Geek Dads Weekly #64 – SaveJasonsMom.org

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Wherein Daniel and Drew discuss home buying troubles, comic books, our friend’s plea for help with his mother, and our Barefoot Books contest.

Well, it looks like we’ll be leasing a house rather than buying. Between the large down payment required and the taxes & fees (Homeowners Associations suck), it’s just not feasible right now. The new plan is to lease a house so we can get out of this little apartment. Drew’s been looking at houses up north for a while, too.

We haven’t talked about comics lately, so we discussed a few character deaths, the new Infestation crossover from IDW (Transformers, GI Joe, Ghostbusters and Star Trek – for real) and new TV shows GI Joe and Young Justice.

Our friend, Jason Rubacky, is going through hell right now. His mother was hospitalized last week and his father was hospitalized over the weekend. The medical bills have been mounting, and Jason took to social media to help raise some funds to help his mom out. Learn more at SaveJasonsMom.org and please, give if you can. My great-aunt suffered from the same affliction, and I can tell you, it’s not something I’d wish on anyone.

Lastly…

We’re continuing our contest thanks to Barefoot Books. We’d like you to call our feedback line at 281-241-QAQN and tell us two things: what your favorite book was when you were a kid, and what you think your favorite Barefoot book might be. That’s all there is to it! The winner will receive 5 free books from Barefoot. Here are the official rules:

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

Open to U.S. residents only. Shipping address may not be a P.O. Box. Deadline for entry is 7:59pm Eastern on February 6th, 2011. The winner may either pick five (5) books from BarefootBooks.com or elect to be surprised and have the books chosen by Daniel and Drew. Voicemails may be played on a future episode of Geek Dads Weekly with contact information masked. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Side effects may include drowsiness, which is probably what you’re looking for when reading to your kids at bedtime.

All this and more – thanks for listening! We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a voice mail at 281-241-QAQN. Also, you can email us at feedback@qaqn.com.

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About Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at danielmclark.com, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else.

God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

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