Jun 03 2015

Bikers Help Out Bullied 5-year-old Girl

This is a neat news story, not only because it’s about bikers helping a 5-year-old girl with a disability after she was bullied (serious bullying, as in beaten up on her way home from school). The accompanying video, from KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has several fun moments. Best line: “I’m actually a nurse.”

A group of Albuquerque bikers came to 5-year-old Albuquerque girl’s rescue this week.

Source: Bikers come to 5-year-old bullied girl’s rescue | KRQE News 13

Jul 27 2014

Jeff Gordon Wins The Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon wins at the Brickyard, pulling ahead to take the top spot at the Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400. 5th win for the man. Fun race, more to come.

Jeff Gordon Wins Brickyard 400

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Mar 18 2014

Godzilla Trailer (DaddyTube)

Here is the new Godzilla trailer.

DaddyTips Featured Video

It looks like a fun movie. Bryan Cranston is the star, he’s a good actor. Feels closer to the old Godzilla movies I used to watch on Channel 9 back in the day. (I can say “back in the day” because I’m, y’know, old.)

Godzilla – International Trailer – Official Warner Bros. – YouTube.

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Oct 31 2013

Captain Ultimate Halloween Spooktacular (Comics)

We’ve written before about Captain Ultimate, a kid-friendly comic written by Joey Esposito and Benjamin Bailey, with art by Boykoesh, colors by Ed Ryzowski, lettering and production by Adam O. Pruett, published by Monkeybrain Comics. Guess what? They’re already up to issue #4, and it’s a Halloween Spooktacular!

Captain Ultimate 04 Preview - Cover

According to the official Captain Ultimate blog, issue #4 features “an evil punk rock band, Shakespeare, hot rods, and, of course, buckets and buckets of candy.” The band is called The Pumpkills, which is Spooktacularly awesome. As someone who played in a band many moons ago (click this link to listen to me playing at CBGBs but not when the kids are around because there’s probably some cussing), I was psyched to see music, especially a band who finishes their show by shouting “We hate you! Goodnight!”, feature prominently in the story. And yes, they even quote Shakespeare, something many Marvel Comics writers have done often over the years, beginning with Stan the Man Lee himself. (Spider-Man in particular seems to inspire quite a bit of Shakespeare espousing, but that’s a tale for another time, True Believer.)

As a tremendous cheapskate, I’m very psyched to tell you that Captain Ultimate #4 is only 99 cents over at Comixology. 99 cents! That’s change from your digital dollar.

Still not convinced? Here are some preview pages from Captain Ultimate #4, generously provided to us by the authors.

Captain Ultimate #4 is listed as being appropriate for ages 9 and up. That sounds about right to us, although there is a letter from a parent on this issue’s Ulti-Mail page saying that he shares the comic with his offspring, ages 3 and 5.  As always, use your own judgment about what level of entertainment your kids will tolerate.

Personally we think Captain Ultimate is a good one for the young’uns. The art alone is a huge draw… no pun intended. (Seriously, that was an accident.) The story in issue #4 is good clean fun, with barely anything one would call violence, and not a drop of blood gets spilled. There may be some injured candy, but to say anything more would be a spoiler.

With so many entertainment options vying for your wallet, we think it’s important to support independent publishers and creators. Don’t get us wrong. Spider-Man is awesome. We’re 1000% ready for the new Thor movie. We’ve seen every episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at least three times. The Avengers movie… we might have watched it 15 times so far. And we will watch it again. But it’s important to make room for other stuff as well. After all, Spider-Man was once the new hero on the block.

Buy Captain Ultimate #4 at Comixology

More info at the Captain Ultimate Blog:

Captain Ultimate #4 On Sale Now! | Captain Ultimate

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.

Aug 10 2013

Places To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Because why should kids have all the fun? This list of places to get free stuff on your birthday from ABC News is a lot longer than I would have guessed. Happy birthday!

Let’s let Frosty The Snowman say it:

The Best Birthday Freebies You Should Note Before Your Birthday – ABC News.

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Jul 30 2013

Chalkboard Contact Paper Looks Fun

Saw this chalkboard contact paper while looking for something else on Amazon. 6 feet for about 10 bucks. I’ve never used it, but it sounds like something one could have fun with.

Commercial Chalkboard Contact Paper, Black, 18 Inches x 6 Feet

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