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It's Geek Pride Day!

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| May 24, 2010
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Geeks. Nerds. Dweeb. Dork. Spods. Call them anything you want, but today they just don't care. In fact, they'll thank you for it! For today is nothing like any other day. It's Geek Pride Day, people!

What is Geek Pride Day?
The 25th of May has been labeled as Geek Pride Day or Geek Pride Festival for the significant reason of celebrating the premiere of the first Star Wars movie on the same day back in 1977. It is a cultural holiday, claiming the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek on this day alone.

Nerds and geeks, ones who are usually associated with comic books, gadgets, science, social awkwardness, and eyeglasses, are required to take pride for being what they are while the rest of the world celebrates with them.

Geeks in the Philippines
Defining what a geek does is as extensive as talking about the universe – there’s too much stuff going on. But Pinoys who have sheer love for all things geeky are most commonly found in cosplay events, primarily wearing costumes while practicing role-play of their favorite anime or video game characters.

Though not as obvious, fans of online games like Ragnarok or DOTA are considered as geeks as well. Those who play and collect Magic and Yugi-Oh! cards can be placed in this category too. So if you’re up to celebrating Geek Pride Day, you can join in on the fun.

The basic rights of a geek. The Geek Pride Day has its share of advantages, prompting geeks to have the right to be as unconventional as they aspire to be. Below is a manifesto of our geek rights on this special day. It is officially written, so who are we to complain? Fellas, geek it away!

1. The right to be even geekier.

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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.

The basic responsibilities of a geek. With geek power comes geek responsibilities, of course. Do you know the phrase "just because you can doesn't mean you should?" On this day, we should. We really should. Don't miss out on this one-time geek pass!

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. Save any and all geeky things you have.

5. Do everything you can to show off your geeky stuff as though it were 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. Don't waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.

10. The right to show off your geekiness.

11. The right to take over the world.

Next: 20 signs that you are a geek!

WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO

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