Best Friend Time

The kid is back from an epic sleep over at his best friend’s house. What happens when two friends spend 24 hours without screen time? “It seems longer,” the kid reports to which his best friend adds, “time flies when you’re on screens.” Their screenless time was spent playing table top games like “Stratego” and “Battle Ball.” The best friend remembers his favorite OUYA console games from past playdates, “Bomb Squad” and “Hard Lander.” The Dad asks the kid’s best friend what he’s doing in his screen time free time, and the answer is watching YouTubers “DanTDM” and “PopularMMOs.” There is a heated panel discussion about the old version of the Clay Soldiers mod for Minecraft. Finally, the best friend reveals that he has just seen “Star Wars The Force Awakens” for the first time mere days earlier.

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Best Friend Time

No Star Wars Playground Spoilers

The Dad is blown away that the kid’s classmates are listening to the podcast. The kid reviews the movie “Zoom: Academy for Superheroes.” They talk about playground spoilers for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Learning 4th grade geography helps the kid to play his new favorite tablet game, “Trivia Crack.” The Dad wants to talk about 4th graders with their own phones. “Madden Mobile Football” is described. The kid confesses to a deeper truth about an incident in a moving vehicle that made the Dad yell a lot two years ago. The kid watched two NFL playoff games, he passionately describes the highlights…

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No Star Wars Playground Spoilers

Force Awakens, Force Awakens and Force Awakens

The dad asks the kid what he thinks about the new Star Wars movie, and then the dad shares a whole lot of opinions because Gen X can’t help himself. Also the kid asks, what’s the deal with C3PO’s red arm and why did R2D2 keep his part of the map a secret? All this and 7 reasons why the kid can’t see Magic Sword play a new years show in Portland…

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Force Awakens, Force Awakens and Force Awakens