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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – Why Luke Was The Perfect Hero
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – Why Luke Was The Perfect Hero
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi – Why Luke Was The Perfect Hero

Yep, We’re Gonna Talk About Star Wars Today If you come to this blog for updates on my baby, don’t expect them here. I’m a nerd. Sometimes I just want to talk about Star Wars. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker might be my favorite character in all of Star Wars (though Ewan’s Obi-Wan is a close call). When I was younger, I used to hate him in A New Hope, because…

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I Love Horror Movies (But Should I Show Them To My Kids?!)
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I Love Horror Movies (But Should I Show Them To My Kids?!)

Here’s a very real, very serious fear of mine: It’s a few years from now… I’m sitting in my living room late at night. Let’s say I’m playing a video game with my headphones in. I’m zoned into the game when a tiny, thin figure hovers from around the corner and places a pale, cold hand on my wrist. Of course, it ends up just being my young son after he crawled out of bed,…

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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Spoiler-Free Review! Let’s get this out of the way: I’m a HUGE Star Wars nerd. I love everything Star Wars. I read the Legends/Expanded Universe novels. I’ve played all the video games. I read the Marvel comics. I play a tabletop Role Playing Game (ala Dungeons&Dragons) set in the Star Wars universe with my wife and three friends. (I play as a Wookiee named Whargarble Kronkk.) I didn’t really like the prequels, so I used editing software to cut three…

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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Die Hard”
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The (Wife-Approved) Nerdy Dad List: “Die Hard”

Die Hard. The greatest action movie of all time… The greatest Christmas movie of all time! Not exactly “nerdy,” but essential viewing for any movie-watching human being. Also, WAY more violent than I remember… Was It Always This Bloody? Seriously, I think I first saw Die Hard around nine or ten years old, and haven’t seen it since I was maybe 20. In the seven or eight years it’s been since I last saw it,…

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Video: How to Calm a Screaming Baby (with the Foo Fighters)
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Video: How to Calm a Screaming Baby (with the Foo Fighters)

I actually got this video of my son being calmed by the Foo Fighters at only three-months-old. As newborns tend to do, he would often cry for basically no reason at all. I mean aside from the whole “literally discovering everything about their own existence” thing. I’m a big Foo Fighters fan, so I was literally introducing our baby to their music in the womb. Seriously. My wife was seven months pregnant at the concert.…

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