Oct 31 2014

Avengers 2 Trailer Is Awesome

In my ongoing efforts to make absolutely certain that everyone I know is fully aware of what is going on in the world of superhero movies, here is the the Avengers 2 trailer, aka “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Is is awesome.

Avengers - Age of Ultron Poster

(image: Wikipedia)

Maybe you’ve seen it already. But I know from talking to folks who read DaddyTips that they expect me to use my great geeky power responsibly to disseminate information about upcoming movies that matter. In other words, superhero movies.

Without further ado, here is the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. (AKA Avengers 2.)

Get a Special Look at Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – YouTube.

Wasn’t that cool? Don’t you want to see it, like, right now? You’ll have to wait until May 2015. To quote Weird Al Yankovic, first world problems.


Feb 10 2011

Geek Dad Book Is Awesomely Geeky And Awesome

Geek is a word that has become a compliment in recent years. (Most of the time a least.) Geek Dad is a blog we like on Wired.com, and the book Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share is indeed awesomely geeky as well as being just plain awesome in general.  (Note to Geek Dad editors: that wasn’t butt kissing, but I would love to contribute to your site. You know, in case you were wondering.)

I’ve actually received two copies of the Geek Dad book as gifts; not only did I not have to pretend I was pleased to receive the second copy, I didn’t even return it. Why? In case an experiment goes horrible wrong and the first copy suffers a tragic fate, I have a backup all ready to go. Highly recommended.

Amazon.com: Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share


Feb 09 2011

For The Insanely Nerdy Dad In Your Life

Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin

Let’s say you know a dad who is, shall we say, really nerdy. Geeky. Whatever term you prefer. Their particular brand of nerdiness is Star Wars.

If you really love them, have a couple hundred bucks to drop, and they are indeed insanely nerdy about Star Wars, consider the Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin.

Yes. This is a replica of the jacket Luke Skywalker received at the end of the movie that I call Star Wars, but my children refer to “Episode IV: A New Hope.” It took many years but I have finally come to terms with this fact. It no longer makes me angry. No really. It doesn’t. See? I’m fine. (Deep breathing, deep breathing…)

Here’s the scene where Luke gets the medal in case you somehow don’t know what we’re talking about here.

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For an interesting (and yes, very nerdy) discussion of the fact that Chewbacca does not receive a medal, read the comments on this version of the same clip on YouTube.

Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin, $196.70 at Amazon.com. Unless dad is a bit on the large side — an extra-large version will run you $275.


Nov 25 2009

If Luke Skywalker Had Facebook

Funny bit from the blog Armchair Commentary. Here’s a sample (click to see full-size). I’d say “spoiler alert” but if you haven’t seen Star Wars by now, either you never will or you are too young to be surfing the web without parental supervision.

If Luke Skywalker had Facebook

Armchair Commentary: If Luke Skywalker Had Facebook….