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Parenting Metaphor: Fake Bungee Jumping

Posted by on July 18th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

You are diving into an abyss when you decide to have a child. No matter how prepared or learned you are, parenting can be a great equalizer. Parenting advice can only get you so far I think this video of a bunch of Norwegian dudes pranking a groom-to-be at his bachelor party sums it up […]

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Do Right By My Daughter Insurance

Posted by on July 12th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

If I had a daughter, there would be certain “demonstrations” of prowess, cunning and fortitude on my part. Potential suitors would come to understand that she is an individual first, a daughter second and a partner third. Items two and three might get confused for others, at times, but never for me. If I had […]

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The Reaction We All Want

Posted by on March 21st, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Going back to work has been really strange for me. I wrote about that here for Buzzfeed last week. I come home around 7-9pm each night, which, I know, is normal for most of us. But for me, having been around SO much… it’s a whole different deal. I’m dog tired. I’m overwhelmed. Life has […]

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Live Action Toy Story is AMAZING

Posted by on January 14th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Sometimes, you find things in the least of likely places… I was looking for a quote from Toy Story on Saturday night. I wanted a video clip of it so I could reply with a 2013 sensibility, you know, using video clips instead of actually talking or typing written words or. Maybe it’s a guy […]

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Baby Rides Roomba

Posted by on January 3rd, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

So, here’s a question: IS EVERYTHING CUTER WHEN YOU PUT A BABY ON IT? It’s a rhetorical question, we know, but seriously… Are things (usually) way cuter when you throw an infant or munchkin into the mix? Washing the dog? Just add baby. Doing your taxes? Just add baby. Redoing the roof shingles? Add a […]

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Thanksgiving Theme Song

Posted by on November 21st, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Remember when Rebecca Black came out with “Friday” and it was largely considered the worst song to appear on YouTube? Well, I guess we didn’t learn the first time. The same brilliant minds have created a new video and this one is called, “It’s Thanksgiving.” Shocker: IT’S ABOUT THANKSGIVING. And watch the video all the […]

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Fatherhood Fridays #12: Five Weirdest Halloween Costumes

Posted by on October 11th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Every year the evolution of Halloween costumes seems to go away from the upright-walking hominids we have become and drifts toward regression. In a sentence: WE ARE GETTING WEIRDER, PEOPLE. So, I felt it would be a “good” idea to highlight the strangest Halloween costumes you can now buy online and drive the point home […]

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Dad of the Year: Train in Space!

Posted by on September 20th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

There are certain dads I aspire to be like… Cliff Huxtable, Andy Taylor, Mork from Ork… you know. But this guy is the real deal. I posted this video last night on our Facebook page but it needs its own altar on our blog. Here’s a dad who gives his son the Heavens and the […]

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My Childhood is Ruined: Mr. Wizard

Posted by on September 19th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I often reminisce about old TV programs and wonder if I should go digging them up online. That’s the beauty (and horror) of this mile-wide and inch deep place. There were so many great children’s shows that made me the man I am today. One such show, a favorite of mine, was Mr. Wizard’s World. […]

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Best Baby Video on YouTube Right Now

Posted by on August 29th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

People often ask… What’s it like being a dad? What are the best parts of fatherhood? Do you have any redeeming qualities whatsoever? The answer to all of those questions is inevitably, “42.” But seriously, being a father can’t be summed up in a status update, a tweet or a blog post. Words can’t bear […]

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