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Entries from October 2009

Child names, Superstition, and Superfetation

October 28th, 2009 by Theodore | 2 Comments

First, I’d like to introduce an amazing word I came across in my travels through the internets recently: superfetation. Don’t know it? Well, superfetation happens to be “the formation of a fetus from a different menstrual cycle while another embryo is already present in the uterus,” according to the knowledge fellows over at wikipedia. That […]


What Almost Made Me Cry Today: “My Sister’s Keeper”

October 27th, 2009 by Matt | 2 Comments

Look, I knew what I was getting into when I plugged my headphones into the armrest on Delta flight 560 from St. Lucia to Atlanta. “My Sister’s Keeper,” starring Abigail Breslin and Cameron Diaz, is a classic weepie, the adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel about a troubled family whose younger daughter (Breslin) sues her parents […]


Caveat Emptor, Daddy Einstein

October 24th, 2009 by Nathan | 5 Comments

A modest defense of Disney and Baby Einstein


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An unnamed gunman gestures after shooting the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, at a photo gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Turkish police shot and killed the gunman, Turkish station NTV reported. Russia's ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot in Ankara, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman. #APPhoto by Burhan Ozbilici

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Dec 19th, 2016 7:32pm • No Comments

"They watch their mothers and fathers overdose and die on the bathroom floor. They live without electricity, food or heat when their parents can’t pay the bills. They stop going to school, and learn to steal and forage to meet their basic needs."

The Children of the Opioid Crisis

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Left behind by addict parents, tens of thousands of youngsters flood the nation’s foster-care system; grandparents become moms and dads again

Dec 16th, 2016 2:11pm • No Comments

Don't forget the gift receipt(s)!

A Gift for Every Type of Dad (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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Including cricket-flour protein bars, ice-cold beer chillers, and an air fryer that uses hardly any oil.

Dec 9th, 2016 3:27pm • No Comments

As Ryu Spaeth pointed out, the only thing worse than "Papa" is the pronunciation "paPA." PERISH THE THOUGHT.

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“I just think ‘dad’ and ‘mom’ are very Saved by the Bell-ish,” said Will Grose, 36, a Brooklyn father of three boys under the age of 5.

Nov 30th, 2016 5:20pm • 1 Comment