Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oh, Nerdy Hipster DC, I Heart You

Geeks, hipsters, nerds, and other self-proclaimed intellectuals in the nation's capital are certainly having their week and not merely because I'm here.  Where should we start? How about with DC's rep on The Post-Graduate Hipster's Guide to Inhabitable U.S. cities. I present to you the country:

and then us:

But are you really that surprised? If you are, just think about five of your friends. This defines at least one of them. (And if not, it's YOU.)

If you don't like it, change the city. And some computer geeks are- the city's maps, at least. If you thought Metro's rail map was tired, you were given a chance to give it a makeover. And if you were too darn lazy, then you now get the option of at least scrolling your mouse up or down a zillionth of an inch and clicking to vote on your favorite...you know, if it's not too much trouble.  May the best nerd win.

And in case the city wasn't geeked out enough, how about nerdifying the Smithsonian? Already chock-full of knowledge and nerdy by default, you say? Oh, you think so small.  Because now the Smithsonian's website has gone meme-wild. Awwwwwwwww yeeeeeeeeeeeah! Ahem, more appropriately: