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It's Such A Good Feeling

Fred Rogers just made me cry, and it's ok. At least it'll take my mind off of Inside Out. Fred Rogers Message to those who grew up with the Neighborhood [vimeo via khoi]

The Swedish Man Project

I know, "The Disease of Manhood" sounds like about half the thinkpieces on The Good Men Project, but Dan Duray's review of the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's film Force Majeure and My Struggle is a solidly interesting discussion of...Show More Summary

Naming Opportunities

When you name the heir do a media and financial info dynasty, it's not just the kid; you have to think about how the name will look on a terminal, or a TV caption, or a museum wall. There is a lot of branding going on in this story of Michael Bloomberg's grandchildren [mazeltov btw]: Ms. Show More Summary

The Chosen One, Or The Results Of Andy Baio's Video Game Parenting Experiment

Last December Andy Baio wrote about an experiment he performed on his son: exposing him to the history of video games in chronological order, rather than just starting at the state of the art of today. Now the Gel Conference has posted video of Andy telling his and his son's story, and sharing the results. Show More Summary

I'd Like To Be Set Out To Sea On An Octopus-Shaped Float Toy

Not that you should plan for it, of course, but it's nice to know that if you did forget about her, an Octopus Mini Lilo can keep your 10-month-old afloat a kilometer out to sea until the coast guard picks her up. Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her [independent via dt reader nathan] Octopus Mini Lilo, £4.37 [amazon.co.uk]

Luck Be A Lady Tonight

Oh there are so many ways to parse this story about Amber Pangborn, who gave birth to her daughter Marisa alone in the forest. Where she was stranded out of gas. And attacked by placenta-hunting bees, And started a forest fire to get attention. Show More Summary

Made Like They Used To: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Shooting Brake

We are on a road trip, and have spent the last week visiting with family in Orange County, Newport Beach, to be precise. Which has presented many opportunities to explain to the kids that Rolls Royces and Bentleys used to come from the same company, and that they were very fancy, and handbuilt cars of some rarity and prestige. Show More Summary

Children Standing Around Playgrounds Photobook

I'd seen the link to this before, but hadn't clicked through until dt reader Erik sent it along tonight. Photographer James Mollison has traveled the world to show what playgrounds look like, or more precisely, to show what masses of...Show More Summary

Dad Shows Dodgers How Interference Is Done In Chicago

Basically this Cubs fan's catch of a side-retiring foul ball was so awesome that while the Dodgers were demanding a player interference ruling, the crowd was going wild reviewing the tape. He and his 7mo accomplice were allowed to stay. Fan Makes Amazing Catch While Holding Sleeping Baby At Cubs Game [wgntv]

Confederate Flag Diaper Wipes

Are not out there yet, but they definitely should be. Someone get on it please.

Inside Out

I was a little doubtful that Pixar could pull off another incredible animated masterpiece going into the theater to see...

Renate Müller Playsculpture At Design Miami/Basel In Basel

Renate Müller is still alive and awesome, and for the last few years R&Co. in NYC has been bringing new creations by Müller alongside her pioneering East German-era designs. This is a play sculpture R&Co. are showing at Design Miami/Basel in Basel this week. Show More Summary

Riley Curry Wins NBA Championship

riley curry the g.o.a.t. pic.twitter.com/saQdNiFD9D — Jeff IRL @thecultureofme, June 20, 2015

Hate-Buy The Poky Little Puppy Today!

I've had Gabe Roth's Slate smackdown of perennial crap kids books like The Poky Little Puppy in my tabs for a couple of weeks now, and it is brutally on point. It is also apparently instrumental in boosting the Amazon ranking of The Poky Little Puppy into the low two digits. Show More Summary

Mad Max Fury Road Ponies By Kelsey Wailes

Speaking of clay, here are some Mad Max Fury Road My Little Ponies. Mad Max Fury Road Ponies [savethewailes via dt reader jp]

Pourquoi Pas? Make A Barbapapa House

Barbapapa, the iconic and friendly French Jabba The Hutt, lives with all his ancillary characters in some kind of Pierre Cardin-lookin' bubblehouse. Which you can buy, but why would you, when you can make your own Barbapapa house out...Show More Summary

These Vintage WTF Baby Ads Never Get Old

Many of these old-timey ads have been circulating on the webWTF for years, but they're always worth revisiting. And I hadn't seen this Black Flag DDT ad before. Or the thalidomide ad either; that is one for the history books: For a barbiturate...Show More Summary

play / Ply: 1960s Toy Exhibition In London

An exhibition of 1960s modernist toy designs by Roger Limbrick. Patrick Rylands, Fredun Shapur, and Ken Garland, has opened in London. "play: toys, sets, rules" includes some "extraordinarily generous, humane and beautiful objects" which...Show More Summary

The Sounds Of Spring By Lullatone

Lullatone, the Nagoya-based music family of Yoshimi and Shawn James Seymour, have released the final EP in their seasons-based set, "The Sounds of Spring." It's as great as ever. Until I read this little interview, I'd forgotten that Seymour had recorded part of one of their earliest EPs in the hospital while waiting for their first kid to be born. Show More Summary

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Unaccountable Surveillance Society Do You See?

I'm still fighting off the chills from reading a review of Bill Martin & Eric Carle's childhood classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, which was posted only yesterday, while the world was distracted by Caitlin Jenner.If the...Show More Summary

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