Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Geek Pride Day 2010!

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Stand up and be counted!  I found out yesterday from facebook that today is Geek Pride Day 2010!  You can join the event here.

Why celebrate this awesome holiday?  Over at Wired.com, GeekDad wrote a short article on why to be proud of your inner geek today:

1. We are Passionate:

Geeks are a diverse bunch with one common quality, passion. We feel passionate about things the average person just doesn’t get. Even though I like comic books I am not a comic book geek, but show me a circuit or the inside of a machine and my heart beats as fast as any comic book geek’s on a Wednesday.

2. We’re Smart:

Geeks know things. Lots of things. Not just the things that you take tests on but things like the combination to Kirk’s Safe, the name of Chewbacca’s home planet and many other amazing factoids gathered through our geeky explorations. Just don’t hit us with sports trivia. We might not do so well there.

3. We Make Stuff:

Thomas Edison, Steve Wozniak, Linus Torvald and these are just a few of the geeks who make the high tech world we have today possible. Computers, Video Games, and space travel, geeks have left their mark on the world and in outer space with their tireless pursuit to solve problems.

4. We have a Rich Culture:

We have our own fashion, Geek Chic. Our own music, NerdCore. Multiple cons and gatherings for every interest. The myth of the anti-social geek is just that, a myth. We get together and socialize all over the world to celebrate our geekiness.

5. We Have A Long History

Pythagoras, Isaac Newton, and Benjamin Franklin were all geeks. We have been around since the dawn of time. Geeking out over wheels, circles, science, architecture … you name it. We are part of the history of the world and we are making the future possible.

So get out there today and celebrate your passion ! Whether it’s RPG’s, Star Wars or Steampunk be proud of your Geekiness. Oh and don’t forget to bring a towel because as any Douglas Adams Geek knows today is also Towel Day.”

Read More http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/05/5-reasons-to-be-proud-on-geek-pride-day/#ixzz0ox2mxhE3

So whether it’s Star Wars, Comic Books, Video Games, Star Trek, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Pok√©mon, or any other assortment of obsessions you may have, show your inner geek today!

Geek Pride!

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