It’s May 25 – Geek Out!

Happy Geek Pride Day, everyone!

It’s a great time in history to be a geek, apparently. According to a recent survey, the majority of respondents consider geeks to be “extremely intelligent,” good with technology and “professionally successful.”

Plus, there’s a whole day dedicated to geekitude. Geek Pride Day has been around for a half-dozen years. May 25 was selected as the official recognition day because it is the anniversary of the date the first “Star Wars” film (Chapter 4: “A New Hope”) premiered in 1977. According to Wikipedia, May 25 also serves as Towel Day for those who love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (possibly a default, since no month contains 42 days) and Glorious 25 Day for acolytes of Discworld.

So, grab your lightsaber, hang on tight to your towel, and revel in geekiness today. And, remember, Don’t Panic because The Force is With You.