What Does ‘Daddy’ Mean? This Commercial Tells Us

It’s no news that many folks watch the Super Bowl these days more for the advertisements than the game. (And as an embittered Denver Broncos fan, the ads might be the only thing I watch.) Companies will pay $4.5 million for every 30-second spot during the big game, so you know they’re going to try to make them memorable.

Budweiser will send a beer drinker into a life-sized Pac-Man game. GoDaddy.com will feature spokeswoman Danica Patrick snuggling with a puppy.

What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Fatherhood

Do or Do Not! There is no Try….

That alone has been my mantra all through the raising of my kid, especially if I think they are not doing their best and they tell me that “they are trying their best”, I will bust out that line lickety-split much to their chagrin… In fact there is not one thing in my house that has not been influenced in some way by Star Wars. This got me thinking a bit, what is it about Star Wars that has impacted our society in so many ways?

Going Into the Woods With Fatherhood

Dads are important. Anyone who doubts that just needs to go to the movies.

Just look at this year’s crop of Oscar wannabes: In Birdman, struggling actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is desperately trying to patch up his long-dysfunctional relationship with his now-grown daughter. Bill Murray’s titular character in St. Vincent becomes something of a father figure to a little boy named Oliver … and shows us why it’s probably a good thing he never had kids of his own.