Aug 23 2016

Warning: More Superhero Posts To Come (But It’ll Be About Parenting Too)

I know this is, but I think there are going to be more superhero posts to come. You have been warned.

Danger Will Robinson

This will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows me or anyone who reads this site with even moderate regularity. I mean… well, I’ll let the picture say a thousand words.

Me and The Avengers movie.

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

In case anyone is wondering, the phrase “Me and The Avengers DVD Combo Pack = happy dad” is still true. I could watch that movie almost any time. Luckily there is a steady supply of other stuff to watch, some that even doesn’t have superheroes in it like Stranger Things. (Stranger Things is all the things, by the way. I’ve already watched it twice. It’s good the second time around, in case you were on the fence about watching it again.)

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Deutsch: Zentrale Heterochromie: Grüne Iris, um die Pupille herum jedoch ein braun-gelber Ring (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(The image above is totally unrelated and is included just to freak you out a little.)

I will be doing a better job of tying the superhero stuff into parenting and related topics. Not that this is necessary. To paraphrase Whit Honea from way back when we both blogged for, superhero movies are relevant to a parenting blog because I’m a parent and I like superhero movies. (Whit’s kind of awesome; check him out here, and also everywhere.) I also watch them with my kids. The values they impart are important. Not that it’s all about values. It’s also about fun, and sharing something fun. The world is a rough place. There’s a reason it’s called “escapism.” But while escaping, it is worth noting that sometimes there are good values being imparted. Acceptance of others (Vision and Scarlet Witch). The complications of friendships (Captain America: Civil War). How awesome and weird it would be to have super-powers at age 15 (Spider-Man). OK, that last one isn’t really a value. But those three are all from the same movie. I’ve got more than that, trust me. Because with great power, there must also come great responsibility. (Ahem.)

Face front True Believers! Welcome to the DaddyTips age of Superhero Parenting! Trust me, it’ll be a fun ride.

Feb 04 2014

Buy Whit Honea’s Book Now

Whit Honea has a new book out called The Parents’ Phrase Book. You should go buy it now.

Why should you go buy Whit Honea’s new book? I don’t recall giving you permission to ask for a reason. But I will give you one anyway. In fact, I will give you three. Read more »

Oct 16 2013

Electric Bike Giveaway (Not From Us)

The extremely nifty Whit Honea is a big fan of electric bikes from a company called A2B. Luckily for someone, Whit has arranged for a giveaway. That’s right. Somebody is getting a free electric bike. (But not from us. Just so we’re clear on that.)

The always great GeekDad has the info, but they’re not doing the actual giving away. From their site:

The awarding of the Giveaway prize is the responsibility of A2B and not GeekDad. The winner will be contacted by the author of this post (Whit Honea).

So now you know. Hit up the link below for details on how to try and win this thing, along with Whit’s well-written review. (I’m feeling alliterative today. Probably because I keep watching Agents of SHIELD repeatedly, which makes me think about comic books, which makes me think about Stan Lee, who loves the alliteration. None of that has anything to do with the electric bike giveaway.)

GeekDad Giveaway: Win An Electric Bike From A2B | GeekDad.