Geeky Things to Be Thankful for, 2012 Edition

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Eat like a hobbit this Thanksgiving. And be thankful for the geeky things in your life. [Image: Warner Bros. Pictures/MGM]

So you’re a little unhappy about spending Turkey Day with your estranged _________ (fill in the blank family member). And just try to forget that every time you make a pie crust, it just never seems to come out right.

‘Tis the season to find thanks and be thankful, not complain or grumble. Always look on the bright side of life! At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

Here at GeekDad, we’re actually pretty psyched by some developments in the geekosphere, as well as stuff that’s going on in our personal lives. So in the spirit of past GeekDad “what to be thankful” posts, let us present a few of our contributors and what makes us grateful:


I’m thankful for …

… the new Hobbit movie, and thankful that it’s coming very soon.

… that we get to live in Middle-earth for three Hobbit films, not just two.

… that new Star Wars movies are in the works (even as I have lots of unanswered questions about how Disney is going to make them. Then again, can the Mouse House do a worse job with Episodes 7-9 than Lucas did with Episodes 1-3?)

Game of Thrones. Say no more.

… Doctor Who in Your Pocket, Inflatable Cthulhu Arm, Super Awesome Trading Cards and all the geeky silliness over at Archie McPhee.

… that my two nephews are slowly turning into geeks. (Yes, that’s Uncle Ethan’s master plan … mwwahahah!)

– Ethan Gilsdorf


I am grateful for Google Hangout which lets me play D&D with other GeekDads online.

– Erik Wecks


I’m thankful for …

… my two awesome kids, who are both geeks and proud of it, and who I think are nearly as anxious to see The Hobbit movies as I am.

… my wonderful wife of 13 years who has over the last few years grown into her own geekhood as well.

… my terrific fellow writers and editors on GeekDad, who have made working on the blog one of the best parts of my life.

– Matt Blum


I’m thankful that…

… the Myans never predicted the end of the world, much less predicted it would end on December 21, 2012.

… G = 6.673×10-11 N m2 kg-2 — otherwise we wouldn’t be here.

… Rory and Amy are still alive somewhere, at some time.

– Jason Cranford Teague


So, what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Please share your geeky thoughts in the comments below.

And a happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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