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Return of the Ocean-Bound Giant Lego Man

posted by Jason Boyett

Over the weekend, an unidentified 100-lb., 8 ft. tall Lego man washed up onto the beach at Siesta Key, Florida. He’s wearing a shirt that says “No real than you are.” A guy named Jeff Hindman discovered it, photographed it, […]

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Dads on Tumblr

posted by Jason Boyett

There’s a Tumblr blog about pretty much everything, and fathers aren’t excluded. A few of my favorites: My Dad is a Bro. (Nothing says parenting success like raising a kid you can shotgun Natty Light with.) ———— Dads on Vacation. […]

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David Liittschwager and One Cubic Foot

posted by Jason Boyett

What kinds of creatures can you find in one cubic foot of seawater? Or one cubic foot of rainforest? One cubic foot of the deciduous forest in Central Park? National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager and his team set up a […]

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High-Resolution Space Photos

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m a sucker for crisp, clear space photography — my kids and I spend an inordinate amount of time digging into Google Earth — so I was happy to stumble upon this old 2009 blog post with 35 high-resolution astronomy […]

They Used to Mail BABIES?!?

posted by Jason Boyett

This is crazy. At one point in the history of the U.S. Postal Service — after parcel post service was introduced in 1913 — it briefly became possible to send a child somewhere else in the United States by mail. […]

Back-to-School Shopping

posted by Jason Boyett

He went shopping yesterday with his cousin for some new school clothes. My mom sent this photo to update us on their progress. Apparently zip-from-the-front hoodies are now a thing. Also a thing? Guitar-playing skeletons. Both were distressed that they […]

Imperial Stormtrooper Knows Best

posted by Jason Boyett

This is wonderful: Kristina Alexanderson of Stockholm is photographing an action-figure-sized Star Wars Clone every day this year…and occasionally a young Clone gets to play, too. The photography is great and the results are surprisingly sweet. See many more photos […]

Story Contest: The Shark Photo Explained

posted by Jason Boyett

The story contest has ended. Thanks to all of you who participated. I struggled to come up with a winner for this one. The explanatory story by Tim S. was longish, but felt right. It was creative, fantastical, and offered […]

Where Children Sleep

posted by Jason Boyett

This is stunning. Photographer James Mollison has a photo-essay book called Where Children Sleep, built around a powerful but very, very simple concept. It introduces us to children around the world by showing us the diversity of their bedrooms — […]

Story Contest: Land Shark Edition

posted by Jason Boyett

Back at my old blog, I used to do the occasional story contest. I show a photo, set up a bunch of arbitrary and inflexible rules, and then invite readers to submit a story that goes along with the photo. […]

Monkey Photography

posted by Jason Boyett

File this under “things your kids will think is hilarious”: According to this article in the Daily Mail, the photographer David Slater was visiting a national park in Indonesia. He left his camera unattended. There was a group of crested […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

posted by Jason Boyett

If last week’s posting schedule seemed a little light, it was because I spent the week on vacation. My family holed up in a friend’s lake house at Beaver Lake, Arkansas, for 6 days of boating, skiing, tubing, swimming, kayaking, […]

Scrawny Muppet Legs! Avert Your Eyes!

posted by Jason Boyett

I am predisposed to be excited about the upcoming Muppet Movie, just because I loved those when I was a kid and I’m excited about what Jason Segel will do with the franchise. Along with Segel, Amy Adams and Rashida […]

Milestones

posted by Jason Boyett

Parents and their children share a few common milestones over the life of a family. There’s the first day of kindergarten, the first day of middle school, the first day of high school, graduation day, and then one more moment […]

How Not to Honor Your Children

posted by Jason Boyett

There are a lot of ways to show gratitude and respect for your children. Very few of them involve what you inscribe on your gravestone, because, as a rule, it’s probably better to appreciate your kids while you’re alive. They’d […]

This Post Has Photos of Show-Jumping Rabbits

posted by Jason Boyett

I tend to browse for things that I can fit into the category of “awesome,” because those are fun things to show my kids. But not every kid is interested in awesome. Some kids, depending on age and/or gender, are […]

Rare Photos of Famous Fathers

posted by Jason Boyett

The photography site Crack Two is a rich source of galleries, whether showcasing cool logo design or Depression-era color photos. Last week Kottke pointed to a 2010 gallery containing rare photos of famous people. A few of them are not […]

Baby Parkour!

posted by Jason Boyett

The headline sort of frightens you a little, but then you see the photo below. And it is awesome. [HT: Stellar | original photo: Anil Dash]

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Closing the Door on Dadequate
As of this post I'm shutting down my Dadequate blog. It's been less than half a year since my first post here, but it's time to move along to other projects. Nothing dramatic -- I'm not quitting fatherhood or anything. But I've had a really busy last few months, my posting frequency has suffered,

posted 5:20:44pm Dec. 01, 2011 | read full post »

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

posted 10:08:18am Nov. 10, 2011 | read full post »

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

posted 9:49:44am Nov. 03, 2011 | read full post »

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

posted 4:56:06pm Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

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