• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

Geek Pride Day

It’s time to pop open the cork and go grab a book, folks. May 25 is not only National Wine Day, it’s also Geek Pride Day, an annual holiday" that celebrates computer geeks, word nerds and brainiacs. Boston radio host Tim McEachern created the occasion. The date was selected to commemorate the release of the first “Star Wars” movie on May 25, 1977.

While some are criticized, ostracized and teased for being different, many geeks are highly intelligent and imaginative people that go on to lead very successful lives. According to a Geek Pride Day 2013 telephone survey, “geeks are thought to be extremely intelligent, hard working and even dateable!”

So slip on those smarty-pants and embrace your inner geek-ness! It's Geek Pride Day! Check out these famous geeks....