Latest He-Man Movie News & Our Dream Masters Of The Universe Casting Call

The internet nearly broke last week when Sony Pictures and Mattel announced they have tapped brothers Aaron & Adam Nee to direct their much anticipated He-Man and the Masters of the Universe movie.

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If your initial response to the Eternia shattering news was “Who?“, don’t feel bad. You are not alone.

The brothers are best known directing the 2015 movie, “Band of Robbers“, which received positive critical reviews, but this will be their first big budget project. That makes them a fairly risky choice for a project that Sony has so much riding on.

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The film is still being written by Dark Knight trilogy, Man of Steel & Justice League writer David S. Goyer. Goyer had previously been rumored to be directing He-Man as well, but has since said he will not due to his busy schedule (which includes the Terminator Reboot and Green Lantern Corp project). He is also being credited as executive producer.

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“I’m Batman.”

Sony Pictures has extremely high hopes for the Masters of the Universe property after having a very successful 2017 thanks to films such as Spiderman: Homecoming and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. 

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Wonder what he’s listening to…

Fortunately for Sony, Dolph Lundgren’s 1987 Masters of the Universe film set the He-Man Movie bar low. Like very, very low. (Think Snake $#!T low)

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This did for Masters of the Universe what the Last Jedi did to Star Wars.

All the ‘behind the camera’ stuff is interesting, but how about the on screen talent? He-Man is an iconic 80’s character who will require a gigantic physical presence with just enough 80’s campiness mixed in. He needs to be fun and exciting yet have enough comedic presence to not be taken too seriously.

So who could possibly fill this Filmation loin cloth?

Here is Geeky Daddy’ Dream Cast for the new Masters Of The Universe Movie:

(Remember, this is our “Dream Cast” which is basically our version of a cinematic mock draft. We are not taking into account things like payroll concerns or actor’s schedule or even desire to accept the part.)

He-Man / Prince Adam

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Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Chris Hemsworth

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The two most distinguishing physical traits of He-Man are obviously the build and the hair (probably in that order) and Hemsworth has got them both. His recent performance in Thor: Ragnarok also showcased his comedic timing, should the Nee Brothers decide to take He-Man in a more light hearted direction.

Other Possibilities:

Fellow Marvel Universe front man Chris Pratt

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WWE’s John Cena

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WWE’s Dolph Ziggler (Come on. His name is ‘Dolph’ after all)

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: (I actually don’t like this choice but I think he has a contract that gives him first right of refusal for any project that comes out of Hollywood)

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Nicki Minaj (because nobody has pulled off the ‘Prince Adam’ look better)

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Man At Arms

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Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Liam Neeson

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Man At Arms had a particular set of skillz, a matter of fact delivery style and was handy with firearms. Who could possibly be a better choice than Bryan Mills

Other Possibilities:

Tom Selleck (just because of the ‘stache. Nothing more.)

Bruce Campbell (and his boom stick!)

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David Caruso (Although the best part about his role on CSI: Miami are the drinking games requiring a shot every time he takes his shades off. Maybe that could be replaced with Man At Arms laughing?)

Daniel Craig

He can rock the ‘stache as well! (which is a phrase I never thought I would say in my entire life)

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Sean Bean is also a possibility but nobody wants to see Man At Arms die. So never mind.

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The Sorceress

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The Sorceress was basically Jedi Council of Eternia. A tremendously powerful force who would send others on dangerous missions but would hang back safe and sound in the castle and do….I have no idea what. Quilting maybe? Bird cosplay perhaps?

Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Carrie Anne Moss

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Best known as Trinity from the Matrix trilogy, Moss possesses the pretty face and soothing voice that are going to be the most important characteristics for our sorceress (as well as a love for feathers).

Other Possibilities:

Glenn Close: She has the voice and the sweet grandmotherly charm you’d expect from a Sorceress. Maybe she bakes cookies all day in the Castle Greyskull kitchen?

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Keri Russell: You know how I mentioned a pretty face? Well anyone who has done a Cover Girl commercial you know has terrific skin.

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Teela

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Teela is the tough minded head of Eternia’s Royal Guard, bodyguard for bumbling Prince Adam and always carried a certain amount of sexual tension with Adam’s alter-ego He-Man. Think Xena meets Wonder Woman meets the wardrobe designer for Madonna in the 1980’s. Also, she is Man At Arms daughter, so if Liam Neeson does get the role, nobody better get any funny ideas about her.

Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Daisy Ridley

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Ridley is tough, beautiful and looks very convincing wielding weapons on screen.

Other Possibilities:

Jaime Alexander: She has the bad-@$$ look and can rock some serious armor!

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Mila Kunis: I think she is gorgeous and actually just really want to see her in skimpy armor.

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Orko

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He-man’s magician/buddy/comic relief Orko would obviously be CG, meaning the Orko casting would be voice only (ala Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy).

Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Patton Oswalt

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Oswalt seems to be working non-stop since the death of his wife in 2016 so I am not sure how much more room there is on his plate. Fortunately, like I pointed out earlier, that does not play into our little Masters of the Universe mock draft.

Skeletor

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The master villain with the maniacal laugh would need to be mostly special effects make-up, so the voice would be the main attribute to consider here as well.

Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Tom Ellis

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In Lucifer, Tom Ellis has shown his ability to play a not always good guy character that you actually care about, laugh at, and feel sorry for…sometimes all in the same episode. He can also pull off the laugh!

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Side note: Anybody not already watching Tom Ellis as Lucifer on Fox really should check it out. The show does stand out in the over saturated television market thanks to Ellis’ portrayal of the fallen angel, a creative cast of characters and some very intelligent script writing.

Other Possibilities:

Willem Dafoe: Mostly because no budget eating costly make-up would be required.

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Walton Goggins: I’m a huge fan of his acting and his teeth. Those suckers are perfectly straight and pearly white! Especially when they are preceded by Willem DaFoe’s chompers.

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Mathew McConaughey: His career has had a bit of a renaissance (McCon-aissance?) since he started doing the Lincoln commercials

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Evil Lynn

(Hey, I don’t name these characters, I’m just trying to cast them.)

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She is hot, evil, kinda whiney and bat-$#!T crazy.

Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Megan Fox

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Like I said. “She is hot, evil, kinda whiney and bat-$#!T crazy.” Does that describe anyone better than Megan Fox?

Other Possibilities:

Olivia Wilde: I liked her in Tron: Legacy but I think I am the only one who saw that movie.

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Margot Robbie: Any doubts about her ability to play crazy were laid to rest with her performance of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.

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Olivia Munn: I’ve been a fan of her since her days on Attack of the Show on G4TV and she needs a chance to redeem herself since that Psylocke debacle

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Beastman

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Much like Orko, Beastman would be CG or some type of special effects make-up, so we are looking for voice over talent.

Geeky Daddy’s Dream Choice: Vin “I Am Groot” Diesel

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“Have you driven a Dodge lately?”

Other possibility:

Jason Statham: Fellow Fast & Furious member Statham also has a distinctive voice is not as gravelly as Diesel’s (Vin Lite or Diet Diesel).

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“I don’t always play the same character. Actually, I do”

Dennis Haysbert: Despite a long movie and television career, he is better known as “the All State guy” (Although I only see Cerano from Major League cussing out Jobu).

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“You’re in good hands.”

What do you think of our casting choices?

Who would you like to see wield the power of Greyskull?

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Not Very Fatherly Father of the Week: Elon Musk’s Father Errol: Who Fathered His Step-Daughter’s Baby

“Creepy” is a broad term that should not be used to describe all weird dudes out there because there are various levels of “creepy-ness”.

On one end of the spectrum, you have the harmless weird co-worker who simply looms over your shoulder a couple “Mississippi’s” too long while you’re typing in your password first thing in the morning.

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On the other end of the spectrum is the convict whose knees you would break if they come within 50 yards of your child.

Technology mogul Elon Musk’s father Errol is far from the harmless end of the spectrum.

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He even looks like a douche!

Errol recently revealed that, not only had he fathered a child with his step-daughter (who he met when she was 4-years-old), but that it was “God’s plan.”

(In defense of Tesla and SpaceX founder (and geek boy man-crush heart throb) Elon Musk, he has nothing to do with his father and has even referred to him as “a terrible human being” in a November 2017 Rolling Stone interview.)

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Elon Musk demonstrating the proper form for a backhand slap or “pimp slap”

The 72-year-old senior Musk told the Sunday Times of London that he fathered a son with 30-year-old Jana Bezuidenhout, the daughter of his former wife Heide. Jana was 4-years-old when Errol married her mother.

So 10-month-old Elliot Rush Musk is Elon’s nephew/ half brother I guess. Without a flowchart, I have a hard time with complex family trees. Unless it is Star Wars!

