March 14 is Pi Day!

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!

thinkgeek pie

PS – Check out this pi shirt!

Pi by Numbers Babydoll

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







Starbucks and Big Fish Give Away Games

Going to Starbucks? Help yourself to one of their Free App download cards! Starbucks and Big Fish Games have teamed up to give away free iPhone and iPad game downloads.

The free games change every week, so stay tuned to the Pick of the Week page for the latest news.

So next time you’re spending way too much on your caffeine and whip fix, pick up a free game while you’re there!

Today is a Woot-Off!

Woot is a super-deal site, which features just one deal per day, in categories including kids, home, shirts, tech, wine, etc. Every now and then, Woot offers more than one deal per day — it’s called a Woot-Off! It’s a great opportunity to cash in on more than one great deal.

The most popular items sell out quickly, so don’t delay! Check out all of the Woot sites to find one that appeals to you.

Woot: One Day, One Deal.

One of my favorite Woot shirts: I LOVE Science!
I Love Science

Game of Thrones Cartoon T-shirt from woot

I love this shirt! If you’re a fan of George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” or the HBO adaptation “Game of Thrones,” you’ll enjoy this shirt. It’s an adorable interpretation of the Stark direwolf, Lannister lion, Targaryen dragon, and Baratheon stag. And, of course, they’re not getting along. But they’re cartoons, so they’re really cute!

This is a one-day deal at Woot, so get it right now if you want it! Click here: shirt.woot

Super Special School Supplies for Nerdlings and Geeks

Why should a true geek settle for standard school supplies — especially when there are so many awesome and interesting accessories available right now? Here are some of my favorite geeky back-to-school products…

It’s almost time for school to start again, and students everywhere are gathering their pencils, lunch boxes, textbooks, and gym shoes.

But why should a true geek settle for standard school supplies — especially when there are so many awesome and interesting accessories available right now? Here are some of my favorite back-to-school products from Thinkgeek!

If you want to shop, here’s a handy link for free shipping: ThinkGeek: FREE Shipping on orders $75+

Nobody will steal your food if you use this “Organ Transport” lunch cooler! $19.99
Organ Transport Lunch Cooler

School may not be a fight to the death, but you can still dress like a District 12 tribute, with this replica of Katniss’ arena jacket from The Hunger Games! $99.99
The Hunger Games Prop Replica of Katniss's Arena Jacket

This spiked backpack is just awesome! It’s not really dangerous, since those spikes are soft leather, but it looks rad. It’s $57.99.
Spikepak Backpack

Angry Birds Halloween Costumes Are Here!

So it’s really no surprise that you can dress as an Angry Bird or Pig for Halloween, or for your next Bird/Pig costume party. Here are some of the possibilities.

The wildly popular game “Angry Birds” has achieved near global notoriety as an addictively fun, time-gobbling pastime. So it’s really no surprise that you can dress as an Angry Bird or Pig for Halloween, or for your next Bird/Pig costume party. Here are some of the possibilities. Just click a picture to shop!

Rovio Angry Birds - Black Angry Bird Adult CostumeRovio Angry Birds - Red Angry Bird Adult Costume

Rovio Angry Birds - King Pig Adult CostumeRovio Angry Birds - King Pig Mask
Rovio Angry Birds - Yellow Angry Bird Adult CostumeRovio Angry Birds - Yellow Angry Bird Mask

Netflix too Expensive? Try Amazon Streaming Video.

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Netflix
I’ve been a fan of Netflix ever since I started my subscription a couple of years ago. Not only do I get really happy when I receive a new red envelope in the mail, but I also use the streaming video service A LOT! Thanks to Netflix, I’ve discovered several new television shows that I missed while they were still on the air, but now I’m a fan. For example, I’ve watched every past episode of The Gates, caught up on Psych, and reviewed some of my favorite episodes of 30 Rock and Glee.

Recently, Netflix has made news with its abruptly-announced price increase. Customers have jumped ship by the thousands, and although I’m still happy with the service, I’m also looking into cheaper alternatives.

A while back, Amazon added unlimited free video streaming for its Prime members. Guess what — I’m a Prime member! I didn’t pay much attention at the time, because I was already using Netflix. But here are the details on Prime: It’s $79 per year, and includes free 2-day shipping, and inexpensive upgrades on overnight delivery.

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Available on Amazon Prime video streaming

If you do a lot of shopping and shipping through Amazon, Prime is a good deal. Now, Prime also includes unlimited streaming of a growing selection of movies and television shows. So, let’s compare.

Netflix’s new price on unlimited streaming is $7.99 per month. That’s $95.88 per year.

Amazon Prime is $79 per year.

Which would you choose? Yes, I’m afraid I may have to cancel my Netflix streaming service. Amazon may not have DVD mailing service, but it has a decent collection of streaming video, with more on the way. And I can catch most of my regular network shows on Hulu if I miss them in primetime.

I’m not getting anything from Amazon to promote Prime. (You can get a free one month trial of Amazon Prime.) I just wanted to share a service I’ve been using, and which I think is a good value. Let me know about your favorite video streaming source. 🙂