Oct 31 2014

Avengers 2 Trailer Is Awesome

In my ongoing efforts to make absolutely certain that everyone I know is fully aware of what is going on in the world of superhero movies, here is the the Avengers 2 trailer, aka “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Is is awesome.

Avengers - Age of Ultron Poster

(image: Wikipedia)

Maybe you’ve seen it already. But I know from talking to folks who read DaddyTips that they expect me to use my great geeky power responsibly to disseminate information about upcoming movies that matter. In other words, superhero movies.

Without further ado, here is the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. (AKA Avengers 2.)

Get a Special Look at Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – YouTube.

Wasn’t that cool? Don’t you want to see it, like, right now? You’ll have to wait until May 2015. To quote Weird Al Yankovic, first world problems.


Oct 28 2014

DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces from TeeWii.com

The lovely and talented Ms. Tracy Pendergast of TeeWii.com posted a great video just in time for Halloween.

Check out her fun DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces video. It’s so easy even I could do it.

DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces

via DIY: Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces – YouTube.


Aug 15 2014

A Nice Broadway Tribute to Robin Williams

From Theatermania.com, a video of a nice Broadway tribute to Robin Williams, courtesy of Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who plays The Genie in the stage version of the Disney musical; Williams, of course, played the part in the animated feature film.

Robin Williams Aladdin Blu-Ray DVD

Here’s Robin Williams in the movie (animated, obviously, both literally and figuratively). RIP, condolences to the man’s family and friends.

Broadway’s Aladdin Pays Tribute to Robin Williams With “Friend Like Me” Sing-Along – Video Flash – Aug 13, 2014 – Theatermania.com


May 10 2014

Jimmy Kimmel Has A Kid Therapist (DaddyTips Featured Video)

I don’t stay up late enough to watch Jimmy Kimmel. Luckily there’s this thing called YouTube and the good folks at Kimmel post videos from the show. This one, in which Mr. Kimmel visits his kid therapist, is more than worthy of being our DaddyTips Featured Video.

DaddyTips Featured Video

Seriously, watch the whole thing, even though it’s a whopping 4 minutes long. Read more »


Dec 10 2013

Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about Delayed Gratification

Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki Laufeyson from Thor and The Avengers, made a video for PBS in which he, well, teaches Cookie Monster about the concept of delayed gratification. Really.

Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about delayed gratification.

Yes, this is what happens in the video.

It’s not clear that this is a Sesame Street thing since it’s from the PBS YouTube channel. There’s also this weird camera angle switching; every time they do it, the clip changes from color to black and white. Not the typical Sesame Street style. That said, it’s a video of  Tom Hiddleston discussing the concept of self-control with Cookie Monster, and it’s only two minutes long. You’ve wasted more time than that on videos that are far less worthy. Check it out, right here, right now. You are burdened with glorious purpose.

‘Thor’ star Tom Hiddleston teaches Cookie Monster about patience | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times.


Nov 27 2013

Happy Chanukah And a Jewish NFL Player

DaddyTips wishes everyone a Happy Chanukah, and also offers these Tweets from and about a Jewish NFL player, the New England Patriots‘ Julian Edelman. Also some videos showing that the dude can play.

Edelman had a big week for the Pats this past week, accounting for two of the team’s touchdowns. We should have predicted this because we dropped him in our fantasy football league. (Sorry Mr. Edelman, it’s nothing personal. Or maybe we shouldn’t apologize. Any player we drop in fantasy football tends to be successful on the field immediately after said droppage. Not that we think we control the sports universe or anything. It’s just something we’ve noticed.)

Moving away from Edelman’s real football success (and our fantasy football failures), here is a tweet from the Patriots’ wide receiver, who spent some time being charitable recently.

And here are two tweets that Mr. Edelman re-tweeted, including one in which Happy Chanukah wishes are offered.

There aren’t a ton of Jewish NFL players, not because of a conspiracy or anything, there simply aren’t a lot of Jewish football players in general as far as we know.

Edelman, for what it’s worth, is a player that we’ve always liked. Plays well, plays hard, gets the job done. Here is a video of Edelman returning a punt 94 yards for a touchdown back in 2011.

And here is a video of Edelman blocking, delivering a rather serious hit to an opposing player.

Makes me want to watch some football. Oh! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Chanukah being so frickin’ early this year just became more OK.

Happy Chanukah from DaddyTips!

See also:

Julian Edelman on Twitter

DaddyDeals (Chanukah starts tonight but there are eight nights, so you’ve got shopping time if you need it)


Sep 10 2013

Get Lucky In Mario Paint Composer (Video)

This is fun. Via The Mary Sue, which is a really good site that we don’t read often enough.

Daft Punk’s Get Lucky Performed In Mario Paint Composer | The Mary Sue.