Nov 24 2015

Kid Solves Rubik’s Cube in Under 5 Seconds (Video)

Watch this video of a kid named Lucas Etter as he solves the Rubik’s Cube in under 5 seconds. He’s 14-years-old. His time was 4.904 seconds, which is a new world’s record.

English: Rubik's cube

English: Rubik’s cube (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He solves it so fast it’s literally blink and you’ll miss it.

For me, the best part of the video is the reaction. Not to diminish what Lucas did; breaking a world record in anything must be pretty cool, and as someone who never managed to solve the Rubik’s Cube even once back when they were first introduced (I’m, like, old), the fact that he was able to do it so insanely fast is incredibly impressive. Also impressive, though, is everyone else’s reaction. It’s so positive. Everybody wants to take his picture, they all seem really happy for him. The reaction of the kid in charge of the stopwatch is pure amazement and joy. It’s nice to see everyone being so nice.

I admit that I wonder how the kid who, on the same day, broke the world’s record with a time of just over 5 seconds, only to have that record shattered later on. But based on the reactions in the video here, I prefer to believe that even he was happy for his fellow cuber. (Cubers? Is that a thing? I have no idea.)

Bottom line: Congratulation Lucas Etter. At the age of fourteen, you are the proud owner of a world’s record. Good on ya, mate.

Source: A teenager just pushed the Rubik’s Cube world record under 5 seconds | The Verge

Nov 23 2015

Heavy Metal Baby (Video)

Heavy metal baby video. No further explanation is needed.


This needs to be the childhood everyone has.

Source: This Baby Really, Really Loves EXMORTUS – Metal Injection

Nov 20 2015

French Father Explains Paris Attacks To Son (Video)

This video of a father talking to his son about the Paris attacks might make you cry. Me? Oh, you know. Allergies. #liar

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Oh my. The kid is adorable, and the way the father handles the situation is just wonderful. To be fair, I’m assuming that’s his father. It could be an uncle or a friend. But the tweet says father, so let’s go with that. Excuse me. I need a new box of tissues. I told you. Allergies. #liar

H/T to @thereaIbanksy and the awesomely talented actress Constance Zimmer (currently being awesome on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) who retweeted it.

Jun 21 2015

Sopranos for Fathers Day

Last year, HBO recommended an episode of The Sopranos for Fathers Day. It kinda makes sense, as long as you don’t watch it with your kids (depending on how old they are, of course).

The specific episode recommended by HBO is called “College” (Season One, Episode Five).

Sopranos on Father's Day


In it, Tony Soprano (played of course by the late and very great James Gandolfini) takes his daughter Meadow (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) on a trip to visit colleges. Since this is The Sopranos, Tony gets sidetracked by some unexpected business.

It’s an early episode of the show — it first aired on February 7, 1999, according to Wikipedia —  and is very good. (Sorry! Forgot to say “spoiler alert.”) It certainly deals with father-daughter issues in a unique way, as did the show as a whole. One of the many great things about The Sopranos was seeing Tony try to be a dad while also conducting his, ahem, legitimate business dealings.

If you want to double-down on Gandolfini for Fathers Day, you can also watch the film Enough Said, which stars Mr. Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. (Catherine Keener is also terrific in a smaller role.) The two have great chemistry, and it’s a nice movie that is also parenting/dad-themed, and it has a fun twist. Here’s the trailer.

There is, of course, an extra note of sadness to the film because it is James Gandolfini’s last starring role.

You can watch The Sopranos and Enough Said via HBO Go and probably HBO Now. (I don’t have the latter and don’t want to say something that isn’t true.)

So if you’re looking for some dad-themed stuff to watch for Father’s Day, here are two solid suggestions… or perhaps we should say… DaddyTips.

Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there!

Jun 16 2015

Shatner on Sunny Side Up Show

He’s gone where no man has gone before, and now he’s on the kiddie TV channel Sprout. Ladies and gents, here it is — video of William Shatner on Sunny Side Up Show.


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Apparently, Mr. Shatner is an expert on something called The Clangers. (Something tells me his appearance is mostly for the adults who have to watch Sprout with their little ones.)

But, y’know, Shatner. Is there anything he can’t do?


William Shatner's star on Canada's Walk of Fame

William Shatner’s star on Canada’s Walk of Fame (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apparently he’s going to do some voice acting on The Clangers, which is a show we’ve never heard of but it seems that it used to exist and is being revived. (Michael Palin, of Monty Python fame, is also on it.) In addition to this, a quick news search tells us that The Shat will be on an upcoming NBC show with Henry Winkler (Ayyyy!), AND he’s driving cross-country on some sort of odd vehicle. You can read about all of that, as well as the fact that there’s apparently a fake Shatner on Snapchat, via the related links below. All this is in addition to the many other projects Mr. Shatner always has going on.

We hope to have half as much energy as ol’ Bill has at his age. Heck, I’d settle for having that much energy NOW.

Jun 10 2015

Watch These Creepy New Justice League Cartoons

I’ve said many times that I am a huge fan of the DC Animated Universe (sometimes called the Timm-verse, in honor of Bruce Timm). My personal favorite is Justice League, both regular and Unlimited. (Most people say Batman: The Animated Series is better but they’re wrong.) Now Bruce Timm has returned to his old stomping grounds… sort of. Here’s the scoop:

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Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a full-length animated movie that will be released on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on July 28. But you don’t have to wait that long to get a taste of what it will be like. There are three shorts, two available now, one more coming on Friday. The title is Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles. Here are the first two episodes, “Twisted” and “Bomb”. Do NOT watch them with your kids. They are creepy. Seriously. I mean it. Read more »

Jun 05 2015

Vote in Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here”

Only two days left to vote for your favorite hero in Crown Royal‘s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program. Voting ends on June 7th. Details are below.

Crown Royal Pagoda Suite, inside

As DaddyTips readers know, we’ve been participating in the Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” events for awhile now. This year there are five Crown Heroes finalists, and they’ve each made a video. Here they are, in a convenient YouTube playlist.

Watch, pick your favorite guy or gal, and head over to to vote. Voting limited to adult consumers only. Drink responsibly.

Here is a photo gallery of each of the Heroes, along with the official 2015 logo for the race, which will be held on July 26, 2015 at The Brickyard, aka the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, aka IMS. (We were there last year. It’s a cool place and a fun event. You should go.)

Margy Bons Jeff Kyle Hector Manley

Brendan Marrocco

U.S. Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, visits Joint Craig Theater Hospital medical staff during Operation Proper Exit at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan May 28, 2014. The program is intended to gain a sense of commonality and pride for soldiers severely injured in the line of duty. Marrocco talked about his experience and injuries while deployed. Marrocco is currently retired and a native of Staten Island, New York. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

Benjamin Parker YHNH 2015 Brickyard 400 Race Logo


Don’t forget to vote at! You have until Sunday, June 7.