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Apparently it is ok with Errol though because she lived away from family for part of her childhood. Sounds like odd rationale to me…

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“We were lonely, lost people,” he said. “One thing led to another — you can call it God’s plan or nature’s plan.”

I’m not so sure mother nature intended man to father children with their own step children they met while pre-school aged…





Candidate for Un-Fatherly Of The Year Award Learns Celebrating $96K Settlement With Hookers Is A Bad Idea

We are going to try out a new feature here at GeekyDaddy: Not Very Fatherly Friday!

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Each week we will feature real world fathers who faired poorly at their fatherly duty.

Our inaugural un-fatherly father is 30-year-old Saul Mata Vellegas who took home $96,000 from a lawsuit involving a car accident.

Except, of course, he didn’t take it home.

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“Hey honey, the darnedest thing just happened.”

Rather then head home to his family, Vellegas decided to stuff all $96K in cash into a briefcase and head over to the Van Cortlandt Motel in the Bronx for a late night rendezvous with three charming hookers.

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I’m sure they have hearts of gold.

The evening could only get better from there right?

Except of course, it didn’t.

Because, after seeing the briefcase full of $96K in cash, the prostitutes suggested that they call some of their friends over to bring beer and cigarettes.

By “friends“, we of course mean “gun toting men in ski masks” and by “bring beer and cigarettes“, we of course mean “rob at gun point.”

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In a scene that must have looked like something straight out of a low budget Steven Segal movie, the masked, gun toting ‘friends’ rolled up in a black mini-van, relieved Vellegas of his cash stuffed luggage and peeled out of the parking lot! And just to add insult to injury, the prostitutes left with them!

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“Where’s Richie Madano?”

“I am haunted by this,” said Vellegas. “I keep playing it over in my mind. I was surprised they pulled a gun. I said ‘What is going on. I yelled help, help. I was depending on that money to move my family. I am nervous all the time now. I keep replaying it over and over. I see the weapon they used clearly over and over. I needed that money badly.”

New York police have released photos of the gun men, the three women and the mini-van used in this dastardly deed. All are being sought after for questioning.

Including the mini-van.

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“Have you seen this van?”





Flat Earth Enthusiast ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes Finally Blasts Off!

Back in November, we wrote about the 61-year-old limousine driver, entrepreneur and amateur scientist (who doesn’t actually believe in science) named ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes and his attempt to fly his homemade rocket high enough to prove the Earth is flat.

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What $20,000 and a whole lot of free time can buy you.

His attempts ran into a couple delays, including Federal Aviation Administration clearance and a broken motor in his mobile home/ rocket launcher, but with the proper paperwork filed and a few screws tightened, five months later we had lift off!

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The launch took place this past Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2018, in the Mojave Desert in California and sent ‘Mad’ Mike 1,875 feet into the sky in his homemade rocket.

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How I pictured the launch in my head, not how it actually happened. I assume.

‘Mad’ Mike (seriously what better way is there to add credibility to your name than by adding an adjective like “Mad” in front of it?) built the rocket and custom launcher himself for a total investment of around $20,000, which he should be given plenty of credit for. That must have required an impressive amount of engineering and dedication.

However, if we look at the experiment from a simple return on investment point of view, a couple hundred dollars for an airline ticket would have been much more cost effective…and safer.

Just for a point of reference, the window seats on the Delta Airlines flight my family took to Cancun Mexico last month cruised at approximately 30,000 feet. That is roughly 16 times higher than the 1,875 foot altitude ‘Mad’ Mike’s rocket achieved.

And Lil’ G-Man got a free mini sombrero out of the trip!

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Hola senior.

At least ‘Mad’ Mike did come out of the adventure (possible suicide attempt?) relatively uninjured…

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As to his belief that the planet Earth is actually shaped like an IHOP pancake, Mike held firm in his interview with the Associated Press:

“I don’t believe in science” he said. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust, but that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”

He concluded with (what is sure to become a catch phrase or novelty t-shirt in the near future), There’s no difference between science and science fiction.” 

So, according to ‘Mad’ Mike’s logic, that would make Star Wars historical fiction!?! Afterall, it did happen “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

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Side Note: Is it just me, or does it sound like this guy is applying for a science officer position in Trump’s cabinet?






Teen Crashes Into Test Office While Taking Driving Exam

You know how sometimes it is fun to kick back and reminisce about all those mindless stunts you pulled in high school and think “Man, I am lucky to still be alive!”

