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SuperLunchNotes: Fire Week!

April 8, 2014 | By Brent Almond | SUPERLUNCHNOTES

In case you’re new here and wondering “WTF are ‘SuperLunchNotes?’” Well, my son started preschool last year, and every day I’ve put a note in his lunch bag featuring a doodle of a superhero. You can check a bunch more by visiting the SuperLunchNotes category on this site, or follow me on Instagram @SuperLunchNotes, where I post them daily!

Is it hot in here, or is it just me? Welcome to FIRE WEEK!!!
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WEEK 34: Mar 31 – Apr 4, 2014
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Firestorm: 3.31.14
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SuperLunchNotes: Bird Week!

March 31, 2014 | By Brent Almond | SUPERLUNCHNOTES

In an attempt to bring forth Spring, last week I doodled a flock of super-powered avian adventurers. Yet as I’m typing this, snow is falling. AGAIN. Guess I’ll have to up my game for next week… In the mean time, take a gander at these guys and gals (and ducks) and be sure and Tweet them to all your fine-feathered friends.
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WEEK 33: Mar 24 – Mar 28, 2014
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Raven: 3.24.14
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The kiddo and I have been binge-watching Teen Titans Go! lately. I always found Raven a bit annoying in the comics, but I dig her slacker/goth vibe in this iteration. Favorite episode is “Meatball Party,” where Raven becomes annoyed at Cyborg’s unending enthusiasm and devours the whole team with the demon tentacles living in her chipped tooth. Typical.
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SuperLunchNotes: Green Week!

March 15, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGNER DADDY, RASPBERRIES, SUPERLUNCHNOTES

When I saw St. Patrick’s Day was falling on a Monday, I decided to do “Green Week” leading up to the 17th, so that on the actual holiday the blog would be celebratory in its virtual verdant-ness. Now if I can just figure how to get cyber-drunk…

BTW, green is also JJ’s favorite color, so doing a Green Week is fine by him anytime.
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WEEK 31: Mar 10 – Mar 14, 2014
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Hulk: 3.10.14
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Papa bought JJ a Hulk action figure a while back that yelled “HULK SMASH!” and I immediately but the kaibosh on that—like he needs another excuse to hulk out. So I was a little trepidatious (hypocritical?) putting this note in his lunch, but how could I kick off “Green Week” without his favorite mossy monster? Also, Mondays often DO need to be smashed.

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Honey Maid Redefines “Wholesome” to Include Gay Dads

March 13, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DADDY LIKE, DDQ&A, MY 2 DADS

Looks like the gay agenda is continuing to blaze its flaming path into more and more homes, this time via a commercial for…DAH DAH DUM!!! graham crackers.

But seriously, this is a seriously sweet ad. Not only does it depict doting, gay dads, but also a mixed race family, a single father, and a tattooed dad banging the drums as his little girl dances around the living room. The ad, the campaign and the company have gotten quite a bit of coverage, but I wanted to get the scoop on some of the thought behind the spot.

A representative from Honey Maid was kind enough to answer a few questions in the midst of what I’m sure is an extremely busy time for them.

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SuperLunchNotes: ALIEN WEEK!

March 3, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGNER DADDY, SUPERLUNCHNOTES

I’d said I was taking a break from theme weeks, but after I did Martian Manhunter last Monday, I caved and decided to do ALIEN WEEK! In brainstorming, I found that while DC is teeming with beings from other planets, there are significantly fewer in the Marvel universe. At least ones that my son would know. In the DCU, on the other hand, its brightest and best—Superman—is an alien among aliens. Add in all his cousins, pets and villains, the Hawks, Starfire from the Titans, all of Apokolips and the New Gods, the Green Lantern Corps, plus the entire Legion of Superheroes, and you’ve got yourself a full-scale invasion. Enjoy this collection of alien doodles, I hope you will!
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WEEK 29: Feb 24 – Feb 28, 2014
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Martian Manhunter: 2.24.14
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Am I teaching my kid how to pun, or just to spell really poorly? Mr. J’onzz’s second appearance.

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SuperLunchNotes: Week 3

March 3, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGNER DADDY, SUPERLUNCHNOTES

My only regret about these early weeks of SuperLunchNotes was the bad lighting and soft focus filter I put on them. What is this, Prince of Tides?
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WEEK 3: Aug 26 – Aug 30, 2013
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Krypto: 8.26.13
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SuperLunchNotes: BUG WEEK!

February 24, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGNER DADDY, SUPERLUNCHNOTES

Spring is starting to slowly creep its way into the world again. And while I’m greeting the end of winter with open arms, I dread the invasion of insects that follows close behind… Welcome to BUG WEEK!

WEEK 28: Feb 17 – Feb 21, 2014
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Blue Beetle: 2.17.14
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I gotta admit I dig this newer iteration of Blue Beetle. Alien + tech + ancient mysticism + Latino = muy fresco!

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SuperLunchNotes: RED WEEK!

February 14, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGNER DADDY, SUPERLUNCHNOTES

I know I said I’d post a week’s worth of SuperLunchNotes the Monday after, but it’s Valentine’s Day and Papa has been out of town for a few days and won’t get back until late tonight and we’ve had a couple of snow days and I’m going nuts and need to spread some cheer.

Thusforth, I present “Red Week” in honor of St. Valentine’s Day. And maybe a little bit because of the Olympics being in Russia, and them being all extra communistic lately, in regards to the gays.

WEEK 27: Feb 10 – Feb 14, 2014
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Red Tornado: 2.10.14redtornado

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SuperLunchNotes: MONSTER WEEK!

February 12, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGNER DADDY, SUPERLUNCHNOTES

I was thinking I’d probably save Monster Week for Halloween, but that’s a long way away, and JJ had rediscovered the cheesy late-70s Godzilla cartoons on Hulu. I say “rediscovered” because he’d devoured them all about a year earlier when they were on Netflix. If you’ve never seen it, at the very least you need to check out the epic theme song. At that age it must be fun for everything to be brand new about every six months!

There were a bevvy of monsters to choose from, so I’m sure I’ll be able to do a sequel down the road with Mssrs. Cookie, Grouch and Sully, among others. However, I draw the line at Godzooky. What a tool.

WEEK 26: Feb 3 – Feb 7, 2014
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Godzilla: 2.3.14
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The New Normal: Chevy Ads Show Gay Couples

February 8, 2014 | By Brent Almond | LEARNING CURVES, MY 2 DADS

I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Chevrolet for airing two commercials during the opening days of the Olympics that were inclusive of gays and lesbians.

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Screen capture from Chevy’s “The New Us” spot.

Wait, what?

Yup. CHEVY. Bastion of American capitalism and producer of big-ass trucks. The last word in “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and…”

Chevy paid upwards of a BAZILLION* dollars to run two commercials featuring gay couples during the Olympics. The Olympics being held in Russia, where the government recently legalized homophobia, essentially sanctioning hate crimes.

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