Blake Harper

Blake Harper is a contributing writer and editor at Fatherly, where he covers entertainment and news. Blake's focus as a writer is primarily covering movies and television, as he's written about the toxic masculinity of Johnny Bravo, why it would suck living in the MCU, and, of course, the psychological effects of a cartoon lion sparking your sexual awakening.

He also has written about sports, including the ethics of the mercy rule in little league and whether or not contact sports should be considered child abuse, along with interviewing Paul Pierce, Baron Davis, Eric Decker, and many others.

Blake has written and edited for a plethora of publications over his eight years in digital media, starting with the Santa Barbara Independent in 2014 before joining Fatherly in 2015. As a freelancer, Blake has contributed to Mel Magazine, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, All That's Interesting, Paste Magazine, and several other publications, covering everything from the streaming wars to the origins of the flat-earth conspiracy to investigating the logistics of Ferris Bueller's infamous day off.

He lives in Brooklyn, where he enjoys swimming laps at his local YMCA and hanging out on his roof as much as possible. He has a cat named Zebra whom he loves dearly despite being a total menace. He's probably going to start a podcast one of these days.


Not All States Get The Same Version Of Girl Scout Cookies

Are you Team Tagalongs or are you in the Peanut Butter Patties posse?

Dad Jokes

50+ Funny Fart Jokes for Kids

Unlike a fart, these jokes don't stink.


25 Funniest Dirty Jokes Hidden in Animated Kid’s Films

The comprehensive list of the 25 best adult jokes hidden in your kid's favorite movies, from 'The Incredibles' to 'Frozen.'


50 Adult Jokes Hidden in Kids’ Cartoons

From 'Animaniacs' to 'Invader Zim'

Baby Names

Harvey, Hazel, And The Vintage Name Boom

Some of the most popular names of the future are being borrowed from the past.

Baby Names

Data Reveals 20th Century Baby Names Are Out, 19th Century Baby Names Are In

We are loving these Victorian era baby names.

Ho ho ho!

“Is Santa Real?” A Psychologist’s Case for Telling Kids The Truth

The great thing about myths is that they can survive the truth.


How to Heat Up Your Car Faster

Warming up your car forever is a waste of time, gas, and money. Here's a better way.

Dad Jokes

76 Funny One-Liners and Jokey Zingers to Keep Kids on Their Toes

Help your kid get to the punchline as quickly as possible.

Mischief Managed

50+ Harry Potter Spells Everyone Should Know

That owl is going to show up any day now.

Youth Sports

Dr. Bennet Omalu: Youth Football Is Child Abuse

Dr. Bennet Omalu's research triggered a crisis in NFL-world. Today, he's more focussed on saving kids from the physical trauma of America's most popular game.


American Kids Stink At Soccer Because of Baseball

Ian Campbell wants to put the fun in fundamentals.


How To Stream Only The ORIGINAL ‘Halloween’ Movies Right Now

Rewatching everything that happened well before the reboots and the remakes.

No Inheritance

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Don’t Plan to Leave Their Kids Any Money

"If my kids want to start a business, and they have a good business plan, I’ll invest in it. But they’re not getting trusts."

Keepy Uppy

This Viral Bluey Conspiracy Theory Is Super Dark And Hilarious

Are Bluey's parents secretly running an international crime organization?

Old Friends

15 of the Very Best ’80s Cartoons and Where to Stream Them

Reclaim your childhood with episodes of Inspector Gadget, He-Man, Ghostbusters, and more, all streaming online now.


10 Movie Scenes That Perfectly Capture the First Day of School

From 'Mean Girls' to 'Harry Potter.'


Why ‘X-Men’ are the Best Metaphor for First Day of School Anxiety

Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters is all about figuring out how to fit in, even when you don't


ScarJo's Mother-in-Law Tried to Get Her to Change Their 'Hippie' Baby Name

Colin Jost revealed that his own mom was "was slightly thrown by" her son and Scarlett Johansson giving their son the name Cosmo.

The First Father's Day

The Forgotten Tragedy Behind the Very First Father’s Day

The surprisingly solemn and moving origins of the holiday we think we know.