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Robots Will Want Babies Too

Posted by on December 17th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Let’s face it. Science fiction has done a pretty interstellar job of predicting the future. Computers, smartphones, lasers, 3D printing, space travel, velcro, all fortune-told by sci-fi long long ago in a galaxy, well… right here. Of course we’ll impose our stereotypes and body-image issues onto robots, so they’re not likely to look like a […]

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Facebook FOR TODDLERS

Posted by on September 8th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

This is amazing. I’ve been following Rob Fee on Twitter (@robfee) for a couple of years without knowing much more than his wit consistently makes me piss-laugh or blows my mind. Then I came across this majesty of his.   Ugh. If I didn’t love his humor so much, I’d hate him for being so […]

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My Kid Just TEXTED… #53

Posted by on August 7th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

The first “text” my youngest son sent me looked more like someone poured water on my wife’s phone. This was the first text exchange with my youngest son, Lucas, 5 years old. Well… the first one that made sense. Sort of. My two older boys were already learning advanced math when they got their phones, […]

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5 Ways Fitbit Is Ruining My Life

Posted by on July 11th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Man, everyone is wearing some kind of strap on their wrist these days. We’re counting our steps, calories from the foods we eat and everything else that has a number on it. Sometimes I see people pacing and wonder if they’re stressed out or just trying to reach their walking quota for the day. We […]

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Hunting For Treasure In L.A.

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The other day, I took my boys on a treasure hunt — an actual hunt for actual treasure. And as we crisscrossed Hollywood on the trail of [REDACTED], we naturally discussed aliens. Well, one alien in particular… Let me explain. In the film Earth to Echo, a group of kids discover a mysterious life-form and […]

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Beware of Bad Parentexting

Posted by on May 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

The days have passed when VCRs blinked 12:00 as a signal to one and all that technology had gotten ahead of its owner and they didn’t know how to set the clock. Ironically, this is a timeless theme, though. Cavekids probably rolled their eyes under their jutting brows as they watched their parents use a […]

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LOLs: An Illustrated Guide

Posted by on April 15th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Some of the poor misguided kids these days use acronyms so much it extends to regular speech. I’ve heard kids say “el oh el” or “lol” in response to a joke rather than laugh. Creepy. Even if that kind of makes your skin crawl, a lot of us use the common laugh acronyms online and […]

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What if Apple made baby products?

Posted by on February 12th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, SNAPSHOTS

Apple would do a great job making baby products. Heck, some babies are already so familiar with iPads, iPhones and iPods that they’ll try to swipe pictures in books and magazines to change them. People generally love the understated minimalism of their style and the overstated maximalism of their features. Attractive attributes to anyone, but […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #147

Posted by on February 10th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Sometimes emoticons fail to convey the right message at first; even the more graphical, fancy-schmancy emojis can get lost in trans-emoticons-lation. When it comes down to it though, some fails are so hilarious they’re wins. I can’t judge, though. I’ve never hearted the internet age-old convention of <3 because it always looked like a sideways […]

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Goodnight iPad

Posted by on November 18th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Goodnight Moon. We’ve all read the book once if not 75,839,456,874,985 times. So, I don’t know whether to be tickled or terrified by this YouTube video. Now, I’ve seen the videos of babies trying to swipe and pinch at books and magazines like they are iPhone and iPads. It’s the beginning of the end, alright. […]

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