Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thor (2011)

Michael and David talk about Marvel's hunkiest hero and the increasingly complicated continuity of the MCU.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Michael and David discuss the first MCU sequel and talk about whether it stands on its own as a story or if it's mostly just there to set up future films. And starting with this episode, they begin ranking the MCU movies and villains so far.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Michael and David talk about David's introduction to one of his favorite superheroes and how the movie connects to the '78 TV series, Ang Lee's Hulk, and the rest of the Marvel MCU.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Iron Man (2008)

Michael and David continue their Marvel Cinematic Universe watch-through with the movie that launched the series-proper. They focus on characters and the seeds that grow the universe, but also have a fun discussion about just who Nick Fury was thinking of when he said, "You think you're the only superhero?"

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hulk (2003)

As David and Michael rewatch their way through the Marvel movies, Michael tries to defend Ang Lee's Hulk and make it fit into the MCU. Will David be convinced? Will you?


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Agent Carter

To get through the long wait before Avengers 4, Michael and David are rewatching the Marvel movies and some of the TV shows in more or less chronological order. Having seen Captain America die at the end of The First Avenger, they deal with the fallout of that in the two seasons of the ABC TV series, Agent Carter.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Harry Potter Day

So my brother, Dashiell, has just read the first Harry Potter book and has seen the first movie. He is very enthusiastic about it and has been begging me to play Harry Potter with him. So the other day I took action. I set up a full day of what I call Harry Potter Day.

We started with Potions. I found two fun, quick, and easy chemistry projects. We did a "color potion" first. All it took was some milk, dish soap, and food dye. I looked up fun names for the ingredients on the Harry Potter Wikia.

It was quite simple.

We took a tray and poured a bit of milk into it- 

Then we added food dye-

Then we took a cotton swab with dish soap-

And we touched the cotton swab to the dye on the milk-

Our next potion was the explosion potion.

We took a Sprite bottle and put some baking soda in it. Next was food dye-

And dish soap-

Then we poured a bit of vinegar into it.


After Potions we studied Quidditch and Magizoology.

Then came time for broomstick lessons.

He's pretty fast!
We read the books for a bit.

Then came Charms class.

He learned quite a bit of new spells. He has a knack for it!
Time to take care of some magical creatures!

We have an owl who we fed and groomed.

We brushed our kneasel's long fur.

Our pygmy puff is super cute!

And we kept a couple of dragon eggs warm.

Then we re-watched Sorcerer's Stone.

It was a great day!