ForeverGeek Nerds are for Dorks Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fandom Friday: How Well Do You Know Your Star Trek Captains? [QUIZ] Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:26 +0000 This week on Fandom Friday, we have a quiz for Star Trek fans. Whether you’re a badge-carrying old-timer, or you’ve only started to get into Star Trek (your life’s going to be complete now), take the quiz to find out how well you know the Captains.

Here goes Fandom Friday Star Trek fans, especially for you.

Featured image via treknews

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Major Cable Network Is Looking for Nerds and Geeks for a New Show! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:30:07 +0000 This is your chance, boys and girls. If you’ve always wanted to be on TV for whatever reason, you might actually get to do it.

A major cable network is looking for geeks and nerds for a new show, and they want the real deal. Whether your circle has an Amy, Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Raj, Howard, and Bernadette, or you have Starbuck, Lee Adama, and Number Six, you’ll fit right in. Whatever you geek out on, it doesn’t matter.

The only requirement really is that you’re real geeks and nerds and that you hang out together. Ideally, your group has to be four to five in the 18 to 34 age range. You can be anywhere in the United States to respond to this casting call.

Wondering what network wants you? Let’s just say it’s the network that brought you “Face Off”, “Wizard Wars”, and more. ;)

Take a look at their official casting call flyer, and get emailing! Remember, the deadline is February 7, so don’t dilly dally!

Who knows? We might be watching – and writing about – you and your friends in the future!

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Essential iPhone Apps for the Geek On-the-Go Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:30:51 +0000 With the plethora of iPhone apps available, with more being created every day, it is easy to find your device cluttered with unused apps, eating up precious storage space. You probably have some default apps, but if you’re looking for new apps which you will actually use when you’re out and about, we’ve done the dirty work.

In this post we’ve prepared a collection of 10 essential iPhone apps for the geek on-the-go, which are useful, entertaining and easy-to-use. So while searching for latest iPhone updates, iOS features & iPhone accessories like armbands, iPhone 6 cases, headphones, etc., you can have a look at following collection of iPhone apps.


Having trouble keeping track of your schedule? Being missing too many appointments and tasks lately? 2Do is the iPhone app that can help you get over this problem. Create a daily schedule and get instant notifications when you have a planned appointment. You can also sync your 2Do assignments with your Toodledo profile.


Webmasters often rely on mobile applications to provide them with reliable insights about their website’s performance. If you are looking for a neat iPhone app for this exact purpose, then give Ego a try. Thanks to its sleek and easy-to-use interface you’ll quickly receive important information about coming from Google Analytics, as well as Twitter, Feedburner and Squarespace.


There aren’t many news-related apps in this collection, but if you are looking for one, then ProPublica must be your choice. This light application features a rich set of options that allow you to get news from a wide range of websites, including RSS and Twitter.


Fan of reading books? Why don’t you give audiobooks a try – we are sure that many of you will fall in love with this type of entertainment. Audible is one of the most favored applications by iPhone users, because it gives them access to a rich library of great audiobooks that you can listen to at any time thanks to your smartphone.


If the iPhone’s stock camera app isn’t enough to match your needs, then third-party camera software such as Pano is something you’ll instantly adore. Pano is a piece of iOS software meant for shooting great panoramas whose quality can be enhanced by using a wide range of filters, effects and automatic correctors.


If you enjoy going around the shops on a daily basis, then RedLaser is an app that will certainly make your lie a lot easier. It is one of the most effective barcode scanners available for the iPhone, so you can quickly compare prices, find products in stores near your location and much more.

Where To?

The regular GPS applications usually don’t tell you much about the place you are planning to visit. However, thanks to “Where To?” you can quickly use your iPhone to find places like shops, restaurants and other places of interest near your location. Many iPhone users consider ‘Where To’ to be one of the best companions to popular GPS software.


Do you often listen to music through your iPhone? However, is your internal storage enough to store all your music, videos and photos? If you are having trouble finding space for your favorite artists, then give Pandora a try. This simple and light application works as a radio station that creates unique playlists based on your criteria, and then streams them directly to your device, using no storage space at all. Keep in mind that a good internet connection is recommended if you plan on using this app often.

Boxee Remote

How cool would it be to be able to control your PC through your iPhone? You’ll be glad that this is possible thanks to a neat little app called Boxee Remote. It is available for Windows, Android, iOS, Linux and AppleTV. You just install it, pair it with your mobile device and then choose between the two sets of controls – gesture mode or straight arrow mode.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense

Last, but not least – one for the gamers. If you are a fan of Star Wars and you think there is always space – and time – for another tower defense game, then Star Wars: Galactic Defense should be installed on your phone. It’s free to play with in-app purchases.

iPhone for the home: Star Trek Level Home Automation Through Your iPhone

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Woo Your Nerdy Partner with These Date Night Ideas Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:15:18 +0000 Not sure how to make your nerdy/geeky partner feel loved on Valentine’s Day? Don’t fret. You’re probably not alone.

Weeks before the day of hearts, we’re here to bombard you with geek date night ideas, which are sure to put a smile on your partner’s face.

With these romantic date ideas covering a wide range of geekdoms, you’re bound to strike gold with at least one.

Here you go!

Geek Date Night Ideas

  1. Get your mood lamp(s) ready. Fluff up the pillows on the couch, and prepare for a Lord of the Rings marathon. For the nth time. Make sure you’ve got the chips, popcorn, or whatever ready. (Note: LoTR can easily be Harry Potter, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, etc. – depending on how long you can stay up.)
  2. Have a LEGO night. Get out those bricks and minifigs and let your imaginations run wild.
  3. Cook up a feast for two. Get hold of the following cookbooks and take your pick of dishes: The Sriracha Cookbook and Cooking for Geeks.
  4. Play Hobbits for the night. Be hobbits for a night – eat, drink, and be merry any way you want. Get ideas from An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery.
  5. Have a Whovian night. Dress up as your favorite Doctor or companion, and make Time Lord food. (See: Dining With The Doctor: The Unauthorized Whovian Cookbook)
  6. Play the Game of Thrones. Get the board game. Make sure you have Westorosian food.
  7. Whip out your retro games, and spend all night shooting aliens or avoiding ghosts.
  8. Test your musical skills with a Rock Band or Guitar Hero session.
  9. Pack a picnic basket, and go star gazing. Don’t forget your Star Trek blanket.
  10. Go to a concert at the park. There’s bound to be one in your area for sure.
  11. Go to your favorite bookshop, grab a cup of coffee (if available/allowed) and catch up on some reading.
  12. Visit a museum. Make it a whole day date and enjoy each other’s company even more.
  13. Go on a toy/comic store round. Instead of doing a round of the bars, plan a day of visiting toy/comic stores and binge shop. Or window shop if it’s all the same to you.
  14. Participate in a Geek Trivia night. Get other friends to complete your team if necessary.
  15. Make it a double (or triple, as the case may be) date, and play Cards Against Humanity. Better yet, make Cards Against Science.
  16. Still on the double date note, play your favorite board game with other couples. See: 10 Best Board Games for Adults.
  17. Throw a geek Valentine’s party. Make sure you’ve got the right party drinks.
  18. Plan an Amazing Race day. Be creative. Incorporate the use of your smartphones and what not. Best done with other couples, too.
  19. Plan a roadtrip. Check out Roadside America, where you’ll find all sorts of ideas. You can go eat at The Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre House, for example.
  20. Go on a The Walking Dead tour. You’ll find the itinerary and prices here.
  21. Go to the nearest LEGOLAND.
  22. Go to New Zealand and experience Middle Earth. Hobbiton Tours can help you with that.
  23. Visit Oamaru, the Steampunk Capital of New Zealand. While you’re there, enjoy the little blue penguins as well.
  24. Go to the Hobbit House of Montana if New Zealand is too far and too expensive. You better call them ASAP though, as the demand is rather high.
  25. Go to the UK, and take your pick of geek destinations:  settings for Merlin, Camelot, and Stardust, for example. Visit Transcon Travel for more info.

Have you got your Valentine’s Day all planned out? What are you going to do? Let us know in the comments!

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You’ll Want to Come Home Early Every Day With These Awesomely Geeky Doormats Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:30:23 +0000 Your doormat is the first thing your visitors see. Don’t you want to make sure they know where your geek loyalties lie? Make sure you have the perfect doormat – and have some fun while you’re at it.

