Saturday, December 2, 2023

RADIANT IS THE BLOOD OF THE BABOON HEART

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Now that you can binge watch the complete VENTURE BROS animated series on DVD, don't miss out on the movie that followed it. This movie picks up right after the events of the Adult Swim show's series finale. THE VENTURE BROS: RADIANT IS THE BLOOD OF THE BABOON HEART is now available to add to your home entertainment video collection on Blu-ray and Digital

Doc's latest invention will either bankrupt Team Venture or launch them to new heights as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them. THE VENTURE BROS: RADIANT IS THE BLOOD OF THE BABOON HEART is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for language, some sexual references, bloody images and brief full nudity. It has a runtime of 83 minutes. 

THE VENTURE BROS: RADIANT IS THE BLOOD OF THE BABOON HEART is available to purchase from Amazon.com. The Blu-ray includes the following special bonus content along with the featured presentation:

  • Commentary by co-creators Doc Hammer and Christopher McCulloch;
  • Fan Questions Answered by Hammer and McCulloch;
  • Making of the Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart featurette.
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VENTURE BROS THE COMPLETE SERIES

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Available now to add to your home entertainment video collection for the first time ever are all the episodes from Adult Swim's award-winning original animated series THE VENTURE BROS. Warner Bros Discovery Home Entertainment is now making the complete series available on DVD and Digital. You can purchase THE VENTURE BROS: THE COMPLETE SERIES on Amazon.com.

It's the Complete Series Venture Bros Box Set twenty years in the making. Including all the bonus materials that have been created over the years and carefully curated for you now. A spoof of 1960s era Jonny Quest style adventures, the series chronicles the exploits of the Venture family which includes an underachieving super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture and his well-meaning but incompetent teenage fraternal twin sons Hank and Dean as they tackle the schemes of their arch nemesis Monarch, a butterfly-themed super villain.  From "Dia de los Dangerous" to "The Saphrax Protocol" the Venture Bros adventures are all in one place to binge watch. 

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THE VENTURE BROS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
is rated TV-Mature (meant for adult audiences) and includes 82 episodes from its seven seasons on Adult Swim. The series features the voice talents of James Urbaniak as Dr. Rusty Venture, Christopher McCulloch as Hank, and Mike Sinterniklaas as Dean. The Venture Bros animated series was created by McCulloch and Doc Hammer premiered August 7, 2004 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late night programming block and was named Best Animated TV Series at Cineme 2003, the Chicago International Animated Film Festival.

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MAINTAINING VINTAGE VEHICLES TO KEEP THEIR VALUE HIGH

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Fancy yourself as a classical car enthusiast? If so, then you might already own a nice vintage vehicle that you’re really proud of! Maybe you even drive it around on some days and show it off with friends at vintage car shows. But unless you’re pretty well-versed in the hobby and have experience, you could accidentally lower its value every time you work on it or take it out for a spin. 

Maintaining classical cars can be a huge pain at times. Parts aren’t exactly easy to find depending on what make and model it is, and you might find it time-consuming to take care of. So in this post, we’ll be sharing a couple of tips to help you keep a vintage car well-maintained. 

Regular maintenance sessions go a long way 

You should always think of your car as like a high-maintenance pet or project that always needs your attention. The task of maintaining your car needs to become second nature almost! Spending some quality time with it every few evenings, popping open the trunk to maintain the insides, and dusting it off regularly will help ensure that you don’t face long-term issues that become increasingly expensive to deal with. 

Holding on to spare parts if you know what you’re doing 

Vintage vehicles can sometimes be really hard to maintain when it comes to internals. In fact, you might find yourself swapping out older parts for something more modern because it’s just a lot easier to replace and diagnose for issues. However, if you’re set on keeping everything as authentic as possible, then you might want to keep a few spare parts laying around if possible. Sometimes, they can be difficult to find even from online markets, so having some spare parts or bits and pieces can be really helpful when something finally breaks. Of course, this does require you to have knowledge on how to repair it in the first place! 

