Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

Too many Selfies?

To Selfie or not to Selfie

A few days ago, Aly saw me post this picture…

Oh, you know…Just whipping up a grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwich. #metoday #fmsphotoaday

A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

The following conversation ensued:

Aly: You’re probably the only person I know who gets paid for posting Selfies.
Me: What do you mean?
Aly: You know. You get paid for posting Selfies.
Me: Uh…No. I don’t. I don’t get paid for posting Selfies.
Aly: Yeah. You do. Isn’t that why you post so many of them on Instagram? 

While I do jokingly claim that I helped create the Selfie trend (I’ve been taking them for almost 20 years), I haven’t posted that many pictures of myself. And I certainly haven’t been paid for any of them.

I mean, I did create this video as part of a larger post. I was compensated for that post. It includes a Selfie.

I ambushed @cgfootballboy25 with some Avalauncher snowballs. #NorthpoleFun A video posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

I was also compensated for this post. It also has a video.

A smooth face for a #SmoothSummer. #shop A video posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

I’m sure she’s thinking about this video that was part of a Father’s Day campaign. She knew I got paid for it:

What makes me smile? #powerofdad @lifeofdad @oralb

A video posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on


But other than that? There really aren’t that many selfies I’ve posted Instagram this year. At least, I don’t think there are. Let’s see… Continue reading Too many Selfies?

Blog Post Bald Response by @BgKahuna

Mr. _Indy delivered some pretty strong accusations in a blog post today. I would like to say that yes, I am a Hair and I have a beautiful head of hair. Even at birth, my hair was celebrated throughout the city of Chicago. To this day, people still talk about my beautiful head of hair.
First, I want to thank Mr. Todd for giving me a chance to defend myself from this anti-bald hatred. I appreciate that you are giving me a chance to say my piece.
  1.  I am a committed bald. I think the Balds are an amazing group of people. I went to the bald side to experience the bald life style wanting to know if bald is beautiful. Bald is beautiful if you have the right head shape. Call me old fashioned, but beauty is all about the shape of the dome. Look at Lt. Ilia, from the 1979 Star Trek movie. That is a perfect shaped cranium.
  2. I did not take the easy way out. I went bald to help raise money for a nonprofit. Of course, I taunted the Balds before they caught me and shaved me down. This was out of love and to help promote the cause. I was even attacked as anti-bald before I knew anything about the Balds, a rumor I have fought since I first heard it.
  3. I am not a flip flopper. I got a little lazy and did not shave my head for a couple months. The hair grew. I can’t prevent what naturally happens. This was not about leaving the Bald community, it was laziness. I love my bald head as much as I love my bald brothers and sisters. My family loves my bald head. Grandma, not so much.
Bg Kahuna really is bald
I will agree with Mr. _Indy, there are no bad hair days. And the feel of a bald head feels nice on a pillow.  However, shaving a head of this magnitude does take a small amount of time in the morning.  Remember, I had a thick head of hair and making sure I clip all of it takes time and mirrors.
Thank you for letting me post this blog.
Live long and bald.
Love Always,
**On that note, I declare a truce. I know there are a few others who would like to respond. Your responses are welcome. They won’t be published until Friday though. I already have two very powerful guest posts lined up for tomorrow and Thursday. You don’t want to miss them. And be sure to tune back in Friday for the continuation of the Big Bald Blog Debate of 2012.
This is Matt: End transmission.**

Guest Post: Bald is Always Beautiful by @CS_Indy

I would like to thank Matt for the opportunity to be a guest poster on his blog this week. He has already had the BgKahuna, who bumbled the message and possibly made it so poor Matt had to not only move his couch, but also sleep on it. There’s a reason why I’m the Head Clown in the Kahuna Circus. Someone has to keep things under control.

I would like to say that BgKahuna is a flip-flopper. He’s not a committed bald.

Is BgKahuna a flip-flopper?
November, 2001 Is that hair I see?

That’s right. He grows his hair out often. And when he does, he mocks  us bald loyalists with statements about how he feels more “powerful” more “successful” and even implying he makes more money by simply having hair! The nerve.

As a bald loyalist, I have consistently not had *hair* for 10 years. No flip-flopping. I’m bald every day. Bald, proud, and beautiful.

With all that out of the way, I think Matt should go ahead and try the bald lifestyle. What’s the worst that could happen? You could have a perfect smooth Captain Kirk-esque melon. Or you could have a 3D map of the moon on your noggin, or a pack of hot dogs on the back of your skull (guilty) but it doesn’t matter.

Either way, rock it and enjoy the benefits.  Quicker bad hair days …no need to worry about hat hair…plus, the feel of a cool pillow on your fresh shaved head is unmatchable. Don’t worry about the cold air. It’s just a free jolt in the morning. Better than caffeine even.

Don’t be afraid. It grows back if you can’t handle the awesomeness that is the bald lifestyle. And we wont even mock you for going back…unlike someone else.


**Uh oh. It seems we’ve sparked a little bit of a controversy on Life in the Fishbowl. Thanks for bringing this important information to light, CS Indy! This is quite the  exposé you’ve written.

Is BgKahuna a flip-flopper? What say you? 

– Matt**

Guest Post: Bald is Mostly Beautiful by @BGKahuna

Recently, Matt asked me to write a blog post for his site. Since I was on the treadmill, I figured what a great time to compose this post. Being my first guest blog post, I wasn’t sure what to write, so I asked Matt.

He told me that I could write a letter to his wife on why she should go bald. I am not sure if this is a good idea. Partly because I have absolutely no idea what her head looks like. Head shape is a big factor to consider. If you have a lumpy head or odd-shaped head, it does not work that well. Me, I have some deep fat lines uses and because I can’t hit them with a razor, they look like racing stripes. I like to tell people that I am a tiger bald.

Another factor to weigh is how much your wife likes her hair. If she likes it a lot, bald may not be her thing. On a plus note, to will spend a lot less money on hair products. My hair air product costs have been reduced dramatically. To almost zero.  If you do decide to join our club, please donate your hair to locks of love.

Another awesome factor is that people will see your bald wife and totally think she is hard-core. When people see me and my gnarley fu manchu, they either stop and stare because I’m hard-core or because I look funny. I am starting to think it is because I look funny.

Dude, I just re-read your Twitter DM. I thought you wanted me to write a post about your wife becoming a bald. You wanted me to write an open letter to her on why you should shave your head. You should totally do it. Although, you picked the wrong time of year to join the club. Going into winter is the worst time to do this. Let me tell you this, cold rain totally sucks. Also, if a situation gets rough, the big, bald guy is usually the one people look at to go over and look intimidating.

Good luck.


Court Jester of All Social Media

**As I mentioned earlier, this week is pretty crazy with the move and garage sale right around the corner. So I’ve asked a few people to fill in for me while I’m preoccupied with other things.

Thanks, Kahuna, for writing this – I think!

I had originally planned on posting a picture of what Christy would look like bald. I decided that I don’t really like sleeping on the couch very much, so I’m going to post a picture of me with a  shaved head instead (courtesy of the good folks at Bic4Good). Maybe I need to re-think this whole thing…

Bald is beautiful. Thanks Bic4Good (

If you’re interested in writing a guest post for me this week, feel free to shoot me a DM on the twitter machine.

– Matt