Category Archives: DaDa Rocks

PIT crews and NASCAR hot laps. The full racing experience.

In the world of “Cars 3” Lightning McQueen and his fellow racers are assisted by their pit crew teams. These helpers can be the difference between winning and second place. The same can be said for real life racing. What happens when you take 6 crewmates, toss them into a loud, hot, hectic environment. Then throw in an 850hp racecar

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hurtling towards them at 55mph? You get a NASCAR pit crew! These teams are trained to do in less than 15 seconds what us regular drivers take 15 minutes, on a good day! While on a Disney*PIXAR junket for “Cars 3” I had the amazing opportunity to experience a very lite version of what these teams do. Thanks to the folks at Performance Instruction and Training (PIT) we were able to suit up, grab the socket wrench, and go through just about the same motions as the real teams, without the gasoline and moving cars. ...  [ read more ]

Interview with Disney PIXAR CARS 3 Creative Director Jay Ward, and actor Ray Evernham

As part of our continued coverage of the upcoming release of Disney PIXAR’s CARS 3 on home video in Digital HD and 4K Ultra HD on October 24, and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 7, we’ve been granted insider access to some of the people responsible for bringing this work to life. ...  [ read more ]

I nominate @dadarocks for a Shorty Award in #keepgoodgoing because… he’s a dad that rocks

logoThe #KeepGoodGoing Award honoring the best #mom and #dad on social media.

The #KeepGoodGoing Award in partnership with New York Life honors a #mom or #dad who is passionate about their family, and uses social media to help and inspire others to do the same. Do you know someone whose lessons have helped to keep your family going, even in the most trying times? Whether they’ve been sharing stories and tips on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or anywhere else online, help us find the moms and dads who have kept their families – and others – focused on the positive in life. Who helps you #KeepGoodGoing? ...  [ read more ]

Clek Olli a booster seat for the cool kids

When you’re a parent safety is the #1 factor… shortly behind that comes easy of use.  Living in manhattan you take certain things in stride – like I’ll just hold my baby instead of carrying a carseat into and out of every taxi from FiDi to the Upper East Side.  Truth is we dont lug those things around because of the pain in the neck that is it to always put them in to and out of cars… which is why when my son hit 4 years old (he had already met all the other height and weight requirements) I was happy about moving over to a Clek Olli booster seat...  [ read more ]

Ultimate Father’s Day Gift – LG 55” Cinema 3D LED Smart TV

Oh the things I do in the name of being a blogger… like the painful task of having a 55″ inch LG Cinema 3D TV for only 30 days as a review unit, but one lucky reader will get to win one of these AMAZING TVs!

You might comment like 1 in 100 movies and there are no TV shows in 3D but thats one great feature the LG 55LM7600 has is the ability to take 2D shows and make them 3D (some shows work better then others). ...  [ read more ]

Finding yourself in the work you love

you might have noticed that there has been an utter lack of posting on – I really wanted to make sure I was being fair to my readers and to myself. I wanted to wait to publish a piece that was a new truth in my life.  That finding yourself in parenting is one incredible thing but then finding a similar a passion in the work you do is amazing.  Since I stumbled onto social media – I was kicking and dragging my feet about myspace, but joined facebook with the masses, twitter – how about a year after the early birds, pinterest ok just a month or two late to that game… but I’m there… Social media is my passion and I have found great success around many aspects of it. ...  [ read more ]