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Nerds Are Beautiful

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From top left to right: Ada E. Yonath; Ada Lovelace; Christine Lagarde; Johannes Brahms; Euripides; Françoise Barré-Sinoussi; Gabriela Mistral; Gao Xingjian; H. G. Wells; Hedy Lamarr; Leonardo da Vinci; Mary McCarthy; Marcus Aurelius; Nikola Tesla; Virginia Woolf; Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar; Wangari Muta; Octavio Paz; Françoise Hardy; Plato; Youyou Tu; Amenhotep; Dominique Sanda; Linus Torvalds.

In modern culture the iconic nerd talks, acts and looks like a Neanderthal with glasses, like Flug here. But many nerds actually bathe once in awhile and know how to dress themselves. Quite well in fact. They even know how to tie their own shoelaces, when they think it’s worth bothering about. And many of them are real lookers.

Take Steve Jobs, for example. If he weren’t so intensely geeky to the point of being intimidating, most people upon first seeing him would be taken by how good looking he was. Pericles, Mary McCarthy, Virginia Wolfe, Leonardo da Vinci, Euripides, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Marcus Aurelius, H.G. Wells, Brahms, Nikola Tesla, Ada E. Yonath, Youyou Tu, Ada Lovelace, Hedy Lamarr, Matt Mullenweg, Gao Xiingjian, Timothy Berners Lee, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Gabriela Mistral, Wangari Muta, Octavio Paz Lozano, Aristotle, and Plato.

From spectacularly beautiful to distinguished to adorable, they’re fine looking individuals one and all. Gao, for instance, has the most beautiful smile. She smiles with her whole being.

Now my fellow nerds, the ones inhabiting the world of Nerds Don’t Wolf Whistle, look like this:


Gaming Personalities

The thrill of beating the odds and everyone else. The challenge of surpassing our best. It’s all in the game, and all addictive. So much so, some of us make life into a game. Why in heavens not, when the gods make sport of us?

Hierarchy of Spit

Fire and rain do it. So do cobras, kettles, whirlpools and penises. They all spit. And spit spits too, when you spit on fire. Spit’s everywhere. It’s as common as dirt.

Hierarchy of Snot

With over 7 billion people in the world, we produce over 7 billion liters of mucus a day. That’s 2555 billion liters a year. Enough to fill how many lakes of slime?

“He couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t want something from him just because it’s free. Well, you know, jumping off a bridge is free. If he’s in love with me, then I’d like to meet the person he’s in love with, because he doesn’t know me at all.”

“Been thinking about how we start out life as butterflies and end up flowers. We dream of being carefree like butterflies, but then we learn what love is and without realizing it, we start caring what happens to everything we love and that roots us. Like flowers.”