Every year it just sneaks up on me, probably because every day is Nerd Pride day at The Nerdery. I can’t believe it’s Nerd Pride Day already! Yes, this is the day to let your geek/nerd/freak flag fly in honor of the 34th Anniversary of the release of StarWars.
So how will you celebrate? Eat some Ramen? Give your glasses a good polishing? It’s also Towel Day so maybe you will celebrate by partaking in some Douglas Adams. If you’re of the book nerd bent you can check out this list of Ultimate Nerd Fiction on Amazon (though I have to say the omission of Microserfs or JPod by Douglas Coupland is an egregious oversight).
You like stats? Over at Nerd Approved there’s an interesting survey on geek(nerd)dom that includes this stat: “Putting high school stereotypes to rest, Modis’ survey found that nearly twice as many people would prefer to be called a geek (41%) rather than a jock (22%).” Nice.
As you know, yesterday was International Nerd Pride Day. Unfortunately, this year Nerd Pride Day was usurped here in the US by Memorial Day. At The Nerdery, we’re okay with that, because everyday is nerd pride day here. But in the interest of education and spreading the pride to those who don’t get to inhabit this building, we’re presenting you with a list of our favorite (and therefore the best, right?) fictional nerds.
You may not know it, but while we here in the states are celebrating Memorial Day, the wider world is getting out their lights and decorations for International Nerd Pride day on Monday. It’s great that everybody is getting on board, but we want to make it clear that around here, it’s Nerd Pride Day all year round.