"NERDY" THINGS THAT ARE COOL NOW

  1. Science
    In the Information Age, we constantly search for answers about who we are and why things are. Maybe our parents were okay with religious leaders making things up, but we want the truth! Cosmos has made science more accessible than ever and Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a modern prophet.
  2. Video Games
    With The Last of Us, The Walking Dead, Bioshock Infinite, and The Wolf Among Us, video games are basically interactive movies, with stories that rival some of the best movies and TV shows. Try playing Telltale's Game of Thrones, which not only perfectly captures the tone and style of the show, but tasks you with making impossible decisions that will determine your fate in Westeros.
  3. Comic Books
    Once an escape for pimply 9th graders, who were shoved into lockers, comics are now essential background research for fans of huge international blockbusters. I won't be the only one who renews his marvel.com subscription after seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  4. Cartoons
    These were always cool, but now reach a wider/more adult audience. Adventure Time is high art, and Rick and Morty is one of the best comedies on TV, period.
  5. Fantasy Stories
    Game of Thrones. Is there anything more to say?