Monday, January 30, 2012

Extended Commercial--"Matthew's Day Off" (VIDEO)

Although in my heart, I was hoping to see a movie instead of a commercial--Honda had a great idea to cast a grown-up Matthew Broderick to play Ferris Bueller for this. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Excerpt from: "You just broke your Child.Congratulations"


Link:High School Kids Send Lego man to Space (VIDEO)

I just read this amazing blog post from "Single Dad Laughing" at . It was about being a better dad to our kids, and controlling your impulses when you need to discipline. You still have to discipline. It should not come from a place of emotional anger, take a walk and think about it then come back and deal with it. Is that not how you would want your kids to handle things when they get angry? One of the things that really struck me was this "Do you not understand that anger is almost always an emotion for people who wish to control others while simultaneously failing to control themselves?"

Could not have said it better myself. As a person who is in process and struggles with anger issues this made me think even more about yelling when my kids spill a drink. No matter how much they could have done better or been more responsible, it is just an accident and they did not consciously do it. here is the beginning of his post, please link to his page to finish reading as it is an amazing and insightful article.

"Dads. Stop breaking your children. Please.
I feel a need to write this post after what I witnessed at Costco yesterday. Forgive me for another post written in desperation and anger. Please read all the way to the end. I know it’s long, but this is something that needs to be said. It’s something that needs to be heard. It’s something that needs to be shared.
As Noah and I stood in line to make a return, I watched as a little boy (he couldn’t have been older than six) looked up at his dad and asked very timidly if they could buy some ice cream when they were done. The father glared him down, and through clenched teeth, growled at the boy to ”leave him alone and be quiet”. The boy quickly cowered to the wall where he stood motionless and hurt for some time.
The line slowly progressed and the child eventually shuffled back to his father as he quietly hummed a childish tune, seemingly having forgotten the anger his father had just shown. The father again turned and scolded the boy for making too much noise. The boy again shrunk back and cowered against the wall, wilted.
I was agitated. I was confused. How could this man not see what I see? How could this man not see what a beautiful spirit stood in his shadow? How could this man be so quick to stub out all happiness in his own boy? How could this man not cherish the only time he’ll ever have to be everything to this boy? To be the person that matters most to this boy?"
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ferris Bueller 2? (VIDEO)

I really can't even process this. My team is in the Super Bowl which is nerve racking enough. Now the sequel of one of my favorite child hood movies is being teased for game day. Let me know your opinion in the comments below. Like some have said if this is not FB2, should we boycott the product?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tim Thomas Statement,Why He Did Not Visit White House

I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL. This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Joe Paterno 1926-2012 (Full text from family statement)

Link to:Joe Pa Dead? A short commentary on modern journalism

                                                               Joe Paterno 1926-2012

His family has confirmed that legendary Penn State football coach has died. he died this morning surrounded by family and friends after he was taken off his ventilator. Jo Pa had 409 wins in 46 years of coaching. He was a beloved figure in Pennsylvannia and  plenty will be said about other issues but today we choose to honor the positive aspects of his life.He was 85.

Complete text from family announcement:
It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.
He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.
He has been many things in his life — a soldier, scholar, mentor, coach, friend and father. To my mother he was and is her soul mate, and the last several weeks have shown the strength of their love. To his children and grandchildren he is a shining example of how to live a good, decent and honest life, a standard to which we aspire.
When he decided to forego a career in law and make coaching his vocation, his father Angelo had but one command: Make an impact.
As the last 61 years have shown, Joe made an incredible impact. That impact has been felt and appreciated by our family in the form of thousands of letters and well wishes along with countless acts of kindness from people whose lives he touched. It is evident also in the thousands of successful student athletes who have gone on to multiply that impact as they spread out across the country.
And so he leaves us with a peaceful mind, comforted by his "living legacy" of five kids, 17 grandchildren, and hundreds of young men whose lives he changed in more ways than can begin to be counted.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania or the Penn State-THON, The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.


