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Stephen Johnson
americasstephenjohnson
Stephen Johnson is an award-winning writer, film-maker and journalist of the bizarre. An internationally recognized gadabout, Stephen is very, very important.
Apr 24 2019
11

Thank you for this list! I have a few gamers that I don’t mind my son watching but there are so many others that are just garbage. Just total garbage. Unspeakable and FGTeeV get on my last damn nerve and I have outlawed both of them based on that. I need some new options. 

Sep 27 2018
5

Not to be THAT guy, but Firefly is pretty wonderful and difficult not to enjoy for teens/tweens.

May 4 2018
1

Great story! When I was a kid I had some kinda clear red skateboard that was absolutely tiny by today’s standards. I never did learn to ride that thing. Fast forward 35! years later on a complete whim (thanks disposable income!) I decided to buy a longboard. I can’t do any tricks other than staying upright and going Read more

May 4 2018
4

Skating is also a great form of exercise. There are plenty of us old guys hitting the bowls and halfpipes around here. Biggest thing is remembering how to fall (don’t try to catch yourself with your hands). You may go from skating with your kids to some old man sessions where we hit early in the AM or late at night to Read more

May 4 2018
11

That is some Grade A Dadding there. Strong work man!

May 4 2018
4

Awesome Dad story! Yes, take those chances with your kid! I picked up hockey since my kid started playing. I get sore, fall, and get hurt but that bond is priceless!

Apr 18 2018
4

My parents were not great a policing what me and the siblings watched as children. I remember watching Hellraiser at like age 8 or 9. Also repeatedly renting Alien, Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice because I couldn’t get enough of them Read more

Apr 18 2018
5

Growing up in the ‘80s, it wasn’t my parents who introduced me to horror movies, it was my older cousins and uncles. It started with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, not technically a movie, but then I dove headfirst into straight up horror flicks like Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Friday the 13th. My nightmares Read more

Apr 18 2018
10

IT is rated R (NOT a non-brutal, PG or PG-13 flick!). Not appropriate for a 10 year old.

Apr 18 2018
5

I’d also place Krampus right next to Gremlins as “solid, kid-friendly PG-13 horror.”

Mar 27 2018
15

The Star Wars Goldenbooks are also a fantastic way to get your toddler excited for Star Wars. They focus on the main themes of each of the movies, accompanied by great drawings. My 3-year-old son is hooked!

May 23 2017
6

I grew up in a small cult in Enumclaw and I have to say that most of this (not the lack of sleep part) is spot on. I had no friends outside the “church”. We actually had confession time during church service where people would stand up and confess how they fucked up in front of everyone. Guilt was a huge tool used in Read more

May 23 2017
16

I’ve been pursuing helping people out of cults for a while now. The whole semantics of being in a cult or not can get complicated (in the right circumstances a political party could be a cult, a religious group could be a cult, a freakin’ martial arts class could be a cult). I believe one of the key points is Read more