Tag Archives: Modern Dad

POP CULTURE: The Dobler Effect

The latest humour/parenting post on POP CULTURE: The Dobler Effect where I discuss the cautionary tale of following the advice in ‘Say Anything.’

Image result for say anythingTHE DOBLER EFFECT

“Lloyd Dobler? All right.”

That line is from the great Gen X teen romantic comedy film, ‘Say Anything.’ In it, good guy optimist oddball aspiring kick-boxer Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) invites the beautiful and brainy valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye) to the high school graduation party – and, to the amazement and respect of all and sundry, she agrees. But more than that, people surprisingly respect Diane for saying yes. Lloyd and Diane go on to have a summer romance which her father (John Mahoney) sabotages as he fears this with threaten Diane’s academic future. Dobler does not quit but wins her back with a grand romantic gesture. [MORE}

 

My Comedy Web Series Sherlock@Home Wrapped

 

Good Cop/Dad Cop
A Stay at Home Dad Who Solves Neighbourhood Mysteries

I had an amazing time shooting our new comedy web series Sherlock@Home, about a former cop now stay at home dad who solves neighbourhood mysteries. We were blessed with an amazing cast and crew. Special shout outs go to producer Elena Lombardi and director Jaime Escallon of LuloFilms who made it all happen.

I can’t wait to share the actual show with everyone. Stay tuned.

Good Cop/Dad Cop

Pop Culture: Lies, Damned Lies and Parenting

I have three boys who lie to my face every day.

Recently I have been asked why I haven’t posted on Pop Culture in such a long time. There are lots of reasons, lack of time being the consistently underlying one. As a father of three boys, scrambling to pick up work, often working three different jobs and – with various home and community responsibilities on top of attempting to bootstrap creative projects of my own – I have no time. But that’s a lie. [MORE]

I’m baaack – New Pop Culture: Bedtime Routine posted

Pop Culture: Bedtime Routine

go the f to sleep

“… There used to be a time (when we had fewer and younger children) when we would have a small life raft of time between their finally going to sleep and our bedtime. As we have grown increasingly exhausted (and our children older and more demanding), that time has shrunk to almost nothing. Our bedtime routines, begun in youthful and new parent enthusiasm and naivitee, are always in danger of consuming us. …”

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/03/bedtime-routine.html

POP CULTURE: Bedtime Routine. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. It also appears as a regular column in Village Living Magazine. This post is about Exhaustion, Bedtime Routines and performing Freebird.

 

Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE

A Dad, like a family motto or a knife in your boot, can prove useful.
A Dad, like a family motto or a knife in your boot, can prove useful.

 

Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. This post is about Daddy Issues, Game of Thrones and the importance of keeping a knife in your boot. A version of this article also appears in the February/March issue of Village Living Magazine.

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2013/01/to-sire-with-love.html

POP CULTURE: FATHER KNOWS BEST out in VILLAGE LIVING MAGAZINE

I feel Polonius' pain
Kids today are just like in Shakespeare’s time – they just don’t listen.

Where I bemoan the lack of proper filial deference.

Check it out on Village Living Magazine’s website:

http://villagelivingmagazine.ca/pop-culture-father-knows-best-spend-a-few-minutes-with-chris-sweeney/

Or at the source, Pop Culture:

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/10/father-knows-best.html

 

New Pop Culture: And there were wolves…

My boys are outside animals

“Do you know how there are inside pets and outside pets? Some animals are content to spend their days snoozing on the carpet where others need acres of open space in which to run until their tongues hang out a foot or so. I can say that my boys are outside animals.”

http://popculture-superdad.blogspot.ca/2012/09/and-there-were-wolves.html