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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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A Movie So Tiny It’s Epic: ANT-MAN!

Posted by on July 16th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Do you remember what it’s like to be a kid? Do you recall what it felt like to be a small person amongst a forest of tall bodies and sounds? Tomorrow, Ant-man will give you that feeling again, in both fun and size. Tiny-sized Andy enjoyed himself at the #AntMan premiere last night. I had […]

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Mad Max Power Wheels Are Perfection

Posted by on June 12th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Did you see Mad Max: Fury Road? Or as I like to call it, “The Dustiest Operatic Music Video Ever”? It’s freaking amazing. Well worth a watch if you like: action, dust, or post-apocalyptic nightmares. But this commercial is almost as good as the film. Thinkgeek and Nerdist apparently teamed up for an April Fool’s […]

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5 Parenting Tips from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

Posted by on February 18th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

There are countless parenting experts with books, videos, courses, brochures and all sort of parenting propaganda. But we ain’t buying it. Instead, we prefer to learn the hidden lessons from our favorite movies and TV shows (do not try this at home). What if all of our lives were a simple calculation of deriving immense […]

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