On being a woman in the USA.

Your Friend Wil Says “Don’t Be a Dick”

Wil says: Don't Be a Dick

He means it.

Yesterday Wil Wheaton told the Internet what he wanted for his birthday, which is today. In case you missed it:

For my birthday tomorrow, I want July 29th to henceforth be known as Don’t Be A Dick Day: dontbeadickday.com#DontBeADickDay

— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) July 28, 2012

This immediately made me do that “I coulda had a V8″ thing because duh, why didn’t we think of that before? I guess there’s a time and a season for everything, and ladies and gentlemen, what better time for the very first Don’t Be a Dick Day to occur? It’s as if fate herself looked down and said “Rosie, it’s been an intense couple of days what with all the seriousness. I think we should lighten up a bit, but let’s not forget this week’s theme, shall we? I know just the guy to talk to.” And she sent @wilw a DM and he was like “Holy Shit, why didn’t I think of that before?” (I’m speculating, but it sounds strangely plausible, doesn’t it?)

Your friend Wil was also inspired to create this handy flow chart to help people not be dicks. It’s a work of GENIUS:

How to not be a dick.

Genius, right?

Of course, the idea is not a single day upon which to practice not being a dick. Rather, it’s a day to raise awareness of the very real issue that faces us today. That issue, in case you haven’t guessed by now, is Being a Dick, and it’s epidemic not only in the US but around the world. Don’t Be a Dick Day is a day to celebrate not being a dick if you’re not one, and to help people who are dicks to see the error of their ways. Also, to help other people who aren’t dicks who know people who are dicks to help the dicks they know. As a friend of mine said today:

Remember don’t just don’t be a dick on Don’t be a Dick Day, don’t be a dick on all the other days, too! Thanks, Wil Wheaton!

Full Frontal (Wikimedia Commons)

With that, I’d like to ask you to join me in song. Here’s how:

  1. Play the amazing MC Frontalot anthem (first to Wil and his four-word philosophy, now to the day we spread that philosophy far and wide) Your Friend Wil.
  2. Open the lyrics page.
  3. Come back when you’re finished. Ready? Go!

Awesome, right? Just what you needed to get all fired up for the rest of the day. Now go forth and spread the Good News. Tell all the dicks, “Hey Dicks! You don’t have to be dicks anymore! You can be cool like us!” Show them Wil’s new website, and sing the song with them. Print out the handy flow-chart so they can keep it next to them when they type words on the Internets or fold it up and stick it in their wallets when they go out into the world. Being a Dick is everyone’s problem. But you can help.

Happy Don’t Be a Dick Day, everyone. You know what to do. And what not to do.

9 responses

  1. I really wish we had a day like this!!!

    August 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

  2. Reblogged this on ladytiger and commented:
    A few days late but such a helpful diagram. Send it to as many dicks as you can.

    August 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

  3. Love the post about the day. I believe that it has the potential to be bigger than any other holiday… except the ones that encourage drinking. They will always be popular!

    July 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  4. Elsie Snuffin

    This is fabulous in every way.

    July 30, 2012 at 5:54 am

  5. Wil’s awesome. I quote his first rule often, especially whilst in multiplayer video games.

    July 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

    • He really is. And I think he got his birthday wish. :)

      July 30, 2012 at 2:35 am

  6. Made me laugh – and the flow-chart is genius!

    July 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    • Thank you! The chart really simplifies things, doesn’t it? I’m going to share it widely. ;)

      July 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Chime in:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,747 other followers