The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone — at any point during their day, regardless of their activity — can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their undead lives. Thus, our costumes for 2011: Zombie Businessman (me) and Zombie Triathlete (him).
We briefly considered Zombie Pharmacist and Zombie Fly Fisherman but those seemed too conventional.
Alas, my 6th-grade daughter didn’t want to dress up, zombified or otherwise, this year.
I love organized public improv events. Love them. Also, I love ninjas and sword-fighting. So this video, courtesy of Improv Toronto, makes me very, very happy.
If I teach my kids anything, I hope to teach them to be the kind of people who, when faced with a mysterious ninja proffering a foam sword and an invitation to fight, will take the opportunity to fight that ninja. And, if upon attacking the ninja they find themselves overrun by a horde of ninjas, I hope they will find it within themselves to KEEP FIGHTING with their fake sword rather than run away.
I am convinced that those are the kinds of kids a good, strong father will raise.
Sure, today everyone’s talking about the death of Gaddafi/Qaddafi/Ghadafi or the end of the world (according to Harold Camping). But me? I want to point you toward this video of a 2,000 foot-long Hot Wheels track that goes on forever. Upstairs. Downstairs. Throughout the house. Outside. Around the block. Over a hot tub.
FYI: the video was produced to raise money for Hope For Gabe, a foundation raising awareness of and searching for a cure for a terminal disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which little Gabe Griffin suffers from. If you enjoyed the sweet Hot Wheels action, maybe drop a donation at Hope for Gabe?
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Nothing dramatic -- I'm not quitting fatherhood or anything. But I've had a really busy last few months, my posting frequency has suffered,
The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I've been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline.
In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely fascinating, and I can't begin to explain or comprehend
Robot Riding a Bicycle Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn't register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE.
What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy?
Start preparing your children now for the robot apocalypse.
[HT: The Kid Shou
Halloween The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone -- at any point during their day, regardless of their activity -- can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their undead lives. Thus, our costumes for 2011: Zombie Businessma
Jason Boyett lives in Texas with his wife (whom he’s known since preschool), one daughter, one son, and one Yorkie. Jason is a self-employed copywriter and the author of books about the end of the world, the afterlife, and religious doubt…among other things. He has not written any books about fatherhood. Read more about him at jasonboyett.com.
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