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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 […]


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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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