Awesomely Geeky Doormats

Choose One DIY Doormat

awesomely geeky doormats

Let’s start things off with some DIY. Give people at your door a choice: enter or escape. Hopefully, it will chase the unwanted ones away.

Learn how to make this doormat here.

Star Trek Emblem

awesomely geeky doormats

Show off your colors with this Star Trek emblem mat. Visitors will have no doubt where your loyalties lie. This is also a DIY mat, so you even have bragging rights about your dedication.

Learn how to make this doormat here. You’ll even find instructions for other geeky doormats.

Computer Keyboard Doormat


As if people didn’t spend too much time on their computers already…

Still, this doormat is a pretty cool way to welcome your guests, especially with the letters rearranged. You have the added bonus of getting under your OCD friends’ skins.

Get the Computer Keyboard Doormat here.

Super Mario Bros Dot Design Mat

Mario Bros Mat

One up your gamer friends with this Super Mario Bros Design Mat. You’ll be the envy of everyone for sure. It’s a little difficult to find this mat, as it is made up of squares with the different designs, so be quick about it. Alternatively, you can show the design or concept to a local mat maker OR do some DIY.

Get the Super Mario Bros Dot Design Mat here.

Space Invaders Alien Invasion Doormat – Thumbs Up

Space Invaders

Take a walk down memory lane when you played classic video games like Space Invaders and Asteroids. The good old simple days when you didn’t have to worry about upgrading to the latest, most expensive graphics card.

This is no simple mat, though, as it has motion sensors embedded. Whenever someone’s at your door, the little aliens light up from one side to the other. Be ready for praises all around.

Get the Space Invaders Alien Invasion Doormat – Thumbs Up here.

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

awesomely geeky doormats

Another gamer-centric doormat, this one has been making the Internet rounds, and rightly so. One look at the doormat and any gamer would want it on every door – even inside the house!

You can even have a party where people have to press the right buttons…oh, fun.

Get the 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat here.

You Rang the Bell Doormat

You Rang

Windows nerds, this is the perfect doormat for you. Especially if you tend to take your time answering the door. No explanations needed for taking more than 5 minutes. The doormat says it all.

Get the You Rang the Bell Doormat here.

One Small Step Doormat


You may never set foot on the moon, but you can play pretend with this doormat. You can even step on it every time you achieve something, and tell yourself, “One small step…”

The One Small Step Doormat is from ThinkGeek, but it’s not available at the moment although they say it should be back by 1/8. Leave your email to be notified when the product becomes available.

Darth Vader Doormat

Darth Vader

Scare unscrupulous people away with this Darth Vader doormat. While the background has a hint of fun in it, there’s nothing fuzzy and cuddly about Darth Vader himself.

Get the Darth Vader Doormat here.

You Shall Not Pass!


If Darth Vader doesn’t do the trick, I am pretty sure Gandalf will. He’ll protect your home not only from Balrogs, but from humans as well.

This mat is available in different sizes, thickness, and material.

Get the You Shall Not Pass! Doormat here.

Bigger on the Inside


And, for the best of the lot, we have the TARDIS doormat. If you’re a hoarder, and you’ve got so much crammed into your house you can be featured in the reality TV show Hoarders, then the doormat applies to you.

Now if only you can travel in time and space…

Get the Bigger on the Inside mat here.

Which doormats do you like best? Do you have other awesomely geeky doormats you want to share? Let us know in the comments.

More things you’ll want to collect:

Geeky Drinking Glasses
Game of Thrones Goodies

Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.

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5 YouTube Channels You Should Subscribe To Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:30:07 +0000 The biggest video-sharing platform in the world, with more than 1 billion unique users every month, YouTube has tons of content catering to practically any interest. While it does have its fair share of useless channels, there some YouTube channels that you will want to follow to satisfy your geeky and/or curious appetite.

Here are five geeky YouTube channels you should check out. You’ll notice that most of the “go-to” geek channels (Geek & Sundry, etc.) are missing, but that’s because I assume you’re already following them.

Screen Junkies

geeky youtube channels

Screen Junkies is one of the most popular YouTube channels for, obviously, movie buffs. This may be an exception to my reference to “go-to” geek channels, but Screen Junkies is just too fun not to include in this list. Even “casual” movie enthusiasts will enjoy the videos that Screen Junkies offer up. What I love most about this channel is that they are full of humor and snark.

View their Honest Trailer series (check out the one for Game of Thrones) first, and you’ll get hooked in no time.

Subscribe to Screen Junkies.


geeky youtube channels

Cinemassacre has a hodgepodge of topics, which makes it popular as people with different inclinations can relate to the channel easily. From Angry Video Game Nerd, James & Mike Mondays, Mike’s game reviews, You Know What’s Bullsh*t?!, Board James, and Top 10s, the channel has something to entertain everyone.

If you have been playing video games since the 80s or 90s, make sure you follow the Angry Video Game Nerd (AGVN), as you will have a blast walking down memory lane. You’ll probably be ranting and reminiscing together with the AGVN.

If board games are your thing, then Board James will give you reviews, new games, and of course, tons of commentary.

Subscribe to Cinemassacre.


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WatchMojo is another YouTube channel that caters to a wide range of geeks. It has top 10s – every single day, and covers pop culture, movies, games, and even music. If you’re interested in biographies, you’ll even find them in this channel.

Subscribe to WatchMojo.

Grant Thompson – “The King of Random”

geeky YouTube channels

I’ve been criticized for being a random conversationalist; that is, I jump from one topic to another seemingly unrelated topic. When that happens, I say to the person that he’s just too slow and can’t keep up with me. If you’ve had a similar experience, then you’ll love Grant Thompson, The King of Random.

While the “random” part is not exactly the same as I described, his videos will stimulate your seemingly random stream of thought. From “mad science” to “quests for discovery” to “random weekend projects”, you’ll enjoy jumping from topic to topic with Grant.

Subscribe to Grant Thompson – “The King of Random”.



As Einstein supposedly said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

That’s what the guys behind MinutePhysics are all about. If you’re a physics nerd, you will either think the concept cool or think the videos are beneath you (calling Dr. Sheldon Cooper).

If you’ve got a sense of humor and are smart, too, you’ll agree with me that this is a really fun channel for the curious mind. Not convinced? Watch this video titled “Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle”.

Subscribe to MinutePhysics.

Do you have any other geeky YouTube channels to recommend?

If you prefer podcasts:

5 Geek Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
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Fandom Friday: Valentine’s Gifts for Dragon Lovers Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:30:04 +0000 Dragons are part of many a fandom, and it just doesn’t seem right not to have an exclusive post for these magnificent creatures. So okay, I am more than a hundred percent biased. I love dragons like nothing else.

If there is a dragon lover in your life, then on Valentine’s Day (or any other day for that matter), why not take your pick from these kick-ass gifts for dragon lovers?

Dragon Earcuff

valentines gifts for dragon lovers

Not everyone has a pierced ear, so this dragon earcuff is perfect for those people. And even if you do have piercings, you can still show your love for dragons by wearing this. Trust me, it’s worth it.

This particular earcuff is a little pricey because it’s made of solid sterling silver. You can find similar items for a cheaper price, but the quality is much lower.

Get a Dragon Earcuff for $159.

Silver Dragon Earrings

valentines gifts for dragon lovers

For those who have piercings, then these silver dragon earrings will do the trick. They’re also made of sterling silver. These earrings are made to order, so you better send in your order well in advance.

Get these Silver Dragon Earrings for $36.

Dragon Necklace

valentines gifts for dragon lovers

I think this piece of dragon jewelry is my favorite of the lot. The two-tone scheme fits perfectly, and this type of dragon is what I like the most. If you – or the person you’re gifting – have the same taste as I do, then there is no question about buying this necklace. And it’s at a very reasonable price, too!

Get a Dragon Necklace for $13.

Dragons French Barrette

Dragons French Barrette

Letting your hair down is fun and exciting, but a girl’s got to tie her hair up sometimes. The best accessory for that? This French Barrette comprised of frolicking dragons. Just lovely.

Get the Dragons French Barrette for $24.

Dragon Flask


We have to make sure we keep our poison of choice in the best flask, don’t we? Whether your dragon lover like rum, whiskey, gin, or vodka, this 6-oz. flask will keep it safe and in style. The flask is polished stainless steel.

