The Weekly Geek: Valentine’s Day 2010


It’s that time of year again, geeks and girlfriends. Time to rustle up gifts for your valentine (or pick-me-ups for yourself). If you have the great pleasure of being — or dating — a nerdy girl, you’re in luck. I’ve scoured the great wasteland of the internet to find joyously geeky gifts that say “I love you” or “I hate this stupid holiday” in all the right ways.

On the subject of sweets, it’s about time to forget those lame candy hearts. The real way to a nerdy gal’s heart (or a sugar-induced coma) is with these retro-fantastic Pac-Man candies.

Of course, if you’re a Valentine-hater, nothing says “eat your heart out!” like ThinkGeek’s amazing, disgusting Bleeding Heart Gummy Candy. You could certainly use this one as a fantastic workplace prank come April Fool’s Day, if you prefer to partake later on.

If you’re the card-giving type, check out GeekSugar’s “15 Fantastic Valentine’s Day Cards For the Geek in Your Life.” They’re all incredibly cute, and most are totally gender-neutral (or starring adorable robots), so they’re perfect for lesbo-friendly distribution. If I may make a side comment here, I think we, as a community, should bring back the third grade era practice of giving valentine’s cards to all of your friends. Am I alone here?

In this year of Vampire-obsession (Twilight, True Blood, etc.), it only makes sense that The Vampire Seduction Handbook would be the one to ask the real questions about love:

Will the ecstasy of the coupling be worth the inherent risks of vampire love — the risks of drinking your blood, the risks of secrecy, and the risks of betrayal? Well, duh. The Vampire Seduction Handbook has all the tips, tools, and step-by-steps you’ll need to get a vampire to fall in love with you.

Pick this up if you’re having trouble with the ladies — especially the sexy, undead ones.

Now if you really, really want to go all out on the fourteenth, you should check out Cute Circuit’s Galaxy Dress. There is no way that folks will overlook you at the /’80s party/space station/Star Wars convention wearing this puppy.

So, what are your plans for the fourteenth? Share your geekiest date/gift ideas in the comments!

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