The 5 Types of Geek Friends You Need in Your Life

Geeks are usually made fun of in popular culture. Other times, they are portrayed as funny and interesting individuals with rich personality traits and brainy qualities that make them quite charming. Sometimes these qualities are presented as compensating for something that lacks in other ways. These brainy qualities may only be a bonus. The traits themselves, as you’ll see (or maybe noticed it yourself already), are extremely varied and make for different types of geek, more varied than you could imagine a single label to contain. The only constant is how it always tends to be either about the clueless and socially awkward geek versus the knowledgeable and fun one. We obviously tend to incline towards the latter, and this post will hopefully open your eyes to how wonderful it can be to have at least one of these 5 types of geek friends.

The 5 Types of Geek Friends You Need in Your Life

1. The Gadget Geek

You surely have at least one friend who reads updates on every move Apple and Google make and who looks at new gadgets released like a thirsty man in the desert looks to a pail of water. The same kind of friend will give unsolicited advice on every app or function you’re not yet using on your smartphone. He or she may tell you all about what new technical thing you should definitely buy. Sure, this friend can be a little tiring if you’re not into gadgets yourself. Think about it this way: you have a free consultation whenever you really are looking to buy a new piece of IT.

2. The Gamer Geek

This one is probably one of the most ridiculed types of geek in today’s popular culture. But if you have at least one gamer geek friend, you’ll see that not all negative stereotypes about them are true. First of all , they can be useful and imaginative and fun whenever you want to organize a fun evening with friends completely offline and away from any computer. Just tell your gamer geek buddy that you want to organize a D&D party and you’ll see just how fun he or she will make it.

3. The Fantasy Franchise Geek

This one is that friend who is all about Star Wars / Game of Thrones / Star Trek / Harry Potter / Lord of the Rings or any other such franchise. They are basically an encyclopedia of knowledge on the matter, and collect all sorts of fun stuff related to the universe they fell in love with. Sometimes, the less gifted of them can be a little mindless perhaps. In other cases, they absorb the stories in that universe in a very wise and perceptive way. This not only makes them better people but also a beacon of inspiration for everyone around them. Also, they may take you to fun events like cosplay conventions or reenactment festivals.

4. The Science Geek

If you know someone who never earns less than an A minus in chemistry, biology or physics, that’s your science geek friend right there. This buddy can have much coveted practical qualities: they can teach you how to survive or DIY while camping, they can make replacements for a lot of substances or tools you need in your house, as well as help you pass those subjects as well in school if you’re less gifted. Besides, if they get started on an interesting story from nature or history or whatever encyclopedia-scale thing they’re into lately, you’ll never want them to stop. It’s no wonder these peeps are some of the most brilliant types of geek in the world.

5. The Music Geek

Whenever in doubt about which music to play at a certain event or how to impress a certain someone, this is the friend to call. Not only will they give you expert advice. They also know interesting trivia about lots of artists and have a million stories to tell. As a bonus, they sometimes play an instrument of their own and do it quite well. You can’t really get bored with them, and they’ll encourage you to feel and dream just like a manic pixie would.

The list could go on with other interesting and fun types of geek the world has to offer, but space limitations deem this short list to be enough for the moment. We hope the post has inspired you to appreciate your lovely geek friends more and to search a bit for the geek within yourself.

Creative and Funny Ways of Repurposing Toilet Paper Rolls

Not every household object can be efficiently repurposed and there are some that wouldn’t spark your interest right from the get-go, but if you give them a chance to impress you, there are some amazing things that you can do with toilet paper rolls. We therefore decided to show you some of the sweetest and most creative ideas of repurposing toilet paper rolls and make them feel useful (and why not, loved?) . So sit back and write down any idea that you feel might benefit you in any way!

Recommended Read: 5 Outdoor Decoration Ideas When You’re on a Budged

Toy Organizing

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Your son surely must have a never ending supply of miniature toy cars and in that case, it’s close to impossible for you to not have stepped barefoot on such a contraption for the millionth time. And while it is sweet to see your darling play with them, they need to be well organized somewhere. Well, why not make a make-believe garage from an old crate where you stack toilet paper rolls on top of each other so that the miniature cars are perfectly tucked away from your feet? Perfect!

Original Garden Decorations

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Picture your garden. Now imagine some sweet and original decorations that you yourself have made. It’s not just about the pride of making it yourself but it’s about the fact that no one has the exact decorations you have. So try cutting the toilet paper rolls to different widths, dip them into paint and hang at different heights to get a beautiful and colorful chandelier- like decoration.

