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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Once, Great Herds of Nerds Thundered Across the Malls of America

John Derbyshire worries that Today’s Nerds (and Tomorrow’s Corner Contributors) are getting duskier:
(a) Black nerds certainly exist, and are considered the coolest thing around by white nerds.  (b) Post-1965 immigration of East and South Asians has immensely fortified nerd ranks.  From my observations, the nerdiest of nerds are South Asian nerds.  In fact, I sometimes fear that the classic white nerd may be facing extinction…
A captive breeding program, involving Derb and a group of females aged 15 to 20, may be the only answer, if the White Nerd isn’t to go the way of Tasmanian Tiger, or the Hawaiian Crow.  They could be housed at the bottom of a mineshaft.  Nuclear reactors could provide power almost indefinitely. Greenhouses could maintain plantlife. Animals could be bred and slaughtered…
Posted by scott on August 1st, 2007

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