Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

9 Pirate Myths Exposed for Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day

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Hollywood and pirate novels would have you believe that pirates were swashbucklers living a life of pleasure on the seas, fighting only when they had to. They make it easy to see past the fact that they were stealing gold and other valuables by making the people they were stealing it from seem worse than them. Well, I enjoy Talk Like a Pirate Day as much as most other geeks, but I think it’s important to add a dose of reality. So I’m here to dispel some of the more popular myths about pirates, and to confirm a few as well. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Sesame Street Makes a Really Sweet Star Wars Parody

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This is just brilliant. Even if the rest of it weren’t also great, it would be worth watching this just for the Yoda – er, Groda – part. Trust me, it’s five minutes of your life you won’t regret spending. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Disney Recreates DuckTales Title Sequence With Real Ducks

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If you remember Disney Afternoon of the ’90s, you’ll love this. Disney has redone the title sequence to the great show that was DuckTales, only using actual ducks instead of cartoons. If you need a smile, this is just about guaranteed to provide one. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Happy Birthday to Baker, Fry and Grint!

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If you plan to raise a glass in toast to the famous folks whose birthday it is today, we at GeekDad cannot be held responsible for how snockered you get. It’s not our fault, after all, that three major stars were born on this day. All three of them are British, too, which might lead one to wonder: coincidence, or no? (Hint: yes.) Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Phineas and Ferb Sets Premiere Date for Lindelof-Written Lost-Themed Episode

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I haven’t seen the upcoming episode of Phineas and Ferb based on the hit TV series Lost and written by its co-creator Damon Lindelof, so I can’t tell you how good it’s going to be. But at least, given that it involves Phineas, Ferb, Perry, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, etc., I think I’m safe in saying it’s at least going to be much, much better than the last new Lost content that aired on TV. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Send Your Kids Back to School With Shark Week – Win a Backpack and Lunchbox!

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Enter to win a Shark Week backpack and lunchbox from Discovery, and be sure to watch Shark Week 2014 before it goes away! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Disney Demonstrates Its Fear of Kermit-ment: What’s to Become of the Muppets?

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It’s been more than 24 years since Jim Henson’s untimely death. It’s been more than ten years since The Walt Disney Company acquired the Muppets. This year’s Muppets Most Wanted was a mostly-mediocre movie and didn’t do so hot at the box office. Following that relative failure, it looks like Disney is losing interest in investing much more time and money in the franchise. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Review: Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars – with Exclusive Clip!

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So, how good is Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the first crossover between a Disney cartoon and the Star Wars universe? Does it lean more towards The Empire Strikes Back or towards The Phantom Menace? Read about it and see an exclusive clip from the special!
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Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Toyota Targets Geeky Families With New 2015 Sienna Video Ad

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For the launch of the new 2015 model Sienna minivan, Toyota has worked with well-known Internet video personalities to produce a series of soft-sell online ads. The first two have been released, and one is aimed straight at geek families, and geek dads in specific. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Happy Birthday to Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart!

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Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Harrison Ford and Sir Patrick Stewart a very happy birthday, and many more to come! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Visit Ultimate Spider-Man Tomorrow Morning – With Exclusive Image and Clip!

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If you’re like most of us at GeekDad, you can’t wait for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie to hit theaters on August 1. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait that long to get a taste of the… eclectic team of heroes on screen. Tomorrow morning, the Guardians of the Galaxy will make a new appearance on the TV show Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors. Check out our exclusive image and clip from the episode! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Happy Birthday, Felicia Day!

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of the birth of the incredibly talented geek and latter-day geek icon known as Felicia Day. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Giveaway: Mouseheart, Summer Reading, a Skateboard Deck, & $50 to Spend!

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Check out and enter to win a prize package valued at $200! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Win an Awesome Prize Pack in Our How to Train Your Dragon 2 Giveaway!

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Enter to win an awesome prize pack of toys from the new movie! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars to Premiere July 26, Feature Voices of Simon Pegg and MythBusters

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The first animated crossover between Disney programming and Star Wars is on its way, and it sounds like a lot of fun. Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Simon Pegg Guest Stars on Today’s New Phineas and Ferb – EXCLUSIVE Clip!

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The always-terrific Simon Pegg is on Phineas and Ferb today, and GeekDad has an exclusive clip from the episode. Take a look! Continue reading

Matt Blum

About Matt Blum

Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his many geeky interests include science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.