Cord Organizer

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It’s not just toys that can be organized simply with toilet paper rolls. You can also use them to organize cords or even a crafts table so that your desk is always neat and tidy. Elegant and simple. Just glue them on top of a surface or in an old box and you’re done.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

If you’re a bit more talented and have the time to invest, you can also try to create decorations for your walls or mirrors. Here for instance, you just need to cut the toilet paper rolls, paint them and cover them with a bit of glitter. Then attach them around your mirror and voila! Beauty.

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Toilet Paper Roll Art

Molding them differently and spraying them with some metallic paint is also pretty easy and it can get you stunning results. Just check out these pretty examples of toilet paper art.

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Arts and Crafts with Your Special Someone

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When was the last time that you sat down together with your son or your daughter and had fun while painting or doing something creative? Well toilet paper rolls are something to have in your arsenal since you can dip them in paint, use them to make heart stamps and generally have a lot of fun with.

Even More Organizing

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Another thing you can do is to store your ribbons and lace for instance on old toilet paper rolls- whether you cut them down to a desired length, tuck them safely in a drawer or simply let them on your table, they’re going to do the job.

Bird Feeders

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You can always stick some grains and generally bird feed on your toilet paper rolls and hang them around in the garden (sticking colored paper to them in order to make them more attractive is optional but you can always do it with the little ones). It’s not just going to attract sweet birds to your home but it will also make it a chirping and singing oasis. Perfect for your relaxing afternoons.

Do These Glasses Look Ok on Me? Crazy Glasses for a Crazy Look

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses, goes the old quote. Wear any of these crazy eyewear creations and people of all known sexes and inclinations will be giving you an extremely wide berth.

The Melting Sunglasses

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It would be pretty horrible if your sunglasses melted onto your face, wouldn’t it? In fact, there are relatively few things that I would welcome melting onto my face. That is, unless we’re talking about chocolate chip ice cream melting on my face. That would be delicious.

The Multiple Sunglasses

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These sunglasses would be great for people with 10 eyes. If you have the normal two eyes like the rest of us, I can’t help thinking that it is a bit of an overkill. I guess the idea here is to stop the sun’s evil rays from hitting your eyes from just about any direction. If you’re that worried about protecting your eyes, why not stick your head into a cardboard box before you venture outside?

The Tattoo Glasses

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Let’s face it; if you had a great name like MatthewG15, you probably wouldn’t bother buying real glasses either. Oh no, partner. You would just wander down to your local tattoo parlour and get these little beauties painted directly onto your face. This lovely picture has me wondering whether I should just get a hearing aid tattooed onto my ear when my hearing finally gives up the ghost.

The Stick on Glasses

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Ok, so let’s imagine for a second that you are too cool for normal glasses. You’re also too sensible to have them tattooed on. Wait, are you sure you don’t want them tattooed on? Fine, there’s an alternative idea for you here. I have to warn you that it might look a bit…odd. The design geniuses at Azumi and David came up with the cunning idea of stick on sunglasses.

The Dog Glasses

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Do you know something? These are first crazy glasses we’ve looked at that I can imagine myself wearing. Sadly, they appear to have been designed solely for small, annoying dogs.

The Hi Tech Glasses

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Does anyone have any idea what these crazy glasses are actually meant to do? I mean, they look great. But, the lack of glass in them makes me think that improving vision or blocking the sun’s rays weren’t high on the list of possible benefits.

The Nose Piercing Glasses

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This was bound to happen one day, wasn’t it? Some incredibly cool dude with bad eyesight was going to come up with the stunning idea of mixing body piercing with prescription glasses. This one looks stupidly painful. I’m almost half tempted to get it done myself.

A Look into the World Beard and Moustache Championships

A few days ago, we presented you with a guide for experimenting with your beard styles. We also put up a strong defense of the sometimes vilified and mocked hipster beard. Since the topic has been opened, we would like to examine a unique world and subculture you may not have heard about until now: the world beard and moustache championships. Yes, you read that right, and yes, it’s just as upbeat and fun as you probably already imagined it to be.

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Yes, it’s quite hipster-ish (which isn’t a word). This sort of competition falls into a recent hipster beard debate. This debate has split sides down the middle between the beard-praising enthusiasts (as I am) and the beard-bashing whiners. These people decry the beard as a compensation for the loss of masculinity as it once was. I believe that the way men choose to style their beards should be as free as the way women choose to color (or not color) their hair. It should not indicate something about the quality of the person sporting said style. Last but not least, beards look and feel pretty friggen awesome. I think those aesthetics count for something. So, let’s raise a glass to the beard resurgence and the World Beard and Moustache Championships.

