For Wil Wheaton’s 40th Birthday, We Declare it “Non Esse A Verpum!” Day


Illustration by Chuck Gamble

Every year we wish awesome geek actor/writer/gamer Wil Wheaton a happy birthday. Today is his 40th birthday, which many people consider some kind of milestone (personally, I enjoyed turning 42 myself). We always wish we could get just the right gift for him, but what do you get for the geek who has everything?

Well, he answered this on Twitter just yesterday. To paraphrase, he asked everyone to just celebrate his birthday in the spirit of his personal catchphrase (his fans will understand).

Considering we are a family blog, we can’t quite bring ourselves to use the exact phraseology. However, being something of a Latin geek (4 years in junior high and high school), I figured translating it into a classical language would make it all better.

As such, we at GeekDad would like to formally declare, henceforth from today, that every July 29th shall be celebrated as “Non Esse A Verpum!” Day. Happy birthday, Wil!


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