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Fatherhood Friday Funniest Dad Quote, Thanks Ryan Reynolds

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 1.10.15 PMDads say the darndest things.  The star of the upcoming Marvel blockbuster, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds just made my day. The actor and recent father of a beautiful baby girl with actress Blake Lively, named James. What?  My daughter’s name is Michal (pronounced Michael), so say something – LOL.

Okay, I will share a few fatherhood quotes from Reynolds. I died after the first one.

“I used to say to her (MY WIFE), ‘I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you.’ And then the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew in that exact moment, if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.”

“Everyone thinks their baby is a genius. People find it delightfully refreshing when I tell them, ‘My baby? Totally average. Like, 100 percent average.'”

“If anything else woke up every 45 minutes during the night demanding to see my wife’s breasts, you kill it. [But with] a baby, you’re like, ‘Wahoo!'”

“It’s amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time.”

#FatherhoodFriday  #DadsRule

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Fatherhood Friday Novak Djokovic

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“Ever since I got married and became a father, I haven’t lost many matches, I won many tournaments. I suggest that to every player, get married, have kids, let’s enjoy this.”

Novak Djokovic recently hoisted the Wimbledon trophy with a victory over pro tennis great, Roger Federer.  The 28-year old Serbian credits that win and various other wins to fatherhood.  Cool dads can get into that train of thought!  #DadsRule #FatherhoodFriday

FACT since his son’s birth: He has lost only three of 61 matches and collected eight titles, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

“If there is one thing that I learned it is to recover fast and to leave things behind me and move on.” – Djokovic explains that fatherhood has helped with that.



Fatherhood Friday with WR Torrey Smith


Today, we shout out former Baltimore Raven and new San Francisco 49er wide receiver, Torrey Smith.  The Maryland native has move on from his hometown, but his family is traveling too. He is big on being a dad and we salute him. #FatherhoodFriday #DadsRule


I take a lot of pride in being a great father. With that, every decision I make today, I understand that affects him. I take a lot of pride in going about that the right way and I’m someone he’ll look up to.

My thing is, I want to be the best man I can be, when I preach to my child certain things – what to do, what not to do, just the right thing in general – he’ll respect it, because I lived it and I walked it. That’s what I’m trying to do right now. – Torrey Smith

Event: Tonight DC Loves Dilla

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If you are in DC tonight (Friday night) July 10, do not miss the all-star tribute concert for J Dilla at Howard Theatre. Celebrate DC Loves Dilla’s 10-year anniversary with a concert with everyone from J Dilla collaborators Common and Slum Village to local artists Wes Felton and Kacey of Black Alley.  The after party also features star power with world-famous DJ/producers 9th Wonder and DJ Spinna, who will keep the party in motion in the name of Dilla.

The event is powered by HedRush, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Pulse DC.  Additional sponsors and partners for the 10th annual DC Loves Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser include Heineken, Hennessy, The Hip-Hop Theatre Festival and The J Dilla Foundation.

10th Annual DC Loves Dilla Tribute VIP Reception, Concert, and After Party
Talent lineup includes: Common, Slum Village, Georgia Ann Muldrow, 9th Wonder (After Party), DJ Spinna (After Party), Wes Felton, Alison Carney, Deborah Bond, J Hill, Kacey (Black Alley), Awthentik, Muhsinah, Ra the MC, Kaimbr, Tislam, Labtekwon, DJ Two Tone Jones, DJ Roddy Rod + “Special Guest”
Location: The Howard Theatre
Date: July 10, 2015
VIP Reception: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Concert: 8:00pm to 12:00am
After-Party: 12:00am to 3:00am
Tickets: VIP tickets include early entry and a cocktail lounge with artists, as well as premium seating. A variety of general admission seating options (standing room, seating, booths and tables) are available at various price-points. General Admission tickets start at $35, with tickets available at the links below:

After Party:

About J Dilla: A Detroit native, James Dewitt Yancey, a.k.a. J Dilla is one of hip-hop’s most influential music producers and artists. He emerged from the underground hip-hop scene in the mid 1990’s as a founding member of the group Slum Village. It would only be a short time before his talents garnered the attention of music heavy hitters such as A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Janet Jackson, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, and Janet Jackson. His career resumé boasts collaborations with Common The Roots, Madlib, Dwele, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Erykah Badu, De La Soul. J Dilla passed away on February 10th 2006 due to complications with Lupus, just three days after his 32nd birthday and the release of his final album Donuts.

Fatherhood Friday Chris Brown

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Normally, I could care less what Chris Brown says or sings about, but he joined our fraternity when he welcomed or confirmed that he had a daughter.  Royalty is now 1-years old and he seems to be talking a good game, at least. #FatherhoodFriday Salute Breezy … fatherhood definitely has the power to change.

“Being a father is great. I’ve been able to set aside my own wants and necessities for my daughter.  Everything is about her.” – Chris Brown


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