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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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“Let It Go” with Phonetically Accurate Lyrics

Posted by on January 2nd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Anyone who can read sheet music probably doesn’t need a guide to properly sing Let It Go from Frozen, but since the majority of us can’t sing our way out of a box… that’s open, and on fire… these simple, phonetically accurate lyrics and tips for screaming along may help you or your kid in […]

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Searching For Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on October 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

About a year ago, I got the chance to visit a cool movie set. My goal? Searching for the elusive, mythical Dick Van Dyke. He’s a creature of great comedy and gravitas, but I’d never seen him in the flesh. This is bucket list material for me. So, with the help of Walt Disney Studios, […]

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‘Boyhood,’ Manhood and Everything in Between

Posted by on August 6th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

A couple weeks ago, I went to see a movie with a friend. We’re both fathers and very open about how hard it can be. We vent, and inappropriately joke about the crushing effort required to make sure a distinctly separate human being from ourselves doesn’t end up maiming, dulling or otherwise mortally wounding themselves […]

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Guarding The Galaxy And Other Fine Hobbies

Posted by on August 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

What would you do if the galaxy was suddenly threatened by unfathomable evil and threat of destruction? I mean, more than it already is. Would you risk your life to protect others? Would you do it for the right price? Do you have a business card? I’m asking for a friend. They live in a […]

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Hunting For Treasure In L.A.

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The other day, I took my boys on a treasure hunt — an actual hunt for actual treasure. And as we crisscrossed Hollywood on the trail of [REDACTED], we naturally discussed aliens. Well, one alien in particular… Let me explain. In the film Earth to Echo, a group of kids discover a mysterious life-form and […]

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My Kid Just Said… #50

Posted by on June 2nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“You know what I would do if I had The Force? Tickle YOU for once.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)  We started watching Episode IV: A New Hope of Star Wars awesomeness. Finn is in. All the way. He did way better than I even anticipated. After we finished our first round, he said this […]

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