Man, am I exhausted. In a good way, though. We just got home from the USA Science & Engineering Festival at the convention center in Washington, DC. AMAZING!!
It started with us herding the kids into the car bright and early since we live…Continue
Added by Dan Bramos on April 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I guess kids are just unknowing and therefore need education in manners. My two year old Aidan (who has DS) likes to play and run around like any other kid. But I feel some of these older kids 4-6 years old should know better then to push, shove or step on my kid and other smaller ones.
Yet the parent or guardian is not looking at what their kid just did, so if I am a jerk to their kids, I look like a bully.
How do you handle a situation where you want to make sure your kids…Continue
This morning while having a discussion about Game of Thrones book 2 with one of my co-workers (I'm only halfway through Book 2 so far, so shhhh), my comic geek sense kicked in and I instantly joked, "I wonder when Tony Stark will make an appearance at Winterfell." That got us…Continue
Added by Andrew Kardon on April 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
May 4th is my wifes birthday. Luckily for my family, she WANTS to see the Avengers, so tickets are already paid for. And for the past 6 years since meeting, a marvel movie has opened on or around her birthday. So lucky for her son and I, we get to celebrate with a new movie every year.
And to make it an…Continue
Added by Kevin Makice on April 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
There is precisely one spot open in our first official Mafia/Werewolf game, so if you're even remotely interested in joining up and winning the Game of Thrones (or losing it, and dying horribly!), then please…Continue
Added by Michael Harrison on April 19, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Last weekend, after failing yet again to settle Catan, I instead settled myself into the recliner to watch Real Steel, the Rocky / Over the Top near-futuristic mashup starring Hugh Jackman. I'm not going to go into a detailed plot…Continue
One of the great things about nature is how complex systems can yield such simple little miracles. My 12-year-old showed me a trick with a termite.
Think of how much technology iteration had to go into developing a…Continue
Added by Kevin Makice on April 16, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
What is Mafia? Sometimes called Werewolf, it's a fun party game of accusations and conspiracy. If you haven't had the pleasure of playing this charmingly devious game at a convention or on another web forum, there's a fun Flash animation here to help…Continue
Added by Michael Harrison on April 16, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
My daughters are obsessed with Pixar movies, as am I. One of their favorites is UP. For those not familiar with the movie, it starts off with a couple of young children, a boy and a girl who enjoy imaginary adventures together. The girl, Ellie, creates a badge for Carl, made from a purple soda pop top and pins it on him.
This did not seem to be a tough thing to make, so I set out and surprised my girls with their very own Ellie pins.
One grape, the other…Continue
My son had to explain some of the divisibility rules for a school project. He also wanted to learn how to make a movie, so here's his final product
Added by Dave Banks on April 12, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
A week before its grand opening, me and the family were lucky enough to get a preview of the Warner Brothers Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter at the Leavesden Studios, near London, where all of the films were made. Needless to say it was an amazing day out and a must for any Harry Potter fans and movie buffs.
J.K. Rowling has a lot to answer round here at the moment. My 6yo is completely…Continue
Added by Nathan Barry on April 12, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments
In the early 1980s, I went on a week-long Florida theme park tour with my father. I was around eight years old. It was my first big trip away from home, and exciting (to say the least). One of the now-defunct theme parks we stopped at was Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus’ aptly titled “Circus World”. It was a circus-themed park with many different attractions. At the time, it was the Winter quarters for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, and that alone…Continue
Originally born out of the huge success of Galaxy Zoo, the Zooniverse represents several fascinating project for parents and kids to interact together with scientists and other interested science citizens collaboratively.
The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects.…
Added by Liz McLean on April 9, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments
I recently posted a video to the multimedia section of this site. It is a 3 minute bit featuring Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking about how we are inherently connected to the universe through shared atoms and molecules. It truly is a beautiful video. Dr Tyson's words are intermixed with a stunning soundtrack and gorgeous HD pictures of our solar system and life evolving...........but hey, enough of me trying to explain it to you.....go watch it real quick, and then come back…Continue
Added by NickSharman on April 4, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Congratulations, and thanks to Brian Gillespie.
Brian's post on setting about planting some seeds with his geek lets at the dining room table was exactly the type of blog we love at GeekDad. And so, his…Continue
Added by Daniel Donahoo on April 3, 2012 at 10:51pm — No Comments