Category: Entertainment

Everything entertainment including TV, music and movies.

Inside Out

I was a little doubtful that Pixar could pull off another incredible animated masterpiece going into the theater to see…

Never Say Never!

State Farm has nailed the male experience with its latest “NEVER” commercial. The dude tells his buds how he’s never…

Kissing Butt (Ant Butt, That Is…): Cast of Dads Episode 57

The Cast of Dads finally got together again for another gabfest about fatherhood and then some.  There is always something for us…

Men of Action

Some of us men aren’t that good when it comes to expressing how we feel through words but for some…

Super Bowled Over: Cast of Dads Episode 56

  Ok, I admit it.  I am a male, and I am not much of a football fan.  So, once…

Father and Son Advice

Here are some motivational speeches from movies from fathers to their sons and in the last one from a coach…

Best Christmas Movies

Everyone is creating lists this time of year. They are for favorite things of the year or best of all-time,…

Wiggles Farewell Tour

I had the immense pleasure and honor of interviewing Greg Page, the original yellow Wiggle who has rejoined the band…

WTF Is A Huckapoo Shirt? – Cast of Dads Episode 53

Our children and our childhoods sparked an olympic discussion in the lastest episode of the Cast of Dads podcast.  Where else can…

Laughing Pizza

One of the best perks of being involved with Dad-O-Matic is getting to meet wonderful people like the members of…

Grown Men Giggling: Cast of Dads Episode 52

A few days before Father’s Day, the Cast of Dads got together with a serious case of the LOL’s – and there were no…

TV Dads

On this Father’s Day I’m remembering some of the good portrayals of dads on television which sadly is few and…

Mother’s Day, Razr’s, And A Dad At Sea

(This episode of Cast of Dads is sponsored by the new Motorola Droid RAZR.  Want to win one? Listen to the show and…

Vote for Chris Mann on The Voice Tonight!

I’m lucky that in my professional travels, I have a chance to work with and meet so many wonderful people….

5 Dads, 50 Conversations, Tons of Fun

Woohoo!  This is EPISODE 50 of the Cast of Dads podcast!  As we hit this milestone, I thought I would…

My Dog Skip

I truly recommend watching a movie called “MY DOG SKIP” which was based on a true story. It’s a wonderful…

Three Dads At The Final Four

I’m back from New Orleans and a whirlwind few days with fellow Cast of  Dads hosts C.C. Chapman and Brad…

Help Me Get My March Madness On!

I love basketball.  To be more specific, I love playing basketball.  I’m not tall, not light, and I’ve never actually…

Getting Back On The Bike: Cast of Dads #49

Spring is here and the Cast of Dads have sprung back into action with a new fun filled episode.  Next show will…

Meatloaf Again??? Cast of Dads Episode 48

2012 is already fast underway, and while it may seem like the Cast of Dads have been absent this year,…

My Son, The Mowerman, and the Toxic Crusaders (Or, How a 2-Year Old Helped Create a TV Villain)

When I lived in New York and was just starting my family, we moved to a house in Rockland County….

Meet The Parents (Cast of Dads & Sass Edition)

From the lost film archives… Meet The Parents (my parents…): Once we become parents ourselves, our perspective on our own…

Macaroni and Cheesy… Cast of Dads Episode 47

The Cast of Dads got together to talk turkey (or in my case, Tofurkey) in the 47th episode of our…

Just Fishin’

Here’s a beautiful song called “Just Fishin’” by Trace Adkins who’s become the unofficial music artist of Dads because we’ve…

A Hair Raising Month: Cast of Dads #46

November is Movember and thus there is an abundance of facial hair around the Cast of Dads.  Please consider supporting the…

The Real Hages of Washington

More fun for free: Make a comic strip of your very own family life. Yes, this really happened. :: Joe…

It Won’t Be Like This For Long

My blog posts on Dad-O-matic have sparked a running joke where some readers compare them to interviews by Barbara Walters…

Dear Zachary

“Dear Zachary” is an amazing documentary that everyone should experience. It’s a tough one to get through but it’s so…

