Street Fight: The Muppets vs. Sesame Street

Muppets Street Fight

Interviewing Kermit and Miss Piggy was the highlight of my journalism career. As a hardcore Muppets fan, I have loved watching Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Beaker and the Swedish Chef get things started. Now, I also loved Sesame Street as a kid. The Count was always a favorite (though I fully admit, I had a hand puppet of him as a kid that scared me to death) and there is no greater superhero than Super …

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7 Ways to Destroy Those Pesky Fidget Spinners

Fidget Spinners

This will end in fire. Trust me on that one. But before we get to the flames, let’s talk Fidget Spinners! Yes, fidget spinners. Those pesky, annoying little things that every kid and their brother seems to have these days. Originally created to help kids with ADHD focus in class, they do everything but that these days. If your school’s anything like the one my kids attend, these bad boys have most likely been banned …

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This is What Happens When an Almost-9-Year-Old is in Charge of Your Blog

Little League Rays Derek Jeter

This past weekend, the Kardon Family did something we haven’t done in a long time. We spent most of the day… gasp… outside. Yeah, as much as we love the outdoors (well, Allie and I do, well, at least we do if we’re hiking), our kids just far prefer hanging out inside. But Saturday was Ryan’s first Little League game (Go, Rays!) so Allie, Jason and I braved the is-it-seriously-that-cold-out weather to watch five full …

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My Pittsburgh Steelers Damn It Doll

Today is officially the last day of the NFL season. Week 17. Next week starts the crazy roller coaster known as the playoffs. And today for the first time in a long time, the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing a completely meaningless game. They were having a fairly solid season, getting real strong at the right time and then, quarterback Big Ben gets injured (almost killed, really), and they start tanking. They blew a few really close games …

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How About Some Hannukah Humor?

This Saturday (December 8, 2012) marks the first night of Hanukkah. Or Chanukah. Take your pick. It’ll be a night filled with candles, potato latkes, chocolate gelt, and whiny kids screaming, “Is it present time yet?” To get you in the festive mood, I’ve scoured the internet high and low for all sorts of Hanukkah ha-has. Sadly, there wasn’t as much as I expected. So put down that dreidel (You were about to spin a Shin anyways) …

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