Category Archives: Dad+Nerd

Life as a Dad is crazy. Life as a Nerd is dangerous. Find out what happens when you combine the two and end up inside the head of a man who has the same mental age as his toddler, and will not believe that the 80’s ever ended.

Top 4 Lessons The Legend of Zelda Taught Me About Being A Dad

As a serious addict of the original Nintendo console, there is one game that changed my world as a kid; The Legend Of Zelda. It is still my favourite game of all time but now, as a father, I've realised that it is still giving to me. Here are the Top 4 Lessons that I've learned … Continue Reading ››

Top 5 Dads of classic NES videogames

When I became a father I looked for the best dad-role models to emulate. TV and film was full of moronic dumb dads who only showed me that dads were supposedly useless. So, instead, I looked to my favourite retro console for keen insight into the dadding mind. Here are the Top 5 Dads you'll find … Continue Reading ››

Next Week’s Surprise Item: Wooden Clock Making Kit – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

A slight change to your regularly programmed dad-craft; I've been out sick for most of last week, and now doing the interstate family visit over Easter. Which means that I'll not be back at the old dad-work table in time for this week's reveal. So! Here's the crafty surprise item, but check back Friday week to … Continue Reading ››

Instant Toy Story Woody Costume: Kids Cowboy Fancy Dress – CleverPatch DIY Dad Challenge

The week is almost wrapped, but here comes my DIY Dad Challenge entry, careening around the corner. SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH! Crash. Bang. Obligatory bouncing tyre. This week I was stumped by:

Cotton Apron & Fabric Glue (click here to check out the Apron and then here to see … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Dads of 1980’s cartoons

I'm sure that I'm not the only dad out there who is a child of the 80's, and that means that we all grew up gorging on a cavalcade of really weird cartoons. But look past the robots, barbarians and half elephant-half bumblebee freakazoids and you'll find, at the core of so many of these cartoons, a … Continue Reading ››