Get a Dragon Flask for $22.95.

Silver Dragon T-shirt

valentines gifts for dragon lovers

Wear your dragon love loud and proud. This t-shirt is in silver, but you can also find it in other colors.

Get a Silver Dragon T-shirt starting at $17.

Dueling Dragons with Sword Wind Chime

valentines gifts for dragon lovers

It is relaxing to hear wind chimes tinkling on any afternoon – or morning for that matter. You can, of course, go for any wind chimes, but why do that when you can have dueling dragons? Don’t worry, you will still the tinkling sound and not the harsh, adrenaling-pumping noises that dueling dragons make.

Get the Dueling Dragons with Sword Wind Chime for $21.25.

Hour of the Dragon Clock

Dragon Clock

Is your friend always late? Get him this dragon clock, and he’ll have no excuse not to look at the clock and be late. Then again, he might get too caught up in staring at the clock and have an excuse anyway.

Get the Hour of the Dragon Clock for $36.

Lord of the Dragons Shower Curtain

valentines gifts for dragon lovers

Every time you take a shower, you go through a baptism of fire – albeit not in the traditional sense. In fact, I bet that having this shower curtain will make anyone want to take a shower more than usual.

Get Lord of the Dragons Shower Curtain for $89.

Lord of the Dragons Sheets

Lord of the Dragons Bedding

To match Lord of the Dragons shower curtain, these sheets are a must-buy. Pricey, definitely. Worth it, even more!

Get Lord of the Dragons Sheets starting at $148.

Celtic Dragon Drapes

Celtic Dragon Drapes

Those with a penchant for Celtic dragons (and interior design, I suppose) will want these drapes on their windows. I think they’ll be perfect for a home library. If you don’t have one, who’s to stop you from using them in any other room in the house? One panel measures 44 inches by 88 inches, so you’ll probably have to get more than one.

Get Celtic Dragon Drapes for $26.94.

Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.

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14 Valentine’s Gifts for Geeky Guys Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:30:48 +0000 As promised, here are Valentine’s gifts for your guy. You’re bound to find at least one item that will make him appreciate the kick-ass partner that you are.

Trunk – Charging Cable for Smartphones

valentines gifts for geeky guys

valentines gifts for geeky guys

No one likes a tangled mess of cables, but they are essential if you want to make sure your phone doesn’t run out of juice. Trunk makes it easier to charge phones, whether at the desk or in the car. It is flexible but can also be straightened out. I’d love to have one myself (so yeah, it’s not only for guys).

Available in in lightning and microUSB.

Get Trunk for $19.95.

Das Horn Drinking Vessel

gifts for geeky guys

What can be manlier than drinking from a horn just like the Vikings did? This horn can hold 24 ounces of beer, coffee, or whatever it is that your guy likes to drink; and it comes with a stand so he can show it off subtlely.

Get Das Horn Drinking Vessel for $24.99.

R2D2 Bottle Opener

valentines gifts for geeky guys

Before your guy can pour the contents of the beer bottle into his Das Horn, he needs a bottle opener. We’d like to think he can do it with a spoon, a lighter, or even with his teeth, but…

No need for him to lose face because this R2D2 bottle opener will do the trick; and it’s cooler too!

Get the R2D2 Bottle Opener for $17.99.

Samurai Umbrella

valentines gifts for geeky guys

I bet that your guy has dreamt of being a samurai more than once, but lest that just remains a dream, here’s a gift that will help him get one step closer to his dream. The Samurai Umbrella may not be the best weapon to commit hara kiri, but it sure can help stave off muggers. And your guy won’t lose face by lugging an umbrella around.

Quite the opposite – he’ll be the coolest guy with an umbrella.

Get the Samurai Umbrella starting at $38.08.

Portal Wheatley LED Flashlight

valentines gifts for geeky guys

Another useful gadget to help keep safe, this LED flashlight will show the way in the darkest night. Or blind anyone who dares to accost you with sinister intentions. It’s the perfect gift for a guy who can’t get enough of Portal.

Get the Portal Wheatley LED Flashlight for $22.09.

Star Wars Mood Lights

valentines gifts for geeky guys

Get some geek lovin’ on after your date with these Star Wars mood lights. Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper is certainly going to put both of you in the mood…

Get these Star Wars Mood Lights starting $22.82.

Rubik’s Cube Light

valentines gifts for geeky guys

“Lighting with a twist” is how they describe it. *Groan*

Fully playable, this ginormous Rubik’s cube will not only light up your guy’s room, but it will also give him something to play with. Unless he’s mastered the 3×3 cube. If not, then point him to this guide: Rubik’s Cube for Dummies: How to Solve Rubik’s Cube in 20 Moves.

Get a Rubik’s Cube Light for $38.05.

Hobbit Feet Slippers

Hobbit Feet

Hobbits may be fortunate to have hairy feet to keep them warm, but we humans need some help. Keep your guy from getting cold feet by buying him these slippers. You’ll thank yourself in more ways than one.

Get Hobbit Feet Slippers for $14.97.

Meilaier Mens Zip Up Fleece Hoodie – Transformers


You’ve got your guy’s feet covered, now you need to make sure he doesn’t freeze to death. After all, what good are slippers if the rest of the body is exposed to the cold? Although Hobbits and Transformers are strange bedfellows, who says you can’t mix them up – in private at least.

Get a Meilaier Mens Zip Up Fleece Hoodie – Transformers for $48.85.

Harry Potter Slytherin Robe

valentines gifts for geeky guys

If your guy thinks that all the other houses are for wusses and only Slytherin will do, then this robe is your choice. It’s supposed to be hotel quality, so when he says “Let me change into something more comfortable”, it will be a literal thing.

Get a Slytherin Robe for $69.95.

Batman Men’s Interactive Knit Boxer

valentines gifts for geeky guys

I have no idea why it’s described as interactive, but maybe I’m just being dense. In any case, while I’m pretty sure that Batman doesn’t wear boxer shorts (how could he in that costume?), any Batman fan would love this pair.

Get a Batman Men’s Interactive Knit Boxer for $10.99.

Fifty Shades of Bacon

50 shades of bacon

The book starts with “Foreplay”, followed by “Afternoon Delight”, and…discover for yourself. Even if a guy doesn’t “do the kitchen”, you’ll get him at “bacon”. If not, the Table of Contents will certainly get his attention.

Get Fifty Shades of Bacon – available for Kindle and in paperback.

The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch

valentines gifts for geeky guys

One word: sriracha. This cookbook will encourage your guy to cook for sure.

Get The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 “Rooster Sauce” Recipes that Pack a Punch – available for Kindle, in hardcover, and paperback.

Zombie Shower Gel

zombie shower gel

After cooking with lots of Sriracha, your guy will probably want to take a refreshing shower. This Zombie Shower Gel may look like zombie goo, but it smells oh-so-good.

Get some Zombie Shower Gel for $9.12.

Disclosure: Links to Amazon are affiliate links.

Don’t forget this post’s counterpart:

Valentine’s Gifts to Melt Her Geeky Heart
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Dr. Seuss Does Geek Art Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:30:27 +0000 “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

Nonsense he may like, Dr. Seuss’s statement totally makes sense, doesn’t it? While he has explicitly stated that he doesn’t really like kids – he didn’t have kids – his books have taught countless kids to read and love reading. Not to mention teaching them how to have fun all through adulthood.

Other things you may not know about Dr. Seuss:

  • The “Dr.” in his name was added by himself because his father had always wanted him to practice medicine.
  • His first book, “And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street” was rejected by 27 publishers. Those publishers must be eating their hats with ketchup.
  • During the Great Depression, Dr. Seuss survived by drawing cartoons for advertisements.
  • He also drew propaganda cartoons for the Army in WWII.
  • He coined the word “nerd”!
  • Dr. Seuss has a Pulitzer and two Academy Awards.
  • “Yertle the Turtle” is based on Hitler’s story.

Interesting tidbits, don’t you think?

Admittedly, not everyone has had the luck to grow up with Dr. Seuss as part of their lives, but it’s never too late to read his work. It’s silly, but it makes sense – even to adults.

And when it comes to art, well, it’s as unique as unique can be.

Unsurprisingly, various artists have tried their hand at drawing following Dr. Seuss’s style. Many have done an excellent job at it, all the while playing around with mashups with popular culture.

