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Benjamin Nugent

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Renders the way people stammer at each other

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“I will take a serious approach to a subject usually treated lightly, which is a nerdy thing to do.”
Benjamin Nugent, American Nerd: The Story of My People

“Before i launch into a discussion of what a nerd is and where the idea of nerds comes from, I'd like to diclose that when i was eleven, I had a rich fantasy life in which I carried a glowing staff.”
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“When Americans vote for a particular candidate, they vote for the candidate who reminds them of the kind of person they would have eaten lunch with.”
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