25 May is Geek Pride Day!
How funny, that we all did that nerd test, and it turns out TODAY is Geek pride day! So what is Geek Pride day?
Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated on 25 May. The date was chosen as to commemorate the release of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope on 25 May 1977 (see Star Wars Day), but shares the same date as two other similar fan "holidays": Towel Day, for fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy by Douglas Adams, and the Glorious 25 May for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
So for all my friends who did the nerd test, how fortuitous that it falls on Geek pride day? Yes, I know that geek and nerd are not necessarily the same things, but in modern culture they are used interchangeably and I am proud to say that I am both. Squidoo had a nice definition in their post about Geek Pride Day which I am going to share:
I found out that it was Geek Pride Day because I was talking at work about my nerd test score, and everyone was hardly surprised at the result, and one of my minions said that he heard it on the radio as he was driving to work that it was Geek day today. So I had to google it and wouldn't you know it, it WAS!
So all you geeks out there, celebrate your geekiness! What did I do today to celebrate my geekiness? I am wearing my Dalaran university T-shirt underneath my Superman hoodie. And tonight I think that means I will be having a Marvel Movie Marathon of XMen, Thor, Captain America and Ironman!