There’s a school of thought that states that everyone is a nerd of some description, and that’s why the “nerd culture” has become so fantastically popular in the last few years. Shows like The Big Bang Theory continually pull in huge ratings, and nerd icon Wesley Crusher Wil Wheaton has almost two million followers on that Twittifier thing. Everyone has a secret — or not-so-secret, in our case — nerd side that allows them to identify with that subset of society.
Think about it: everyone has a nerdly aspect that they can lay claim to. Some people know hockey statistics with levels of proficiency that would border on obsessive. Others can rattle off torque specs for post-1964 AMC V8′s. Some can identify a brand and style of shoe at 100 yards. Still others could identify the caliber and brand of a disassembled pistol while blindfolded. And then, of course, there’s Techie.
So what particular brand of nerd are you? We expect a lot of automotive answers, thanks to our cross-pollenation with Hooniverse, so let’s say other than that. What obscure skill or obsession gives you your nerdly street-cred?