But before that I swear I was cool...
Since the rise in popularity of the Big Bang Theory and King of the Nerds, wearing superhero t-shirts and quoting sci-fi, thus geekdom has become mainstream. However, I was a geek before it was cool to be a geek, but let's get something straight right now, there is a difference between being a geek and being a nerd, but that's a post for another day.
When I was younger I was wearing superhero t-shirts and rocking the Atari 2600 and NES. I was quoting the Star Wars Trilogy before I could ride a bike and my favorite part of my one and only Disney vacation was Epcot. Fuck the small world, I wanted science! My parents bought me a home computer back in the 80's, and Apple IIc. That's right I was Mac before before Steve "Motherfucking" Jobs made it cool to be a Mac. In fact I had an Apple IIc before my school did.
I remember the day I was called to the principal's office, I was shitting bricks trying to think what I did wrong.
"We just bought three new Apple IIc computers and we need you to train the teachers how to use them."
Wait..what the hell did I just hear? My little 4th grade mind was blown! I was in fact the first Apple Genius. Now don't get too excited, if you had ever used an Apple IIc you know it doesn't have a hard drive and runs solely on those big ass 5 1/2 inch Verbatim floppy disks.
I owned enough t-shirts to wear a different one for every day of the school year. Batman, Spider-man, Superman, Star Wars, Star Trek, you named it I had a t-shirt for it. I was novelty t-shirts before Dr. Sheldon Cooper. I had a semi-replica lightsaber growing up, it was Darth Vaders and I had the official movie posters for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Jedi. Yeah you read that right, REVENGE of the Jedi.
I am a geek, like my father before me and my Minions will be geeks too. I was a geek before it was cool to be a geek.