Jared Witt | November 22, 2019
“The geeks have inherited the Earth.”
So says Justin McElroy, one of the co-hosts of the wildly popular (and wildly nerdy) podcast, “My Brother, My Brother, and Me,” where three brothers from Huntington, West Virginia provide insincere but good natured “advice” to equally insincere question askers and somewhat more sincere inquirers on the “Yahoo Answers” platform.
He is pointing to a cultural shift that is tough to prove, and yet everyone who has passed from high school into adulthood over the last couple decades is vaguely aware of it: Nerdy = cool now. If you’ve ever watched oldest brother Justin’s YouTube series “Things I Bought at Sheetz [gas station]” or their spinoff series “The Adventure Zone,” where the three brothers live record a never ending game of “Dungeons and Dragons,” you may scratch your head, that they’re able to sell out an auditorium of five thousand or more in any major city around the country. The McElroy brothers are living proof of Justin’s decree.
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