Have you ever heard of Dr. Sheldon Cooper? Or Maurice Moss? If you know them, then probably you’re like one of them. And if you have not, well … then, never mind! What do they have in common? They both are over intellectual. They both have a ‘life’ which is, in fact, a little different from the ‘normal life’. And they both are Nerds!
Who is Dr. Sheldon Cooper? He is a theoretical physicist, who has also an overtly intellectual personality, he exhibits a strict adherence to routine, a lack of understanding of irony, sarcasm and humor, a habit of constantly expressing admiration for his superior intellect. Who’s humor is very difficult to understand, that’s why he occasionally uses his signature catchphrase ‘Bazinga’ to notify others that he has done a joke! He is purely logical and has an IQ of 187 with an overly extensive general knowledge.
On the other hand, Maurice Moss aka “Moss” is a stereotypical computer nerd. He works in the IT department of the Reynholm Industries in central London. He is famous for his socially ignorant comments and his intricate and detailed knowledge of specialized technical subjects, including chemistry and electronic engineering.
These two nerds are the two fictional characters from the two popular tv series The Big Bang Theory and The IT Crowd respectively. The first one is an American sitcom, where as the later one is British. But both of them have enough laughing stalks to knock anyone out (both nerds and non-nerds). Sheldon and Moss are the two significant characters of those two tv shows. They have their own mannerism, their own styles of living, even they have their own fashion sense! More importantly people like them. People really like them very much! They become the icon.
It has been a long time since I found any character to like after McGyver. I was a huge fan of McGyver (and still I am), and now I am a big fan of Sheldon and Moss. I liked them a lot. The fun fact is that, I actually understand all of their ‘nerdy talks’ and I guess, that makes me a nerd as well. I hope I don’t offend any of my readers, but if you like those TV shows and understand each and every facts of super-science they are talking about, then you were probably a ‘nerdy kid’ like me when I was growing up. Way back then, the word ‘nerd’ was not found in anyone’s dictionary. But by the time I was in my high school, the word ‘cool’ has already entered a teen’s dictionary, and I obviously did not have that word in my dictionary! So may be that’s the reason, why I like Sheldon and Moss (though I was/am not a ‘super nerd’ like them). By the way, they both use UBUNTU! (Like me!)
Another popular TV show is Chuck, where Chuck – the main character is a nerd and a spy – at the same time! Pretty cool right! And recently in How I met your mother, the main character, Ted Mosby, an architectural professor, finds is interest in various architectural creation and loves to tell people the history or story behind that creation. Nerdy symptoms? I think so.
What ever it is, it seems that nerds are everywhere. The time is for the nerds. They are the new icons for the recent cult. Being a super nerd is super cool. So if you are not one of them, then at least try to be one. Nerd is the new Cool, man!