Oct 16 2013

Electric Bike Giveaway (Not From Us)

The extremely nifty Whit Honea is a big fan of electric bikes from a company called A2B. Luckily for someone, Whit has arranged for a giveaway. That’s right. Somebody is getting a free electric bike. (But not from us. Just so we’re clear on that.)

The always great GeekDad has the info, but they’re not doing the actual giving away. From their site:

The awarding of the Giveaway prize is the responsibility of A2B and not GeekDad. The winner will be contacted by the author of this post (Whit Honea).

So now you know. Hit up the link below for details on how to try and win this thing, along with Whit’s well-written review. (I’m feeling alliterative today. Probably because I keep watching Agents of SHIELD repeatedly, which makes me think about comic books, which makes me think about Stan Lee, who loves the alliteration. None of that has anything to do with the electric bike giveaway.)

GeekDad Giveaway: Win An Electric Bike From A2B | GeekDad.

Oct 09 2013

30 Rock – Therapy, Jack Style (Video)

30 Rock has finished it’s run on NBC, but it is in syndication and there are video clips to be found all over the Interwebs. This particular bit, in which Jack Donaghy (played by Alec Baldwin) acts out Tracy Jordan’s (née Morgan) entire family during a therapy session, is one of my favorites.

(The episode is called Rosemary’s Baby and apparently it is one of “Tina’s Top 5” according to Amazon. Nice to know I have good taste. I mean, it’s Tina Fey‘s show and she thinks this episode is one of the best, so do I, and… OK, I’ll stop now.)

Why post this video on DaddyTips? Because despite the fact that, y’know, they’re trying to make you laugh (it works for me every time), there is a more than a hint of what it’s like to be in therapy dealing with Daddy Issues. Granted, this isn’t a typical session. But it works for Tracy. The character, not the actor. I have no idea if Tracy Morgan has ever been in therapy or if he has any need/desire to be.

Anyway, before I talk myself into a corner, here’s the clip. Enjoy. Read more »

Sep 18 2013

Kindle Fire HD Limited Time Deal (Again)

DaddyDeal for you — Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire HD for $159, $40 less than the regular price of $199. Again. But that’s a good thing!

You might remember this DaddyDeal from such deals as Kindle Fire HD Limited Time Deal. To continue our Simpsons references, there’s this gem from the episode “Radio Bart”:

Announcer: … But order now. Supply is limited.
Homer: Gasp! Limited!?!? [frantically dials the phone]
Do you have any of those microphones left?
Clerk: [standing in a warehouse filled to the roof with boxes of microphones] Yeah, a couple…

(Above via SNPP.com; see also DeadHomerSociety.com, which is the best name for a website ever so far this week.)

Now that this Kindle Fire HD Limited Deal has returned, we would forgive you for thinking, “Limited? Oh please. I can get this price anytime I want.” We can honestly say that this is not the case. We don’t recall the exact moment that the price on the device (hey, that rhymes!) went back to $199 from $159, but it did happen. And now it’s back down again.

Bottom line: if you want an Amazon Kindle Fire, you may as well get it now while Amazon is offering it to you for a cheaper price.

Check out our original DaddyDeal page for more info on the Kindle Fire HD.

Handy links to buy these things (aren’t we nice?):

Kindle Fire HD 7?, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi

Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies 

Aug 13 2013

Kindle Fire HD Limited Time Deal

Quick DaddyDeal for you — Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire HD for $159, $40 less than the regular price of $199. (We did the math for you. We’re nice that way.)

For the uninitiated, the Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7-inch color tablet. It runs Android. It is not an iPad. It is, however, less expensive, even when it is selling for its regular price of $199 rather than this $159 deal.

Usually $159 gets you the regular Kindle Fire, which has a lower-resolution screen (1024 x 600). The Kindle Fire HD has a higher-resolution screen (1280×800) — hence the HD in the name. More pixels means better image quality, nicer-looking videos and easier to read text. The Fire HD also has better audio, better wi-fi, and more internal storage than the regular Fire, sayeth Amazon. All of these are good things. Getting them for $40 less than you usually would is even better.

Gearheads / Android fans might find this little tidbit intriguing:

System Requirements None. Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content

“System Requirements: None.” When was the last time you saw those three words together?

If you are a member of Amazon Prime (try it free for 30 days, no obligation) you get access to Amazon’s video library (think Netflix) as well as the ability to borrow books for free, which is cool.

Nothing against the iPad. We have one… OK, two, one is for the kids… and we love it. That said, $159 is a damn good deal.

No idea how long the deal will last, caveat shopper, disclaimers, your mileage may vary, the price may change… you know the drill. We saw this deal and wanted to share it with you. Because we’re super nice.

Now, a confession. Every time we hear the words Kindle Fire, we think of the Jimi Hendrix song “Fire.” (“Let me have your Kindle Fire…” etc.) This is known as “Weird Al Syndrome” — virtually any sequence of words can become a song parody. In this case, the Syndrome results in you getting to see this video of Jimi Hendrix performing “Fire” at the Fillmore East in 1969. Which is a very, very good thing.

Now go get a Kindle Fire HD on sale before the deal disappears!

Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi

Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies

Aug 10 2013

Places To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Because why should kids have all the fun? This list of places to get free stuff on your birthday from ABC News is a lot longer than I would have guessed. Happy birthday!

Let’s let Frosty The Snowman say it:

The Best Birthday Freebies You Should Note Before Your Birthday – ABC News.

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Jul 25 2013

Crown Royal Presents The Samuel Deeds 400 [DaddyTips Road Trip]

DaddyTips is pleased to announce that we will be attending the Crown Royal Presents The Samuel Deeds 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s right — Road Trip!

DaddyTips Road Trip Read more »

Jul 19 2013

Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Offer

You know what’s fun to do when it’s really hot outside? Sit inside with the A/C on and watch TV. You know what’s a good way to watch TV? Amazon Prime.

(This is an air conditioner. It makes your room colder.)

This is obviously a “click this link to try out Amazon Prime for 30 days for free” thing. That said, I use Amazon Prime and it’s really cool. The free shipping is nice, but the TV and movie library is very deep. There are even some titles that Netflix doesn’t have (and vice versa).

The bottom line is that you can try out Amazon Prime for free. What’s bad about that? Nothing. So here you go.

Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies

What have I watched on Amazon Prime? Bionic Woman.


No Six Million Dollar Man, but maybe someday.

Amazon Prime also has Downton Abbey. So you get stuff both nerdy and semi-highbrow.

It’s free for 30 days! Give it a try.