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Ten Geeks and Nerds I'd Put on My 'To Do List'

By Sarah Carlson | Lists | July 26, 2013 |

By Sarah Carlson | Lists | July 26, 2013 |

Yeah yeah yeah, the Pajiba 10 is all well and good. (Fine, it’s fabulous.) I love the celebrities on that running list, but I must admit, my tastes also tend toward the nerdier. What’s sexier than a great mind? Throw in a nice smile and geeky interests and self-deprication, and I’m hooked. So here are 10 of my favorite people from various pop culture and news circles I definitely have on my bunkable list.

Stephen Colbert


Just try and beat him in a Tolkein-off.

Ira Glass


Although I may spend most of the time contemplating my existence.

Chris Hardwick


Don’t base your judgment of him off “The Talking Dead.” He’s fun on The Nerdist.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Just check out this astrophysicist’s snazzy vest.


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Chris Hayes


He’s almost annoyingly smart, but the best part is that he knows how to present a smart news show.

Felicia Day


Gotta love redheads.

Jon Meacham


So my tastes can skew to the older history professor type. I make no apologies.

Chris Kluwe


So, this is kinda cheating, I know. But this Oakland Raiders punter is an avid gamer and has an adorably nerdy laugh.

Patton Oswalt


What isn’t attractive about this man’s ability to improvise a lengthy, elaborate Star Wars movie pitch?

Rachel Maddow


Always and forever. Here’s a great clip of her in full geeky action.

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Sarah Carlson is a TV Critic for Pajiba. She lives in San Antonio. You can find her on Twitter.