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Entries from January 2011

The Outer Limits

January 31st, 2011 by Matt | 4 Comments

Last Friday, as the F train rolled into Brooklyn, Sasha took off her hat. Ah, crap, not again. It was chilly out, the kid needed a hat, but I didn’t have the energy to fight with her. We got off the train, and I let her start walking home bareheaded. Irresponsible? Maybe, but it was […]

Harper’s Magazine: The Exit Plan Cometh

January 31st, 2011 by Theodore | 27 Comments

Tomorrow, for the first time in over six years, a new week will begin and I won’t return to my job as an editor of Harper’s Magazine. Layoffs have come to Harper’s, and I was targeted for removal because, to borrow the cheery terminology of my employer, my efforts could easily be “absorbed” by the […]

A Week on the Wagon: the Straight Poop

January 28th, 2011 by dadwagon | No Comments

Listen, we know there were important things going on last week. We had to report on Russian babies being swung (this week we were even invited on Irish radio to talk about it). But we longed to get back to the heart of what DadWagon is all about: poop. To be more exact: pig shit […]

Yellow Fever and White Blood Disease

January 28th, 2011 by Nathan | No Comments

Passed along by The Awl, a video about the secret romantic lives of DadWagon (with the advent of Ellie, DadWagon kids are a supreme blend of 40% Asian, 40% Jewish and 20% who fucking knows!). Actually, this video from Taiwan’s sweatshop of awesome, NMA Studios, doesn’t mention DadWagon. But our ears do shoot steam like […]

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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