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Entries from October 2010

A Week on the Wagon: Going to Pot

October 29th, 2010 by dadwagon | 1 Comment

There must be some reason why Nathan obsessed about the Minotaur meat Roger Ebert had mentioned in his book on rice cookery, the same reason why he then asked Ebert–during the subsequent DadWagon Q&A he so graciously took part in–for a recipe of how to cook minotaur meat. Maybe he’s fascinated with Minotaur meat because that’s […]


Alert: THIS IS CHOIRE SICHA’S YEAR TO FINALLY POISON SOME CHILDREN!

October 29th, 2010 by Theodore | No Comments

For those of you who haven’t heard of Choire Sicha (or, like me, have no fucking idea how to pronounce his name), wake up suckers–he’s Big Media and you’re not. Worse yet, do you know that he wants to poison your children this Halloween! Don’t believe me? Think it’s wrong to accuse a perfect stranger […]


Walk? Don’t Walk? An Overly Sensitive Liberal’s Dilemma

October 29th, 2010 by Matt | 2 Comments

As far as I can tell, it goes like this: Kids learn to walk around 1 year old. Then they refuse to walk for the next 6 to 12 months. Then, finally, they discover the joy in bipedal ambulation and want to run everywhere, often without holding your hand, often directly into busy streets. Which […]


Roger Ebert: The DadWagon Q&A

October 29th, 2010 by Nathan | 5 Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about my new infatuation with one-pot cooking, a madness inspired in part by Roger Ebert’s recent book, The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker (now in paperback, from Andrews McMeel Publishing). It may seem counterintuitive: a book about cooking from someone who hasn’t been able […]


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DadWagon Reads!

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Essential reading if you want to know what teens are up to these days. When you're done, you'll want to kill yourself.

My Little Sister Taught Me How To Snapchat Like “The Teens”

buzzfeed.com

An investigation.

Feb 10th 3:48pm • No Comments

Oh, ha ha. You're fucked.

The Secret to Being Both a Successful Writer and a Mother: Have Just One Kid

theatlantic.com

A large number of female authors are parents of only children.

Feb 4th 12:10pm • No Comments

Study shows 5-year-olds who learn calculus are 3 times more annoying than regular 5-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

theatlantic.com

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

Feb 3rd 10:42am • No Comments

You're doing it all wrong! Or, possibly, you're not? Who the hell knows any more?

Should Parents Be More Demanding and Forceful With Their Kids?

slate.com

Did you know that some of America’s most pressing ills—obesity, psychiatric illness, and our eroding educational system among them—have a single cause?

Jan 22nd 8:52am • No Comments