Sunday, February 20, 2011

Burn Notice for the Boys

Funny you should find Burn Notice on a parenting blog, huh?
Well, believe it or not, the action-packed Fox TV show is actually one my boys' favorites right now.

Miro, my documentary-loving geek, likes it for the step-by-step do-it-yourself segments.  We are a DIY family, after all.

Burn Notice has in-story narratives --as told by the lead, Michael Westen-- that teach you how to build your own bomb.

How to properly install a makeshift bug (or bomb).

How to tail a target undetected using a variety of strategies.

Educational, ain't it?
Now don't get your panties in a bunch.  The DIYs on the show aren't real.  Some of them are, but a good chunk of the instructions have been pulled out or twisted to fallacy.  Otherwise they wouldn't have been allowed to air.  Pshaw.  It's the idea of an ammo-making DIY on Primetime that really floors me.  So much boldness!  Love it! 

Kenji, my little insatiable daredevil, likes the show for the action, of course.

Nothing like a good show of spy standard-issue hardware.


And more firepower!

It's a delicious James Bond fest but with more brains to it than just a parade of scantily-clad women.  It creates a spark in a child's imagination (with my children anyway) and for me, that's always a good thing.  I mean, just this morning, I spied the boys working on a 'bomb' using Lego bricks, Sculpey clay, and a couple of Slinkies.  Haha!

Calm down.  It's not set to explode any time soon.

1 comment:

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