One of them is DrFaustusAU of deviantART, who has a dedicated page to his Seussian art applied to pop culture. Whether you’re a fan of Dr. Seuss or not, take a look and have a silly moment today.

Dr. Seuss Geek Art

Birds of the same feather?

What better to start with than a Dr. Seuss impression of Doctor Who? Here are all the 12 – nope, 13 – Doctors in their Seussian glory. I love this artwork, although I think the eyes could have been a little tweaked to suit each Doctor’s look more. I do like THE eyebrows. You know what I’m talking about.

dr seuss geek art

If there’s another creature that should be part of this collection, it’s the Dalek. I love the comment left by a reader on the drawing’s page:

“For the Daleks, the Doctor’s the one they most hate;
They wish they could catch him and EX-term-in-ate!”

You read that in the voice of a Dalek, didn’t you?

dr seuss geek art


When there’s something strange – and there is always something strange in Dr. Seuss’s world – you know whom to call!
dr seuss geek art

Who’s got the last laugh?

This is perhaps the funnest drawing of The Joker I’ve seen to date. Totally safe for beginning readers.
dr seuss geek art

A long time ago in a galaxy…

…far, far away, Dr. Seuss found himself enthralled with a kid who had father issues and a beautiful princess.
dr seuss geek art


As much as I enjoy The Silence of the Lambs, I can’t help but feel shivers down my spine whenever I think of Anthony Hopkins saying “Clarice” in that eerie voice. This drawing, though, makes me forget that chill.
dr seuss geek art

Isn’t DrFaustusAU just brilliant? Go pay him a visit, and show him your support.

All images are from DrFaustusAU’s Seussian Gallery.

More Dr. Seuss:

When Batman Meets Dr. Seuss
10 Geeky Children’s Books To Read To Your Kids
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Steampunk Geeks, Add Oamaru, NZ to Your Travel Bucket List Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:30:10 +0000 Oamaru in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, is the largest town in the area and is a popular tourist destination mainly because of its population of little Blue Penguins. They interestingly describe these animals as “birds that act like fish”, and they’re so cute that people the world over travel great distances to see them.

oamaru new zealand

But even if you don’t like penguins (shame on you!), there is another reason to add Oamaru to your travel bucket list (aside from the fact that visiting New Zealand in general is a must for Lord of the Rings fans): it’s a town that glorifies steampunk like nothing else.

The guys at BoingBoing visited Oamaru and showed proof that the town is indeed the steampunk capital of New Zealand. While steampunk capital of New Zealand may not be the first thing that comes to mind when hearing of Oamaru (let’s face it, most of us may not have heard of Oamaru before now anyway), the town really does have a district that showcases the best of steampunk you’ll find.

Of course, that got us interested in digging around for more information about this town which calls itself the steampunk capital of New Zealand.

As it turns out, Oamaru even hosts 2015 Steampunk NZ Festival, which is going to be held on May 28, 2015 for three days:

The ideal Christmas present for the discerning steampunk, tickets for the 2015 Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru.

Starts with a night of Victorian magic on 28th May 2015 and finishes with the Steampunk NZ Gala Ball on 31st May. With internationally acclaimed steampunk personality, Montague Jacques Fromage.

In case “Christmas present” threw you off, they celebrate this holiday during the summer down there. (So if you love Christmas that much, celebrate it twice a year by visiting New Zealand during the summer.)

The dedicated web site to steampunk is called Steampunk HQ, where you’ll learn all about the highlights and features of the attraction.

Here are some photos from the web site that will show you just how much they love steampunk in Oamaru.

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oamaru steampunk capital new zealand

oamaru steampunk capital new zealand

For sure, steampunk lovers are already starting to drool over the Steampunk HQ.

How do you get to Oamaru?

First you have to get to New Zealand, obviously. Travel to NZ gives you information about direct flights to the country as well as cruises that make port in New Zealand. You need to go to the Christchurch airport, though as Oamaru is about 3 hours south of the city.

Once you’re there, you can explore all you want – the Steampunk HQ being priority, of course.

Here’s more Steampunk goodness to look at while you save up and plan for your trip to the steampunk capital of New Zealand.

A Steampunk Wheelchair Is A Boy’s Dream Come True!
Steampunk Star Wars

Featured image via BoingBoing

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Which Gotham Character Are You? [QUIZ] Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:30:47 +0000

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Fandom Friday: 10 Funny Harry Potter Memes for Potterheads Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:30:06 +0000 How many times have you seen ALL of the Harry Potter movies? If you haven’t done a marathon in the past six months, then perhaps it’s time to schedule one now with your fellow Potterheads.

Of course, that will take some time – coordinating schedules, preparing nachos and dip, getting everyone’s preferred drinks, and making sure everyone will have a comfy spot. While you do all that, here’s something to give you a good laugh.

There’s no lack of funny Harry Potter memes. They come in all forms and sizes, but we’ve spent quite some time looking for the ones that are sure to crack you up. (Maybe a little longer than we had to – it’s easy to get lost in time.)

So, here you go – 10 funny Harry Potter memes. If you want more, let us know, and we’ll gladly oblige.

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Teehee. How big is your chamber?

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And this, boys and girls, is why we all want to go to Hogwarts.

Now for some Snape sniping.
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funny harry potter memes

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Can’t blame the guy, can you?

And he’s got good taste in liquor, too.

Of course there’s a Harry Potter yo momma joke…

yo momma

And rage comics…

funny harry potter memes

And my favorite – a Game of Thrones mashup.

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For good measure, let’s throw in a video. We can’t NOT have Draco after all.

More Harry Potter for you: Harry Potter Art

Kill the Hydra

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Best Digital Comic Book Readers Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:30:48 +0000 Purists may prefer print comic books, but more and more, comic enthusiasts are going the digital route. I won’t debate the pros and cons of print and digital, but if you are buying digital comics and want the best experience, you need a good digital comic book reader.

While you don’t have tons of options, there are enough to choose from, each with its pros and cons. We’ve chosen some of the best digital comic book readers, both for desktop and mobile, for you.

Best digital comic book readers


best digital comic book readers

ComicRack used to be solely for Windows, but it is now available for Android and iOS as well. One of the most popular digital comic book readers, ComicRack is packed with convenient features:

  • It can read practically any format, including ZIP and RAR files, in which case you don’t have to unzip them yourself.
  • It allows home sharing between devices so that you can use any device and pick up from where you left off. Excellent when you start reading on your laptop and then need to go to the bog and read on your iPad.
  • It has an interface with three panes, which allows you to do three things at once: navigate files and folder, browse comics, and read pages.
  • It can export your digital comics to other formats (cbz, cbt, cb7, pdf, djvu).

Simple Comic for Mac

best digital comic book readers

Described as “the most intuitive comic reader on the Mac”, Simple Comic really does make things easier and allows you to focus on just reading. Aside from the usual options of one/two page display, L-R/R-L page ordering, and page scaling, Simple Comic allows you to rotate the page to maximize the display area. Compatible formats: .cbr, .cbz, .zip, .rar, tar, 7z, lha.

Comics by ComiXology

best digital comic book readers

No comic book reader is a stranger to ComiXology, and the platform’s app may very well be the most popular reader today. You can purchase your comics directly from the app, removing the hassle of buying from a platform and having to transfer to an app. ComiXology has a huge collection of comics, plus quite a bunch for free as well.

Download for Android.
Download for iOS.


best digital comic book readers

SideBooks is my current digital comic book reader, and it does a great job organizing collections, not to mention that it looks good (although if you’re a vehement supporter of flat design, you won’t agree). It also allows syncing with comics in your Dropbox account. Supported formats: PDF, ZIP, CBZ, ZIP, CBR and RAR.

Download for iOS.

Dark Horse Bookshelf App

best digital comic book readers

While ComiXology is probably the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to digital comic book stores, the Dark Horse app is an option for fans of its comics. Not only do you get to purchase Dark Horse comics directly, you also get lots of freebies. They also are starting to offer content from other publishers, which will make this reader better if the trend continues. One other thing, this reader also allows for cloud storage, so that you can save space on your tablet or phone.



YACReader stands for – you guessed it – Yet Another Comic Reader. It does not have an in-store option like ComiXology and Dark Horse, but it does have its perks.

