November 30, 2006

Wiggles Breakup Predicted: Not So Funny Now, Is It?

Welllll, actually, it is pretty funny. Check out Brian's 2003 report of the rock 'n roll world's stunned reaction to news that The Wiggles were breaking up. The reason: not illness, not Yoko, not drugs--though Jeff's 'lude problem was...
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DT Namewatch #20: European Edition

Send along the names that stick in your wicket wherever you are, whether it's Port Charles or Pakistan: names [at] daddytypes [dot] com Zarf, some soap opera, because Mork was taken Bex, Jewish performer [via gawker] Thijs, "pronounced thice. [Lauer]...
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Increase Your Milk Supply With Breastea: 'These Bags Are Big'!

They're not just for men anymore. And by 'they,' I mean spam ads promising to increase your performance and size using unscientifically tested herbal treatments. Check out what DT reader Robert spotted in the hippie alternative [sic] to Craigslist in...
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His First Word Was, "Smoke? Smoke?"

It's been known for a while that a baby's tastes for things are influenced by what the mother takes in while she's pregnant: salty, spicy, broccoli--and now cigarettes. According to a long-term study from the University of Queensland, Australia, kids...
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First Year Films Makes Home Movies Documentaries For You

The NYT has an article about professionally shot--or professionally edited, at least--documentaries of children, commissioned by parents. It's a fine story, I can understand the impulse. Even though we have thousands of photos from everyone within camera range of the...
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Le Corbusiesque Doll Toy Houses

There haven't been a lot of breakout modernist dollhouses since the Miesian Villa Sibi came out a couple of years ago from awesome wood toy maker Sirch. [Damn, that thing photographed well!] But now, just in time for the holidays,...
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Coochicoos' Completely Cuckoo With Giveaways In Demember

Just as soon as Sparkability's anniversary-celebrating giveaway ends [Nov. 30th is the last chance to win $100 or $1000 gift registryful of stuff!], another takes its place. Coochicoos, the ever-stylin' baby design blog, is giving away a thing a day...
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