Mr. Comic Book Fan of the Year (2018) claims that he and Mr. Nerd Stereotype were amongst friends on New Year’s Eve drafting an emotional ode to the life and legacy of Stan Lee. “After hours and hours of writing and toasting to Stan Lee, we all passed out. When we woke up midday on the 1st, he was gone.”
Ahead of the 2019 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, it was reported that Mr. Nerd Stereotype was in Vegas on New Year’s Eve with a small group of amateur poker players, with hopes of practicing their card counting skills. In what would be his ultimate game of chance, Mr. Nerd Stereotype was reported missing after a shuffle with security officers who intervened due to a blundering and desperate groping incident with a waitress.
High school friends of Mr. Nerd Stereotype reported that every New Year’s Eve, they gather to play Dungeons and Dragons all night long, and this year Nerd G, as they call him, was the Dungeon Master. “About midday on New Year’s Day, the heroes (that’s the rest of us) stumbled upon a sleeping goblin laying across a pile of gold coins, and we decided that we would work together to steal the coins and ultimately distribute them to immigrants stranded in detention centers. We took a quick break to get some food and relieve ourselves, and Nerd G was no where to be seen afterwards.”
Another explanation is that the stale Nerd Stereotype no longer serves us, and must be relegated to the history books, photo albums, and media archives of yore.
While the details regarding Mr. Nerd Stereotype’s disappearance remain unclear, the fact remains that he shouldn’t be missed if he stays dead. You can choose which version you want to believe or share your own story in the comments.
Regardless, may Mr. Nerd Geek Stereotype rest in peace, never to marginalize others from the enjoyment of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), or from considering a rewarding career in these fields. We can love and do STEM and be cool, too.