WATCH: Must-have nerdy back to school items

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Sep 6, 2017, 2:00 PM EDT

When the weather sorta kinda thinks about cooling down and all your summer TV series have ended (even Twin Peaks), it can only mean one thing: You're going back to school.

Or, equally possible, you keep seeing those morning talk shows tell you what you should buy your kids when they go back to high school. Or when they're off to college. Or what to give them before they head off to be educated by big brother in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Ah, memories.

Anyway, why listen to Kathie Lee and Hoda when you can watch a video of me and Ciera Carhart here at SYFY WIRE telling you what to buy instead? At least one of us has fuzzy memories of being in school and we're both, uh ... dweebs.

And moreover, the folks at both ThinkGeek and Forbidden Planet in New York City obliged us by donating some things you could actually use.

And also things you could convince yourself and others are useful but you only got because they're cool. Almost as cool as Ciera and me.

Here are the things!