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Making sense of terrible tween logic

April 3, 2013


Son, you have the best parents ever. All the other parents are just mumbling under their breath, “I can’t wait until Billy has kids of his own, then he’ll understand. Then it’ll be payback time!” I, on the other hand, am giving you the tools you’ll need to make sense of your Terrible Tween and […]

Human anatomy, the dessert stomach and yaks. Trust me, it’ll make sense when you read it.

February 3, 2013


DINNER  n. –  the smallest amount of food that must be eaten in order to qualify for dessert. I’m sorry, son, but dinner is a necessary evil if you want dessert. It’s like suffering through Aunt Hattie’s lipstick-kiss before you can open the gift she brought you. Or bathing. Although both of those things only […]

One-liners from the Twittersphere: funny tweets I couldn’t let die

January 29, 2013


  Those of you that have been kicking around this place for awhile know that I also waste my time over on Twitter. Twitter started as a way to tell the world what you had for breakfast or what coffee shop you’re sitting in, and other really important stuff like that. Some people still use […]

How Disney made me a liar

January 18, 2013


The floor under the seats of the local movie theater where I grew up was really quite remarkable. Decades of non-diet soda coated the concrete with a thick layer of sweet syrup. It was like flypaper that caught only popcorn and blobs of gum.  I know this because I spent a lot of time under […]

Because I said so

January 8, 2013


Son, you used to use the word “why” constantly: “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do dogs lick their weewees?” “Why are you sleeping on the couch again?” You had an insatiable curiosity. Now, “Why?” is reserved for use only after I ask you to do something. For example: “Cheeky, please clean your room,” “Why?” […]

Should you let your child read your old diaries?

October 9, 2012


Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, where the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, but we’re pretty sure it’s because the Americans are using Imperial and everyone else is using metric. This week’s question came via Google. Like so many parenting questions, the answer really depends on your parenting […]