Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on November 8th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
In 2000, How the Grinch Stole Christmas released in theaters. This film based on the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss tells the story of how the Grinch, a green creature who hates Christmas (played by Jim Carrey), tries to ruin the holiday for the cheerful Whos of Whoville, but learns the true meaning of Christmas from a little girl named Cindy Lou Who.
Nerdy Fact: The prosthetic make-up Jim Carrey wore took about two hours to apply and one hour to remove. Carrey felt so confined and uncomfortable in the latex skin that he sought counselling from a CIA agent who taught him torture-resistance techniques.
In 2019, Klaus released on Netflix. The movie tells the story of how a selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker become the unlikely founders of a new tradition of generosity and joy in a gloomy town.
Nerdy Fact: The film has a hidden reference to The Simpsons, as one of the children’s drawings in Klaus’s cabin resembles Bart Simpson.