The Duckvengers

Watch The Epic Trailer For The Duckvengers & Win Stuff Too!

I receive a lot of pitches in my inbox every day and the first thing I think to myself as I read them is “Can I do something fun with this?”. The answer came quickly when Pringles asked me to be a part of their new #PringlesDuckLip campaign. Basically they wanted me to shove chips in my mouth and act goofy for a video. Anyone who reads this blog knows that this essentially describes who I am.

We worked together as a family to create a trailer for a new movie called, The Duckvengers, in honour of the release of the new Avengers movie this weekend. Scripts were written and re-written, costumes were fought over and mediocre movie editing skills prevailed to create the masterpiece you are about to watch below. Once you have finished the video you can scroll down to find out how you can win a Pringles prize pack! Enjoy!

I know. Kids, right? Ah well, we had fun goofing around with the costumes either way. Now, onto the good stuff!

For your chance to win a Pringles Prize Pack and possibly be featured in the #PringlesDuckLip documentary, all you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Take a #PringlesDuckLip photo or video and post it to Twitter and/or Facebook.

2. Remember to use the #PringlesDuckLip tag and also tag me @CanadianDadBlog on Twitter in order to be entered to win. If you share on Facebook, you can simply post the picture on my Canadian Dad page and use the #PringlesDuckLip tag.

Everyone who posts a photo or video will be entered to win a Pringles Prize Pack valued at over $200! I will also be sharing a few of my favourites along the way so remember to get creative with your entries. Good Luck!

You can follow along with all the #PringlesDuckLip fun by visiting the Pringles Canada Facebook Page or @PringlesCA on Twitter.

*Please note that any content/entries submitted by participants through their networks could potentially appear in #PringlesDuckLip video (airing on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and Pringles owns rights to use of any materials for use on Pringles social media sites, in media and marketing materials and/or on their respective websites*

Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in this campaign and all chips were consumed in the making of the Duckvengers video.

The Geekiest Art That All Geeks Will Love! Especially Geek Parents!

I have no idea how I stumbled upon this website or specific artist but it only took me about 30 seconds to have my order placed for the artwork pictured above and it took great restraint to only order one. The artist’s name is Andry “Shango” Rajoelina and his Super Families series takes all of your favourite characters and transforms them into children.

You can choose from a ton of different options, from Batman as the father of Robin and Batgirl, to Nick Fury as father to the Avengers crew. I am normally pretty picky about spending money but for whatever reason, possibly the incredible images of fatherhood, my wallet jumped out of my pocket and onto my keyboard before I could stop myself. The stripped down images of the heroes from my favourite movies brought back a nostalgia and somehow made them seem more real to me than they ever had.

I don’t know Mr. Rajoelina and didn’t get anything for any of this, but I couldn’t resist sharing this awesomeness with all of you. If you are looking to geek up your house a little or even find a cool gift for your kids (I am getting one for my son’s birthday), you should definitely check out the full listing at the Geek Art Store! You can also follow Andry on his Facebook page and see more of his work on Tumblr.

I mean, seriously, the Goonies!

Goonies Art

Batman, Superman, Super Mario & The Avengers Walk Into a Cafe

Superman Mario Batman HISHE

I want to thank Rebecca from A Little Bit Of Momsense for posting a link to the “How It Should Have Ended” Youtube page the other day, because it gave me hours of hilarious videos to watch. On top of that, there are a couple of kid friendly Super Mario videos that my kids can;t get enough of.

Seriously, they make me watch the two Mario videos about 10 times a day. The great thing is that I laugh every time and it’s an excuse for my kids to want to cuddle up to their Dad. I wanted to share the two videos we watch and I apologize for the hours you waste afterwards on their Youtube page and website…

Today I Thought Twice About Killing A Bug

I’d never really thought twice about bringing down the Hulk Smash (Yes, I just saw the Avengers and now you get to deal with that) on an unsuspecting bug that had gotten too close to my inner space. In fact, in the world of bugs, I might even be know as a bully!

That was until today.

While playing outside with my kids, I noticed an ant moving dangerously close to my Diet Coke. Just as I was about to bring down the Hammer of Thor (Yep, another one), I noticed that my daughter was infatuated with this tiny little creature.

She screamed with joy, literally, and followed it around everywhere it went. And then she dropped the hammer on me. She looked up at me with her cutie pie eyes and said “Buggy looking for Mommy & Daddy!”

If I wasn’t convinced about letting it live yet, that pretty much sealed the deal. Could you say no to that smile? I certainly can’t.

How could I raise my kids to be kind and love all things, if bugs isn’t included on that list? In this Disney world that my kids live in, that ant is most likely going back fun fairy land village like Pixie Hollow, where Tinkerbell and the Bee Movie guy frolic through fields of Strawberries and stay away from the dreaded humans!

I don’t want to be a dreaded human! And I certainly don’t want my kids to be dreaded humans!! It seems we have no other option than to be friends of the bugs and allow them to roam free on our yard, with no fear of being picked off by one of my shoes, which I throw with the accuracy of one of HawkEye’s arrows!! (Reaching, I know)

Point is, my kids love bugs and they really don’t do any kind of harm to us, other than being gross and creepy and disgusting….well, you get it, right? I guess it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to just observe the bugs while they’re around and then let them move on to their fantasy land, where they can see their Mommies and Daddies.

Who knows, maybe they do go back to Mommies and Daddies. Truth is, I couldn’t care less to look it up, lol. I’ll just pretend they do and let them live from now on!

In closing, Bugs of the World, you have safe passage through my yard for the time being. I can’t promise that you won’t get accidentally squashed by a runaway PlasmaCar or a size 2 rain boot but I will not purposefully crush you if you don’t get in my face!

Oh yeah, There’s one more thing. This entire post does not apply to one particular species of bug and you know who you are. Even if my kids fall madly in love with you, I will hunt you while you sleep. I believe Liam Neeson described it best:

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

I’ve got my eye on you wasp. And it’s as sharp as Fury’s one good eye (Yes!) Don’t push me!


PS – Ironman, Captain America, Black Widow! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, that’s better!!!