Season Three of HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” kicks off this Sunday (March 31, 2013)! Game of Thrones fans around the world are gearing up for a grand return to Westeros, George R.R. Martin‘s imagined world of conflict, romance, magic, duty, ice, fire, and DRAGONS! (Yes, I’m a teensy bit excited about the dragons!)
The realm of Game of Thrones is so expansive in geographical and genealogical dimensions that it can be difficult to keep track of characters and storylines. So here is a handy interactive map that might help with that. As you scroll over the map, you can see which family rules an area, as well as a summary of any episodes that occurred in that part of the land.
Go check it out to refresh your memory of the first two seasons. And as Season Three progresses, the map will be updated.
Geek icon Nathan Fillion celebrated his 42nd birthday yesterday. Fans admire his ruggedly handsome good looks, as well as his work in the short-lived space western Firefly, current series Castle, and other movie projects, including Slither.
He has almost 1.7 million followers on Twitter (@NathanFillion), and to celebrate his day, he asked them to donate money to his clean water campaign. His previous charity water campaign raised more than $60,000, and his current campaign goal is $100,000.
Obligatory guilt inducing statement: Millions of kids around the world don’t see their 5th birthday because they don’t have clean water.
Let it sit. Think about it. Good.
Last year, you helped celebrate my birthday by building 12 wells for over 3000 people. That’s something none of us can do on our own, but together with My Charity Water it’s a piece of cake. But, don’t send cake. We want water. Let’s build even more wells this year.
Did I mention we get to decide what the plaques on the wells say? Start thinking now. No reason this can’t be humanitarian and hilarious at the same time.
Thank you in advance, for being amazing right now.
Water Changes Everything. from charity: water on Vimeo.
If you’re interested in helping Nathan provide clean water to people who need it, visit his My Charity Water page.
Although television shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Doomsday Preppers” are popular with viewers, it’s not very entertaining to think about what would really happen in a survival situation. Here’s an interesting infographic that shows what you might need if you were in a real-life “apocalyptic” disaster.
Are you prepared? Click for full size.
The third season of “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin‘s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” kicks off on March 31. As fans quiver in anticipation, the official publicity machine has shifted into high gear, with new trailers and cast interviews hitting the media.
If you haven’t already read the books or seen the previous two seasons, you might not want to watch this Season 3 trailer. Spoilers! It’s awesome! It is known…
Happy Pi Day, geek people! March 14 is widely recognized as Pi Day, because the date resembles the value of pi, or 3.14…
Since we love reasons to celebrate, and we love eating pie, many people use Pi Day as an occasion to make and eat pies. Here’s a photo from ThinkGeek.com, with what looks like a peanut butter cup pie. Plus, Timmy the monkey is wearing Jayne’s hat from Firefly, which gives this photo even more geek appeal.
I wish you a Pi Day filled with happiness and pie!
PS – Check out this pi shirt!
Pi by Numbers Babydoll
What is Pi? Some might define it as the ratio of a circle’s circumference divided by its diameter. Others might think it’s an irrational number that’s impossible to know completely. Still others might think it’s a mystical, transcendental, almighty number that will only finally be revealed when society as a whole puts on a bunch of purple felt jump suits and hitches a ride on a nearby comet. Those people aren’t reading this description though. They are browsing the howtothinklikeaflower.com website. But we digress… We here at ThinkGeek like to think of Pi as a way to help you come up with creative reasons to spend your hard earned cash on a T-shirt. Quick question. When is Pi day? March 14th of course. Think about that for a second. Now, while still mesmerized, drop this shirt into your shopping cart. Navy blue 100% cotton babydoll tshirt. Stretchy and fitted, not baggy like the guys’ stuff! Pi symbol printed on the front in white. The first 4493 digits of Pi were used to construct the Pi symbol itself. That’s a whole lot of Pi. Enough for everybody to share so don’t get greedy on us now. A big shout out from ThinkGeek goes to Archimedes way back in the B.C. for finally giving us a good approximation of Pi, and doing so without the benefit of modern trigonometry. And thanks to the Egyptians and Babylonians for trying. Note: The brighter blue (royal blue) shirt that you see in the action shots has now been discontinued. Sorry folks! But navy is nice! You wanted navy anyway, right? 🙂 100% combed ringspun cotton, 1X1 rib, 1X1 rib bound collar, 1/2” collar height, self fabric binding on collar, side seamed, tapered waist, garment washed, no-shrinkage