2016-09-20 04:46:49Well, @Pixxx, as to who died and made him King Nerd, that can be answered one simple way - marketing. Take Ariana Grande, for instance. Transcendently gorgeous (IMO), marginally talented actress - and that's a stretch - and a beautiful singing voice...nearly 30 years as a songwriter and musician lends me some authority there, I should think. But Grande's music is garbage. It's vapid, boring and wholly uninspired. But America loves her because media tell us to love her (and I mean ALL media, not just the news media....which is only one aspect of a wide-ranging subject that includes advertising, marketing, books, radio, television, and even public relations). News outlets are so often referred to as simply, "the media," these days - and unforgivably most often by media pundits - that whenever someone says "media" now, most people immediately think of the news media, which is of course just one aspect of it.
But media are crazy powerful. I'll never forget my first day in Intro to Mass Communications when the professor told us - the acute truth - that media may not control *what* we think, but they very decidedly control what we think *about*. And so when media - specifically marketing media - tell us that Ariana Grande's music is great or that Drake can actually sing (he cannot), we, generally speaking, are inclined to believe it because, well, it's just too damned much trouble to think for ourselves or form our own opinions, so we ape others' opinions and call them our own, usually. And you really gotta hand it to those marketing folks. They have it down to a very precise, highly functional, highly successful science.
To your other comment, is Hardwick on The Nerdist? Also, I have never seen that show, but I love nerds and, unlike you, Hardwick does not "incite rage in me." Speaking of - no offense intended, just an observation - but I've noticed over the years that it doesn't take all that much to incite rage in the DeadlyPixxxie. ;D
P.S. Btw, and you probably already know this, but the word, "media," is inherently plural. Only rare instances can it be used singularly, and NEVER when referring to a specific MEDIUM in the singular, i.e., The news is distinctly separate (separate, spelled with two A's is one of the three most commonly misspelled words in the English language...as is "misspelled," which is often written as "mispelled," which is also correct, but it's a second usage, and MS Word will not thank you for it) from other mediums in the media fields, such as advertising and marketing, but all these media require exceptional writing skills in order to excel in them professionally.
Spankynuts ranked Lydia Hearst's feet as ★★★★(nice feet)