Bob Saget on Riffing, Self-Awareness and Dirty Daddy, His New Book

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Natalie Brasington
Bob Saget has a famously dichotomous public image: While he's still widely recognized for his '90s television ubiquity, Saget was a standup long before he became a huggy surrogate father to a generation of Full House viewers. The ribald nature of Saget's act is less shocking to today's comedy audiences, thanks to his appearance in The Aristocrats and a role that subverted his family-friendly image on Entourage; still, what stands out about Saget's humor is how defiantly strange it can be. Saget's penchant for the absurd shines through, whether he's onstage or behind the camera for the underrated cult comedy Dirty Work. With his first book, Dirty Daddy, due out in paperback this month, Saget is really hitting his stride. In advance of his run at Comedy Works South this weekend, Westword caught up with Saget for a rambly and digressive phone conversation covering Dirty Daddy, his dichotomous public image and why you shouldn't have sex with things.

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Revisit Your Childhood at the Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow

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The Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow features a variety of vintage toys.
Toys have a magical way of transporting us back to childhood, no matter what age we are. Re-encountering that one toy can instantly bring back memories of Christmas mornings or summer vacations. This Sunday, October 12, ride the nostalgia wave down to the Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow and see if you can find that one special item that sparks those fuzzy feelings. Founder Dana Cain says the show is a great place to forget about the stresses of the world and get back in touch with your inner child. Here are five of the collections at the show that could do just that.

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HOOTenanny Lands at Audubon Center at Chatfield Saturday

Categories: Childhood, Family

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Audubon Society of Greater Denver's Facebook page
The Audubon Center at Chatfield

So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this series, we'll be exploring fun, local, and quirky spots that are kid-tastic and adult-friendly, too.

"Owls," says Karl Brummert, executive director of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, "are fascinating, mystifying and intriguing to all ages." At this year's fourth annual HOOTenanny -- which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at the Audubon Center at Chatfield -- parents and their kiddos will get up close and personal with real Colorado owls from Wild Wings Environmental Education. Sounds like a hoot!

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Photos: Summer Scream's Retro Rides and Neon Lights at Lakeside Amusement Park

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The Denver Film Society's Reel Social Club took over Lakeside Amusement Park last Thursday for an evening of kidstuff with a sophisticated edge, which included a live DJ and an open bar (oh, and no kids allowed...). But Lakeside's retro vibe, streamlined neon and old-school rides were the hits of the evening. Ken Hamblin shot these views of the old-fashioned fun, which you can enjoy for a few more days in September before Lakeside closes for the season.

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Ten best free fountains where you can get wet and wild on a hot Denver day

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Beat today's heat. Where? Keep reading.

No need to sweat the rising temperatures: Your next kid-tastic adventure is just a fountain away. That's right, the Denver metro area boasts some of the coolest, child-friendly fountains known to man, most adjacent to day-trip-worthy family attractions -- and all free. What are you waiting for? Grab the kids, suits and swim diapers, and start splashing.

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PlatteForum celebrates Hero Lab, a kid-created graphic novel, with free party Friday

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PlatteForum staff and students in action.

So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this series, we'll be exploring fun and quirky local spots that are kid-tastic and adult-friendly, too.

This summer at PlatteForum, thirteen at-risk high-school students partnered with Colfax Community Network (CCN), an organization advocating for children and families residing in transient housing along Colfax Avenue, to collaborate with 25 kids, all ages six to eleven, and create a graphic novel. It was all part of PlatteForum's annual ArtLab summer literacy program. The result is a non-linear graphic adventure filled with goofy stories in various settings -- everything from prehistoric to outer space -- that challenge readers to consider what, exactly, makes somebody a hero.

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Rise of the Undead Redhead, the first tween roller-derby book, rolls out today

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So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this series, we'll be exploring fun, local, and quirky spots that are kid-tastic and adult-friendly, too.

Roller derby, the fastest-growing sport in the world, is not just for grownups anymore. In fact, thousands of young girls across the globe are playing roller derby, benefiting from the powerful messages of teamwork, body confidence and strength that derby delivers. As the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls celebrate ten years of rolling strong, teammate and debut author Meghan Dougherty, who goes by Undertaker's Daughter in the rink and works as a PR professional by day, is launching the first book in a young-adult (designed for ages nine to twelve) series that's all about the wild world of roller derby.

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Boulder's Meadow Music offers a fun way for families to connect with nature and each other

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So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this series, we'll be exploring fun, local, and quirky spots that are kid-tastic and adult-friendly, too.

The award-winning Meadow Music officially kicked off its 2014 summer season with a show on June 2, when hundreds of adults and kiddos spent the evening rocking out, Colorado-style. Now in its tenth year, this free, interactive, evening-time children's program pairs lively, open-air concerts with kid-friendly hikes -- a beloved local tradition that's sponsored by Boulder's Open Space & Mountain Parks.

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Shelly Coffman's beauty line, Poppy Drops, helps kids grow up -- but not too quickly

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So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this series, we'll be exploring fun, local, and quirky spots that are kid-tastic and adult-friendly, too.

Spend an afternoon with my eight-year-old neighbor, and you'll quickly see that with some little ones, any attempts to ban glitz and glam are futile. Enter Poppy Drops, Creative Child Magazine 2013 Product of the Year, the cutesy new beauty brand that lets spunky kiddos be their wonderful, unique selves by indulging their affinity for grown-up accessories in a safe and age-appropriate fashion. The idea was born when Poppy Drops creator Shelly Coffman, class-action litigator turned mom-trepreneur, wanted to provide her daughter with a harmless alternative to that permanent -- and often painful! -- rite of passage known as pierced ears. Fashioning temporary tattoo earrings, Coffman paved the way for her current line of trendy, temporary and wonderfully glamorous gear.

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Golden History Museum's interactive history summer camp takes kids back in time

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So, you've got a kid, huh? Whether it's your own rambunctious preschooler or the bratty nephew you've been charged with keeping alive for the next five hours, the most important thing is leaving your house where valuables are liable to be destroyed and seeking refuge on somebody else's property. In this series, we'll be exploring fun, local, and quirky spots that are kid-tastic and adult-friendly, too.

No DeLorean required for children ages six to eleven looking to learn about Colorado history on these hot, summer days. Golden's popular Hands-on History Summer Day Camp uses active lessons to help kids relate to their frontier past with five week-long, themed camp sessions.

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