Today I came to a haunting realization.
Nerds as we know and love them aren't nerds. They are really attractive guys dressed up to be nerds.
I cam to this realization when I was looking for an image of a typewriter. This picture popped up. I passed over it quickly not really giving it much though but then suddenly I thought, "That isn't a real person - that's some model made to look like a nerd." And then this blog post was born.
Granted I have known some real life nerds who are pretty good looking (I've dated quite a few of them). But I was thinking about it - I have always loved Entertainment Nerds, as I will call them - the ones found in TV shows and movies. I have always shied away from Real Nerds. I attract Real Nerds and a lot of them scare me. But then I came to another realization - I am also attracted to many Real Nerds and I myself am one. I mean - how else am I connecting with these boys on things like Star Trek, science fiction and comic books.
I guess I'm not even mad at Hollywood for trying to deceive me since in some cases I can have attractive nerds...
I just noticed that Hollywood always make such endearing nerds that happen to be super attractive (and maybe they wouldn't be so endearing if they weren't attractive?) It's like when I realized that girls don't want guys to behave as guys do in the chick flicks...they want the actors to appear and behave as they do in the chick flicks. Some of the behaviors are downright creepy when guys which aren't interested in apply them to real life. Sorry - random thought for the day.
I know I'm not the only nerd lover out there (I dare say many of you are) so what are your thoughts on Entertainment Nerds and Real Nerds?