Apr 26 2016

KidsTodayIn4Words on Twitter

Usually trending hashtags aren’t the sort of thing I put on DaddyTips. But with the hashtag KidsTodayIn4Words trending on Twitter, I had to pick out a few favorites.

Twitter bird name

 

This is just funny.

“Kids don’t go outside enough” is a common complaint, but this tweet is actually clever.

This one is all about the photo.

Hard not to laugh at this tweet:

This one actually makes a good point.

And of course, Darth.

Check out a whole slew of trending tweets here.


Dec 30 2015

Han Solo Parenting Advice Via Twitter


Nov 30 2015

DeAngelo Williams Little Girl on Twitter

It didn’t quite work out the way they planned it, but this picture of Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams little girl on Twitter is adorable.


Sep 14 2015

JJ Watt Gives Soon-To-Dad The Good News

H/T to ThePostGame


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May 08 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Link Roundup (Ongoing) – UPDATED

Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally here, and I’ve seen it (twice), I can start reading about it until my eyeballs fall out. This page will have an an ongoing list of links to some of what I’ve read that I found interesting.

Me and The Avengers movie.

Personally I prefer The Avengers. Have I mentioned that lately?

UPDATED 5/11/15 (new links after the break; you can tell they’re new because they say NEW LINK.)

As you know, I frickin’ LOVED The Avengers, the first one. To say that Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t quite as good as the first film is like saying I’m shorter than Shaquille O’Neal. Or, to ever-so-slightly borrow a joke from the movie, that this blog post will be shorter than a Eugene O’Neill play. Bottom line: it was a lot of fun, Joss Whedon did a nice job of balancing all of the myriad demands of a film with a ton of characters and future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to promote, and I’ve already seen the movie twice and would gladly see it again.

As expected with a summer blockbuster, especially a follow-up to a film as great as The Avengers, the Interwebs are filled with articles and blog posts and charts and click-bait about all things Ultron. I went on Rotten Tomatoes planning to read a few reviews. I got as far as one before being sucked into a rabbit hole (maybe I should say tesseract instead) of Age of Ultron related topics.

Oh, the obligatory Spoiler Alert from this point forward. I’m not going to bother watching what I say about the movie, although this isn’t a review and odds are I won’t reveal anything particularly important. But if you haven’t seen the movie yet and prefer to do so without knowing anything about what happens, stop reading now. Then come back. Don’t worry. We’ll wait. Read more »


May 04 2015

Age of Ultron Hard on Joss Whedon Because He Has a Family

Avengers: Age of Ultron ruled the box office this weekend. And before that, it ruled director Joss Whedon‘s life. This was, according to the director, difficult on him because he has a family. Here’s what he said in an interview:

English: Joss Whedon at the 2010 Comic Con in ...

English: Joss Whedon at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When I watch it, I just see ‘flaw, flaw, flaw, compromise, laziness, mistake,’” said Whedon. “The reason I set out to make another film is because I wanted to make one that was better, and I wanted to up my game as a shooter and work harder on every aspect of it and sort of give myself up to it in a way that’s hard for me, because I have a family. I started as a writer in low-budget TV, and there was always this element of, ‘This is good enough.’ And with this movie, I never wanted to say, ‘This is good enough.’” (emphasis added)

And now the explanation. Read more »


May 02 2015

Even More Tweets We Like

Because Twitter never sleeps, here are even more tweets we like.

Shaq vs Oprah on Twitter

(Note: the image above is old; it’s Shaq teasing Oprah about tweeting using all caps. I still find it amusing.)

Here’s a tip from the Library of Congress about book preservation. I think it will also make for better book presentation on the shelf.

I honestly don’t know what this next tweet is about, but it appears to be about books, so let’s go with that. Books are good. Reading is fundamental, after all. Read more »