“Time to give a Newtonian demonstration/of a bullet, its mass/and its acceleration.”

Goin’ Nerdcore.

These guys don’t strike me as being up there with the masterful Jonathan Coulton, but they sure are entertaining. And in the article itself, I cracked up at the “cool” guy making fun of the whole thing. That’s the trouble with the trendy, they tend not to see the counterculture for the accessories.

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11 Comments

  1. zcline said,

    August 4, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Is it sad that i knew the song in your title before i even clicked on the link?

  2. Apache said,

    August 4, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Nerds are getting too trendy, imo

  3. MattP said,

    August 4, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    MC Chris is pretty good. 😮

  4. August 5, 2007 at 9:24 am

    MC Chris FTW!

    And if you like Coulton, check out Glenn Case (he makes Jonathan look like a slacker.)

  5. Vanity said,

    August 5, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Quote:
    Apache said,
    Nerds are getting too trendy, imo

    They’re blowin our cover!!

    This is not something I’m really in to, but it was an interesting read. I think it’s a good thing that these kids, and adults, are being recognized. It’s a step in the right direction of breaking the stigma of being a “nerd” or “geek.”

  6. Apache said,

    August 5, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    the closest I’d go to something like this is a Rush concert :p

  7. Matt said,

    August 5, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Stop being such wimps and just go to PAX already. Thousands of people singing along to “My backpack’s got jets / I’m Boba the Fett / I bounty hunt for Jabba Hutt / to finance my vette.”

  8. Kaalinn said,

    August 7, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Actually i dont see how nerdy culture or music is anything new. It’s been there for ages, it’s simply getting more exposure due to todays media world, like everything else does. (see Second Life’s huge hype… didnt see somthing like that for UO back then).

    There’s been movies like Clerks that had success not only in the sub-culture it’s starwars-referencing jokes were directed at but also the general public, so maybe it’s just some sign for broadening of humor or whatever.

    This however is nothing new, which can simply be proven by turning your attention to such bands as say…. Led Zeppelin. Listen to The Battle of Evermore (you know, that OTHER ballad by Led Zeppelin, the one that’s NOT Stairway to Heaven). It’s pretty nerdy, chock full of Lord of the Rings etc., so i dont see how “Nerdcore” or whatever they call it is merely Hip-Hop’s adaption of an old concept.

    Also there’s of course the trend to just stick to some sort of faction that stands out, to be something different, to stand out yourself, to rebel against whatever. This goes along well with Sanya’s recent post about people trying to get out of insignificance. There’s kids that just might go through a phase and turn away from nerdiness sooner or later, others might stick to it and in fact feel they arent insignificant anymore, because they’re THE biggest nerd ever, or just extremely good at something that has to do with it, and by being proud of this feel elevated. I can only guess we’re seeing this now and not already years ago because today there’s a lot less discrimination, at least openly, or people are simply more afraid of not being politically correct or tolerant of others beliefs.

  9. mandrill said,

    September 25, 2007 at 10:44 am

    The fact is that while the jocks and trendies are following fashion at school, the nerds and geeks are keeping their heads down and getting on with it. in the long run who do you think ends up working in a McJob?

    The nerds are the ones with the prospects, trendies have no grasp of reality other than what this seasons colour is, and need a nerd to come and tell them that the slide out tray on their computer is not a cup holder.

    Nerds rule the world simply becasue of the fact that it wouldn’t work without them, now thats empowerment.

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    October 28, 2007 at 8:27 pm

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