“Wired’s June cover story, “How to be a GEEK DAD,” provides instructions on how to build hovercrafts, make electric play-doh, construct broomstick forts, and be the all-around “coolest father* on the planet.”
Hey, what’s that asterisk? It leads to “*or mother or uncle or grandparent.” Meaning: dads are (or have the potential to be) awesome, robot-building, big kids at heart, while moms are — well, just moms, we guess, perhaps available to stand in if Dad isn’t around.”
I guess I would classify myself as a chick-geek who reads Wired, but honestly the cover didn’t really make me think twice. Yes, I did react that the cover was clearly geared for men (who probably makes up a huge demographic of Wired readers for advertisers) but hey, it’s a June issue and Father’s Day is in June. I don’t know how accurate the author is for saying Wired is a general interest magazine though. Also, if Jezebel is gonna start picking at male-focused tech journalism, it should probably start with Gizmodo. As a previous intern there and from what I know about it, the site desperately need some equal part female voice and coverage.
MY POOR MACBOOK :(:(:(
I used to celebrate Qingming Festival with my family when I was growing up in Thailand too, since my parents grew up around Chinese culture (my mom is from Chinatown in Bangkok). We used to fold and burn these paper offerings all the time, but iPads … that’s something else. Wonder if I can send a new iPad to Steve Jobs up above? I mean, he is Buddhist after all.
To recap my Valentine’s Day:
- After work, I waited for the boy at a nearby bar for happy hour and started talking to a senior citizen drinking a little glass of wine. He then started to tell me he has prostate and bladder cancer, and that he used to date a Japanese woman but she went back to Tokyo recently.
- The boy gave me a bouquet of orchids (see last post) and The Acme Novelty Library, a comic compilation book by Chris Ware (sorry for photo booth glare/backwardsness). You’ve likely seen his awesome style on New Yorker covers! He got a box of sea salt chocolate covered caramels and beer-infused ganaches.
- Ordered way too much food at this pizza place we went to for dinner, but got a free glass of Prosecco so that was nice. Also, we had to hand sprinkle the oregano which looked a mighty lot like weed.
- Tried going to a wine bar afterward but it was packed with nowhere to put my flowers, so we ended up at a relatively empty biker bar. Dingy love. Sat across a toothless man with dreads who the boy thought was a woman at first. Sang along to Please, Mr. Postman which was playing in the bar immediately followed by Queens of The Stone Age. Huh.
- Headed home in the rain and watched an episode of Adventure Time together.
- Overall, the sexiest night EVAR.