By throwing the Social Security Agency's actuarial tables against their name registration data, 538 has come up with some interesting analysis of the age distribution for names in the US. This table of the "Deadest Names" is probably the most clickbaity--and whaddyaknow I clicked on it. Show More Summary
Now that the only books he reads anymore are kids' books, he Guardian's Charlie Brooker has an awesomely cranky paean to Roger Hargreave's capitalistic masterpiece, the Mister Men & Little Miss series, which he [Englishly] grew up on,...Show More Summary
The smackdown of Caillou turns out to be only the 25th awesomest thing about John Oliver's report on how badly the cable/internet providers are going to screw us all if their gutting of net neutrality rules goes forward. Last Week Tonight...Show More Summary
To that nice Christian lady and her baby daddy in Memphis, who strapped their 1-month-old kid onto the train of her wedding dress when she walked down the aisle, who then posted the pic on Facebook, and faced down the critics' wrath with a hearty, "Our 1 month old was awake and well secured on my train. Show More Summary
The other day, driving into NYC, I passed a white-looking Volvo with such an unusual color, I had to take off my yellow-tinted sunglasses. It turned out to be a buttery yellow, and if it's not the first time I've seen it, it was definitely the first time I'd noticed it. Show More Summary
in the accessible restroom.
but the sink/counter areas are wide enough you can work with it. Or try the accessible bathroom for more space.
10. the broiler pan 9. that gap between the seat and the hump where that french fry fell that time, but which is too narrow and far down for the vacuum to reach. umm... honestly, that's all I got, and I'm about to soak the broiler p...
Craftsman Mochizuki Tsutomu has had some interesting projects even before he got involved in fabricating those limited edition sushi blocks from yesterday. Mochizuki's firm is called Ninomiya Glashaus, and it's in the Tokyo sprawl of Kanagawa-ken. Show More Summary
Here is Bob Colacello's 1974 photo of three-year-old Jade Jagger climbing out of a sunroof of a Mercedes at the old Montauk airport after a "weekend drawing with Andy Warhol." While we're all relieved to know that Jade survived, attended...Show More Summary
Writer, Interview editor, nightlife gadabout, and Warhol frienployee Bob Colacello is auctioning off a bunch of stuff. Including this 1972-3 snapshot by an unknown hand, showing Bob passing a joint to young Emerson Forth, the son ofShow More Summary
These handmade sushi blocks are awesome. They were created by Tokyo creative design firm Plaplax for a food-themed exhibition in Okazaki. They will be produced in a limited edition of 20 by woodworker Mochizuki Tsutomu. The 48-piece sets reserved by July will be available by early August. Show More Summary
I'm no shill, and I'm getting kind of fed up with Amazon's monopolistic muscle flexing lately. But The LEGO Movie is out on Amazon Instant Video today, and I'll be damned, we bought and watched it. Will I regret not buying it in HD,Show More Summary
for full-sized image: nydn Rather than hype every science and parenting-related press release when it comes out, Daddy Types saves them up and dumps them on you all at once, so you can freakout for one day and be done with it. It's the...Show More Summary
The Ideal Home Exhibition was an annual home tour run in the UK by the Daily Mail. In 1930, their concept for an ideal nursery included a Fritz Lang nanny sitting in a chunky, moderne-style chair, with fake Warren MacArthur dinette sets, and a baby in a fine wood sarcophagus. The rocking goat in the corner does look promising, though. Show More Summary
Hatsuyama Shigeru was an illustrator for the Japanese kid's magazine Kodomo no Kuni [Children's Land] in the 1920s and 30s, the Taisho-Showa era transition when modernist ideas and design were flourishing. These two images are from 50...Show More Summary
As recently as 2012, when they were still in the middle of a long, cupless losing streak, Arsenal was so desperate to keep its fans happy that they'd send the team mascot Gunnersaurus out on playdates with largely immobile children. And...Show More Summary