Monday, April 06, 2009

Obama Nerd Geek or Dork

Is Obama a Nerd Geek or Dork?

OMB Director Peter Orszag called the President a "super-nerd" which completely misses the subtle nuances between nerds, geeks, and dorks.

As we see, "nerd" implies a social awkwardness that, despite his comic book collection, just isn't applicable to the charismatic Obama. "Geek," on the other hand, is about intelligence and policy wonkishness, and that's a better fit.

Plus you can sing it to Rick James: "He's a super geek! Super geek, he's super geeky, yow." Can't touch this.

For more evidence, see:
  • 56 kinds of geeks
  • PhD Comics
  • Nerd Geek or Dork test (This is a quiz and dating site; if you actually get a date you're none of the above. Or, why Michelle is disproof of Obama as Nerd.)
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