Friday, March 8, 2013

King of the Nerds

Did anybody else watch this TBS show? 11 nerds of various degree and subjects competed to be crowned the King of the Nerds and it's hosted by none other than Booger and Lewis from Revenge of the Nerds. I'm all for anything that promotes "my people" and I do recommend watching it if you can but I have one problem with it. Everybody on the show talked about being bullied or teased at one point or another for being the nerd that they are. Myself and I assume most people who read this have felt that before as well and know that it's not a good feeling. So why are they doing it to each other?
I understand it's a competition show so there's gonna be an amount of back-stabbing and lying to get further and they need that kind of stuff to help make good tv but there's something very disheartening about people who have been teased, now teasing each other. One girl in particular seemed to be the brunt of most of it and even worse it's primarily done in the single interviews and not even to her face (which probably means that it was instigated by the crew more than the contestants). It was a great show and I think nerds of all kind should give it a go but I still have a problem with people becoming that which they know made their lives hard.
But boy was it the show fun as hell.


  1. One question: Why is it that nerds need a king? Social stratification is what caused nerds to get picked on in the first place.

  2. That's probably where they went wrong to begin with. Everything else fell to that premise.