The winter season is full of traditions, many of which go back hundreds of years or more and are often from other countries. Trees, poems, decorations, songs, lights, music, and food all contribute to the festivity of the season. Here are a few things from yesteryear that will help get us in the mood. Read More
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Hear ye, hear ye, the holiday season is upon us and shoppers everywhere are limbering up and staking out the best deals of the century. But are they really the best deals? Watch the fine print carefully for words that limit the quantity or duration of the deals. That amazingly cheap loss-leader TV might be limited to 5 or 10 per store, leaving your unsatisfied hunger for a new TV to chomp at a normally priced TV. Beware also of the trampling hordes and angry shoppers. Every year Black Friday inches closer and closer to in appearance to the running of the bulls.
Most, if not all, of us here at GeekDad love to play games of all sorts. Digital or physical matters little to most of us so we’re splitting the games gift guide up into two parts. Today we’re featuring the physical games, ones made of cardboard, paper, and plastic. Tomorrow will showcase our favorite video games of the year. Read on for a list of our favorite games of the year. Read More
Books are wonderful gifts for all ages, and there’s bound to be something here for someone on your gift list. Read More
This year I thought I’d spend my autumn months knitting and crocheting some geeky holiday ornaments! It’s just the right time to start. Read More
In many regions of Bavaria, Germany, it is customary for towns and villages to raise a “maypole” every five years on the First of May. It is a perfect day for a family outing to the next village in which a maypole is raised that particular year. This May 1st, however, it had been raining nonstop from morning ’til evening… Read More
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In the bleak of mid-winter your family needs…ICE CREAM! Read More
The GeekMoms wish you and yours a Happy Holiday! Read More
Here are some ways to get ready for 2015 to make it an even geekier and fun year than 2014. Read More
With only a few sleeps left before presents start magically appearing under our Christmas trees, the time is short to finish the gift buying. Fortunately I’ve finished all my shopping with only one final present in transit at this time. Most of the items below are available for quick shipping and should make it to your door by sometime Wednesday if you order early enough.
Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer? Looney Labs have done it again with Holiday Fluxx. Read More
Well dressed, well groomed, and well organized are things that are rarely associated with geeks. I admit I’m more often wearing an old (usually free) t-shirt and shorts. Whether I’m writing code, or writing articles, my comfort is my top priority, but there are times when we need to make an impression and that AOL shirt from the last COMDEX (circa 2003) won’t do. Below we bring together a few of the things we’ve reviewed over the year that help with that first impression.
Marian Call, my favorite geek songstress, has released a new holiday EP titled Yippee Ki Yay. Like most of Marian’s catalog, this release is an eclectic mix of tracks, eight in all, that emphasize her voice and witty writing style. The album opens with Marian’s acapella rendition of Ave Maria which I’ve had the privilege of hearing live. What follows is a delightful path through the beauty and comedy of Marian’s work. Read More
From home automation, to mini home construction, we have bring you some of our favorite DIY projects, tools, and home improvement products. Read more to find out which products we recommend to make your life easier.
I, like most geeks, enjoy the form and function of a well made gadget. Below we present some of the favorite things we’ve reviewed this year. Any of these would make great gifts, or wish-list additions.
Celebrate the season with this list of yuletide musical missteps, and don’t forget that Amazon has special pricing on Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablets all holiday weekend. Read More
Get in on a Pinault family tradition with this year’s Thanksgiving playlist. Get your Turkey groove on and dance away that pumpkin pie jiggle! Read More
With just a few hours left before Christmas music is a thing of the past — at least until next November — you’d think I could survive another few moments of traditional classics. And you’d be wrong. Read More
GeekMom playlist has the 2013 rewind, random videos, and holiday fun! Check out what you missed, and what to share! Read More
Did your kids forget to send their letters to Santa? Do you want them to get responses to their letters? Maybe you just want Santa to answer the phone. All these things are possible! Read More
What do you get for the geek who has everything? Read More
Geeks indulge in holiday goodies at least as much as others. Here are some of my traditional and non-traditional favorites. Read More
Canon has released a new Facebook app so kids can send their drawings, photos, and wish lists directly to Santa! Read More
This week, the GeekDad holiday gift guide turns the page to an area of interest, many of us are fanatical about — books. Check out our list and see some of our favorite choices we found on our bookshelves this year. Read More
First of all, I’m sorry. I have a pair of 11 year-old boys in the house and that means I’ve heard “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” by Ylvis roughly 8 million times. It’s on when their room is being cleaned, while they’re chillaxing, when they’re tormenting their older sister, even as a soundtrack when playing Call of Duty (something very incongruous about that one). I know how painful it can be, so I apologize in advance for inflicting the song on the GeekDad readership. Still, Halloween is approaching and this home has put on a pretty impressive light show. That it’s set to “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)” is probably a big reason why it has over 1.3 million views (and counting). Once again, I’m sorry. Happy Halloween. Read More
HIT Entertainment was in New York City last week to preview their new Thomas the Tank Engine and Mike the Knight toys. Read More
Happy Canada Day to those north of the border! Read More
Say so long to the sunscreen and come back inside where you can play the new collection of holiday-themed Munchkin cards in the Holiday Surprise booster. Read More
A Wisconsin 12th grader is singlehandedly bringing millions of people — especially military spouses, military children and servicemembers — to tears. For her winning 2013 Doodle4Google contest entry, Sabrina Brady wholeheartedly deserves the $30,000 scholarship, new Chromebook and $50,000 technology grant to her school that come with winning the 2013 Doodle4Google competition. Read More