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Buff And Smart? Sounds Like A Dream Come True

“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 skeptical that these men exist because nerdiness has such cachet right now. People who wear glasses and read On the Sensations of Tone for fun but know all the coolest bands and are slightly shy are actually not nerds, but “cool nerds.” Cool nerds are a different breed. I would expect that some of this kind would be interested in developing their pecs but wouldn’t want anyone else to know, for fear of ruining their bookish persona. It seems like real nerds would be smart enough to know the benefits of physical fitness and wouldn’t care whether people think they’re less nerdy because they’re toned. But if you’re working on the cure for cancer or developing a new particle physics theory, how do you find time to work out? [NY Observer] Keep reading »

All Nerds Are Not Created Equal

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 a list of geeky guy types, where to find them, and how to deal with their Agent Scully obsession. Now where did we put our glasses…? [MSNBC]
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