Happy Geek/Nerd Pride Day!

by Matthew Price Published: May 25, 2010

If you’re a regular reader of Nerdage, you probably should be celebrating Geek/Nerd Pride Day.   May 25 marks the annual celebration of the day, which is the date the first “Star Wars” film was released.

According to the Facebook page:

Apparently, it originated in Spain. You go Spanish nerds. In addition, it falls on the anniversary of the original Star Wars film.

In 2008, Geek Pride Day came to America and in 2009, Canada.

And if your particular brand of geekery is Douglas Adams-related, it’s apparently also Towel Day.

“Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after his death on May 11, and since then has been extended to an annual event. On this day, fans carry a towel with them throughout the day. The towel is a reference to Adams’s popular science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

I won’t be rocking a towel, but I am planning to read some comic books and watch some “Star Wars” today.  Hope you can similarly enjoy your own particular brand of nerdage today.  If you’d like, share what you’re doing in the comments!

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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