UK Tabloid Highlights Questionable ‘Nerd Calendar’

The UK tabloid The Sun is running a feature length story about a saucy calendar featuring gaming and scantily clad women that is apparently all the rage in Germany – right alongside David Hasselhoff… The article is titled "Nerd is the word," and highlights the fact that the "calendar featuring classic gaming consoles and sexy girls" is a "big hit.." We think it's a big miss personally because it objectifies women in the name of geek culture. Likely the creator of this calendar has no idea what rattles around in the mind of intelligent men and women – including what fantasies they have about the fairer (or same) sex.

The Sun article goes on to say that it is huge in Germany already and is now making a splash in other parts of Europe. They follow this with some quotes from the Nerd Dreams Calendar 2013 creator Henning Schneider.

"Some of us are too young to remember, but there was an exciting time when computers were not yet part of everyday life," said Schneider. "To operate these machines, you needed knowhow. They had 5 1/4 inch floppy disks and command prompts, beeping modems and slow connections."

"As a result, a class of computer nerds formed," he continued. "Call them geeks or even dorks, they paved the way to the all the digital pleasures that make our lives so much richer today. "

"To remember both the early computers and the nerds operating them, I wanted to produce the Nerd Dreams Calendar 2013."

Of course, he could have simply made a calendar featuring the classic computer and gaming hardware if he really wanted to emphasize the importance of these devices as they relate to the technology we currently enjoy today, but really this calendar is about showing off pretty women to make a quick buck, in my opinion.

If you are worried that you can't get the calendar you'll be happy to know that it ships worldwide through DHL and you can use your Paypal account to pay for it. Yeah. Check out the video to your left to get a behind the scenes look at one of the models in the calendar. This is almost as bad as those "Date A Gamer" sites.

Source: MCV

 

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