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!