Archive for the ‘NERD KIDS’ Category

Ep 29 – Teen Girl Squad

For 28 episodes, we’ve talked about nerd obsessions that James, Todd and John developed in their formative years, the so-called 10-13 Nerd Window. Now, in a special episode, we bring in a couple of 10-13 year old guest hosts to talk about what’s on their radar today that may turn into nerd obsessions later in […]

Lloyd Alexander Documentary

Just got this in the mail.  A DVD copy of Jared Crossley’s documentary on Lloyd Alexander. This was my reward for backing the kickstarter last year.  When I was a kid, in addition to The Hobbit and the Narnia books, Alexander’s Prydain stories were one of my first fantasy novel obsessions.  I have very clear […]

Lucky 13 – A True Tangent

Well, taking a break from the Oscars telecast to post Episode 13 of the podcast.  We start off talking about Nerd Starting Points – what fuel do you use to start a nerd fire.  But, like a fire left unattended, it quickly expands and heads into unexpected directions.     Podcast Powered By Podbean Click […]

Time Travel featured in Star Trek Into Darkness

Is this a super spoiler from the latest STAR TREK film?  Could JJ Abrams be using time travel as a plot device again?  We can’t confirm – but we can say the answers are revealed in Episode 10 of the Nerd Tangent podcast!

This makes my kids laugh every single time

I’m a big fan of H. Jon Benjamin from his voice work on Home Movies and Archer, and love all of the character interaction in Bob’s Burgers.  After this, whenever it’s just my oldest daughter and I, we act out this scene before getting into the car.

Nerding with the Kids

In April of 2013, my oldest daughter officially hits 13 and becomes a teenager.  She’s already preparing by spending more time shut away in her room or off with friends, and I’ve been trying to figure out an activity that we could share to maintain some involvement in her teen years.  I’ve tried to share […]

Movie Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

As a proud nerd and father, I had the pleasure of taking my family to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey this weekend (and, judging by the box office numbers, so did most of the people in the world).  My kids were too young to see The Lord of the Rings trilogy when it came out, […]

Upping the Stakes

My oldest daughter is developing into an artsy nerd.  My youngest daughter is the boardgamer – she doesn’t display many nerd gene moments, but she’s very competitive.  We play a lot of Pentago – a game where you take turns placing your marbles to try and get 5 in a row before the other person.  […]

Different Tokens

When I was a kid, our Monopoly tokens looked like this: We never had the top hat, the dog, the thimble…  Did I miss out?

GenCon Haul

Ah, September.  Time to get back into the routine.  Hopefully, we’ll get some fairly regular posting action over the next few weeks, along with some larger projects near the end of the month. First off, looking back over the busy summer, a bunch about GenCon and Fan Expo.  Today: the GenCon haul! When I go […]