A Super Grover Cake Rounds Out a Heroic 51st Birthday

I know I can’t be the only one. But I’d still wager that not many folks have had their incredibly talented spouse whip them up a Super Grover Cake for their birthday. Yeah, my beautiful wife Allison took me completely by surprise this year with my cake. It was truly the perfect ending to a 51st birthday I wasn’t quite expecting. I started with a relaxing morning working on a Lego Atari 2600 set and …

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LEGO Muppets are Coming! This is Not a Drill!

The full first series of LEGO Muppets minifigs

This post contains affiliate links. Never before have two such great tastes that taste great together collided in the toy aisles. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, LEGO Muppets are coming. Besides Star Wars, Marvel and DC LEGO sets, the brick building company has tackled some amazing pop-culture properties as Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and The Simpsons. They recently released a Sesame Street set which basically laid the groundwork for Jim Henson’s furry, funny family. I …

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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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My 43rd Birthday Was a ‘Super’ Success

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 43, though I still feel like I’m 20-something. Which helps explain the geektastic gifts my family got for me. I took the day off from work and just had a nice relaxing morning, followed by a special lunch with my beautiful, significant other, who moved her schedule around just to spend time with me. Yeah, Allie’s definitely a keeper! And for those keeping score at home, we hit Red …

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My Douglas Adams Birthday Included a Beaker Cake!

Last week I had my Douglas Adams Birthday. For those of you who’ve never read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that simply means I’m 42. Or, that I’m the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe and everything. To be honest, I don’t feel much older, other than my back being a little sorer and my gut being a bit wider. But I’m working on that! This is the year I get back into …

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