It's no coincidence Geek Pride Day falls on the "Star Wars" anniversary, Towel Day for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fans, and a special People's Revolution celebration day for Discworld devotees.
Geeks have come a long way since "The Revenge of the Nerds" movies. IT staffing firm Modis' recent geek perception survey found that geeks are cooler than they were last year, with 54 percent of respondents rating geeks to be extremely intelligent (up from 45 percent last year).
The survey also found that 60 percent of geeks would be stressed out if their hard drive got wiped, compared with only 49 percent feeling that way about a relationship break-up. It's all about priorities.
I'm celebrating Geek Pride Day by poring over my oddball collection of "Star Trek" gear, wearing "Battlestar Galactica" (the recent television reboot) dog tags, and sporting a Miskatonic University shirt.
I will say it loud, "I'm geeky and I'm proud!" How about you? Do you keep your geekiness on the low-down, or are you just as likely to wear your glue-on Spock ears to an evening party?
Vote in our poll and tell us how you plan to celebrate Geek Pride Day today. Whether you're warming up your "Star Wars" Blu-rays or learning a new programming language, we want to hear about it.