Jayne Dawson: Thanks to Brian we can wear geekiness with pride
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
It’s too late for me, but I’m thrilled anyway. The world has turned and now it’s okay to be ...a geek. Once, there was nothing worse. A geek was a person who was boring and unfashionable, it says so in the dictionary. Geeks lived in their bedrooms and their geekiness excluded them from all kinds of normal interaction, like sharing a bottle of cheap sherry with fellow teenagers in the park, or walking up and down the high street exchanging insults with boys who were also walking up and down the high street. Geeks did not have even the faintest grasp of popular culture, not the tiniest notion of how sexy David Bowie truly was and, horror of horrors, sometimes they talked to their parents. I wasn’t one. Actually, I say that but, at one stage, there were fears that I might be. Luckily, my grandma soon snapped me out of it by referring to me frequently as “that bookworm” in tones that were not complimentary. I came to realise that, what with my tallness, paleness and quietness – al...
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