The famous nerds of the Big Bang Theory were recently in the news for negotiating a deal with Warner Brothers to raise their salaries by three-fold– now 1 million dollars per episode. It’s not just semi-nerdy actors pretending to be extremely nerdy characters. The real geeks of Silicon Valley are quickly becoming the richest people in the world; Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg,Larry Ellison of Microsoft, Facebook, and Oracle, respectively .
It would seem, as Alexandra Robbins wrote, the geeks are indeed inheriting the earth. The days of the alieanated 80’s movie nerd are over–now comes the time to let your geek flag fly.
Etsy is one of the best places for a geek to find accessories, because for some reason, big box retailers never seem to quite get nerdiness right. Maybe they were just too popular in high school.
1. Game of Thrones Inspired Khaleesi Rings
Blingstopaythebills makes these awesome rings inspired by the mother of dragons herself. If you want her full introduction, these rings were inspired by Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
Hopefully, if you are not a Targaryen, these rings will stay unhatched.
2. Pokeball Cufflinks
I recently was talking about the popularity of Pokemon in the 90’s with a friend of mine. “Kids today still like Pokemon,” he said, contemplating the binder of Pokemon cards we’d found in his garage, “but they have a hundred other things they’re into. For kids in the 90’s, Pokemon was our Beatles.”
With that level of popularity, it’s no surprise there’s a huge surge in nostalgic Pokemon accessories. These Pokeball Cufflinks from 8bitBoom let those 90’s kids venturing out into the adult world hold on to a small piece of their childhood.
3. Bam! Pow! Earrings
From the NightsRequiem storefront on etsy, these earrings are a one-two punch from any comic book fan.
4. Settlers of Catan Cufflinks
Who would’ve thought trading wheat and sheep would keep you up all night? These cufflinks come from the awesome Etsy shop oh my geekness. Fans of Catan will recognize these hexagons as the stuff empires are built from.
5. Harry Potter Series Pendants
These wearable versions of the novels from MiniBlings feature the British covers. Don’t worry, even the later longer novels won’t weigh heavy around your neck. Although, metaphorically, I still carry the end of last book with me wherever I go.
6. Freaks and Geeks
The show Freaks and Geeks may have been short lived, but the cult following has grown steadily since its end. These Sam Weir earrings from Sleepy Mountain sum up pretty much how the fans feel towards great shows getting cancelled.
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