04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Valentine's Day Ideas For Nerds: Best Sci-Fi Date Movies, Gift Guide

Valentine's Day is stupid.

It's for saps who find value in the fact that they can brag to friends/co-workers/the Facebook universe all about the stupid hoops they forced their significant other to jump through just to prove their love is true, Hallmark style. Barf.

Still, I'll never cross a holiday off as a total loss, except maybe Columbus Day, so if you're bound to the stupid Cupid festivities, maybe we can help make it a bit more bearable. So look your nerdy sweetie in the eyes, tell them, "You had me at Halo" and embrace the silliness. Besides, any excuse for chocolate is okay by me.