Getting Ready For Geek Pride Day?

Getting Ready For Geek Pride Day?

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Taryn Williford
May 20, 2009

Are you putting together a shopping list of outdoor grill-out staples like hot dogs and potato chips for your big Memorial Day fiesta this weekend? Well change up your plans. There's a much more important thing to celebrate: Geek Pride Day.

Celebrated annually on May 25 to honor the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977, Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day celebrated the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek. Ha, like we need one day to do that. Just like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Earth Day, if you're doing something different because of the holiday, then you're doing it wrong.

Geek Pride Day was first celebrated in Spain in 2006 (the Spanish equivalent word for geeks is "frikis") and it has its own Geek Pride Day responsibilities, according to Wikipedia:

Responsibilities:

  1. Be a nerd, no matter what.

  2. Try and be nerdier than anyone else.

  3. If there is a discussion about something nerdy, you must give your opinion.

  4. Save any and all nerdy things you have.

  5. Do everything you can to show off your nerdy stuff as though it were a "museum of nerdiness."

  6. Don't be a generalized nerd. You must specialize in something.

  7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every nerdy book before anyone else.

  8. Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related t-shirt, all the better.

  9. Don't waste your time on anything not related to nerddom.

  10. Try to take over the world!


So what do you think, Unplggd? Are you going to lock yourself in your house, scouring EBay for collectibles while you try to take over the world this Geek Pride Day?

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