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Entries from December 2009

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2009 by dadwagon | No Comments

We’re going dark for the next few days as we celebrate the new year. Till Monday, please enjoy this photo of a nameless, underdressed hero dad, who brought his kids sledding under the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday. Cheers, and see you in 2010! —The DadWagon editors (Matt, Nathan, Theodore, and Chris)

Wrap Rage

December 31st, 2009 by Nathan | No Comments

From mint.com via DadWagon friend Joel Y., a timely post-Christmas infographic, which breaks down exactly how much excess packaging came off of one American Idol Barbie. They’ve got some of the same concerns in Europe, where the EU has already outlawed overpackaging but rarely enforces it. The Guardian had a forcefully worded look at how […]

They Never Asked to Be Born

December 31st, 2009 by Nathan | 5 Comments

Trawling Daddytypes.com, where it’s been a busy week full of love for wood and hate for Lufthansa, I came across this, from the new compilation of last interviews given by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño: In the end, one could talk for hours about the relationship between a father and a son. The only clear thing […]

Go Ahead, Make My Lunch

December 30th, 2009 by Nathan | 2 Comments

A fun story about sons and fathers made the rounds at DadWagon HQ today. From tcpalm.com: An apparent family disagreement over lunch and name-calling turned into a violent confrontation involving a candleholder, guns and a bite to the arm, according to records released Monday. Yes, a 26-year-old man-child of a felon who lives with his […]

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Obama Will Go Down As "One of the Greatest Presidents"...Just Not on Race


Watch Michael Eric Dyson discuss Obama, race, and Clinton's campaign for the presidency.

Nov 27th 5:20pm • No Comments

Phew! I think this means we no longer have to pay such close attention to our kids, right?

The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children


Remember that ominous threat from your childhood, 'This will go down on your permanent record?' Well, your children's permanent record is a whole lot bigger today and it may be permanent. Information about your children's behavior and nearly everything else that a school or state agency knows about…

Nov 13th 7:21pm • No Comments

OMG! What crazy-ass people! This is nuts! Insane!

(I'm just saying that to get your attention: This is a surprisingly mature discussion, particularly for Reddit. So, uh, read it.)

[First time having sex] One Dad's View • /r/sex


I am a father of a boy(13) and a girl(15). I told them that it was alright for them to be sexually active as soon as they were "ready". I then...

Nov 13th 2:58pm • No Comments

We've known this for years.

Study Finds Every Style Of Parenting Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults


SANTA ROSA, CA—A study released by the California Parenting Institute Tuesday shows that every style of parenting inevitably causes children to grow into profoundly unhappy adults.

Nov 10th 11:19am • No Comments