What to Expect…Cartoon Edition

Expect the unexpected sometimes. I was recently contacted by the folks with “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” who had stumbled across this blog and asked me if I would be a guest contributor/blogger for their companion website. I had a great time and certainly hope it’s the first of many. The result is thisContinue reading “What to Expect…Cartoon Edition”

I have a comic book!

Right up front, I’ll be honest – this post is more dorky than it is daddy. My cover as a comic book fan was blown a long time ago. I’ve been into comics since I was a wee lad and while my tastes have changed over the years, I still very much enjoy the comicContinue reading “I have a comic book!”

Welcome to (the new) Neighborhood

Around the time I was pre-school aged, as well as before, my day was incomplete if it didn’t involve a visit from Fred Rogers. I even had a sweater and pair of sneakers that I would pull out of the closet at the start of each show, climb onto (what seemed at the time toContinue reading “Welcome to (the new) Neighborhood”

Why Superman matters

I recently mentioned how, while home with the baby being sick, I spent some time watching cartoons on Netflix. The two animated films I watched while the baby napped were Justice League: Doom and Superman vs the Elite, both part of the ongoing releases of animated movies across the DC Comic Universe from Bruce TimmContinue reading “Why Superman matters”

Two guys just hanging out on Valentine’s Day

I spent this Valentine’s Day with our little guy. As we’re still battling the croup (and its  effects slowly making its way into mommy and daddy’s adult-sized bodies now), we’ve been alternating taking days from work so that someone can stay with the little guy at home while he’s sick and administer his nebulizer treatments.Continue reading “Two guys just hanging out on Valentine’s Day”

Color blind?

During one of our favorite weekend rituals (a cup of tea and watching CBS Sunday Morning), I came across this report that I really found interesting. I thought you might too: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137957n (sorry. WordPress won’t allow me to directly embed the video, but please give it a click and a watch) It’s amazing to seeContinue reading “Color blind?”

“Why am I such a misfit?”

One of my favorite things about this time of year is some of the movies and Christmas specials that are on television. There’s plenty of good, classic films to talk about, but last night I caught an annual can’t-miss, the 1960s Rankin Bass, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” I love the Rankin Bass stuff, whether it’sContinue reading ““Why am I such a misfit?””

Regrets, I’ve had a few (tv edition)

Sorry for the Sinatra (or Sid Vicious, based on your musical tastes) reference, but ever since this weekend, I have carried with me a great sense of regret. After our boy got his very first bath in the kitchen sink, I sat him down on my lap and watched some classic 1940s Donald Duck cartoons.Continue reading “Regrets, I’ve had a few (tv edition)”

Go Go Gadget Disappointment

The great Inspector Gadget – hi-tech scourge of the underworld, has met his match, apparently. It was not at the hands of M.A.D. Agents like Presto Chango, Greenfinger, or even through the machinations of his arch enemy, Dr. Claw. No, this time Inspector Gadget was finally done in by the villainous Netflix. This past yearContinue reading “Go Go Gadget Disappointment”