May 25 2010BE PROUD: HAPPY GEEK PRIDE DAY!

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Today, May 25th, is Geek Pride Day. Be geeky, be proud. Ask out that geeky girl you've always wanted AND DON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. Kidding -- no means no, Don Juan.

Geek Pride Day is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek. It has been celebrated on May 25 since 2006, celebrating the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.


It shares the same day as two other science-fiction fan 'holidays' - Towel Day, for fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25th of May, for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Oh snap, there's even a Geek Pride Manifesto!

Rights:


1. The right to be even geekier.
2. The right to not leave your house.
3. The right to not like football or any other sport.
4. The right to associate with other nerds.
5. The right to have few friends (or none at all).
6. The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
7. The right to be out of style.
8. The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
9. The right to show off your geekiness.
10. The right to take over the world.

Responsibilities:

1. Be a geek, no matter what.
2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
3. If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
4. To save and protect all geeky material.
5. Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a "museum of geekiness."
6. Don't be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky 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. Never throw away anything related to geekdom.
10. Try to take over the world!

Damn, I love a good manifesto. Granted I don't agree with everything on there, but that's alright. I imagine not everybody's gonna agree with everything in my manifesto either. But you know what? That's okay I'll f***ing make them.

¡Feliz día del Orgullo Friki! [zacharyjones] (for you Spanish-speaking geeks)
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Thanks to Zachary, Tor Inge and Travis, who all rolled 20's in geek pride.

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and im stuck at work programming multiplexers

...does that count?

well then...

pwnage & awesome... KILL A FIRTSARD TO CELEBRATE or a group of them, nobody will notice anyways

it's also towel day!

the 'rights & responsibilities' are flawed because GEEKS & NERDS ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT GROUPS of people.

Nerds have no sense of fashion & get beat up all the time.... along with a dozen other differences from geeks I don't care to outline right now

GEEKS >NERDS

@4 - Don't forget to bring a towel.

Geeks will never take over the world, simply because they don't breed enough, I would probably put the ratio of male to female geeks close to 100:1, therefore the noobs and jocks will always rule the world, unfortunately.

Rights:

11. The right to remain a virgin.

The responsibilities are an instruction manual for right #11.

Yay! label yourself day!!

@7
we may not be able to take over the world but we will end up with all of the money and the brains.

"You know, when you were a baby in your crib, your father looked down at you, he had but one hope - some day my son will grow to be a man. Well look at you now. You just got your asses whipped by a bunch of goddamn nerds."

NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRDS!!!!!!!!!!

PS - What the fuck are robster craws?

Free OJ

Is that...Jonah Hill on the right?

I'll eat as much π as I can in celebration :D

hey look bacon! ≈≈≈≈ ≈≈≈≈ ≈≈≈

What about the criminally insane? Why can't we have our own day?

im gonna go watch Star trek TNG all night!

guy on the left is gilmore, guy on the right is dunn.

Sounds about right...

Yay

Was gonna mention it's also Towel Day..... though I suppose really it's kind of fitting the two overlap :P

same thing we do every night, Pinky.

Well, my geeky boyfriend and I celebrated by violating Right #11. :)
(The force was definitely with us, heh heh ;D)

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's Jonah Hill (lookalike) dressed as a Mawg. (he's his own best friend!)

hey dude!!!

DIA DEL FRIKI IS ONLY IN SPAIN!

IN MÉXICO WE ARE GEEKS TOO, xD I DUNNO OTHER LATINO COUNTRIES

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