It’s Geek Pride Day, a beautiful celebration that came to the states in 2008 by way of España. If you are unawares, read the geek Bill of Rights below:
1. The right to be even geekier
2. The right to not leave your house
3. The right to not have a significant other and to be a virgin
4. The right to not like football or any other sport
5. The right to associate with other nerds
6. The right to have few friends (or none at all)
7. The right to have all the geeky friends that you want
8. The right to not be “in-style”
9. The right to be overweight and have poor eyesight
10. The right to show off your geekiness
11. The right to take over the world
I pled the 5th last weekend, when I hosted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Party (attended exclusively by ladies over 25–complete with ninja masks), and the 10th when I toured the town in my official Dharma Initiative motor pool jumpsuit the next day (as photo’d above). It was a proud testament to my own geekiness.
I also feel strongly about the subject (as geeks have the tendency to do). I’m sure a few of you are reading this thinking about all the “losers” you know or have seen wandering about the real world or the internets, debating tv shows, movies, video games, or graphic novels (or all of the above). The thing is, you are a loser. It might not be for something as awesome as pop culture, but you love something so much that you know all about it, defend it, discuss it, read about it, buy it, love it…and you don’t care who knows it. That’s all a geek is, baby!
So let’s all celebrate being comfortable with our fun, geeky ways–and hey, at least we’re not nerds…
Also, in the Ladies Seeking Geeks category: A Guide to Fanboys.