Friday, December 18, 2009

Some Nerd

In an article I read about Robert Pattison, that lead actor in the Twilight saga (perhaps you've heard of him or of the movie), the interviewer called Pattison a 'nerd' because he "is never without a book in his hand, a piece of music on his mind, or a movie he wants to share." Excuse me? To my way of thinking he's just described me, most of my friends and family, and many of the fellow bloggers I read -- and I certainly do not consider any of us 'nerds,' by any means.

Perhaps the writer meant to say we are not screaming teenagers clutching texting devices in our hands with vampires on the brain...*

*I don't get the frenzy over this dude at all. To me he seems an awkward boy with bad hair. But then, I've always gone for older men.

16 comments:

Stephanie Faris said...

Someone told me that the term "nerd" lost its power once Bill Gates took over the world. I'd hardly describe Robert Pattinson as a nerd, though. Maybe deeply introspective and intellectual? But someone that popular and sure of himself can't be termed a nerd. Nerds are usually insecure, socially inept, recluse types.

JoeyRes said...

The books and writing aren't what makes me a nerd. I think the adult size blankie sleeper I'm wearing contributes a little.

Chris said...

You are not a nerd. At least not compared to me. You may, however, be safely considered one of the intellectual elite. Maybe that's what the guy was trying to say. Mostly though, he's probably just some guy that can't read without his lips moving.

Eva Gallant said...

nerd, merde! I'll admit to nerdishness on occasion!

Krimmyk said...

OMG if he's a nerd then so am I! No, I prefer the phrase, Geek instead. I am in LOVE with my kindle, and music.

Jayne Martin said...

I wouldn't call him a nerd. I'd call him a good example.

Christiejolu said...

Ok Robert Pattinson a nerd! I have to say I find him incredibly hot! So if that is what a nerd looks like...sign me up for chess club! LOL! I love music and reading, I don't think of myself as a nerd.

Lisa Marie said...

LOL I embrace every last drop of my nerdom

ReformingGeek said...

I prefer "geek".

I tend to like older men or at least men close to my age.

Tam said...

I don't get anything about him or the movies at all. But if he can set an example for kids by throwing out the suggestion that they read something other than their phones, power to him!

Dame Nuisance said...

Robert Pattinson is neither nerd nor intellectual - he's British. Reading and literature play a greater role in Great Britain and Europe than over here. Ditto music and the arts.

My name is PJ. said...

I don't understand the whole frenzy myself. It's a bit lemming-ish. I wouldn't know anything about that having had a mad love affair with Paul McCartney in 1964....

I've always been attracted to older men. ;)

e said...

I think Dame Nuisance is correct. It is unfortunate to my way of thinking that the US is generally less supportive of the arts than is the EU.

As for reading, we have high rates of both illiteracy among people who are not foreign born and those who identify themselves as non-readers...Some food for thought...

Secretia said...

It's just a new craze, and he's just a new look, and the series plays on a new concept, not blood sucking and sex as much as unusual love. My opinion, that's the attraction.

Secretia

e said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Whye! I'll be offline for a bit.

Lynx said...

Isn't a nerd a type of candy???