It’s Thanksgiving at the Justice League of America household and things are just as awkward for them as they might be for your family. Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and more as they give thanks.
Have you ever heard about some weird holiday, official or otherwise, that is apparently a “National” holiday? After all, Friday is apparently National Doughnut Day and it may be vital to know that in case the local doughnut shop is giving out free samples–as both Dunkin Donuts and Krispe Kreme apparently are.
But really, where do these days come from? What makes them National Day of Anything day?
It turns out it is and it isn’t that hard.
Apparently, we here at Gabbing Geek missed some unofficial Geek Holidays.
Now, I am aware I was the humbug who spouted off against Star Wars Day. But I checked the blog this morning and there was nothing scheduled for 8, so here we are.
It seems that May 25th was a pair of unofficial Geek Holidays. One was “Towel Day” in honor of the late author Douglas Adams, who wrote the five book Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Those are fun. I’d recommend them…well, maybe not the end of the last one. Adams had depression and it shows. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
Then the really baffling one we missed was, and I kid you not here, Geek Pride Day. Missing this one around here is almost inexcusable. Almost. We don’t have to change our name or anything. The “Nattering Nerds” doesn’t have the right ring to it. But the 25th was Memorial Day here in the States and we were doing summer reruns or something. I blame Jimmy.
It’s that time of year again. You know the one – where you walk through the grocery store and all the Easter candy is out. Screw Christmas, screw Valentines Day, screw Halloween (the most sacred of all candy holidays) because Easter candy reins supreme. And the only reason why is Cadbury Creme Eggs.
In case you missed it, Ethan Gilsdorf (the author of “Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks”), posted a fantastic guide last year to help us geeks through Valentine’s day. Let’s face it, geeks no matter the stripe — Tolkienite, Larper, Browncoat, techie, Trekker, hacker, gamer, Whovian — can be acutely passionate, obsessive even, when it comes to love.
But if you haven’t yet hatched a scheme full of Easter eggs for your beloved, don’t panic. This great guide will help you answer the dungeon master’s questions of “What, is your quest . . . for romance?” “Are you going out, or staying in?” “Do you desire to give a DIY gift, or a box of nerdery delivered by UPS?” Ultimately, by the end of this you can say to your treasure…”As you wish.”
Just in case you are holding off on the whole “Valentine” thing today – we thought it would be nice to bring you a handy-dandy-guide to dating. You know….just in case you need a little nudge. And if you are like so many independent and content people that don’t need a date, then you can at least get a good chuck from Eric Smith’s book. Continue reading Valentine Must: Geek’s Guide To Dating!
Tired of getting your loved one flowers for that “special” occasion? Not sure that the dozen roses you picked out will actually make it through Valentine’s Day? Sick of paying outrageous amounts of money for something that will die? Well never fear, ThinkGeek is here to save the day! Check out their exclusive $9.99 8-bit rose. Perfect for that practical geek in your life or what we like to call Player 2.