Friday is “Embrace Your Geekness Day”, in case you were wondering. Today we are embracing geekness by ranking our five favorite geeks:

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The Capital Gazette shooting in Maryland is heartbreaking and senseless.

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Did you know June 28 is Insurance Awareness Day? The origins of that, one could only guess. Probably a very bored insurance agent.

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John Goodman turns 66 today. Hopefully he’s having a better day than when the Roseanne reboot got canceled. Either way, here are our Top 5 John Goodman roles.

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We bet you didn’t know that May 23 is International Turtle Day ... but it is, so we’re celebrating by ranking our favorite turtles from pop culture:

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It’s May, which means school is ending and graduation ceremonies are coming up. In honor of that, we are ranking our 10 favorite school-related films:

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The first full week of May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week in America. There are so many places we wish we could travel to, but alas, we will have to rank them instead:

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Did you know Sunday is International Dance Day? Kick off your Sunday shoes and let’s go dancin’. We’re going to rank our Top 5 favorite dances (this includes both types of dancing and dance moves).

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A ghost-catching crew, a talking plant and Fred Flintstone ... what do these things have in common? They all were featured in movies starring Canadian actor Rick Moranis, who turns 65 years old today. We’re ranking our Top 5 Rick Moranis movies:

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The month of April is said to be Dog Appreciation Month and that’s good enough for us. We are ranking our Top 10 fictional dogs.

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Of all the people in the world, you wouldn’t expect to learn an important life lesson from Rob Schneider.

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March 28 has been denoted by some people to be National Something on a Stick Day. In light of this, we have ranked our favorite things to eat that are on sticks.

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The first Wednesday in April is said to be National Walking Day. That’s today, so we are listing our favorite places to take a walk.

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March 21 is, apparently, World Puppetry Day. In honor of this, we are ranking our favorite puppets from all of pop culture.

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It’s time for March Madness. Good luck with your brackets this year, even though it will already be busted by this time on Friday. This week we’re ranking the Top 10 mascots among the 68 participating teams:

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A year ago, The Messenger celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by having each person in the newsroom write about their favorite Seuss book. We’re taking things a bit further in 2018 by ranking our top five Seuss tales.

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There’s a rumor going around that SpongeBob SquarePants is being suddenly canceled. That apparently is fake news — but we’re still ranking our favorite characters.

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The Winter Olympics are almost over. Hopefully you’ve gotten your fill of ice, both on TV and in Athens County ...