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Sunday, October 11, 2015

75 East Broadway | Bringing The City to Kids Everywhere

When Roo was a toddler, I came across an article about holding a baby barbecue. Sounds like a quaint Texan custom, but this one involved grilling the placenta. I was amused to discover it was written by an old college radio friend and obviously his sense of humor had not abated.

Flash forward to now and that same friend has created an awesome web channel for kids with a similarly off-kilter sense of humor and thirst for knowledge: Welcome to 75 East Broadway, which bills itself as "a free online media network in progress. Showcasing premium original content for enlightened families everywhere – we’ll bring you videos, images, artifacts, science experiments, experimental art and other curiosities from around the globe." It's kind of like public access TV for digital natives, with educational content, video art, and man-on-the-street interviews of urban denizens by a roving band of puppets. New videos are posted every Friday, so you should subscribe, obviously!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Unbox Star Wars: The Force Awakens on #ForceFriday!

Are you ready for #ForceFriday? The product collection from the anxiously-awaited seventh episode of the Star Wars saga will be unveiled in the first ever global live toy unboxing event!

Spanning 18 hours, 15 cities and 12 countries, #ForceFriday will showcase highlights from the vast range of epic merchandise created to accompany the impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Products will be revealed in an online block party style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network. All Star Wars, all the time.

Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the saga,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.”

“We’re excited to be part of this first-of-its-kind initiative,” said Chris M. Williams, Chief Audience Officer, Maker Studios. “The unboxing world continues to expand rapidly as audiences around the world connect with digital creators who share their passions. This shared fandom helps attract billions of monthly views and consistently puts the genre at the top of the YouTube charts.”

Disney Consumer ProductsThe global event will incorporate traditional toy unboxers such as the popular EvanTubeHD, channels featuring families such as Bratayley, lifehack specialists such as ExpCaseros, gamers such as AlexBy11, and Star Wars fans from around the world like Chris Pirillo who bring with them a broad audience and appeal.

Several countries will join the live stream from YouTube Spaces in Berlin, Tokyo, and London, with Star Wars commentators Anthony Carboni and Andi Gutierrez (shown at left) hosting the event from the YouTube Space, Los Angeles.

The Star Wars YouTube channel will host the live stream, which kicks off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Sept. 3rd, with the grand finale at Lucasfilm in San Francisco at 8 a.m. PDT on Thursday, Sept. 3. Each of the 15 locations will reveal a new product inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The full unboxing schedule is also available at

Share your STAR WARS memories on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube using the hashtag #ForceFriday.

For more information, visit the official STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS website.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18th!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Household Pests 101 | Giveaway

It’s back-to-school time and class is in session … Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home.

But Back-To-School doesn’t just mean for the kids. Orkin knows that moms are on the go more than ever and wants to make sure you’re all set when driving the kids to soccer practice, racing to make it to school on time and just maybe getting a minute for yourself!

Test your knowledge by taking the Pest Prevention Pop Quiz!

Comment below with the most surprising fact you learned for a chance to win an Orkin Back-To-School Prize Pack that includes:

One (1) Silver USB Portable Charger – We know you’re on the go from sun up to sun down and you can’t afford not to be accessible. This emergency charger is small, sleek and can help your phone keep up with your busy lifestyle!

One (1) Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug w/ lid - Your car isn’t the only thing that needs fueling up in the morning … this stainless steel travel mug is a great way to ensure your morning coffee is always within arm’s reach.

One (1) Orkin “Protect Your Home” PDF Checklist - This handy checklist from the experts at Orkin will help you think like a pest in order to help protect your home from pests.

Enter by September 10th. US entries only – no P.O. Boxes. Each household is only eligible to win Back to School Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

In accordance to the FTC Guidelines, I am disclosing that I received a prize pack to facilitate this giveaway.