Geeky Chic perfected by Morphine Generation.
I don't usually admit anything personal here, but I'll tell you a little secret: I work as a journalist. And yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing a 16 year old third place winner in a national science fair. Repeat, national.
And he looked and acted very much the part.
He told me that during the science competition, when amongst other science enthusiasts, it was the first time he related to someone his age in a while, because his classmates were "mean."
And it made me feel bad for him, but it also made me feel bad for his naive classmates. Because in 15 years when he's among the people who are curing cancer, creating new music, running for president, and trying to figure out what to do with their millions, his classmates will be in their parents' basements flipping through old year books while sipping Naddy Lights.
So I went home, slapped on some of my obnoxiously bright lipstick and my favorite librarian glasses to prove a point: Geeks... are... hot. Really hot in fact.
They're smart enough to get your jokes, they plan to accomplish something with their lives, they care about things other than themselves, and since they were on the lower end of the social spectrum, they usually developed compassion and empathy along the way.
And I'm one of them. Height of my geekiness:
Didn't I look like Tavi from Stylerookie when I was a kid?
Some of my favorite Hollywood geeks:
- ► 2012 (11)
- ► 2011 (19)
- ▼ June (14)