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A Link to Fatherhood

Posted by on June 15th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

The ‘hero’s journey’ concept is something that’s always been on my mind to some degree but even more so lately. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the increased turmoil our world faces every day, seeing Wonder Woman and nearly crying my eyes out when she decided to single-handedly face down an […]

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Minecrack

Posted by on March 16th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

I should have known what was going to happen. I’ve been addicted to… um, IN LOVE WITH Minecraft myself for years, so it shouldn’t have been a shocker for me when I introduced it to my then 5-year-old that he’d go bonkers for it, too. I’m a gamer. My wife is not.  So, when we […]

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A Super Mario Bros History

Posted by on January 12th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

My childhood was pretty damn fun. Sure, there were hard moments but for every rough spot, there’s an equal and opposite bright spot. One of those bright spots was a game called Super Mario Bros. For those uninitiated few, this was the story of a plumber trying to save a princess from an evil dude/lizard/thing. […]

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10/10 Would Play: STAR KART!

Posted by on September 6th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I enjoy playing video games when time allows. I’ve just started playing some co-op with my almost seven-year-old and we have a blast making jokes, one-upping each other, and celebrating victories together. We love Star Wars and Mario Kart. So, believe me when I say this video was just THE BEST. Really cool stuff by […]

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Super Mario Bros Like You’ve Never Seen Them!

Posted by on August 19th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

As a kid who grew up with 8-bit graphics and the revelatory moment of seeing 16-bit video games come to life, Super Mario Bros. changed my life. Anyone who could beat the game attained godlike status. I remember trying and failing so many times. I dreamed of winning and finishing the whole thing with a […]

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Pokémon NO – The Game App for Non-Players

Posted by on July 15th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Some of us don’t have even half a percent of a clue how to play, but the online/real-life game Pokémon GO is a wildfire sensation! Eyes glued to their smartphones, people are swarming the streets and alleyways and random corners of parks and all kinds of normally-boring places to “catch ’em all.” Sadly, not everyone […]

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My Wife Just Said… #266

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

If I were a man who cared more about scores and numbers, this would make me crazy. It’s not that Avara’s doing to get revenge (well, maybe just a little bit), but it’s because this is an activity we enjoy doing together. Sometimes, Finn and I play video games together. He tanks my percentages, my […]

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Super Merrio Christmas!

Posted by on December 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

It’sa me, Mario Clausa! Not really, just us dads, Andy and Charlie. Have a Super Merrio Christmas, everyone!   Also look out for this art as a t-shirt possibly for sale in 2015, either by us or by the shameless parasitic thieves out there! 😉   – You’ve Got More Presents Our Christmas giving doesn’t […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #191

Posted by on December 15th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

  A classic example of a “teacher” writing to a parent about the vital need for a child to bone up on video games. Look it’s even got two bold exclamation points!! Totally legit. When little kids fake messages from their teacher or from one parent to the other or from an imaginary pony, it’s […]

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Grand Theft LEGO – Bad Product Idea #16

Posted by on November 13th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Two fanatically popular video game series join forces to create, the crossover video game of the century, Grand Theft LEGO… “Derivative but so inspired…”— someone who probably needs a good dictionary   Race through the mean streets of Downtown LEGO City with your friends or just slap C4 on their backs, send them off and […]

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