I always get a kick out of this.
Ahhh, from the lovely Cleveland Show.
I was actually going to use a lot of this language in an Amazing Spider-Man review that I wrote up comparing the old school nerdy Tobey Maguire to the modern geeky Andrew Garfield Peter Parker, but I saw this post and decided to just use it all here.
What’s funny about the creation of the images was that they were an in-joke, which is okay. But once it enters the public, it takes a different meaning (sort of like talking shit about your family, but getting pissed when someone outside of your family talks shit about them).
No offense to the reblogger (promise), but this played-out “haha, geeks are virgins” joke irks the shit out of me. Pretty much every geek I know is about as normal the next person. The modern geek is a past that passe pimple laden, hiding in the mom’s basement, exrtremely-socially-awkward stereotype of the past.
Geeks know how to talk to folks, go to Coachella, listen to Frank Ocean, dress decent, and hell they have sex, too. What I’ve loved about society recently is that it’s learning to embrace that fact. People have become more forthcoming about their fandoms. Everyone is becoming a geek about something.
Shit, trendy folks appropriated the nerd swag with the thick rimmed glasses. They’re making the movies based on geek interests the biggest grossing films of all-time by buying tickets to see the Avengers and The Dark Knight. And SDCC is getting harder and harder to get into because (loosely termed) “normal” folks all want to get in on the action.
It’s like everybody wanna be geek but nobody wanna be a geek.
I understand that some of the folks reblogging it may be doing it tongue-in-cheek, but really without any context, it only comes across as mocking.