  • Use your Dropbox account for synchronizing your comics with YACReader
  • iTunes File Sharing support to copy comics between your computer and YACReader
  • Organize your comic library creating folders and copy, cut, paste or delete comics and folders – without needing your computer.
  • A single tap is all you need to read your comics from start to finish thanks to the built-in YACReader automatic scroll.

The downsides – no support for two-page landscape mode, and for those who only want free apps, YACReader costs $1.99.

Not convinced about digital comics? Read:

5 Big Reasons Comics Had to go Digital

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6 Best Buddy Cop Movies Of All Time Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:00:17 +0000 Buddy cop movies follow a certain pattern. The good ones are as edgy and violent as they are funny. There is a real sense of danger as the two cops who could get the bad guy “if they don’t kill each other first” go head-to-head with ruthless villains capable of any form of evil. The ‘80s were the Golden Age for buddy cop movies, and so it should come as no surprise that most of the films on this list fall in that decade. So without further ado, here are our picks for the six best buddy cop movies of all time.

6. Stakeout

John Badham was no stranger to the action film by the time he directed Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez in 1987’s thriller Stakeout. His Blue Thunder is one of the best action movies ever made, period, so he was a natural fit for balancing the humor and thrills needed to pull off this buddy cop movie about two night-and-day different guys assigned to watch a woman in hopes of catching a murderous criminal. In the process, one of the cops (Dreyfuss) falls in love with her. Followed by Another Stakeout.

5. 48 HRS.

Okay, so the two main principals aren’t cops. Only one is. But the formula used is the same. Nick Nolte is the hard-nosed Jack Cates, who receives temporary (48-hour) custody of wisecracking criminal Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy). Hammond has the info needed to track down a killer, but he’s not going to make it easy for Jack, even though the pair end up respecting one another in the end. Like Stakeout, this one was followed by Another 48 HRS.

4. Beverly Hills Cop

Eddie Murphy again as Officer Axel Foley, this time a boy-in-blue for the Detroit PD. After his friend is murdered by two thugs, he follows the trail of evidence to Beverly Hills, where he meets up with a pair of conservative cops assigned to watch him and make sure he gets out of town. The trio end up bringing down a drug lord. Followed by II and III and a pilot that wasn’t picked up. The fourth Beverly Hills Cop feature film is reportedly on the way.

3. Shoot To Kill

Again, not two cops but a FBI agent and a mountain man with the info to lead the agent to an unseen killer in the Pacific Northwest. Sidney Poitier starred as the agent after a decade-long absence from the cinema. A pre-direct-to-video Tom Berenger is his “partner,” and the two men really are at the top of their game. Kirstie Alley is the damsel in distress and the killer — well, that’s up to you to figure out, but he’s a good one! No sequels.

2. Lethal Weapon

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover — what’s not to like? Richard Donner keeps the action serious and violent while using the likable characteristics of both men to mine a lot of humor from the “if they don’t kill each other first” angle. Shane Black’s script is a big help as well. Followed by the fun 2 and 3 before descending into sequel abyss with the fourth and final film, a real stinker.

1. Freebie And The Bean

The one buddy cop movie not made in the ‘80s is also the best. James Caan and Alan Arkin keep the laughs coming and the action fast and furious in this tale of two San Francisco police detectives out to catch a local hijacking boss while also saving him from the murderous cross-dressing hitman intent on killing him. Motorcycle chases, buffet brawls, and a surprisingly touching climax inside Candlestick Park make this one worth seeking out. What’s not worth checking out, however, is the nine-episode TV series this inspired several years later starring Hector Elizondo and Tom Mason. Pretty rough.

So those are our picks for the best buddy cop movies. What are yours? Share them in our comments section, and for more movie fun, check out our 5 Villains Who Deserved To Win.

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Valentine’s Gifts to Melt Her Geeky Heart Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:30:59 +0000 Not everyone celebrates the Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day, but there is something to be said about giving gifts to your SO, or the person you want to be your SO. Whatever the case may be, it’s not too early to think about Valentine’s gifts.

Instead of presenting you with generic gift ideas, we decided to focus on Valentine’s gifts for girls. But don’t worry, gals, we’ll scour the web for you for another post about gifts for guys soon.

Green Arrow pendant

Whether in disguise or as himself, Oliver Queen has a way with women. If you want your girl to have a piece of jewelry that she’ll wear every day, this Green Arrow pendant will do the trick. It comes in neutral colors, too, so it won’t be difficult to match with any getup.

valentines gifts for geek girls

Buy this Green Arrow pendant for $17.00.

Stormtrooper earrings

For girls who like to wear jewelry – even if only occasionally, earrings are just as important as pendants. And what better earrings to give your girl than these Stormtrooper ones? Unless she has a strong dislike for Stormtroopers or Star Wars in general – then you may be having second thoughts about things…

Star Wars Earrings

Stormtrooper earrings available here.

Literary scarves

For sure, you’ve seen those articles about dating a woman who reads. There’s no arguing that a woman who devours books like there’s no tomorrow is a keeper, and if your SO is such a person, then you’re in luck. You’ll be luckier if you give her a literary scarf, which is not only functional, but shouts “book lover” loud and proud.

Made by Tori Tisell, these literary scarves are available in three variants: Jane Eyre , Alice in Wonderland, and Wuthering Heights.

valentines gifts for geek girls

Take your pick of literary scarves here.

Star Trek TOS ladies pajama set

Nothing compares to a good night’s sleep with the most comfortable pair of jammies. Unless we’re talking Star Trek pajamas. I don’t really need to say more – just look!

valentines gifts for geek girls

This pajama set is on sale at ThinkGeek now for only $15.99 (original price at $39.99), so get that present early!

DC Comics Wonder Woman stars studded satchel bag

While there is no lack of superheroines, I do believe that Wonder Woman is still the best of the lot. If your girl has the same preference, then this bag will make you a hero in her eyes. At least until you mess up. ;)

valentines gifts for geek girls

Get the DC Comics Wonder Woman stars studded satchel bag for $45.99.

Star Trek Original Series purse

For trekkies, no other bag will do. Measuring 12-inches long x 9-inches tall x 5-inches wide, this bag comes with a Tribble key fob with a delta charm. Heck, men would want a murse in this pattern, I bet!

valentines gifts for geek girls

Buy the Star Trek Original Series purse.

Pi bottle opener

One can argue that this simply but nifty device is more of a guy’s gift, but that would be sexist, wouldn’t it? We girls do like to open bottles, too! So, if your girl enjoys her bottled beverage, this Pi bottle opener will score you huge points. Definitely more than 3.1416.

pi bottle opener

Get the Pi bottle opener.

Periodic Table Pyrex dish

Why settle for prints of all sorts of Period Tables when you can have your table and eat it, too? This custom-engraved Pyrex serving dish will ensure that whatever is served for dinner will be eaten. For those who love cooking, this is the perfect gift.

valentines gifts for geek girls

Buy here.

R2D2 Apron

Here’s another gift idea for girls who like to cook – and love R2D2 (who doesn’t?). I confess that I don’t normally use an apron though I cook practically every day, but if I were to wear one, then this might just be it.

R2D2 Apron

The R2D2 apron is a little pricey at $65, but it will be worth the smile on her face. Get it here.

Snore No More

And for the funniest of them all…the Snore No More. You might be setting yourself up for a whack or two if you snore (even if you deny it), but who can resist this gift? One thing’s for sure: you’ll see that your gift is very much appreciated when you feel that whack in the middle of the night.


Buy Snore No More.

More gift ideas:

7 Game of Thrones Gifts

9 Hunger Games Gifts

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Have a Great Start to the Year With These Geeky Motivational Posters Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:30:44 +0000 How’s your year going so far? You may or may not have made resolutions to be a better you, but just in case you need a boost, we’ve picked out some geeky motivational posters to get you off to a great start. Or not.


They say you always have to look at the bright side, and even when the zombiecalypse does happen, you’ll find something to be thankful about. Look at Rick and his crew. And, remember, it doesn’t matter if the glass is half full or half empty. At least there’s a glass! And zombies.

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You have the power to make/change your own history, so do as the Doctor does. What can go wrong???

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On a similar note, not everyone’s destined to be a hero; but as Tolkien wrote:

“His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: ‘I’m coming Mr. Frodo!”

Don’t fret if that’s your destiny. You’ll be standing on the shoulders of giants.


Team Work

Bear this in mind as you go to work every day. You’ll be better off for it. Unless you’re not the boss. Then it sucks to be you.

