Tuesday, June 5, 2012

King of the Geeks

May 25. Geek Pride Day.

Trolling about the internets, as I am wont to do, I came across a notice from Think Geek. A contest.

Here was their preface:

It's not like we need an excuse to wear our Geek Pride on our sleeves, but May 25th is especially auspicious because it's also:
  • Towel Day, the day two weeks after Douglas Adams passed in 2001, when hoopy froods keep their towel handy;
  • The anniversary of the first Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope,released on May 25, 1977;
  • Glorious 25 May, the day in Terry Pratchett's Discworld when wearing lilac and hard-boiled eggs (and raising awareness around Alzheimer's research) is appropriate; and
  • 5 + 25 + 12 = 42. Enough said.
The contest was this - take a photo of yourself, showing your Geek Pride and wearing their Geek Pride Button. Send it to Think Geek. They'd select a winner to receive a prize package.

So I outfitted myself appropriately and had The Boy snap a photo.

Han Solo holster/blaster. Doctor Who coat (purchased from Think Geek). Doctor Who scarf. Star Trek shirt. Towel. Egg.

I won.

Today, the loot arrived.
 Two boxes?!
 Let's take them inside.

 And open 'em up.

 A T-shirt bearing the number 42, a towel, and a Jedi cloak bathrobe. Sweet!
 So what about the other box?

 A tauntaun sleeping bag!
 It really is an amazing product. Soft, furry - dare I say cuddly? - on the outside, silky smooth - with entrail patterns - on the inside.
But wait! There's more...
Light saber candlesticks. I didn't know what to expect of these. I thought they'd be smaller. And plastic-y. But they are solid and large and metal and awesome.

Thank you, Think Geek!


Moda di Magno said...

That post just made my day! Congrats Neil!

Lara Zielin said...

Zomg! This is so cool! You should be so proud. Also, I am insanely jealous of the Tauntaun sleeping bag!

Tim King said...

That is so kewl! -TimK