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Entries from November 2010

The Tantrum, Part 1: Why Can’t Jews Just Ignore Santa?

November 30th, 2010 by Theodore | 6 Comments

So I was walking JP home from his mother’s last night, and as is his usual pattern, he was trying to hit me up for a toy at each gumball machine we passed. He gets his way with this about once a week, which is a pretty high ratio, I think. Last night was a […]


THE HOTTEST HOLIDAY GIFT of 2010!!!

November 30th, 2010 by Matt | 1 Comment

Thank you sooooooo much, officemate, for telling me (and, I suppose, other people) about the hottest gift of the holiday season, the Lalaloopsy Doll. I would’ve gone on in blissful ignorance at least a couple of more days without your timely presentation of this YouTube clip:


He’s on His Way

November 29th, 2010 by Nathan | 8 Comments

No, it’s not even December, but apparently the Christmas culture wars have already commenced. Goody.


My Father Likes ‘Cock,’ and Other Thanksgiving Revelations

November 29th, 2010 by Matt | 3 Comments

Last Wednesday evening, eight members of the Gross clan—including various wives and lovers—gathered in a very nice restaurant in Brooklyn for a bit of pre-Thanksgiving festivity. There were oysters and scallops, wine pairings and a cheese course. And, of course, much discussion of current events. It being almost-Thanksgiving, and many of the Grosses having flown […]


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

buzzfeed.com

An investigation.

Feb 10th 3:48pm • 1 Comment

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