Being a geek is all about enjoying the things you like and not worrying what others think. St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a fun-loving holiday celebration. The inclusive, welcoming motto “everyone is Irish on March 17th” makes it a wonderful match with geek culture. So let’s make a list of 7 geeky ways to celebrate!
1. Eat some Lucky Charms for breakfast
Clichéd and stereotypical? Oh, relax and put such worries aside! Embrace your inner geeky child today—you know you want to. Plus, they’re magically delicious!
2. Wear your favorite green superhero t-shirt
There’s lots to choose from! Green Lantern? Green Arrow? The Hulk/She-Hulk? Or… dare I suggest it… Swamp Thing? The desirable shirt pictured above which combines two of everyone’s favorite green heroes can be purchased on Amazon.com.
3. Watch your city dye its river green
This is just a cool chemistry experiment that serves no purpose other than to have some geeky fun. Gotta love the spirit of this. What, your city doesn’t dye its river green, you say? Well, your city just isn’t as cool as Chicago then, is it? 😉
If you’re curious how Chicago did it, the Windy City’s spokespeople don’t divulge all the secrets but they do share some info in this Chicago Tribune article.
4. Enjoy some comic books with Irish characters/themes
Banshees, whether Marvel’s Banshee or DC’s Silver Banshee, are always a fine choice here. MTV has put together a great list of other suggestions here.
5. Listen to some Irish rock music
What’ll it be: U2, Van Morrison, The Pogues, Sinead O’Connor, or the Cranberries? Maybe even some Thin Lizzy!
6. Read some Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde
Forget that downer James Joyce. Oscar knows how to mix it up!
“Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world’s original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different.” —Oscar Wilde
7. Watch an Irish-themed movie
Happy geeky St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!