October 06, 2008


When I was subbing in the high school in Germany, a girl complained to me that she wanted to go to the homecoming dance but was afraid that she would only get an invitation from a nerd. I had to school her on how the high school nerd can go on to be a great catch.

I was reminded of this when I was flipping channels yesterday and saw the movie Can't Buy Me Love, which I liked when I was a young teen. In the movie, the school nerd pays the head cheerleader to go out with him and make him popular. Do you know who that nerd was?




Seriously. The actor who played a nerd in the 80's is now a hot doctor on TV. And who typified the 80's nerd?


Anthony Michael Hall is now hunky Johnny Smith.


Never, ever discount nerds.

Posted by Sarah at October 6, 2008 12:49 PM | TrackBack

I married a former nerd. He was still a nerd when we started dating in school.

Now, at 33, he's super-cool, with a neat job and a slick sense of humor. Oh, and he's filled out now and is totally hawt.

And the best part? I loved him when he was a nerd, so he's totally devoted to me! YAY for nerds!!!

Posted by: airforcewife at October 6, 2008 01:57 PM

Nerd Pride!! :)

Posted by: Kasey at October 6, 2008 04:21 PM

That's hilarious I was watching the same movie yesterday. The goofiest dudes can turn into some gorgeous men!

Posted by: Stephanie at October 6, 2008 05:55 PM