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11 reasons why it's OK to be a geek

You can relax now.

IT’S GEEK WEEK on Youtube and Dublin Comic Con rolls into town this weekend.

It’s a good time to be a geek, indeed.

Here’s just a few reasons why:

1. People always need you for tech help

You can always expect a phone call when things go wrong, like a geeky superhero.



2. Being a geek is ‘cool’ now

People are literally paying to fly their flag.

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3. Geeks usually aren’t short of a bit of cash

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Even if it’s just because of the valuation of your Star Wars figurines.


4. Geeks have a great sense of humour… and most of the time it’s intentional



5. All your favourite series are being remade

You’re trendy now.

6. Fantasy and sci-fi are huge again

Don’t even think about not being able to discuss the Red Wedding.

Sure you even know what’s coming before the rest of the world, you read the books.



7. You can feel smart when you get geek jokes



8. You’re always in demand for the pub quiz, especially during any science round

9. Geeks are just more imaginative than your average person



10. Some pretty cool stuff goes down in the science lab

Mercury (II) thiocyanate meets heat:


Hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide collide:


11. Geek thinking can help you out in the most dire of situations


12. It’s just so much easier to unwind after a long day with a spot of videogames or binge watching


Are you a real geek or a pretend geek?>

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