I’m more of a blackjack and sports book kind of gambler, but there is no way I’m NOT throwing some change into a Batman ’66 TV series slot machine. I spotted this one at the Aria Casino but I’m sure it’s at other places as well.
There’s a certain …stigma it seems, to actually decide to stay home with the family when there’s a break in the school calendar. Which is kind of ridiculous, when you think about it. I don’t remember taking a vacation during every long weekend or holiday break when I was a kid. Of course, I also… Read More Spring Breakin’ like a Boss … at home
I have a bad habit of spending absurd amounts of money I shouldn’t spend on totally unnecessary stuff. Stuff like old Mego action figures, collectible statues, and especially, original comic art. Which is how I wound up with an FDNY helmet with a hand-drawn THOR image by comics legend Walt Simonson. Yes, an actual helmet… Read More Psst…Wanna See a hand drawn THOR FDNY helmet?
If you’ve seen The LEGO Batman Movie, then you know that the best part of the movie is the end. No, not the scene where — SPOILER ALERT!! — come together to save Gotham City. I’m talking about the end credits, fool! And you can keep your universe expanding, sequel serving, cameos and fan service.… Read More 2017’s Best Earworm – ‘Friends Are Family’ from The Lego Batman Movie
Force Friday, the unofficial holiday for Star Wars toy nerds, is coming back in 2017. Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Force Friday II, as it has been dubbed, is happening September first of this year. When the clock strikes midnight on that day, grown men and women and the sleepy-eyed children they’ve dragged along will storm… Read More New Star Wars Toy packaging revealed
Theme park nerds got some good news today. Universal Studios Orlando revealed its third theme park, Volcano Bay, will have its official grand opening on May 25, 2017. The 30-acre water park is offering a raft full of rides aimed at kids and grownups of varying ages, sizes and levels of courage. I’m especially excited… Read More Universal’s Volcano Bay To Open May 25th
If you missed the SAG Awards Sunday night, I won’t blame you if you did. There are WAY TOO MANY back-slapping awards shows on TV. However, if you weren’t watching, aside from Wynona Ryder’s facial expressions, you missed one of the great acceptance speeches of all time. David Harbour, star of the Netflix series Stranger… Read More Hollywood, Time To Rise Up
On a day like today, when our democracy is teetering on an uncertain cliff and despair is the mood for so many, I wanted to try and hold on to some positivity. Because as depressing as I find today’s events to be, I have to try and find the learning moment for my girls. They… Read More Thank You, President Obama
There are so many contrived hashtag holidays now, it’s easy to be jaded by them. But #WinniethePoohDay is not one of them. Because it’s impossible to be jaded about Pooh. That happy-go-lucky big-bellied honey lover is pure, unfiltered happy. I mean, there’s a reason The House on Pooh Corner remains so popular among kids and… Read More Happy #WinniethePoohDay
Our family watched the Christmas classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer the other night. We saw it on DVD, which not only gave us the flexibility to watch it on a night that was most convenient for us, but it also provided an opening so that I could tell the girls how, when mommy and daddy were… Read More Adventures in Parenting: The dark side of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer