6 Made Up Nerd Words That Made It To Common Usage, Plus 8 That Should

Let me let you in on a little secret: writers like words. We like them so much. And so where you might wrinkle your nose and wonder why on earth someone might used the word “pulchritudinous” instead of “pretty,” we’re sitting at our desks and cackling with delight.
We got to use “pulchritudinous” today. And it

The Mary Sue / April 15, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gift Ideas For Nerdy Brothers

I grew up with three — count ‘em, three! — awesomely nerdy brothers. In high school, our house was the go-to spot for LAN parties, which involved large groups of teenage boys lugging their desktop computers into our basement to play Medal Of Honor all night, taking breaks to put household items in the George…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 9, 2011

Girl Talk: I Played Dungeons & Dragons To Meet Guys

Picture this. You’re surrounded by demons in the mist of an enchanted forest. The Pirate King Sirron has overtaken the portal to Hell and has, through dark magic, bent Demogorgon the Demon Prince to his will. The full force of the Underworld is against you. You, a strong bull-man Paladin Knight, accompanied by a Dwarf,…

Emily Morrow / September 28, 2011

Soapbox: Assorted Thoughts On That Gizmodo/OKCupid/Magic The Gathering Dating Essay

Even if you’re not a tech geek or a self-identified nerd, it’s highly possible that you’ve heard about an essay that ran on the blog Gizmodo on Monday (it’s received almost 800K hits as of this writing). In the piece, writer Alyssa Bereznak described how her first attempt at online dating resulted in her going…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2011

The 9 Most Ridiculous & Sexy Outfits At Comic-Con

This beyotch is my new hero. It’s hard to make Chewbacca sexy, dammit. Is she somebody’s “booth babe” or just a pretty girl in a “Star Wars” outfit? Who cares. Marry me. [BuzzFeed]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2011

A Swimsuit A Nerd Could Definitely Love

Always running out of power on your smart phone or iPod? Sick of lugging around a veritable suitcase full of chargers when you head to the beach or pool? Then why not try a swimsuit that doubles as a mega large solar charger? Great idea, right? Created by Brooklyn designer Andrew Schneider, his solar suit…

Julie Gerstein / June 10, 2011

Top 10 Most Memorable High School Movie Nerds

This week marks the release of Disney’s “Prom,” just in time for –- you guessed it –- prom season. It’s hard to resist a solid high school movie, and this one appears to have all of the classic elements: a brooding bad boy (Thomas McDonell), a pretty blonde overachiever (Aimee Teegarden), a beautiful prom quee…

Moviefone / May 1, 2011

Does The Internet Need A Geek Culture Site For Women?

The Mary Sue, a new geek culture blog, just launched a hot second ago, and in one of the very first posts, a staff blogger explains to readers why a geek site “for women” is really necessary. It was an explanation I needed, frankly, because at first blush, I saw an Oscars roundup and a

Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2011

Girl Talk: My Nerdy Flirting

I recently had a flirtation with a guy whereby we debated the merits of using Dictionary.com versus the actual hard copy, old school, book version of the dictionary. And I realized, with some degree of alarm, that this felt familiar. That this—this courting by way of words—was not a one-time thing. It was a recurring…

Jennifer Garam / December 3, 2010
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