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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Look Out!! Here Come The...!!!

In all of us, there is something that most people try to hide, but everyone has it... an inner geek and/or nerd.  Luckily, May 25th is Nerd/Geek Pride Day!!!

The following is from Wikipedia:

Apparently, it originated in Spain. You go Spanish nerds. In addition, it falls on
the anniversary of the original Star Wars film.

In 2008, Geek Pride Day came to America and in 2009, Canada. So let's rock our
nerdiness. Let's get a large number of people to party it up with us.

Look at your geek responsibilities, people. This is going to be awesome.

A manifesto was created to celebrate the first Geek Pride Day which included the following list of basic rights and responsibilities of geeks.


The right to be even geekier.
The right to not leave your house.
The right to not have a significant other and to be a virgin.
The right to not like football or any other sport.
The right to associate with other nerds.
The right to have few friends (or none at all).
The right to have all the geeky friends that you want.
The right to not be "in-style."
The right to be overweight and have poor eyesight.
The right to show off your geekiness.
The right to take over the world.


Be a geek, no matter what.
Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
Save any and all geeky things you have.
Do everything you can to show off your geeky stuff as though it were a "museum of geekiness."
Don't be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
Don't waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
Befriend any person or persons bearing any physical similarities to comic book or sci-fi figures.
Try to take over the world!

Engineers are often portrayed as nerds or geeks especially with the computer and electronic age...who do you think invented your iPod? I tell my husband who is an engineer that "engineers make the world go 'round."  I'm going to embrace my geek today.  However, I would have to say that my mother's husband is a certifiable nerd.  He wears a pocket protecter and bring physics books on vacation for pleasure reading. Hmmm...but, I bring academic psychology books....it is all inside of us to some degree. 

I wondered what is the difference between Geeks and Nerds...the Internet had some interesting ideas:

So ow it is time for you to take a couple of quizzes to find out your geekiness and nerdiness. (For people who know me, honestly I didn't cheat!!)

You Are 24% Nerdy

You're a little nerdy, but no one would ever call you a nerd.

You sometimes get into nerdy things, but only after they've become a part of mainstream culture.

You Are an Academic Geek

Academic Geekiness: High

Music Geekiness: Low

SciFi Geekiness: Low

Fashion Geekiness: None

Gamer Geekiness: None

Geekiness in Love: None

Internet Geekiness: None

Movie Geekiness: None

Nerdy Geekiness: None

So what do you think? How did you score? Are you a geek or a nerd...Shhh, we won't tell anyone.


Just Be Real said...

You know many times I have thought I was a bit nerdy, only because I felt I never fit in.

Anonymous said...

Haha! I'm 28% nerdy and an academic geek. But I think I could have told you that without the quizzes. I'm a nerd and proud!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. :)

Mike Golch said...

C.C. I added a second link,bringing people here as well.

Queers United said...

The right not to be 'in style' haha love it.

Unknown said...

Fun post! Yep, I have my nerdy days!

J said...

Haha, this is the best! too bad i didn't see it on tuesday! lol

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