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Entries from September 2010

Waiting for Donkeyman

September 30th, 2010 by Nathan | 1 Comment

This video report isn’t new, but it does seem to be making the rounds—it came up on my Facebook feed recently from a few friends including the artist and worthy kid-lit author Edel Rodriguez. Anyhow, the guy in this video—trekking through Colombia with books on his burro—is inspiring on many levels. For me, it’s also […]


How Not to Be a Man: Ikea Edition

September 30th, 2010 by Theodore | 5 Comments

In response to Matt’s post from earlier today about how he has accepted his masculine shortcomings and let the hired help fix things for him, I would just like to say: I WILL NEVER GIVE UP!!! I moved about two weeks ago, which has required what I consider an excessive amount of time in an […]


How to Be a Man: Plumbing Edition

September 30th, 2010 by Matt | 3 Comments

For effete assholes like myself, there are few things more potentially insulting to what remains of our manhood than a visit from a repairman. These guys, with their toolbelts, plaster-dusted hair, workboots-really-used-for-working, and ability to, you know, fix things with their hands, represent everything I am not. But hey, when the bathtub is leaking through […]


Parent Like a Rock Star: Badly, and Loudly

September 30th, 2010 by Christopher | 6 Comments

Not Super… Just Mom tipped us (via this heartfelt if rambly post) to People magazine’s profile of Mark McGrath, lead singer of the band Sugar Ray. He and his fiancée, Carin, have just had twins, and we are informed that they went the IVF route after “Herculean efforts” of more conventional babymaking techniques. Let’s set […]


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"When we met my dad at Starbucks he said I couldn’t play with his laptop but I forgot. He also said don’t fool around with his phone but I think I FaceTimed Australia. My dad sighed and published a short piece on Medium about the challenges of raising kids in the digital age."

Alexander and the V Bad, FML Day

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There was quinoa for dinner and I hate quinoa.

Mar 14th 2:07pm • No Comments

Knock knock.

Who's there?

The interrupting toddler.

The interr—

BBC Radio 1

THIS. IS. AMAZING. 😂

When your Dad is live on BBC News but you just can't wait...

(Via Newsbeat)

Mar 10th 4:06pm • No Comments

"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.

Jan 25th 11:50pm • No Comments