Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Good News Friday: LEGO makes a Stay-At-Home Dad character just for dudes like me. A Rangers star helps a kid get a prom date. And Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane update “The Producers” for The Donald


Happy Friday to you all! It’s March, which means the NCAA Tournament is just around the corner, which makes me exceedingly happy, and the weather has been great in NYC this week, and my son almost went a whole day without throwing his milk cup on the floor and laughing maniacally.

So, life is good.

And thanks to the fine folks at LEGO, Dads like me finally are getting our due. After (apparently) years of complaints, the toy giant has decided to better reflect our times and changing work/home lifestyles, and created a Stay at Home Dad and Working Mom collection.

The Dad set, part of the Lego City line, comes with a baby in a stroller and a working mom wife (my favorite real-world accessory!)

The stay-at-home dad is part of the Lego City line, The brand told Fortune magazine that the mini-figures “mirror the world we live in today.”

We need to stay in tune with the world around us,” President of LEGO Systems Soren Torp Laursen told Fortune. “We aren’t responding to demand from anyone. We are trying to portray the world around us and listen to our consumer base.”

Bravo, LEGO people. Now if you really want to be accurate, take it from this stay-at-home Dad (me): Add on a few bandages to the Dad’s feet from all the toys we step on, clothes that we can wear for 2-3 days in a row, and a “deep sigh” noise every few hours as the Dad picks up the food thrown on the floor after each meal.


**Finally today, anytime I can write about my beloved New York Rangers doing something good, I do. Monday night an 18-year-old high school senior from Long Island named Vinny Mutone wanted a unique way to ask his new girlfriend Catherine De Pinho to the prom.

So he made the sign (above), hoping diminutive Rangers star Mats Zuccarello would see it.

Not only did Zucc see it, he had a trainer go give Vinny a stick, then signed it for the couple after the game.

Gotta help a buddy out,” Zuccarello said. “Gotta help him get to prom.”

The Norwegian winger signed the poster and stick after the game, writing on the stick: “Have fun at prom. Treat her right!!”

**And finally today, there have been many humorous takedowns of Donald Trump this week (I highly, highly recommend this John Oliver evisceration from Sunday), and here’s a great one from “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane reprise their famous “The Producers” roles to talk about how finding a horrible, losing candidate for President could make them a ton of money. And, well, there happens to be one of those running…