October 22nd, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
I am old! I am a sad, old man.
On Saturday I participated in the Bay Area Buddy Walk in San Jose to raise money to aid the National Down Syndrome Society. It was a fun day out with my family and we raised some money for a good cause.
See? Tim is not a 100% jerk-face
However, that was almost 5 days ago. My back still hurts. Like a lot. Like if I turn my head too fast I wincing in pain hurts. It’s not like the Buddy Walk was 15 miles or something. It was maybe a quarter mile.
What happened to my once magnificent body? Ok…”magnificent” might be strong, but at least adequate. Now I’m just a pile of failure wrapped in a skin bag. Don’t be like me kids. Save yourselves. Stop reading this and go for a jog or something. Or whatever these kids do to stay in shape.
Now if you’ll excuse me, leaning over to type is hurting my already sore back.
October 21st, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
For some reason, Curious George is a beloved series of books that has been around forever. Despite the fact that his first adventure begins with him being kidnapped from Africa and brought forcibly to America, parents seem to love to share these tales with their kids.
But really, every Curious George story has the same horrible moral. Here is a handy flowchart for nearly every Curious George book. (This also applies to the tv show)
October 18th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
I had a friend post the following in her Facebook feed:
At first I got all those warm feelings a parent is supposed to get when he sees a list like this. But then I thought, this list could use a critique and I need a blog post…win/win!
If you need this advice, you will not heed this advice.
Say yes as often as you can.
What the **** does that mean? The only way to love a child is to give them whatever they want? That’s a great recipe to have a crappy child and an even crappier adult.
Or perhaps they just want us to say the word “yes” as often as you can pausing only to eat, sleep, and breathe? How does that love a child?
Let them bang on pots and pans.
That’s a valid point, kids need to have fun…but lets put a time limit on that. Kids will bang on the pots until they fall over from exhaustion. Meanwhile everyone else in the house is going nuts. “I…Can’t…hear…my own…thoughts!!!” Read the rest of this entry »
October 17th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
It occurred to me that Blogtober 3DD has been going on for over two weeks and I don’t think I’ve talked much about Halloween at all. Well that ends today. I went out to try and buy some Halloween supplies last night. As you’ll recall from an earlier blog, my plan was to make my yard look like a big pirate scene for Halloween. Well, it turns out pirate decorations are few and far between. Zombies are no problem. If I wanted to be Zombies I’d be set. But I guess America has fallen out of love with pirates (I blame Johnny Depp)
So I didn’t find any pirate gear but I did find this which made my little heart fill with delicious schadenfreude…
Oh look at that. They had to cut the price of the Man of Steel Superman costume. I guess kids don’t want to dress up as a mopey murderer. What a surprise. Unfortunately, I was told to stop taking pictures before I could document that the Dark Knight Batman is still full price…as is the classic (Not “New 52″) Superman costume. All the Marvel heroes were full price as well. Take the hint, Snyder!
Then I moved on from the store that wouldn’t let me take any photos to a store that couldn’t be bothered to give a crap WHAT I was doing…Kmart! I gotta say, their Halloween stuff was not easy to find, it was tucked all the way in the back of the store. But before you get there you have to pass this…
That is a lot of Christmas for October 16th. Where are your Halloween inflatables, man? I love Christmas as much as the next guy, but come on. Give me an inflatable pirate ship that I can wow the neighborhood with. THEN I’ll come back for the gigantic snowman.
October 16th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
I saw the trailer for a movie called “Dear White People” today. I haven’t made up my mind if I want to see it or not yet. But that’s not the point of this blog. Here’s the trailer for you to see…
The beauty of watching it here on TANcast.com is that you can’t scroll down and see the comments. Oh my lord, the comments.
I mistakenly scrolled down, saw a few dumb arguments and thought, “I will rip these arguments apart for my blog today.”
But you know what? No. No I won’t. I don’t want to give all the crazy, half-baked, ignorant vitriol in that comment section even the 5 more views they would get by being on this blog. So no, stupid commenters. Not today!
October 15th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
I was recently watching a Watchmojo video where they ranked the top 10 DC Comic Book movies. I decided their list was kinda crap so I decided to make my own list. But I’m not limiting myself to DC, and I’m stopping at 5 movies. Other than that, their exactly the same. (If you read yesterday’s blog, you know you shouldn’t expect to see Man of Steel on this list)
Apologies to Guardians of the Galaxy, X2: X-Men United, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3, and the Incredibles…we ran out of time.
If you weren’t around in the summer of 1989, it is impossible to comprehend what an event this movie was. It was the biggest thing ever. The hype for this flick was out of control. But man, did it deliver. Keaton and Nicholson are amazing. They truly embraced the absurdity of this movie. There’s actually not a ton of “action” in this movie, but it’s a visually fascinating piece of work that set the stage for much of what has come in the last few years. Read the rest of this entry »
October 14th, 2014 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m not a fan of the film Man of Steel. The primary avenues I’ve used to vent these feelings are my entries into Cracked.com’s many photo manipulation contests. As we discussed on the last episode of the podcast, I’ve had a pretty good run of bashing Man of Steel. Some have made the final articles, some haven’t. But here is a glorious collection of ALL my anti-Man of Steel entries. Enjoy!