Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Contrary to popular belief, nerds are not always wholly solitary creatures. It is quite customary, in fact, for our kind to marry and breed. With that in mind, today I’d like to recognize all the nerd dads out there.

For any pop who ever helped out with essays and science projects not out of obligation, but for the fun of it, for any dad who ever set in as Dungeon Master when Charlie had the chicken pox and couldn’t make it to the D&D session, for any father who, not only deeply, genuinely cared whether or not you found Metroplex under the tree on Christmas morning but also spent all day helping you bang that fucker together, this one is for you.

If you’re a geek dad, then Hipster, please! salutes you: May your Father’s Day be filled with Battlestar Galactica reruns and may your iPod runneth over. And if you’re one of the lucky few of my generation to have a nerdy dad of your own, why not call the old man up and see if he fancies a game of Risk?

Here’s a little vid (in cased you missed it) from Penny Arcade’s Gabe. It seems as though, while teaching little Gabe his first round of animal noises, he added in some less than pedestrian selections.

Now that’s nerd love.

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