Shawn McAskill

Shawn McAskill

Shawn McAskill is the millennial father that the old print newspapers warned you about. He is a marketing professional living in South Florida with two highly energetic boys and a very patient wife. Shawn loves his family, his cars, FSU, and wasting his free time planning out everything he’d like to do in his free time.


The 2016 Camaro Does The One Thing Every Dad Car Should

Here’s a simple quiz that will help you decide whether you should consider Chevrolet’s 2016 Camaro: Are you a dad? Do you have a beating heart? Do you have a valid state license? If the answer to any of these questions is some form of “yes;” then you need this car. Yes, NEED it. Not because of its performance. Not because of its in-car tech. Not even because of its (much improved, in my opinion) looks. All of that is just icing on the bowtie-emblazoned cake. You need the new Camaro because it will shatter your current definition of...

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My Glorious and Awful Attempt to Find Disney’s Hardest Drinks

As parents we seem to say this over and over; but this really did seem like a good idea. The plan was to scour Walt Disney World for the adult-iest of adult beverages. In my mind, I was sure I’d unearth a hidden speakeasy, or sweet-talk a vendor into infusing my dole whip with half a bottle of 151. In the future, parents in need of a stiff cocktail while rushing to and from FastPass appointments would hail this article as a historical document. That was about as much thought as I put into it. Sure, I’d be accompanied...

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The Best Advice My Wife Ever Gave Me

Despite her thinking that the De Tomaso Pantera is an ’80s heavy metal band, my wife recently gave me the best car-related advice I’ve ever heard. Now, my wife knows plenty about a lot of things. She’s more than qualified to give me advice on which wine to order at a fancy restaurant. Or on the most efficient path through Whole Foods that takes me past the cold beer before check-out. Or how to stay cool and have a constructive conversation after my son splashes out half the bath water onto the floor for the 3,687,241st time. I’d trust her...

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My One Trip to the Grand Canyon Was a Horrible Mistake

A good friend of mine and I decided to take a road trip out to California after my freshman year of college. We left from Ft. Lauderdale early one Summer morning and set off on a three week journey. Before embarking, we’d bought a bunch of camping equipment. We figured why spend the money on roadside motels every night? There would be plenty of camping grounds to use along the way. Although our combined camping skills were a couple steps below “novice,” it still seemed like a great idea at the time. On the 4th day of our escapade, we found ourselves ahead of schedule. Leaving Tucson, AZ. we decided to deviate a little and check...

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Convince Me to Buy A Minivan

I’m about to blow your mind like it’s a dirty 8-bit Nintendo cartridge. Check out the video below. Yeah, that’s a 1,000+ horsepower MINIVAN. Cool, huh? Exactly what any self-respecting modern man needs for trips between school, work, and that 30-day Yoga class your wife found on Groupon and forced you into gently suggested you try. It screams louder than a toddler that missed dessert. It sits lower than your sagging belly button (seriously, your old lady might be on to something). This Bisimoto-built Honda Odyssey is the perfect family hauler, right? Wrong. It’s a minivan. And it sucks. Even a tarted-up overweight eyesore is still an...

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