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LEGO Brand RetailIn what certainly seemed like a bad April Fools' joke, many news outlets have reported today that "LEGO is pulling their Jabba's Palace Playset following a Muslim Controversy." Yes, there were some people that made a stink about nothing. Yes, the LEGO set will end production this year. No, the set is not being pulled due to any controversy, but it will end production in 2013... just as all LEGO sets eventually do. In fact, you can still order the set right now from the Official LEGO Shop.

Who is ANDREW W.K.'s agent? I mean, I know who his publicist is (Hi Jerry!), but where do these interesting opportunities keep coming from? Last year, Andrew found himself speaking about the virtues of Pinkie Pie at a convention celebrating MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC. Then he was tapped for a position by the U.S. State Department to be a "Cultural Ambassador" to the Middle East - a gig that got nixed, but still, it happened. Now comes word that Andrew W.K. has been named a Spokesperson for PLAYTEX.

Published in Music for Grownups

There's a 26-hour TRANSFORMERS PRIME takeover happening right now on The Hub, where every episode of Seasons 1 and 2 are running in order, capping off tomorrow night with the Season Finale. In the midst of the action, Decepticon leader Megatron has revealed a surprising fact about himself: He loves the music of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC. Seriously, check it out...

Published in Movies, TV and More

I'm still not 100% sure what to think about THE GORBURGER SHOW. In a lot of ways, the new show from The Warner Sound and Funny Or Die reminds me of the old VHS GWAR videos from the early 1990s.  What's it about? "Gorburger - an alien from outer space - has invaded and taken a Japanese news network hostage as host of his own talk show interviewing bands, musicians and celebrities all the while satisfying his thirst for bloodlust."

Published in Music for Grownups
Sunday, September 09 2012 21:01

Fall Fun: Growing Pumpkin on a Stick (Part 1)

It's been a weird year for gardening, and with Fall finally upon us, I wish we had a bit more to harvest. One of our apparent successes this year is technically still a work-in-progress, but I wanted to highlight it here on The Rock Father Gardening Blog: Pumpkin on a Stick. For the past two seasons, Addie and I have purchased a variety of "fun" seed packets from a local greenhouse (which sadly closed this past July after around 30 years of business), mostly gourds and a few other oddities from a company called Livingston Seed.

Published in Gardening

With legions of loyal fans tuning in to experience brightly-colored, circus-like spectacles soundtracked by music that is loved, hated, and sometimes misunderstood, Yo Gabba Gabba! and the Insane Clown Posse have a lot in common. Like opposite sides to the same psychedelic coin, both are acquired tastes for their respective age groups, but now they've come together...

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