Twitter Tuesday: Zachary Levion September 28, 2010 at 7:05 am
I don’t know about you guys, but in the past I’ve been ‘turned off’ of shows and movies because Hollywood has no clue what a nerd is, or what we’re about, or how to write for a nerd, or worse: they cast some major not nerd actor to play a nerd. It’s not that it’s offensive, it’s just stupid. It would be like sending an Avon Lady to represent Time Warner at a business meeting. Everyone can tell she’s out of place.
That’s part of the reason I like the show Chuck so much. It’s got a real nerd playing a real nerd. And trust me, Zach Levi is a real nerd. Just look at his Twitter page; for status he’s got “Inside a Tauntaun.” Dude is a nerd.
But that’s what ROCKS! He’s a real, genuine nerd! Playing a nerd! And not just playing a nerd on a show, but taking the nerd to Hollywood and OWNING it! Following his twitter feed will give you pictures of him doing zany stuff with other celebrities like sharing a milkshake with Seth Green, twitcasting off his iPhone, talking about gaming parties, and a few months ago he had this huge Nerd Party with like TON of celebrities and pictures to go with it. But it’s not all nerdstock. He also shares info and pics from backstage filming of Chuck or his trip to Europe. Really, Zach is one of the most fun Tweeps I follow.
So what about this whole “owning it” thing? That’s probably my favorite thing – Zachary just launched a new website called “The Nerd Machine” the other day where he’s selling exclusive nerd apparel. And it’s a hit. How do I know it’s a hit? Cause Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat is already wearing a nerd shirt. …okay, that’s not really proof that it’s a hit but it’s a great start! If nothing else, I’m getting one so he’s guaranteed 2 sales now right?
So, there you have it. If you’re a nerd, join the rest of us and add Zachary Levi to your follow list. And if you’re not a nerd, follow him anyway and maybe one day you too can be a nerd!