About Benjamin

Ben Butler, president and CEO of gentlebim.com, is a professional web content and print media copywriter with over five years experience. In addition to writing, he works part time at a local veterinary practice. He is an uber geek who loves video games, anime, transformers, and generally anything that can be classified as "dorky."

Ant-Man is on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame

Hollywood's Walk of Fame has a new star. Paul Rudd is on the Walk of Fame, and he deserves it. The star of Ant-Man was honored with a star on July 1st, 2015 in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre, and his co-star, Michael Douglas, and Ant-Man director, Peyton Reed, were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Hollywood's Walk of Fame has a Super Star I think it's about time Paul Rudd got a … [Read more...]

An Ant-Man Poster for Every Taste – BOOYAH

Ant-Man Poster

Hello fellow geeks. It's your friendly neighborhood Marvel geek here to let you know that you can get a look at a cool Ant-Man poster from Marvel Studios. In fact, you can get a look at three of them! They've releases some wicked cool posters, and every Ant-Man poster in this collection is epic. An Ant-Man Poster to Fit Any Fan Every Ant-Man poster in this batch from Marvel Studios hit the mark, … [Read more...]

Zootopia First Look

Zootopia

We all love Disney, and what's more Disney than adventure, shenanigans, and talking animals? Nothing. That's what. Take a big city, talking animals, and an adventurous laugh-fest, and you get Zootopia. Zootopia is Disney Animation's newest family feature, and it looks like it's going to be a good one! Zootopia - Anthropomorphic Disney at Its Finest I mean look at that. That single frame … [Read more...]

Bridge of Spies Could be the Best Thriller of the Fall

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies is coming to theaters everywhere October 16, 2015, and it could very well be the best thriller of the fall. This tense thriller, set in the Cold War era, tells the story of an unlikely recruit of the CIA and his mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Bridge of Spies is a Thriller to See Bridge of Spies brings everything we all know and love about … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Ant-Man – New TV Trailer Released

Marvel's Ant-Man - New TV Trailer Released

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard about the arrival of Marvel's Ant-Man to the big screen. It's coming folks, and with each new trailer released, I get a little more excited. At this point, I'm an annoyance to the people around me, because I'll rewind on any and all television spots related to Marvel's Ant-Man and watch them a few times before I let everyone else get back to … [Read more...]

The Good Dinosaur – Fossil Era Fun

The Good Dinosaur - Fossil Era Fun

The Good Dinosaur is making its way to theaters, and it looks like a good one. The newest effort from Pixar, The Good Dinosaur is a new take on the classic story of friendship and self-discovery. The Good Dinosaur - Friendship, Family, and Facing Your Fears What if the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs never hit? What would the world look like with humans and dinosaurs living side by side? … [Read more...]

Tomorrowland Film Featurettes Give us a Glimpse Into the Future

Tomorrowland Film

The new Tomorrowland film is rocketing closer. It will be out May 22nd. That's only five days from now! I'm stoked about it, and so is Disney. To get us all the mood for the national release of the Tomorrowland film, Disney has provided two featurettes to give us a look at the people of Tomorrowland and the city itself. Tomorrowland Film Featurettes - Looking to the Future The new Tomorrowland … [Read more...]

New Captain America Movie, Civil War is on Its Way

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The new Captain America movie, Civil War is finally on its way! BOOYAH! Marvel Studios has officially begun production on this bad boy, and it's going to be insane. This will be the first crossover in the Marvel cinematic universe. I'm having a full-on geek out, right now! This Captain America Movie is a First for Marvel This. Well, this is absolutely awesome. I know, I know! I use that word a … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Ant-Man – Getting Ready for Pint-Sized Power

Marvel's Ant-Man

Marvel's Ant-Man is making its way to theaters, and to get us all revved up for this newest installment into the Marvel cinematic universe, Marvel has released a new poster. It's pretty sweet. Marvel's Ant-Man is Finally Getting Props It's about time Ant-Man got a movie. Sure, his super power is shrinking while growing in strength, but if a movie can be made about a kid who ages in reverse, a … [Read more...]

