Tag Archives: humor

NASA: So Not a Waste of Space—A Guest Post by YA Author Shelley Sackier

NASA: So Not a Waste of Space—A Guest Post by YA Author Shelley Sackier

This hilarious anecdote of GeekMom-ery from YA author Shelley Sackier takes us inside a recent milestone celebration at NASA. Read More

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Make Me Laugh!

Make Me Laugh!

SOMEONE MAKE ME LAUGH, DAMMIT! Ah-hem. Yeah, so to keep me from ripping my children’s heads off for no particular reason other than they seem to be there all the time, I’ve found some web channels that lighten the mood. Sometimes I even watch them with my kids. The channels have multiple funny videos; here are my favorites. Hope you enjoy them too! Read More

Book Review: P.S. I Still Hate It Here: More Kids’ Letters From Camp

Diane Falanga has gathered some of the funniest letters from camp that you will ever read. This is actually her second book of camp letters and was compiled from thousands of submissions. It’s not just a re-written compilation of the letters, either. The pages of this book are full of copies of the actual letters kids wrote, complete with grammar errors that would make an English teacher cringe and an abundance of hearts and sloppy kid handwriting. Read More

I Used To Think

  Kids make leaps of logic that don’t always have a factual basis. I sure did. I used to think I could see Federation starships in the sky. I used to think authorities checked to make sure only grown-ups drank coffee. I used to think there were alligators under my bed, which is why I… Read More

Before Geek Was Cool

Being a geek is no longer geeky. Role-playing games are being used in classrooms, “graphic novels” are considered literature, conferences about geek pop culture are in major cities with thousands of attendees, and every cool kid is going to see the latest Harry Potter in the theaters. After this movie about magic and monsters, what’s… Read More

Status Cats

  Just when the dreary winter weather has got you down, in swoops the HTTP Status Cats! Check out these funny photos by Flickr user girlie_mac. Read More

The Best of Dragon*ConTV

Dragon*ConTV is the insufficiently sung hero of Dragon*Con. It’s the snarky entertainment arm of the con that keeps you laughing while waiting for panels or when you’re lying in your room too tired to go back out in your 65-pound costume. A long, long time ago, in the Dragon*Con galaxy not so far away, there… Read More

Which Teen Movie Made An Impression On You?

  We all survived our teen years. Well, some of us are still in recovery. Even if you were so confident you smiled with braces on your teeth and let your geekalicious interests be known, chances are you still looked around to see what made other teens popular. There have always been plenty of examples… Read More

Time To Develop Brilliant Trousers

    I was called “Smarty Pants” a few too many times in my childhood. A little girl who can’t keep sarcastic asides to herself isn’t silenced by a nonsense term, especially when the invective is hurled by underpaid math teachers who are encased in terribly unflattering polyester slacks. The ultimate not-smart pants. Now I’m… Read More