Reminders of Love

Dad-O-matic is focused on dads and the family and once in a while that means addressing the subject matter of…

You’re The Best Daddy (Song)

I heard this absolutely beautiful song called “Daddy” at the end of Curious George by a group called LaughingPizza and…

One on One with a Wiggle: Sam Moran

The Wiggles are celebrating their 20th anniversary which is an impressive milestone for any band nevermind one for children. They’re…

Little Wonders

My 8 year-old has been after me to watch Meet The Robinsons for the longest time so I finally made…

I Looked Up Cute In The Dictionary and This Is What I Found…

The title of this post says it all. A a dad of daughter who is now 19, while she will…

Let the Fireworks Begin! Cast of Dads #43

Happy 4th of July Weekend! The Cast of Dads got together before the weekend to share our post Father’s Day…

Showing Our Junk (And a Father’s Day REWARD!)

We’re baaack!  It’s been a few weeks, but the Cast of Dads got back in front of our respective microphones,…

Talking Tech and Toddlers on MashUp Radio

Last week I had the chance to speak about kids and technology with Intel‘s Peter Biddle on his MashUp Radio…

40th Anniversary Reunion for Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

The kids from “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” reunited on the Today Show for the 40th anniversary of the…

Coffee, Cast of Dads & Conversation…

As you know if you’ve been following me here, some of the Cast of Dads had the chance to go…

Free Apps for Your Next Trip to Disney World

I took the family to Disney World for spring break 2011 and it was even better than expected. Maybe it…

How Old Is Justin Bieber? The Cast of Dads Want To Know

This week the Cast of Dads are feeling inspired by the spring in the air and the spring in their steps,…

Beer & Coffee: The Cast of Dads at SXSW

For many geeks, the true March Madness is the trippy trip to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest (SXSW).  Last…

Whining and #Winning!

One dad clearly #Winning in the news these days is Charlie Sheen, and the Cast of Dads took a few…

An Ode To Parenting and Puking

  I am currently suffering from a bout of empty nest syndrome and one of the symptoms is recalling all…

Having THE Talk: Cast of Dads #39

The full Cast of Dads got together for the first time this year and we talk turkey about one of…

Discussing Dadgets: The Cast of Dads At CES 2011

Three of us Cast of Dads (CC, Michael and myself) were in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)…

Super Bowl, Super Ad, Super Dad!

With the hype and hoopla over, there will be plenty of talk around the water cooler tomorrow about “the game,”…

A Kid Friendly iPad Case That Lets You Trace!

As part of the Dad-O-Matic CES coverage, Chris Brogan shared a look at the Crayola ColorStudioHD iPad app and “digital…

Coloring for the iPad with Crayola ColorStudioHD

I had the pleasure of catching up with Dave Delaney from Griffin Technology at the Consumer Electronics show, and he…

Happy New Year From The Cast of Dads! (and Dadomatic)

As 2010 and another year (and decade) wind down, the Cast of Dads got together to squeeze in one last show…

Happy 1st Birthday Cast of Dads!

A little over a year ago I joined forces with four other dads and we launched the Cast of Dads…

Celebrating With A Sweet 25 Year Old: Cast of Dads #36

Last week one of the Cast of Dads, C.C. Chapman, was celebrating the release of his new book, Content Rules (Affiliate…

From Deep Thoughts To Deep Frying: Cast of Dads #35

We’re baaaack!  We missed a show due to technical difficulties, but that means the Cast of Dads had all sorts of…

If your child likes video games …

GameTruck is a new birthday party idea for video game-loving kids that kicks Pump It Up’s ass. My kids went nuts for it.

