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2013-09-11 01:12:43 AM  
I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.
 
2013-09-11 01:15:58 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.


Even more, his kids aren't casting spells correctly.
 
2013-09-11 01:19:11 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.


Not sure if serious or troll?
 
2013-09-11 01:21:06 AM  
Looks to be about the right size for a soapbox racer. Just need to slap on some bigger wheels and we're off to the races.

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.


Lots of nerds adopt these days.
 
2013-09-11 01:22:50 AM  
I wish I had kids so I could live vicariously through them and be considered a hero for it.
 
2013-09-11 01:26:08 AM  
But the kid just wanted to go to Toshi station to get some power converters!
 
2013-09-11 01:26:27 AM  
static.someecards.com
 
2013-09-11 01:28:13 AM  
I never got something like this when I was kid. It was a banner year if my old man gave me a carton of cigarettes. Smoke up Marky, he'd say, and then he'd yell at my mom to go make him a turkey pot pie. Good times.
 
2013-09-11 01:28:27 AM  
I wonder if he can bullseye womp rats with that thing.
 
2013-09-11 01:29:37 AM  
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.

rubayeet.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-11 01:30:02 AM  

Infobahn: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.

Even more, his kids aren't casting spells correctly.


www.lolroflmao.com
 
2013-09-11 01:30:37 AM  
i.imgur.com

This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.
 
2013-09-11 01:31:26 AM  
star track
 
2013-09-11 01:33:34 AM  

goatleggedfellow: This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.


She could not be less interested... Her hands aren't even on the wheel! I wonder what she thinks it is... Probably a poorly crafted surfboard, or a giant sandal or something.
 
2013-09-11 01:35:07 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I wonder if he can bullseye womp rats with that thing.


Well, his wife, at least once.
 
2013-09-11 01:38:20 AM  
That thing looks very heavy.
 
2013-09-11 01:45:20 AM  
Please, if he was a real nerd he'd have managed to make it actually look like the landspeeder in the movie, and not just a wooden box with some garden pots stuck to the sides.

Also, it would hover.
 
2013-09-11 01:50:16 AM  

goatleggedfellow: [i.imgur.com image 610x344]

This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.


that's a lot of hate coming from someone who used to worship either a purple retarded dino or a spunge with pants.
 
2013-09-11 01:57:01 AM  
definitely not FotY and certainly not HotY.  but off camera dad is probably feeling a little haughty at this "achievement".
 
2013-09-11 01:57:38 AM  

goatleggedfellow: [i.imgur.com image 610x344]

This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.


I think it would be better this than, say, Akira.
 
2013-09-11 01:59:44 AM  
Bit can it be powered by a pulse jet?
 
2013-09-11 02:18:05 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.


Remind me again...which Star Trek episode had land speeders?
 
2013-09-11 02:18:49 AM  
Don't I feel like an asshole for spending my free time playing with my kid.
 
2013-09-11 02:19:06 AM  

CygnusDarius: goatleggedfellow: [i.imgur.com image 610x344]

This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.

I think it would be better this than, say, Akira.



assets.inhabitat.com

The dog is dressed as Chewbacca. Your argument is invalid.

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2013-09-11 02:19:34 AM  

dkimball: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.

Remind me again...which Star Trek episode had land speeders?


The one with the Daleks.
 
2013-09-11 02:31:25 AM  

Krieghund: dkimball: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.

Remind me again...which Star Trek episode had land speeders?

The one with the Daleks.


31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-11 02:58:43 AM  

CygnusDarius: goatleggedfellow: [i.imgur.com image 610x344]

This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.

I think it would be better this than, say, Akira.


I've got no intention of having kids and I'm in my mid-30's. But, I do have nephews and I will be showing them Miyazaki movies as soon as they can sit through 2 hours of anything.

The greatest thing Disney ever did was bring Ghibli movies over here.
 
2013-09-11 02:59:26 AM  

goatleggedfellow: CygnusDarius: goatleggedfellow: [i.imgur.com image 610x344]

This picture is so beautiful. The confusion on her face so perfectly expresses every misgiving I have about the fad of 30-something parents shoveling belatedly-marketed crap from the terrible media of our youth onto the new generation of young'uns. I know this is Star Wars being shown, but we're shoving GI Joe and Transformers down their throats when they were shiatty cartoons to begin with.

I think it would be better this than, say, Akira.

I've got no intention of having kids and I'm in my mid-30's. But, I do have nephews and I will be showing them Miyazaki movies as soon as they can sit through 2 hours of anything.

The greatest thing Disney ever did was bring Ghibli movies over here.


Be sure to show them Grave of the Fireflies. Kids love that one.
 
2013-09-11 03:09:51 AM  

goatleggedfellow: The greatest thing Disney ever did was bring Ghibli movies over here.


Agreed, if we forgive them for Arietty.  I want that 95 minutes back!
 
2013-09-11 03:19:58 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Infobahn: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.

Even more, his kids aren't casting spells correctly.


That made my brain hurt :P
 
2013-09-11 05:10:21 AM  
What an XP-38 may look like

p38assn.org
 
2013-09-11 05:49:53 AM  
That thing looks like it weighs as much as a small car. The picture with the girl sitting in it will probably be the last time any kid sits in it.
 
2013-09-11 06:09:38 AM  
that's actually kinda lame. cool if you're 8 though I suppose.
 
