Category archive: web

September 6, 2004

Harper's Magazine: A Child's First Impressions of Death

"Lessons learned from the deaths of poor Frank and little Mary, who had the canker-rash. Originally from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol. 64, iss. 384, pp. 822-824, May 1882. By William H. Beard." Two quotes: There had been some hills...
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September 1, 2004

Google, Babies, and Evil

While exploring the resilience and deeper meanings of of Google's motto on Ftrain, Paul Ford reveals a handy parenting tip: "If I had a colicky infant daughter, I know I could leave her with Google, and she'd be okay." The...
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August 24, 2004

Celebrity Baby Product Placement #3

Odin, the famous extreemie , the little man who puts the IV in Eric Snowdeal IV, has been squaring off in the NICU with his latest gift, an Ugly Doll. Check out Eric III's rather incredible day-by-day report from his...
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August 20, 2004

Rocky Flying with The Squirrelly

Over at Defective Yeti, Matt has a typically wisdom-packed, comedic account of a cross-country flight with his son, aka The Squirrelly....
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August 18, 2004

Kodomo no Kuni: 1920's Japanese Children's Magazine

[via waxy] Kodomo no Kuni was a remarkable magazine for children which was emphasized art's ability to expand kids' imagination. It was published in Japan's Taisho era, a short-lived period marked by liberalism, westernization, and modernism that flourished starting...
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Am I A Sinner for Wanting a Remote Control Mobile?

I found this while I was searching (in vain, so far) for a cool/decent crib mobile with a remote control (the only shortcoming of the Pottery Barn Kids bunny-mobile we got as a gift, which the kid suddenly LOVES, but...
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July 29, 2004

Put Down That Digital Camera

Internet Collapses Under Sheer Weight of Baby Pictures [via The Onion]...
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July 27, 2004

Famous? And Who's Your Daddy?

Someone should map this out. Who's your daddy lists parents and relatives of people you didn't know had them. Did you know Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is the great-great-grand-nephew of Herman Melville? The nickname's been with him since birth. [thanks,...
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July 25, 2004

A service for traveling to LA with kids

Gotta hand it to Los Angeles, they have a highly evolved service economy. One hotel I used to stay in had overnight dry cleaning which, if you think about it, everyone should have, but they don't. (Thank the film industry...
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July 24, 2004

AU: A call for dads-only childbirth classes?

A recent survey funded by the Australian government found that men were put off, confused, and intimidated by most parenting and childbirth information because it was targeted so clearly at women. One suggestion that came out of the questioning: men-only...
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July 15, 2004

2: the magazine for couples

Those self-effacing Canadians have done it again, launching the most Google-proof magazine in history. 2 comes from Toronto, and it promises to "engage 25- to 34-year-old young urban couples by capturing their many interests in one distinctive editorial package. It...
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The LEAST Warped Photo in Vice Magazine

I almost didn't post this. If they ever read the skate/skank badboy Vice Magazine before the kid came, how many dads are still checking it out, right? Except in Brooklyn. I found Vice stacked on the shelf of a...
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July 2, 2004

Famous in Japan

The Trixie Update was featured in Taguchi Gen's url of the day site,, resulting in veritable busloads of Japanese traffic. That's useful information for our upcoming trip to Japan. If we get in a jam, I'll just say, "Do...
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July 1, 2004

Some new (to me) dadsites

Just found The Special Project, a funny and thoughtfully written weblog from Tim, a dad-to-be any day now. [via livingroom] DadTalk: news for serious parents. A "news source that looks at the world through dad-colored glasses." littler bear is by...
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June 30, 2004

Stroller Companies: 'You Are Celebrity Pram-Chasing Lemmings'

I can't top this, so I'll just link and quote a lot:Lists of the nation's top celebrities are being scoured by PR consultants for names of glamorous stars. They must be young, beautiful and - most importantly - have a...
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June 22, 2004

Ikea, therefore I am.

Happiness is not reaching your goal. Happiness is being on the way. It is our wonderful fate to be just at the beginning ... The word impossible has been and must remain deleted from our dictionary. -- From The Testament...
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June 21, 2004

A Great Father's Day Tribute from Dooce

Jon Armstrong (he of Blurbomat fame) gets an inspiring First Father's Day shoutout from the ladies....
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June 20, 2004

US Marines, New Dads, a support and community site for families and spouses of US Marines, posts announcements and photos of kids born after their fathers have deployed. Happy Father's Day, guys. Come home safe and soon....
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June 19, 2004

Since Daddy Types aren't easily grossed out: The M¸tter Museum

Since we're talking comfortably about sucking the snot out of our kids' noses &c... When I was in grad school, I lived a block down the street from the M¸tter Museum for a year before I realized it was there....
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June 16, 2004

Yet another baby site,

It seems the New York blogging elite have tasted the sweet milk of baby-related blogging, and are now forming a writhing scrum to get more. Witness the launch of Andrew Krucoff's BloggingUncle, which promises to "be a resource for...
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