Newswire: Not-at-all condescending “gym for nerds” opens in Los Angeles

There’s a very thin line between catering to “nerds” and pandering to “nerds.” One is like an invitation to a secret club where everybody likes comic books and Star Wars, and the other is like trying to worm your way into a secret club by wearing a Star Wars T-shirt you bought at Kohl’s. Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One famously rode this line, with some readers loving the countless references to video games and sci-fi, and other readers being turned off by the countless references because it seemed like they were trying too hard. This is the problem that all nerd-centric things face these days, because nerd culture has become so prevalent in our daily lives that just talking about Star Wars is no longer special.

So, with that in mind, we bring you a report from IGN that says a gym has opened in …

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