I've been thinking about this for awhile, but it wasn't until this morning that I was actually able to do it...
Using my daughter's Fisher-Price Record Player (repro model) and CD Player I've created a graphic detailing the rapid death of physical media (music in particular) as seen by toys. In the past, you could make records or CDs fun for a toddler... a digital file? Not so much.
5-25-77: 35 Years Ago, in a multiplex far, far away... STAR WARS hit screens for audiences to experience for the very first time. I was less than one-year-old, but I must've gotten into things pretty early given the pictures that have been floating around. 5-25-12: STAR WARS turns 35.
I don't know if they had such a thing when I was a kid, but we took the munchkin to a 'sibling class' last week. Since we're in the final countdown stages of Baby Watch 2012, we're getting the little one used to the idea that she will soon have a sidekick. What this means for me is that I'll likely wind up tied to the ground Guilliver's Travels-style in a few years - a victim to the mischievous female offspring. For the immediate days ahead, we're getting Daughter #1 excited for Daughter #2.
I've never posted anything about this here on The Rock Father, but if you've known me or followed my writings online, you've probably seen mention of a film called 5-25-77 at some point over the past ten years. If you live in Lake County, Illinois, or you've fancied yourself a fan of independent cinema, or you consider yourself a STAR WARS fan, then it's quite possible that you also know the film of which I'm speaking. Despite what trolls on sites like IMDb will tell you, 5-25-77 (later '77 then back to 5-25-77 again) is a very real film - and one that was most certainly shot. It is not a hoax, an urban legend, or anything but a film that's been hit with a ton of roadblocks over the years. Now that road has opened up once more.
Now here's an ad that gets it right. The UK faction of Volkswagen is currently airing a new commercial for their 'Polo' (don't think it's a stateside car just yet) that presents a father actually taking a role in his daughter's life from birth onward... without being a fool. I've gotta give my friend Mike credit for posting this one on Facebook, as I probably wouldn't have seen it otherwise. Take a look below:
It's hard to believe, but the final countdown is on. I guess it's time to crank up the Europe and start winding down the days in reverse, because our 'New Release' is set for arrival via scheduled C-section a month from now. I've been 'nesting' for awhile now, and the instinct of preparation is becoming a bit more frenzied. I can't grasp people that have fleets of kids (like the Duggars) or those parents that seem like they really don't care - having kids is a big deal, and for me it's both exciting and daunting. The Nursery is finished, though.