Thursday, August 18, 2011

"It's Been A Tough Couple of Years For Condescending Nerds"

As John Hodgman explains, its been a tough couple of years for condescending nerds. He has a point -- all of those bookworm hipster douchebag types who used to work at records stores, then went to work at video stores once the record stores went out of business, then went to work at Borders once the video stores closed and became crystal meth dens now have to find somewhere else to work. Although, its worth noting that Nathan Rabin, Keith Phipps, Josh Modell, Noel Murray, and a number of the other AV Club critics worked in video stores, record stores, and movie theaters before becoming some of the most insightful and influential critics in the country, so maybe there's some hope for those guys after all.

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