February 26, 2015

iPhone 6 Case Amazon Lightning Deal

iPhone 6 case Amazon Lightning Deal for ya. $11.19. Regular price is $13.99, list price is $49.99 (which would be way too high, unless this case also gives foot massages and makes dinner). We have not used this case. Heck, we don’t even have an iPhone. But lots of people do! And we like to be helpful by passing along these DaddyDeals when we find them.


iPhone 6 Case, Caseology [Bumper Frame]

Time is limited, so if you want it, buy it.

I’m going to leave in all of the descriptive text Amazon provides because, well, why not.

Amazon.com: iPhone 6 Case, Caseology [Bumper Frame] Apple iPhone 6 (4.7″ inch) Case [Carbon Fiber Black] Slim Fit Skin Cover [Shock Absorbent] TPU Bumper iPhone 6 Case [Made in Korea] (for Apple iPhone 6 Verizon, AT&T Sprint, T-mobile, Unlocked): Cell Phones & Accessories.

February 13, 2015

Two Crown Royal Cocktails For Valentine’s Day

The good people at Crown Royal (more specifically, their always friendly and pleasant publicists) have two tasty suggestions for those who wish to get their drink on (responsibly) this Valentine’s Day.

What we like about these cocktails is that neither looks difficult to make. Also, thanks to the DaddyTips Road Trips we’ve taken courtesy of Crown Royal, we feel confident that these drinks will be tasty. (We haven’t tried them, but we’ve sampled enough Crown to know that we like it.) So here you go, two cocktails. Enjoy responsibly! And happy Valentine’s Day to all.

Apple of My Eye

Apple Of My Eye Crown Royal cocktail
1.5oz Crown Royal Regal Apple
4oz Cranberry Juice
Serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with apple wedge


Cherry Jubilee

Cherry Jubilee Crown Royal cocktail
1.5 oz. Piehole Cherry Pie
0.25 oz. orange juice
0.25 oz. grenadine
1 splash sour mix

February 13, 2015

Expensive Looking Women’s Watch Under 50 Bucks

This expensive looking women’s watch can be yours for under 50 bucks thanks to this AMAZING AMAZON LIGHTNING DEAL! Supplies are limited! Etc.

By the way, “under 50 bucks” means $49.99. Because technicalities. But it could make a nice last minute Valentine’s Day gift (no promises it’ll get delivered in time; that’s between you and Amazon). Anyway, time-limited deal. Buy it if you want it.

August Steiner Women's Watch AS8142RG

Amazon.com: August Steiner Women’s AS8142RG Analog Display Quartz Two Tone Watch Set: Watches.

February 13, 2015

Thor Daddy Issues

If you really want to scare Thor, threaten to call his All-Father on him.

Texts From Superheroes - Thor and Iron Man

via Texts From Superheroes.

February 9, 2015

Mike Francesa Says Parents Should Relax About Fandom

Remember when I wrote about raising kids to be fans of perpetually bad sports teams? (If not, I helpfully linked to the article for you. I’ll expect a thank you note in the mail.) Today on WFAN, Mike Francesa took a caller to task about the same issue. Basically, he told the caller, a father and fan of the Jets (I think it was the Jets) that parents should relax about fandom.

Alabama High School Coaches Fighting on the Field

(Note: the image above has nothing to do with the story except that it is a sports image, and neither person appears to be relaxed.)

The WFAN host’s point, which I basically agree with, is that people take this whole “I’m raising my kid to be a fan of a perpetually bad sports team” thing much too seriously. Or, as Aaron Rodgers put it — RELAX.

Francesa went on to describe some of the favorite Yankee teams of his childhood, which he described as not being very good but he loved them anyway.

I am also a Yankee fan, and here’s where I have to respectfully… not exactly disagree with Mr. Francesa, but add to his point. When the Yankees lose, it doesn’t hurt the way it does when the Mets lose. The same is true for the Giants and the Jets. Even when the Jets WIN, fans find it painful. The first two years that Mark Sanchez was the Jets’ starting quarterback, which were also the first two years’ of Rex Ryan’s tenure as head coach, they made it to the AFC Championship Game. That’s one game away from the Super Bowl. I watched those games, and the ones that preceded it, with a lifelong Jets fan. You know what? Even the games they won, I could feel the tension. There’s always a sense that something bad will happen. I don’t know why, but I’ve seen it firsthand and discussed it with other Jets fans. They agree. Barring another Super Bowl win (and it is worth noting that the Jets at least HAVE a Super Bowl win in their history, something many other NFL teams do not), I don’t know that it will ever not be at least a little bit painful to be a fan of the Jets.

Does that mean raising your kid to be a Jets fan is somehow bad parenting? Of course not. That’s silly. In my experience kids pick up on fandom naturally — if you’re a Jet(s fan) you’re a Jet(s fan) all the way, and your kids prob’ly will be the exact same way.

February 2, 2015


I hate politics. I hate writing about politics. It leads to nothing good… for me. But this CNBC Rand Paul interview hit me too hard for me to keep my mouth shut.

English: United States Senate candidate , at a...

English: United States Senate candidate , at a town hall meeting in Louisville, . (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Wikipedia)

2/3/15 UPDATE: Vox.com points out that Dr. Paul’s statements regarding autism and vaccines are “even more bogus than you think.” Original post is below.

It started with this gif:





Shush you silly woman! The man is talking!


Now for the interview itself.


Paul tries to have it both ways about vaccines. This is not atypical of politicians on either side of the aisle. In fact, he says something that as far as I know is perfectly reasonable, which is the idea of spreading out vaccines instead of giving them all at once. OK. Sure. Why not?


But then he perpetuates the notion that vaccines are the sole cause of “normal children” (his words) turning into, well, I guess not normal children, because of vaccines. That puts him into the excellent company of Jenny McCarthy, MD. (Note: Jenny McCarthy is not a doctor. Rand Paul is.)


Then there’s this gem, which I haven’t seen anyone bloviate about yet, so let me be the first.


“The state doesn’t own your children. Parents own the children.”


Excuse me? “OWN?” I OWN my children? Am I missing something? I’m responsible for my children. But they are not, to the best of my knowledge, a thing that I own, like my television.


This is the song that comes to mind. It is called Politicians by a band called The Exploited. I’ll skip to the chorus.



Defensive? Sen. Rand Paul on voluntary vaccines – CNBC (Video)





February 2, 2015

Puresounds Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (DaddyDeal)

Limited-time DaddyDeal on some wireless headphones – act now if you want ‘em.

UPDATE: Um, sorry about that. The deal expired already. The price is still pretty good, assuming the headphones are good. Read the comments, do your research, caveat buyor. We’ve never used these ‘phones and have no knowledge of their quality.

Amazon.com: Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with NFC – Puresounds Foldable Wireless Head Phones (White) with Built in Microphone: Electronics.