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Want a spot on our 2012 calendar?

Star Trek first airs on September 8, 1966.

It's that time of year when we start thinking about the next year again!

We're already working on our 2012 Custom Despair Calendar--the one that we fill with geeky holidays, facts, birthdays, and other miscellany worth remembering once every 365 days.

Generally we do this all by our little lonesomes, but last year we decided to do a major refresh and put the call out for you guys to submit ideas. That went so well that we're doing it again--and this year the bounty is to have your birthday printed up in our 2012 calendar!

So when you submit a holiday, date, or other geeky point in history with the form below by midnight ET on Thursday, August 18, you'll be entered to win having your birthday shared with the rest of the world, for good or bad. (Feel free to include what you want for your birthday. Hey, it works for us when we say it's Send ThinkGeek a Pizza Day.) If you just want to enter a date without telling us how old you are, that's fine, and if you have more than one date to add, just fill out the form multiple times.

Here are some examples of what we're looking for:

  • April 26, 2011: Hans throws mass of Jello at glass door at ThinkGeek HQ. Ask @thinkgeek if the Mutant Jello is still there.
  • August 19, 1921: Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, is born.
  • September 19: Talk like a Pirate Day. Excited arrrr!
  • December 21, 1963: Daleks first appear on Doctor Who. EXTERMINATE.

UPDATE 8/22: ENTRY FORM IS CLOSED! Thanks to the over 450 of you who suggested a date (or dates, as the case may be). We've got them duly spreadsheeted and we'll pick our favorites for publication in our 2012 Despair Calendar. We'll notify our birthday spot winner as soon as the dates are finalized and the calendar is sent to print!

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meaningless icon! Oh noes! My birthday is associated with the beginnings of the Mutant Jello Apocalypse!
disposablehero85 said this 2869 days ago.
meaningless icon! disposablehero85: COINCIDENCE!?!?
CarrieGouldin said this 2869 days ago.
meaningless icon! I lovesa da ThinkGeek! :D
Vvgamepro said this 2869 days ago.
meaningless icon! My birthday is April Fools Day, where everything you say is untrue. One could argue this very statement, said on April Fools Day, should result in an infinite loop. Or should it? (cue dramatic chipmunk)
Drewbixcube said this 2863 days ago.

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