The History of the World Beard and Moustache Championships

The only unfortunate consequence of the relatively new hipster beard resurgence is the fact that these World Beard and Moustache Championships don’t really have a rich history. The first time the completion took place was in 2007. It was organized as a convention that reunited some of the world’s largest association and clubs that already were centered on their members’ facial hair. The history of these modern contemporary clubs celebrating beards and moustaches is arguably older than the relative novelty of the competition itself.

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The styles and categories in the World Beard and Moustache Championships should speak for themselves about the historic value of the beard. “Hungarian moustache”, “Musketeer”, “Garibaldi” and “Imperial” are all styles which proudly reflect the rich history of the beard and moustache styles that mankind experimented with. The World Beard and Moustache Championships aren’t quite as new as some may think because the beard is a more contemporary style. Only recently have beards become something exotic enough to spark up a special competition dedicated to them. Not that anyone is complaining about competition, of course.

Who Competes in the World Beard and Moustache Championships

If you’re wondering about where the contestants of these competitions come from, you will be pleased to know that most Western countries have a team of awesomely styled hairy men competing. That includes, of course, the United States. More details about the American team can be found here. If you want to check them out or maybe even manage to get involved in the club, the next public event will take place in Montana at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in Sulphur Springs. This festival will be held on July 26th 2014.

5 Awesome Dancing Songs for Kids

Since we’re all on vacation more or less, and definitely fun is the main thing on our minds during the summer, let’s take a moment to get enthusiastic about dancing. Having a mini disco in your back yard or your living room is – and I’m firmly convinced of it – one of the greatest and most fun ways to spend your time with friends, which the world has wrongly forgotten about. Besides making a case for the return of the disco or dancing session as a casual source of fun, this post will also bring to your attention 5 great dancing songs for kids, which can be totally used for grown-ups as well.

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Since dancing in such a relaxed and casual manner as inviting a few friends over is obviously more about goofing around than about actually dancing with expert moves and skills, why not also employ some children’s songs in the process? It might be much more fun than you expect, even if you don’t have any young guests around. Sure, hosting a Game of Thrones drinking game is an equally legit source of fun, but maybe giving a chance to a few dancing songs for kids will spark up a refreshing change.

Therefore, without further ado – here goes.

1. Veo veo – Spanish kids’ song

We didn’t plan this article as a top and all the dancing songs for kids presented here are mentioned in a random order, but still, if I had to choose an all-time favorite, this would have to be it. It’s in Spanish and thus makes a nice variation to all the English songs out there, it’s very cheerful and light and you can’t help but giggle each time you listen to it. You can listen to it here.

2. The Hamster Song

If you already feel like bursting into laughter, you have every reason to do so. Originally developed by the Wii franchise, the Hamster Song is one of the most awesome dancing songs for kids ever developed. What’s disarmingly fun about it is the fact that it’s not so much a song, as it is a slightly melodious pile of babbling. Once you get over your initial surprise or sense of ridicule, it can become addictive and turn the whole atmosphere into an overwhelmingly fun place to fool around and jump up and down. You can listen to it here.

3. Lambada

Ok, so this one was never really a song specifically designed for children, but it’s one of the songs which I associate the most with my own childhood. When I was 3 or 4, which was about 25 years ago, I used to dance my socks off on this song, to the delight and general laughter of the grown-ups around me at the time. Interacting with small children now, I noticed how much they like the song as well – it’s so melodious and fun and hummable that it definitely deserves a place in the list of awesome dancing songs for kids. You can find it here.

4. Kaczuszki (or the Duckling Song)

This song is major hit with kids all over Eastern Europe: each country has its own cover of it and kids generally seem to go crazy about it whenever it comes up on shuffle at a mini disco. This one here is the Polish version and it’s one of the best, but if the tune gets you dancing, try listening to its other versions as well. You can listen to it here. P.S: The song sounds impossibly fun even without understanding the lyrics, but to have some major laughs try using Google Translate for the lyrics.

5. Ram Zam Zam

Oh, this last one sounds so funny that if you still have a bit of life left in you, you won’t be able to help dancing on it as soon as it starts! It’s in German, but the lyrics are so goofy and silly that there isn’t really anything to understand about it, so don’t worry about not getting it. You can listen to it here.

Hopefully you’re already convinced of the surprisingly fun potential for grown-ups which dancing songs for kids hold. Charge up your batteries and have all the dancing fun and the chocolate shakes you can muster!