I remember in high school trying to help my buddy Jason learn to drive. His parents were to afraid to let him behind the wheel and after one driving lesson with him in the local Taco Bell parking lot….I understood why.

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No actually us, but could have been…

Well apparently Jason has a 17-year-old relative in Buffalo Minnesota.

According to the Buffalo Minnesota police department, a teen had this SUV in drive while they meant to back out of the parking space. If that is the case, this teen must have slammed the accelerator pretty darn hard, based on the damage to the SUV and the building!

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The 60-year-old woman administering the test was taken to Buffalo Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver’ was unhurt, but I am sure is the butt of a lot of jokes at school this week.

Parents: Make sure you practice driving with your teen before they take the driving exam! I suggest an empty parking lot with no glass and brick buildings or pedestrian sidewalks nearby.


Taco Bell Chips To Compete With Doritos?

Taco bell has been killing it lately with their new Nacho Fries and are not done trying new and exciting things!

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This May, forget making a run for the border for your Taco Bell fix, you will only need to run as far as your local grocery store’s chip aisle.

Taco Bell is going to branch out into the chip aisle with 3 new flavors of tortilla chips. Two of the new flavors will be based on the sauces “Fire” and “Mild” currently available at ‘the bell’ and the third will be a classic tortilla flavor.

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The Mild chips are infused with flavors from three types of chili peppers and cumin, while Fire will bring the heat with hints of jalapeño, chili peppers and paprika. For those who prefer their tortilla chips without any extras, Taco Bell is also releasing a “Classic” chip that will simply be tossed in salt, like a traditional, restaurant-style tortilla chip.

This is not Taco Bell’s first entry into the chip aisle. Once upon a time, fellow PepsiCo product Doritos had a licensed Taco Supreme Taco Bell flavored chip.

Taco bell DoritosIt will be interesting to see if the Taco Bell chips cut into fellow PepsiCo product Doritos market share.

Taco Bell also has a partnership with Kraft Foods that keeps their brand name in the ethnic food aisle with branded beans, taco shells and sauces.


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Taco Bell has been killing it lately with their new Nacho Fries

Want Your Child To Get Into An Elite College? Study Shows To Start Buying Them Legos Now!

Legos are one of the most popular and diverse toy lines created in the last 100 years. From the toddler friendly Duplo blocks to the intricate 7,500+ piece Millennium Falcon, everybody loves Legos!

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What A Piece Of Junk!”

Lego Japan recently released the findings of a real interesting study. The study asked 100 graduates from each of six of Japan’s most elite universities (the University of Tokyo and Waseda, Keio, Hosei, Meiji, and Rikkyo Universities) about their childhood habits and how they think it affected their development.

More than 60 percent of the graduates from each of the universities said they played with Legos as children and 92 percent of them didn’t even use the Lego provided instructions (i.e. built from scratch). When asked how they thought the Legos improved their brain development, more than half claimed it improved their concentration, spacial organization, and creativity.

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Last September, the Geeky Family headed over to the Brickworld Fan Exposition to introduce Lil’ G-Man to the wonderful world of Legos. While he was a little too young to appreciate much of the engineering marvels that we saw, he did enjoy tossing the Duplos around.

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Who’s Up For A Pickle Juice Slushie?

The fast food chain Sonic is known for many things. It’s vintage way of ordering from your car, servers of roller skates and the two goofy guys on their TV commercials.

When I think of Sonic, the first thing that comes to mind for me is their wide variety of Slushie flavors! This June, the fast food chain will be adding a new flavor to their inventory: Pickle Juice!

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I wonder what the secret of the ooze is?

While this flavor probably won’t be making Geeky Daddy Top 5 list of Slushie choices (or top Ten for that matter), pickle flavor is popular and will surely find a (novelty) market.

Although no fast food novelty will ever top the Burger King Fifty Shades Of Gray Meal Deal.

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Side Note: Sonic’s fried Pickle-O’s are some of the best fried pickles available. If you haven’t tried them, you are surely missing out!



Guess The Name Of Geeky Daddy’s Newest Addition To The Family!

A few months ago, the Geeky Family lost our cat Snickers to lymphoma. It was especially tough because she and Lil’ G were BFF’s.

Recently, Geeky Mommy decided that our other cat Tibby (who I still want to re-name General Zod) has been too lonely and needed a new sidekick to hang around with (i.e. terrorize, beat up and act as his minion). She swears the addition of another cat has nothing to do with torturing my cat allergies…

Geeky Mommie Note: Our new kitty is a Siamese, which are low-shedding and better for people with cat allergies!

