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.
While tooling around the Internet looking for other Nerd Pride Celebrations, I spotted The ten sexiest fictional nerds (you can find the 206 sexiest non-fictional nerds right here). If you like your nerds animated, I caught the 11 biggest nerd heroes to have appeared on The Simpsons.
Happy Nerd Pride Day! May you get to indulge in your favorite nerdy activity without any teasing whatsoever.