Valuations will help you keep an eye on its price 

If you haven’t already been for a classic Porsche valuation or other similar service to determine the value of your vehicle, then you really should! These services are great for anyone that wants to know exactly how much their car is worth. It’s quick, easy, and doesn’t take much time if you get it from a reputable service. It does sometimes help to get multiple opinions as some valuation services might give a slightly different price. If you think the value seems a bit low, then you could always check with a different company too. 

Driving your vintage car is a good idea if you want to keep it in good condition 

Cars should be used fairly regularly as part of their overall maintenance. This is because it keeps the fluids flowing and stops parts from failing from a lack of use. Take some time each week to indulge yourself with driving a classic car and don’t just keep it locked up in a garage to look nice!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

FIVE WAYS DADS CAN SUPPORT THEIR DAUGHTERS

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The father-daughter relationship is special; every girl needs her daddy to support her and love her as she finds her way through the world and where she fits into it. While it can be instinctual to want to protect your daughter and shield her from the big bad world, that can backfire and lead to stress and strain the relationship. But as a father, how can you help your daughter as she ages and dips her toes into the world? 

Listen to Her 

In many cases, what children need, both sons and daughters is for their parents to listen to them, not preach to them. While you have been there and done that, or you want your child to avoid something altogether, you cannot live their life for them, and you also can't shield them from the world forever. So take your time to listen to them, look at how they act, the words they use, and any changes in their behavior. In many cases, if there is a problem, your daughter won't need you to find a solution for her or take charge. Simply listen to what she has to say. This can be for anything, even if it seems trivial to you. 

Discussions are Key 

Avoid dictating to your daughter wherever possible. It doesn't matter how old she is, be it 13, 19, or 35; discussion will always have a better outcome than dictating. The reality is if you forbid something, then it instantly becomes more desirable. 

Allow the opportunity for a discussion and talk through things logically to help her make the right decisions. It might mean she needs to make mistakes before you come around to your way of thinking, but mistakes are essential for building character in many cases. You can still use this opportunity to discuss what you would do differently next time. Whether it is something as minor as discussing curfew times or more serious, such as choosing the right car for her, relationship worries, or something career-based, discuss, not dictate. 

Be Interested 

Or if you aren't fake it. This is especially important if you're a parent to both sons and daughters, as dads can sometimes prefer to be more active with their sons due to having more common interests. 

But girls will pick up on this even if you don't think they have. They will know if you aren't interested, so try to take the initiative and be present in their life as much as possible. While a topic like Textured Bangs Vs. Wispy Bangs: How To Tell The Difference might not be something you necessarily want to spend your time talking about; it might be important to your daughter to get your input, so at least pretending to be interested in decisions can help you to build a bond and support her when she needs it, It isn't always about the big protective gestures she will remember later in life. It will be how much support you gave her, even for the small, seemingly insignificant details. 

Praise Her 

Everyone needs a confidence boost from time to time, and your daughter is no exception. But think about how you compliment your daughter. Not all girls want to be told they look pretty only. Try complimenting your daughter on other aspects of her personality and character, such as when she shows exceptional kindness or does something without asking. Celebrate new achievements, her intelligence, or sense of humor, for example. Focus on all parts of who she is as a person to show her that you see who she is and what she is about and you are paying attention. 

Be an Ally 

There is no denying it's a different world for girls and women than it is for men, and it doesn't matter how old your daughter is; she will need an ally, not just a parent. Being in her corner means giving her help and support when needed without judgment or fear of retribution. 

This applies even if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Don't be the dad who shies away from broaching the more personal topics or changes in a woman's body. If she needs help with her periods or is unsure of what to buy or how to understand what's going on, find it out for her and show her you aren't worried and are there to help. If she's experiencing a broken heart, to her, it's a big deal even if you don't feel it is, so offer her a shoulder to cry on and make her feel better. Avoid dismissing or minimizing her feelings, and give her the space to express herself and share with you how she feels so you can support her and show her you take her seriously. 