Disney’s Tomorrowland – A Look at Casey and Athena

Disney's Tomorrowland

Disney's Tomorrowland is coming to theaters everywhere May 22. It looks to be a major blockbuster with some big names and a big story. While we're waiting to take our trip to a place outside of space and time, let's take a look at the two main female protagonists in Disney's Tomorrowland. These girls are kicking butt! Discover the Dynamic Duo of Disney's Tomorrowland I love a movie with some … [Read more...]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is Kicking Butt Memory Game Printable

The Avengers

The Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally here! Let the butt kicking commence! That's right, baby. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and a host of other super powered heroes are currently doing battle with Ultron on the big screen. BOOM! This is the big time, folks. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is setting the stage for some big events to come like … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron New Featurettes

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron New Featurettes

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron is almost here, and if May 1st doesn't hurry it up, I think I might explode! I've been geeking out hard over the newest Avengers flick since I first heard Ultron voiced by James Spader. This is going to be 2 1/2 hours of epic super hero feats. Marvel style! Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets Some New Blood As anyone who's read anything written by me … [Read more...]

The Ultimates – 1 of 8 Things You Might not Know About the Avengers

The Ultimates - 1 of 8 Things You Might not Know About the Avengers

With the amazing popularity of The Avengers - also known as The Ultimates - I thought it might be cool to take a trip deep, deep into geekdom and enlighten you on 8 things you might not know about The Avengers (The Ultimates) if you're strictly a fan of the movies. The Avengers are the Ultimates and Other Cool Stuff Let me start off by saying that the past few years have been some of the best of … [Read more...]

Amigurumi Crochet Might be the Cutest Thing Ever

Amigurumi Crochet Might be the Cutest Thing Ever

I love amigurumi crochet. Let me just get that out there immediately. There is something so incredibly cute about a tiny amigurumi crocheted critter or monster that is impossible to resist. You can find amigurumi crochet creatures in almost any variety, and they are all super fun. This post contains affiliate links to hopefully help us build our own amigurumi village. Image Source All Hail … [Read more...]

The Avengers Assemble May 1st – Coloring Sheets

The Avengers Assemble May 1st Coloring Sheet

Avengers, assemble! That's one of the best phrases in all of comic-dom, and the Avengers assemble May 1st for the most epic Marvel film yet. To celebrate the impending release of the 2 1/2 hour thrill ride that is "Avengers: Age of Ultron", Marvel has released another amazing trailer and some coloring sheets for the kids, as well. The Avengers Assemble to Take on Ultron "Avengers: Age of Ultron" … [Read more...]

Disney’s Tomorrowland Brings Action, Adventure, and Wonder

Disney's Tomorrowland Brings Action, Adventure, and Wonder

Disney's Tomorrowland is coming, and I'm pretty excited about it. It's the story of Frank, a jaded former boy-genius and Casey, a teenage girl with a thirst for knowledge who must work together to discover the secrets behind Tomorrowland, a more than mysterious place which exists somewhere outside of normal time and space. Disney's Tomorrowland - The Future is Now I think this is going to be … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Ant-Man Movie Looks to Pack a Punch

Marvel's Ant-Man Movie Looks to Pack a Punch

The Ant-Man movie, Marvel's newest addition to their cinematic universe looks like it's going to be a winner. I have to admit, when I first heard about an Ant-Man movie starring Paul Rudd, I was skeptical. I love Paul Rudd, but I associate him with comedies. After seeing this trailer, though, I'm convinced! The Ant-Man Movie: Tiny but Hugely Important A super hero that can shrink might sound … [Read more...]

The Force Awakens is Taking Star Wars to the Awesome System

The Force Awakens

The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out, and it's just about the most bad ass thing I've ever seen! The Force Awakens looks like everything I loved about the original Star Wars, but hopped up on some galaxy grade steroids. The Force Awakens is Awakening My Geeky Side I've been in perpetual geek out mode ever since I heard about The Force Awakens. I'm a ginormous Star Wars fan. … [Read more...]

Disaster Preparedness Food – Survivors Have to Eat

Disaster Preparedness Food - Survivors Have to Eat

Disaster preparedness food is an important part of any disaster survival kit. Flashlights, fuel, a radio, and the like are all important, but you can't eat any of them. Emergency food allows you to eat while you wait out the storm or the hurricane or the zombie apocalypse. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. Disaster Preparedness Food - Make it Part of Your Kit When … [Read more...]

How to Buy Gift Cards Online – And Sell Them, Too!

How to Buy Gift Cards Online - And Sell Them, Too!

How to buy gift cards online. That's the question isn't it? Gift cards are an easy way to make sure you always buy the perfect gift for any occasion, but they can be a pain. That's not the case if you buy them online. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. How to Buy Gift Cards Online - It's Easy Buying gift cards online is actually quite easy. First, find a reputable … [Read more...]

