Star Wars Mimobot 8GB Flash Memory Drive Review & Giveaway

"It's a trap!" Yeah, apparently USB drives taste nothing like calamari.I remember back to my childhood when I'd bring over a box full of floppy discs to my friend Chris' house to "trade" various games on the Apple IIe computer. Heck, I think I even brought my floppy drive over at times. Nowadays, you just need a slick little Flash Memory Drive and you can store practically 1.21 gigawatts of data on something as small as your thumb. It's crazy to me. Even more fun, though, is when companies get creative with their memory drives and make them in all sorts of crazy shapes, sizes, and characters. I recently had a chance ...

I’m Not a Handyman, I Just Break Things

Bob the Builder's got nothing on me. Neither does his Spanish-speaking cousin Handy Manny. Tim the Toolman Taylor? Even his ridiculous, accident-causing projects squash my abilities. In other words, I suck at fixing things. Actually, that's not true. I'm pretty decent with electronics. Got a DVD player that needs hooking up? Even printers and wireless networks I can handle with minimal cursing. But ask me to do even basic home repairs and you're better off giving a hammer to my 7 year old. I can hang pictures up on the wall, though that's a chore. Spackling is something I can semi do, but if you want it looking really nice, hire a ...

Charting Beer, Heavy Metal, and Super Powers

I'm in love. I'm a mega pop-culture geek, who also happens to love a good infographic or chart. Well, just like a Reese's Monkey and a cup of peanuts, someone managed to mix two great tastes that taste great together. Pop Chart Lab is just full of pure awesomeness. Ridiculous? Perhaps. Super geeky? Most definitely. See, the geeky, brainy folks behind PCL (that'd be Patrick Mulligan and Ben Gibson), do insane research on various topics and find a way to consolidate all that info into one handy dandy little chart. The first one that caught my eye was The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers #1. This colorful chart is basically a "taxonomic tree of over ...

10 Things My Wife Forbids Me to Do

When you're a kid life is just sooo unfair, right? You can't eat dessert until you finish your veggies. You have a bedtime, then later on a curfew. You just can't do anything you want! How many times did your younger self say, "I cannot wait until I'm an adult"? Yeah, every second of every day, I bet. But guess what? You grow up, get married, start a family and... you still can't do everything you want to do! Sure you've got a lot more freedom but you've also got a lot more responsibilities. In fact, there's actually a ton of things my wife doesn't just disapprove of me doing... she outright ...

Spider-Man, My Kids and the Kissing Episode

If you've been following my blog (and if you haven't, why not?), you know that I recently discovered Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends on Netflix and I've been watching it with my kids regularly. It was easily my favorite cartoon as a kid and I just love watching it with my two boys now. But to this day, I don't recall the infamous Spider-Man kiss. We just finished them all, but there was a big problem with episode #22. I have very vague memories of this one, but my wife doesn't recall it at all. She just kept screaming, "There is no way this ever aired. This has to be a ...