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From the moment that Amazon Studios first announced Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan as a new original series, fans were presented with some exciting new possibilities for the character. Previously portrayed in film by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine, when John Krasinski was revealed to be taking on the role, many (myself included) had a very specific vision for what such a show could be. Now, as Jack Ryan debuts on Amazon, the crew at Funny Or Die have delivered exactly the vision that we all really want and deserve. Get ready for Tom Clancy's Jim Ryan!

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As announced back in April, 311 and The Offspring are hitting the road for the Never-Ending Summer Tour with Gym Class Heroes. Well, it looks like the tour hit a bit of a glitch. While 311's Nick Hexum and The Offspring's Dexter Holland were hanging with Adam Carolla for an interview, 311's P-Nut and The Offspring's Noodles got pulled over by none other than the Super Troopers. Check out the video evidence below!

Published in Music News
Thursday, January 16 2014 22:55

Review: The FUNNY OR DIE Game (Hasbro)

Recommended for ages 13+, the FUNNY OR DIE game from Hasbro comes with a stern warning that it includes "images of extreme stunts that should not be recreated, mild nudity, and other content that might be offensive to some players." So, I did what any good "Rock Father" should, and proceeded to play it with a four-year-old... albeit in a slightly amended form. That's in addition to a few New Years rounds played "grownup-style," so I can give you a first-hand account of how it's meant to be played.

I will start by asking you the same question that I've been asked several times so far today: "Have you seen DAD METAL?" (or, "Dude, why haven't you posted about this yet?" if you're me). Now, let's put this another way - you know those OSCAR MAYER Selects "Yes Food" Lunch Meat commercials where some sad Dad is constantly told "NO" by his boring wife when he tries to do cool things like ride a tractor through a Home Depot or quit his job to start a blog (seriously, who would ever do that?)... well imagine that we've just found out what happens to that Dad (played by actor Ben Weber) and his friends after the lunch meat and hot dog ads are over. They turn to DAD METAL and DAD METAL II: 18 YEARS OF HELL, both of which are available from a TV offer or by calling 1-800-666-6666 (or so says FUNNY OR DIE). Take a look...

Published in James' Journal
Wednesday, January 01 2014 02:13

Giveaway: The FUNNY OR DIE Game from Hasbro

It's a New Year, and that means it's time for some new giveaways here on The Rock Father - chances to score cool prizes for the whole family. This one is recommended for Ages 13+, the new FUNNY OR DIE Game from Hasbro. The folks from Hasbro Gaming have teamed up with me to get one lucky reader hooked up with a copy to play with their family, and since the game is based on captions... you're gonna have to caption one of my photos to enter!

Saturday, January 05 2013 20:11

New Game: Is it a "TRAIN song or MOMMY BLOG?"

I'm not familiar with this guy Billy Eichner and his series, BILLY ON THE STREET... but tonight he caught my attention. Funny or Die has posted a clip in which Billy tosses out a phrase and posits the question: "Is it the name of a TRAIN song, or the name of a popular Mommy Blog?" I can't say that I'm a big fan of TRAIN, but since frontman Patrick Monahan voices Driver Dan on the U.S. airings of DRIVER DAN'S STORY TRAIN on Sprout, I've heard him quite a bit. You can check out the video below, which is funnier in concept than execution.

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