Posts Tagged ‘geek’
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.
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.
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.
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.