I have finished my vacation, and I have chosen to return on this, the 35th anniversary of the premiere of the original Star Wars film, a day that has apparently been dubbed Geek Pride Day. Personally, I feel that we should honor this holiday every September the 8th. On that day in 1966 (which is way before 1977, and therefore totally better) the first episode of Star Trek premiered. But alas, I am not here to argue the merits of either franchise over the other, such a thing would be…illogical. Instead, I have returned from exile to list 3 Good Reasons To Celebrate Geek Pride Day This Year, no matter what day you choose to celebrate it.
Sinestro is a Green Lantern again, and basically all of the events from before the New 52 are still canon. Hal Jordan has been stripped of his ring, and he’s hanging out on Earth and thinking of really getting serious with ol’ Whats-her-Ferris. Does that sound like fun to read? No, but don’t worry. Sinestro is still a pretty big asshole, and he shows up right away to mess with Hal. At least he’s good at doing what he does with a bit of class, though. Actually, I don’t know if I’d call it class, probably just overall dickish behavior – but with a pencil moustache. Essentially, Sinestro kills his way around the universe trying to figure out some pretty ominous shit that seems to be going on in the world of the Lanterns and the Guardians. Definitely worth a read, and easily one of the cheapest ways to get your geek on.
Reason # 2 – Modern Warfare 3 Double Experience Through Memorial Day
This is a really good time to bust out some Prestige Tokens if you have them lying around in droves (not that I’m bragging, but my place is lousy with Prestige Tokens) on 2 hours of Double Experience. Now, I’m no math wizard, but I’m pretty sure that means 4 times the XP for kills, captures, general badassery, etc. If you do end up logging on, and you have the good sense to own a Playstation 3, go ahead and shoot me a friend request at JB42088 and we’ll get down. I’m currently at the very start of my 5th Prestige, and I can’t wait to put the UMP.45 back into action against some fifteen-year-olds. Make sure your headset is good and charged though, there’s a lot of shit talking to be done in four days.
I feel as though Reason #3 requires no explanation. But, in the event that it does, click that fancy image of Baratheon’s crown to head to ScreenRant for a refresher course. Also, shame on you. Why are you not watching this show?
Live long, and prosper.