Tuesday, May 10, 2011

You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Post is About You

A comment seen recently on a friend's Facebook page (comment not made by friend):
Omg I feel so sorry for those nerdy peoples' kid!! Who would be proud of being such losers?!

I don't know, who would be proud of being such a shallow, self absorbed twit? 
Oh, right. You.  

So, on behalf of nerds and geeks and dweebs and dorks and weirdos everywhere, I have a few words for you. 

I'm proud. I'm proud that my children will learn from me not to classify people by the way they look or the car they drive, the music they listen to, the clothes they wear. I'm proud to teach them that not everyone 'fits'. That some of us are too fat, too old, too goofy, too the wrong color, shape or size to fit into your box of what is cool.

Do you know who we 'losers' are? We're your boss. We're the policy makers and the principals and the volunteers and teachers who make sure your special snowflake gets all he deserves at school and in the world. We're the people who make things fair. We're the people who do our own research, and make up our own minds, instead of relying on some blowhard on television to do it for us. We're the doctors and nurses treating you without discrimination so you can get well and get back to your Body Pump class on Thursday mornings. 

We're the engineers making your cars safe. We're the tech geeks fixing your computer so you can post trite bullshit on Facebook all day long, and installing your satellite so you don't miss an episode of Grey's Anatomy. We're the writers on Grey's. We're the ones wearing the white hats and getting the girl and riding off into the sunset. Have you seen a John Hughes movie?

We are everyone and everywhere, and we make your silly little world turn. We think we're cool enough, and we are all proud. 

And you? You are an asshole, and no amount of cool will change that.  

(I am not, however, too proud to ask for your vote. Again. Thank you.) 


  1. Love it. Preach on. Those "nerdy people" do, eventually, rule the world.

  2. I love it when you get all riled up! Love you....

  3. Oh how I love you, let me count the ways...

  4. WORD. We're the ones who love ourselves as we are and don't need fancy expensive bullshit to tell the world we matter. Love this!

  5. ahh I am getting angry too now, and I didn't even see the picture or know who this is!