Top 20 Video Games of 2014 You Need in Your Library Giveaway

Top 20 Video Games of 2014 You Need in Your Library

If you're like me, you love video games, but you don't love paying full price. That's why I've put together a list of the top 20 video games of 2014. These games are new enough to meet our standards, but just old enough to find them at a savings. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. Top 20 Video Games of 2014 - Many and Varied There were some amazing games released in … [Read more...]

Data Storage and Backup – Keep it Secret. Keep it Safe.

Data Storage and Backup - Keep it Secret. Keep it Safe.

Data storage and backup is important for anyone to have. In today's modern world, it seems like more and more of us keep our entire lives on our computers. What happens when your hard drive goes kaput or the cat knocks your glass of water onto your computer? If you don't have a data storage and backup plan, disaster is what happens. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. Data … [Read more...]

5 Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

5 Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

Spring is here! The icy Hell that was the winter of 2014 is on its way out, and that means it's time for Spring arts and crafts activities. For a day filled with laughs and quality time, you can't beat making something with the kids. Post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids of all Ages Paper Plate Anything When it comes to getting … [Read more...]

UPS My Choice Membership – I’m in Love

UPS My Choice Membership - I'm in Love

UPS My Choice membership options help me keep track of my shipping, and that's important to me. As a blogger, I have various packages coming to my home on a regular basis, and it can be difficult to keep up with all of it. It's especially important when I'm on a deadline, so it pays to be able to see the progress of all of my packages. Post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my … [Read more...]

The Best Fantasy Novels for Young Adults

The Best Fantasy Novels for Young Adults

I've put together my picks for the best fantasy novels for young adults because, well... I'm a geek. I love all things geeky, and that includes fantasy novels. Although, I love my video games, I think reading is an awesome way to spend time, and I think more people should be doing it. That's why I've compiled my top picks in this article for the best fantasy novels for young adults. This post … [Read more...]

5 Tips on How to Use Minecraft for Learning

5 Tips on How to Use Minecraft for Learning

My niece and nephew are straight up addicted to Minecraft, so I thought to myself, "Self, what are your thoughts on how to use Minecraft for learning?" Good news, everybody! I answered my self this time! This post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. How to Use Minecraft for Learning? It's Easy. Believe it or not, the pixelated cube world of Minecraft is one that's chock full … [Read more...]

5 Educational Activities for Kids to get Their Brains Humming

5 Educational Activities for Kids to get Their Brains Humming

Playtime is important for kids. Studies have shown that adequate play time increases learning, concentration, and mental acuity. When allocating play time, why not make a portion of it mental play time? Here's a list of 5 educational activities for kids that can make learning more than a boring chore. Affiliate links in this post, all opinions are my own. Educational Activities for Kids Don't … [Read more...]

5 Books for Entrepreneurs – Make it Happen

5 Books for Entrepreneurs - Make it Happen

If you're starting your own business, you should invest in books for entrepreneurs. Nobody knows everything, and that's especially true for the businessman or woman just starting out. Books like this are great tools to help you in all aspects of your budding business. I know. I've read a ton of them! This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. 5 Books for Entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

Spring Fitness – 5 Tools to Help you do it Right

Spring Fitness - 5 Tools to Help you do it Right

After this Hellish, icy, sub-arctic tundra of a winter, you might be setting your sights on spring fitness. After all, bathing suit season is just around the corner, and I don't know about you but I didn't do much except curl up under a blanket for the entire season. I've put together a list of 5 things that can help you meet your spring fitness goals this season. This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal (But I used Raisins)

Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal (But I used Raisins)

Continuing on with my manly recipes, I bring to you apple pie oatmeal. This is a recipe that I thought I invented until a friend told me that it's been around forever. That makes sense, because it's extremely easy to make, and it's pretty darn tasty. Apple Pie Oatmeal - the Easiest Breakfast Ever Apple pie oatmeal is every man's dream recipe. It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious, and its name is … [Read more...]

What I’m Playing – Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

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Hello all. Last week, I posted a man food recipe, One Pot Pepper Steak. This week I'm going to be talking about Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham. Next week, I'll be doing a post on Apple Pie Oatmeal. If you haven't noticed the trend, I'll just give it to you straight. Blogs need more posts about guy AND geek stuff. Since I am both a guy and a geek, I feel it's my responsibility to get some more of that … [Read more...]

