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INSIDE OUT
This summer, Disney•Pixar's INSIDE OUT did exactly what so many films in that library tend to do - it inspired bigger discussions about important things, like emotions. As grownups, we tend to see things differently than our little ones, and that's a big part of INSIDE OUT. In many ways, the film is even more emotionally-moving for adults than kids - but the fact that kids are so into the colorful adventures of Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust and Fear makes it easier to open some doors that could easily remain closed. Having seen the film at the Drive-in this summer, the girls were waiting for it to come home, and a trip to Walmart yielded plenty of INSIDE OUT for all (available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD) along with some new additions to our collection of INSIDE OUT toys by TOMY.  We were specifically on a mission to locate Riley's imaginary friend, Bing Bong.
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This Holiday Wish Guide entry is sponsored by Hasbro as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. THE ROCK FATHER received a complimentary PIE FACE for this feature.

When it comes to comedy, the gold standard just might be the ol' pie in the face. In fact, history pegs the 1909 Essanay Studios silent comedy MR. FLIP for being the first instance of the pie in the face gag - an act that would later be known as "pieing." Over a century later, there's still some fun to be had with a good gob of whipped-cream in the face, and the folks at Hasbro Games are bringing that home for the holidays with PIE FACE - a new game with a simple concept that could bring an element of silly sweet fun to family gatherings and game night. 

As a member of the Best Buy Network, THE ROCK FATHER has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I do a lot of photography, and with much of it featured here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and on Instagram, one of the questions that I'm most-asked is "What App are you using?" Most of the time, I'm not using an "app" at all - but using Adobe Photoshop right here on my desktop PC. Truth is, I've been a loyal user of Adobe products for over 15 years, and now with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan from Best Buy, I really can take the power of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom anywhere - right here on my office PC, or as an App on my iOS devices. For the Photo Enthusiast on your holiday gift list, you can help them take their best shot and make it even better with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan - a featured pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide!

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This post was sponsored by Klondike as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. THE ROCK FATHER received complimentary products to facilitate this story.

'Tis the season to be scary, and this is the weekend when most neighborhoods will be overrun with all manner of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches, warlocks and just about every pop culture character you can imagine - all having come to life and ready to walk the streets! They're looking for treats, of course, creeping up to each house with a simple threat question: Trick or Treat? Are they asking you for one or the other... or are they providing you with a warning that they will bring the "trick" if you don't bring the "treat?" No matter what the interpretation, it's an undeniable fact that with Klondike, there are no tricks - just delicious treats that make every gathering just a little bit better! Klondike offers 12 varieties of classic chocolatey coated and ice cream loaded stickless bars, which are available nationwide - meaning there's a treat for all the boils and ghouls!

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I do love seafood, and when it comes to going out for such a dish, there's only one place that comes to mind: Red Lobster. I think many will agree with me that one of the best times to visit Red Lobster is during their "Endless Shrimp" promotion, and that's happening right now, for a limited time. This time around, there's five fantastic shrimp dishes to choose from, and they're being joined by two new Craft Cocktails that pair perfectly for a deliciously-grownup treat. In fact, I tried both during my birthday dinner last night!

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This Monster Cereals adventure has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are that of The Rock Father (James Zahn), who writes about Monster Cereals every year, regardless of whether he gets paid to or not! #SpooktacularSnacks #CollectiveBias #Ad
General Mills Monster Cereals

When it comes to deliciously-demonic munchies and sinfully-sweet snacks, there's no better time of year than Fall to get my supernatural groove on. I'm a huge fan of General Mills' Monster Cereals - so much that I've written about them every Halloween for nearly a decade, with at least six posts appearing right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. When Count Chocula®, Boo Berry® and Franken Berry® emerge from their Crypt, it's cause for celebration - a true throwback to my own childhood growing up in the late 70s/early 80s! The difference is that now I'm enjoying them with a family of my own, and my love of these cereals goes beyond breakfast. They can be used as fun snacks, and sometimes it's totally acceptable to play with your food... or just the box it came in.

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