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Can’t Touch the Sand – THE MOVIE?

Posted by on March 30th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

We all played some form of this game as kids. It was the sand, the ground, the linoleum: “Can’t touch the _____” tag, AKA “The ____ is lava.” I got more injuries playing this crazy game than all of my sports experiences combined. Just imagine what it would be like if this game became a […]

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Horror Movies for Toddlers (Bad Product Idea #19)

Posted by on March 25th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Just think about it. Kids films box-office spectacularly, for the young and old alike. And horror films also sell like hot cakes dripping with strawberry blood. Hmmmmm… Hollywood is clearly missing a huge opportunity here: horror movies for toddlers! Opening up an even younger youth demographic, and, since they can’t walk, this would include their […]

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7 Dads Share Their Movie Inheritance

Posted by on February 25th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Dads speak in a language all their own. For me and my father, our language was a combination of inside jokes, movie quotes and a shorthand we found from our experiences together. I was thinking about him the other day, all the movies he made me watch and the unique dialect we spoke. We laughed […]

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Villains and Vitality

Posted by on January 15th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

I don’t really know what to say. We lose people every day, but it’s always a shock to lose people we all know. We collectively gasp and sigh over them. You’d think decades of people dying would train us to understand that it happens, no matter how sudden, but it doesn’t. Not really. Alan Rickman […]

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Bad Lip Reading: Star Wars

Posted by on December 17th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Let’s take a breath and just forget for a moment that tonight one of the biggest films of the year releases in theaters. Today, let’s just revel in the fact that we can make fun of stuff and enjoy ourselves. If you aren’t familiar with the entire “Bad Lip Reading” catalogue, these guys make some […]

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Join us for a Live Q&A with Ant-Man Stars!

Posted by on December 1st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Have you ever wanted to step on a LEGO and not get hurt? Well, today could be your chance! Join us today for at something so tiny, yet so very epic in scale: Ant-Man is coming to 3D, Blu-Ray combo pack with digital HD! We’ve been messing around with the Facebook live video option, and […]

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10 Reasons ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is The Movie For Parents

Posted by on October 19th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

If you’re alive and a hardcore Star Wars geek, you probably have a pretty intense nerdgasm hangover right now after watching the trailer for the new Star Wars. But if you’re not familiar with Star Wars, you need to know one thing: “Star Wars: Force Awakens” is the movie we’ve all been waiting for. But […]

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How Gremlins Taught Me Everything About Parenting

Posted by on October 2nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

They start off cute… But looks can be deceiving. Feeding them after midnight… Or angering them… …can have scary consequences. They seem like they know a lot. ..and have developed emotions. But they you have to follow specific rules and routines. Or they go nuts. Sometimes they just want to be held. But beware… You […]

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My Wife Just Confessed… #229

Posted by on September 7th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Oh. I never watched Goonies.” –Elizabeth I just stood there for a moment. Waiting for her to laugh and punch me in the arm. But the laugh never came and the metaphorical punch was only an uppercut to my brain. A moment before my wife dropped this bomb, I’d made a One-Eyed Willy joke and […]

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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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