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Jun
16
2010

Win 100 bucks for your geek dad before it's too late

Have a dad in your life that deserves some honoring but you didn't hit the jackpot with our GeekDad Giveaway last week? Or maybe you just forgot Father's Day is right around the corner and now you're feeling like a shameful chestbursting spawn?

We want to help you commemorate your patriarch and save us all from from a Father's Day disaster on June 20th.

Tell us all about the geek dad in your life in 500 characters (~100 words) or less between now and midnight EDT on Thursday, June 17. On Friday, June 18 we'll post our favorite 20 entries and let the geek horde vote on their favorites. That night, we'll announce 5 geek dad winners, who will each receive a $100 ThinkGeek gift certificate--and maybe some runners up, too.

UPDATE 6/18: The submission form is closed, and we've published a new post with 20 entries ready for your votes!

Just in time for Father's Day, saving you from the horrifying specter of man-baby hybridization as seen above. The danger is real!

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Comments

meaningless icon! My dad can totally beat your dad. At chess.
Bartolo said this 1504 days ago.
meaningless icon! I only wish I had more space! 500 characters is not sufficient for all of my Dad's awesome geekiness! ;_;
Naito_Mitsukai said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! Naito_Mitsukai, sorry for the limit! It's only because we don't have enough time between now and Father's Day to read 'em all that we had to limit it.
CarrieGouldin said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! My dad says, "It's a TRAP!"
windlingthief said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! Unfortunately, my father is not a geek but a pirate. I'd prefer he was a ninja!
SuperMarina said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! I concur! 500 characters was only enough to talk about the Linolex! 8 inch floppy disks! There's so much more geekiness to go! I mean, I get it, but - yeah. To you, DAD! <3
Zellda said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! My dad has an obsession with Billy Mays. He likes to shout, "Billy Mays, here!!". Well I'm sorry to inform you dad, but you're not Billy. I'm sorry.
Chey2012 said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! That picture is of my boys!
LeslieDS said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! My dad has raised my brothers well in the areas of computers, but alas, I still consider myself but a geekling... Some day, though, I'll earn enough geek experience points to level up to areas of true geekiness! Dating my computer isn't enough... Anyway, thanks Dad, for all your geekiness!
Nefenjo said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is this 500 characters with or without spaces?
brokenimage321 said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! Put MacGyver in Gerald McRainey's body and you have my dad. He can fix anything, hand-tighten bolts that mortal men would need tools for, and is environmentally friendly too. He introduced me to Pong when it was the only video game, and is a gadget fiend like me. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, because I don’t go anywhere without my multi-tool and my love of tinkering was a gift from him. Given the chance, he would have fixed the BP oil spill in under 48 hours. He’s awesome!
surfrat98 said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! My dad's got tools. He can fix it.
surfrat98 said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! @ CarrieGouldin - Oh, I understand! I still wish I had more space. :)
Naito_Mitsukai said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! What if you don't have a geek dad? I have a geek mom and you guys didn't do anything like this for Mother's Day. I mean, c'mon! The woman made a Star Wars joke on my way in to work this morning!
Psistriker said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! Psistriker, you have a very good point, and we do have a few mom entries! We'll see how it ends up tomorrow.
CarrieGouldin said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! I can't wait for my son to get old enough to be able to pass on my geekiness to him. He is 19 months old and my computer is already his favorite toy, but I think that is mainly because of the cool noises it makes when he bashes on the keyboard. Although, he does manage to change settings and open things up that I have never seen before on my computer, let alone seen it accessed just from keyboard commands. Maybe next father's day he will have mastered his keyboard abuse enough to throw in a few words for daddy :)
DeaconDaddy said this 1503 days ago.
meaningless icon! My husband is the #1 Stay At Home Geek Dad--he's teaching our two year old the finer points of meteorology as we speak.
Myscreenname said this 1502 days ago.
meaningless icon! awww, I just found out my daughter submitted something from her and my son (ages 10 and 6 respectively). Even if it doesn't win, that's still pretty sweet.
korahn said this 1502 days ago.
meaningless icon! What time are yall posting the 20 entries to vote on?
babsnorwood said this 1502 days ago.
meaningless icon! babsnorwood et al, a NEW POST with the 20 entries for voting has been published here: http://thinkgeek.com/blog/2010/06/humbling-hilarious-geek-dad-st.html
CarrieGouldin said this 1502 days ago.

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