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Usually characterized by overall wealth, fashionable style, confidence, the "popular kids" vary from school to school. Depending on what school you go to, they can be intelligent, intelligent but dumb themselves down, or just downright idiots. They come in all shapes and sizes, from petite brunettes to towering blondes. Most of them throw/attend the best parties in town, date the hottest girls/boys in town, and wear the most envy-worthy clothes in town.


Popular boys are often exceedingly confident, to the point where they are arrogant. They can dress preppy, in Polo and Vineyard Vines, or some take the gangsta approach and try to dress ghetto (even though most of them are white and all of them are rich.) The boys are mostly on sports teams, USUALLY lacrosse, football. Occasionally you may find a runner or a soccer player amongst them. If one of them doesn't play a sport, he has to become a clown to stay in the group. Clowns are those funny-to-the-point-where-they're-desperate kids who try to make fun of everyone and everything. Everyone always laughs along because they're Popular, but the actual funny-ness of their jokes is only so-so. Some of the boys are complete morons, some are A students. But all of them have no respect for teachers and frequently attend detention for it. You also might get a rare "Popular Nerd" in the mix, this kid is a complete dork who is allowed to hang with the popular kids to do their homework and be the butt of their jokes and pranks. The Popular Nerd is often changed on a weekly basis, unless he changes his ways and becomes a permanent asset to the group. These boys, although they brag of glory in battle, rarely actually physically fight, lest they hurt themselves. They are often quite manipulative, sometimes more so then the girls they hang out with.


Much like their male counterparts, the Popular Girls have a certain icy confidence that they flaunt, usually to make others feel unworthy. This confidence usually comes from hyper-competitive, overbearing, rich parents who constantly spoil their brats. These girls hang out together in the same cliques they have since pre-K everyday after school. Some are naturally intelligent, but most dumb themselves down in order to become more appealing to (shallow) boys. Thus, many of them befriend "The Popular Nerd" and manipulate him into doing homework for them. Some may seem nice, and, hey, in your school, they might actually be nice. But often, they are just shallow, insecure girls. They are usually catty and fight amongst themselves over boys and status using advanced psychological warfare. Their hair is always perfect, whether is be blonde, brunette, or red, and is usually straightened. Their skin is mostly clear and smooth, and rarely you see one that's not in excellent physical condition. Much unlike their male counterparts, they suck up to teachers, big time. We're talking cupcakes, brownies, surprise parties. It's creepy, but it sometimes is the difference between a C+ and a B-. They may treat you nicely one day, but don't count on that 'Hello!' in the hallway the next day. Often, they have this notion that they are actually better then everyone else.

Boys and girls usually start drinking in 8th/9th grade and stomach pumps are a norm. Rarely do they get involved with drugs, the alcohol consumption is just a desperate cry for parental attention. It's quite sad. Some girls will start cutting themselves and sleeping around quite a lot. The rest of their group will usually look down on this behavior (even though they've been known to sleep around too) and possibly will shun the offender. Some of the boys will be ousted too, charged with "not being funny enough" or "not getting enough babes." Those ousted will usually go down one of two roads. Either they'll wake up and start trying to improve their academic performance OR they'll sink deeper into partying and alcohol. For the remaining popular group, the future is not always clear. Sure, they say they'll be friends forever, but in a few years, being popular won't matter. It's college time. Some of them will get into great schools and probably take over Daddy's business and produce one or two Popular babies with their Popular spouses. But the others? Maybe get into a decent/average college. Do averagely. And end up working for the nerds in your high school/other high schools. Live an average life. Not a miserable one, just average. Never do anything particularly extraordinary. Have a couple of kids, maybe. But the glory days of high school are gone, and are never coming back.....

GEEK: I hate those popular kids with their sports and parties and....

ME: Calm down. In a few years, all of that will end and they'll be working for us. Just focusing on getting good grades and you'll be fine.

GEEK: Oh, okay. I guess that makes sense.....
by Jessica Strong February 18, 2009
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