The #GeekPrideDay Manifesto

For the first Geek Pride Day celebration in 2006, Spanish blogger Germán Martínez (popularly known online as señor Buebo) published a manifesto that included the list of rights and responsibilities of geeks. (So geekdom is a proper movement, alright?! There’s even a website!)

The original Spanish can be read here, while the English translation is as below:

Rights:

  1. The right to be even geekier.
  2. The right to stay at home.
  3. The right to be single and a virgin.
  4. The right to not like football or any other sport.
  5. The right to associate with other geeks.
  6. The right to have few friends (or none at all).
  7. The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
  8. The right to not be fashionable.
  9. The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
  10. The right to show off your geekiness.
  11. The right to take over the world.

Responsibilities:

  1. Be a geek, no matter what.
  2. Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
  3. If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
  4. To save and protect all geeky material.
  5. Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a “museum of geekiness.”
  6. Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
  7. Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
  8. Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
  9. Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
  10. Befriend any person or persons bearing any physical similarities to comic book or sci-fi figures.
  11. Try to take over the world!

Well, what are you waiting for?

Geeks of the world, UNITE! We are taking over the world!!!

More Geek Pride Day stories here.

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