Every week comedian Will Hines shares the thoughts that are gnawing at his brain.
Enough Nerds! Bring on the Jocks! [Click for full post]
Every day I read another blog post or news article claiming that the nerds now rule the world. Hint: the nerds have ruled the world since at least the early 1990s. I say bring back the jocks.
News posts proclaiming that the nerds’ day has “finally” come are usually just announcing the success of nerd culture in the mainstream media, like high ratings for The Big Bang Theory.
But nerd culture succeeding in mainstream media has not been news since 2004, when The Return of the King won the Academy Award for Best Picture. To remind you: The Return of the King was not just a movie that centered on hobbits and elves, but was based on a hugely long BOOK about hobbits and elves. The only way its success would have been more a victory for nerds would be if you replaced the Enya score with a Weird Al Yankovic polka. And this was almost ten years ago. [Continue reading]