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Old 02-19-2008, 05:24 AM
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In my experience, nerds (and other eccentric types) are far more interesting to hang around than everyone else. "Mainstream" people are boring.

Seems to me that "nerd" has become today's "Bohemian". Far as I'm concerned, that's cooler than the mainstream can ever hope to be.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:10 AM
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I wouldn't say that'
Nerds are akward socially inept...and that certainly does describe alot of Trek fans.
These people really need to branch out do other things...Not meet other people necessarily but DO something other than stare at a book and study or day dream...

the world is wide...you can do anything...Go do...do more.
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The world needs dreamers too. How do you think things come into being? If it were not for the "akward socially inept" as you put it. There would be no computers, for only one example.
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Well, there have been numerous comments about how the mainstream is a negative thing. And there are comments on other parts of this site about "moronic" sports fans.

There are a lot of Trekkies who like declaring their intellectual superiority (in whatever topic they have superior knowledge in). We can be no different than "them" sometimes.
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Will Star Trek ever shake the 'only for nerds' stigma?
It's not looking too good so far ...
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:12 PM
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firstly i dont see myself as a nerd for following star trek,i am and always will be 100% true blue die hard star trek fan.
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firstly i dont see myself as a nerd for following star trek,i am and always will be 100% true blue die hard star trek fan.
Exactly
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:01 PM
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Will Star Trek ever shake the 'only for nerds' stigma?

That's where i come in. I'm the poster boy for cool people who love Star Trek.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:44 AM
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Who cares? Haven't you heard about the new "nerd chic"? Senator Obama (our next President) refers to himself as a nerd and regardless of your politics you can't deny that the guy is cool. In his now famous speech before the 2004 Democratic convention he described himself as "the tall, skinny black kid with a funny name". Nerds are like hot lesbian couples in the '90's or porn stars in the new millenium: everybody famous wants to be one or be seen with them.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:12 AM
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Obama is cool? hahaha
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