The guys from How To Be A Dad and I did a little whiskey tasting thing, in which we sampled some top-shelf whiskeys that could make good Father’s Day gifts. Give 3 minutes of your life to it to hear us blather on and see me bray like a donkey.
What’s you’re favorite “adult beverage” and why?
Me and the guys from How To Be A Dad are doing a little whiskey and bourbon tasting thing tomorrow at my place. We’ll sip (and by that I mean “gulp”) some high-end and mid-range selections while we talk booze and fatherhood and stuff. And maybe we’ll offer suggestions for anyone looking for a good Father’s Day gift you can drink.
Of course, we’ll live Tweet/Tumblr/Facebook/Instagram/etc. the afternoon. And we’re also filming it, too. So, there’s that.
We’re starting around noon PST. Follow, contact and/or join us using #whiskeydads. And BYO.
I believe you are referencing this post from last year because I haven’t given NickMom a thought since then. Since you asked, though, here are my thoughts, which really haven’t changed:
I’m glad you dig NickMom. My wife does, too, as do a shit-load of others. I don’t have the numbers, but if it didn’t have a substantial viewership, it’d already be off the air.
It’s cool that it comes on at 10 p.m. in your area. In my area (and others), it comes on at 7 p.m., which sucks ass because that is primetime for most toddlers and preschoolers. So, when they kicked off NickMom relatively unannounced, my boys got to see a mom comedian start her act by saying how all parents actually hate their kids.
First of all, not cool. Second of all, not funny (which, to me, is a worse offense). My wife who was getting dinner ready heard this and quickly changed the channel.
Now, you put “should” in all caps. That tells me you know not all kids stay in bed when they’re put down. As a new mom, I’m sure you have spent many sleepless nights, calming a crying baby at all hours. I’m not suggesting parents set their newborn in front of the TV, but when my preschoolers are sick and wake up from aches or fever or vomiting, Nick Jr. is one of the arrows in my quiver. Parents dealing with sick kids who wake up at 10 p.m. in your area don’t have that option any more.
That gets to my problem with NickMom: Got a show for moms with racy jokes and salty language? Great. Why did they put it on a channel for children?
Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon, has hundreds of channels to choose from. Okay, I know the show wasn’t pitched to Viacom—that’s not how TV works. But, it was pitched to Nickelodeon, which has a handful of better channels from which to choose. Nick at Nite, which long ago jettisoned the formula of airing solely reruns from previous decades, would have been perfect.
And though this has nothing to do with the programming, the launch of NickMom coincided with the show’s website publishing a humorous inforgraphic that clearly ripped off one by How To Be A Dad. And when confronted with it, they apologized, but then simply swept it under the rug.
Guess what’s happening Saturday? Two hints: It involves booze and how2beadad.
What happens when you let two toddlers take over a skatepark for the day? THIS.
See more, go here.
Firstly, this is an awesome video for Hyundai from Charlie and Andy.
Secondly, anyone interested in social media as a career and any brands interested in reaching audiences in a new way should watch the hell out of this. And take notes.
The hallway was lost to the right-of-way, despite the guidance of Charlie of How To Be A Dad.