June 22 - On this day in geek history in 2008 comedian/writer/actor George Carlin died of heart failure at the age of 71. Carlin was best known for his ‘dark humor’ and command of the English language. He often took on topics that were considered too taboo for comics of the time. 
Carlin received five Grammys and three American Comedy Awards (including a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001). He also had many acting credits to his name, including Rufus from the ‘Bill & Ted’ series and the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. 

June 22 - On this day in geek history in 2008 comedian/writer/actor George Carlin died of heart failure at the age of 71. Carlin was best known for his ‘dark humor’ and command of the English language. He often took on topics that were considered too taboo for comics of the time. 

Carlin received five Grammys and three American Comedy Awards (including a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001). He also had many acting credits to his name, including Rufus from the ‘Bill & Ted’ series and the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

Hiatus

Hey all,

First off I want to thank everyone that has followed the blog so far. I see in all your comments that you honestly care about the content that we’ve put out and that’s awesome! Thank you for supporting the blog and helping to extend its reach.

Here’s the thing, I’m sure some of you have noticed that the updates haven’t been as regular as they normally are. There have been times where 3-4 days go by without a post. That’s because I’ve been busy working on another project, and TDiGH was the area that took the time cut. Sorry to those of you who noticed and were disappointed. As a result of my other project, I wanted to announce that TDiGH will be going on hiatus for approximately one month.

My new project, DirectGeek.com, just launched though! I’m really excited about it. It’s a website that encompasses any and all things geek, from TV & Movies to Tech and Gadget reviews. It’s also the home of ‘The Direct Geek Podcasting Network’! So you can see, there’s been a lot. 

I invite all of you to come check out the site and let me know what you think. You can email me at zak@directgeek.com. And if you’d like to contribute to DirectGeek.Com you can go to DirectGeek.Com/Join-Us to find out how. 

Thanks everyone, we’ll see you all in about a month and hopefully we’ll see some of you over at DirectGeek.Com!

~Zak

October 9 - On this day in geek history in 1943, the radio program Land of the Lost made its debut on ABC radio.

The radio program would later serve as the inspiration for the famous 1970s TV series.

*Photos are not uploading for me right now… apologies*

October 2 - On this day in geek history in 1836 Charles Darwin returned to England after a five year expedition studying fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. 
Darwin used the knowledge that he gathered to develop his ‘theory of evolution’, which he would unveil in 1859 in his book The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

October 2 - On this day in geek history in 1836 Charles Darwin returned to England after a five year expedition studying fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. 

Darwin used the knowledge that he gathered to develop his ‘theory of evolution’, which he would unveil in 1859 in his book The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

October 1 - On this day in geek history in 1968 George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead premiered in Pittsburgh, PA.

October 1 - On this day in geek history in 1968 George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead premiered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Semptember 28 - On this day in geek history in 2009 the iTunes Music Store reached 2 billion applications downloaded.

Semptember 28 On this day in geek history in 2009 the iTunes Music Store reached 2 billion applications downloaded.

September 24 - On this day in geek history in 1936 James Murry Henson, better known as Jim Henson, was born in Greenville, Mississippi.
Henson is best known as the creative mind behind Henson Studios, The Muppet’s, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal.

September 24 - On this day in geek history in 1936 James Murry Henson, better known as Jim Henson, was born in Greenville, Mississippi.

Henson is best known as the creative mind behind Henson Studios, The Muppet’s, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and The Dark Crystal.

September 23 - On this day in geek history in 1962 The Jetsons debuted on ABC. The Jetsons was a cartoon that followed the lives of George and Jane Jetson, their children and their robot housekeeper Rosie. The show was the first program on ABC to be carried in color
The show’s original run was only 24 episodes that aired between September 1962 and March 1963. In 1984 Hannah-Barbera started producing new episodes specifically for syndication. 

September 23 - On this day in geek history in 1962 The Jetsons debuted on ABC. The Jetsons was a cartoon that followed the lives of George and Jane Jetson, their children and their robot housekeeper Rosie. The show was the first program on ABC to be carried in color

The show’s original run was only 24 episodes that aired between September 1962 and March 1963. In 1984 Hannah-Barbera started producing new episodes specifically for syndication. 

September 22 - On this day in geek history in 1290 Bilbo Baggins was born (according to the ‘Middle-earth Calendar’).
Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel ‘The Hobbit’ and a character in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.

September 22 - On this day in geek history in 1290 Bilbo Baggins was born (according to the ‘Middle-earth Calendar’).

Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel ‘The Hobbit’ and a character in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.