Lego Batman 2 May Be the Coolest Video Game Ever

Lego Batman, Robin and Superman

“It’s Awesome!!!” That’s the initial review of Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes from my 9-year-old son Jason. And I pretty much have to agree with him. The Lego video games in general are all-around incredible (the Star Wars ones actually make Episodes I-III not just tolerable, but downright entertaining). The first Lego Batman was fun, […]

Review: Monopoly zAPPed Edition – Don’t Be a Hater

Monopoly Zapped Image

Normally, I’m not a big fan of when companies try to modernize certain games simply by tossing in some simple apps or electronics that really do nothing to enhance the gameplay. I even wrote an article recently about Classic Toys Ruined by Technology. So when I was asked to review Hasbro’s new Monopoly zAPPed Edition, […]

Of Kids and Potty Mouths

Ralphie soap in mouth

My kids couldn’t be more different. At least when it comes to certain things. Jason is the quiet one who is a stickler for the rules. Ryan, on the other hand, tends to have a motor mouth, and while he doesn’t go around breaking rules left and right, he’s not quite the Hall Monitor that […]

I Survived Another Olympic Day With My Kids

Olympic Day

As another school year comes to close, my kids participated in Olympic Day once again. Otherwise known as Field Day. Or as we parents call it, the Stand-Out-In-The-Crazy-Hot-Sun-For-Hours-On-End-To-See-Your-Kid-Run-For-Two-Minutes Day. The school breaks all the students up into three competing teams; red, white, and blue. This year, both my boys were on Team Red. Thankfully they […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day Superhero

I’ve had a great Father’s Day so far, snagging some awesome presents and tons of hugs. For my 40th birthday earlier this month, I got the Lego Batcave, which I literally finished putting together last night. Today I switched to the Marvel Universe and got a bunch of Avengers Legos. Yeah, I already had to […]

Happy 70th Birthday, Dad

Boys ready for a day with the Yankees

Today is my dad’s birthday. He’s 70 years young. It’s funny, when you’re little, even hearing that someone is 30 or 40 years old sounds ancient. Fifty or 60 is crazy old, and anything beyond that is nursing home city. Now that I’m 40 myself, I don’t feel that old. I still feel young inside. […]

Wordless Wednesday: Sheriff Hulk Trooper and Boba Dragonoid

Clone Trooper meets Hulk

This is my first Wordless Wednesday and I”ve already apparently blown it. But I’ll keep this short and just say that my kids rarely play dress up. We watched Iron Man 2 the other night and afterwards they were so wound up, they started playing superhero. Then they went to their closet to play dress-up. […]

Winner Announcement – Bonkazonks Giveaway

BONKAZONKS Spider-man Face Case A0146

I just picked the winner in the Marvel Bonkazonks Giveaway, and it’s Pamela B! Congrats, Pamela! Your prize should go out next week and hope your son enjoys it! Thanks to everyone who participated. I’m hoping to do a lot more reviews and giveaways in the future too, so keep your eyes peeled.

I Found a Time Machine and I’m Giving it to My Kids

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

A few months ago, I was in my basement and came upon a box of glorious awesomeness. I knew it was down there but had forgotten about it for awhile. Inside this seemingly ordinary cardboard box was my old Atari 2600 video game system. And yes, it still works. I brought it upstairs, hooked it […]