You can judge a good kids movie by the writing. That is, if there are jokes ones moms and dads would get or that are of their generation. Of course, there are exceptions. We rented UP, along with a couple others for the Thanksgiving weekend. While it has some good humor — SQUIRREL! — my […]

Tis the season for your wife or girlfriend to steal one of the most values things a man can own – a good hoodie. My wife is a major hoodie theif. She wears just about any hoodie I have lying around. It doesn’t bug me too much, but I had no clue as to why […]

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Despite the lame Aerosmith reference, today’s college football games offer a plethora of chances to win some cash from The Man. Let’s get right to the games: Utah State at Idaho (-3): With a bowl eligible record at 7-3 and coming off a bye week, Idaho has the ability to put up big numbers while […]

David is a Partner at Large Media and the proud father of three boys. He's a guy's guy that's into sports, the Catskills, raunchy comedy, beer and gaming.

Tonight I experienced another one of those precious kid milestones, albeit an obscure one. A kindergarten classmate of my daughter Molly’s had scheduled a birthday party for this evening (yes, the night before Thanksgiving!), and due to a scheduling conflict with my wife’s work there was no way I could attend the party because I […]

Along the lines of my 3pm phone call post, I’m going to rattle off the things that dads are really thankful for in light of Thanksgiving. Yes, there are much more important things, but I’ll write about that later. This post is all about self-indulgence and being a “guy’s guy” on Turkey Day, i.e. all […]

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On the train this week, I saw a situation that reminded me of why I fear being a parent at times. Here’s the situation: Daughter enters train first ans snags end seat. Mother follows right behind and sits next to daughter. Daughter has head phones on. Mother begins to talk to the daughter. Daughter takes […]

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When my six year old minivan can keep pace with our nation’s only “bullet train,” you know there’s a problem!

As a man who absolutely loves being a father, having my kids home for the whole week during this holiday is something I always look forward to. Just having them around, staying up later than usual, freed from the stress of school, makes things really great around the house. Now, I get to still go […]

As the Director of Social Media at tax giant H&R Block, Scott Gulbransen recently returned to the tax business after previously spending 1o years at rival Intuit working on the TurboTax & Quicken brands. He brings 16 years as a marketing communications professional, and 11 tax seasons, with him to H&R Block and was responsible for the launch of many key social initiatives at Intuit before leaving in 2010. A strategic thinker and business problem solver, Gulbransen has worked for some of the world’s top brands including TurboTax, Sony Online Entertainment, and Applebee’s. In 2010, Gulbransen became the first Director of Social Media & Digital Content for Applebee’s, creating the first-ever social media strategy for the world’s largest casual dining chain. While at Applebee’s, Gulbransen lead a small but nimble team responsible for creating a robust and far-reaching social engagement channel for Applebee’s and its franchise community. In addition to his professional accomplishments at the corporate level, Gulbransen is also a prolific blogger recently named as one of the Top 50 Daddy Bloggers in the US by Cision. Gulbransen was ranked #21. As a member of the TurboTax communications and social media team for 10 years, Scott helped the TurboTax team launch and sustain the brand’s social media platform. He also drove and was responsible for the launch of TurboTax’s successful content strategy, including the launch of the TurboTax Blog. Recently, he launched one of the most significant social media campaigns in the brand’s history with the @TeamTurboTax Twitter project. Gulbransen was instrumental in reinvigorating the Quicken brand almost entirely through the use of social media and, particularly, Twitter. By engaging with customers and influencers who talk about personal finance on Twitter, he and his team helped Quicken Online grow from just 200,000 users in October 2008 to over 1.4 Million in just 10 months. This led to a more focused look at the personal finance space for Intuit and, ultimately, the acquisition of Mint.com. A former print journalist, who, after realizing his paychecks from the newspaper industry weren’t going to get much bigger, turned to the Dark Side – public relations. After working in both college athletics and inside mid-size agencies, he joined Intuit in 2000 and Applebee’s in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is the married father of five kids. Despite his busy personal and professional life, Scott is a digital native who never strays far from social networking. To hassle Scott, or to tell him how great you think he is (or not!), email him at scott@scottgulbransen.com, add him to your Circles on Google+, or ping him on Twitter at @sdgully. Scott also is an editor and writer for Technorati.com.

When I’m on daddy duty on the weekends, anything pretty much goes, especially in the morning and especially for breakfast. Rather than fight with the kids and trying to jam fruit, yogurt, etc. down their throats, it’s open season on anything in the house. As long as their eating and behaving, that’s all that matters. […]

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Since you only have 10 minutes before the 8 PM games let’s get right to it: Kentucky at Georgia (-10): Too many important players left this year for Georgia. The Wildcats keep it close. Take UK and the points. No. 11 Oregon (-5.5) at Arizona: The ‘Cats are improved but Oregon is on fire. Take […]

David is a Partner at Large Media and the proud father of three boys. He's a guy's guy that's into sports, the Catskills, raunchy comedy, beer and gaming.
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