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Let's give it up for the Geeks, it's Geek Pride Day!

Updated on September 15, 2014
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Stand Tall and Proud on Geek Pride Day

Get ready to fly your Geek flag on May 25th, in celebration of Geek Pride Day! A special day dedicated to those Geeks which we all know and love.

So how did all this geekdom get it's own holiday and why?

The date was chosen to honor the opening of Star Wars, which premiered on May 25th in 1977. Geek Pride day was first celebrated in Spain and spiraled all over the world. The first Geek festival began in 2006 in Albany, New York and continues its tradition today.

Well, let's face it... Geeks are pretty cool people. They are your go to person for anything techy. What would the world become if we did not have geeks. As far as, technology it would be quite dull, that is for sure.

So to all you gamers, hackers, programmers and overall Geeks, I salute you. Happy Geek Pride Day!

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Geeks and Nerds... Oh MY

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What is the difference between a Geek and a Nerd

Many times you may hear the words Geek and Nerd used interchangeably, but they are really not the same.

So you may be wondering... Just what exactly is the difference between a Geek and a Nerd. Well to begin with the term geek is more relevant to technology or an obsession with something like comics or anime. While a nerd is more academically gifted and would be enrolled in a class like quantum physics.

So basically, the person who might be attending a Star Wars convention is a Geek. And a nerd would be choosing his/her words carefully when speaking to you so you understand what they are saying. Nerds tend to marry other nerds, which is most likely due to the intelligence factor. Geeks, on the other hand do not marry other Geeks. They mesh into society better and make us giggle at their obsessive interests in all sorts of technical or just plain weird topics.

Geeks are just plain loveable, if you ask me.

Karotz Your Smart Rabbit
Karotz Your Smart Rabbit

Your bunny can inform you of what's shaking on your social networks, publish your status updates, play your favorite music, and even serve as a check-in point that emails you a photo of your child when they arrive home from school. If you're in a long distance relationship, you can "marry" two bunnies together and they'll mirror each other's ear motions no matter how far apart they are. Karotz speaks, sees, listens, obeys, and can teach you new things or enable your laziness. That's no ordinary rabbit.

 

Karotz

Battle of Geek VS Nerd - Who will come out on top?


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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food - How's and Why's of Cooking

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food

Cooking for Geeks would make a great gift for college-bound kids (especially chemistry and physics majors), fans of TV shows like Mythbusters or Good Eats, and any of the aforementioned geeks who need help weaning themselves off breakfast cereal and ramen noodles. If you or someone wants to get deeper and really understand how things work in the food world, these books are invaluable.

 

G-E-E-K

The term geek has evolved over the years to be a kinda "badge of honor" for those lucky enough to wear it.

The geek word can be traced back as early as the 14th century, which bore a meaning of loser, fool or simpleton.

During the early part of the 20th century, the meaning of Geek took a turn and was used to describe a carnival performer. You know the ones who bit animal heads off and other gross stuff like that. This makes me wonder if Ozzie fits into this category and if not, then where does he actually fit?

Anyway, in the 70's the word "Geek" began to be described as a person with a high intellect hidden by an awkward exterior. Well, if you are thinking what I am thinking... Yes, this kinda sounds like a nerd. So now what... I thought they were different.

In the early 90's geek took yet another turn to describe those individuals whose interests in specific topics take them out of the mainstream. These diverse and intense interest in such things as computers, comic books or science fiction make them little experts within the topic. Analyzing two of the top geeks our world has seen would be Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. These guys had an intense interest in computer design which took over there lives as they continued to develop computers, operating systems, programs and applications and lost everything a few times in their pursuit.

We can thank these King Geeks for all they have contributed to our world. Where would we be without them?

So you see... Geeks are truly awesome.

You Read My Shirt ... Thats enough social interaction

Geeky Cupcakes are Cute

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Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt by ThinkGeek
Wi-Fi Detector Shirt by ThinkGeek

Glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength.

Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g

Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt

Animated Decal is Removable (with hook and loop fasteners) for Easy Washing

Battery Pack is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt

Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)

 

Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio

Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad 2 and iPad 3 (3rd Generation)

Powered by the Sun and protects your ipad where ever you go.

The built-in Bluetooth keyboard is powered by light-low light and lamp light, indoors and out. It even works in darkness.

Instantly turns on and off when you open the folio and puts it to sleep when you close it.

The stand which provides the right view, whether you are watching a video or sending some email you will find a comfortable position to enjoy the full keyboard.

Geek Chic

The whole geek thing does not end here. You have heard of Geek Chic, haven't you? Well this is the fashion of the Geek.

Yep! You know how completely cool they are when they have their own fashion trends.


Photo Credit: Geek Chic


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A Super Wedding - Vintage Wonder Women Wedding Theme

Super Hero Wedding Theme
Super Hero Wedding Theme

Are you looking for a unique and totally fun Wedding theme? How about a comic wedding theme. This couple planned just that a super hero wedding theme. A truly Geeky wedding. Congratulations to Megan and Tom for creating such a fabulous Super Heroes Wedding. You guys totally rock!

Reference: vintage-superheroes-conquer-the-world

Photo Credit: : Cat Norman

From one Geek to another, it is time to embrace your inner Geek and Celebrate!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave me a comment to let me know if you enjoyed this truly Geeky lens.

Have a great day. :)

Geeks Are COOL!

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      meggingmad 3 years ago

      Cool!

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      It is an honor and a privilege to be a nerd and geek simultaneously! Thanks for the share, great lens. I love the positive spin you put on being a geek and nerd.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Great lens! I really like it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm giving it up for the geeks of the world, glad you all have our own day now and congratulations on being on the Best of May - Silly Celebrations monster board!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      We need everyone. Without geeks, nothing would work. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      LOVE this hysterical article! I laughed all the way through it! Congrats on being featured on the May Silly Celebrations monsterboard! You really deserve it!!

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      KandH 5 years ago

      what a brilliant lens, it's really kinda cool to be a geek!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I guess I'm more of a nerd than a geek, but I'm trying!

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      I'm a geek (blogging) and a nerd also in some respects and I'm proud of both!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      Those fashions are really cool.

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      Oh...I missed Geek pride day ;0( I'll have to put it in my diary for next year. ;0)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @kindoak: Congratulations and nice to meet you. :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @kmyangel: LOL... Yes times change.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I'd say I'd get in touch with my geeky side that day... but really, it's my only side! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @JoshK47: Thanks Josh for the blessing. And yes I know what you mean. :) Luckily it is the good side.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Camden1: Sounds fun... My daughter was bummed that Geek Pride day missed her birthday by one day. :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @MartieG: That is for sure. It is a badge of honor. :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @Gsusie: Mom... Stop stalking me. :) LOL, It was great to be able to say this, since my teenagers say it to ME daily.

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      Gsusie 5 years ago

      I Think your a "GEEK"

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Fun lens - being a true geek is something for us to be proud of ! :>)

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I'm so glad the kids don't have school on May 25 so that we can figure out a suitably geeky way to celebrate!

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      When i was a student geeks were uncool but now they are the coolest and i'm loving this ! You geeks deserve all the attention :*:*:*

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      kindoak 5 years ago

      I hereby do declare that I am a certified geek :)