Lice, Lice, Baby! (Cast of Dads #34)

If you have kids then there is a good chance that at one time or another you may have found…

From Diapers to Dirty Old Men: Cast of Dads #33

Even a few dropped calls and technical glitches could not stop the Cast of Dads from chiming in on anything and…

Cast of Dads #32: An Educating Episode

From a toddler’s first steps to the steps we need to take to ensure the online safety and security of…

Parental Guidance

I’m watching the recent movie adaptation of Astro Boy, a year or so after my daughter watched it. There are…

Darth Vader’s Dos and Don’ts for Dads

With the 1977 release of Star Wars, audiences were introduced to Darth Vader, the baddest bad guy in the entire…

Fart Is A Four Letter “F” Word… (Cast of Dads #31)

In this, the “Silent But Deadly” edition of Cast of Dads we dish about everything from decapitation to divorce (and…

Stop Picking Up Their Clothes!

Trust me, it’s hopeless.  Do you dread walking into your kid’s room?  Are you tired of picking up socks, clothes and toys…

1000 Sleepless Nights

A while back, I wrote 600 Days Without Solid Sleep.  Well after yet another night marked by a 2AM wake-up…

Cast of Dads #30: Stuffed Animals, Stuffed Mouths, and Other Stuff…

Before I post a new episode of Cast of Dads I always listen to it, and even though I was…

Cast of Dads #29: From Dudes To Doggs…

One of the fun things about getting together with the Cast of Dads is that sooner or later each of…

Book Review: Crazy For The Storm – A Memoir Of Survival

Summertime is often a time we catch up on reading and this summer is no exception.  I finally sat down…

Cast of Dads #28: Stitches, Veggies and Scooping Poop

In this episode of Cast of Dads one of the dads tells of a late night spill that ended with…

Cast of Dads #27: Same Old Spit…

In the latest episode of Cast of Dads, we actually started the show with a couple of specific topics in…

An Entertaining Future is #StillHere

When we were kids, entertainment was mostly a passive activity.  We plopped down in front of the TV and zoned…

A Most Awesome “Dad” Moment Courtesy of Old Spice

Much is being written about the awesome and uber viral Old Spice campaign featuring former football player Isaiah Mustafa.  It…

One on One with a Wiggle: Jeff Fatt

I was fortunate enough to interview Jeff Fatt, the purple Wiggle from the world famous Wiggles! They’re going to be…

Cast of Dads #26: Hot Fun In The Summertime…

The heat was on for this week’s Cast of Dads show as the Northeast experienced record breaking (and air conditioning…

Cast of Dads #25: Russian Home To The Family

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming!  From warships in San Francisco, to spies to Diplomatic tweets, this week…

Hip Hop By Pop: Dad Life

This has been floating around Cyberspace a while I think, but it just landed on my radar and it is…

Huggies Jeans Diapers

I’m going to admit that I’m on the fence. With this ad for Huggies Diapers (click through if you can’t…

Cast of Dads #24: From Father’s Day to “V”-Day

In this show the Cast of Dads regroup to recap our respective Father’s Day activities, but as usual we can’t possibly…

Happy Father’s Day, God

Have you heard the story about the married couple photographed together at Disney World 15 years before they met? (I…

Cast of Dads #23: Beer, Father’s Day, and the “Swedish Special!”

You may not like Mondays, but this week the Cast of Dads decided we did like them, especially since a…

Cast of Dads #22: From Intel to In Tents

Dealing with the crazy schedules of five busy dads, this week we recorded Cast of Dads on a Monday, and it…

Cast of Dads #21: Memorial Dazed

In this episode the Cast of Dads memorialize our Memorial Days, and as usual, we jump through more topics than…

Cast of Dads #20: Does The Bag Make The Man?

The Cast of Dads gathered this weekend at 5pm instead of our usual morning date, which led to a little more giddiness and…

Cast of Dads #19: U CAN Touch This!

Once again the Cast of Dads go off on several tangents, from lawn-mowing wives to touch screen computing, and hand-written…

You’re Gonna Miss This

Here’s another wonderfully touching song from Trace Adkins. Much like “All I Ask For Anymore“, this one, “You’re Gonna Miss…

Cast of Dads #18: From Dancing to Disgusting

Just before Mother’s Day the Cast of Dads got together for our weekly gabfest and as usual we covered a…

All I Ask for Anymore

Here’s a wonderful Trace Adkins song about a man who has changed his priorities in life. He shares all the…

Cast of Dads #17: Tears For Fears

The Cast of Dads celebrated Spring by jumping from the Cub Scouts, to Crying,  to Candy Cigarettes and our greatest…

Tweet Your Kids #5

On death: “Is it uncomfortable to live underground?” and other gems from Joe Hage’s kids.

