Hail Beavis, Hail Butt-head: Reflections on my Nerdy Youth


A grown-up N.C. Harrison reflects on his nerdy boyhood.

My Five Favorite Film Trailers!


Simms Jr. geeks out, and shares with you his favorite movie previews. Yes. Nerd Alert.

Breaking the Stereotype That Reading isn’t Manly

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Nicolas Gremion asserts that if we could make the culinary arts cool for men, then we can make reading cool, too.

Poker? I Don’t Even Know Her! (And other horrible, rejected titles for my chat with STRAIGHT FLUSH author, Ben Mezrich).


Mark St. Amant talks to Ben Mezrich about fame, manhood, kids, STRAIGHT FLUSH, and waking up under a pile of hookers in a Dubai hotel (or not).

“People throw around ‘nerd’ like it’s a new subculture, but I am happy kids whose lives would have been terrible before are doing well now.”


Brendan says that when he was asked about Star Trek trivia about the new movie, that he had been preparing for that moment his whole life.

An Open Letter to My Son, Who Yesterday Was Called a ‘Nerd’

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Even when the world is dark, and people are picking on you for wearing glasses, Mom and Dad are here and we’d take a bullet to spare you pain.

Video: Nerdy PSA Asks You to Stop Pretending to Be a Nerd

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Portlandia’s PSA features a real nerd talking about the re-appropriation of the term “nerd”.

5 Rules for Achieving True Nerd-dom

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Sam Sattin grew up among the snorting ranks. The latex-allergied and the comically stuttered. And now he wonders whatever happened to all the REAL nerds?

How Do You Know When It’s Love?


Doctor NerdLove explores the reasons why so many guys get confused about what it means to be in love.

How Revenge Of The Nerds Ruined My Life


If you think your only two choices are to be a nerd or a jock, writes Noah Brand, you are doomed from the start.

Your Wedding, Your Life


The greatest threat to marital peace is a set of unrealistic expectations, demands which may reach an early climax in the wedding ceremony.

“Attractive people bring a culture that geeks are trying to get away from.”


This is a comment by ThePaleKing74 on the post “Are Geeks Being Manipulated By Hot Girls?”

Noble Hierarch is Not a Slut

TweetAs big nerds, Charles and I like to do nerdy things. Recently, we’ve managed to infiltrate a dear college friend’s weekly Magic: The Gathering club. This is super good news! I’m the only woman, but I’ve come to expect that. We have a lot of fun, though, so the strangenesses are pretty much excusable. There’s just one […]

From Boys to Good Men – Pornography, Fraternities and Feminism


Josh Bowman wonders if on-campus mentor programs can combat a culture of hyper-sexualized aggressive masculinity, and counter some of the lessons learned from watching porn at young age.

Embracing My Inner Nerd

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After 33 years of shame and denial, Matt Crowder finally confesses that he is, and always has been, a nerd. And he’s proud of it.

Music: New Artist of the Week from Better Off Ted

If you were as much of a fan of the short lived sitcom Better Off Ted, you’ll be just as shocked as we were to find Malcolm Barrett spittin’ ill rhymes over a hip-hop beat.