Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Speaking of nerdy men...

...I believe we're in need of some Nerd Man of the Month nominations. Please let me know your preference for the gentleman upon whom this month's honor should be bestowed. For handy reference, here's a list of past winners:

Jim Parsons
Neil Gaiman
Bruce Campbell
Adam Baldwin
Neil Patrick Harris
Patrick Stewart
Robert Downey Jr.
David Tennant
John Krasinski
Conan O'Brien
Alton Brown
Michael Cera
Nathan Fillion
Flight of the Conchords
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
James Gunn
Wil Wheaton
Jonathan Coulton
John Hodgman
Joss Whedon

Nominate away! Actually, I'll throw in the first suggestion: the men of Top Gear -- James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson.

27 comments:

j.lee said...

I would have to nominate Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman on Heroes) for being so dang geekily (I just made that up - you're welcome) advanced. He's a Twitter celeb, plays the drums in a band with other celebrities for charity (Band From TV) and from all accounts, is an all-around awesomely nerdy man.

Michele said...

Anthony Stewart Head!!

Anonymous said...

Science-y stand-up comedian Brian Malow

http://www.sciencecomedian.com/

-ic0re said...

How about Steve Martin!? His banjo-off and speak-off with Colbert last week made me weep with laughter.

He has a grammy nomination for reading his book, and has a bluegrass CD out?! Don't get much more nerdier then that.

Fugitives said...

I second Greg Grunberg! God I love that man!

Camera Obscura said...

Stephen Fry: Comic genius, techno-geek extraordinaire, environmentalist, author, and Lord Mayor of Twittertown.

Black Eyed Gurl said...

I'll go with Grunberg!

I would like to preemptively nominate Ron Moore and David Eick for March. Its the end of BSG and they are very nerdy, attractive and generally full of win. Srsly. Watch the video blogs or listen to the podcasts, totally nerdy and awesome.

Gretchen said...

I'd second Ron Moore and toss Rainn Wilson's hat into the ring.

Gabrielle said...

Stephen Fry all the way for me!

My second vote would be for Greg Grunberg.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, the top gear guys! My husband(major car nerd) is in love with those guys.

Lisa said...

How about one (or all!) of the Mythbusters guys?

Crunchyconmommy said...

I vote for Stephen Fry or Greg Grunberg. Ooh, how about Jeremy Davies?? Daniel Faraday has been an awesome nerdy man this season on Lost!

MalininGrl said...

I'll second The Men of Top Gear!

Amanda said...

How about a true geek, not an actor a la Pete Cashmore... drool.

srah said...

Darnit. I always pipe up with the lone vote for Richard Ayoade, but I think I'm going to have to go along with the Stephen Fry crowd this time.

Everyone must YouTube his quiz series QI!

Letishue said...

I'll second Jeremy Davies, aside from being absolutely adorable he studied physics to prepare for his role on Lost. In fact he's shown geek levels of devotion for all of his acting project...if I remember correctly he wrote a letter to Lars Von Trier in hopes of just being able to study under him (he landed a part in Dogville for his efforts.) He's fanboy and a cutie!

My alarming Davies devotion aside, Grunberg would be an awesome pick to.

Anonymous said...

Robert Llewellyn

agent57 said...

Girl, I was using the word geekily about seven years ago.

I probably have dated documents somewhere to prove it.

Michele: I think ASH already won it a few months ago?

I am too tired to think of suggestions. Top Gear sounds good. How about The Stig?

Stepha said...

How about Ron D. Moore for giving us Battlestar Galactica? Sci fi that we can be proud of. That we can use to introduce non-sci fi nerds into our world.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Davies!

Anonymous said...

I would have to go with either Steve Martin or Stephen Fry, I can't decide which. Steve Martin was on The Muppet Show with his banjo (either 1st or 2nd season) and Stephen Fry kicks ass at the original Whose Line Is It Anyway?

I don't know. Guess I'll go back to lurking now.

aramblingfancy said...

I'm voting for Stephen Fry. His twitter updates make me smile---especially when he gets frustrated with people asking him the same question over & over again instead of googling it for themselves. And as typed this he "twittered" (is that a word?!) his current location on google maps. Awesome.

beentsy said...

Stephen Fry all the way. :)

DropEdge said...

How about Randall Munroe, the programmer responsible for the webcomic xkcd? There are days when I think I love him more than Joss.

(Just SOME days, though.)

Marie said...

Barack Obama!

Ten said...

I vote for Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, author of Pluto Files and Death by Blackhole. He makes astrophysics sound way too much fun.

sezwee said...

I'm all for Stephen Fry!