Pierre Raymond, Never Forgotten                  
I was going through my abandoned Myspace account and I found this blog post from before, Pierre was my friend and I had a lot of good times with him. Concerts,Boston, parties. He was loved by so many people in Southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley.He had a heart of gold and would truly give you the shirt off his back. He was known to dance a jig at the drop of a hat. I am honored to still call his siblings and Mom friends.As long as I am alive he will never be forgotten. RIP  

*From the Boston Globe 2005

When Delta Flight 1880 landed late Saturday at Logan International Airport, the pilot went on the intercom to make a request of the passengers preparing to grab their carry-on bags: Sit for a moment and honor a fallen soldier.

''The pilot said, 'We have a hero on this flight and sadly, he isn't with us, but his mother is escorting his remains,' " said Barbara Bell, sister of Sergeant Pierre A. Raymond, 28, an Army reservist from Lawrence who died Tuesday in Germany after being wounded in Iraq.

The normal bustle of an emptying airplane immediately ceased, she said.

''He went on to say that 'a sergeant from the Army is escorting them as well', and then [the pilot] thanked him for doing what he did and for keeping us safe and free."

As Raymond's mother, Santina, got up to walk off the plane, her fellow passengers gave her a standing ovation.

''I was thankful that he was remembered like he was angel," said Santina Raymond, who spent yesterday at her Lawrence home preparing for her son's funeral on Wednesday. ''He was a hero, so everybody cheered. It was wonderful. He was wonderful."

Pierre Raymond died from injuries sustained after a Sept. 15 attack near Ramadi, Iraq, where he was hit in the chest and neck with flying shrapnel while in his sleeping quarters. Immediately after he was wounded, Raymond was talking and even flirting with the nurses who treated him, said Bell, who lives in Palo Alto, Calif. But military doctors in Iraq couldn't stop the bleeding and sent Raymond to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for emergency treatment, where he was kept alive until his family arrived.

''We were all flown out on military orders," said Bell, also a former reservist.

The family stayed at Raymond's side during his last hours.

''Pierre just had this capacity that very few people have. . . . This capacity for life," said Bell, 30. ''Even as a kid, we don't have many family photos of him because he was always running in the park."

Bell said her brother joined the Army in 1998 and spent 13 months in Bosnia as a military mechanic. He was discharged in 2001, she said, and spent some time traveling before being called back in the National Guard to serve with the 228th Forward Support Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, which supported a Marine Expeditionary Force. Raymond was dispatched for retraining and arrived in Kuwait in June. He'd barely been in Iraq a week before he was wounded.

For two weeks prior, he called his mother nearly every morning at 6 a.m., Boston time, his sister said. ''He'd even sent letters saying Kuwait was kind of boring," Bell said. ''He was waiting to be attached to a unit."


"On the street outside his elementary school yesterday, children made a corridor of American flags before the soldier's funeral. They lined both sides of the street, holding out their flags in a fluttering display of patriotism and solidarity."


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Joe Paterno Dead? A short commentary on modern journalism

Link:Confirmed Joe Paterno Has Passed (Family Statement)

                                                           Joe Paterno 1926-20**

One news source is  the source for all of the news outlets reporting Joe Pa is dead. The one source is Onward State  Penn State's student newspaper. All others are piggybacking on this and then citing that Penn State players received an email as confirmation. This is irresponsible  and  Kid Frank will wait to confirm until another separate reliable source is found.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Three Years ago today, US Air 1549 Landed in The Hudson River (VIDEOS)

A true hero is Captain Sully Sullenberger who saved hundreds of lives on January 15, 2009. After taking off from New York's LaGuardia airport, the flight 1549 lost both engines by bird strike. Captain Sullenberger then became the first pilot to successfully ditch a commercial airliner in water.By successfully I mean no deaths. He then walked the plane and did not leave until all his passengers were off. That's a gentleman. In case you never heard of it or you just want to be reminded of a real miracle check out the videos below.

Closed Circuit Video of Sully Ditching In The Hudson River NY,NY

Actual Cockpit Voice Recording of Minutes Leading Up to Crash

Reconstruction of Flight 1549

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Two Bodies Discovered at Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill (VIDEO)

Boston/Manchester Snow Forecast for Thursday January 12th (VIDEO)

Two bodies have been discovered in a parked car at Haverhill's Winnekenni Castle. A popular place for walkers and nature lovers the bodies were discovered by people passing by around 1 p.m. It is believed to be a murder suicide, details to come.


Boston/ Manchester,NH Storm Forecast for Thursday 1/12/12 (VIDEO)