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If you’re reading this, you’re celebrating Geek Pride Day by default

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That’s what today is, as if you didn’t know. It’s held on May 25 to celebrate the premiere of Star Wars in 1977, as is only right and proper.

Here are the rights and responsibilities of geekdom (hat tip to Jennifer Townsend):


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 short-sighted.
9. The right to show off your geekiness.
10. The right to take over the world.


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!

These are my people.


If, within the last week, you watched Fringe and Lost, saw Iron Man 2, played Red Dead Redemption (AKA Red Red Erection), and/or devoured the latest Lee Child novel, you don’t have to be ashamed. You should be, but you don’t have to be. At least for one day of the year.

Jim Treacher