LonelyGirl15 is the name of the video blogger who turned out to be an actress acting out an elaborate storyline. At first, most people believed that she was a home schooled teenager with an uncanny knack for video editing. She dropped hints that her parents were ultra-religious but she was not, and she even quoted Richard Feynman. Her best nerdy guy friend had a crush on her, and she wasn’t sure what to do. She was pretty and nerdy and the fantasy of LonelyBoys everywhere.
Now that the jig is up, of course a number of fans are upset. Take the guy quoted in the above linked New York Times article:
Very cute, but she’s really not into Feynmann and Jared Diamond! (I’m heart-broken …But a wonderful actress, had me fooled into thinking she was a geek like me.)
It turns out she’s actually into partying. Who’d have imagined? I guess there’s just no such thing as a smart, sexy woman interested in science.
Hey, wait a second . . . we’re lousy with them here! For those poor nerdy guys who are now left without a real-life fantasy, here’s a rundown of where you can find a new one:
- On Skepchick
- Over at Cocktail Party Physics
- There’s Eugenie Scott
- Our own Bug_Girl
- Our own Teek
- Hell, any other Skepchick calendar girl
- Sraiche, who also blogged here
- The scrumptious Wendy Chao
- Kari Byron from Mythbusters
- Any of the fine skepchicks in the upcoming 2007 calendar
And you people want more?? I promise you that none of these women will turn out to be the product of a burgeoning screenwriter. So go on, start worshipping.