Cast of Dads #16: In One End, Out The Other…

In this episode of Cast of Dads, the Dads get down to the real poop of being a father.  While…

Secrets of the Mountain – Review & Give-Away

A review of the new family-friendly movie, Secrets of the Mountain, brought to you by Walmart and P&G.

Cast of Dads #15: iPad, You Pad, We All Pad

The Cast of Dads recorded our latest show on April 3rd, the same day Apple released the now much ballyhooed iPad.  Of…

Cast of Dads #14: Car Seats, Common Sense & The Grill Of Your Dreams

The Cast of Dads have been on quite a roll lately and after our “live video” show from Austin Texas…

Cast of Dads Special: “LIVE” From SXSW

While our intent is for Cast of Dads to primarily be an an audio podcast, a couple of weeks ago…

Cast of Dads #13: Talking, Texting & Tracking From Texas

They say “the show must go on” and this week was no exception.  I am on the road for business…

Cast of Dads #12: Who’s The Boss???

??No??, this is not a show about Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano, but in this week’s Cast of Dads podcast…

From Chatroulette To Dadroulette!

Next??. ?Next. Next. Whoa! NEXT! Next. Hey now! Next. Next. Next…  If you have been clicking on “next” a lot…

Cast of Dads #11: A Disaster Of A Show

As noted here, in this week’s episode of the Cast of Dads podcast we talk about how to be prepared…

Cast of Dads #10: Walking The Line Online

At the opening of this episode you will hear a promo for The Boom Effect, an auction and fund raiser…

Cast of Dads #9: Pausing For Valentine’s Day

The Cast of Dads gathered early on Valentine’s Day to catch up and compare notes on our romantic plans for the…

Cast of Dads #8: Winging It For The Superbowl

Despite the siren song of beer and wings calling in the distance, the Cast of Dads set aside time on…

Favorite SuperBowl Ads

We men took more than our usual bashing during the 60 or so commercials played during SuperBowl Sunday. We deserved…

E*Trade Baby Outtakes

Here’s just a quick comedy break… hilarious stuff

Cast of Dads 7: More On Morons…

This week the Cast of Dads took a step back from tech talk and focused our discussion on more fatherly…

The iPad vs. The iDad!

An apple a day… gives the media lots to talk about.  This week both the tech news and so called…

A father’s guide to safety devices

Nesting behavior has always baffled me. So I was more than a little frightened when I returned home from a…

Cast of Dads 4: Happy New Year (and Making it to Midnight!)

  The Cast of Dads could not resist getting together to record one last podcast for 2009.  Certainly one of…

Opening Doors To Your Children’s Dreams

As parents we are many things.  At times we are the masters, at times we are the mentors.  We have…

Cast of Dads Podcast Episode 3: Mustaches, Massages & Man Purses!

The “Cast of Dads” is back for our last recording before the Christmas Holiday, and it’s a doozy.  Somehow our…

Bad gifts

Are you guilty of buying your spouse or significant other a bad gift?  Over the years I have purchased my…

How A Social Media Guru Helped My Son With His Homework

Thanks to technology, our kids are growing up in an amazing time. Homework assignments that I would have had to…

Life Lessons from City Slickers

The movie City Slickers (1991) was a successful comedy starring Billy Crystal but what I loved most about the movie…

Nesting Danger Signs

My job requires a lot of travel. It’s a fact of life; in a way the balance of our marriage…

This One is for the Dads … Two stories

I was going to post a story here to share with your kids, but I posted the only kid’s story…

Where The Wild Things Are (Or Aren’t)

Image via Wikipedia The adventures of Max and his wild, woolly friends has always been a favorite of mine. The…

A Bravia New World: Turning “Movie Night” Into “Review Me” Night!

