MaudlinMutantMollusk: If that were true, liberals would like NRO
Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: One part insecure hipsterism, one part unwarranted condescension, the two defining characteristics of self-professed nerds are (a) the belief that one can discover all of the secrets of human experience through differential equations and (b) the unlovely tendency to presume themselves to be smarter than everybody else in the world.Neil deGrasse Tyson...hipster.[i595.photobucket.com image 479x269]
Fantasta Potamus: FYI: National Report is fake news.
Delta1212: Written by someone who's pissed that it's now cool to be smart.
Fantasta Potamus: Fantasta Potamus: FYI: National Report is fake news.Silly me. I thought it said National Report, it's National Review.It's getting hard to keep them all straight.
Somacandra: FTFA: "and, really, anybody who conforms to the Left's social and moral precepts while wearing glasses and babbling about statistics."
SilentStrider: It just galls these people that Neil deGrasse-Tyson is better looking, smarter, more charismatic, and more popular than they are.
Bith Set Me Up: Democrats: Come as you are.Republicans: Come as we are. Better yet, don't come at all.
ReverendJynxed: And conservatives pretend to like the dumb ones.
quatchi: Answering a question about Obama's cameo on Cosmos, Tyson was laconic. "That was their choice," he told Grantland. "We didn't ask them. We didn't have anything to say about it. They asked us, 'Do you mind if we intro your show?' Can't say no to the president. So he did."One wonders how easy it would have proved to say "No" to the president if he had been, say, Scott Walker.Weird, I woke up this morning and the first thing I did was wonder aloud what would happen if Scott "FAS-face" Walker asked NdGT if he could intro the next Cosmo.You know, cos of how highly probable that scenario is.What a weird, passive-aggressive, mish-mash, word salad of an article that was.Smart and Nerd are now political terms because hipsters?More like the Right have consistently proven themselves to be no friends of facts or science.In fact, time and time again they are ardent foes of science (especially biology) and actual history as well.Not surprising that more and more actual smart people don't want to identify as Republican anymore.NRO is trying to blame the left for the right's own failings here in an article that tries to both be smart and decry smart at the same time which unsurprisingly fails spectacularly at both efforts.
hawcian: Did that article really just list a bunch of professionals with years of education and experience in their fields and then proceed link them to "hipster nerdism"? They're not real nerds because, what, they're not bullied by jocks or something? People celebrate them instead of avoid them? They're not shy bordering on anti-social? Should they wear more pocket protectors?
brigid_fitch: hawcian: Did that article really just list a bunch of professionals with years of education and experience in their fields and then proceed link them to "hipster nerdism"? They're not real nerds because, what, they're not bullied by jocks or something? People celebrate them instead of avoid them? They're not shy bordering on anti-social? Should they wear more pocket protectors?Yup. They forget that those of us who were nerds and geeks in HS are now grown ups with professional jobs.
Friction8r: There are some educated liberals in the big cities...and millions of uneducated liberal sheeple racist hicks on welfare.
Friction8r: There are some educated liberals in the big cities...and millions of uneducated liberal sheeple on welfare.
King Something: In their defense, though, he's smarter, more charismatic and more popular than most people, including you and me.
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