Nerds discover exercise, eye it suspiciously

In the latest installment of why geeks make good lovers, former Gawker contributor Doree Shafrir opines on how taut and svelte is replacing pasty and sallow amongst the literary dorks of New York. But part of keeping up appearances is working out on the down low — it's important not to look like you want to look good. For those of you with a little less invested in an maintaining an ironic veneer, Tim Ferriss has some bodyhacks for weight loss and muscle gain.

Why aren't more local techies sporting abs of steel and ripped pectoral muscles like the thoroughly fictitious version of Valleywag's Owen Thomas above? Because Californians don't walk, they drive, especially outside of San Francisco proper. And that means taking care of your wetware requires extra effort.