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

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 up in the living room and proceeded to pull out the 100+ cartridges I still had for it. I was so curious how my kids would react. Would they love it? Hate it? Think it's way too lame or easy? And the graphics too blocky? Oddly enough, they saw it and could not wait to try it. ...

Of Superheroes, Sushi and Poop – My 40th Birthday Rocked the House!

I may've turned 40 on Saturday, but I feel like I'm 12 again. This weekend, my wife and kids pulled out all the stops. And I do mean all. The day started bright and early at 7:02 when my alarm clock (a.k.a. Ryan, my super-excited 6-year-old) jumped into bed screaming it's my birthday. He then proceeded to watch an episode or two of T.U.F.F. Puppy on TV while I dozed in and out of dreamland. Fast forward an hour later when my groggy head finally woke up a bit. And so did my older son Jason. We all headed downstairs for breakfast and that's when I saw this mountain of gifts ...

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 ...