One Pot Pepper Steak the Man Way

Pepper Steak the Man Way

Pepper steak. It's delicious. It's hot, hearty, and perfect for winter days. I've seen lots of different ways to prepare it, but today, I'm approaching in a way that anyone can do and that all men will appreciate. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you pepper steak the man way. What is the Man Way Of course, the literal take on this would be "any way a man would do it". That's not so. The … [Read more...]

Get Great Gifts for Geeks this Holiday Season

Get Great Gifts for Geeks this Holiday Season

Geek. It used to be a name that mean kids taunted other kids with. Now it's a badge of honor. Geeks are the new cool, and gifts for geeks are the all the rage this year, but if you're not a geek, it can be daunting trying to figure out what to get for the nerdy guy or girl in your life. I was able to find some great gifts for the geeky season, and I'd love to share them with you. Shopular has … [Read more...]

Applebee’s eGift Cards Make the Holidays Bright

Applebee's eGift Cards Make the Holidays Bright

The holidays are here, and if you're like me, you've got at least one difficult to shop for person on your Christmas list. You know, that person that seems to either have everything they want or they have such a wide range of interests that pinning your gift down to one awesome thing is next to impossible. Yeah, that person. Never fear, I've got something to make your holiday gifting woes a thing … [Read more...]

Gifts for Guys Who Like to Make a Statement

Gifts for Guys Who Like to Make a Statement

Gifts for guys - when did they become a standard multiple choice answer? It never fails. Every year, we guys get a minimum of one tie, another pair of pajama pants, and another socket set to add to our collections. Ladies, we love our socket sets, and we love you. But at this point, I couldn't run out of sockets if I tried, and I'm sure other boyfriends and husbands out there have a similarly huge … [Read more...]

Black Friday Deals are Deal-icious #BlackFridayGiveaway

Black Friday Deals are Deal-icious #BlackFridayGiveaway

Yeah, yeah. It’s a cheesy title, I know, but it’s so true. Black Friday deals ARE deal-icious. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. As always, all opinions are my own. Black Friday Deals Make a Happy Holiday At least they do for me. I don’t do Black Friday very often, … [Read more...]

Baymax is Awesome – Big Hero 6 Rocks

Baymax

I got the chance to see an advanced screening of Big Hero 6, and it was awesome! I was able to view the movie free of charge, but as always, I speak the truth. All opinions are my own. It's All About Soul Big Hero 6 is one of those rare family movies that really does have something for everyone. It's a classic story of good vs. evil. It's also a classic story of friendship, loss, love, and … [Read more...]

Big Hero 6 Comic Comes to the Big Screen

Big Hero 6 Comic Comes to the Big Screen

The Big Hero 6 comic book series is making its big screen debut, in the new Big Hero 6 movie, and I am so totally stoked about it. I'm an uber geek with strong comic book hoarding tendencies and a love of movies based on those comic books, so this is my dream come true. Get Into the Big Hero 6 Mood with Some Great Activities The Big Hero 6 comic has been one of my favorites for a long time, so … [Read more...]

LG Televisions are Game Changers

LG Televisions are Game Changers

I recently had the opportunity to take a look at the new LG televisions coming onto the market this season, and they are amazing. Their new OLED technology is amazing. It's going to change television forever. I participated in this event through Cooperatize and am being compensated for this post. As always, I speak the truth, and all opinions are 100% my own. I want to also give a quick shout out … [Read more...]

Family Time – Every Moment Counts Sweepstakes

family-timeFamily Time From Mrs. Fields

Family time is the most important time. Between after school activities, work, and the general craziness of life, family time often gets pushed to the side. That's why I'm so excited to tell you all about the "Mrs. Fields Family Moments" campaign which builds on the USO's "Every Moment Counts" campaign. I am participating in this campaign as a member of The Niche Parent Network & Conference in … [Read more...]

My No Good Very Bad Day

My No Good Very Bad Day

Have you ever had a no good very bad day? Has it ever seemed like everything was stacked against you? I certainly have. In fact I've had a slew of them this past week. A No Good Very Bad Day - Or Days Suck As I sit here writing this, weak, fatigued, still recovering from the flu while simultaneously attempting to remain upright, I SHOULD be getting ready for an advanced screening of … [Read more...]

Manwich Time is Any Time

Manwich Time is Any Time

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know how hard it can be to get the kids out of high gear for meal time. One of my favorite quick and easy meals for my hectic lifestyle is Manwich. It's the perfect choice for Easy Weeknight Meals. I love Manwich Orginal for straight up sloppy joes. Manwich Bold is … [Read more...]

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