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Hey You Geeks #43: A Trip Down ‘Fury Road’

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This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re breaking down what we’re considering the best movie of 2015 thus far; ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ We talk about everything from ‘Fury Road’s’ storied production and feminist themes to box-office performance. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Fall of Magic’ Storytelling Epic

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Our family really enjoys great storytelling games. ‘Fall of Magic’ not only has a novel and beautiful game mechanic but also brings a fresh yet familiar fantasy setting and theme to the storytelling genre that we thoroughly enjoyed. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Fiskars StaySharp Max Reel Push Mower

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My life has come full circle, at least in terms of lawn care. When I was a kid, I started cutting grass using my grandfather’s old reel mower. More decades than I care to admit later, I’m once again using a push reel mower and I couldn’t be happier. The Fiskars StaySharp Max Reel Mower is a little more high tech than the one I started with, but the reasons for human power — reducing air and noise pollution while providing exercise — are more important than ever. Continue reading

Microsoft Facilitates Computer Science Education in High Schools Through Volunteers

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Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative for education has many, many branches, but one of the most interesting to me is the TEALS program, which helps high schools be able to offer computer science classes. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Cunning Folk’ Keeps You Guessing

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The village of Ipswich is overrun with witches, both good and evil—can you expose the witches? But be careful: if you’re caught lying, the townsfolk will suspect you’re a witch, too. Here’s a clever little game for ‘Cunning Folk.’ Continue reading

Passing the Test of Time: ‘Jurassic Park’ Books

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With ‘Jurassic World’ ready for the big screen, I’m wondering whether the film will hold up to the agonizing fun the first movies represent to all of us, and, also, whether they will honor the books. Continue reading

New Vice Short Explores ‘The Mystical Universe of Magic: The Gathering’

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When it comes to compelling documentary programming, Vice have really stepped up into the spotlight as one of the most interesting, thorough and investigative news sources out there. Now, they’re taking on geek culture with a look into the mystique of and obsession with Magic: The Gathering. Continue reading