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This should make you chuckle. "NFL 2016: Part One" A Bad Lip Reading of the NFL


What a difference a week makes

What a difference a week makes

Last week there was almost a foot of snow on the ground. This week we are playing basketball. 


Snow day!!


Mr. Joe Explains 14 Must Haves for New 3D Printer Owners |

Putting this here so I can take a look at it later

Over 600 power outages caused by squirrels and the government has done nothing to protect us from this threat! 


Puppy Cam! Puppy Bowl! Locker Room camera!

I saw this post about Animal Planet's annual Puppy Bowl earlier today and wanted to save this link to the puppy cam so I can show it to the kids later. They LOVE the Puppy Bowl

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve



Knock or...

Knock or...

On the youngest's door. I think I'll knock. 


#WheresRey and the big Star Wars toy controversy, explained - Vox

From the post:

The idea is that Hasbro wants to cater to a female audience, but it's concentrating those efforts on princesses rather than diversifying its existing "boy" brands to be more friendly to girls.

What this logic ignores, of course, is the notion that female fans of Star Wars or Marvel heroes, who finally got to see something of themselves in Rey or Black Widow or Gamora, might want to own an action figure that reflects as much.

It ignores the notion that both girls and boys can like superhero toys, as well as Disney princesses.

And it ignores the fact that reinforcing the myth that boys won't play with female action figures is harmful and outdated, not to mention a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Yes, at the end of the day, we're talking about toys. But the toys in question are an important extension of a bigger problem. People are justifiably upset over the exclusion of female characters from Hasbro's action figure sets because — as Rey, Black Widow, and Gamora have proved in just the past few years — they're another example of female franchise characters not getting the same meaningful consideration as their male counterparts. If campaigns fighting for their inclusion can get some answers — and even force action like did with The Force Awakens monopoly — asking where the women are is always a worthwhile question.

As a dad of two girls this kind of stuff is more important to me than ever.