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Blake Petit
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Our son, Edward Wallace, was born on August 30. But I’ve still got several “Dadding” blogs written during the pregnancy period. Before I get into the new stuff about active parenthood, I’m going to finish the saga that got us here. Including this post, which I wrote back in February, but that I wasn’t ready to share until now.

https://blakempetit.com/2017/09/11/the-name-game/
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Not long after Erin told me she was pregnant, I started writing little pieces about our adventures in impending parenthood. Obviously, I haven’t posted any of them online before, but now that we’ve announced to the world, I’m ready to start sharing. Most of them are silly stories or funny observations. The first one I wrote, however, is somewhat more serious, for reasons that I think will be clear. Most of the time I write something, I tweak and edit it right up until it’s posted, but I wrote this two months ago, and I haven’t changed a word.

https://blakempetit.com/2017/03/31/tornado/
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The first weekend of the year brings with it the first convention of the year: Wizard World New Orleans! Blake, Erin, and Kenny stop in to this year’s convention and talk about the panels, the shopping, the meteoric rise of Pop Vinyls and Mystery Boxes, and the cosplay that seems to have overtaken even Harley Quinn and Deadpool… 2017 is the Year of Negan.

And what’s cool this week? Blake loved Superman #14, Kenny is a fan of the world’s most annoying video game, and Erin just wants some King Cake.

Don't forget to email your votes for our upcoming "Who Needs a Rebirth" episode! Send your top ten lists to AllNewShowcase@gmail.com!

https://allnewshowcase.com/2017/01/08/episode-324-wizard-world-new-orleans-2017/
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As people who have been with me for a long time know, each year I write a new Christmas short story as a little gift for those who’ve stayed with me this long. This year’s tale came to me as I was on my way to a little Christmas Tree farm in Mississippi with my wife and my sister’s family. It’s about a little girl and different kind of tree. And as of right now (Christmas Eve) it’s totally free for five days! Roll over to Amazon.com and get this year’s story for your Kindle or Kindle app. (And if you're reading this and you don't have the Kindle app already, there's a 99 percent chance you're on a device that can download it.)

Merry Christmas!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAM56NE
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Scrooge Revisited Day 3! Last time around, I took a look at Hanna-Barbera's trip to the past for A Flintstones Christmas Carol. This time around, we're going to the other end of the time stream for Cosmo Spacely's visitation -- it's A Jetson Christmas Carol!

https://reeltoreelmovies.com/2016/12/21/scrooge-revisited-day-3-cosmo-spacely-in-a-jetson-christmas-carol-1985/
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Scrooge Revisited Day 2! At the height of the popularity of Happy Days, someone evidently said, "You know what would be the perfect role for the guy who's playing the most popular teen greaser in America? Scrooge."

It's Henry Winkler in An American Christmas Carol (1979)!

https://reeltoreelmovies.com/2016/12/20/scrooge-revisited-day-2-henry-winkler-in-an-american-christmas-carol-1985/
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Remember a few years ago when I lost my mind and decided to review 20 different versions of "A Christmas Carol" in one month?

Well, this time I'm only being a LITTLE stupid. This week, over at my Reel to Reel blog, I'm tackling five NEW versions of Scrooge that I haven't written about before. Here's the link to day one, Rankin and Bass's effort at tackling the classic. I present Walter Matthau as "The Stingiest Man in Town."

https://reeltoreelmovies.com/2016/12/19/scrooge-revisited-day-1-walter-matthau-in-the-stingiest-man-in-town-1978/
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Carolers are singing, gifts are being wrapped, and there’s a new Star Wars movie in theaters! This week, Blake, Erin and Jason take a look at the first standalone movie in the franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

And what’s cool this week? Jason has enjoyed the first season of Designated Survivor, while Blake was charmed by the DC Rebirth Holiday Special.

https://allnewshowcase.com/2016/12/18/at-the-movies-episode-53-rogue-one-a-star-wars-story/


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Hey, guys -- I'm trying to get the Showcase podcast back on a regular schedule in 2017, and I'm starting that by bringing back our top ten episodes. I'm asking anyone to send us (through Facebook or email) their top ten lists of franchises that need a DC Rebirth-style makeover, and I'll be giving away a signed book to one random person who sends in a list. I'd appreciate any of you guys taking a few minutes to put together a list and fire it off to me. There are more details on this link to the Showcase blog. Thanks!

https://allnewshowcase.com/2016/11/30/who-needs-a-rebirth/
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