What's wrong with Mario Kart?
a) i wish we'd stop conflating "nerd" and "geek", although, i admit that the two groups do overlap quite a bit on a Venn diagram
b) i have serious doubts about whether or not Charles C. W. Cooke knows what a differential equation really is
c) those people listed, whether or not they meet Cooke's "nerd criteria" most likely are smarter than he is ("babbling statistics"?? he prolly has about as much respect for such frivolous things as "facts".) and therefore justified in their belief as such.
d) cereally? his argument is "they're posers"? could you be a bigger whiner?