Sorry to interrupt the horrible houses, but this is too good to pass up. Match.com just listed their Top Ten Cities to Meet A Nerd. Why don’t you all make your predictions which city is the absolute petaflops best place to land yourself your very own nerd, before finding out what they came up with?
Go on, we’re waiting. We’ll have that list for you right after the break. Did we make it? Did we?
- Sunnyvale, CA
- Cambridge, MA
- Somerville, MA
- Berkeley, CA
- Santa Clara, CA
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Boulder, CO
- Columbia, MD
- Fairfax, VA
- Rockville, MD
So many missing opportunities. San Jose doesn’t qualify? What about Campbell? And come on, Mountain View, home of teh Google, and Palo Alto, which is ground zero for The Social Network!
So what’s with the flyover cities? Nerds prefer to live on the coast, so their floody pants cut 4 inches above the ankle will be ready for the rising waters! Nerds avoid athletic cities like Boulder, which is full of fresh-air twits whose idea of fun is a 200 mile bicycle ride followed up by six hours of relaxing calisthenics. And whoever wrote that list clearly doesn’t understand the difference between a nerd and a policy wonk. It’s the latter you’ll find throughout all those federal government jobs in Maryland and Virginia.
Berkeley? Somebody’s GPS got fried. Berkeley isn’t a place to meet nerds. Berkeley is a place to meet philosophy grad students in itchy sweaters. Sure, they got a dynamite computer science department, but there are too many other students majoring in decidedly un-nerdy things such as metaphorical criticism of social context from a transgender perspective. Or French literature, but that’s practically the same thing.
Santa Clara? Well, it’s definitely home to many engineers of the nerd variety. With Intel Headquarters located right in town, this is where you cash in your chips. We won’t mention that AMD is right across the border in…
Sunnyvale, We’re #1! But of course. Here’s our second most famous landmark at right. And it isn’t titled, “The Thinker” or anything pretentious. Or French. But I repeat myself.
This statue, which graces the entrance of the Sunnyvale Library (proudly refusing to join the Santa Clara Inter-Library Network since a year I completely made up for purposes of dramatic emphasis), is called “Out to Lunch.”
And if that isn’t what being a nerd is all about, I’ll eat my
calculator smartphone with RPN app. On French bread.
We’ll bring you a bonus house over the weekend to make up for the news flash.