Marvel Superhero Bonkazonks Review & Giveaway

The fine folks at Hasbro must have a few spycams set up in my house. I've been trying for years (9 years to be exact) to get my two boys into comic books and superheroes. They showed some interest about two or three years ago but it faded quickly. Then they saw the recent Avengers movie and it's like they were injected with Super-Soldier Serum! This weekend we watched the Captain America and Iron Man movies and they loved them. I pulled out my old comic book collection from the '80s and gave them a pile to read through. They devoured them. So Hasbro's timing couldn't have been more perfect when ...

Goodbye 30s… Hello End of the Line

Next week I turn 40. That means this is the last weekend for me to enjoy in my 30s. Then it's apparently all over. I officially step onto... The Hill. To be honest, after having kids, my own birthday isn't that big a deal anymore. I know the kids love celebrating, so I join in on that fun. But it's not like I'm thinking about a day focused solely on me. Though I am looking forward to the cake and my wife's birthday present. (The two of us are going to the city for an awesome sushi dinner and then off to see Spider-Man on Broadway!) Funny to think that it's been ...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting for Dads

Apparently they made a movie based on the Mommy Bible, a.k.a. What to Expect When You're Expecting. What's next, a romantic comedy version of Everybody Poops? Seriously, I'm sure other than some knocked-up women and the title of the movie itself, there's probably not too much in common between the resourceful manual and the Cameron Diaz bouncing film. I remember my wife reading this one in sheer terror, learning all sorts of frightening pregnancy things. That whole "black line" thing still freaks her out. What about us poor dads, though? No one ever gave us fair warning. Whenever I told someone we were expecting, all I ever heard after the sound of ...

The 10 Geekiest Things I Need to Teach My Kids

When I was dating my wife (well, she wasn't my wife at the time obviously), I remember that super special moment so clearly. I proudly presented her to my friends as if she were a Near Mint copy of Avengers #4. She was my trophy wife... er, trophy girlfriend. I pointed at a picture and asked her who that character was. "Nightcrawler," she responded easily, before starting a conversation about Jean Grey turning into Dark Phoenix. Yeah, this was way before the first X-Men movie came out. She was into cartoons and tolerated my comic book love enough to actually learn some obscure characters. And fellow geeks, you don't let one of ...