Entries from February 2010

A Week on the Wagon

February 26th, 2010 by Matt | 1 Comment

Did I sense a bit more ambivalence over fatherhood this week? Although we started off debuting our very first video feature—a trip to the Toy Fair, yay!—and successfully redesigned America’s favorite lethal foodstuff, the hot dog, we spent a lot of time angsting over who our children are and what we’re doing as parents. The […]


Snow Day, Cont’d.

February 26th, 2010 by Christopher | No Comments

As Nate said earlier today, it’s a snow day. As a 10-year-old, I would’ve considered that the best possible treat. But when you work on a weekly magazine, you can’t shuffle work from day to day as you can in some places. Deadlines are measured in hours, and not in doses of 24. In our […]


More Death Talk

February 26th, 2010 by Theodore | 2 Comments

Nathan’s somewhat mournful post from earlier today (Coors really bums me out), about work and snow and parenting, reminded me of one of my few straightforwardly sincere posts on death (most of my thoughts on slipping the mortal coil are outrageously funny). As I wrote earlier, one of the teachers in JP’s preschool passed away […]


The Best Way to Fly With Children

February 26th, 2010 by Matt | No Comments

First, a disclaimer: What you are about to see in this commercial for Boost Mobile is something I would never do to my daughter, Sasha. Second, a confession: God, I would love to. I mean, she’s pretty much a natural traveler already, but there’s something so lovable about this ad—the kid so sweet and deadpan, […]


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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...

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