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News

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 aREAD MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Style

Nerd alert! Check out this Vulcan Hoodie—it’s a zip-up sweatshirt with an image of a hand, which transforms into the Vulcan salute when unzipped. Would you wear this? If you did, you’d sure make Spock proud. [Incredible Things] … READ MORE »


Celebs

Last night, MTV threw a red carpet party for their new show, “The Hard Times of RJ Berger.” Guess they couldn’t call it a “premiere,” since, technically, it aired the night before, following the MTV Movie Awards. Anyway, I was desperate to chat up the cast since I drool over nerd-friendly shows, so I jumped… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Ned Weinstein* was the white, Jewish incarnation of Steve Urkel. He was a scrawny kid with a mass of brown hair that someone, presumably his mom, attempted to part on the right side. He had a turkey sandwich for lunch every day, and wore button-down shirts in the 1st grade. By the 2nd he had… READ MORE »


Guys

A recent issue of a woman’s magazine instructed their readers to date “nerds.”

The article read like it was written by a bunch of mean girl anthropologists in little black dresses who just discovered a whole new species of men. They seemed so happy to find guys who weren’t smug investment bankers, aging jocks,… READ MORE »


Style

This looks painful. [Fashionably Geek] … READ MORE »


Style

For true nerd-love only! (Thick-rimmed glasses and World of Warcraft obsession sold separately.) [Rumplo.com] … READ MORE »


News

There are many old adages that say guys don’t like girls who wear glasses, that having four eyes is simply not attractive, and that nerds get no play. New Zealand photographer/illustrator Kelly Thompson proves everyone wrong with her mixed media exhibit “Bookworms Never Go To Bed Alone,” on display at the Gorker Gallery in Melbourne,… READ MORE »


Guys

When my boyfriend announced that he was getting Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was unnerved. Glasses are my thing—one of those obscure attributes that immediately attracts me to somebody, no matter how brutish or repelling the rest of his personality may be. For one of my girlfriends, it’s large veins on a man’s… READ MORE »


Celebs

After making less than PC remarks about Filipino women, Alec Baldwin has been deemed an “undesirable alien” by immigration commissioner Marcelino Libanan. [GMA News] — He’s not welcome in my home either.
“Spider-Man 3″ actress Lucy Gordon was found dead in her apartment this morning. She was 28. [Daily Mail]
What do you… READ MORE »


Style

Steve Urkel would have you thinking that he was pretty much born with suspenders and thick-rimmed glasses. Yet, the truth is, nerd style, like the disheveled hipster look, is carefully cultivated. Now, there’s NerdBoyfriend.com, a website that features pictures of dorky (yet famous) dudes, along with style suggestions on how to get those looks.
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News

A university in Germany is going out of its way to help its IT students get laid. Potsdam University south of Berlin is offering IT engineering students a new “flirting course,” which is meant to prepare students “with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and their work life,” according to… READ MORE »


News

Pixar’s latest, Wall-E hits theaters June 27, and this is the trailer. I am such a sucker for nerdy guys (even nerdy robots). When Wall-E and Eve are holding hands, my heart melts. … READ MORE »


Guys

“Nerds of Steel,” an article in this week’s New York Observer, purports that there are a bunch of men who, though they seemingly value brains over brawn, actually value brains in addition to brawn, but in secret. They are smart. They are buff. They are hot once they take off their clothes. I am slightly… READ MORE »


Guys

Ever since Adam Brody stole our hearts on The O.C. playing hot nerd Seth Cohen, the “smart throb” has been the type-du-jour. Move over bad boys, we want someone who will manage our finances, fix our computers and watch angst-y hipster movies with us. Luckily, Beauty and the Geek: Season 2 winner Josh Herman compiled… READ MORE »


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