Posts Tagged: Dads

How to Avoid Raising a Monster

People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, writer and ThinkUp cofounder Anil Dash tells us more about how raising a kid affords one all sorts of opportunities for mischief.

There are waaay too many moments that tempt me to raise a horrible child. Anyway, my son now says "Sous vide me!" to indicate it's bathtime.

— Anil Dash (@anildash) April 19, 2014

Anil! So what happened here?

The most immediate prompt for the tweet was that my wife was talking about dyeing Easter eggs with my son—a project that they’d never done [...]


Blame Your Dad's Giant Balls For His Shitty Parenting

"A link between the size of a father's testicles and how active he is in bringing up his children has been suggested by scientists. Researchers at Emory University, US, said those with smaller testicles were more likely to be involved with nappy changing, feeding and bath time. They also found differences in brain scans of fathers looking at images of their child, linked to testicle size."


Dad Memoirs: Why?

"The fathering memoir, as demonstrated by the regularity with which they've been pumped out recently by publishers, is a highly gainful commercial genre….. Apparently, the market for these books-parents who will pay their own money to read about a stranger's journey of self-discovery through parenting-is more than robust enough to make up for the rest of us."


Dad, TED

"David Brooks on Sting at TED" may be the ideal way to introduce your father to the concept of TED, since he almost certainly has a very solid grasp on the other two things in that phrase already.


Black & White In Mayberry

When the news of Andy Griffith’s death was confirmed, I called my dad.

He is three hours behind me, and was just waking up in a suburban tract home located in the largest city in American history to ever file for bankruptcy. It is a long way from me, and a long way from where he grew up, in a haphazardly built house in all-black Slate Hill, in Roanoke, Virginia.

Tuesday was a long time from when my dad watched "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 60s. And it felt like a long time from when I would spend afternoons watching the show with him in the 90s.

And [...]


Spam Dad


Whats up Alanhanson09, my son–

What if I told you, you could get any girls you wanted to fuck, right now, in your area? I guess you would doubt that, but fact is, everyone no matter what you are, how old or young, how much money you can make, CAN…haha really! I mean, i COULD, but I guess the SEVENTIES were a bit different, you and I

      you and I? we are pretty similar, i have a $10,000 business offer i want to share with you my business. See, I own a business by age 25, actually, what have you done by [...]


How Can I Make My Children More Racist?

I got all excited-and then found out that it was one of those newfangled "ironic" headlines on this dad-blogger guide that PURPORTEDLY explains "How to Raise Racist Kids." It isn't really helping me in my quest to make various children more racist! It does suggest a few tips for making your kids "more racist," such as pretending "everybody's equal" and claiming that "simply putting our kids in a diverse environment will teach them that diversity is natural and good" doesn't work. I don't know, I've discovered more consistent techniques, like watching Lou Dobbs and going to skinhead-run dog fights.