Enter our newest fluffy little bundle of joy:

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But what to name her? I briefly considered some of the top cat names from Japan such as Fuku (Lucky), but some seemed to really fit.

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If there were 3 of them, I’d do with Tora! Tora! Tora! (Tiger)

Here Are My Top Ten Names We Considered For Our New Cat:

10: Faora (General Zod’s Wife)

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The sleeves make the outfit. (image credit Warner Bros)

This would obviously be lost in translation without re-branding Tibby as General Zod, which as I already said, I am more than open to. The Terrance Stamp Zod from 1980’s Superman II and not the Michael Shannon version from 2013’s Man Of Steel.

9. Tribble

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Who didn’t love those little trouble makers from the classic original Star Trek episode “The Trouble With Tribbles”. They even look like the little hair balls left around the house that love to torment my allergies.

8. Mogwai

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I think Mogwai makes more sense for a female cat than Gizmo (which I think sounds more masculine). The name Mogwai comes from Cantonese folklore and is “a kind of demon held to be harmful to humans”. According to my cat allergies, there is no better name for a cat!

7. Jaina (Solo)

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Jaina Solo, AKA ‘The Sword of the Jedi’, was the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia in the now defunct Star Wars Expanded Universe. She was smart, tough, an excellent pilot and written extremely well by author Karen Travis in the Star Wars Legacy of the Force series!

6. Takei

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George Takei has a larger presence in pop culture today than he did in his Sulu days on Star Trek. Takei has always struck me as a good name for a pet. “Takei! Get off the damn counter!”

5. Krull

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What science fiction fan is not familiar with the movie Krull? It totally ranks up there with Last Star Fighter as some truly cheesy 80’s sci-fi fun!

While maybe not the ‘cutest’ pet name imaginable, it does sound tough!

4. Tauntaun

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Tauntaun fits for this cat for a couple reasons. The coloring is very similar between the feline and the trusty steed of our star-fairing heroes in Empire Strikes back. And we did pick up the cat in the middle of a Michigan snow storm!

3. Loki

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As part of Marvel’s numerous attempts to increase their diversity in their comic books over the past decade, Thor’s stepbrother (and often arch rival) has recently reborn as a female human. Why? Because while Marvel’s cinematic universe can do no wrong, it seems as though their comic book universe can do no right.

2. The Kracken

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The Kracken is a legendary sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. What does this have to do with a beige cat? Nothing. I just want to be able to walk in the house and say “Release the Kracken!”

1. Kneesaa (female Ewok)

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Kneesaa was a female Ewok who served as Princess of Bright Tree Village.  Later, she became the Chieftainess of Bright Tree Village and wife of Wicket Wystri Warrick. (Geeky Mommy is more of a fan of this name than I am)

Please comment with your guess as to which name you think the Geeky Family ran with for our new addition!

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This Time Of Year, We Appreciate Goldfish’s 90 Degree Pools!

Sub Arctic temperatures and a foot of snow are no excuses to let your training lapse is what my coaches used to tell me!

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Actually, I didn’t have any coaches growing up, but if I did, I’m sure they would have said something like that to me. That and eat more vegetables.

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As recently as ten years ago, year round swim lessons weren’t even an option. Even if it was, who would want to take their little ones in and out of a cold pool? Then try to change them out of their wet swim diapers in a not-so-kid friendly locker room?

However Goldfish Swim School came to our rescue and created an entirely new market at the same time!

Goldfish Swim Schools offers amenities such as pools heated to 90 degrees. The heated pools makes the 30 minute classes more enjoyable for the little ones the parents that spend the half hour in the water with them.

The individual changing rooms (many with diaper changing stations) makes winter time swim lessons a pleasure and not a hassle. With the tropical themed decor, friendly staff and fun activities such as baby slides, pool activity mats and baby canoes, I am able to convince Lil’ G that we have weekly visits to the “all inclusive resort” for our swim lessons.

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The exhilarating thrill of the water slide is Grayson’s favorite activity by far. He doesn’t panic having his head dip below water at the end of the slide.

Trips across the activity mat helps with his coordination and balance on the water as well.

If you haven’t tried Goldfish Swim Schools yet, I encourage you to give them a try!

Tell them Geeky Daddy sent you!

This article was written in exchange for the experience of swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School.