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Old 12-15-2013, 12:14 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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So that we could go back to a time when nerds were ostracized? Yeah, no thanks
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:29 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Sheldon's the only character I like on The Big Bang Theory, and he's the geekiest (but also the only funny character on the show IMO)

Actually, I like Penny, too, although she doesn't look so great in later seasons of the show (I'm an occasional viewer of TBS marathons, although the show tends to get old after a few episodes per sitting).

You (OP) tend to traffic in overgeneralizations, but I've always liked your posts (to traffic in an overgeneralization of my own...I recall the previous alias). So because of that, I demand elaboration/more specifics relating to your thesis. You seem to be basing this "geek backlash" partially on media and partially on real-life LA experiences. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, I like AtkinsonDan's 2nd post, post #6 overall.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:33 AM
 
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So that we could go back to a time when nerds were ostracized? Yeah, no thanks
It's just a media trend ppl, it's not like it would mean a rise in ostracizing.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:37 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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It's just a media trend ppl, it's not like it would mean a rise in ostracizing.
Careful with that. Art imitates life, which imitates art, which imitates....

The media not being realistic doesn't mean that they don't at least have a handle on stereotypes/marketing. And mass media continues to be consumed voraciously by the American public, which in turn influences social attitudes (to some extent)
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:01 AM
 
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Careful with that. Art imitates life, which imitates art, which imitates....

The media not being realistic doesn't mean that they don't at least have a handle on stereotypes/marketing. And mass media continues to be consumed voraciously by the American public, which in turn influences social attitudes (to some extent)
But why would it go back to making fun of geeks? The point is to wane off this new geek obsession the media has bee under.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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What?
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Gosh, I love nerds and geeks. Always have. Remember Miles from Murphy Brown? I had a crush on him during my adolescence.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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I totally agree with you. The media likes to take everything that's decidedly "cool" or trendy and bash us in the face with it until the trend just becomes overplayed.

No worries, something different is about to takeover pop culture. Can't wait to see what it is!
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Surf City, NC
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IMO, most jocks are dull, self-centered, and boring. I prefer men who are intellectually curious and engaged with the world.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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IMO, most jocks are dull, self-centered, and boring. I prefer men who are intellectually curious and engaged with the world.
Intellectual curiosity and being engaged with the world /= geek.
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