Riding the nostalgia train to Duckburg

I’m not really a video game guy. Sure, I played some Nintendo when I was in elementary school, but it was always at a friend’s house. I didn’t own one myself until I was a pre-teen and had earned enough delivering the weekly Pennysaver once a week for the tidy sum of $8 a weekContinue reading “Riding the nostalgia train to Duckburg”

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

“Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive more youer than you.” That comes from Happy Birthday To You, one of the myriad of books in the catalog of Dr. Seuss masterpieces that decorate many a bookshelf and have influenced any number of childhood, and foster a creativity acrossContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss”

Nightmare equals impromptu sleepover (and a stiff neck)

It was around, probably 2 or 3 in the morning. The sound of rain was hitting the windows and streets outside, adding nature’s own little lullaby of sound to the night. I awoke to the sound of our son’s voice calling out from the other room, scared. I went in and found him in bed,Continue reading “Nightmare equals impromptu sleepover (and a stiff neck)”

You tell ’em, Batman

Some sound advice from Gotham City’s own Dark Knight, from 1963’s Batman #159. In a world where so many people sadly look to find their self-worth in online likes, followers, and little blue check marks (or lack thereof), I think it’s still pretty relevant. You tell ’em, Batman.   It’s actually an incredibly timeless messageContinue reading “You tell ’em, Batman”

Celebrating Father’s Day with some favorite on-screen dads

We’ve all seen that cliche image from times past – a father, back relaxed in an easy chair, legs propped up on a footrest. Perhaps he’s wearing a robe, smoking a pipe, and even wearing slippers. Or at the very least maybe the family dog is bringing the slippers or paper to him. I don’tContinue reading “Celebrating Father’s Day with some favorite on-screen dads”

Dear Cousin Gus…

When you were a kid, did you ever write a letter to a celebrity? Obviously, I’m talking in the days before the internet, email, etc. I have fond memories as a kid of (somehow) getting hold of some celebrity addresses and writing letters to Frank Gorshin, the actor/stand-up comedian known to many as The RiddlerContinue reading “Dear Cousin Gus…”

The Secret Origin of Curious George!

I love Curious George. I really do. I very fondly remember reading the books as a kid and those cartoons that looked like the books come to life back in the 80s. I even still have an old drawing of George I did when I was seven years old, discovered last year among some itemsContinue reading “The Secret Origin of Curious George!”

Trick or treat with comics!!

For the past several years (at least since becoming homeowners), I’ve tried to do something a little different than the standard candy giveaway on Halloween night. I’m by no means the person handing out toothbrushes or bags of pennies that I sometimes encountered when I was a kid, but I do like to break thingsContinue reading “Trick or treat with comics!!”

Rescue Rangers to the Rescue! (with real chipmunks)

Oh My Disney​ has followed up last year’s “Ducktales with Real Ducks” video with a real Chipmunk take on another Disney Afternoon favorite – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers​. The Ducktales video was followed by an announcement of a reboot for the show, something I had been pushing for quite some time. Well, not soContinue reading “Rescue Rangers to the Rescue! (with real chipmunks)”

Three

Three years. How quickly they go by. It seems like only yesterday I cradled you in my arms, swaddled in a blanket covered in baby footprints, wondering how I was so lucky to get to welcome you into this world. When we brought you home, I never thought I could feel so exhausted again inContinue reading “Three”