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Another one for you to remember at work. Let those voices guide you, and shut out the flies buzzing around.

geeky motivational posters


Like a boss. No matter how irritating she can be, we can learn a thing or two from her. Don’t forget the facial expression.


Fair Play

If you’re asked why you did what you did, here’s what you say. We don’t guarantee that you won’t get in trouble for whatever it is that you did, but at least you’ll have Mal backing you up.

fair play


You know what they say…honesty is the best policy.



You know better than to use drugs, boys and girls. But…


I shouldn’t have to say this, but all for shits and giggles.

Now for some honest-to-goodness motivating stuff:

The Battlestar Galactica Series Bible
Bring These Art Nouveau Firefly Posters To Your Bunk
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Movies, TV Shows, and Games to Look Forward to in 2015 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:30:15 +0000 It’s the first full week of 2015, and there’s already plenty to look forward to in terms of movies, TV shows, and games. Many of these were announced last year, but you’ll want a handy one-stop-shop to look at the details, although some may not have definite release dates yet.

We bring you our hand-picked list of movies, TV shows, and games to look forward to in 2015.


One word: Johnny Depp.

Release date: January 23, 2015 (USA)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Joss Whedon directs familiar faces with the Avengers doing their thing to stop the evil Ultron. Definitely one of the most anticipated movies in 2015, let’s hope that it won’t disappoint.

Here’s a special look at Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Release date: May 1, 2015 (USA)

This mystery sci-fi movie stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie and is touted as an “epic” film. Coming from Disney, that may very well be true. The synopsis from the official movie page:

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.

Release date: May 22, 2015 (USA)

Jurassic World
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Everyone loved Jurassic Park, but the same can not be said of all the movies following it. Jurassic World, however, has got our hopes up. It’s set 22 years after the original story, with two dinosaur parks. Of course, something goes wrong along the way. Oh, and Star-Lord Chris Pratt is there to spice things up.

Release date: June 12, 2015 (USA)

Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s Ant-Man will revolve around the story of con-man Scott Lang’s rising up to the occasion to lend Dr. Hank Pym save the world. Marvel just released a teaser trailer preview to heighten your anticipation.

Release date: July 17, 2015 (USA)

Bond 24
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Officially titled, Spectre, Bond 24 still features Daniel Craig as 007. Of course, we’re looking forward to another Bond movie!

Release date: November 6, 2015 (USA)

The Hateful Eight
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Quentin Tarantino works with Channing Tatum and Samuel L. Jackson to tell a tale of bounty hunters in post-Civil War Wyoming. We’re particularly interested in this movie, not only because it’s Quentin effin’ Tarantino but because of the cast (and the tantrums Tarantino threw because of the script leak).

Release date: November 13, 2015 (USA)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
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We have fallen in love with The Girl on Fire – in the books, on-screen, and off-screen. Of course we’re eagerly awaiting the end to The Hunger Games trilogy! (Or is it quadrology for the movies?)

Release date: November 20, 2015 (USA)

The Martian
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Directed by Ridley Scott, with high profile cast members such as Matt Damon, Sean Bean (let’s hope he doesn’t die this time), and Jeff Daniels, The Martian is based on the popular novel by Andy Weir.

Release date: November 25, 2015 (USA)

Star Wars: Episode VII
And, last but definitely not the least is Star Wars: Episode VII. No need to say more, yes?

Release date: December 18, 2015 (USA)

TV Shows

Now, for the TV show list. There are certainly tons of TV shows premiering this year, but here are the ones we’ve marked on our calendars till April.

  • January 8. Big Bang Theory, 8 PM CBS; Elementary, 10 PM CBS; Archer, 10PM FX
  • January 16. Constantine, 8 PM NBC; Grimm, 9 PM NBC
  • January 19. Sherlock, 10 PM PBS
  • January 20. The Flash, 8 PM The CW; Supernatural, 9 PM The CW; Justified, 10 PM FX
  • January 21. Arrow, 8 PM The CW
  • January 24. Black Sails, 9 PM Starz
  • February 8. The Walking Dead, 9 PM AMC; Better Call Saul, 10 PM AMC
  • February 19. Vikings, 10 PM History
  • March 2. The Following, 8PM Fox
  • March 3. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 9 PM ABC
  • April 18. Orphan Black, 9 PM BBC America

You might be wondering where Game of Thrones is. We know that there is a featurette coming up in February, but rumor has it that season 5 might be delayed due to production issues. We’ll have to hold our breaths for this, unfortunately.


Aside from movies and TV shows, we have tons of video games to look forward to. Here are some of the games you’ll want to watch out for.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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Hideo Kojima brings us another brilliant experience (as we can only assume). Venom Snake. Tons of open-world environments. Weapons. Vehicles. This ought to keep one busy for a while.

MGSV2 will be available on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

Release date is December 31, 2015. Pre-order on Amazon.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
A first-person adventure video game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is developed by The Chinese Room and SCE Santa Monica Studio. Sony Computer Entertainment is the publisher. The game revolves around six characters, each with a story to tell in an apocalyptic setting, but don’t expect The Walking Dead elements in this nonetheless spooky game.

We don’t have a specific release date yet, but here’s the E3 2014 Trailer for the PS 4.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
They say that the latest in the Uncharted series may very well be the best PS4 exclusive this year, and with the previous games doing well, that might not be far from the truth. Watch this IGN podcast to find out the latest rumors and secrets about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. You won’t regret it.

Batman: Arkham Knight
The game is supposed to be the last of the series, so if you haven’t finished the previous ones, lock yourself up in your room with supplies and don’t go out till you’re done.

Let’s allow the game play trailer to speak for itself, shall we?

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released in June 2, 2015. Pre-order on Amazon for $59.99 and free shipping.

Mario Maker
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Mario fans who love creating their own worlds will want to get their hands on Mario Maker for the WiiU. You can create 2D Mario levels, and play God or whatever you want. Release date: first half of 2015.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
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The popular RPG originally released in Japan in October 2011 is now being made available in HD for the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you want the same gaming experience in eye-popping HD, then get ready for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Release date is March 17, 2015. Pre-order on Amazon for $59.96 and free shipping.

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)

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IGN has one thing to say: “Hyrule has never looked better.”

The 18th (main) game in the series, The Legend of Zelda Wii U will be released “some time this year”.

Movies, TV shows, games 2015 – our picks; but back to you now. Do you have titles that are not on this list? Let us know, and we’ll check them out!

Also read:

10 of the Best Christmas Content and Easter Eggs in Games
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Fandom Friday: Game of Thrones Special in February (Plus Some Other Tidbits) Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:30:30 +0000 UPDATE: January 8, 2015. HBO just announced the premiere for Season 5: APRIL 12, 2015!

Is HBO following BBC when it comes to specials for its Game of Thrones fandom? Christmas Day is the traditional day for Whovians, and while BBC has been doing that for years now, HBO is releasing a Game of Thrones special only for the second time (then again the series is rather new, so that’s understandable).

Game of Thrones Special 2014 – Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing

The provider released a special last year, which was a total teaser of a video. For those who have seen it (I can’t imagine a serious Game of Thrones fan not having watched it, though), you all know that it was all about looking forward to season 4, new characters, and upcoming story lines.

Now just in case you haven’t seen the 2014 special and/or season 4, here is Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing. Obviously, SPOILER ALERT!

Game of Thrones Special 2015 – A Day in the Life

So this year, Winter Is Coming got a tip about a “mysterious” Game of Thrones special, which is slated to air on February 8 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. A week before Valentine’s Day, that’s sure to put couples who are Game of Thrones fans in a good mood…

Game of Thrones special HBO

From the screenshot that the tipster sent, there doesn’t seem to be much information except for the title “A Day in the Life” and a short description “behind-the-scenes featurette”. Of course, Game of Thrones fans don’t need much more than a hint of a “Game of Thrones special” to get excited about the whole thing, which will last less than half an hour.

While last year’s special was truly a teaser, this year’s seems like it would be totally different. While that is not bad in itself, I would rather have a similar theme than a behind-the-scenes featurette before season 5. That’s simply because there is a lot of behind-the-scenes material to be devoured.

In any case, don’t forget to mark February 8 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time down.

Here’s more to whet that Westerosian appetite

Season 5 will air in April, so we can expect more videos and tidbits from HBO between February and then. In the meantime, here are some things you will find useful – and delight you, of course.

