How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

VIDEOTAPE

This is our video section. One of us, who shall remain nameless, still has VHS tapes lying around. They should be teased. In the meantime, watch our homemade videos in this section.

Dad Trolls Daughters With Google Home

Posted by on December 9th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Listen, I’m not above trolling my kids. Their whole life is dedicated to complicating mine, it seems, so turnabout is fair play. But this might be the most technologically advanced level of trolling I’ve ever seen. Google Home is a really interesting platform. It can do so many things and I find it sort of […]

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BB-8 Takes Manhattan

Posted by on December 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

There’s nothing my nerd-heart loves more than seeing fantasy and fiction come to life in… real life. It’s what our imaginations were made for. All our play as kids, every time we imagined something fantastic happening to us — those moments were our minds calling out for something magic in our everyday. Star Wars is […]

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Baby Phone Bandit Video (Famous Movie Mashup)

Posted by on December 6th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

You may think you’ve already seen this adorable toddler running away with her older sister’s phone, but probably not the full original video. If you haven’t seen it, you’re going to love it. The sheer giggle-packed joy of this little cellphone bandit is infectious, viral one might say. I couldn’t resist creating a version with […]

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Nerf Wars: Revenge of the Husband

Posted by on December 1st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Listen, my wife and I have a funny, and to those on the outside, odd relationship sometimes. We do things that annoy each other on purpose. We sometimes wrestle around in bed. We make sounds or voices that grate on our respective last nerves. This woman? Well, she’s a saint for putting up with this […]

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Slowmotion Baby Crying Is What Your Day Needs

Posted by on November 29th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Reentering the atmosphere of non-holiday life is pretty brutal. We came, we ate, we fell asleep on the couch. But now it’s back to work for a bit before the next holiday comes, centering around eating and sleeping (all of them). So, you can imagine my reaction returning to work. And waking up to take […]

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Toddler Talks to Himself on the Potty

Posted by on November 24th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Today is the basically the Olympics of eating in America, which is generally already pretty extreme, any other time of the year. But, eating like it was an athletic competition can have some biological… consequences. So! Without it getting gross at all, let’s put our ear to the bathroom door of this video and listen […]

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Dad Hits The Gym(nastics)

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Nothing says holiday gorging fun like trying to mimic your kids’ gymnastic skill as an adult. This dad is top shelf rad, trying to copy his daughter’s gymnastic routines and practice. A huge component of fatherhood is attempting the impossible and having a good attitude in the attempt. Love this. Should we make this a […]

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Metallica + The Roots + Classroom Instruments = YES

Posted by on November 17th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I grew up with Metallica serving as a symbol for San Francisco. I knew James Hetfield was born there, like I was. And almost 20 years ago I went to the taping of their live album with the San Francisco symphony. My entry point to their music was definitely the Black album, but that opened […]

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The Coolest Museum Ever

Posted by on November 15th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I want my kids to love and admire art. It’s an important mission of mine as a father because art teaches us so much about ourselves and the world. In that effort, I’ve tried to expose my boys to as many kinds of art as I can. Sometimes these trips impinge and sometimes my kids […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Candy Trading

Posted by on November 1st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Everyone’s tastes are unique when it comes to Halloween candy. Nevertheless, there is a candy stock exchange/currency system at work every year. I often, like this video describes, pretended to be in the sour candy zone in an effort to trade up for more chocolate, but that never really worked out for me. As kids, […]

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