There are many small things you can do on a day-to-day basis as a good dad to support your daughter, and these tips can help you connect with her more and support that relationship.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

ALL THINGS EQUAL

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Legal and political junkies will delight in this one woman show coming to Detroit. All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will stop in Detroit at The Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its 2023-2024 national tour. The lauded play is written by multiple Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes and stars acclaimed actress Michelle Azar. Over the course of ninety fascinating and often funny minutes, the play presents an intimate portrayal of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a true American original. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1 and will be available online at BroadwayInDetroit.com at 10:00 a.m. and at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at noon. Tickets start at $39 (includes parking & facility fee). For more information, please visit: https://www.scottstander.com/rbg.html

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Sunday, November 19, 2023

HOLLY DAZZLE 2023

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Enjoy a Renaissance Christmas at this year's HOLLY DAZZLE taking place on weekends from November 24 - December 31 this year. Tis the season for lights, love and laughter at the fairgrounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Bring the family out to enjoy a synchronized holiday light show and pictures with Santa or reserve a romantic dinner in a heated chalet for a more intimate date night. Visit michrenfest.com for more information on the HOLLY DAZZLE festivities.

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Admission is $21.95 per adult, $8.95 per child or $21.95 for an Elf Package (1 Adult, 1 Child). The event takes place November 24, 25, 26 and December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31. Event hours are 5pm -10pm except on Sundays which end at 9pm. HollyDazzle takes place on the Michigan Renaissance Festival Hollygrove fair grounds at 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly, MI 48442.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

HOW TO MAKE SPORTS FUN FOR KIDS

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If you’re a parent, you’re going to want to do the best for your kids, and you’re going to want them to be as healthy as possible. So that means trying to get them to do more sports, which isn’t always easy. Yes, some little ones love sports, but others would much prefer to sit inside playing games, enjoying screen time, reading a book, or anything else. What can you do? 

One option is to make sports more appealing by making it as fun as possible, and the good news is there are loads of ways you can do exactly that. With that in mind, keep reading to find out what some of those ways are so you can help your kids get more active. 

What Do They Like? 

The reason your kids might not like sports very much is that they’ve not found something they like. They might have tried football, baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, and all the other ‘usual’ sports, but nothing really clicked, and it just didn’t interest them. If that’s the case, of course, they’re not going to want to play sports when they’re given the option. 

The great thing is there are hundreds of different sports they can try, and if you keep giving different things a go, you might come across something that really piques their interest, like disc golf, for example. It might be unusual, but that doesn’t matter because they’ll want to play, and that means they’ll choose to be active more often - and that’s the point of the whole exercise (pun intended). 

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Give Them Goals
 

When we talk about giving kids goals, we don’t mean telling them they have to score a certain number of goals or points in a game - although that could be part of it. What we mean is that if you can set realistic and achievable goals every time they go and do whatever sports it is they’ve chosen to do, they’ll be a lot more interested. In other words, they’ll have something to prove and potentially something to lose (if they’re being rewarded for reaching their goals), and they’ll push themselves further as a result. 

By doing this, you’ll also be proving to your kids that they can do things if they try. Sometimes it’s less about not enjoying a sport and more about not thinking you’re very good at it that stops you from playing, but every time they reach a goal, they’ll see that’s not right at all. 

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Do It With Them
 

Kids love it when they get to spend time with their parents (especially when they’re younger, and even more so if your work-life balance isn’t ideal, so you sometimes don’t get to see them as much as you’d like. 

So, why not join in with their sports with them? You could play, and that would certainly be something fun you could do together, but if that’s not possible, then you can at least be there in a moral support capacity, watching every game and helping to make them feel good about what they’re doing. That really is what could make all the difference.