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I Answer Dude of the House's Questions. Yep.

So Jay (aka Dude of the House) tagged me in a blog post a while ago. Now, the honorable thing would have been to wait a year before acknowledging it, but I have no honor left, so I waited a month. I'm supposed to answer these 7 questions, then add 10 random things about myself. Show More Summary

A Dad Was Playing Online With His 2-Year-Old. Then, This Happened...

Saw this picture on Reddit. A dad was playing on the computer with his 2-year-old when this ad appeared... At first glance, it was kind of funny, I have to admit. But it's more than that. I wouldn't say it's the fault of the kids' game site, because I remember how tough it was to block these ads in the past. Show More Summary

On Amazon Mom and Gay Marriage

The name "Amazon Mom" has bothered me for a while, and I've mentioned it a lot on the blog. I cringe every time I see it, and especially when I get emails like this one: Because although I could definitely use some toning, I'm not a busy mom. I love Amazon. Show More Summary

Leaving the Middle-Class Trap

In 1996, The Onion described the irony of modern life for the middle class. It's incredible that most of us live like that, unable or unwilling to see the irony. Our family is going through some difficult changes now. To escape the ironic lifestyle, to be able to see her kids more than a tired hour per day, my wife has found a new job. Show More Summary

Here Is A Rocking Llama.

The contemporary art world is lately up in arms over flippers, speculating collectors who hoover up paintings by hot emerging artists, only to hype and dump them at auction, ideally for quick 10-100x returns. It is not clear if the rocking llama market is subject to the same kind of flipping frenzy, but we may soon find out. Show More Summary

A Modest Parental Proposal

We're all Trumans now This has been weighing on me for a while now, the last several posts, and the meaning and relevance and viability of it all. And this, The Atlantic's thought piece on the economics of mommyblogging, starring, obviously,...Show More Summary

Don't Sell Your Friend's Pictures Of His Kid

Here is a blog report of an interview from a magazine where a celebrity dad talked about his lifelong friend who tried to sell delivery room pics of their kid. Even on the narrow terms of copyright law, this is a no-brainer--those pics...Show More Summary

The Internet Of Things That Are Probably Spying On You, Like Baby Monitors

Internet- and WiFi-connected baby monitors are still ridiculously insecure and can be hacked and turned into surveillance devices for your home and your home networks, experts find. Experts recommend a couple of easy fixes, such as not...Show More Summary

Way Of The Viral Dragon

Enter the 4yo Mini-me Dragon How do you get to 30 million views on your viral kidsploitation video? Practice, practice, practice. Just because your kid has dutifully copied the Bruce Lee nunchuck moves you have been fixated on your own...Show More Summary

Canadian Doctor Cures Dad's Earwax With This One Weird Trick

Was this scientific breakthrough suppressed for nearly ten years, or was it merely published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, where no one notices it?A 45-year-old male complained of a profound reduction in his left ear acuity while staying at an island cottage in rural Ontario. Show More Summary

Nautical ABC Blocks Among Many Nice Blocks by Uncle Goose

These alphabet blocks with nautical flags on them are quite nice-looking. In fact, many, many of the alphabet blocks by Uncle Goose are nice-looking. Like these Hindi blocks. Oh man, gorgeous. In fact, many non-alphabet blocks by Uncle...Show More Summary

Dashcam Mayhem In Stokke-on-Aston

I've always thought it took a special type to drive a Stokke Xplory. A confident, quiet sort who's comfortable in his decisions. An independent spirit who doesn't chase public approval. And now we can add a calm, cool, and collectedShow More Summary

'I was holding my wife's hand, but the children slipped through my hands'

An image of Abdullah Kurdi, and his sons Aylan and Galip, sent to me by a family friend. Heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/5s7RuY41ZT — Hussein Kesvani (@HKesvani) September 3, 2015 Abdullah Kurdi was the only survivor in his family after the overcrowded dinghy they were escaping from Turkey to Greece in sank, 500 meters from shore. Show More Summary

Get In On This Viral Toddler-Gorilla Video Early! Just 26,000 Views!

A wonderful video of a toddler playing hide and seek with a baby gorilla is available for licensing across all platforms. It's probably being ripped off and reloaded to Facebook as I type this. Toddler playing Gorilla Toddler at the Columbus Zoo! [youtube via @moorehn]

I'm Sorry, Baby Naming Rights??

I just, I mean, I, I, what? WLS, ABC7 in Chicago is reporting:Chicago rapper Chief Keef has named his son after his record label in an effort to promote his latest album, according to a statement from the CEO of FilmOn Records. "Chief...Show More Summary

The What?? Fiberglass Magic Cradle By Stauffer Reducing

A few days ago DT reader Nathan spotted this amazing-looking vintage cradle on eBay in St Louis. [Turns out it's also on craigslist.] "Had this been up a year ago," Nathan wrote, "I would have considered it for our second kid." Right?...Show More Summary

For Sale: Onesies, Lightly Used. At The Peter Brant Family Flea Market

The artist Rob Pruitt has been selling all kinds of his own random clutter on eBay for a couple of years now. This summer, he's turned his Rob Pruitt Flea Market into a Brant Family Flea Market, by setting up shop in the Greenwich art...Show More Summary

Do You Read Me, Baby?

Dear Mr. Dad: I have a two-month old baby and I love to read to him. My wife thinks I’m wasting my time and that there’s no sense reading before he starts learning words. Is it too soon to be reading to my son? If not, what should I read? You’re definitely not wasting your […] The post Do You Read Me, Baby? appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Piet Klaarhamer Rolling Cradle

Look what I found while surfing around the website of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, looking for more info on Piet Klaarhamer, Gerrit Rietveld's mentor and De Stijl collaborator. It's a cradle! More importantly, it's a cradle on wheels, like a wheelbarrow. Show More Summary

De Stijl Kids Room In The Hague

The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has the largest collection of Mondrians in the world, and one of the largest collections of art and furniture from the broader de Stijl movement. Hometown favorites, I guess. Anyway, this boys bedroom design just caught my eye. Show More Summary

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