Zumby: Clean Your Dog’s Teeth With a Toy

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Are you a member of the 1%? That is, the 1% of dog owners who regularly tackle the issue of doggy dental hygiene. While I do have two dogs, I must admit I’m in the other group. We use dental chews, and hard bones, but that doesn’t entirely solve the bad breath.
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Skylanders Trap Team: Released October 5th

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Skylanders Trap Team will be released this Sunday in the US. My family and I, along with a few friends, had a chance to play a demo of the new game last weekend, and what we saw has us stoked for the release. This release delivers new characters, new elements, and the trap itself.
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The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories

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Audible has put together an interesting group of voices for the audio edition of The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories by R.A. Salvatore. The cast list features Sean Astin, Michael Chiklis, Wil Wheaton, Ice-T, Tom Felton, Al Yankovic, David Duchovny, Greg Grunberg, Felicia Day, Melissa Rauch, Danny Pudi and Dan Harmon. Continue reading

SpruKits Are Not Your Childhood Models

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My son and I spent the last couple evenings putting together some SpruKits from Bandai. Like the model cars and planes I assembled as a kid, the SpruKits arrive still on their sprues. Unlike the models of the 70s and 80s, the SpruKits snap together well and make a finished model that is durable and playable. Continue reading

ROCCAT Lua Gaming Mouse

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Like most people who spend too much time on a keyboard, I have issues with repetitive stress, especially when mousing. To solve (well, postpone) this issue I have taken to using two mice. I switch frequently from right to left hand as pain and typing patterns dictate. On the right is my trusty MX Anywhere and on the left is the ROCCAT Lua Tri-Button Gaming Mouse. The latter is corded so it also gets more attention when the office is filled with robots and the wireless starts stuttering across the screen. Continue reading

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Blu-ray and DVD

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If you missed any episodes of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s awesome series Cosmos, there are many ways to catch up. If you’ve missed all the episodes then what are you waiting for, now is the time to binge watch it all! Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a modern reboot of Carl Sagan’s PBS Series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, with help from producers Ann Druyan, Steven Soter, and Seth MacFarlane, leads us on a fantastic journey to explore the Cosmos, near and far.
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Marian Call in Dallas Tonight at 8pm

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Marian Call is making her annual trip through Texas and is playing Poor David’s Pub tonight at 8. Poor David’s is one of the smaller and more personal listening rooms in Dallas with a long history of booking great acts. Doors open at 7 with a $10 cover. If you’re in the Dallas area, please stop by and say hi!
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Dallas Comic Con 2014

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The Dallas Comic Con 2014 kicks off today with many awesome guests, including, Stan Lee, Nathan Fillion, Most of the rest of the case of Firefly, Alice Cooper, A large part of the Star Trek Next Generation cast including Jonathan Frakes, LeVAR Burton, and Michael Dorn. If you’re in the area, ping me @AntonOlsen and we can try to meet up and talk geek. Continue reading

ArcAttack Places Bill Nye in a Faraday Cage

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Longtime friends of GeekDad, ArcAttack, attended the Liberty Science Center’s recent Gala alongside geeky greats like Bill Nye and Dean Kamen. My sources say they stuck Bill Nye in the Faraday cage, but there’s no video evidence of that fact yet. If anyone finds a video, hit me up with a link and I’ll post it.
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Kickstarter: The Dreamland Chronicles Digital Trading Card Game

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What the Dreamland Chronicles trading card game intends to do is provide a fun, and safe environment for kids to play online with the Dreamland characters. Game rules are simplified and while there is combat, the battles are sanitized with no actual gore. The game rules are geared for 6 to 12 year old kids, but seem like they could keep an adult interested if you want to play a round or two with your kids. Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Nathan Fillion!

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One of my favorite actors, and a man of many talents, Nathan Fillion, celebrates another year in the verse. Most of you are familiar with his roles as Rick Castle or Captain Mal, but I encourage you to explore some of his lesser known characters. My recent favorite is Constable Dogberry in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Continue reading