2013-09-11 06:15:32 AM  
 To add a little extra flair to the project, Blogsdo spray-painted a "bumper sticker" of Calvin from "Calvin and Hobbes" pissing on a Death Star. Take that, Darth Vader

How long before a patent troll decides to go after him for using trademarked images? Hell, I'm surprised Disney isn't after him already, for using Star Wars aspects that they own now, considering I've heard stories about them going after hospitals for painting their walls with Mickey and such...
 
2013-09-11 06:20:31 AM  

Enemabag Jones: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think the bigger story is that this Trekkie isn't a virgin.

[rubayeet.files.wordpress.com image 850x531]


I felt a great disturbance in the force. It's as if millions of fanboys suddenly cried out in horror
and were suddenly silenced.
 
2013-09-11 07:48:02 AM  
Looks like the guy took a whole afternoon to make it.  There's no craftsmanship, it's not even the right color.  Yet, this article makes dark/
 
2013-09-11 08:00:32 AM  
Damn!  The asshole is strong in this thread.

Did daddy not love you kids?

I'm sorry.

/well done, dad in TFA
//that was a very cool thing you did
 
2013-09-11 08:11:45 AM  
That thing looks like it weighs too much for a kid to pedal it around.
 
2013-09-11 08:12:27 AM  
As big as it is, it would be incredibly hard to pedal that thing for any enjoyable length of time, not to mention its size means you need a pretty large area to even use it. Hero dad my ass, that thing is going to be sitting in the garage after the first week and never used again.
 
2013-09-11 08:25:19 AM  

ReapTheChaos: As big as it is, it would be incredibly hard to pedal that thing for any enjoyable length of time, not to mention its size means you need a pretty large area to even use it. Hero dad my ass, that thing is going to be sitting in the garage after the first week and never used again.


Yea, even if it isn't heavy it's huge. An 8 year old is going to have trouble moving that thing let alone peddle it around.
 
2013-09-11 08:25:42 AM  

Thudfark: What an XP-38 may look like

[p38assn.org image 850x364]


Or, perhaps this...
i1125.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-11 08:27:01 AM  

Molavian: That thing looks like it weighs too much for a kid to pedal it around.


Some of the best thoughts are not followed by well laid plans.  He should've used a go-cart, with a small motor to restrict speed.

This is why Star Wars geeks can't build nice things, they play in their little world too long to learn to work with their hands better.  However they do get laid more than trekkies.

/my bro is a Star Wars geek, he has two kids and is still learning to use a hammer and screw driving around the house.
//If he was a little handier, he would've built this and sucked just as much for the same reasons.
 
2013-09-11 08:52:04 AM  
She'll still have problem finding the droids she is looking for.
 
2013-09-11 08:53:40 AM  
My brother and I made a cardboard Bat mobile for my nephew. Does not help that he and I are comic book fans. But my nephew is a Batman fan as well. He picked Batman with no help from his dad. If my brother would "force" a super hero down on his son. It would be Green lantern. He loved the thing and plays with with as much as he can.
 
2013-09-11 09:01:26 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-09-11 09:02:33 AM  

yves0010: My brother and I made a cardboard Bat mobile for my nephew. Does not help that he and I are comic book fans. But my nephew is a Batman fan as well. He picked Batman with no help from his dad. If my brother would "force" a super hero down on his son. It would be Green lantern. He loved the thing and plays with with as much as he can.


If he loved The Thing so much, why would he force the Green Lantern on his son?
 
2013-09-11 09:32:46 AM  

Sinclair.laker: Thudfark: What an XP-38 may look like

[p38assn.org image 850x364]

Or, perhaps this...
[i1125.photobucket.com image 850x637]


That's some fine airplanin work there Lou. I suspect it is also a much better use of the cans than storing that beer.
 
2013-09-11 09:41:07 AM  

endmile: yves0010: My brother and I made a cardboard Bat mobile for my nephew. Does not help that he and I are comic book fans. But my nephew is a Batman fan as well. He picked Batman with no help from his dad. If my brother would "force" a super hero down on his son. It would be Green lantern. He loved the thing and plays with with as much as he can.

If he loved The Thing so much, why would he force the Green Lantern on his son?


Sorry, was not clear on that one. He loves GL as well. He watches Justice League when he and his dad get a chance too as well as Batman Brave and the Bold so he loves most of the DC universe heroes. I was talking about him loving his Bat Mobile.

Also was talking about the fact that my 3 year old nephew choose this when a lot of people in this thread seem to think that kids wont like something their dad likes and that dad is "forcing" it on them.

Heck, my nephew and I love Speed Racer, both the movie and the series, and watch it every time he comes over to see me. Never once did I "force" my love of the series on him. I showed him the movie and he said yes. Just getting tired of people who think that a father and son (or even an uncle and nephew) can have something to share without them forcing it on the kids.
 
2013-09-11 10:27:30 AM  

Thudfark: Sinclair.laker: Thudfark: What an XP-38 may look like

[p38assn.org image 850x364]

Or, perhaps this...
[i1125.photobucket.com image 850x637]

That's some fine airplanin work there Lou. I suspect it is also a much better use of the cans than storing that beer.



Beautiful aircraft... I think my bro still has my P-38 Micro Machine in the hull of his MM aircraft carrier back at my parents house.

This is pretty cool too, $150 and you have several can construction options.
 
2013-09-11 11:11:02 AM  

Thudfark: What an XP-38 may look like

[p38assn.org image 850x364]


Can you imagine just how radical and futuristic that must have looked when it was rolled out in 1938?
 
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