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Entries from November 2009

Flat Daddies

November 30th, 2009 by Theodore | No Comments

Nope–has nothing to with man-breasts. Flat Daddies are cardboard cutouts of photos of dear old dad, designed for military fathers posted abroad. Now, I have no interest in making a statement about the military, heroism, public service, terrorism, apple pie, counterinsurgency tactics, Iowa, SUVs, or any of the millions of other things I associate with […]


Kill James. Or his mom.

November 30th, 2009 by Nathan | No Comments

I guess the video is a year old, but Brooklyn writer Phil Campbell passed this along over the weekend, so for me it’s brand spanking new. It’s about a toddler named James who has a talking Elmo that glitched into saying Kill James. Ha ha. But when I watched the thing, I got caught about […]


Sippy Cups Cause Impotence

November 30th, 2009 by Nathan | 1 Comment

A new HuffPost report from my former TIME Magazine colleague Elaine Shannon: apparently BPA, the synthetic estrogen that leaches out of plastics used to make many baby bottles and sippy cups causes impotence, or what used to be known as Whiskey Dick before we got so much book learnin’. I am the first to admit […]


The Case for Needles, Part Two

November 30th, 2009 by Nathan | No Comments

An astute Dadwagon reader pointed out that my defense of needles didn’t really go into why nasal flu spray wasn’t an option for my kids. So, yes, FluMist is painless, but it’s not for kids under two (so my boy is too young), and it’s not for anyone with wheezing or asthma. I don’t know […]


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"They’re both making noise—sometimes a lot. They’re kids, so they do that. It looks like you’re on a date. Are you on a date? He looks like a nice guy."

Why I Sometimes Nix The Sitter And Drag My Kids To Grown-Up Stuff

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Really, it’s good for them—and kind of good for everyone else, too.

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Do you show this to your kids?

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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

Story developing: http://apne.ws/2hRY0rH

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