Game of Thrones Viewer’s Guide
Game of Thrones Screensavers
Game of Thrones House Wallpapers

Fan Art








You can also get your hands on some Game of Thrones merchandise, as usual. And, for the love of God, if you don’t have either of these 2015 calendars yet, get them!

Game of Thrones 2015 Wall Calendar

The HBO version, which you can get here.

got calendar

A Song of Ice and Fire 2015 Calendar

The book version, which you can get here. I’ve got this one, and I’m telling you it’s totally worth the cost (which is not much, by the way).

ASOIF calendar

Going back to where we started, members of the Game of Thrones fandom, what are your thoughts and/or predictions about the February special? Let’s talk about it!

ALSO: Stay tuned for more Game of Thrones coverage on Fandom Fridays!

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Awesome Geeky Drinking Glasses Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:30:17 +0000 We’ve shared geeky drinks and drinking games, so now it’s time to make sure you have the perfect drinking glasses. Our picks are sure to add more geeky flavor to your party, or even if you’re just chilling alone or with a friend or two.

DIY Ood Brain Cocktail Glass

geeky drinking glasses
Let’s start with a bit of DIY, courtesy of Vohn’s Vittles. Any Whovian who would like to serve cocktails with aplomb needs to roll up his sleeves and make this glass. While this DIY project may take some time and effort, you’ll know it’s worth it when you hear the Ood singing after a drink or two…

Periodic Table Beer Glass

geeky drinking glasses
You know you won’t go wrong with anything related to the Periodic Table, so this beer glass is perfect for any occasion. Details:

  • Image on glass will be translucent, not opaque
  • Standard pint glass, holds 16 US oz.
  • Lead free glass
  • Dishwasher Safe, but to preserve the print quality, hand washing is recommended

You can get one here for $18.

1UP Shot Glass

geeky drinking glasses
One-up everyone around the table with this shot glass. Just make sure you know your limits. Sold by LeFayEngraving, this shot glass design is but one of many. You can even choose your own design if you wish to. And, it costs only $9.59. Perfect for a night of drinking games.

Polyhedral Dice Gamer Sandblast Etched Shot Glasses

geeky drinking glasses
Tabletop gamers will want no other shot glass. Whether you’re hosting your regular gaming night, or you’re having a special party, these polyhedral dice shot glasses will add to the party spirit. You can get a set of six for $52. Not a bad deal.

I need an html break Drinking Glass

For developers/coders, this beer glass will add to the enjoyment of sipping the perfect brew. Whether you drink commercial beer or home-brewed beer, the glass is the perfect vessel. Just like the Periodic Table glass, this one costs $16 a piece.

Star Trek StarFleet Command Logo Hand Etched on Beer Mug or Pint Glass

I don’t know about you, but I can already feel that satisfaction of holding a chilled beer mug, anticipating the first gulp of my favorite beer. If you’re not the beer mug type and you prefer pint glasses, you can also have that. For $13, this glass will do its job just fine. Get it here.

Stormtrooper tumbler and shot glass set

These may very well be the reasons Stormtroopers never hit their targets. They probably have a stash of these tumblers and shot glasses, drinking everyone else under the table. You don’t have to be a Stormtrooper (or have awful aim) to enjoy your poison of choice in these glasses and shot glass, though. Handpainted and heat-sealed, the design on the glasses should last for a long time as long as you hand wash them. Get them for $12.79.

If you like drinking:

Geeky Party Drinks
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Best Geeky Drinking Games Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:30:57 +0000 Drinking games are an inherent part of college life, but who’s to say that grown ups can’t take part of the fun? New Year’s Eve is coming up, so the popularity of drinking games is at its highest; but why don’t we up the notch a bit with some of the best geeky drinking games out there?

Trust me, you’ll have the party of your life. Unless you get smashed and sick up early in the evening.

Quidditch Beer Pong

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Everyone knows beer pong, but why go the old, albeit not-so-boring, way when you can have more fun with Quidditch Beer Pong? Potterheads, it’s time to show off your skills – and alcohol tolerance.

You’ll need the following:

  • 10 cups (+2 more for water cups)
  • 1 ping pong baller per 2 players
  • 1 (optional) Snitch Pong Ball w/ wings attached
  • Having both beer & liquor on deck is recommended

Set things up:

Start setting up on a regular beer pong table, but instead use a 10 cup rack on each side. If you want to use the optional final-cup rule where only the Snitch can be used, then glue wings onto one of your ping pong balls and color it gold. Next, make the three Quidditch Pong goals to shoot through, as seen in the picture above. Last, fill the 10-rack up with beer and fill up the water cup. Last, bust out your sorting hat to decide which team shoots first.

The rules:

The Quidditch Pong Drinking Game rules are about as good as it gets when it comes to creativity. The overall goal is to be the first side to reach 100 total points and win the game.

The rules get more complicated, however, so head over to Drinking Game Zone and print out all the details. You’ll need it when contentions come up as you get further in the game.

Wizard’s Staff

While we’re talking about wizards, here’s another drinking game that will put you to the test. Wizard’s Staff is all about drinking cans of beer, taping each empty can end on end (with duct tape, of course). Each can represents one level, so if you have 3 cans, you’re a level 3 wizard.

Every x number of levels, there is a Boss Battle. This means taking a shot. This is where your creativity comes into play. For example, the Boss at level 3 can be “Goldschlager Dragon”. Obviously, it’s best to prepare everything beforehand, naming conventions included.

Level 10 is the goal, when you are faced with the ultimate challenge, so you can level up from mage to a full wizard.

You can also create your own variations to suit your imagination and the group’s preferences.

Needless to say, prepare not to go home if you play Wizard’s Staff.

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Beer Chess

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The name of the game is pretty self-explanatory: you play chess using beer as the pieces. Then you take a sip as each piece is moved. As The Webtender says:

Beer chess is the unification of the intellect with the inebriated. Beer chess is stimulating brain cells as you kill them. Beer chess was created during a weekend retreat at the McEnaney Estate in Jackman, Maine, thus making Jackman, Maine the Beer Chess capital of the universe.

Couldn’t have said it better than that. You can find instructions here. Again, you can change some details as you wish.

P.S. You do know how to play chess, don’t you?

Tipsy Tetris

Play Tetris (multiplayer) and get drunk while you’re at it.

The rules:

  • Drink when someone’s item affects you
  • Waterfall during the stopwatch
  • Drink 5 for squishing the tiny climbing man
  • Drink 4 when someone else gets a tetris
  • Drink according to your final placement
  • Consecutive wins take a vodka shot

Mario Kart Drunk Driving

Here’s another drinking game for gamers – as if Mario Kart weren’t fun enough on its own!

Learn how to play it by watching the video below. Just remember, it’s a freaking GAME, so don’t do it in real life!

That should be enough drinking games for now, yeah? Stay tuned for further updates in the future, but always keep in mind – either have a designated driver, or don’t go home at all.

Happy New Year!

If you don’t drink, play board games instead:

14 Awesome Homemade Board Games
10 More Board Games for Adults

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Quick List of Portable Gadgets for Holiday Season Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:40:50 +0000 A trip can give you an incentive to take portable electronic gadgets with you or purchase them for someone who would love getting their hands on one. Some gadgets like portable phone chargers are designed with ease of your lifestyle in mind. But even small, portable gadgets can take up the limited space you have to travel with. So what you need is a list of portable gadgets so you can decide what would fit your traveling lifestyle the best.

This list includes everything from different sizes of luggage to must-have gadgets to help you while traveling on the road by car or RV.

Avid Photographers will Love This Tripod

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If the main part of your trip is for taking photos, sight-seeing or making lots of videos as you enjoy what you are experiencing, you’ll love this tripod. Vanguard Alta 225CT tripod gives you the perfect angle for your best shot. This barely weighs anything (all of 810g), has five sections to it and stretches to 42cm.

This tripod will easily fit into a somewhat long backpack or bag.

Unique Sandals

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Don’t forget to take Mens Quencha TQT (Thirst Quinching Technology) sandals from Reef sport, an airbag inside the heel of the sandal and a comfortable strap. What makes these sandals stand out is the built-in bottle opener attached underneath the sandal. We know that the comfort of footwear is must for traveling, walking outside or hiking, so select the best sandals according to the nature of your trip to make it as convenient as you can.

