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Some nerd… and Dustin Diamond
Photo: Al Powers

On Tuesday, in celebration of National Nerd Day, Lavo brought Dustin “Screech” Diamond to the Palazzo and brought this question to the nightlife forefront: Can a hot girl be a nerd? I vote no.

I hate going through drop-dead gorgeous girls’ social-networking profiles and seeing, “I’m such a nerd!” Really? Do you watch MythBusters? Did you play Magic: The Gathering in middle school? Do you know how much mana you have to tap to play an Ornithopter (Trick question; the Ornithopter has a casting cost of 0.) No? Then take off those thick-rimmed, taped-up glasses and admit that Honey Horneé (Garth Algar’s girlfriend in Wayne’s World 2, as portrayed by supermodel Kim Basinger) has no real-world counterpart!

Well, hot female nerds might not exist in reality, but they sure existed at Lavo—hot girls sporting “KICK ME” signs, hot girls in pigtails, hot girls dancing like Pee-wee Herman. They were all there. One of them even took home the $1,000 costume prize. And while I wish the money would’ve gone to a guy, I’ll get over it. After all, Lavo’s event was a genuine celebration of nerddom, not a mockery, so I approve and applaud. I’m sure Melvin Nerdly and Maxwell Nerdstrom would, too.


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