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Am I a Geek Dad?

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 8, 2010 6:00 PM


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Am I a Geek Dad? Well, I'm a geek, and a dad. But in this case, I'm talking about the cool website Geek Dad. To celebrate their third anniversary they're opening up voting for their Geek Dad Awards, with categories like Best Actor/Actress, Best Gadget, and so on.

Of particular interest to me are the categories of Best Social Media Star and Best Geek Celebrity (overall). That's because, for some reason, they put me on those lists. Now, I love Geek Dad, don't get me wrong! But I'm up against folks like My Close Personal Friend Adam Savage™ and My Not Quite As Close But Still A Friend Felicia Day, so my odds of winning are smaller than the gap between the time a tribble is born and when it gets pregnant. See what I did there? Yeah, I deserve to win a geek award, but I'm guessing it won't be this one given the competition. And worse, Fwhil Fwheaton is in both categories, and I can't in good conscience ask you to vote for me thousands of times at the expense of my mancrush. No-names like Neil Gaimon and J. J. Abrams, sure. But Wil? So if you care to, go to Geek Dad and vote your own conscience. And I won't ask the couple of folks I know at GD to send me the lists of IP addresses of the voters so that I can exact my revenge as necessary. Seriously. I won't. At all. But hurry! Voting ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on March 14th. If I win, I'll give everyone who voted for me a unicorn^*.

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