Nearly Indestructible Camera

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It is also known as a Panasonic DMC-FT5 model camera. The camera that can go nearly everywhere, including under water. Imagine a camera with a built-in GPS. That is what this features. It tags photos as you capture your traveling moments and automatically tells you where the photos were taken. So even if you happen to forget a particular photo, it won’t matter.

Plus, it was built with ruggedness in mind. It could survive a few tumbles and falls with the orange protective-guard on the outside of it. This sounds like an accident-proof camera. Even take this camera during your diving, snorkeling and swimming trips. This amazing gadget has been built to stand up to this kind of fun.

Night Vision and Flash Light in One

Never get stranded in the dark on a hike again, or at least minimize the chances of it. Get night vision and a flash light in one, with multiple settings. The brightest setting makes it bright enough to easily hike just before the sun comes up. While the lower setting will help you find your hotel or house keys in the dark.

It’s supposed to be really comfortable to wear which is helpful since it would become useless if it was a heavy headpiece. It should also include a flashing mode with efficient battery performance. Night vision devices are incredibly nice during hunting trips and late night hikes to see all kinds of natural sights like the beautiful stars at night.

Waterproof Backpack for the Adventurous People

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Thule Perspektiv’s SLR Daypack to be specific! Use it for camping, hiking, traveling and more. Little compartments for storing your camera, lenses, snacks, and other belongings make this convenient and easy to throw stuff in.

It has been built for comfort while trekking all over town or on a camping trip in the mountains. It has little storage compartments for carrying SD cards and a tripod clip.

With the holidays here and winter traveling, hiking and camping around the corner, someone on your Christmas list would get a lot of use from many of these items. Avid campers would love the sturdy camera especially if they love to get memories from their trips.

Travel differently:

Travel Through Time With Your TARDIS Backpack
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What Happens to Your Digital Property When You Kick the Bucket? Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:38:07 +0000 No one likes talking about dying (unless you’re into that kind of thing), but these days, the sensible thing to do is to at least prepare for it. We know it’s going to happen – it’s a matter of when and not if – and it’s pointless to ignore that. After all, we know that there so many Dumb Ways to Die:

I’m not being morbid here, who says your luck won’t take a turn for the worse?

While you and I may not have all the assets that others may have amassed over the years – real estate, trust funds, stocks, and all that stuff associated with “grown ups” – I’m sure that when it comes to digital property, we have our own hoard.

After all, a large part of our world – and activities – is digitized. Name it, and you’re probably using the digital version:

  • Books and other apps
  • Gaming accounts
  • Banking and credit cards
  • Accounts in online stores
  • Social networks

All of these are an inherent part of practically everyone’s lives today, and one common thing about these digital properties: security and access.

digital property

You ought to know about the usual “suggestion” – choose a password that’s not hard to guess, don’t give your password away, change your password regularly, and so on.

But what if you suddenly disappear and/or die? Who will take care of your digital property then? Who will gain access to your Facebook account, for example? Who will take over your Game of War account, which may be worth thousands of dollars by now? While regular – physical – assets are easier to hand down, it’s not always the case for digital assets.

Back in 2012, the question was already being thrown around. Market Watch had an article about it, stating:

“Most digital content exists in a legal black hole. “The law is light years away from catching up with the types of assets we have in the 21st Century,” says Wheatley-Liss. In recent years, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, Oklahoma and Idaho passed laws to allow executors and relatives access to email and social networking accounts of those who’ve died, but the regulations don’t cover digital files purchased.”

You may not have given thought to drawing up a Will – only rich people do that yes? However, if you think about all your digital accounts, you might want to reconsider, and according to Saga Legal, which has drawn up a Guide to Preserving Your Digital Legacy, you should treat your digital legacy in much the same way as you treat the traditional aspects of a Will.

What you should do: Create an assets log, listing all of your online accounts, whether that be a film streaming subscription, Twitter account or an online marketplace account.

Not only might your loved ones want to close social sites down after you are gone, for personal reasons, but they will definitely want to make sure your sensitive information, including bank details, is kept private and safe.

More than creating that assets log, you should also provide the log-in details as well as instructions as to what you would like to happen to these accounts if you pass. Write down the name of the person you want to use your WoW account. Indicate who you want to have access to your email – if you’re comfortable with that.

Of course, you don’t want others to discover this information before it is necessary, hence the Will.

By doing this, you have your back covered when you pass away and still keep your information to yourself while you’re alive. You don’t want to be fraped, after all.

Remember, though, to keep your records up-to-date. There’s no point in having exerted effort in drawing up a Will when the information is outdated and useless.

So how do you get your Will drawn up? Find a reputable company to do that for you. You can choose to have your Will stored online or in the traditional way. Also, choose someone who will take responsibility – the executor.

If you don’t choose one, someone will still be held responsible for your assets and debts – digital or otherwise – when you are gone. Just make it easier for the people you leave behind, and make sure all your affairs are in order.

Also read: 10 of the Best Christmas Content and Easter Eggs in Games
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Geeky Party Drinks Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:30:08 +0000 It’s the time to eat, drink, be merry, and eat, drink, and be merry. Whether it’s for Christmas, for New Year, or just for the heck of it, what better way to liven up your parties than with these geeky party drinks?

Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine

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Mulled wine is a favorite during winter, as it is usually served hot. It’s basically red wine with a variety of spices and other flavors. This particular recipe calls for cranberry and orange, which is perfect for a relaxed evening party. You can find out how to make it here.

Why is mulled wine geeky? Remember this?

The Old Bear was particular about his hot spiced wine. So much cinnamon and so much nutmeg and so much honey, not a drop more. Raisins and nuts and dried berries, but no lemon, that was the rankest sort of southron heresy…” – A Clash of Kings

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The guys at the Inn at the Crossroads have replicated the medieval mulled wine that the people of Westeros probably drank. You’ll definitely score geek points if you serve this. Get recipes here.

Pirate’s Punch

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Everyone who gets enough of Pirate’s Punch will not have trouble speaking like a pirate. They may be funny, or they may get on your nerves, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll love this drink. According to the Intoxicologist, this cocktail can be made as a single drink, or if you need more, you can multiply the ingredients to make a big batch.

Smoked Beer

It’s not a mix of cigars and beer, but it’s all about molecular gastronomy. How much nerdier can you get? Paste Magazine offers up the idea of taking your favorite beer to the next level with the use of molecular gastronomy. You get the beer, and get a smoking gun – a real food smoking device, and not the figure of speech.

Here comes the science:

A molecular gastronomy gadget called “The Smoking Gun.” The Smoking Gun coats your food with a surface-level infusion of smoky flavor. The way it works is you load the gun up with your favorite flavored wood chip or aromatic herb and you light it. Once the the chips burn, the gun creates and releases a cooled smoke that can infuse foods without heating or overcooking them. This is ideal for food and beverages you normally want to keep cold like beer or butter.

Learn how to make Smoked Beer.

The 12th Doctor Cocktail

Vlogger Mitch Hutts has his special YouTube channel which is all about geeky party drinks. In honor of the 12th Doctor, he created this drink, which is supposed to embody the Doctor’s older, wiser, and intimidating character. Watch the video to make the drink and impress the heck out of your Whovian friends.

The Flash Shot

Another video tutorial from Mitch Hutts, this time for The Flash Shot. No explanation need as to where the name of the cocktail comes from. While I am not sure the shot will make you as fast as Barry, Mitch says it’s a quick, smooth shot.

Modern Warfare 3 Frag Grenade Shot

Modern Warfare 3 Frag Grenade Shot

This one’s for the gamers. A couple of years ago, we featured this shot, and our opinion remains the same: the Modern Warfare 3 Frag Grenade Shot will make your party a blast.

Michiru Hoshino (Katamari Damacy mocktail)

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For people who don’t drink – or can’t drink anymore, like yours truly – here’s something that will keep us happy. Here’s how to make it:

2 oz White cranberry juice
1/2 oz Sour mix
1 splash Ginger ale

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

A note from the creator:
This mocktail is essentially a virgin cosmopolitan, to feel this drink a bit more simply omit the ginger ale in favor of a splash of the cranberry juice, and add 1 1/2 oz of Citron vodka and 1/2 oz of Cointreau. (Source)

Got any geeky party drinks of your own? Share the recipes with us!

More party help:

28 Geeky Ice Cubes

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