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It’s All Fun Until Someone Loses An Eye

I listened to my mom. I heard her tell me all the time that the world was a dangerous place and the only way to stay safe was to listen to her words of wisdom and do exactly what she said. Now, I’m not saying I did that all the time, but I’m still alive so that means I and she must have done something right.

Which brings me to our next point: safety. There’s more from our soon-to-be-published book, A Dude’s Guide to Babies, after the jump. Continue reading It’s All Fun Until Someone Loses An Eye

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Go, Speed Racer, Go!

Are you kidding me? I mean, seriously. Are you frakking kidding me? I just took my youngest dude! to see the Speed Racer movie and, let me tell you, despite all the horrible reviews that movie received, it was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen in — maybe — years.

All I can think of is, um, ah, someone’s acid trip. Not that I did any acid, mind you, but from what I hear, Speed Racer is almost exactly like that. It’s not that the entire movie reminds me of a hallucination, it’s just that it seems so. . . vivid. It’s like neon signs decided to take over the world and then go racing.

While Speed Racer received a huge number of horrible reviews, most centering around its length (and it does clock in at more than two hours), I can’t really blame it for that. My little dude (at age 8) sat through the whole thing with his mouth gaping open and his eyes glued to the screen. I can’t decide which was more fun: watching the movie or watching my little dude watching the movie.

Do yourselves a favor, go see this movie. You won’t regret it.

— Richard

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So, the Pope says it’s okay to believe there might be intelligent life on planets other than ours.

“How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?” The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said. “Just as we consider earthly creatures as ‘a brother,’ and ‘sister,’ why should we not talk about an ‘extraterrestrial brother’? It would still be part of creation.”

Okay, so if we’re allowed to believe in intelligent life on other planets, does that mean we should also start searching for intelligent life here on earth?

Fine. So that’s an old joke, but it’s still a good one. And remember, surprise the women in your life and actually act intelligent once in a while. Which means, of course, it’s time to start putting your dirty underwear in the hamper and not on the floor.

— Richard

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