I sir, am a geek. That’s right homeslice! A geeee eeee eeee eeeek! I’m the genuine article. I love geeky things and have geeky friends and do geeky things with my geeky friends. I am one of the collective, a member of the crew, part of red squadron, one of the fellowship, a piece of code that makes up the matrix. I have the b-sides and the rarities, can tell you the original singer or songwriter and search out live stuff online, I have the T-shirt from a gig 10 years ago (only ever worn for gigs). I have the DC comic app and a few bagged and boarded books. I can… You get the idea.
What I am not is a modern geek. I do not have thick rimmed glasses, a dodgy waistcoat and cravat, an ironic side parting (to be fair, I have a rather large middle parting), a love for radio 1 or a retro ‘anything that is in fashion.’ Not so much geek chic, rather geek sheep.
Geeks of the world, this is you call to arms. In the name of the force we must act. Want to be a geek? Think you’ve got what it takes? Let’s see.
To count yourself among the truly geeky you should be able to tick at least three of the five boxes in the list below.
Ready? The correct response should be “Red Five standing by!”
1) Can you name all of the Star Wars and Star Trek films in order? A separate list for each of course.
2) Do you own a truly geeky item of clothing? I own a star fleet academy T-shirt (and I say that with no sense of shame).
3) Have you been to any of the following: A- comic book convention. B – Sci-fi convention. C – You get the idea.
4)Ever visited, or plan to visit, a place in the world because of its geeky credentials? Tunisia for the scenes in Star Wars, New Zealand for Lord of the Rings, Washington for The West Wing etc…
5) Are you the person someone would go to with problems with their phone/computer/tablet or for information about a new phone/computer/tablet?
Come on then cool kids, I dare ya! And no googling the answers.
Have a good week and wrap up warm… winter is coming!