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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Jun 23rd 8:15pm • No Comments

I mean, who doesn't let their kids eat popsicles in bed?

It's Like They Know Us — “Sure, sometimes after a long day of modeling my...

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“Sure, sometimes after a long day of modeling my spectacular abs on Instagram I don’t feel like putting my entire family into bikinis for bath time - but as parents, we must make sacrifices."

Jun 9th 1:33pm • No Comments

Honestly, shouldn't we just put all teenagers in prison, regardless of whether they've committed any crimes at all?

This Is Insane: House Passes Law Calling For Mandatory 15-Year Prison Sentences for Half of All Teenagers

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Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason: Teens who text each other explicit images could be subject to 15 years in federal prison under a new bill that just passed the House of Representatives.... Most of the opposition centered on the bill's effective expansion of mandatory-minimum prison sentences. One vo...

Jun 2nd 12:58pm • No Comments