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1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
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We have never had a nerd president. All of them tend to have a mixture of resentment, admiration and contempt for the nerds.

I disagree.

His motto may have been keep "cool and keep Coolidge". But he was all nerd, all the time.
2 posted on 05/02/2012 11:28:33 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Kaslin
We have never had a nerd president.

Calvin Coolidge?

3 posted on 05/02/2012 11:31:12 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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Nerds???

Thats not what they call them


4 posted on 05/02/2012 11:32:01 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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The real nerd proms are Comic Con and DragonCon. True nerds/geeks/fanboys/fangirls know this.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 11:35:08 AM PDT by lazypadawan
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I think it is less than that. The Left doesn’t develop mentally and emotionally beyond prom night.

In this way they can relate, while also hoping not to end up sitting lonely at the bar (as usual).

The big problem they have is knowing how much each of them suck, so every year is a big disappointment (just like their real prom was). But at least they get to fake laugh for a few hours.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 11:42:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Sorry. If you can’t discuss all 214 episodes of “Stargate: SG-1,” you cannot be a real nerd. Nice try, though.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 11:46:37 AM PDT by pabianice (ame with)
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My experience with Congressional staffers of both parties is that a plurality, perhaps the majority of them, are gay, not nerds (although the two are not mutually exclusive).

That revelation helped me to understand the outsized influence they have on law and policy. Most congresscritters resemble no one more than Mel Brook's Governor William J. Le Petomane from Blazing Saddles. This is how crap like Obeymecare gets made into law.

14 posted on 05/02/2012 11:57:49 AM PDT by SargeK
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It's vanity-as-branding. What they're really trying to say is: "The only difference between this and the Oscars is we're really smart." It's of a piece with the seemingly self-deprecating, but really self-serving, slogan "Washington is Hollywood for ugly people." No, it's really not.
15 posted on 05/02/2012 11:58:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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"NERDS!"

21 posted on 05/02/2012 12:18:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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Call it what it was, the douchebag prom celebrating our first douchebag president.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 12:25:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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Geeks and nerds are distinct types. A geek is someone very focused on a particular hobby or activity, usually with considerable knowledge or ability in that area.

A nerd is someone lacking social skills who compensates by choosing activities that avoid social interaction with ‘normals’.

The two types can overlap but they are distinct. Steve Jobs was a computer geek; he wasn’t a nerd.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by Gideon7
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Nerds can be semi-respectable.

I would use Fred Blassie’s expression for them, “Pencil-necked Geeks”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNM4atakanI


26 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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