5 Musical Movies for Fourteen Going on Forty

Hey, Red1. You’re fourteen now.

When you’re a young adult, you start putting things together. You start making your own sense of the world. As a dad, I want to give you a few head starts. Hand you a few nuggets of wisdom and wonder. We’ve been trading films and TV shows to fill in some blanks.

You’re already a They Might Be Giants, Star Wars, Tim Burton, Queen and David Bowie fan–very cool.

We’ve had conversations about jokes in TV shows and movies that you didn’t get, so I thought it was up to me to ‘buy you a clue’. We’ve been calling it a guide to modern cultural references. It’s more than just a course in pop culture, but a course in understanding how modern culture is shaped and what the core pieces are.

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Meatloaf Cupcakes

Pinterest is a two-faced site. On one hand it has thousands of millions of cute pictures of cats and funny things from movies.  but, then there are the projects, fine pieces of knitted lace, or a beautiful flower made of melted spoons.  After you get through the top layer of pretty pictures and try to go to the websites that these pictures supposedly come from.  You generally find that there are no instructions at all for whatever it is, which is just horrible and cruel.   But, if you find that perfect pin which looks amazing, and has instructions, you can try to make it.  Every time I have thought I had found just the right pin I would click-through to the website and alas and alack no instructions. Bahhh! I don’t need instructions I can do what I want to in the kitchen.

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