Category: Family-Entertainment

These are Mulberry Days

Mulberry BBC DVD Cover

Sometimes it’s nice with so much negative happening in the world to turn off the news and put on an old movie or TV show… and escape even if just for a short time to a slower, simpler place. For example, in the early 90’s there was a sweet BBC series that ran only one season named “Mulberry” after the lead character played by Karl Howman. (see the blog for more)

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Vampire Baby Names

Photo of Twighlight's Bella & Jacob

It’s the latest thing. Name your baby after a vampire! Actually parents of baby boys appear to favor werewolf names over vampire names.

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Doctor Who as Role Model?

Doctor Who (Tennant and Piper)

The Doctor is the perfect role model: He’s opposed to violence, he’s smart, he’s funny, yet he still sometimes screws up and makes mistakes. He doesn’t, however give up, and when he stumbles, he learns from it.

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What is Steampunk?

Steampunk Mickey Mouse Pin

Since having a baby I find I’m not keeping up very well with the latest trends, be they fashion, entertainment, literature, politics or technology. For example I only recently became aware there was this thing called “Steampunk”.

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Wee Bit o' Ireland in Texas

Our baby dressed for the North Texas Irish Festival

It’s time to pull out your favorite green shirt, gather up your family and friends and head to Dallas for one of the biggest and best Celtic Heritage festivals in the United States.

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Doctor Who Versus Yo Gabba Gabba

David Tennant

Tennant is set to make his US television debut in the lead role in the NBC comedy drama “Rex Is Not Your Lawyer”. No mention of whether Rex owns a sonic screwdriver or takes a TARDIS to work.

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What scared you as a child?

Some of the scariest childrens TV shows and films of all time… even if they weren’t meant to be.

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Why watch the Super Bowl?

Okay, I suppose my question presupposes you do in fact watch it. If you do, why? Is it the gladiatorial spectacle of manly men in spandex patting each others butts between attempts to move a bit of leather up a field? Is it hopes for a wardrobe malfunction during the halftime show? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dirw9ijI-zg] Or is …

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Pod People: The Invasion has Begun

Apparently I inadvertently tapped into a growing trend when I blogged about “nap pods” last year in my Sleeping on the Job blog. Recently my wife and I have been discussing what type of playhouse we might build for our daughter (now just 9 months old). Perhaps the answer is one of the concept pods …

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