A SALUTE TO THE GEEK


Very recently I went with my husband to his Physical Therapy appointment and had a really great conversation with one of the receptionists.  She, like me, is a Science Fiction Geek and proud of it. So I figured I’d have a little fun today and salute all the Speculative Fiction Geeks out there. If you read this list and you can relate to or understand more than half of the following statements, (without using Google, Ask or Wikipedia) then stand up and be proud: Because you, yes you, are a Geek!

Photo of my Geek Pride Festival T-shirt, as ta...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  1. You take off from work to watch the coverage of the E3 convention on G4.
  2. You take off from work to watch the coverage of ComicCon on G4.
  3. If you live in the Southeast, your celebrate Labor Day weekend in Atlanta at DragonCon.
  4. You know all of the words to the theme song from “Firefly”. (And you just started singing it.)
  5. When you see Adam Baldwin on-screen you immediately yell, “JAYNE!” (“Know what the chain of command is? It’s a chain I go get and beat you with till you know who’s in command” )
  6. You own t-shirts from some or all of the following:
    1. Star Trek
    2. Star Wars
    3. Firefly
    4. Aliens
    5. Predators
    6. Mythbusters
    7. Your favorite video games
    8. The Chronicles of Riddick
  7. You know all the words to all 6 Star Wars movies.
  8. The first time you watched “LOTR: The Fellowship of the Rings” and saw Bilbo Baggins, you had flashbacks to the
    Ash (Alien)
    Ash (Alien) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    movie Alien(ASH: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.  I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality)


  9. You know who HAL 9000 is and you’re slightly afraid of him.
  10. You own either a toy Lightsaber, a Star Trek Communicator, or a replica of the Battlestar Galactica (or all three).
  11. You believe Wormwholes are possible.
  12. You want Vasquez’s gun from “Aliens”.
  13. You know that Soylent Green” is a type of food in the future. And you’re in no hurry to try it out.
  14. You know how to tell the difference between Pod People and real humans.
  15. You own the mask from “Scream”.
  16. You consider Halo and Mass Effect training for future alien invasions.
  17. Your idea of social networking is “World of Warcraft”.
  18. You speak fluent Klingon.
  19. You wanted to go to Battle School after reading Ender’s Game.
  20. You often wonder who would win in a no-holds-barred fight between Batman and Superman.
  21. You know who Goku, Gohan and Vegeta are.
  22. You understand why “Save the Cheerleader; Save the World” is important.
  23. You know the secret of The Spice. (No, I don’t mean Spice Girls.)
  24. You realize that driving in traffic would be more fun with a Zat’nik’tel gun. (Personally, I’d like a Staff Weapon welded to the front of my truck!).
  25. You know the best way to kill a zombie is a bullet to the brain pan.
What are some of your favorite Geek identifiers? Leave a comment by next Monday the 25th and let me know and I will choose one random commenter to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate. I’ll announce the winner on next Tuesday’s blog post.
Enjoy your week and your Geek!

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