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As Huey Lewis once sang, "It's hip to be square."
The problem was, of course, that it was Huey Lewis, which is somehow not all that reassuring. And yet there is a growing sense these days that the nerds are inching toward culture dominance. I mean, one of the good things about being a nerd is that you eventually become the kind of person who can make sweeping and persuasive-sounding statements about culture. On the other hand, wouldn't most nerds willingly go back in time and change places with the handsome and popular power forward on their high school basketball team?
Actually, no! As Phillip Seymour Hoffman says, playing as Lester Bangs in "Almost Famous - "The cool, good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter."
What self respecting nerd would give up that for a smidgen of popularity?