John Oliver offers his take on the star-studded White House Correspondents Dinner, affectionately known as, "Nerd Prom."
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Watch this hypocrite go after Trump now that he's not attending his own White House correspondents dinner. "But...but..muh first amendment rights!"
This event was stupid and I'm glad its being cancelled.
nerds would not call an actual fun get together "prom", us nerds do not enjoy loud music, dance floors, or having to pay for snakes if you already paid to get it. a " party" I enjoy is hanging out with my friends in the basement, playing video or board games, watching YouTube, and getting pizza, sometimes we even share movies with each other. I find this fun as hell, where I find proms boring as hell.
You don't qualify as a nerd if:
- you're intellectually incurious enough to get a political science degree (WAAAH! MATH IS HARD AND I LIKE DRINKING! WAAAAH!)
- you didn't learn enough in college to get a high-paying or fulfilling job, so you had to go back to school for another three years to get a law degree.
Call me when you know how Laplace transforms are related to Fourier transforms.
Hell, call me when you *want* to know.
+Electric Cheeseball It's one of those things that people get confused all the time. It still means that video game nerds exist, it just means that they know a lot about video games. Essentially, the first guy was still wrong about what constitutes a nerd, he just got part of it right.
+James Rothwell I'm not sure whether you know it or not but you are being a troll. Of the two thing you accused me of being I am only one and incredibly far from the other (not saying which). Either way, your insult was poorly planned and poorly executed. In the future, more insightful and creative complaints to others' posts would be appreciated.
Wouldn't 'nerd' imply that the person in question knows A LOT about a certain subject, probably more than is healthy for them? ... Why do they then show images of Chris Christie? The only 'unhealthy' amount of knowledge he posses would by that of his daily calorie intake, if he'd know it.
+Dolphinjamez A culture is a way of life of a group of
people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept,
generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by
communication and imitation from one generation to the next. I don't think being a nerd qualifys as a culture, just a way of life some people identify with, like hipsters. The key is do nerds pass along their nerd "culture" as you call it to the next generation? Children learn from their parents yes, but what is nerdy changes with each generation. I remember when knowing how to use a computer made you a nerd, now if you don't know how to use a computer/smart phone etc. your just a senile old man not keeping up with the times. Chances are nerds as we know the term won't exist in the same way 20 years from now, just look how much it's changed since twenty years ago today.
All nerds are shitty, if you need to hide behind a label to feel like you belong somewhere than you need to do something with yourself. Fuck people claiming to be real nerds, not the people joking around because they know nerds are pathetic.
"As a comedian you should not be in rooms where the people you’re making fun of also are because you’ll realize, at the end of the day, they’re just people. You can’t risk having that kind of compassion infect your mission to attack. My solution to that is not to curve my jokes — it’s to not put myself in the same room as the consequences of those jokes. …
A comedian is supposed to be an outsider. He’s supposed to be outside looking in. I don’t want to be at parties in D.C. with politicians. Comedians shouldn’t be there. If you feel comfortable in a room like that, there’s a big problem. That’s what is so concerning when you see journalists so comfortable around politicians — that’s a red flag. There should be a kind of awkward tension whenever a journalist walks into a room that politicians are in, because you should’ve done things that annoyed them in the past. It’s the same as a comedian. You’re no one’s friend.”
- John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight and former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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