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The Most Incredible Costume of 2015

Posted by on October 30th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Halloween has been my favorite holiday for quite a long time now. It represents, to me, a moment when we can be anything and do anything. The night is filled with possibility, and imagination. Ghosts come to life, and whole worlds of story are real. Meet Jeremy Miller, son of Ryan Scott Miller. Jeremy just […]

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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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Chewbacca Is Real!!!

Posted by on September 30th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

So, I’m sick and I have no energy. It sucks. I have so much to do and the kids don’t care. They just want dad to pick them up, or drop them off. Play with them. Act like a human jungle gym. Open things. Put things away. These kids just have no idea. So, today’s […]

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The Best Star Wars Fan Film of the Decade

Posted by on September 24th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Nostalgia can be a powerful ally. When it’s not taking over your life, yearning for the past can electrify the present, and turn imagination into reality. This video is perfect on so many levels. Enjoy! You never know. You may have a little artist or auteur on your hands. The next Abrams, even.

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Force Friday in a Nutshell

Posted by on September 4th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Shouldn't have gone to @target tonight. My nerd heart can't take this @starwars nerdgasm. #starwars #starwarstoys A photo posted by Charlie N Andy HowToBeADad.com (@howtobeadad) on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:26pm PDT The entire internet is basically a full-blown nerd paradise right now. This photo represents before or after 12am. Force Friday indeed. What should […]

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Every Reaction to the New Star Wars Trailer

Posted by on April 17th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Our childhoods came crashing down on us yesterday when the trailer for the new Star Wars film came out. I literally screamed out like a kid in front of coworkers in a meeting. I couldn’t help myself. After the painful trauma of the second set of three films (cue Jar Jar Binks falling off a […]

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My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” –Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #202

Posted by on March 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Real Jedis use their hands. And feet.” –Avara   Finn has gotten so fixated on things being certain ways. Sometimes, when we read aloud to him and mispronounce characters’ names from Harry Potter books or Star Wars comics, he just gets very particular. I respect it, usually. Cut to: his brother wielding a lightsaber incorrectly. “Dada, […]

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Elizabethan Superheroes & Star Wars Icons

Posted by on November 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all asked ourselves interesting questions. What if we’d lost WWII? What would the world be like if people lived for hundreds of years? How would chairs be designed if our bodies had four legs? Photographer, Sacha Goldberger, thought up some of his own intriguing questions… What if Superman was born in the 16th century? […]

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Light Balance

Posted by on November 12th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:22pm PST We are comprised of light and dark, my sons. Some of us hide it better than others. Never compare your shadows or your sunshine against another’s. The aperture of you is all you need to work on. Let more light in, […]

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