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Toddlers Priceless First-Time Reactions to Fireworks (Video)

Posted by on July 4th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

I remember being astounded by fireworks as a little kid. I love them, but… well, it wasn’t really a love-hate relationship, it was more of love-terror thing. Now that I’m all grown up with three kids that are well past toddlerhood, I’ve had the chance to see the evolution of their awed reactions as they […]

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How To Get Rid Of A Christmas Tree

Posted by on January 10th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

A couple nights ago I fought against the angry porcupine that is my Christmas tree. It started when I told my tree, “Hey, Tree. I’m gonna take the lights off your branches now, cool?” It was not cool. Two strands of lights and millions of dagger quills in my body, I finished up. But that […]

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What If ‘Santa Clause’ Was A Horror/Thriller?

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I do enjoy the holidays so very much. But there comes a time when people need to ease up on the throttle just a bit. The holiday spirit is a little overwhelming, honestly. So many people to think of and consumerism. Finding joy is important but it has be an authentic experience that’s self-determined, not […]

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Grandpa Vader & Kylo, A Christmas Story

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

This is amaaaaaazing. Even if you’re not a stark raving Star Wars fan like me, you’ll still appreciate a lot of the relatabale moments shown here, when grandparents look after their grandkid. Sure, regular grandparents might not be spoiling your kid quite like Santa Vader, and when they break your rules, it’s necessarily your “no […]

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Twas The Night Before Rogue One

Posted by on December 15th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Twas The Night Before Rogue One Twas the night before Rogue One and all through my shack, Not a wampa was stirring not even a sarlacc. The lightsabers were hung by the moisture vaporator with care, In hopes that the Deathstar plans soon would be here. The fans were nestled all snug in their beds, […]

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“Holiday Shopping” : Convos With My 6-Year-Old

Posted by on December 14th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I went shopping with my 7yo son recently, and I made use of the drive there to go over (over and over and over) the trip’s one ground rule. I had him repeat it. “What’s the one rule for this trip?” I asked as we rolled into the parking lot. “No asking for you to […]

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The Coolest Holiday Card Ever

Posted by on December 13th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My family is horrible at making and sending holiday cards. Yes, I also included “sending” because there have been years when we MADE the stupid things and didn’t even send them out. I love getting holiday cards. The creativity and fun of them is just rad. I love getting mail in general, but this time […]

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10 Christmas Comics from a Parent’s Perspective

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Let’s face it. Christmas is mostly for the kids. It certainly is if you judge it by the utter hell parents put themselves through to make it special for the little, giggling present-shakers. Let’s enjoy these 10 Fowl Language Comics by Brian Gordon for a cartooned view of some of the things parents go through. […]

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11 Comics & Charts That Tell Thanksgiving Like It Is

Posted by on November 22nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of reflection and appreciation. No really, I’m serious. It’s sometimes reeeeeally hard to remember that when you’re arguing with a relative, listening to Christmas music in traffic, or just stone cold comatose from overeating. What Thanksgiving winds up being is often a lot more entertaining to look at […]

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Stranger Things + Peanuts = YES

Posted by on October 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I know, I know. I don’t like it when Christmas encroaches on Halloween anymore than you do. But this is important, nay, NECESSARY viewing! On a scale of 1 to 10, this video is an ELEVEN. See what I did there? I have been watching the Peanuts Christmas special since I was a wee lad […]

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