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URL :http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/
Filed Under:Parenting / Fatherhood
Posts on Regator:12558
Posts / Week:38.2
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Awesome Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Play as Princess and Save Mario

Over at Reddit, there's a posting about a definite candidate for Dad of the Year. The Dad in question plays old-school video games with his young daughter, and the girl naturally wondered why she couldn't play Donkey Kong as Pauline...

Puzzle me this! | GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Roller Coaster Thought Experiment

As Leif and I were sling-shot toward our demise on Ghostrider, here were my thoughts in no particular order: 1) "I'm going to die in an immediate and bloody fashion," 2) "If I survive, Kristi will kill me. And then...

Geekiest Google Doodle Ever Celebrates Douglas Adams

There's not much more to say than, if you are a geek, and especially if you are a fan of the works of Douglas Adams (most especially Hitchhiker's Guide ) then you must go lose 10 minutes of your day looking...

Watch This | The Complicated Chinese Family Tree

This video from Off the Great Wall gives a quick overview of how confusing the Chinese family tree can be.

Listen Here! | Stardust in Your Veins

If you're looking for an interesting, educational, and quiet way to start your Sunday, I suggest popping over to NPR's TED Radio Hour to listen to a recent interview with Jill Tarter. If that name sounds familiar, but you can't...

Watch This | GeekJack Reviews: Korg MicroStation

In the latest episode of GeekJack Review, we're looking at the Korg MicroStation, a 61-key mini-keyboard packed with cool features for the beginner songwriter/music-enthusiast.

Watch This | Food Bloggers Petition A Change In Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

I suspect no one was ever under the illusion that Kraft Mac & Cheese was a health food -- the bright orange color kinda gives that away -- but, according to two popular food bloggers, it contains potentially dangerous ingredients......

35 Years Ago Today, The Hitchhiker’s Guide First Hit the Airwaves

Before March 8, 1978, a Ford Prefect was just an old car. The world was blissfully unfamiliar with Vogon poetry. And 42, believe it or not, was just another number. Then Douglas Adams's creation hit the airwaves (yes, the airwaves),...

Marvel Universe on Disney XD to Add Avengers Assemble, Hulk Family Shows

Disney is set to announce later this morning two new additions to the offerings of its Marvel Universe programming block on the Disney XD channel.

Watch This | First Alpha Gameplay Footage of Kickstarter-funded Shadowrun Returns Looks Awesome

After blowing away their funding goals, and 10 months of hard development, the team behind the Kickstarter-favorite videogame project show off the fruits of their magical, cyber-punk labors.

Game on! | Skylander Giants Scarlet Ninjini Appears on Amazon.de

Skylanders Giant Scarlet Ninjini appears on Amazon.de, listed for sale on March 15th.

Watch This | Ten Things Parents Should Know About Oz, the Great and Powerful

1. What’s it about? Oz, the Great and Powerful is a prequel, drawing more from the other Oz books than the classic film, telling the story of how a small-town carnival magician named Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel...

Listen Here! | The Grammar Club Is Very Bioavailable

The latest EP from nerdcore collective The Grammar Club another prime example of the talent of these geek musicians.

Win an Unplugged Bot From Artist Gary Hirsch

Didn't get a Golden Globe swag bag? Here's your chance to win some of the swag that was in them.

Watch This | Schindler’s List 20th Anniversary and the IWitness Challenge

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Schindler's List and the release of the newly-remastered Blu-Ray edition, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation to create the IWitness Challenge, a video contest for middle and high school...

GeekDad Exclusive! | It’s a Mad Mad Mad MAD Supergirl

Today we get an exclusive look at the variant cover by Richard Williams for Supergirl issue #19, coming out on April 17th. The alternative version of the cover includes everybody's favorite gap toothed geek crashing Supergirl's part...

1st Trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

This may be the most exited I've ever been about a new interpretation of a Shakespeare play.

Game on! | Sesame Kinect Street TV Scaffolds Parent-Child Learning on Xbox

We visit Soho Studios to talk to the team behind perhaps the most pre-school friendly game ever: Kinect Sesame Street TV.

GeekDad Exclusive! | DC Comics Launches New Family Blog

GeekDad is happy to announce a new family friendly geek blog into the neighborhood today! DC Entertainment is launching the DC Comics Fan Family blog.

GeekDad Exclusive! | Scoot & Doodle: Makes Google Hangouts a Collaborative Playspace

Scoot & Doodle is a real time, social creativity platform where friends and classmates get creative together face-to-face, practicing critical 21st century learning and innovation skills. But essentially, it is an app for Google Hangouts...

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