Daddy’s Music Helpers

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to sort the CDs. Oh, I’m sure you’re thinking “Why don’t you…

A Kiddie Roundup with Buck Howdy

My family enjoys many children’s performers such as the Wiggles, Dan Zanes, and Raffi. Recently we were introduced to Buck…

I am a rock star!

My wife and I work somewhat separate schedules.  I work a typical 9-5 schedule while she works part time at…

The Living Years

All of us dads at Dad-O-matic (over 80 strong and growing!) want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day! Obviously,…

Sorry My Kid Disappoints You On This Flight

Speaking for those who have children and have to deal with this, you’re not alone… The Commercial Airline Industry is…

Great Guesses and Remarkable Memory

My son’s eyebrows met in the middle as his upper lip disappeared beneath the lower.  “The library?” he asked.  His…

Why Must Kid Films Demonize Divorce?

I’m all for positive nuclear family images in kid films, even the “hit-you-over-the head-with-a-mallet” kind (see: Spy Kids). What makes me uncomfortable is when divorce is superfluously depicted to kids as the end of the world. The obvious inference to real-life children of divorce (of which there are roughly one million a year): Your family is broken. Happy ending for us; stinks to be you.

Monsters vs Aliens vs My 3-Year Old Son

I’m a big film geek, I have been for many years. It probably all began when my mum took me…

New Ziggy Marley CD Give-Away

Ziggy Marley‘s new “FAMILY TIME” CD hits stores on May 5th! In honor of his first album featuring songs for…

My Daughter's Eyes

Even though I’m sure Martina McBride’s wonderful “In My Daughter’s Eyes” is really meant to be a song for moms…

Cinderella

Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella” is a strong contender for record of the year at this year’s Dove Awards on 4/23/2009…

My Father’s Chair

Rick Springfield is best known for hits like “Jesse’s Girl” but one of my favorite songs that he did was…

Then They Do

The alternate title for this piece could have been, “Be Careful What You Wish For” because it’s all about how…

The Mom Song Video

Now why would Dad-o-matic cover something called the Mom Song? Well, first, because it’s a hilarious and spot-on look at…

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Rodney Atkins’ “I’ve Been Watching You” is one of my favorite songs for many reasons. One of them is because…

Kung Fu Panda – a Family Movie With a Mesage

This past weekend we gathered the clan in the family room and plugged in the new comedy from Dreamworks, Kung…

Wide Open Spaces

“Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks is a good companion piece to my previous post called “Toys in the…

Holiday Road Trip? Kid's Music Choices That Don't Suck

Like many of you, our Christmas break is going to include some road tripping to visit family.  In my case…

Why There Was No That's What She Said Wednesday: She Sings

I am not one to make excuses.  I was really busy yesterday.  I promised my wife that Is stay off …

Worst of the Week: Our School Is Closing

Welcome to my regular Friday feature, Worst of the Week. As a white, suburbanite husband and dad of two kids,…

Becoming a Man: A Father of Boys watches "Twilight"

Twilight has a major following among teen and tween girls (like my 12 year old niece who spent all Thanksgiving…

The Dreams of Youth

The 49 UP documentary series is an incredible experience that every parent should make time for. It began in 1964 and has…

Children's Music Is Evil.

I love to cook. For years my pantry included the “cooking wine” that’s probably in your pantry as well. One…

He's My Son

Mark Schultz wrote “He’s My Son” while he was a youth minister for a boy he knew that was diagnosed…

The Cat's in the Cradle

Every dad knows this song, Harry Chapin’s classic “Cat’s in the Cradle”. It was a number one hit in 1974…

The Sins of Our Fathers

“Father of Mine” by EverClear is an extra special song for me because it truly hits home for me on…

Lullaby

Hey everyone, Kathie and I are not yet parents. Fetus Wilder isn’t scheduled to make his debut until November 27th….

This Woman's Work (She's Having a Baby)

She’s Having a Baby is another one of those underrated comedies that touches you in ways that you never forget….

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