Once you get your pocket protector, it's like a rocker patch only. You're merely a prospect at that point. You have to wear it in the pocket of every shirt you own.
That t-shirt you wear in the shop when laying 'glass? Better sew a pocket on it or buy a new t-shirt!
Once you've proven your worth to the geek collective, you get our variation of of a "beat-in" to earn your slide rule. That includes taking a railgun up your wazoo in a all-night 30-on-1 Quake Deathmatch... That would be the original Quake with the NIN soundtrack...
Gotta keep it old school in honor of those geeks who have fallen before us.
After the "frag-in", we party like there's no tomorrow to honor a new geek inductee.
There's usually a Star Trek or Star Wars marathon on SpikeTV, we swap retainers and play Dungeons & Dragons in Brian's mom's basement until we pass out.
And when the slide rule is in your pocket protector, you will be expected to discuss quantum physics or theoretical mass dispersion rates of subatomic particles under the influeces of electromagnetic fields of varying intensities upon request. It's our version of a "secret handshake".
Crap... I've been watching waaaaaaaay too much "Gangland" on History Channel....