To be honest, my twelve-year-old’s assessment probably describes it best: “It’s like ‘Apples to Apples’ with fart jokes.” Read More
I grew up reading comic books but not the usual sort. I am neither a Marvel nor a DC comics girl. Nope, I’m a fan of ACK: Amar Chitra Katha. Read More
Spring break meant a lot of cards for my kids…and though initially it was irritating, in the end, it was absolutely magical! Read More
In the past, I wrote about a game my family likes to play whenever we’re out and about—our own convoluted version of the License Plate Game. Recently, we made up a new international version of the game. Read More
It’s Pi Day. It’s also a snow day for many kids across the Northeast. So, how do you combine these two events? Let us make a few suggestions! Read More
What if, in an effort to teach kids about how brackets work, to gear them up for future NCAA brackets, or just to have something fun to do if you’re not so into watching basketball, there were a bracket of a different sort. Presenting, the GeekDad Family Game Madness Bracket.
In our house, it’s all about who’s got the time to help out (it’s really rather communist around here—from each according to his abilities, to each according to his need). Read More
Newt knows his beasts, offers them a safe and comfortable home, accepts them for who they are, and works with them to succeed. He strives to make the world a place that is more accepting of them. Read More
If an icon represents core beliefs of goodness in humanity, then surely it is not only the right but the responsibility of man to defend it.
Here’s a word of advice. If you’re playing ‘Toy Blast,’ and you get the chance to win unlimited lives for 24 hours, don’t do it. Read More
Prince’s music is now streaming on both Pandora and iHeart Radio. But, introducing kids to Prince’s music and talent can be complicated. Read More
My husband doesn’t seem to understand or fully appreciate one of the finer points of modern-day entertainment; he doesn’t binge Netflix. Read More
Valentine’s Day is coming and we’re talking to Carolina Martin, founder of The Bom, a chocolate business that does good. Read More
I subscribe to the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day mailing list, and these days, I wonder if they’re getting a little political. Read More
You know the saying about how the journey is part of the gift? Well, I’ve been trying to use that philosophy to teach my kids Hindi.
Wherein GeekDad Chris Wickersham and GeekMom Corrina Lawson discuss what they’d like to see happen in the next four ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movies. Read More
EA Sports and NFL stars Antonio Brown, Von Miller, and Rob Gronkowski promote ‘Madden 17’ in a series of new parodies that shine. Read More
So you need to charge more devices and, rather than calling an electrician to install a new outlet, you want a simple workaround? The LampChamp can help. Read More
Note: This post definitely contains some spoilers from the first ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie and, potentially, some spoilers from the remaining films. Read More
New Year’s Eve. A party doomed to disappoint. So much pressure on making the passage of time into a memorable celebration. Which celebrates, that’s right, the passage of time. With that much pressure put on one particular second, how can it do anything but disappoint? Read More
Smart. Silly. Funny. Engaging. J.R.R.R. (Jim) Hardison’s ‘Fish Wielder’ is all of these. Read More
When the Cleveland Indians organization proclaims proudly that the team uniforms next year will continue to portray the racist caricature of a Native American, despite years of protests, despite the evidence that the assault on Native American rights is still so fresh and relevant, they tell me loudly and clearly that the wishes of minorities don’t matter. Read More
‘Airlift’ and ‘Neerja’ are not your typical Bollywood masala films, and given that they’re based on true events in Indian history, they certainly aren’t remakes of popular Hollywood films. Read More
I had the opportunity to try out the MEL Science Chemistry kit, and, I have to say, it’s a winner. Read More
‘Despicable 3’ comes to theaters June 30, 2017 and the trailer is out. Read More
Here is a collection of the best non-traditional holiday music not played on your regular radio stations. It’s a blend of parodies (remixes of traditional songs, either new lyrics applied to Christmas carol music or the Christmasification of a familiar popular song(s)) or original music. Read More
Here’s a game to play after dinner at an Asian restaurant. Or, I suppose, anywhere you have fortune cookies (which, if you’re so inclined, can be at home after Taco Tuesday, you rebel, you). No matter, that’s when you start a game of Fortune Cookie War. Read More
The rules of the game are simple, the rounds are quick, yet it was challenging enough (and rewarding enough) that the boys not only wanted to keep playing, but introduced it to the rest of the family the next time we were in the car together. Read More
That’s right, I dropped out. Yeah yeah, I know, there’s still more than a week left before the end of the month, but come on, let’s stop kidding ourselves, shall we? This just ain’t happening. Read More
The Polk Boom Bit is small and convenient, and it offers good quality sound. Read More
As an HP fan, I love the casting of Emma Watson as Belle in the new live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie. And the trailer? Well, it’s just launched, but you’ve got to see it for yourself.
In the era of easily obtainable emoticon, it seems that I should be able to find the perfect image to represent my every thought and feeling, no matter how complex or contradicting. But somehow, emoji confound me. Read More