GEEK OUT: (v.) Losing one’s cool when in the presence of something Cool. COOL: (adj.) Uniquely embodying Goodness, Truth, and Beauty (Synonyms: holy, sacred). SPIRITUALITY: (n.) One’s way of relating to the Cool. REAL-WORLD SPIRITUALITY: (n.) Relating to Coolness as if it is not imaginary.
From our glamorous origins in the Chicken-Head-Biting-Off-for-Entertainment Industry, geekdom has blossomed into a diverse panoply of variousness. Which kind of geek are you? I am primarily a Book Geek, with a healthy dose of Star (Wars and Trek) Geek, with Food Geek pretensions.
A geek is someone who geeks out about things. When geeks engage with something Cool (in the sense of awesome), they can lose their ability to act cool (in the sense of The Fonz). Traditionally, the label has applied primarily to people who geek out about a certain set of subjects: Science and/or Math Technology Science Fiction Comic Books [You get the idea] But the label is expanding to include those who geek out about any subject. What is ESPN but non-stop geeking-out about sports? What is Paris Fashion Week but Comic-Con for fashion geeks? This blog is for everybody...