Oct 30 2013

Denis Leary And Son, 1st World Series Game

Here is a tweet from comedian, actor, writer and father Denis Leary:

No matter who you’re rooting for, even if you don’t care about the World Series and/or baseball in general, this is something that almost any father can relate to. I know I have memories of going to special events with my kids, some of them sports related. This tweet definitely resonated with me.

For a lifelong Red Sox fan like Mr. Leary, this is a long time coming. Even though the Sawx reversed the curse in 2004, they haven’t won the World Series at home since 1918. (Read more about this at MassLive.com if you want.) If the Red Sox win tonight, the fans at Fenway Park are going to go nuts. Leary being able to share that with his son is a cool thing.

Aug 21 2013

Lee Daniels’ The Butler Is A “Father And Son Story” (DaddyTube) – UPDATED

In this video about the new movie The Butler, Lee Daniels says that he wanted to make the film because it’s “a father [and] son story, a love story between a father and his son”. The father is Forest Whitaker, the titular butler, and his son apparently gets involved in the civil rights movement. I did not know this. Now I do.

In general, the video makes a much better case for the film than the trailer. By that I mean I’m more interested in seeing it, in part because it’s about fathers and sons, and also because it seems to be about more than what was in the trailer. Not to pile on the trailer. I just think these interviews make the movie seem a lot more interesting.

Link below in case the embed doesn’t work.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler 2013 – Movie Trailers – Fandango.com.

UPDATE:  Not of the “breaking news” variety, but I wanted to mention that the interviews were done by Brad Barton, and that he posted a longer version of his interview with Oprah Winfrey. See below.

Nov 22 2012

Calvin Johnson’s Dad Told Him It Would Be OK

Watching some Thanksgiving football now. Phil Simms just told a little story about the Detroits Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Apparently Johnson had been getting frustrated by his stats so far this season. Calvin’s dad said it would be OK. (I’m paraphrasing from memory, so that’s not a quote.)

Anyway, it would appear dad was correct. Calvin Johnson just made an amazing touchdown catch and is already over 100 yards receiving in the first half of the game against the Houston Texans. UPDATE: Here’s video of the catch.


The lesson? Listen to your father.

Happy turkey day!

Nov 21 2012

Would You Defend Your Son If He Killed a Monkey?

Would you defend your son if he killed a monkey? That’s what Jerry Watkins, father of Michael J. Watkins, is doing. Michael J. is accused of killing a money at Zoo Boise in Idaho.

I’ll take “Questions I Never Considered” for $500, Alex.

Here’s a video report from KiviTV.


To be clear: this is all alleged. Michael J. Watkins has been accused of breaking into Zoo Boise and beating a patas monkey “so severely that it later died,” according to the AP (via the Houston Chronicle). The story originated in the Idaho Statesman.

According to published reports, the father, Jerry Watkins, said that he believes Read more »

Dec 15 2011

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May 31 2011

Ted Mann Discovers Ted Nugent is His Dad

Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
Grown-up adoptees who find their birth parents stories are a dime a dozen these days, right? It’s much easier than it used to be to find that information if you want it. But let’s say you find out your dad is Ted Nugent. Would that be weird?

That’s what happened to New York restauranteur Ted Mann. Turns out Ted’s father is another Ted, the one who wrote “Cat Scratch Fever” and is really into hunting. Read more »

Sep 03 2010

41 Year Old Woman Meets Father For First Time By Chance

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A 41 year old woman met her father for the first time. By chance.

Stories like this amaze me every time.

ABC News has a report about 41-year-old Wanda Rodriguez who had a chance meeting with her father at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx where she is the head nurse.

According to ABC, “Rodriguez said her parents separated while she was still an infant. She never heard from him again.”

And then, you know, poof. There he was. Bizarre.

A Daughter’s Chance Encounter With Father She Never Met
After a 41-Year Separation, A Nurse Meets Her Father At A Hospital (ABC News)

Hi Daddy movie on VHS from Amazon.com. You can buy it for a penny. Whoo-hoo! But you’ll need a VCR.