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Entries from February 2011

What Almost Made Me Cry Today: Killer of Sheep

February 28th, 2011 by Matt | No Comments

Usually, when I write these “What Almost Made Me Cry Today” episodes, they revolve around some movie I’ve just watched on an airplane. Well, today’s is no different—except that the movie was quite unusual. Most airplane movies are of the recent-blockbuster type. Or, if the plane has a complicated entertainment system, there’s some inoffensive classic […]

Never Let the Parents Practice

February 28th, 2011 by Theodore | 1 Comment

In a DadWagon first this post comes to us from one of our Facebook friends, Alexandria. It’s via the website, Parent Dish, and its about “practice babies.” Apparently, and shockingly, from 1919 to 1969, children from orphanages were taken to American colleges for use by young women in home economics classes. The writer Lisa Grunwald […]

A Week on the Wagon: Matt was kidnapped edition

February 25th, 2011 by Theodore | 2 Comments

I don’t mean to question the work habits of DadWagon co-founder and super-huge-bigshot-famous-journalist Matt, and I am impressed that he’s been able to post this week while out of the country (check out his true feelings about Nathan, procreation, and the sound of his voice), but still we always worry when he’s away. It’s good […]

The Opposite of Honor

February 25th, 2011 by Nathan | 1 Comment

If Hosni Mubarak, as was discussed here not long ago, saw himself as the father of his nation, during his demise he came across more like the dotty old bastard who tried to raise the belt one last time but got his ass kicked by his teenager. Muammar Ghaddafi, on the other hand, is obviously […]


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Sep 19th 2:33pm • No Comments

I don't care. EAT IT ANYWAY, KID!

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Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death


It's because it makes for happier kids, says new book.

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The Awl

The definitive ranking of dads.

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