Oct 13 2012

Agent Coulson Lives On “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV Show (NYCC)

Avengers and Clark Gregg fans rejoice — Agent Coulson Lives!

Breaking News From NYCC

This is listed as breaking news from New York Comic Con (aka NYCC 2012) on Comic Book Resources. We’ll give them the credit because (a) it appears to be deserved and (b) we haven’t seen this news anywhere else. So you go, CBR!

Bottom line — S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, aka “The Son of Coul”, played by actor Clark Gregg, will have a role of some kind on Joss Whedon’s upcoming Marvel-inspired comic book TV show, which we believe is titled “S.H.I.E.L.D.”

What is unclear is how exactly it will be explained that Agent Coulson is still alive. What is clear is that I’m enough of a fanboy about this particular area of Geek Gold Card land that I don’t really care.

For the uninitiated… Well, hell’s bells, there’s no way to explain this bit o’ nerdy news without giving away one of the coolest moments of the Avengers movie. So if you haven’t seen it yet, please do so. We highly recommend the Avengers Blu-Ray Combo Pack which comes with a digital copy, a regular DVD, and lots of nifty geeky extra features. You could buy it from Amazon.com and have it shipped faster than you can say “tesseract”. Well, maybe not quite that fast. But pretty fast. Or watch it on any of the numerous streaming video outlets.

Seriously, if you haven’t seen The Avengers, that’s OK (sort of). But I watched it again recently and it’s a lot of fun.

NYCC: Coulson Lives In Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” (Updated with Photos) – Comic Book Resources.

Feb 13 2012

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty—The Future Of Retro iOS Gaming (UPDATED With Photos!)

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty Action Shot. You know you want one.

Toy Fair is in full swing and I just received an email that made as excited as Han Solo when he learned that Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker were related. ThinkGeek, retailer of all things awesomely geeky, has announced the iCade 8-Bitty. I say this is the future of Retro iOS gaming.

The future of retro what now? Let me explain.

(Note: now updated with photos. Whoo-hoo!)

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Feb 07 2012

How To Make A Star Wars Book Even Nerdier (Geek Gold Card)

Star Wars, the Book of Sith

Star Wars, the Book of Sith! Geek Gold Card time!

I think we can all agree that Star Wars is a bit nerdy. Want to know how to make a Star Wars book even nerdier?

Put it in a box that opens to the accompaniment of “lights and Star Wars sound effects.” It is… the Book of Sith.

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Jun 14 2011

For Father’s Day, How About Some Dad Video Game Time?

PS 3

ZDNet has a cute list of things to give your geeky dad this Father’s Day. I definitely fall into this category. I already have the Geek Dad book (highly recommended), and most of the things I actually want either haven’t been invented yet (flying car) or are too expensive (a Sonos streaming music setup and someone to set it all up for me so I don’t have to do it). One gift that costs nothing is time. Time to do what? Play video games, of course. Read more »

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