Remember how ‘uncool’ it was to be a dork in high school or college? Actually, it was pretty much uncool anywhere and anytime! Well, it seems that times have changed.
The awesome Pantless Knights made this rockin’ music video called “The New Dork – An Entrepreneur State of Mind” (from the guys behind Grasshopper.com); a spoof of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s “Empire State of Mind”. It’s a tribute to their favorite rising entrepreneurs, who by yesteryear’s standards, would have been labeled as ‘geeky’, but who today, are pretty darn cool and popular dorks!
Although the video was only released a couple days ago, it’s already gone viral and is being deemed as the anthem for entrepreneurs.
Check it out! I’ve also included the lyrics below (courtesy of pantlessknights.com) so you can sing along to the familiar and catchy tune :).
Who’s your favorite dork gone cool? Post your comments.
Now I’m in the blogosphere, Now I’m in the twitterverse
Fans get so immersed, But I’m a nerd forever
I’m the new Zuckerberg, And since my website
I been cookin’ dough like a chef servin’ killa-bytes
Used to be the basement, Back at my mom’s place
Buildin’ web traffic so that we could sell an ad space
Make way for the, One man businesses
Bail outs finished with, White collar criminals
New sega genesis, Entrepreneur time
Makin big plans, To dominate the online
Yeah, I’m on YouTube, this is one man
Sharin’ google revenue, With songs on my webcam
Science is the new art, Databases day to day
Geeks spreadin’ sheet smarts, Hustle, make the data pay
I could be in Valleywag plus Geekologie
Tell from my avatar, That I’m most definitely
The New Dork,
Social networks – what dreams are made of, There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re the New Dork
This V.C. money is brand new, The geek is now damn cool
Let’s hear it for new dorks, new dorks, new dorks
Catch me up in Techcrunch, Right on the homepage
Hell, I’m on Gizmodo, In a photo bout a phone craze
And I’m up in Mashable, weekend trip to New York
Bar pitty, 1oak, parties full of New Dorks
Now I’m pitchin business plans, From the backs of napkans
Micro-lend to Africans, Monetize Kazakastan
Catch me up on linked-in, Dog, C.E.O.
You can see where I be, With the I.P.O.
Now I’m up in skinny jeans, Now a hipster’s lurkin’
Used to be a reject, But now I’m steady jerkin’
Now my glasses mainstream, Now the girlies eyein me
Popular kids copy me, The new swag is irony
Comin’ from the small time, Girls couldn’t find me
Now I scale models, Like I climb on top of Heidi
Start big trends, with tweets that I pass on
You should follow me, cuz I’m friends with Ashton