It’s nice to see that we live in a kind of Golden Age of Nerds, where our top-grossing movies are about comic book superheroes and freely admitting that you play video games doesn’t automatically earn you a wedgie. Nothing is more uplifting than being accepted for who you are and to be given to the chance to lift your chin up to proudly smile and proclaim, “Ich bin ein Nerd!”. Once in a while, though, some of those formerly-oppressed nerds got too excited about their new-found mainstream status and let their nerd flags fly just a little bit too high.
And then things got weird.
Now don’t get me wrong: I’m more than happy to see a mainstream artist unabashedly pay tribute to gaming icons like Pokemon and Gradius. It builds up street creds for the rest of us everyday nerds after all. But after seeing that video clip, I’ve got half a mind that perhaps Snoop Dogg, I’m sorry, I mean Snoop Lion, is not exactly the best mainstream nerd representative that we can come up with, especially with his tendency to get constantly high which I am BETTING you a month’s worth of salary that that was the case when he came up with the idea for this video. Catchy tune, though.
In other news, “Snoop Lion”? Really?!