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The Care Baes: A Childhood-Ruining Remake

Posted by on May 11th, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Modernized classics tend to be pretty awful. But like, ugly awful. There, I said it. It might be because we’re used to them a certain way, like knowing someone with a beard and them looking like a creepy failed clone experiment after they shave. Maybe we hate a remake because we’re old and set in […]

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I’ll Have a Large Childhood Memory with a Side of Chili, Please

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

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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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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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Top 25 Cartoon Theme Songs from 80s & 90s

Posted by on March 24th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Alright. This is a tough, arbitrary list but the criteria the videographer used is fairly clear. That, and it just makes me feel like a kid again. Anything I can do to grab a slice of that feeling of total irresponsibility and free time, I’ll grab it. Enjoy a walk through our childhoods, at least […]

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Ducktales Theme Sung By Movies!

Posted by on November 20th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Who needs a little mental rest stop after the past 7 days? I know I do. Well, YouTuber The Unusual Suspect has provided us with the perfect respite from our daily lives, the headlines and everything in between. If you watched Ducktales as a kid (or a grownup, for that matter), then this will delight […]

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The Untold Story of Charlie Brown

Posted by on July 30th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:13pm PDT Forty-seven years ago tomorrow marks a day, I would venture to say, no one in any of my circle of friends and their circle of friends even knows took place. A week ago, I flew up to Santa Rosa, […]

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7 Things That Scared The Hell Out Of Me As A Boy

Posted by on May 15th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you grew up during the 1980s, then you probably were exposed to some crazy stuff. My dad had a bad habit of watching insanely scary stuff around me. I’m definitely more cautious because of it with my kids, but I wonder if everyone had the same insane childhood with television and movies like I […]

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Saying “I Love You” at TWO-MONTHS-OLD???

Posted by on June 12th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I’ve never really paid much attention to all of the average times, sizes, weights and milestone whatnots of parenting, but this amazing. The first time a dad hears his child says the words “I love you” is priceless, but this is made extraordinary by how early it happened! Or maybe it was all just hiccups. […]

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Toddler with the Voice of a Grown Man? (VIDEO)

Posted by on June 5th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Imagine asking a little kid a question and hearing a man’s voice answer you back. Well stop. We’ve got the power of the internet, you don’t need to imagine! I always had an unusually deep voice as a kid, but this is hilarious and weird. This dad took video conversations with his son and digitally […]

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