Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Geek and Nerd Pride Day

I missed it! Geek (or Nerd) Pride Day was May 25th this year, which coincides with the release of the first Star Wars movie. Bet you didn't know that, did you. Just in case you never heard of the festivities, here is a little info from my favorite online source, Wikipedia, that I found to help us all either pat ourselves on the backs (if we're geeks or nerds) or congratulate our friends who might be. I think I might be a partial nerd, so I'm giving myself a one-handed pat on the back. Here's to all my wonderful nerdy friends: Long Live Nerdiness and Geekiness!

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


  1. The right to be even nerdier.
  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 nerdy 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 nerdiness.
  11. The right to take over the world.


  1. Be a nerd, no matter what.
  2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
  3. If there is a discussion about something nerdy, you must give your opinion.
  4. Save any and all nerdy things you have.
  5. Do everything you can to show off your nerdy stuff as though it were a "museum of nerdiness."
  6. Don't be a generalized nerd. You must specialize in something.
  7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every nerdy 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. Don't waste your time on anything not related to nerddom.
  10. Befriend any person or persons bearing any physical similarities to comic book or sci-fi figures.
  11. Try to take over the world!
And, there's always hope.
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1 comment:

Old Newsie said...

Ministers Can't Be Nerds. Can They?