Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Lord of the Geeks - Xoanon @ 15:47 PST
Well, if there's a date we could pick to hold the mantle of 'International day of the Geek', November 12th should be it.

I've just returned from a short trip to the local Future Shop (think, Pep Boys without the Pep). I picked up the FOTR: Special Edition Gift Set, complete with Pillar of Kings bookends and my very own copy of the Fellowship. I also snagged Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and thought 'What would offend my girlfriend even more? Why if I bought Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace DVD and watched them all tonight!'

I thought I'd be the only Geek-boy in the place at 2 in the afternoon on a cloudy fall day here in Montreal, but much to my surprise I found myself at the counter behind 2 other people buying the DVD, and a quick glance to the cash line next to me and yet another 3 people picking it up!

When I got to the front of the line I asked the cashier if many people were picking up the DVD's today, her eyes buldged out and she moaned a 'yes, I ton'. That raised my spirits, go Canadian Geek Fandom!

Pick up your copy today, and remember, hug a jedi...they'll need it. [More]