Tuesday, 29 December 2015

That video pilot of round 2 of my British Dad Stuff Gameshow - Fishing stuff out from behind radiators... #BritishDadStuff



So this is the pilot video I shot with my son for Round 2 of the British Dad Stuff Challenge (Working Title)



It's called: "Getting out toys jammed down the backs of radiators using only a strip of hotwheels track" and the rules and background are all on the post from a couple of weeks ago here.

If you can subscribe to my youtube channel, it'll help me come up with Round 3.

Which I think will be "Pushing down the bags in your wheeliebins by standing in them to get more space".

Maybe there'll be a 50/50 Recycling or Normal day sudden death jeopardy.



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My daughter's plastic jewellery - I'm trying Feminists, honestly, I'm trying #BritishDadStuff


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Monday, 28 December 2015

My daughter's plastic jewellery - I'm trying Feminists, honestly, I'm trying #BritishDadStuff



I tried to encourage my 4-year old daughter to get a science kit or construction set or laser-sword.

Or something that isn't pink.

But she chose this.

I'm trying Feminists, honestly, I'm trying.



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Man who invented the Shopping Mall... and how it bit him on the bum at home - Fave stuff on the web


Saturday, 26 December 2015

Man who invented the Shopping Mall... and how it bit him on the bum at home - Fave stuff on the web



This is brilliant - Had no idea about this: how shopping malls were invented...
when, why and by whom.

According to this, it's Victor Gruen - who had the best of intentions...
In 1968, Gruen moved from L.A. back to Vienna, back to the greenery and plazas he had been trying to imitate. But he could not escape his own creation.

A shopping mall was being built on the edge of town. In Gruen’s mind, Vienna was already perfect; it didn’t need a mall the way the broken American suburbs did. As he saw it, his original vision had been totally skewed.

About 10 years after his return to Vienna, Gruen gave a speech in which he declared, “I refuse to pay alimony for these bastard developments.”


The link is here...
http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-gruen-effect/


The full documentary by Radiolab is here:


And added this to my big fat list of my fave stuff on the web



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Pointing out to my kids who's dead in Band Aid, and 15 other British Dad Christmas Pleasures #BritishDadStuff


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Friday, 25 December 2015

Pointing out to my kids who's dead in Band Aid, and 15 other British Dad Christmas Pleasures #BritishDadStuff

I know that this year is the optimum xmas year for my two kids, so I'm trying to log the little pleasures along the way during these 48 hours...
Here goes.



Christmas Pleasures #1
Laughing with my son like Beavis & Butthead for five minutes at The Boy From The Snowman's bum.




Christmas Pleasures #2
Giving my 4 yr old daughter a ride on my back like The Snowman with my chest hair for reins.
(This is the nearest picture I could get. Any closer, and it looks like utter filth).




Christmas Pleasures #3
Wife begging me to get the kids "outside" for some "air".




Christmas Pleasures #4
Being Jolly with the delivery men who've already been round three times while we're out cutting no ice whatsoever.




Christmas Pleasures #5
Laughing with my boy some more like Beavis & Butthead at Santa's bum.




Christmas Pleasures #6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Meet "Donner", "Blitzer",
"Comet", "Dancer",
"Cupid", "Dasher",
"Prancer", and good 'ole "Rudolf"




Christmas Pleasures #14
Stopping the kids from playing until all the important notices have been read and kept in a safe place for future reference.




Christmas Pleasures #15
Writing the wi-fi code as big as I can on the living room mirror.




Christmas Pleasures #16
Pointing out which of Band Aid are dead to completely uninterested kids every time it's on like my parents did with Dad's Army.




Christmas Pleasures #16
Personalised Nutella!
(Love that they used the correct brand colours).




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