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Geek Awareness Bracelet: Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?

While awareness bracelets are almost always for a good cause they have gotten a little out of hand in the past year or two. What started as a way to promote awareness of serious diseases like cancer, became a bit of a "fashion statement." (I only put that in quotes because I'm not sure Fab would agree they're fashionable in any way.)

On their advertisement page for the Geek Awareness Bracelets, $1.99, Thinkgeek says: "By wearing any of these bracelets, you will show you care by shouting to the world and showing your support for geek awareness in every aspect of life. Whether it's hacking your PSP, watercooling your overclocked box, sniping a noob, or simply taking stuff apart and putting it back together — because you can — you always embrace geek."

While I'm all about hacking my PSP and shouting my geekiness from the rooftops, I'm not ready to adorn my body with rubber geek bracelets. What do you think: Are they geek chic, or totally geeky?

DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 9 years
Maybe if they donated the money to something. For Example: Tux is My Homeboy: Donate to Linux I See Fragged People: Donate to Child's Play Think Geek: Donate to Science/Math/Engineering/Technology scholarships
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Why not? I mean all those sports people have their rubber bracelets. Why not geeks?
lintacious lintacious 10 years
UGH.! Those bracelets are ugly enough as it is!!! But to have a stupid "geek" logo, ugh. absurd.
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 10 years
Oh I love them! Yea, Ill express my geekiness, Id definatley wear.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 10 years
Just too funny!
Amber-Fairy Amber-Fairy 10 years
This embodies acness! I am a geek chic and I live in a house full of geeky boys. Tecnology is a big part of my life - even my boyfriend is a network manager! I shall be buying a few of these.
Linux-Traveler Linux-Traveler 10 years
Too much geek.
CheekyGrapefruit CheekyGrapefruit 10 years
lame...its just going to collect dust 2 weeks later.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
do people still wear those things? yuck. i wouldn't wear them.
mayara mayara 10 years
I'm generally a fan of many forms of geekiness. And honestly, I like these better than most of the "awareness" bracelets I've seen, as I find these a bit humorous. However, I can't personally call them either "Geek Chic", as I don't really like them that much and would never wear them, and I can't call them "Totally Geeky", as that's not quite the word I'd choose to describe them.
KadBunny KadBunny 10 years
Haha, Geek Awareness? :p They're just making it sound like more of a stigma than it already is (for the strange reason that it is). I'd still buy one though; not for the cause it's weirdly for but one of them says I SEE FRAGGED PEOPLE, and I do. :(
terryt18 terryt18 10 years
It's ridiculous. Stephen Colbert's WristStrong bracelet is funny, and all the money goes to the Yellow Ribbon fund. But just to have every "cause" or word or whatever stamped on a rubber bracelet is retarded.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 10 years
Geek Chic. I'd wear it!
hex913 hex913 10 years
Seriously do we need a bracelet for geek awareness? It's not a disease, or some serious affliction.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
totally geeky...all the way!
jdots24 jdots24 10 years
these are totally geeky!
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